The proposals presented by the new Parliamentarians will also be included in next year’s budget. President Rajapaksa has emphasized that the contribution of the new Parliamentarians is essential for the development process.
The President made this reference at a meeting held with new Members of Parliament. He said the government is focusing attention on strengthening health, education and the public service. The President said that the services rendered by the new Parliamentarians in this respect are significant. Minister Basil Rajapaksa, Deputy Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga were among those present.