SL parliament to debate emergency extension motion Tuesday

[TamilNet, Saturday, 03 January 2009, 16:18 GMT]
The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government led by Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse is to table a motion seeking the extension of the State of Emergency for another month when the Sri Lanka's parliament meets on January 6 Tuesday. Since August 12, 2005 the country is being governed under the State of Emergency extended every month by the parliament, sources said.



Leaders of all political parties represented in current parliament met on Thursday with the Speaker Mr.W.M.J. Lokkubandara in the chair and decided to give first priority to take up the motion moved by the Prime Minister Mr. Ratnasiri Wickremanayake for debate, sources said.

 

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