Former President and Kurunegala district MP Mahinda Rajapaksa today (19) termed the Budget 2016 as a ‘historical budget’.
Speaking in Parliament, he said, "This is a historic budget with amendments taking place until the last moment. No one clearly knows what is in it and what is not. Only assumptions can be made. Such a thing has not happened since Independence. Such a state of confusion is not democracy, but incompetence."
However, he thanked Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for making some amendments to the Budget 2016,