2010 Budget second reading passed in SL parliament

[TamilNet, Saturday, 03 July 2010, 17:02 GMT]
The Sri Lanka’s parliament Saturday evening adopted the second reading of the Budget for the year 2010 by a majority of sixty three votes. 138 parliamentarians voted for the budget and 75 voted against. Eleven parliamentarians were absent when the vote was taken, parliamentary sources said.

Opposition parliamentarians created a commotion when the second reading of the Budget was put to vote. Government parliamentarians requested the Speaker to take action against opposition members who were responsible for the commotion.

The acting Minister of Finance Dr. Sarath Amunugama presented the 2010 budget last Tuesday and the debate on the seconding commenced the following day.

The committee stage of the budget will commence on Monday and continue till next Friday, parliamentary sources said.

 

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