Budget fails to reveal how to generate revenue: JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today the Budget 2021 presented by the government has failed to reveal the ways the government would adopt to generate revenue.

Speaking at a news briefing, JVP member Sunil Handunnetti said the government’s helplessness in the wake of an economic crisis was evident from the budget.

“No solution was proposed to the debt crisis or how to earn income. Either the government is not aware of these issues or hiding the issues from the public,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said the government has encouraged those in possession of ill-gotten money to invest in the budget proposals for a 1 per cent tax.