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SL Parliament extends Emergency

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 5 January 2010 17:28 No Comment]

The Sri Lankan Parliament on Tuesday extended the state of Emergency in the island with a majority of 79 votes. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MPs voted against the motion while most of the parties that back presidential candidate General (retd) Sarath Fonseka were not present at the time of the voting.

The eighteen TNA MPs who were present at the parliament voted against the motion while UNP,JVP and SLMC were not present.

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