The Appropriation Bill for the year 2019 was presented in parliament today (05) by Chief Government Whip Gayantha Karunathilaka.
Accordingly, government expenditure set out in the Appropriation Bill showed that the total state expenditure for 2019 amounted to LKR 4450 billion of which LKR 2,232 billion has been allocated for debt servicing.
The Ministry of Defence will receive the highest allocation of LKR 392 billion followed by the Ministry of Internal, Home Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government with an allocation of LKR 291 billion.
Allocation of breakdown is found below.
Allocation of funding for respective ministries and departments coming under the purview of those ministries are as follows.