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JVP Ex-MP Sunil Handunnetti Questions how a Vote on Account for March-May 2020 has been included in the Pre-election Budgetary Position Report 2020 without Parliamentary approval

The JVP yesterday questioned how a Vote on Account for March-May 2020 has been included in the Pre-election Budgetary Position Report 2020, issued by the Finance Ministry under the Fiscal Management (Responsibility) Act, without Parliamentary approval

Former JVP Sunil Handunnetti said that the Report states that a Vote on Account for three months commencing from 6 March 2020 has been prepared, and questioned how this could have been done when Parliament was dissolved on 2 March, and there was no functioning Legislature to approve such a VoA..

“No one can prepare such a VoA and authorise the use of money from the Treasury without Parliamentary approval. This is illegal,” Handunnetti said at a press conference .