The Final Vote on Budget 2014 presented to Parliament by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Finance Minister is scheduled to be taken at 6 p.m. in Parliament today.
President Rajapaksa presented Budget 2014 in Parliament on November 21. The Second Reading debate of Budget 2014 continued for seven days from November 22, 2013.
The vote on the Second Reading of Budget 2014 was taken on November 29 evening and it was passed with a majority of 99 votes. In the division that was taken, 154 votes were cast in favour and 55 votes were against it. The UNP, TNA and DNA voted against.
The Third Reading of Budget 2014 commenced on December 4, 2013 and will conclude today with the debate on Expenditure Heads of the Ministry of Finance and Planning.