Colombo extends Emergency for another month
[TamilNet, Thursday, 06 January 2011, 16:52 GMT]
The Sri Lanka’s parliament Wednesday evening adopted, as usual, a motion to
extend the State of Emergency for another month by a majority of one
hundred and eleven votes. One hundred and thirty four members of the
ruling United Peoples National Alliance (UPFA) and its constituents
voted for the motion.
Twenty three parliamentarians of the main opposition United National
Party (UNP), the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Democratic
National Alliance (DNA) led by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) voted
against the motion.
The motion seeking the approval of the House was
moved by SL Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne.
The State of Emergency is being extended every month with the approval
of Sri Lankan parliament since August 2005.