The Government has announced the Parliamentary program for the Budget 2016. The program, which was presented to Cabinet by Acting Minister of Finance, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, was approved by Cabinet.

Accordingly, the presentation of the Appropriation Bill (First Reading) will take place on October 23. The Budget Speech (Second Reading of the Appropriation Bill) will be made on November 20.

The Second Reading debate will take place thereafter. Fourteen days have been allotted for the debate.

The Second Reading Division is scheduled for December 8.

Afterwards, the Committee Stage Debate will take place over a period of twelve days.

The Parliamentary program will conclude with the Third Reading Division on December 22.