Finance Bill passed with amendments

The Finance Bill was passed with amendments by a majority vote in Parliament today.

During the second reading of the Bill, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella called for a division and the second reading of the bill was passed with 134 parliamentarians voting in favour and 44 voting against the bill.

Meanwhile, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka Bill, which was taken up for debate today, was also passed with amendments without a vote.

A resolution under the Essential Public Services Act, an Order under the Excise (Special Provisions) Act and three regulations under the Imports and Exports (Control) Act were also approved by Parliament today. (Colombo Gazette)