The proposed 'Industrial Forum' will be similar to the recently revived 'Exporter’s Forum', a ministry statement said.
The industrial forum could also function as an entry point for the higher level 'Exporters’ Forum.'
Once it’s established, it may become the preliminary round before the Exporters’ Forum, said Asitha Seneviratne, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Industry & Commerce.
The statement said the pre-budget consultation focused on various industry-specific issues, including "the need for minimum (for domestic) and maximum (for expatriate) wage structures for industries in the country."
It also included issues affecting small and medium enterprises such as availability of loans and other banking facilities for SMEs and 'TIEP' or Te