Suwaseriya hit by massive budget cut

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It has come to light that what prompted the 1990 Suwaseriya ambulance service to face problems lately was a huge reduction of its funding to Rs 30 million.

Originally, Rs 80 million was allocated for the ambulance service. Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Dr. Harsha de Silva recently revealed in Parliament that the future of Suwaseriya is uncertain due to the drastic reduction of funds. When contacted on the matter, Health Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana said that he had already discussed the issue with Finance Minister Ali Sabry. He added that Minister Sabry had consented to release sufficient funds towards the Suwaseriya’s operations.

By Vineetha M. Gamage