Minister of State Dilum Amunugama has stated that they will not be able to give gifts such as salary increments and other benefits from the budget this time.
He stated this while expressing his views to the media in Kandy yesterday (04) regarding the statement made by the Finance Minister when asked about the relief to be provided from the budget.
“As usual, when a budget is presented, gifts are expected. Wage increases, various privileges, things like that are expected. Such things cannot be done. The budget allocates large sums of money for development and rural livelihood projects.” Minister Dilum Amunugama explained.