Finance & media minister Mr.Mangala Samaraweera presented the budget(2018) to the parliament yesterday.
This is the 71st budget in Sri Lanka and the maiden budget from the minister Mangala after appointing him as the finance & and media minister.
Eventhough he hinted before the budget that there are plenty of proposals included for this to bring the relief for the youngers, the political sources believed the budget relief would be aiming the up-coming provincial council election.
The second time reading debate of appropriate bill starting from today to 16th of this month. The budget meeting debate starting from 17th to 9th of December. The third time reading and final vote on the budget would be held on 9th of December.