SL President declares State of Emergency again

[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 February 2005, 11:40 GMT]
Sri Lanka Government has declared a State of Emergency in Tsunami affected Districts again, political sources in Colombo said. Sri Lanka Parliament was informed that Ms Kumaratunge had by Gazette notification published on 3rd February re-declared the State of Emergency for a period of 1 month. The Parliament is scheduled to debate the Emergency declaration on Friday, 11 February, sources said.

Sri Lanka's President Ms Kumaratunge declared a State of Emergency on 4th January to cover the 12 affected Districts. Since she failed to submit it to Parliament within 10 days the State of Emergency lapsed on 18th January.

During the Party Leader's meeting held yesterday it was decided to take up the relevant debate in Parliament on Friday.


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