Heavy rains that lashed many parts of the country including the Western Province since Thursday morning continued till last night. A huge tree fell on to a moving car and a trishaw at Duplication Road, Colombo 03. The driver of the trishaw was rushed to the National Hospital with minor injuries and the driver of the car escaped unhurt. The tree was removed later by workers of the Colombo Municipal Council with the support of municipal firefighters. The car that was damaged very badly after the tree fell being removed.
Pic by Kamal Bogoda
SF has no faith in short-term projects
Abolition of executive presidency
Alleges 98 per cent in politics with private agendas
By Shamindra Ferdinando
Democratic Party Leader and former Army Chief Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka insists that he has no faith in coalitions meant to achieve short term projects such as consensus on a common presidential candidate to face incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the next presidential election.
Asked to comment on a recent statement attributed to Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera of the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) regarding the organisation decision to field a common candidate to pave the way for the abolition of the executive presidency, Gen. Fonseka said...