The Opposition will come up with additional proposals for Budget 2024 in accordance with the appeal made by President Ranil Wickremesinghe to forward better proposals than the 2024 Budget proposals, SJB MP Eran Wickramaratne told Parliament yesterday.
The MP said that he would request the Government to implement the proposals presented by the Opposition for the budget if possible and if these proposals can be implemented properly, the country’s economy can be built.
“The private sector did not get anything from this year’s Budget. The procurement process should be done properly.If the law can be implemented, the economy can grow. Court decisions have been given to those who took bribes but most persons proven guilty for these cases are still in Parliament.
“There should be a Budget Office.We support such things with both hands raised. These offices should function independently. I also propose to creating an independent prosecutor’s office separate from the Attorney General’s Department. Sri Lanka is among the top 10 countries with the highest number of soldiers per hundred citizens.We suggest giving them good educational training to create a new future,” he said.