UPFA Group Supporting President Sirisena Decide To Vote Against Budget During Second Reading Vote Today

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) decided to vote against the budget during the second reading vote today. 

A spokesman of the party said the UPFA group supporting President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the decision a short while ago.

The second reading vote of the budget will take place in Parliament later today.  

However, UPFA MP Shantha Bandara, a supporter of President Sirisena, said the UPFA group had unanimously decided to vote for the President's Expenditure Head. 

A group of UNP backbenchers have already threatened to vote down the President's Expenditure Head in Parliament. 

The move, however, has not elicited a positive response from UNP senior holding cabinet, state and deputy ministerial positions. 

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