The budget for 2014 of UPFA controlled Alawwa Pradeshiya Sabha has been defeated by two votes.
7 UPFA councilors of the Pradeshiya Sabha, that has 12 councilors, have voted against the budget while the Chairman, 3 UNP councilors and one UPFA councilor have voted for it.
According to reports the SLFP organizer for Dambadeniya electorate Shantha Bandara has influenced the UPFA members to vote against the budget.
It is stated that Parliamentarian Shantha Bandara is not in good terms with the Chairman of the Pradeshiya Sabha and has got down a group of councilors to his home, entertained them and had asked them to vote to defeat the budget.
He had said he would look after matters if the party prepares to take discipline action against councilors for voting against the budget.