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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2956

Sri Lanka: Motion to extend State of Emergency passed

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Colombo, 08 January, ( The motion to extend the state of emergency has been passed by a majority of 88 votes.

103 votes were cast in favors of the motion and 15 votes rejected it. The JVP voted in favor of the motion together with the government. Only the Tamil National Alliance MPs voted against the motion and the UNP abstained from voting.

Making a special statement at the end of parliamentary proceedings speaking W.J.M. Lokubandara said a special party leaders' meeting held on Tuesday discussed at length the security provided to MPs. He said the Prime Minister took the responsibility of taking necessary action in this connection in keeping with assessments of the degree of security threat to each MPs.

- Asian Tribune -

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