Cabinet approves move to amend Appropriation Bill

Tuesday, 7 June 2022 10:28 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Given the worst economic crisis, the multi-party and non-partisan Government has decided to introduce an amended to the Appropriation Bill 2022 in Parliament, replacing the previous one approved last year.

“The Government can no longer implement the previous Budget approved for the year following the economic crisis. Hence, an amended Appropriation Bill wil be presented to the Parliament,” Cabinet Co-Spokesman and Minister Bandula Gunawardena told journalists at the post-Cabinet meeting briefing short while ago.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently said a relief Budget will be announced with expenditure cuts except on education and health.