Govt will win budget vote with clear majority - Media Minister
The Government will win the budget vote with a clear majority the
Minister of Media and Media Spokesman for National Development Laksman
Yapa Abeywardena said yesterday at the press briefing held at the
Even, though UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake has said the
Opposition could win the budget vote, the Government is capable enough
to win the vote with a bigger majority than last year, the Minister
President Mahinda Rajapaksa would express the intension of the
Government stand on the current situation in the country when he meets
the Indian Prime Minister. The only intension of the Government is to
liberate the Tamil people from the clutches of the LTTE. The Government
has to defeat the LTTE to achieve the particular goal "Though a
political solution is the answer for this situation, the Government has
to defeat the LTTE terrorism militarily. Otherwise a political solution
will not be worked out", the Minister added.
Further he stressed that the President has clearly pointed out that
there will not be any settlement with the LTTE until they law down arms.
The National Water Supply and Drainage Board under the Minister of
Water Supply and Drainage has allocated Rs. 28,380,50 million for
several projects next year. Under these project thousands of people in
many parts of the country will be provided with drinking water which
they have been lacking for long time. Many water purifying centres are
scheduled to be constructed and modernised in due course.
The Water Supply and Drainage Board has so far invested Rs. 19,625
million out of 28,198 million in various projects which have especially
been targeted to uplift the water facility for rural and urban areas
including Greater Colombo.
In addition sewerage system is also scheduled to be upgraded and
modernised. The Government has allocated millions of money for this