The proposed parliamentary program for the Budget 2016 submitted by Acting Finance Minister, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. Accordingly, the program is as follows.

(i). Presentation of the Appropriation Bill (First Reading) – 23-10-2015

(ii). Budget Speech (Second Reading of the Appropriation Bill) – 20-11-2015

(iii). Second Reading debate (Fourteen allotted days)

(iv). Second Reading Division – 08-12-2015

(v). Committee Stage Debate (Twelve allotted days)

(vi). Third Reading Division – 22-12-2015