6:02 PM

Emergency Extended By a Month

Parliament today (09) extended the 'State of Emergency' by majority of 78 votes. A total of 93 voted in favour of the extension while 15 voted against it.

The motion to extend the emergency was tabled by Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake. While the JVP voted with the government, the UNP abstained. Members of the SLMC were not present in Parliament at the time the vote was taken.