raiding food outlets
The Colombo Municipal Council has sent out its public health
inspectors to arrest traders who unscrupulously sell outdated food
stuff along with fresh foods during the festive season.
The CMC action
comes in the wake of detection made at a leading Colombo supermarket
where outdated food items had been stacked together with fresh ones.
said the health inspectors had been ordered to conduct surprise
raids, including night raids, on supermarkets and food outlets to
ensure that customers were not harmed.
TNA to woo PA support for federal
By Shelani Perera
The Tamil National Alliance is to lobby support
from opposition parties for the setting up of a Federal State in
the North and East following the conclusion of the third round of
talks between the LTTE and the government.
The TNA has
decided to meet the PA and the JVP to urge the two parties to support
Secretary R. Sampandan told The Sunday Times that for decades the
Tamil parties had proposed a federal system for the devolution of
power and now the first step had been taken towards it.
He said the
TNA would do its best to persuade the PA especially and the JVP
to accept the solution.