Sri Lanka passes budget with two thirds majority
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s parliament has passed a budget for 2016 with 160 out of the 225-members or more than two thirds of the house voting for.
There were 51 votes against, mostly from the so-called joint opposition of members close to ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, while 13 members were absent.
In the second reading, 159 voted for.
Earlier in the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake moved a number of changes to the budget.