Maiden budget of the consensus government presented today


The maiden budget of the government will be presented to parliament today.

Second Reading of the Appropriation Bill for Budget 2016 will take place at  Parliament.

Parliament is schedule to meet at 2.00 pm and the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake will be presenting the Budget Speech.

The debate of the second reading will be held for 9 days from November 21st while the vote on the Second reading will take place at 5.00 pm on December 02nd.

The Committees stage Debate will commence on December 03rd and will held for 15 days and the vote on the Third Reading will take place on December 19th at 5.00.

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that people will benefit from the budget in numerous ways.