Second reading of 2019 Budget passed

The second reading of the 2019 Budget was passed in Parliament by a majority of 43 votes today.

When the vote was taken, 119 Parliamentarians voted for and 76 against it.

The United National Front (UNF), Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) voted in support of the second reading of the Budget.

The Joint Opposition and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) voted against it.

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) abstained from voting.

The Budget 2019 was presented to Parliament on March 5th and the third reading and vote will be taken on the 05th of April. (Colombo Gazette)

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