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The 2014 budget of the Alawwa Pradeshiya Sabha was defeated for the second time today by a majority of one vote.

The vote on the budget was by secret ballot with five members voting in favour of the budget with six voting against.

The 2014 budget proposals of the Alawwa Pradeshiya Sabha was earlier defeated for the first time on November 28.

PS Chairman Chanaka Sampath Madugoda said he would have to step down from the post of chairman now that the budget had been defeated for the second time.  

 “We would have won the vote on the budget if the voting was not carried out by secret ballot. However I will continue to work as a member,” he said.

Meanwhile the 2014 budget of the Bope-Poddala Pradeshiya Sabha was defeated for the first time by a majority of three votes.

Four members voted in favour of the budget while seven voted against. One vote was rejected. Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sandya Kumara of the UPFA and three opposition members were among the four who voted in favour of the budget. (Darshana Sanjeewa)
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  • Mohamed Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:06 AM

    Come on, the much awaited collapse starting from bottom level, eager to see UNP back...

    Rana Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:51 AM

    Gon Mohamed, it's not UNP doing it, it's backed by the MR and his gang to get rid of who they think will become a menace to them one day

    Dammika Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:01 AM

    These are signs of graveyards .... "IKMAN KOTAI"

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:16 AM

    It is now obvious that these defeats are engineered by the deputy chairmen with the aim of becoming the chairmen when the sitting chairman is unseated due to budget defeat as per the rules. So much for loyalty to the party and the much harped on patriotism.

    Goofy Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:26 AM

    Does budgets have any significance in running Sri Lanka?

    shaju Wednesday, 11 December 2013 08:24 AM

    If not a secret ballot, what you would have threatened the members to obtain the vote required? That is the game been played currently in open in our country.

    Patriot Tuesday, 10 December 2013 02:51 PM

    Most Pradeshiya Sabha chairmen are corrupt to the core. They collect a lot of money from land dealers for passing their bocking out plans building plans etc. Just observe how rich they have become after being Chairmen. So other members are jealous of them and that's why they gang-up and vote against them. But they are no saints either.


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