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Emergency passed in Parliament

24 May 2019 - 137   - 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...

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