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UNP Walks Out, Emergency Passed

Sep 7, 2010 9:59:46 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The UNP today (7) staged a walkout from parliament after Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe announced that the party will not participate in the debate on the 18th Amendment and the UNP members held a sathyagraha campaign outside parliament against the constitutional amendments.
Parliament sittings were suspended for 10 minutes following the walkout.

Meanwhile, emergency regulations were extended by another month by parliament a short while ago without a vote for the first time.

There was no call for a vote as most opposition members were not present in the House.