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Sunday, 20 November 2011





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Government Gazette

Making Sri Lanka the ‘Wonder of Asia’ by 2016 :

Budget 2012 ‘Development–oriented’

Views of public and all stakeholders incorporated :

President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as Finance and Planning Minister will present Budget 2012 in Parliament tomorrow. The budget would be development-oriented with the aim of making Sri Lanka the “Wonder of Asia” by 2016, according to Government sources. This will be the 65th Budget to be presented since Independece. Budget 2012 will be the third Budget of the seventh Parliament. The Budget Estimates for 2012 will maintain the budget deficit at 6.2 percent of the GDP to ensure economic growth at 8 percent and the rate of annual inflation at 6 to 7 percent, Government sources told the Sunday Observer yesterday.

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Thousand Mihimeth Daruvo celebrate with President

The first birthday of one’s baby is certainly something to celebrate. Parents might want to throw a party and buy him or her special present to show their immense love and happiness. It was around 10 am on November 18. Clad in their best party dresses of pink and blue, birthday boys and girls who were to celebrate their first year were waiting at the ‘Raja Gedara’ last Friday to welcome the VVIP. Not being aware where they were and whom they were to meet, tiny tots, some screaming at the top of their voices, while some were sleeping in the warmth of their mothers arms. The 1,000 infants were not just ordinary tiny tots, but are ‘Mihimeth Daruvo’, special name given to children who were born on this special day.

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