The expenditure heads for two Ministries were defeated during the committee stage of the 2019 budget debate in Parliament today.
The joint opposition had called for a vote on the expenditure heads of the two Ministries.
Accordingly, the expenditure head for the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Home Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government was defeated in Parliament today.
The expenditure head for the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development was also defeated in Parliament today.
Most Government MPs were not in the House when the sudden vote was taken. (Colombo Gazette)