The second reading of the budget 2014 was adopted by parliament today with a majority of 99 votes.
Despite making various statements, all political parties in the government voted for the budget. The budget received 154 votes while 55 voted against it.
The JVP, the DNA, the UNP and the TNA voted against the budget.
The third reading or the committee stage of the budget will be held from 2nd to 20th December and eh voting for third reading will take place on eh 20th.