MP Alagiyawanna: It became more ok to breathe in Sri Lanka between 2018 and 2021
In 2018 we ranked 7th in Asia in terms of the countries that pollute the air the most. At present we have improved this to rank 12th [in Asia]. Globally, we ranked 17th [in 2018], and now we have improved this to rank 58th in the world.
Lankadeepa | November 29, 2022
Posted on: 15 December, 2022
State minister Siyambalapitiya fails on success of tax collection
We set a target to collect Rs. 915 billion in tax incomes through IRD in 2022. I’m delighted to say that we have been able to achieve 68.4% of this annual target at the end of September, which is in spite of the projected 8.2% contraction of GDP this year.
Daily Mirror | November 4, 2022
Posted on: 8 December, 2022
AKD fumbles the numbers on higher malnutrition in Nuwara Eliya
…if you take Sri Lanka as a whole, the prevalence of low birthweight is 12.2% but if you take the Nuwara Eliya hill country community, it is 20%. Generally, in Sri Lanka, 7.4% of children below the age of 5 years suffer from wasting but among the hill country communities, it is 8.2%. Generally, at a national level, the prevalence of stunting is 8.2%; among the hill country communities, it is 17.4%...
Parliament live telecast | November 8, 2022
Posted on: 1 December, 2022
Minister Pathirana: Numbers on malnutrition are under-nourished
Malnutrition, which stood at 27.4 percent in 2009, has dropped to 12.2 percent by 2021. This reflects a very clear development in our health sector.
Parliament Hansard | September 7, 2022
Posted on: 24 November, 2022
MP Wickramaratne on SOE losses: right on gross not on net
There are around 430 SOEs. Of these…218 are companies....52 of these are considered to be strategically important SOEs. The loss of strategically important SOEs in 2021 has been LKR 286 billion. By Q2 of 2022…their losses were LKR 966 billion.
Official Facebook Page of the SJB | October 12, 2022
Posted on: 11 November, 2022
President Wickremesinghe lands on his feet on government land ownership
The government being the owner of around 80 percent of land will take measures to facilitate access to land with suitable utilities for domestic and foreign investment.
Interim budget speech (2022) | August 30, 2022
Posted on: 27 October, 2022
MP Siyambalapitiya quite sober on alcohol and tobacco taxes
In 2021, 19% of the total tax revenue was received from tobacco and alcohol.
Daily News | September 21, 2022
Posted on: 20 October, 2022
MP Mahindananda misled by mislabelling in govt. reporting
In the year 2021, there are five hundred and seven thousand income files. Of this, 292,000 are individuals and 68,000 are companies
Parliament of Sri Lanka YouTube Channel | September 8, 2022
Posted on: 13 October, 2022
Minister Gunawardana taxes the facts on problem of revenue
The total tax revenue collected by the government last year  was LKR 1,298 billion. Of that, LKR 1,115 billion alone had to be used to pay the salaries and pensions of state sector employees. Therefore, only LKR 153 billion remained to be used for anything else.
Facebook Page of the Department of Government Information | August 23, 2022
Posted on: 6 October, 2022
CBSL governor good on reduced export of goods
By 2001, export earnings as a percentage of the gross national product stood at around 33%. It is now less than 15%.
Lankadeepa | September 13, 2022
Posted on: 30 September, 2022