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Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 11:08
Development special provisions draft bill defeated in Southern and Sabaragamuwa provincial councils
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Southern and Sabaragamuwa Provincial councils also defeated resolutions with regard to the Development Special Provisions Draft Bill with majority votes today.

The resolution of the Southern Provincial Council was defeated by 19 majority votes.

33 councilors voted against while 14 voted for the resolution.

Meanwhile, the resolution presented by Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council was also defeated by 7 majority votes.

20 councilors voted against while 13 voted for the resolution.

UNP members have voted for the resolution and UPFA together with JVP members voted against the resolution.

However Ceylon Workers congress members were absent in the chambers at the time of the vote taking.

Earlier, Uva and North Central Provincial Councils defeated resolutions with regard to the Development special provisions draft bill.

The Northern Provincial Council defeated the resolution unanimously.

The next resolution is scheduled to be presented to Central Provincial Council.

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