Friday, 13 December 2013 - 13:05
Budgets of Kesbewa UC, Medavachchiya and Matara Pradeshiya Sabhas defeated for the second time.
Budgets of UPFA controlled Matara, Medavachchiya and Kesbewa local government institutions were defeated for the second time today.
The budget of Matara Pradeshiya Sabha was defeated with 3 majority votes after 5 ruling party members including the Deputy Chairman voted against the budget.
The budget of Medavachchiya Pradeshiya Sabha was defeated with 3 majority votes after 4 ruling party members joined the 2 UNP members to vote against the budget.
However, the deputy chairman of the Madawachchiya Pradeshiya Sabha also took part in defeating the budget of the PS.
The budget of the Kesbewa Municipal Council was defeated for a second time today by a majority of one vote.
The budget received 8 votes for and 9 votes against the budget.
The Deputy Chairman and another UPFA municipal councilor joined the 7 opposition members in voting against the budget.
The two members of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna who abstained from voting in the first budget vote, voted for the budget the second time.
The police was deployed around the municipality council when the budget was presented for a second time.