Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that a long term development oriented budget to fulfill the aspirations of all people will be presented to parliament today at 2pm.
The theme of Budget 2017 is “A budget for rapid development with benefits to all”.
It is the 70th budget of Independence Sri Lanka and the third budget by the National Unity Government.
The Finance Ministry has received nearly 2500 public proposals to be considered for the budget.
Budget 2017 has focused on finding solutions to issues of several sectors in the economy including unemployment, cost of living, investment promotion, education, health and agricultural issues.
Meanwhile, budget speech will be broadcast live on Hiru TV.
Latest developments of the budget proposals would be aired by Gold FM on news highlights.
The budget highlights will also be available on our website, www.goldfmnews.lk and they will be sent out through our SMS network as well.