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Cultivation revolution to be launched – Minister Basil Rajapaksa

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Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa, in his reply speech at the Budget 2022 debate said that a cultivation revolution will be launched in the country with the end of the rainy season.

Rajapaksa said the aim was to increase the availability of essential commodities such as vegetables, fruits and chicken in the market.

“I outlined the challenges we face and the Opposition too brought up the same issues. The proposals that were expressed both by the Government and Opposition will be discussed with the President and Prime Minister and due action will be taken.”

He also noted that the proposals regarding salary anomalies in the health sector had been taken into consideration and certain amendments were included in the budget.

The Minister emphasized that he would not hesitate to confiscate the assets of those who have misappropriated government funds. “Just as we have confiscated the Bond Scam funds, if there are any other scams we will not hesitate to confiscate those assets too. I request the Opposition to reveal any such scam and I assure you action will be taken.”

He requested the support of the Opposition in this regard as well.

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