Archive for November, 2007

Nation, go to hell! – My Cabinet will swell –President

November 22, 2007

Following the cross over of M.Ps to the Govt. side for portfolios and positions which also saved the Govt. from defeat at the recent Budget voting; President seems to be duty bound to repay for the gesture of the political turncoats.

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It is learnt that President himself, who is well noted for his political opportunistic policies is seizing this opportunity to increase further the largest Cabinet in the World – portfolios are being offered to these renegades of the interests of the people and the country!

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Budget 2008 serves to ease only President`s burdens!

November 22, 2007

It was revealed  in Parliament yesterday (20Nov) that the Govt. was planning to offer tax defaulters an  amnesty of Rs. 147 billion  next year, while clamping new taxes to the tune of Rs. 125 billion on the already struggling masses. This amnesty was almost equal to the Defence allocation of Rs. 166 billion in the 2008 budget.

Further, only Rs. 750 million has been allocated for the welfare of 75000 troops, while Rs. 5.7 billion has been passed for President Rajapakse alone as Commander in Chief of the Forces. !

The allocation for Auditor General’s Dept. which has been responsibly exposing Govt.sector, and Ministry rackets and frauds has been slashed by Rs. 306 million for the ensuing year.