Emergency Law needed -Govt

24 March 2011 05:49 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


While claiming that it intends to relax or totally remove the ‘Emergency Regulations’ (ER) at the appropriate time, the government said that it was needed at this time for the smooth enforcement of the law.

The government intends to relax or totally remove the ‘Emergency Regulations’ (ER) at the appropriate time, when it considers the ER is not necessary to protect the law and order, cabinet spokesman Anura Priyadharshana Yapa said.

“It is true that the country is enjoying the dividends of peace following the crushing of terrorism. But do not forget there are remnants of the LTTE are still active and the issue of terrorism has not been fully addressed,’ Minister Yapa stressed. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

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  • RAJIV Friday, 25 March 2011 07:16 AM

    Calistus i am with you on this 100%. The ER is also know as emergency room in hospitals and the present government use this emergency room each time to hide behind when it does anything it wants and put the blame on LTTE and national security. If as per our honorable leader we are free of terrorism then why do we need ER. ER came to be because of terrorism now its not there then whats the point of ER.

    Thomas Friday, 25 March 2011 01:30 AM


    dpl Saturday, 26 March 2011 04:05 AM

    democracy country is not necessary emergency.minister wants police. to show his powers inthe area

    local boy Friday, 25 March 2011 11:12 AM

    You meant SF and LTTE lobby ?. Because MR and RW working together

    Darwin Friday, 25 March 2011 03:56 AM

    We will need the help of the UN, EU and America to finally repel the emergency.

    Man B Friday, 25 March 2011 01:26 PM

    yes, Tamil people are still danger.

    krishna Friday, 25 March 2011 01:46 PM

    Yes of cause it`s need for your all sake.

    chenny Friday, 25 March 2011 04:37 AM

    Mubharak government kept the emergency law for years in Egypt, and you know the rest !

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 24 March 2011 06:09 PM

    "Remove at the appropriate time "! That means never, never.
    The Emergency Regulations are now kept in force just for the purpose of curtailing the activities of the opposition.

    raj Friday, 25 March 2011 06:19 PM

    no country can claims that it is a democratic country while the emergency is intact.

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