on seven ministers blocked
Apparent feet-dragging by the Constitutional Council and a
refusal by a respected former Court of Appeal judge to apply
for a long-standing vacancy in the Bribery and Corruption
Commission have stalled probes on more than 500 investigations
against politicians -- including seven cabinet ministers,
and public servants, The Sunday Times has been told.
Council draft today
The government's peace delegation will meet Prime Minister
Ranil Wickremesinghe today to finalise the 'concrete' proposals
to be submitted to the LTTE on the setting up of an interim
in or out?
An LTTE demand to oust TULF President V. Anandasangaree is
due to be taken up for discussion today at the party's central
committee meeting with members heavily divided on the issue.
secretary rock the Ministry boat
Fisheries Minister Mahinda Wijesekera allegedly went into
tantrums this week throwing files, pushing chairs and pulling
out the name board of his ministry secretary, saying he no
longer wanted to work with the officer.
debarred but no criminal element’
Police investigation into reports that well-known economists
and one-time UNCTAD Secretary General Dr. Gamani Corea was
being wrongfully confined to his house has revealed that there
was no 'criminal element' involved, but that visits by his
friends and relatives were being 'curtailed' by the security
placed by Ceylinco Chief Lalith Kotelawala who holds a power-of-attorney
on behalf of his cousin, Dr. Corea.
back to the past, a new police bicycle unit has been
set up to tackle the rising crime wave. The bicycle
police armed with pistols and walkie-talkies will move
around city areas with the aim of preventing robberies,
especially during working hours when many people have
left behind empty houses. They are to check suspicious
vehicles and individuals. Pic by Athula Devapriya.