Ceylon Chamber welcomes 2018 Budget, but says implementation is key
The proposed 2018 National Budget progresses the recent economic policy visions of the government. There is a distinct move in the 2018 Budget towards putting into action strategies outlined in Vision 2025 and the Prime Minister’s economic policy statement of October 2017.
This is particularly the case with initiatives such as boosting trade and investment, improving housing ownership and the development of SMES. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce welcomes the proposals to drive Sri Lanka to becoming a more environmental-friendly economy with an emphasis on improving access to finance for the development of enterprises, SMES and start-ups. 2018 Budget speech.
The above steps will help restore and renew public and investor confidence that the desired targets will be met as planned.
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera presenting the budget