manusath-derana

Special unit to implement budget proposals

November, 14, 2017

The Ministry of Finance has set up a special unit to monitor the progress of implementing 2018 budget proposals, State Minister Eran Wickremeratne reveled.

Referring to the new taxes introduced under the budget, he said despite the crucial upcoming election, extraordinary measures have been made to raise government revenue to honor debt repayment and such measures will be limited to three years.

Yet, he said the government ensured that the Cost of Living is brought down by reducing the prices of essential goods and the budget has number of programs to enhance the income level of the middle class and less-privileged.