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Steps will be taken to
upgraded Ocean University (Sagara Vishwa vidyalaya) as a University.
Take measures to ensure that
students received high quality education in ICT.
Propose to increasing and
modernizing hostel facilities in universities, steps will be taken to
accommodate second and third year students in Hostels or houses close to
Lecturers’ salaries to be
increased by 5% Educational allowance.
Moratuwa University &
Japura Campuses to be modernized.
Will take steps to build
University Townships Projects.
Sri Lanka President Mahinda
Rajapaksa is scheduled to present budget proposals for 2014 today in Parliament
at 1.00 p.m.
We, Lanka University News hope this year budget will be more development focused and specially attention will be paid for Education & Higher Education sectors.
second reading of the budget would commence on the 22nd. The debate will
continue till the 29th and the vote will be taken on the same day at 6.30 p.m.
committee stage of the budget proposals would commence on 2nd December and
conclude on the 20th. At 6.30 p.m. on the same day vote would be taken for the
third reading of the budget.
The Appropriation Bill on total government expenditure
estimated at Rs 1,542 billion for next year was presented to Parliament on
the 22nd October.
biggest allocation has been made to the Ministry of Defence and Urban
Development at Rs 253 billion. This year's defence budget is Rs 289 billion.
President's expenditure for the next year has been estimated at Rs 85 billion.
This year it is Rs 74 billion.
key spending amounts set for ministries for the next year, include Ports and
Highways Rs 144 billion up from Rs 131.4 billion this year, Health Rs 117.6
billion from Rs 93.5 billion this year, Mass Media and Information Rs 26.8
billion from 27.1 billion this year, Education Rs 38.8 billion from 37.9 this
year, Higher Education Rs 29.5 billion from this year 27.9 billion.
of Public Relations had been allocated Rs 2.4 billion while Economic
Development Ministry has been allocated Rs 106 billion for the next year.
of Law and Order has been allotted Rs 52.3 billion for next year.
Appropriation Bill has set a borrowing limit of Rs. 1,100 billion for 2014,
down 15 percent, from the Rs.1,295 billion set in the Appropriation Bills for
300 million has been allocated to the Prime Minister for next year.
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