News

Emergency passed in Parliament

24 May 2019 - 142   - 1

Parliament approved the extension of the State of Emergency by another month by 22 votes to 8 this evening.


By Sandun Jayawardana

Parliament approved the extension of the State of Emergency by another month by 22 votes to 8 this evening.

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 chambers were the only ones to vote against the motion. MPs from the UNP and SLFP who were present voted to extend the emergency.

Parliament will reconvene on June 4 at 1.00pm. 

  Comments - 1

  • C Perera Saturday, 25 May 2019 08:49 PM

    only 30 out of 225 voted? its so ridiculous! they should all be sacked by the people. Humbugs they who only come to Parliament to do so to feather their nests...

    Reply : 0       0

    Leave a comment



Top Stories

EC receives more than 1000 complaints on violence, law violations

The Election Commission (EC) has received more than 1000 complaints of election violence or law violations, nearly two weeks after announcing the f...

20 October 2019 - Views : 13

EC releases contact details to file complaints during run-up to presidential poll

19 October 2019

Education Ministry seeks Rs 2.5 billion from Treasury to resume stalled projects

19 October 2019

Gotabhaya pledges new political culture rid of corruption

19 October 2019

Features & Analysis

Special screening programme for breast cancer at Early Detection Centre in Narahenpita

October is designated as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’, worldwide. Cancer ranks amongst the leading thr...

The Wolf is back! ‘Big Bad Wolf Book Sale’ to get underway from tomorrow

The wolf is here with books for us to devour! The highly anticipated ‘Big Bad Wolf Sale’ which is open to...

Toyota's latest Rav4, Corolla and HIACE hit the streets

Toyota Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the sole authorized dealer for Toyota vehicles and spare parts in Sri Lanka recently launched...

English Lit Societies of Ladies and STC present LitCon

The English Literary Societies of Ladies' College and S.Thomas' College Mt.Lavinia proudly present LitCon ...