Speaker of House Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has certified the Finance Bill No. 18 of 2021 which was passed in Parliament on the 7th of September.
Accordingly, the new Finance Act will come into force from today.
The Finance Bill which provides amnesty to persons who have undisclosed assets to declare them was taken up for debate on the 7th of September and was passed in Parliament with amendments.
134 votes were cast in favor of the Bill and 44 votes were cast in against it.
The vote took place as a division was called for by the Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella during the second reading of the Finance Bill.