Day three of the debate on the second reading of the 2022 Budget will commence this morning.
Parliament is scheduled to convene at 9.30am while the Budget debate will resume at 10am.
Parliamentarian JC Alawathuwala says proposals were not tabled through the 2022 Budget to uplift the tourism industry that has been battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Joining the debate in Parliament yesterday the MP said until its uplifted those in the industry must be supported.
However, MP Alawathuwala said this group has been completely disregarded through the 2022 Budget and questioned what measures were taken on their behalf during the past one and a half years.
He stated a majority in the industry lost employment, were not remunerated, were not granted leasing concessions with now engaged in daily wage work.
Meanwhile, State Minister Sisira Jayakody said the good governance government did not engage in any development projects during its five years in power.
The State Minister said the development growth rate that was brought to seven percent by then President Mahinda Rajapaksa was reduced to three percent by the former government.
State Minister Jayakody added the tourism industry was not affected by the coronavirus, but by the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks.
He questioned what the former government did at the time to uplift the industry.