17th Amendment ‘no, no’ from
Close on the heels of the UNP-led Opposition reiterating its long standing call for the implementation of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, President Mahinda Rajapaksa last Thursday (Nov 26) explained why he did not believe in paving the way for the Constitutional Council which would be responsible for setting up of relevant independent commissions, including one in charge of elections.
No, not political stunts!
At a time political stunts are gathering momentum in
Sri Lanka, Chris Pfeiffer, the stunt riding world champion performed
some incredible feats in Colombo yesterday. The 39-year-old German,
with stunting and freeriding as his speciality, holds the world
record of long jump (bunny hop) without a ramp over 33 people lying
next to one another. He was in Sri Lanka to participate in the Red
Bull Street Tour, which held spectators spellbound.
(Pic by Jude Denzil Pathiraja)
Elections chief invites
four int’l observers for presidential poll
Four International Observers have been invited by Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake to monitor the January 26 presidential elections."The Commissioner has sent out invitations to the European Union...