The Budget Estimates of the President's office were passed in
Parliament with a majority of 51 votes on Tuesday (30).
The ITAK group of Parliamentarians asked for a division on the
votes of the President in Parliament during the Committee Stage debate on Tuesday.
The Opposition parties UNP, ITAK and SLMC mustered only 52 votes against the
Presidentís budgetary estimates.
The UPFA, CWC, SLMC breakaways and the JHU joined forces to
pass the Presidentís budget estimates with 113 members voting for it.