Sri Lanka new PM plans vote on account
Oct 27, 2018 16:39 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)
ECONOMYNEXT - Gamini Pieris, Chairman of Sri Lanka Podujana Party of newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said they were planning a vote-on-account after parliament was suspended until November 16 amid a political crisis.
The budget for 2019 was originally scheduled for November 05.
Pieris said they the parliament was suspended to allow for time to prepare a vote-on-account, a type of interim budget, while members of the United National Party of Ranil Wickremesinghe claimed the suspension was because the new PM did not have a majority.
Wickremesinghe has insisted that he is still the Prime Minister and his removal was unconstitutional.