Extending State of Emergency passed in Parliament; TNA votes against

Extending State of Emergency passed in Parliament; TNA votes against

May 24, 2019   07:00 pm

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Extending the State of Emergency by another month has been passed in the Parliament with majority votes today (24), said Ada Derana reporter.

The Tamil National Alliance had called for a vote on extending the State of Emergency during today’s parliamentary session.

Accordingly, 22 parliamentarians have voted in favour of extending the State of Emergency, while 8 parliamentarians of the Tamil National Alliance had voted against.

A Gazette Extraordinary on extending the State of Emergency by another month, signed by President Maithripala Sirisena, was issued on May 22nd.

On 22nd April, a State of Emergency was declared island-wide considering the security concerns of the country in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

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