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Emergency extended for another month in Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 10 November 2010 09:09 No Comment]

Sri Lanka parliament Tuesday adopted the motion tabled by the Prime Minister seeking the approval to extend the state of emergency for another month by a majority of one hundred and fourteen votes. One hundred and twenty-five members of parliament of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and its constituent parties voted for the motions.

Eleven members of parliaments of the main opposition United National Party (UNP), the Democratic national Alliance (DNA) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) voted against the motion.

The State of Emergency is in force since August 2005.

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