I had the patience to listen to the speeches of Members of the Opposition representing UNP, JVP and TNA. I regret very much the pathetic position that they are placed in. They all approached the Budget with venom, rancor, malice and jealous. Through their speeches, they only exposed bankruptcy of their economic strategies. The UNP is ideologically impotent, JVP blind and TNA deaf.
Most of the speakers touched upon everything on earth except the Budget.
The Budget for 2011 has to be viewed and judged from the standpoint of economic strategy and economic policies, our past performance and achievements, our vision and objectives and the neutral proposals before the House.