SL Fiscal Performance from January to April (2020 vs 2021)
Latest figures from the Ministry of Finance show Government revenue and grants have increased marginally by 1 per cent during January to April 2021 compared to the same period last year.
Total Government expenditure has increased by 8 per cent from Rs 931 billion to Rs 1,003 billion – largely driven by recurrent expenditure. As a result, the budget deficit has increased by 15 per cent from Rs 452 billion in the first four months of 2020 to Rs 521 billion in the first four months of 2021. (publicfinance.lk)