Request has been made to the Central Government to grant Rs. 10,310 Million for undertaking development in the North next year.
The Minister of Finance of the Colombo Government will submit his budget for 2018 on the 9th November 2017. Prior to that, each Provincial Council should submit their requirements to him. Accordingly the NPC has placed a request for 10,310 Million for 2018. Last year it placed a request for 10,200 Million. This year has called for additional 110 million.
1,493 Million for the CM’s Ministry, 1,783 Million for Agricultural Ministry, 3,364 Million for Ministry of Education, 2,149 Million for Ministry of Health and 520 Million for Fisheries and Transport has been requested.
It is notable that when the NPC requested 32,300 Million in 2016 the Central government granted only 22, 094,851 Million.