Appropriation Bill to be presented on Oct. 9

The Appropriation Bill outlining allocations to be made for each Ministry for year 2018 will be presented to Parliament on Monday, October 9 for its First Reading, officials said. Speaking to the Daily News, Finance Ministry Secretary Finance Dr. R.H.S.Samaratunga confirmed that the Bill will be first read out by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera when it is presented to Parliament on October 9.

The Appropriation Bill which seeks passage of budgetary allocations through Parliament is presented before the budget speech by the Minister of Finance. The Finance Minister is expected to present the 2018 Budget to Parliament on November 9. 

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