The Government has decided to introduce an Amendment Bill in Parliament to replace Appropriation Act No. 30 of 2021, since the ministry structure that existed at the time of preparing the Appropriation Act for 2022 has now changed significantly.
Accordingly the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Prime Minister, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies, to advise the legal draftsman to prepare a Bill to amend the Appropriation Act No. 30 of 2021.
Due to the difficult economic situation in the country, from the middle of the first quarter of 2022, the Government had to incur expenditure on other essential functions in addition to those which had been allocated by the Appropriation Act.