Minister Mangala Samaraweera in his remarks promised that this year's budget would re-examine the financial policy framework in a backdrop of reconciliation and reconstruction. He said he would introduce greater liberalisation and entrepreneurship, a point not missed by the young audience. He was ready to listen to the business leaders secrets “We will certainly take into account your proposals in what is likely to be the world's first Designer Budget". He said that he is available 24/7 for discussion.
Each of the business leaders was given 3 minutes to express their industry concerns. At the end of the Forum, the State Minister Eran Wickremaratne responded to the suggestions of the young leaders.