Dr. Omalpe Sobitha Thera commends budget

Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobitha Thera yesterday commended Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera for his proposal to set up an International Buddhist Library in the Colombo city under the auspices of Public Library through the 2018 budget.

The Thera said that setting up an international library in Colombo will help the spiritual uplift of the people.

Ven. Sobitha Thera added that the maiden budget presented by Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera consists of many feasible proposals.

The Thera added that the 2018 budget which was presented under the theme of “Blue Green Budget the launch of enterprise Sri Lanka” has many proposals that help will help build the economy reducing environmental risks and ecological imbalances. He added that there are proposals in the budget which face fierce criticism from the public.

“There are certain inaccurate statistics with regard to alcohol usage in Sri Lanka,” the Thera said

The Thera asked the Minister as to whether he consulted the President, Prime Minister and Health Minister or Presidential Task Force on prevention of drugs before beer prices in the open market are reduced in the open market. 

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