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* Government of Sri Lanka to shoulder an increase of 11,160 rupees per minute to fight the war against terrorism
Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 2:59 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan Government is reportedly shouldering an increased defense budget to continue the fight against terrorism.

According to sources, the government has spent 6,840 rupees per minute in the fight against the war during the last few months and expects an increase of 11,160 rupees to reach 18,000 rupees from next week.

Increased expenses were allocated by the Parliament recently as the government troops have stationed at outskirts of the Kilinochchi town following the capture of several nearby rebel controlled areas.

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