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Emergency extended for another month in Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 16:59 No Comment]

Sri Lanka’s parliament Tuesday evening adopted the motion tabled by the government to extend the State of Emergency by another year by a majority of sixty eight votes. 121 parliamentarians of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and its constituents voted for the extension while fifty-three voted against. Kandy district parliamentarian Abdul Cader elected from the main opposition United National Party (UNP) voted with the government.

The parliamentarians who voted against included those from the UNP and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), parliamentary sources said.

The State of Emergency is in force in the country since August 12, 2005 and is being extended every month by the parliament on a motion moved by the government.

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