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The state of emergency was extended by another month in Parliament a short while ago, receiving 102 votes in favour and 15 votes against. The United National Party (UNP) had voted against the extending of the state of emergency, together with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) while the Janath Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) had been absent. (YP&KB)

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  • Friday, 05 February 2010 12:45 PM

    In recent interview with BBC, Gota says SF does not require security because now the country in free from terror. Then why does the government need emergency?

    Friday, 05 February 2010 02:49 PM

    What to comment now when the facts are such that we just held a premature Presidential election under emergency. Don't they care, don't they understand or haven't they seen?

    Friday, 05 February 2010 07:29 PM

    Enough of this draconian legislation, and also the PTA !

    Friday, 05 February 2010 03:29 PM

    Enough time for integration innocent Srilankan citizens

    Friday, 05 February 2010 03:32 PM

    Isn't the war on terror over in Sri Lanka? I thought the government said the war is over... So what do they want to show by doing this? If you want tourists to flock to Sri Lanka then stop extending it all the time. This is giving totally wrong signals. The true feeling of a country in peace will not be there as long as they continue to extend the state of emergency.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 03:35 PM

    Government need Emergency to prevent any sory of military coups that could destablize the country....be sensible Raawana....

    Friday, 05 February 2010 03:41 PM

    YEah right!! yes the VIP do get safe guarded by the extension of emergency and so does the general public. I am less worried about my life and my family's lives because the emergency regulations are in place. think before you open your mouth. have a nice day

    Saturday, 06 February 2010 11:55 AM

    THIS IS A CLEAR SIGN TO SAY WE HAVE NOT WON THE WAR. HOW SAD IS THAT?

    Saturday, 06 February 2010 12:05 PM

    Dear Nille, Gov is not only fighting with LTTE but also with Tamil people. I think Emergency Regulations will be there until tamil live here. I think this is the hidden true fact.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 04:08 PM

    to whom for emergency? for cover government?

    Friday, 05 February 2010 10:51 PM

    The opposing votes were 15 ? Do you mean to say that the combined votes of both the UNP and TNA amount to only 15 ?

    Friday, 05 February 2010 11:44 AM

    Isn't that good. UNP & TNA against and JVP absent.
    Less problems.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 11:49 AM

    So what mann, who cares for Emergency !!!!! this issue is a pea nut for us.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 11:52 AM

    After this Mahinda might increase his strength of security by another 76%, good show.... good rulers.... my petrol and my car.....

    Friday, 05 February 2010 11:53 AM

    We are least worried about extending emergency etc., as this is needed only to the Ministers and the President not for public.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 11:59 AM

    Who Cares!

    Friday, 05 February 2010 11:42 PM

    This makes no sense! How can there be only 15 votes 'against,' if both the TNA and UNP voted against?


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