Switzerland notes importance of reforms process in Lanka

Speaker of the National Council of the Federal Assembly of Switzerland, Christa Markwalder today noted the importance of Constitutional reforms in Sri Lanka. She told reporters in Kandy that the consultation process to draft a new Constitution in Sri Lanka will help gather the views of all parties, including civil society. Markwalder also said that Switzerland has a good economic relationship with Sri Lanka yet there is room for improvement. (Colombo Gazette) “I wish Sri Lanka a very successful Constitutional drafting process,” she added.She also noted that Sri Lanka and Switzerland have a good relationship especially since there is a large Sri Lankan community in Switzerland. Markwalder said she had been briefed on the Constitutional reforms process during her meetings with the Government. read more

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WrightForeman Pemberton lead Hofstra to rout

KENNESAW, Ga. — Justin Wright-Foreman and Eli Pemberton combined to score 35 points and Hofstra routed Kennesaw State 78-52 on Saturday.Wright-Foreman finished with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Pride (5-3), who won back-to-back games for the first time this season. Wright-Foreman has scored in double figures for 61 straight games. Pemberton sank a 3-pointer at the 14:02 mark of the first half to become the 37th Hofstra player to top 1,000 points in a career. Jalen Ray scored 10.Tyler Hooker paced the Owls (1-8) with 16 points, six rebounds and six assists. Ugo Obineke and Bryson Lockley added 13 points apiece.Kennesaw State made just 8 of 33 shots from the floor (24 per cent) in the first half and trailed 37-22 at intermission.Hofstra held the Owls to 0-of-9 shooting from 3-point range. It marked the first time the Pride held an opponent without a 3-pointer since holding James Madison to 0-for-11 shooting in 2014.The Associated Press read more

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