New listings will be taxed at half the rate for three years.
Listed debenture interest is now subject to a 10 percent withholding tax.
Stocks margin trading accounts will be freed from stamp duty.
Foreign employed persons and foreign resident Sri Lanka's will be allowed buy unit in mutual funds free of capital account controls.
Unit trust management firms (mutual fund managers) will be taxed at a lower 10 percent rate.National Development Bank and DFCC Bank would be allowed to raise 250 million dollars in loans from abroad and the foreign exchange risk will be taken by the government, he said.
The banks will be able to give lower interest loans with the money, he said.