All set to present Budget 2019

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Members of the Parliament are arriving at the Parliament premises as the Budget proposal for the year 2019 is set to be tabled at the parliament today (05).

The fifth budget of the incumbent government will be presented to the parliament by the 24th Minister of Finance in Sri Lanka, Mangala Samaraweera.

Following the assembly of the parliament, the Finance Minister commence his speech on Budget Proposal 2019 at 2 pm this afternoon.

This year’s Budget proposal is considered significant as it is tabled during an election year.

Meanwhile, upon the invitation of the Prime Minister, foreign diplomats, and other invitees are due to take seat at the special guests’ gallery in the parliament.

Members of the Opposition including the Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa has arrived at the parliamentary premises a short while ago.