Mar 07, 2019

GMOA in Budget discussion with Mahinda

Members of the GMOA had met with Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa at the parliament complex yesterday to discuss about the Budget proposals.

During the meeting, the President of the JMOA Anuruddha Padeniya had notified the Opposition Leader and his team about the imported milk powder, flour and fruits. They also discussed with the Opposition Leader the salary anomalies of the medical officers and the issues pertaining to the medical profession. They had also appealed to the opposition Leader to focus on a national trade policy which is suited to the country which they charged that the current government had failed to address.

They had highlighted during the meeting that if focus was placed on substituting rice flour for bakery products instead of the imported wheat flour, it would be a more healthy alternative to consuming wheat flour and it would also help the farmers sell their paddy.

The Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa had assured the GMOA representatives that he would discuss the matter with the rest of his party members and look into suitable measures with regard to the issued highlighted by the GMOA at this meeting.

The meeting was attended by MP Nimal Siripala de Silva, Dallas Alahapperuma, Bandula Gunawardena, Keheliya Rambukwella, Dr. Ramesh Pathirana and Dr. Sudharshini Fernandopulle.