Second Reading of Budget 2019 passed in parliament

Second Reading of Budget 2019 passed in parliament

March 12, 2019   06:15 pm

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The Second Reading of the Budget for the year 2019 was approved at the parliament with a majority of 43 votes.

The House passed the second reading of the budget with 119 votes in favor and 76 against.

The United National Front (UNF), Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) voted in favor of the Budget reading.

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), the Joint Opposition section of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) voted against the budget. 

However, a section of the UPFA MPs abstained from voting.

The voting on the Second Reading of Budget 2019 took place at the parliament a short ago.

The Budget 2019 was presented to the Parliament on March 5th by Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera and the Second Reading Debate of the Budget 2019 commenced the following day. The debate continued for six consecutive days. Accordingly, the voting for the second reading of the budget was held today (12).

The third reading of the debate also known as the Committee Stage Debate will commence from tomorrow (13) and the vote will be taken on the 05th of April.

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