The Committee on Public Finance (COPF) has given its approval to the bill to establish the Parliamentary Budget Office, subject to one amendment. It was emphasized that the purpose of this is to provide essential independence to the process of public financial analysis. It was decided to establish the office in less than 60 days.
The Committee scrutinized the key areas of the Bill and drew special attention to them. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Dr. Harshada Silva.