December, 18, 2018
Sri Lanka’s new government lead by United National Party will present a full year budget to parliament in January 2019 and with the expectation of passing it in February 2019, Eran Wickremeratne told reporters recently.
"We need 7 days debate and committee stage debate which requires 26 days," Wickramaratne said adding that there will be a disciplined administration. However he also told reporters that an interim budget will also be presented after a new cabinet of ministers is appointed.
"There will be no problem in paying salaries or meeting state expenditure in January," Wickramaratne said adding that No citizen need have any uncertainty about meeting payments.