Only a day’s govt. revenue needed for LG polls: AKD
Posted on January 13th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Refuting claims made by the government that the Local Government elections could not be held due to the shortage of funds, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said it was totally unacceptable as only a day’s government revenue was required for the election.

He told a news conference that Local Government elections costs only Rs. 10 billion and that the government’s estimated revenue for this year is Rs. 3.4 trillion which means over Rs. 8 billion per day.

“Government’s estimated revenue for January 2023 is Rs. 650 billion. If the government cannot allocate Rs. 10 billion for the election, it has no right to remain in power in any means,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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