Sri Lanka’s defense ministry 2011 allocation increases

[TamilNet, Thursday, 14 October 2010, 08:20 GMT]
Sri Lanka’s Defense Ministry is to get 214 billion rupees for the year 2011, according to Appropriation Bill approved Wednesday by Sri Lanka Cabinet chaired by the Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This is an increase from the Rs. 201 billion allocated for the current year. According to the Bill the government had apportioned Rs. 75 billion for the Economic Development Ministry, Rs. 62 billion for the Health Ministry and Rs.31 billion for the Education Ministry.

The Bill will be presented in Parliament next week. The debate will be in November when the 2011 budget based on the Appropriation Bill is presented in parliament.

 

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