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    May 25, 2019

    Extending the State of Emergency by another month has been passed in the Parliament with majority votes yesterday (24).The Tamil National Alliance had called for a vote on extending the State of Emergency during today’s parliamentary session.

    Accordingly, 22 parliamentarians have voted in favour of extending the State of Emergency, while 8 parliamentarians of the Tamil National Alliance had voted against. A Gazette Extraordinary on extending the State of Emergency by another month, signed by President Maithripala Sirisena, was issued on May 22nd.
    On 22nd April, a State of Emergency was declared island-wide considering the security concerns of the country in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

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