Interim budget passed

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The Interim Budget 2015 was passed in parliament this evening with a majority of 163 votes cast in favour. 
A total of 164 votes were cast in favour of the interim budget proposals while only one vote had been cast against it by Democratic National Alliance (DNA) MP Ajith Kumara. 


MPs Dinesh Gunawardena, DEW Gunasekara, Tissa Vitarana, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Wimal Weerawansa, YG Pathmasiri, Geetanjana Gunawardena, Chandrasiri Gajadheera and S Wijewickrama had abstained from voting. 


The second reading vote of the Interim budget was held today. The budget proposals were presented to before the Parliament on January 29 by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. 

  Comments - 14

  • Sylvia Haik Saturday, 07 February 2015 09:14 PM

    This was a really awful budget with some ludicrous proposals. E.g/ the US$10 million investment requirement for permanent residency for foreigners and the Rs.500,000 fee for each Dual Citizenship application from former Sri Lankans re just two of them.

    ANTON Sunday, 08 February 2015 11:43 AM

    LOOKS LIKE AJITH KUMARA OWNS SEVERAL MANSIONS AND HE IS GOING TO IMPORT LUXURY VEHICLES.

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 07 February 2015 09:43 PM

    All the crooks

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 07 February 2015 09:45 PM

    Good to note that from the UPFA some idiots have realized that the Budget was Ok and voted.

    Horri Jimonis Saturday, 07 February 2015 09:46 PM

    First time in the History of SriLanka such a good budget was done. Special thanks to MS, RW

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 07 February 2015 09:48 PM

    SriLankans needs a Govt. which supports them by all means, so only MS can do it with the support of RW. Nice budget at the right time.

    J Palitha Saturday, 07 February 2015 09:49 PM

    Lunatics abstained from voting, they are in the bad books awaiting punishment.

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 07 February 2015 09:52 PM

    Who cares for this (DNA) MP Ajith Kumara let him keep his vote for him to vote in the coming General Election.

    Cheers Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:31 AM

    So the beneficiaries will be the people or the ministers the parliament forget the masses and always enjoy the perks and luxury vote by people and tax payers money

    silva Saturday, 07 February 2015 07:04 PM

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    Jamis Banda Sunday, 08 February 2015 02:55 PM

    ... and the donkeys have abstained from voting!

    Veda-mama Sunday, 08 February 2015 04:26 AM

    It is a pity that some politicians still do not possess the guts to vote in "Favour" or "Against". They still prefer to be on the "Fence" not knowing, may be which way to jump. Sadly for them, there is only One Way".

    simple mind Saturday, 07 February 2015 07:58 PM

    So Dinesh Wimal gang is against the goodies for the common man

    Prasannajit Saturday, 07 February 2015 08:28 PM

    Now you can see who the bootlickers of MR are.


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