Budget 2018: Second reading passed with majority

Budget 2018: Second reading passed with majority

Budget 2018: Second reading passed with majority

Written by Keshala Dias

16 Nov, 2017 | 6:08 pm

The second reading of the 2018 budget was passed in parliament today.

One hundred and fifty one (151) votes were cast in favour of the budget, while 58 votes were cast against it.

News1st’s parliamentary correspondent said, several members of the ruling party were not in their seats during the vote.

The third reading of the budget or the committee stage debates will commence tomorrow, and continue until December 9.

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