Dissolved parliament to be reconvened March 9 to extend Emergency
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 03 March 2010, 05:22 GMT]
The dissolved parliament is to be summoned on March 9 to extend the
State of Emergency for another month. The State of Emergency now in
force is to expire on March 5. President has been empowered to extend
the State of Emergency for another month by issuing extra-ordinary
gazette notification under the Constitution, but it has to be ratified
by the parliament within ten days, parliamentary sources said.
The country is under State of Emergency since August 12, 2005 and is
being extended every month by the parliament.
The parliament was dissolved on February 9 and the general election to
the new parliament is fixed for April 8.
The new parliament is to meet
on April 22, sources said.