Baker’s Dozens

The two main candidates for Sri Lanka’s presidency filed their election nomination papers on Friday along with 11 others vying for the all-powerful but low-paid job of head of state. The two main candidates for Sri Lanka’s presidency filed their election nomination papers on Friday along with 11 others vying for the all-powerful but low-paid job of head of state.



Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse receives a sheef of betel
leaves, his party symbol, 07 October 2005 in Colombo shortly after filing
his nomination papers to contest the 17 November 2005 presidential
elections.  AFP PHOTO/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi