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2019 budget approved ... SLFP - United factions ... divide


2019 budget approved ... SLFP - United factions ... divide

The budget presented in parliament on this occasion (2019) last 5th continued till 6th and voting was taken for the third time. On that occasion the votes were taken on an electronic system and there were 119 votes in favour while 74 votes were against. As such, the third reading of
the budget was passed by a majority of votes. 

JVP had decided to vote against the budget while the Tamil National Alliance has resolved to cast their vote in favour of the budget. It was a special feature that the Joint Opposition had decided to vote against the budget while the Sri Lanka Freedom Party had kept away from voting at the budget. It was conspicuous to observe that the SLFP faction supporting Maithri has declined to vote while the United Opposition has not come into an agreement on this matter until the last moment.   


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