May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Parliament passed the motion to extend the Emergency Regulations imposed after the Easter Sunday attacks by another month.
Resolution moved by the Leader of the House of Parliament that the Proclamation made by the President under Section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance (Chapter 40), as amended by Act, No. 8 of 1959, Law No. 6 of 1978, and Act, No. 28 of 1988, bringing into operation the provisions of Part II of the aforesaid Ordinance throughout Sri Lanka with effect from 22nd May, 2019, was approved.
Accordingly, the Emergency Motion extending it for another month was approved by Parliament with a majority of 14 votes, with 22 votes cast in favor of the motion while 08 votes were against it.
The Speaker called for a vote after the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) asked for a division. The TNA's eight MPs who were in the chamber were the only votes against the motion.