The Jathika Hela Urumaya states that the party has not yet drawn a final decision regarding casting votes for this year's budget.
Leader of the JHU Venerable Omalpe Sobhitha Thero made this observation in reply to a statement which was made by fellow party member Venerable Athuraliye Rathna Thero, where it was mentioned that the party had decided to abstain from voting during this year’s budget.
Speaking to our news team venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero noted that this decision had been based on the arsenic & fertilizer subsidy issue.
Our news team meanwhile inquired from the Leader of the JHU Venerable Omalpe Sobhitha Thero regarding the party's decision to vote on the 2013 budget.
However JHU Parliamentarian Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero recently stated that the government had marginalised the JHU as before.