250 plastic ballot boxes for Colombo
Elections Chief Mahinda Desapriya said today the Department would use see-through plastic ballot boxes imported from Kenya for the forthcoming elections to the Western Provincial Council.
“We have 250 plastic ballot boxes. We will use them this time in the Colombo area on a experimental basis,” Mr. Desapriya told a news conference this morning.
He said the Treasury had instructed him to opt for the use of locally manufactured plastic ballot boxes as a cost cutting exercise.
“Wooden ballot boxes are very expensive. We are going to use plastic ballot boxes manufactured locally out of recycled plastic waste. It will be cost effective for us,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Deshapriya said the Department had extended the period for accepting applications for postal voting till February 10.
“We will not back down from the new stand. It is a fixed date. There is no bargaining on it. You cannot bargain whenever there is a fixed price on a product at a super market. This is also like that,” he said.
(Courtesy: DM Online)
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why of all the places Kenya that never had a legal elections sins Jomo Kenyatta
Kenya is an upcoming country leading in terms of socio-economic development in East Africa.
It’s 50 years since Kenya gained independance from the British. Having gone through the pangs of development (single party democracy to multi party US style democracy), Kenya, under the current leadership of Uhuru Keyatta (son of Jomo Kenyatta) and William Ruto, who are youthful leaders who openly abhor tribalism, is heading down the beneficial resource development path to the betterment of ‘wanainchchi’ (the common man).
In the last few years, vast strides have been made in environmentally friendly power generation (The Olkario Geothermal Plant), positive outcomes in oil exploration in the northern end of the Great Rift Valley and transportation infrastructure.
The way how Kenya stood up to trumped up charges at the ICC (lead by the Western Front, by the maniac named Moreno Ocampo) is a lesson to all third third world countries.
As a kenya watcher, it gives me pleasure to share my learning of that country in Onlanka.
We appreciate your experience and knowledge about Kenya and its role in support of Sri Lanka at crucial International fora but I am reluctantly compelled to remind you that it is not an acceptable REPLY to the question posed by SG. Are they more economical or of better quality than local products. After all an order for 250 boxes is not a tall one for our local entrepreneurs.Why over look our own cadre ?