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* Sri Lanka MPs asked to sacrifice this month's salary for the nation
Tue, Mar 9, 2010, 07:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Labor Dr. Mervyn Silva proposed the parliamentarians today not to withdraw this month's salary.

He made this proposal during the debate for the extension of emergency regulations declaring he would not withdraw his salary this month since the parliament met for only one sitting this month.

He asked all MPs to sacrifice their monthly salary to the nation in order to strengthen the President's hands in developing the country.

The President dissolved the parliament on February 08 and called for elections. The elections are to be held on April 08. But later the parliament was reconvened for today to approve the proclamation signed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on March 1 extending the state of emergency for another month.

The parliament is to meet again on April 06, two days ahead of the general election for the same purpose.

The response of the MPs to this proposal was not available immediately.

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