Sunday, 01 December 2013 - 13:14
Win the local government budgets; Letters to Alliance councillors.
The UPFA has notified its local government representatives to use their vote to win the budget.
A senior spokesperson of the alliance stated that local government officials have been notified in writing.
During the past couple of days the budget was defeated in several local government institutions.
The 2014 budget of the UPFA controlled Meerigama Pradeshiya Sabha was defeated for a 2nd time with a majority of 21 votes yesterday.
Only the chairman of the Pradeshiya Sabha voted for the proposed budget.
The proposed 2014 budget for the Meerigama Pradeshiya Sabha was defeated by a majority of 19 votes the first time when it was presented for the first time on the 20th of this month.
Meanwhile, the Peliyagoda Urban Council was also defeated for a second time by 3 votes on the 27th.
The budget was defeated by 3 votes the first time it was presented on the 19th as well.
Secretary to the local government and provincial council Ministry R A K Rathnayaka stated that a special training will be provided to local government representatives regarding financial management to minimise issues.