63 members were absent from the house as the vote took place to obtain approval for the extended portfolios of the national government.
The JVP voted against the proposition and the TNA was absent.
Also the National Freedom Front, the People's United Front and Udaya Gammanpila voted against the motion.
The list of the other MPs who were absent at the time vote was called is as follows:
Former President, MP Mahinda Rajapaksa
D V Chanaka