Vote+on+account+passed+by+96+majority+votes%3B+UNF+and+TNA+vote+in+favour+while+JVP+vote+against+-+UPFA+absent
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 18:33
Vote on account passed by 96 majority votes; UNF and TNA vote in favour while JVP vote against - UPFA absent
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The Vote on Account, for government expenditure for the first four months of 2019, was passed in Parliament with a majority of votes.

A total of 102 MPs voted in favour while 6 voted against it.

MPs representing the United National Front and the Tamil National Alliance voted in favour of the special provision while the JVP voted against.

The United People’s Freedom Alliance UPFA abstained from voting.

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera tabled the Vote on Account in Parliament this morning.

Accordingly, out of Rs 1765 billion, which has been allocated for the first four months of the year 2019, Rs 970 billion has been allotted for debt servicing or interest and premium payment.

This amount is nearly 55 per cent of the total allocation.

Meanwhile, in parliament today Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the prices of petrol and super diesel will be reduced by 10 rupees per litre effective midnight tonight.

The price of auto diesel will be reduced by 5 rupees per litre.

As of midnight tonight ,

 a litre of Octane 92 will be 125 rupees,

 a litre of Octane 95 will be 149.

 auto diesel will be 101 rupees per litre

 And super diesel will be reduced to 121 rupees per litre.

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