Emergency extension motion to be moved in parliament Tuesday

[TamilNet, Monday, 08 June 2009, 17:48 GMT]
A motion to extend the State of Emergency is to be moved in the Sri Lanka’s Parliament Tuesday for the first time after the defeat of LTTE in the war front. The State of Emergency was introduced on August 12, 2005. Thereafter it is being extended with the permission of parliament every month, parliamentary sources said.

However at the last session of the parliament, Leader of the House and Senior Minister, Nimal Sripala de Silva in reply to the main opposition United National Party (UNP) said the State of Emergency would continue even after the defeat of LTTE till the security forces complete their search and mopping up operations for LTTE cadres who are reported to be hiding in jungles and for hidden arms in liberated areas, sources said.

Meanwhile Dr.Thomas Thangathurai William is expected to take oaths as new MP on behalf of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) for Ampaa'rai district when the parliament meets Tuesday to fill the vacancy created with the death of Kanagasabai Pathmanathan. Mr.Nandimithra Ekanayake is also to take oath as new MP for the Matale district from the main opposition United National Party (UNP) list to fill the vacancy created with the death of Alick Aluwihare.


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