The budget for the year 2022 of the Valvettithurai Urban Council in Jaffna has been defeated by one vote.
Accordingly, eight members voted in favour while nine voted against.
Four Independent party members, two EPDP members and two SLFP members voted in favour of the budget while seven TNA members, two Tamil National People's Front members voted against it.
Therefore, the budget requires to be amended and presented in 14 days. (Romesh Madushanka)