COLOMBO: Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday declared an end to strict wartime emergency regulations imposed in 2005, noting there have not been any terror attacks since the end of a 25-year war against Tamil Tiger separatists in May 2009.
"To carry forward the day-to-day activities in a democratic way, I propose there is no need of a emergency regulations anymore," Rajapaksa told the parliament.
"There has been no terrorist activities since the end of the war in May 2009," Rajapaksa said.
"I am satisfied that extension of emergency is not required anymore. So I inform (parliament) that we will not extend the emergency anymore."