Funding To Come In The Budget-P. B. Jayasundera
- Implementation Of LLRC Recommendations
By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema
The government is to allocate monies required for the implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) in the 2013 Budget.
Treasury Secretary Dr P. B. Jayasundera said that allocations for the implementation of the LLRC recommendations would be made from next year onwards.
He however did not elaborate on the quantity of the allocations that would be made to the ministries for the purpose.
He said the government is currently working on preparing the 2013 budget.
The Finance Ministry has called on the ministries to submit their requirements and proposals for 2013 to be accommodated in the budget.
Head of the Presidential Task Force on the implementation of the LLRC recommendations, Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga said while releasing the LLRC Action Plan, that funding was required for most ministries to carry out the implementation work.
He explained that while some ministries had already commenced implementing certain short-term recommendations in the LLRC report, a large portion of the recommendations could not be implemented due to lack of funds.
“Most ministries would be able to implement most of the LLRC recommendations after budgetary allocations are made in the 2013 budget,” Weeratunga said.