Supplementary Account or Budget :
Cabinet to decide
Deputy Finance Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya stated that the
Cabinet would decide on Tuesday as to what will be presented before
Parliament, a budget for 2010 or a Supplementary Account for the first
few months in view of elections to be held after April next year.
The Deputy Minister stated that there were a considerable number of
suggestions from the members of the Government for a delay in the budget
since a new budget had to be presented immediately after a general
So that it was fruitful to make allocations through a supplementary
Account since it was not practical to present a budget for 2010 if a
general election is scheduled to be held after April 2010.
Minister Siyambalapitiya further said that money was allocated for
few months in 2001 through a Supplementary Account instead of a budget.