Friday, September 25, 2009

Rs. 142 mn for 2009 war expenditure

The Government had allocated Rs. 142,141 million for war expenses in the year 2009, Chief Government Whip Urban Development and Sacred Area Development Minister Dinesh Gunawardene informed Parliament yesterday.

A document tabled by Minister Gunawardene in response to a question raised by JVP MP Premasiri Manage said that there was no separate classification as war expenditure of government and the recently concluded operations were humanitarian operations.

Asked to inform the House the main sources from which the the money is expected to be obtained, the Minister said it would be from domestic funds.

The amount of expected revenue through the Nation Building Tax for Defence affairs for this year was Rs. 32,000 million, the document said.

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