President Maithripala Sirisena | (File photo)

The special attention of President Maithripala Sirisena has been drawn to certain issues arisen from the budget proposals and the suggestions and grievances made by the public and the trade unions, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said in a statement. 

The statement added that President Sirisena has invited the relevant stakeholders for a discussion regarding the doubtful areas of the Budget 2016.

The President is currently on an official visit to the Vatican. As such, he will hold a special discussion with all stakeholders on December 16 once he returns to the island. This discussion will be aimed at finding ‘practical and justifiable solutions to the problem,’ the PMD further stressed.