The vote on the second reading of the budget 2018 is scheduled to be taken up at 5 pm today (16) in parliament.
Mass Media and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera presented the budget proposals for the financial year 2018 last Thursday (09).
The proposals have since been debated for six days daily except on Sunday from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm. The second reading stage of the budget comes to an end today. Starting tomorrow, the budget proposals would go through the committee stages for its third reading debate. It is scheduled to continue till Dec. 09. The final vote on the budget will be taken at 5 pm on Dec 09.