The United States has welcomed President Mahinda Rajapaksa's announcement in Parliament that the Emergency Regulations will lapse at the finish of August.
The United States said further that this is a significant step towards normalizing life for the people of Sri Lanka, & reflects over years without terrorist activity after the defeat of the LTTE.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa proposed to the Parliament yesterday (25) that the emergency regulations require to be repealed. "I am satisfied with the fact that there is no require to extend emergency regulations for the administrative activities of the country now", they noted while making this proposal. The country can function democratically under the ordinary law, they further said.