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The second reading of the 2017 Budget was passed with a majority of 107 votes on 19 November 2016. 162 voted in favour of the budget while 55 voted against. 7 MPs were absent during the voting. 

 Parties/collations that voted in favour of the budget 

·  United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) – 104 members

·  United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) – 41 members

·  Tamil National Alliance (TNA) – 16 members

·  Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) – 1 member

 Parties/coalitions that voted against the budget

·  United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) – 49 members

·  Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) – 6 members

 The parliamentarians who were absent during the voting.

·   S.B. Dissanayake                       (UPFA)

·  Siripala Gamlath                       (UPFA)

·  Premalal Jayasekara               (UPFA)

·  Mahinda Rajapaksa                (UPFA)

·  Mohammad Hafeel Mohammad Salman (UNFGG)

·  Chathura Senarathne              (UNFGG)

·   Thenuka Vidanagamage        (UPFA)

The 2017 budget committee stage will continue until the 10th of December (over a 19-day period), and will conclude with the voting on the third reading of the budget.

 Log on to Manthri.lk to see how the MP’s voted and to keep track of the party activities during the 2017 budget period.