SL Parliament extends Emergency

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 July 2010, 08:12 GMT]
Sri Lanka’s parliament Monday adopted a motion moved by the Rajapaksa government to extend the State of Emergency for another month by a majority of one hundred votes. 132 Parliamentarians of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and its constituent parties voted for the motion and 32 parliamentarians of the main opposition United National Party (UNP), Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and Democratic National Alliance (DNA) led by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) voted against.

The rebel parliamentarian of the UNP Mr. Abdul Cader, Kandy district parliamentarians voted with the government.

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne tabled the motion to emergency extension for another month.

State of Emergency is in force since 12 August 2005.


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