Attractive relief package in Tuesday’s Budget By Damith Wickremasekara View(s): View(s):Economic woes notwithstanding, the United National Front (UNF) Government will offer an attractive relief package in the 2019 Budget – the last before the Presidential election. The Budget for 2019 will be presented to Parliament by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Tuesday. The state minister said public sector employees would also be entitled to an allowance, with the implementation of the recommendations made by the Salaries Commission appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena. Mr. Wickremaratne said that, to ensure that more women remaine in the work force, restrictions on women working on night shifts would be relaxed, while providing more opportunities for women to rejoin the work force. Setting up cool-storage facilities would be encouraged to preserve the harvest of agricultural products, the state minister said..
Source: Sunday Times March 02, 2019 19:20 UTC