Health Budget reduced by Rs.67 bn for 2022 – UNP
The Budget allocation for health has been reduced by Rs.67 billion compared to last year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene said.
He added that the current government does not have the potential to take the country forward. He also added that higher fund allocations are done only among siblings and not to the essential areas of the country, such as health.
In addition, he said that the government at any minute will create a country without dhal for the people as agriculture without fertilizer and food imports without dollars have stalled.
He stated this at a meeting of party activists held in Wellawaya, Buttala and Moneragala electorates in the Moneragala District on November 19 and 20 under the United National Party Reorganization Programme.
He pointed out that when there is a shortage of food in the country, the country must have Dollars to import food from abroad, and it cannot be done in the absence of Dollars. The Deputy Leader also pointed out that there is a risk of losing even the dhal that people eat all the time.
Moreover, he added that the government has no proper plans to build the economy. “ The crucial issue right now is lack of Dollars. But this government has not proposed any plan to address the Dollar issue”, he said.
“Every time our governments followed one country, one law rule. But today, everyone can see that one country has sixty laws. During our times, we had one rule, and that is why we got stuck with regulations in our Ministries, and we were unable to treat our Party supporters. Under a future government, we will first look at our Party members,” he added.