The Government has stressed that the next budget will have a vision to increase the income in a number of sectors. Its aim is to make Sri Lanka the Wonder of Asia.
Deputy Minister Laskshman Yapa Abeywardena said that all required facilities to achieve this target will be provided by the budget. It is the first budget to be presented after the election. The Government expects to strengthen the production sector to improve the economy in the next six years. The Minister pointed out that the measures will be taken to increase the avenue of revenue in the business, plantation and the industrial sectors.
Although prices have increased in the World Bank, heavy taxes will not be imposed on the people. He said it will protect the common masses. The basic expectation of the budget is to strengthen the economy by developing the production sector during the next six years sans exerting undue pressure on the people.