Colombo, April 5 (newsin.asia) — Sri Lanka’s parliament on Friday passed the final reading of the government’s budget for 2019 with 119 legislators in the 225-member parliament voting in favor of the budget proposals and 74 against.
The ruling United National Party, independent Tamil National Alliance and the Ceylon Workers Congress voted in favor of the budget while some members from the opposition United People’s Freedom Alliance together with the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna voted against.
The remaining legislators abstained from voting.
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera presented the budget for 2019 to the parliament on March 5.
The budget proposal aims to provide relief to the poor and attract more investments on the island’s social infrastructure.