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20 Nov 2015
Vehicle prices up from Monday
Liquor prices up with Budget
BUDGET 2016 LIVE BLOG
18:24 - Budget 2016 reading concluded
18:18 - Sri Lanka to be made asbestos free by 2018. Roofing tile companies to be granted a 50% tax incentive for three years to encourage production of enviornmentally friendly material
18:17- Special facilities to be granted to VVI
20 Nov 2015
The Budget 2016 presented before the parliament by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.
14:03 - Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake starts reading Budget 2016
14:04 - This budget will mark a milestone in the history of Sri Lanka
29 Jan 2015
The Interim Budget 2015 presented before the parliament by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.
15:40 - Interim Budget 2015 reading concluded
15:39 - Prohibition imposed on Ministies and state institutions from publishing promotional newspapaper advertisements
15:32 - Special committee to be set up ro resolve issues caused by irregular finance bodies within six months
15:32 - Public transportation costs to reduce by
21 Nov 2014
In what appeared to be a major political strategy, the United National Party (UNP) today decided to support SLFP General Secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena as the common candidate for the upcoming presidential election.
15.10: Ministers Maithripala Sirisena and Rajitha Senaratne just arrived at the New Town Hall.
15.14: Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Duminda Dissanayake also arrived
24 Oct 2014
President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Minister of Finance and Planning is due to present the Budget 2015 shortly before the Parliament.
16:32 First reading of the Budget 2015 concluded.
16:26 Proposal made to increase the minimum salary of a private sector employee to be Rs. 10,000 by 2015 / Rs. 500 allowance to be added each month and the EPF payment from the employer to be increased upto 14%
16: 21 Spe
14 Oct 2014
Defence spending still takes the lion share (LKR 230 billion or US$ 2.1 billion). The president expects growth to reach 8 per cent next year, with per capita incomes of US$ 4,000 by 2016. Economic opening to outside forces follows years of a self-centred path. Opposition parties, public sector workers and Catholics are critical. The 2012 budget does not focus on people-oriented development.
23 Sep 2014
1. 10 PM
1.1 Honourable Speaker, I am pleased to present the 9th Budget of the United People’s Freedom Alliance Government having made use of the previous 8 Budgets to bring about national security, peace and economic progress to our nation. Our nation is proud today that our Government has converted the once mined lands of the North and East into lands that harvest the divide
19 Sep 2014
21 Nov 2013
1.1 Honourable Speaker, I am pleased to present the 9th Budget of the United People’s Freedom Alliance Government having m
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