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The Finance Ministry calls upon all concerned citizen to send in their strategic proposals to be included in the new government’s budget proposals to be presented for the year 2016.
The public sector institutions such as ministries, departments, public enterprises and semi-government institutions and the trade chambers and professionals are invited to forward their proposals aimed at increasing productivity and economic development in varied fields aimed at providing dividends to the masses for creating good governance in the country.

The Ministry officials added that the proposals are invited from the general public and the pressure groups with regard to multi-faceted benefits derived from the social welfare schemes, management of public sector income and expenditure and the infrastructure development. The ministry also expects proposals for policy improvements in the area of Trade and Investment, SME sector and the deployment of the Labor Force from the relevant public and private sector organizations to be included in the next year’s budget proposals.

If the proposals submitted are directed towards increasing the efficiency and productivity further discussions will be held with the proponents before arriving at a final decision. The Finance Ministry requests all interested parties concerned to submit their proposals directly to Director General, Department of Trade and Investment Policy, Ministry of Finance, Colombo 01 by post or fax to 011 2484962 or to the email ; budget2016@mo.treasury.gov.lk within this week itself.