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.