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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - 8:54
Voting on the second reading of the budget takes place today
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Voting on the second reading of the 2019 budget is scheduled to be held this afternoon.

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera presented the budget in parliament on the 5th this month, day 6 of the debate today.

The JVP have confirmed will will not vote in favour of the budget.

TNA leader R. Sambandan said that his party had not yet reached a decision regarding their stance.

 TNA MP Maavai Senaadhiraajaa said in parliament yesterday that they had submitted several conditions to the government, if the party is to vote in favour.

the UNP said that they would vote in favour of the budget .

Meanwhile participating in the budget debate yesterday, MP Lasantha Alagiyawanna said that currently vehicles within Colombo city limit travel at a speed of 10 to 12 kilometres per hour.

The MP said that in has been computed that in the future this speed will decrease to 6 kilometres per hour as a consequence of increasing congestion on roadways.
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