Breaking News: Budget 2016 second reading passed in parliament

Breaking News: Budget 2016 second reading passed in parliament

Breaking News: Budget 2016 second reading passed in parliament

Written by Tharushan Fernando

02 Dec, 2015 | 6:07 pm

The vote for the second reading of the 2016 Budget concluded in Parliament a short while ago.

The Second Reading of the 2016 Budget was passed in parliament with a majority of 108 votes.

One hundred and fifty nine (159) votes were cast for, and 52 votes were cast against the budget. Thirteen (13) MPs were absent during the voting.

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake presented the the 2016 Budget to Parliament on  Novermber  20, and in the days that followed, saw the second reading of the budget and the budget debate.

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