Wake up call for business community tomorrow: Finance Minister


Nov 19, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake on Thursday pledged business community that the 2017 budget will be a wake-up call for all businesses.

“You are in safe hands now, you made that decision on January 8th and I’m sure you’ll see risk free dividends will be given tomorrow and with that a wake-up call will start,” Karunanayake said.

Karunanayake was speaking at the CILT international logistics conference, a day ahead of the second reading of the budget that has been scheduled for tomorrow evening.

Finance Minister said the ownership, administrative, and legal issues confronted between international freight forwarding companies and local players will be bridged from tomorrow.

“We are ensuring that the best talents are drawn here. We want to use their capitals with our knowledge.” Karunanayake said.

Karunanayake said the port, airport and customs procedures will be streamlined in the near future.