Parliament to meet Thursday to approve ER

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 16 August 2005, 08:11 GMT]
Sri Lanka's President Ms Chandrika Kumaratunge using her powers conferred on her by the Constitution has reconvened the parliament on Thursday (August 18) by an Extra Ordinary Gazette Notification issued Monday midnight. The sittings of the parliament was put off for 22 August after the conclusion of the two day debate on the P-TOMS last Friday.

The main purpose of this exercise is to obtain the approval of the parliament to the declaration of the Emergency Regulations (ER) by President Ms Chandrika Kumaratunge following the killing of Mr.Lakshman Kadirgamar, Foreign Minister on Friday midnight, government sources said.

The President under the Constitution is empowered to declare State of Emergency but this declaration should get the approval of the Parliament within ten days, parliamentary sources said.

Meanwhile Mr.W.J.M.Lokubandara, Speaker of the parliament has summoned a meeting of party leaders for Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. in his chamber, sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
16.07.18 22:48   Photo
SL Forest Department seizes agricultural lands of Eezham Tamils in Paduvaan-karai
15.07.18 19:14   Photo
Families of enforced disappeared vehemently oppose OMP sittings in North
14.07.18 19:35  
SL High Court in Vavuniyaa tricked again into postponing hearings on TPP case
13.07.18 23:20   Photo
NPC CM declines participation in Colombo's unilateral task force for so-called Development
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
04.07.18 20:29  
Geneva-based human rights regime is big disappointment: Tamil political prisoners
03.07.18 23:39   Photo
Source files from one of digital cameras witnessing 2009 genocide released to public domain
02.07.18 22:55   Photo
Macro-level approach needed to confront genocidal land grab in Mullaiththeevu
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=15645