Oct 20, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka will present the Appropriation Bill for 2014 to parliament this week.
The Appropriation Bill according to government sources will be presented to the House when sessions commence on Tuesday, October 22.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as Finance Minister will present the 2014 Budget to parliament on November 21.
The debate on the second reading of the Budget will commence the following day and continue till November 29.
The Committee Stage debate of the Appropriation Bill will continue till December 20, with the final vote scheduled for that day.
Members from trade unions, youth organizations, business and professional bodies and the public have presented proposals to the Finance Ministry to be included in the 2014 Budget.
According to the government, the 2014 budget is looking at bringing down the deficit to 5.2 percent from 6.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product.