and Corruption on holiday
The Attorney General has ruled that the Bribery and Corruption
Commission cannot function, stalling more than three hundred
fresh complaints being investigated, and nearly one hundred
indictments being sent to the Magistrate's Court.
not happy over SLMM verdict on trawler tragedy
The Government has slammed Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission Chief
Tryggve Teleffsen, over his determination that "outside
armed elements" were involved in the sinking of the Chinese
trawler Fu Yuan Yu 225 in the high seas off Mullaitivu on
falls as Baghdad gripped by lawlessness
MOSUL, Saturday (AFP) - US special forces and Kurdish fighters
moved into the centre of the main northern Iraqi city of Mosul,
while doctors in Baghdad were forced to carry weapons to ward
off looters plundering the lawless capital.
on wheels for MPs
Whatever the struggle of the common people, their representatives
are having a happy new year with high-powered semi luxury
vehicles coming their way.
net to catch illegal fishermen
The Attorney General is to summon the DIGs of the North and
East to issue fresh guidelines to them on the proper procedure
to be carried out when arresting foreign fishing vessels encroaching
on Sri Lankan territorial waters and prosecute owners and
the main persons on board.
blindfolded Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse was
not quite on target when going for the eye of the elephant.
Fortunately, it was only a New Year game that he, other
PA members and Presidential Office staff played when
they gathered at President's House for a New Year party.
Pic by Ishara S. Kodikara