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Thursday, 09 November 2017 - 13:11
Update: Cabinet approves 2018 Budget
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Cabinet of Ministers has approved the 2018 Budget, a short while ago.

The Finance Minister will present at 3 pm in Parliament.

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Finance Minister ready to present 2018 Budget, special cabinet meeting fixed for this afternoon

The 3rd budget of the Unity Government will be presented to Parliament in another few hours.

Budget 2018 will be presented by Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

It is his maiden budget speech.

At the same time, a special Cabinet meeting will be held this afternoon under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

This is to obtain the Cabinet approval for the budget proposals before they are presented.

Our correspondents say people are eagerly awaiting to see what they have been offered by the budget.

The Chairman of the Ceylon Vehicle Importers' Association, Sampath Merenchige said customers will be relieved if any duty percentage on vehicle import is reduced.

He also said that his association had proposed the authorities to encourage the use of environmentally friendly vehicles.

Meanwhile, the debate on the second reading of the appropriation bill will be held from tomorrow to 16th of November.

The vote taking will be held at 5 pm on the same day.

Meanwhile, Hiru TV has made arrangements to live telecast the 2018 Budget speech to be delivered by Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera from 3 pm onwards.

The highlights of the Budget 2018 will be brought to you via GOLD SMS Alerts, our websites www.goldfmnews.lk and www.hirunews.lk.
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