Various individuals are expressing their views regarding the 2013 budget presented by the president as the minister of finance.
Some see the budget as a positive budget while others sees it as detrimental
Today the budget was the focus of discussion inside the parliament as well as outside.
Our news team inquired from former JVP MP Namal Karunarathna who is the chairman of the Lanka Farmers Union whether the concessions granted to the farmers through the budget is sufficient.
However, speaking at a press conference the chairman of the Government Service Trade Union Federation W. H. Piyadasa stated that when considering the economic situation of the country, the concessions granted by the budget is fair.
Meanwhile, speaking at a press conference convened by the Inter University Students Federation, its convenor Sanjeewa Bandara stated that the funds allocated for education in this budget has been slashed.
However, minister of education Bandula Gunawardena stated that the fund allocation for education is sufficient.
The minister made this statement while taking part in a function to distribute school uniforms in Colombo.
Speaking at a press conference today the Media spokesperson for the Frontline Socialist Party stated that this budget was designed for the rich.
However, speaking at a press conference convened by the trade unions associated with the government, Government Service Trade Union Federation chairman W. H. Piyadasa issued an answer to the opposition.