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Sri Lanka parliament approves state of emergency

May 5, 2010 10:56:50 AM - yahoo.com
Sri Lanka's parliament voted on Wednesday in favor of extension of the state of emergency by a further month. The motion was approved 132 voting for and 14 against in the 225-member assembly, officials said. While the ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance voted in favor, the main minority Tamil party Tamil National Alliance voted against. The main opposition United National Party (UNP ...