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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

Sri Lanka: Emergency to be extended for one more month

[b]Sri Lanka: Emergency to be extended for one more month[/b]

[b]Colombo, 17 September, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Sri Lanka Government announced that the state emergency already in existence will be extended for another one month. Government spokesman Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the resolution for the extension will go before parliament next week.

Emergency was first imposed 10 days after the assassination of Lakshman Kadirgamar, former Minister of Foreign Affairs on 12 of August.

Under the emergency, police and security forces enjoy sweeping powers to search, detain and arrest suspects.

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam strongly objected to the declaration of Emergency in the country.

Tamil Tigers protested to the government for imposing emergency and urged it be lifted as it endangers them to observer truce with the security forces.

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