State Finance Minister disappointed with turn of events


Chaminda Silva

State Finance Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said that he was disappointed at the conduct of some of the ministers in the government.

Addressing a public meeting at Kamburupitiya on Saturday,the Minister said that the aspirations of the people had not been fulfilled. "People are misled with lies. Voters have been misled by the politicians telling lies to solicit their votes and come to power. In the meantime, there are some others who jump here and there. I am disappointed at the present government because of the conduct of some ministers," he said.

The Minister said: "State revenue has drastically decreased. In 1994 the state income was 20 percent of the GDP. In 2015, it came down to 13 percent of the GDP. The politicians of the incumbent government keep on blaming the previous governments for the decline of state income while doing nothing to increase it."

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