( December 27, 2013-Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) mahinda R 410px 14-04-13The vote on the 2014 budget of UPFA-run Bentota Pradeshiya Sabha was passed on the second attempt today (27), by a three vote majority, with two ruling members abstaining.

Moments before the vote, JVP members Pubudu Kottahachchi went missing.

Opposition leader of the PS, lawyer Janaka Kariyawasam, alleged a certain group had abducted and detained the member at Payagala, and freed him after the vote was taken.
He says the vote could have been defeated had the JVP member voted.

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