Advertising Archive / Search SL Breaking News Disclaimer About Us
Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go HomeHome Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka ::

* Sri Lanka parliament extends emergency by another month
Tue, Mar 9, 2010, 07:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament extended the emergency regulations for another month by a majority of 69 votes. The parliament reconvened today to extend the emergency regulations after the legislature was dissolved in February.

The Emergency regulations were passed with a majority of 69 votes with 93 votes being cast in favor of the extension while 24 were cast against.

The ooposition parties JVP, UNP, and TNA voted against the extension of emergency.

Meanwhile, Democratic People's Front Leader Mano Ganesan held a protest in the parliament premises today against election violence after his campaign bus was attacked by goons in Nawalapitiya over the weekend.

Parliament is to meet on April 6, two days prior to the general election, to pass the emergency regulations after the lapse of the stipulated one month period.

Copyright 2000, 2010 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.