Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa says an agricultural revolution will be launched after the inclement weather subsides.
Making the closing statement of the second reading of the Committee Stag Debate today in Parliament the Finance Minister said priority is expected to be given to ensuring a surplus of vegetables, fruits, eggs, chicken, fish and dried fish in the market, over the next two weeks.
Minister Rajapaksa said he explained the challenges the government faces, adding the opposition presented the same challenges.
The Finance Minister noted said several policies were also proposed through the Budget, in addition to the income and expenditure proposals.
Minister Rajapaksa added the policies were proposed as they must be further discussed and implemented.
He noted therefore the government headed by the President and Prime Minister will consider all proposals tabled during the debate, and reach a final decision.
On a separate note the Finance Minister said he will not hesitate to confiscate assets of persons who misappropriate state funds.
He called for the support of the opposition in this regard.
The Minister noted if the proposals presented in Parliament are proved legally, assets will be confiscated in the same manner the funds of the controversial Treasury bond transactions were confiscated.
The Finance Minister urged all factions to vote in favour and unite to uplift the country.