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The state of emergency was passed in parliament a short while ago with a majority of 93 votes in support and 24 against. The JVP, UNP and TNA voted against the extension of emergency.

Meanwhile Democratic People’s Front Leader Mano Ganeshan held a protest in the parliament premises today against election violence after his campaign bus was attacked by goons in Nawalapitiya over the weekend. (YP & KB)
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  • Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:17 AM

    When the war is over almost a year ago why this emergency!

    We too love our country need it to be safe, now the check points are getting on to the head. There is too much of this and this should cut down. Early morning when we go to drop our kids to school their you go, you are stopped at a check point with 1 or 2 vehicle already being checked.

    Mr. President please cut down the check points, don't take it off.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:18 AM

    As normal ... (but not ltte there any more why!!!!!!)

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:36 AM

    Extended by a dissolved parliament?

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:36 AM

    What state of emergency after the War is finished????????
    This is only to protect the Government not the people of the country.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 04:26 PM

    Its this kind of stupidity that makes GoSL laughing stock in the world.

    MR himself in withdrawing security for (opposition MPs) pointed out that once Parliament was dissolved ALL MPs ceased to be Members!

    Its all part of the corrution really

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010 07:38 AM

    What can't you do? Nothing is impossible other than making a Man - Woman or a Woman - Man.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:46 AM

    Noted.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 10:38 AM

    Thamby read the constitution of the country. do not comment in ignorance

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 10:43 AM

    Calistus Jayatilleke , I think you forgot JR's theory of "Male,Female & the SL President"

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 10:59 AM

    Where is Nihal, he predicted that JVP would abstain from voting, legitimately?

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:36 AM

    so the entire UNP, JVP and TNA has only 24 votes ? Or are those monkeys too busy fighting for Manapes ?

    If they don't bother to come to parliment for such an occasion how can we possibly consider them for re-election ?

    I hope they don't come to my house asking for my vote !

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010 01:02 AM

    Need to check Section 99 sub-section 49 and paragraph 245 to know who a dissolved Government can pass regulations to extend Emergency regulations. This was taught in our Grade 6 Civics in 1960. SriLankans now need to learn the Donomore system of law.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:40 AM

    In Sri Lanka can..........................

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010 01:05 AM

    People living on public money need to do something and therefore they got to gether to pass a motion/regulations and something else. They need to do something for what theyget legally paid.

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010 01:14 AM

    Learn to read the constitution, my friend.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:45 AM

    The only country in the world where a dissolved parliament passes motions, extends emergencies. The laughing stock of the world.

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010 01:32 AM

    Emergency has replaced the Constition. Why not the election manifisto of some party say we will abolish the constition and accept the ER has our constition.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 12:00 PM

    Excellent sensational marvellous great superb fantastic cool fabulous decision! Want it extended until further notice to crackdown on LTTE remnants leftover!

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 01:17 PM

    Due to this parliament sitting, all will get their salaries.

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010 04:51 AM

    It is probalbly a good thing to read the constitution before making some of these comments. Dear people, all this is done according to the constitution which everybody loves to hate!

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010 05:01 AM

    Is the total number of opposition consisting UNP, JVP & TNA is only 24? All three parties voting against but the votes against are 24! Isn't it something funny?

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 01:57 PM

    This is the beauty of SRI LANKA

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 02:00 PM

    Is this extension of emergency valid?How the bill was passed by a dissolved parliament.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 02:07 PM

    They want the election conducted under emergency law to curtain and suppress the democracy.

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:07 AM

    Technically speaking, how could ex-MPs of a dissolved Parliament pass any regulations ?

    Tuesday, 09 March 2010 02:48 PM

    These things only can happen in Sri Lanka!

    Wednesday, 10 March 2010 06:35 AM

    Normally these type of things should be done in an extreme emergencies for the interest of General Public (Citizens) of the Country. But, we can't understand is foe whose benefit the Emergency is required? Is it for General Public or for the benifit of those who are in Power?


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