MP John Seneviratne thrice muddled on debt increase claim.
At the time when Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over the government, we had only 72% of foreign loans. However, soon after the Yahapalana government, when we came into power that percentage has been increased up to 96%. Therefore, we must say, it was during their 5-year tenure [Yahapalana government] have taken an enormous amount of loans.
Parliament Hansard | November 15, 2021
Posted on: 16 December, 2021
Minister Basil Rajapaksa lays it straight on egg and poultry self-sufficiency
Sri Lanka…[is] already [close to being] self-sufficient in eggs and poultry.
2022 Budget Speech | November 12, 2021
Posted on: 8 December, 2021
AKD mis-categorises expenditure in assessing Rajapaksa budget
There are 4 Rajapaksas who represent the cabinet. There is also a state minister as well. How much of funds have been allocated to that family—to the ministries they represent? The total expenditure is 5,200 billion or 5.2 trillion. However, when 5,200 million (sic) is being spent, 3,470 million (sic) is being spent within one group—within one family. That is 64% of total government expenditure.
Newfirst.lk | November 20, 2021
Posted on: 1 December, 2021
Minister Aluthgamage discredits himself on credit cards and tax files
There are nearly 1,000 tax files in our country. There are over 10 million credit cards in our country. Each credit card holder does transactions of nearly Rs. 1 million to 1.5 million.
Sunday Observer | September 12, 2021
Posted on: 24 November, 2021
MP Abeysinghe well organised on organic agriculture statistics
There are only 16 countries in the world that have at least moved towards 10% organic agriculture. No Asian countries are among those 16.
Official Facebook page of Samagi Jana Balawegaya | October 26, 2021
Posted on: 17 November, 2021
Finance minister hugely exaggerates revenue reduction in 2021
Especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rs. 1500-1600 billion has reduced from the revenue that we should have generated during this year alone. That is even higher than the amount we estimated to be the revenue we would generate for sure.
Parliament Hansard | September 7, 2021
Posted on: 10 November, 2021
Minister of Energy Gammanpila mostly correct on fuel import expenditure
Out of the total import expenditure, fuel is the foremost import item upon which more than 20% is spent.
Dinamina | October 1, 2021
Posted on: 4 November, 2021
MP Dissanayake tenders valid objection on gas pipelines contract
…Basil Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, presented a cabinet paper and handed over these constructions [to convert the Yugadhanawi Power Plant into an LNG plant] to a US company [New Fortress Energy] that was not involved in the tender process in anyway.
JVP Official Facebook Page | September 19, 2021
Posted on: 28 October, 2021
MP Bandara correct on tax amnesty being not an amnesty for money laundering
…noteworthy is the fact that [the Finance Act No. 18 of 2021] will not invalidate the Prevention of Money Laundering Act or any other finance law in the country.
Divaina | September 10, 2021
Posted on: 21 October, 2021
Former State Minister Cabraal misrepresents Covid-19 expenditure
The Government has spent more than Rs. 700 billion on controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and providing relief to people and that it is exactly half of the overall income of this country last year which was Rs. 1,380 billion…Rs. 50 billion had been spent on low-income earning families receiving Samurdhi allowances, Rs. 90 billion on providing medicines free of charge, Rs. 40 billion on behalf of disabled war heroes, Rs. 250 billion for pensions, Rs. 35 billion for fertiliser subsidies as well as Rs. 70 billion on various types of relief for state institutions running at a loss.
Daily News | August 30, 2021
Posted on: 13 October, 2021