SL parliament adopts emergency extension without voting

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 September 2010, 06:32 GMT]
Sri Lanka’s Parliament Tuesday adopted a motion to extend the State of Emergency for another month without voting. Prime Minister D. M. Jayaretna tabled the motion seeking the approval of the parliament. Parliamentarians of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) who were present in the house did not ask for division when the motion was put to vote.

Hence the Speaker Chamal Rajapakse declared that the motion was passed unanimously.

Parliamentarians of the main opposition United National Party (UNP) and Sinhala Nationalist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) were not present in the House at that time.

The State of Emergency is in force since August 12 2005.

 

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