Budget gets two-thirds approval in Parliament

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The Second Reading of the Appropriation Bill 2022 (Budget) was passed yesterday by a majority of 93 votes, with 153 MPs voting for and 60 against.

All MPs of the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) voted in favour of the budget, while parties representing the Opposition, including the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, the Jathika Jana Balawegaya and Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi, voted against the Appropriation Bill.

The Committee Stage Debate will commence today and will continue for 16 days until Friday, 10 December. 

The Third Reading vote is scheduled for 10 December.


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