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Appropriation Bill to be discussed at next Cabinet meeting

The Appropriation Bill will be discussed at the next Cabinet meeting, UPFA MP Shehan Semasinghe yesterday said.

He also said that people should not fear of any economic instability as all necessary steps will be taken by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Finance Minister to manage the country’s economy.

Semasinghe also said that the government will take measures to relax the heavy taxes imposed upon people in the near future. He further said that Samurdhi Officers will soon be absorbed into permanent cardre by the government as well. Semasinghe also observed that following the next General Election, the UPFA will form a strong, stable government led by Mahinda Rajapaksa.

“Even though there is a tense situation and instability in Parliament, that does not mean the government is

unstable. The government administration is running smooth and the government is very much stable,” Semasinghe added.

MP Semasinghe made these observations at a press brief held at the Prime Minister’s Officer in Colombo yesterday morning.

In answer to a question by the media, Semasinghe said that there is no problem concerning the payment of Rs.170,000 million in debts due next year.

“The public should not have any unnecessary fears about the current situation. Prior to 2015, there were numerous global phenomenons such as the food crisis and global economic downturn which had an impact on our economy, but we were able to manage the situation. Ranil Wickremesinghe has taken debts worth Rs.5,000 billion too during the last three years. Even though there is instability in Parliament, the government operations are running smooth.” Semasinghe pointed out.


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