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* Sri Lanka governing party ally to vote against two controversial gazettes on casinos
Fri, Apr 25, 2014, 06:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 25, Colombo: Ally of Sri Lanka's governing party, the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has decided to vote against the two remaining controversial gazette notifications, which the opposition as well as several governing party allies believe would provide legal status to casinos and gaming facilities in the country.

The JHU said that it will vote against the two orders under the Strategic Development Project Act when the vote is taken in parliament today.

JHU General Secretary, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka announced the party decision at a news conference today.

JHU MPs Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero voted against the first gazette notification yesterday that approved a mixed development project at D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha. Minister Champika Ranawaka was absent from the House when the vote was taken.

However, the controversial gazette was passed in Parliament with a majority of 71 votes with 113 members voting in favor and 42 voting against.

Meanwhile, legislators from another governing party ally, the National Freedom Front (NFF) will refrain from casting their votes in parliament today.

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