Sri Lanka’s 2015 budget is not targeted at elections: Treasury Secretary

Oct 09, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s budget for the year 2015 is more towards development rather than catering to mere election purposes, Treasury Secretary P B Jayasundera said.

The 2015 budget will be presented to the parliament on 24, October 2014.

“Although there was a reference made in the last weekend media that the 2015 budget will be a bag full of elections goodies, I can assure you that it will be a development oriented budget that is in line with the direction so set.”, Jayasundera said.

Addressing the capital market conference 2014 on Thursday, he further stated that the budget will have a significant emphasis on the knowledge economy concept with which the country has gained momentum.