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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.