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Less for defence, more for health, education & social security – Siyambalapitiya vows

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COLOMBO (News 1st) – The upcoming appropriation bill, which is due to be presented on Monday (14), will focus on more aid for the people, said the State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya.

Speaking at a press briefing on Sunday (13), the State Minister said that defense expenditure will be decreased at this time while more will be allocated for social security.Accordingly, the State Minister said that Defense expenditure has been decreased to Rs.

410 billion, while social security has been allocated Rs. 572, education has been allocated Rs. 504 while the health sector has been allocated Rs.

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