Parliament will take up the two day debate on Rs.1.6 trillion Vote On Account (VOA) today, which is expected to go on from 9.30a.m. to 6.30p.m. sans a lunch break on both days.
As per the vote on account, a sum of Rs.4.2 billion has been allocated for the expenditure of the President while a sum of Rs.392.4 million has been allocated for the Prime Minister excluding the other ministries under his purview. A sum of Rs.174.09 billion has been allocated for defence, Rs.76.6 billion for health and a sum of Rs.70.7 billion for education.
In addition a sum of Rs.4.9 billion has been allocated for the Commission of Elections. House will also take a resolution to borrow a sum of Rs.750 billion through issue of treasury bills under section 2(1) of the local treasury Local Bills Ordinance. (Yohan Perera)