{FD} Sri Lanka passes stopgap, plans full budget vote in February

Sri Lanka’s finance ministry said Monday that it will present next year’s full budget in February after the parliament approved a 1.77-trillion-rupee ($9.39 billion) stopgap measure to cover public expenditures over the first four months of 2019, averting a government shutdown January 1. Sri Lanka had been engulfed in a political crisis since late October after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the country’s prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, and cabinet.