පනත් සහ ප්රතිපත්ති
තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමේ අයිතිවාසිකම පිළිබඳ පනත
තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමේ අයිතිවාසිකම පිළිබඳ පනත් කෙටුම්පත
ක්ෂුද්ර මූල්ය පනත් කෙටුම්පත
රජයේ ආර්ථික ප්රතිපත්ති ප්රකාශය
On the 08th of January, the people of Sri Lanka elected Maithripala Sirisena as the President in pursuit of much needed change. This was confirmed at the Parliamentary Election held in August.
Our final goal is to improve and enhance the living standards of the people; it is the goal for which we have obtained the approval of the people at the election.
When we came to power on the 08th of January, Sri Lanka was caught in a tremendous and dangerous international quagmire. This was as a result of a lack of foresight by the previous Government. At Sri Lanka’s request, the recommendations made in the UN Human Rights Council had not been implemented and the danger of sanctions was looming over us.
But that has changed - as a result of our efforts and a sincere exercise, we have been able to come out of that. The entire market of the world is now open to us.
And so, now we have the opportunity to present to this august chamber our vision and our economic strategy for development. Our standing in the world is now secured, sustainable and strong. Based on that, we believe we can build a strong economy for Sri Lanka.
To take us on that journey, to enable us to climb to those heights, I believe the right political climate has now been created in the country. The two main political parties in the country have come together to form a National Government of Consensus. The main objective in forming a National Government is to provide a common platform to deliver long term social economic solutions that can solve the key problems of the country. This would be towards achieving stability and embark on a speedy journey of progress. We may not get another opportunity such as this.
2002 අංක 35 දරන ශ්රී ලංකා මහජන උපයෝගිතා කොමිෂන් සභා පනත
1990 අංක 18 දරන ණය තොරතුරු කාර්යාංශ පනත
1980 අංක 46 දරන සේවක භාරකාර අරමුදල් පනත
2006 අංක 28 දරන ජාතික රක්ෂණ භාරකාර අරමුදල් පනත
2002 අංක 21 දරන යොවුන් සේනාංක පනත
Priority will be given to strengthen tax management process - Prime Minister
Through mid term merging of all state financial sources, we plan to reduce the budget deficiency from 3.5% of the GDP. We hope to achieve this by 2020, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said in Parliament on Thursday (05).
He made this observation presenting the mid-term Economic Policy Framework of the Government.
The Prime Minister said the Finance Ministry will focus on increasing state income and planning and management of all recurrent and capital expenditure. The government will strive to make a genuine effort in reducing the burden of loans while sustaining financial stability, he said.
He further said priority will be given to enable an increase in earnings. This would be done through a policy of minimizing regressive taxes, increase the ratio of direct and indirect income tax generation in the medium term from 80%: 20% to 60%: 40%, strengthening the tax management processes while removing tax holidays and benefits, he stated.
The Prime Minister also said removal of the once - and - for - all taxation process, which paved way for greater debate, removal of taxation that is based on past earnings, is considered an impediment for business growth.
The government also plans to provide tax free concessions for all earnings outside Sri Lanka for Sri Lankans and only ensure taxes are for income earned within the country, he said.
Prime Minister Wickremasinghe further pointed out that action will be taken to enhance the allocations made for education and health, while taking into consideration the priorities for the state and placing all common expenditure under closer scrutiny.
"Taking all of this into consideration, it must be stated that for the sake of future generations and in pursuit of reality, we must have the strength to take the right decisions. Now these may not be popular and may offer a bitter pill to swallow. But we need to take bitter medicine to cure our sick systems and ourselves", the Prime Minister reiterated.
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