Finance Ministry calls for proposals for 2018 Budget

The Ministry of Finance has called for proposals from all stakeholders including the general public to be included in the Budget – 2018, to be presented in Parliament in November this year.The Ministry of Finance said that since the Government has a plan to introduce a successful budget targeting  building a strong economy, an enriched country and creation of one million jobs, the public have been invited to submit their proposals to enhance the opportunities in those fields to the Ministry of Finance, The Secretariat, Colombo 01, or  email: before the October 15, 2017. The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera will present the 2018 budget in Parliament on November 09, aiming at  building an enriched country with a strong economy for creation of one million employment opportunities. (Colombo Gazette) “Democracy, Reconciliations and Development are the three main pillars on which the Unity Government has been formed in order to fulfil the economic needs as well as the aspirations of the masses of the country. Therefore, the Professionals, scholars and those who are engaged in the Manufacture, Services and the Agriculture, the three main sectors of the economy are requested to contribute with their proposals for the budget – 2018,” the Finance Ministry said. The Government, since it came in to office, has achieved tremendous success in the fields of free education and health making them accessible to all whilst completing the construction of 200,000 houses for the homeless people. read more

Several including nightclub owner in custody following CANU bust

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana seeking int’l help in multi-million dollar drug bust caseMay 23, 2017In “Crime”$550M cocaine bust: Vieira released on his own recognisanceMay 23, 2017In “Crime”DRUG BUST: 1,276 lbs compressed marijuana found in containerJune 15, 2016In “latest news” A Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) led operation on Tuesday morning has resulted in several persons- one of whom has been identified as a nightclub owner- being taken into police custody for possession of narcotics.This is according to Police “A” Division Commander, Leslie James on Tuesday via a telephone interview with INews.At the time of the enquiry, James was unable to ascertain the exact number of persons who are presently being interrogated, as well as the amount of cannabis unearthed.However, another senior police officer has confirmed that approximately 19 kilos of marijuana were unearthed within the Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown area.Investigations are ongoing. read more