Centre for Policy Alternatives on 21 August, 2007

State of emergency and post-tsunami reconstruction

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Parliament passed a resolution approving the declaration of a state of emergency on Friday the 11th of February 2005. The concerns with regard to the declaration of emergency ostensibly to facilitate post-tsunami reconstruction is addressed in this article. The process by which the state of emergency came into being is considered by Asanga Welikala (Research Associate, Legal and Constitutional Unit)
State of emergency and post-tsunami reconstruction