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* Sri Lankan parliamentary approval for one of the three controversial casino legislations
Thu, Apr 24, 2014, 11:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 24, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka today received parliamentary approval for one of the three controversial gazette notifications that according to the opposition will provide tax concessions to casinos in the country and legalize them.

The legislation was passed in parliament this evening with a majority of 71 votes. According to reports from parliament, 113 votes were received in favor of the project while 42 were against it and 68 parliamentarians had abstained from voting.

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) MP, Ven. Aturaliye Ratana Thero was the only governing party parliamentarian who voted against the legislation.

The United National Party (UNP), Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MPs voted against it.

Ministers Rauff Hakeem, Wimal Weerawansa, Champika Ranawaka and Rishad Bathiyutheen were not present in the Chamber when the vote was taken.

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