Emergency extended for another month in Sri Lanka
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 10 November 2010, 05:09 GMT]
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
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.