Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has observed that reconciliation and building an inclusive society is essential to provide financial security and economic access to minorities and other marginalised communities.
He was speaking at the 2018 pre-Budget forum organised by the Daily FT and the Colombo University MBA Alumni Association, with Standard Chartered Bank as the Strategic Partner.
During his address, he said: “We must continue to build on Sri Lanka’s reputation. We must think of how to attract investors; we must make Sri Lanka a paradise for investors. We have to improve exports and also look at how to build the social security net, which would include the sectors of education, healthcare and housing.”
Earlier our Government said that reconciliation and development are the twin pillars on which we will build the future of this country and that is exactly what we intend to do.”