The government has sought views from professionals to prepare an effective budget for the benefit of the masses.
Another phase of the series of discussions, being held to seek suggestions for the 2012 budget was held at the Temple Trees under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. University Professors, Doctors, Engineers, Accountants, and professionals from construction, Management, research and tax fields participated in the discussion. They pledged their full support towards a more effective budget by continuing the discussions in the next few days. Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, Deputy Minister Geethanjana Gunawardena, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunge and Secretary to the Finance Ministry Dr. P.B. Jayasundare were amongst those who participated in the occasion.