Budget 2020 on Nov. 12, vote on same day | Daily News

Budget 2020 on Nov. 12, vote on same day

Party Leaders who met for a special meeting at the Parliament Complex yesterday, decided to take up the Budget 2020 on November 12 and pass it on the same day, the Parliament Communication Department said in a press release yesterday.

The Government will present the Budget for 2021 on November 17. The Appropriation Bills for both this year and the next year were presented to Parliament by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa for the first reading on October 20.

The Budget 2020 will be taken up for debate from 10 am on November 12 and its vote will be taken on the same day. The schedule for the debate of Budget 2021 will be notified later.

The Party Leaders’ Meeting was chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena. Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardena, Chief Government Whip JohnstonFernando, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella, Ministers Prof. G.L Peiris, Dullas Alahapperuma, Mahinda Amaraweera, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Prasanna Ranatunga, Ali Sabri PC and MPs Mahinda Samarasinghe, Rauff Hakeem and Dilan Perera attended the meeting.