TNA ready to discuss UNP proposal

The UNP constitution also proposes as a novel system the executive powers of the President to be exercised on apolitical basis and to be subject to checks and balances.Under the Westminster system the Cabinet of Ministers will be restricted to 25 including the Prime Minister. He said that as the proposal is open for discussion in order to have a final document the TNA is willing to have discussions with the UNP. The main opposition UNP had last week made public its proposed constitution which includes a British style Westminster system for the Cabinet. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it is ready to discuss the proposals put forward by the UNP for a new constitution.TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said that the proposal put forward by the UNP is only a structure and not a final document. The proposed constitution of the UNP also guarantees the freedom of expression and will be strengthened to include the right to information.It also proposes that the system of preference votes be abolished and the tenure of the Parliament and the Provincial Council fixed at five years. (Colombo Gazette)CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO read more

Cocainesoaked Colombia jerseys intercepted

In this handout photo provided by the Colombian National Police, shows replica World Cup soccer jerseys for Colombia’s national soccer team soaked with cocaine in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, June 21, 2018.MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Authorities at Bogota’s international airport have found 14 replica World Cup jerseys of Colombia’s national team soaked with a total of 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of cocaine.Investigators say an anti-narcotics agent grew suspicious when he saw the box of jerseys being sent to a small city in the Netherlands.Officials said Thursday that the agent “observed with sadness that the shirt that has brought so much happiness to the country” was saturated with cocaine hydrochloride. Traffickers sometimes use clothes soaked in the drug and then dried to transport narcotics.Coca production in Colombia has surged in recent years. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedColombia seizes more than 17,500 pounds of cocaine from drug gangMay 16, 2016In “Crime”CANU seeking woman who attempted to export ‘cocaine soaked hammocks’September 25, 2017In “Crime”FIFA WORLD CUP 2018: Colombia keeps World Cup hopes alive by defeating PolandJune 24, 2018In “latest news” read more