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PM to present Budget 2021 today

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mahinda Rajapaksa will present the Budget 2021 of the Government in Parliament today (17).

The Second Reading debate on Budget 2021 is scheduled from November 18 to 21. The Second Reading vote will be taken on November 21.

The Third Reading debate will continue from November 23 to December 10, and the Third Reading vote will be on December 10. Parliament sittings will be held from the 18th to the 20th from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

The Committee on Parliamentary Business which met at the parliamentary complex on Wednesday (November 11) decided to fix 21 days for the Budget debate including the date of presentation of the Budget Speech.

Meanwhile, only Ambassadors and officials authorized by the Ministry of Finance are invited today, and seats reserved in the Speaker's Gallery during the budget presentation will be subjected to health and safety regulations.

Meanwhile, the Public Gallery and the Media Gallery will remain closed.