Passing of Budget 2008: a victory of the masses
President thanks all for support:
President Mahinda Rajapaksa while hailing the Government’s victory at
the budget vote as a victory of the masses, pointed out that this would
propagate the Government’s efforts in achieving peace and prosperity
while eliminating terrorism.
The President in a message pointed out that devious machinations of a
few who had become pawns of terrorists had been defeated with an
overwhelming majority approving the Government’s efforts for sustainable
peace and development.
The 2008 budget proposals were formulated with the intention of
carrying forward the Government’s 10-year development plan according to
Mahinda Chinthana with the main intention of strengthening the local
Thus the consent to carry forward the agenda through the annual
budget getting passed in the legislature was a victory of all the
progressive forces striving towards a united and developed country,
where all communities can live in peace and harmony, the President
President Rajapaksa while thanking SLFP members, other stakeholders
of the Government along with the clergy and other progressive forces for
their support, pointed out that it was time for all to unite
irrespective of differences.