According to political sources, there will be a close fight between the ruling party and the opposition during the second reading of the budget to be held on Tuesday (22).
It is through the fact that all the political parties of the opposition as well as the independent parties related to the government have publicly declared that they will vote against the budget even now.
Accordingly, Samagi Jana Balawegaya, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Tamil National Alliance have already announced that they will vote against the budget, and Wimal Weerawansa, Anura Yapa and Sri Lanka Freedom Party, which are independent from the government, have also announced that they will vote against the budget.
According to the current parliamentary composition, the government has a majority of 116 seats.It is known that the opposition has 108 MPs.
Accordingly, if five members of the ruling party vote against the budget, there is a risk of the budget being defeated, the sources further state.