The Parliament passed the interim budget presented by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayaka on January 29. It was the first budget of the new government.
The budget was passed by a majority of 163 votes. Only one vote was cast against the budget. That was by Parliamentarian Ajith Kumara. Parliamentarians Dinesh Gunawardena, DEW Gunasekera, Vasudeva Nanayakara, Wimal Weerawanse, Tissa Witharana, Y.G.Padmasiri, Geetanjana Gunawardena, Chandrasiri Gajadeera and S.Wijewickrema.