Opposition assures backing for polls reforms

Nimal Siripala de Silva said that even Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Rauff Hakeem, who is a cabinet Minister, had initially agreed to the proposals but was not calling for more changes. (Colombo Gazette) The opposition today assured its full backing for electoral reforms through the 20th Amendment to the constitution.Opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) want the reforms approved by Parliament soon. He said that while the UNP had agreed to the proposals on electoral reforms which was approved by cabinet last Friday, they were now saying they are not happy. The Opposition leader also accused the ruling United National Party (UNP) of attempting to derail moves to get the 20th Amendment passed by Parliament. read more

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TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,273.57 down 145.42 points):Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down 41 cents, or 3.87 per cent, at $10.18 on 5,786,797 shares. The gold sector led all the subgroups in the red, closing 3.05 per cent lower to 337.43 points.Baja Mining Corp. (TSX:BAJ). Miner. Up a penny, or 11.76 per cent, at 9.5 cents on 5,197,333 shares. The Vancouver-based miner’s stock was one of the few that advanced, as news that a Korean consortium provided additional financing of US$6.7 million to Baja’s Boleo project in Mexico. The funding is an addition to the $90 million reported at the end of August.Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Down 25 cents, or 1.94 per cent, at $12.64 on 5,182,602 shares. The energy sector dropped 0.57 per cent to 259.11 points.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Down 60 cents, or 4.12 per cent, at $13.97 on 4,024,690 shares.Canacol Energy Ltd. (TSX:CNE). Oil and gas. Down two cents, or 4.55 per cent, at 42 cents on 3,755,918 shares.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down 31 cents, or 0.94 per cent, at $32.69 on 3,569,459 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,327.81 down 17.17 points):Porto Energy Corp. (TSXV:PEC). Oil and gas. Up 8.5 cents, or 58.62 per cent, at 23 cents on 10,662,825 shares. The U.S.-based company provided an operational update on its well in Portugal. President and CEO Josephy Ash said that he is “encouraged” by the preliminary findings.Sandstorm Metals and Energy Ltd. (TSXV:SND). Resource streaming. Down a penny, or 2.15 per cent, at 45.5 cents on 3,635,956 shares.Companies reporting major news:Garda World Security (TSX:GW). Unchanged at $11.95 on 81,775 shares. Advisory firms ISS Proxy Advisory Services and Glass Lewis and Co. support the proposed $1.1-billion privatization transaction led by Garda founder Stephan Cretier and a subsidiary of private equity firm Apax Partners.Research In Motion (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Down 44 cents, or 5.46 per cent, at $7.62 on 3,153,782 shares. An analyst predicted the next generation of BlackBerrys won’t hit shelves until March, instead of the previously announced January launch. by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 9, 2012 5:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets read more