Speaker hosts dinner for MPs post 2014 Budget vote

Monday, 23 December 2013 01:50 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A dinner for both government and opposition members was hosted by the Speaker Chamal Rajapksa on Friday at his residence, following passing of the 2014 Budget with 95-vote majority. Sixty members voted against the Budget 2014 while 155 voted in favour.  Those who voted against were main opposition UNP, Tamil National Alliance, and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna. President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the First Lady Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa were present at the occasion whilst Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was also present. Here are some highlights - Pix by Sudath Silva