Dec 12, 2017

JO to defeat southern PC’s 2018 budget Featured

Members from the joint opposition are planning to defeat several votes of the 2018 budget of the southern provincial council, reports say.

They had a discussion at the Matara home of councilor Aruna Gunaratne last night (11) on defeating the votes of the sports, fisheries and agriculture ministries, or any one of them.

The financial statement and the appropriation proposal for next year were presented to the SPC by chief minister Shan Wijelal de Silva on December 08.

A vote is due to take place this afternoon (12).

Last year, the agriculture ministry vote was defeated, by the JO, JVP and certain members of the UNP.

The JO has a majority number of seats in the SPC, and if it gets the JVP’s support, the budget can be defeated.

JVP group leader Nalin Hewage said they would take the best decision for the public.

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