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The Budget of 2018 will be presented to Parliament on November 9, Minister Of Finance Mangala Samaraweera informed Parliament yesterday (7).

The minister said he will have a discussion with the government parliamentary group today (8) and extended an open invitation to joint opposition MPs to join the discussion.

"MPs from the joint opposition are also welcome to join in the decision making process. " Let's all discuss and plan the budget," he told the joint opposition. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 12

  • cheers Friday, 08 September 2017 08:57 AM

    He he he is inviting the joint opposition to discuss the budget that shows this man is not qualified for the job and has taken the job by default what a shame. Joint opposition with rue your credibility and will make mockery out of you

    Dennis Reeves Friday, 08 September 2017 09:04 AM

    Hon. Finance Minister, this time you should give more relief for the poor and medium class people - means bring down the Cost of living.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 08 September 2017 09:05 AM

    Sir, we expect the best Budget ever tabled by any finance minister's in the past. Good luck....

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 08 September 2017 09:08 AM

    We need a big relief on essential food stuffs Sir.

    L.P. Mendis Friday, 08 September 2017 09:09 AM

    Victory for UNP in the forth-coming elections depends on this Budget Sir.... you have to do a lot.

    T.M. Leelaratne Friday, 08 September 2017 09:12 AM

    Mr. Finance Minister, Tele - Tax/Levy is very high, please reconsider about this and remove the tax as now everyone using their mobiles. When we get the SLT bill, we are shocked, too much tax.

    P. Seneveratne Friday, 08 September 2017 09:15 AM

    Give relief to the Farmers and improve our production, till they reap their harvest import quality products with low cost. do something Hon. Minister.

    Chanaka Nanayakara Friday, 08 September 2017 11:02 AM

    Hon. Minister, please remove the Vat/duty completely for Motor cars 800 cc - 1000 cc. Like in other countries we SriLankans also like to have a car - house to house.

    S.T,M. Jabeer (Attrorney-at-Law) Friday, 08 September 2017 11:05 AM

    With your maiden budget supportive to every citizen of SriLanka Mr. Minister, and you must shed mud to Mahinda's face and destroy him forever.

    Likon Viswanathan Friday, 08 September 2017 11:08 AM

    Sir, according to my knowledge you are capable handling any portfolios very efficiently, prove yourself with the new position and produce the best ever Budget, we always support you.

    mark raz Friday, 08 September 2017 04:22 PM

    develop the system for reach the budget relief to low level people,

    mark raz Friday, 08 September 2017 04:24 PM

    most awaited budget in my life, having cash on my hand to buy a car, all its depend on budget, my mother's wish!

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