More UPFA-governed local govt. institutions face defeat

More UPFA-governed local govt. institutions face defeat

Written by Staff Writer

31 Dec, 2013 | 9:41 pm

The 2014 budgets of three more UPFA governed local government institutions were defeated for the second time Tuesday. The Budget of the Ja-Ela Urban Council was defeated for the second time Tuesday.

Two votes were cast in favour of the budget while seven were cast against.

Four government councillors  cast their vote against the budget.

Meanwhile, the budget of the Hingurakgoda Pradeshiya Sabha was defeated for the second time Tuesday. Our reporter said there was a two hour delay in the vote due to the absence of the chairman.

Subsequently, a representative of the Commissioner of Local Government in the North Central Province and the Secretary of the Hingurakgoda Pradeshiya Sabha had convened the council.

Three votes were cast in favour of the budget while six votes were cast against. Incidentally, the Chairman of the Hingurakgoda Pradeshiya Sabha is being treated at the Hingurakgoda District Hospital.

The budget of the Bulathsinhala Pradeshiya Sabha too was defeated for a second time today with 11 members voting against the budget and the Chairman voting for.

Of the 48 local government institutions in the Westernprovince, 46 are governed by the UPFA.

The budgets of 6 of these institutions have been defeated.

The budget of one of the 49 UPFA governed local government institutions in the Southern Province has been defeated twice. The budget of one of the 32 UPFA governed local government institutions in the North Western province, has been defeated twice. The UPFA governs all local government institutions in the North Central province.

The budgets of two of these institutions have been defeated twice.

In the Sabaragamuwa Province too where the UPFA controls all local government institutions, the budgets of two local government institutions have been defeated.

Meanwhile, the budgets of two TNA-governed local government institutions in the Eastern province, have been defeated. The budget of one TNA governed local government institution in the Northern Province has been defeated twice. The budgets of 12 UPFA governed local government institutions have been defeated twice.

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