Budget proposals for 2022 held under the patronage of Prime Minister (Video)
Posted on August 11th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News

A meeting to obtain the proposals of the backbenchers for the 2022 budget was held under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today (11).<

At this meeting organized by the Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa, suggestions were obtained from the backbenchers on the work to be done for the development of the country at the rural, divisional, and district levels.

It is stated that the backbenchers have been made aware of the measures to be taken to strengthen the national economy through these activities

Backbenchers representing various sectors including the development of local organic agriculture, increase of export production, the contribution of rural people to industries and services sector and upliftment of traditional industrialists, upliftment of tourism sector, extensive development of fisheries sector, upliftment of floriculture growers and animal farming sector, have presented their proposals.

The Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the President and as well as the Finance Minister at that time, had taken steps to seek the views of various sections of the country in preparing the budget proposals.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that since it has shown successful progress, the views of various sectors will be sought in preparing the budget this time.

The prevailing COVID situation has also been discussed during the session.

Meanwhile, reports are being published regarding a cabinet reshuffle.

Hiru News team inquired about this from several major parties representing the government.

They stated that such a discussion was taking place and that no final position or date had been announced yet.

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