Monday, 24 November 2014 - 12:55
Main political parties announce their decision regarding the vote taking for the budget 2015.
All main political parties that represent parliament have announced their decision with regard to the vote taking for the budget 2015.
Accordingly, UNP, JVP, TNA and Democratic Party have already decided to vote against the budget while JHU which defected the alliance recently has decided to refrain from voting.
However, UPFA coalitions SLMC, NFF, MEP, LSSP and Communist Party have decided to support the budget.
Meanwhile former UPFA Minister and Common Candidate Maithreepala Sirisena told journalists in Kandy that he would not participate in the vote taking at the parliament today.
Political sources sated at the same time, the other UPFA parliamentarians who defected the party along with Sirisena would not probably participate in the vote taking this afternoon.
When our news team contacted the Independent MP sitting with the Opposition Arjuna Ranatunga said that he has not taken a final decision as yet with regard to the vote taking for the budget 2015.
Another Independent MP sitting with the Opposition Ajith Kumara said that he would vote against the budget.
The budget 2015 vote taking for the second reading was passed with 100 majority votes on the 1st of November.
In the vote taking, 157 MPs voted for the budget while 57 MPs voted against.