Sri Lanka parliament passes budget with two thirds majority

ECONOMYENXT – Sri Lanka’s parliament has passed a budget for 2016 with an overwhelming two thirds majority with 159 out of 225 members voting for including the official opposition Tamil minority party.

The statist-nationalist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and a loyalists of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa voted against.

Thirteen members including ex-President Rajapaksa was absent.

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