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Saturday, 09 December 2017 - 9:56
Final budget vote today
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The vote on the 3rd and final reading of the Budget 2018 will be held in Parliament today (09).

The budget which was presented by Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera was debated for a period of one month.

The estimated government expenditure for 2018 is 3,982 billion Rupees.

The 2nd reading of the budget was approved on the 16th of last month where 151 voted for it and 58 voted against.

The Joint Opposition and JVP voted against the budget.

However, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was not present at the time of the voting.
 
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