Emergency extended

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 21 September 2005, 12:55 GMT]
Sri Lanka's Parliament Wednesday passed a motion extending the State of Emergency for another month by a majority of 94 votes. 118 members voted for the Emergency, and 24 voted against. The twenty members of Tamil National Alliance, two members of†the Up-Country People Front (UPF), Mr. Mano Ganesan of Western Province Peoples Front (WPPF) and Mr. T. Maheswaran of United National Party (UNP) voted aginst the Emergency.

Sri Lanka Muslim Congres abstained from voting.

EPDP, JVP, JHU,NUA, MEP, and several UNP members voted for the extetion.

TNA members of Parliament Mr. Joseph Pararajasingham and Mr. S. Gajendran were not present.

 

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