Amunugama appointed acting finance minister to present 2010 budget

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 29 June 2010, 11:08 GMT]
In a dramatic move, the Sri Lankan Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Dr. Sarath Amunugama was sworn in as the acting Finance Minister by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday morning before the latter left for Ukraine on an official visit accompanied by External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris.

Dr. Amunugama will be presenting the Budget as the acting Finance Minister instead of earlier decision of allowing the seventy nine year old Sri Lankan Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne.

SL president Mahinda Rajapakse is also holding the portfolio of Finance Minister.


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