ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday October 7, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 19

Odds & Ends

The Environment Minister and the Central Environment Authority Chairman must be very busy men chasing their presidential dreams. We now see increasing use of sili sili bags and equally thin lunch packet sheets, which were banned with much fanfare not so long ago to save the environment. These violations are taking place on the virtual door steps of the Ministry and the CEA head office. The biggest culprits in using banned sili sili bags are some of the fruit sellers doing business from trucks parked on roads close to Parliament. We found banned lunch packet sheets being used in eating houses in places like Kebetigollewa and Beruwala. One violator is a leading food outlet at Maggona, which wraps its string hoppers and sliced bread in thin sheets.

The due process given to the offspring of Merv the Foul Mouth will certainly serve as a sure deterrent to any more nouveau riche and politically spoiled brats to behave hereafter. Though the greens are shouting now, they were no better in handling such situations in the past. Hitherto it was always kid glove treatment to these maniacs and their goons.

The letter from the sec. to a big man only mentioned the order from a court to remove the offices of exes, but it was silent on the court order, which also said not entitled to residence at……….. So will she quit lady like or wait for another missive from the same sec or a fresh order from the court.

While a senior Cabinet Minister was in and out of official meetings in Washington DC last week, his spouse was painting the town red playing the role of a tourist visiting monuments and museums (not to mention a shopping spree). Since the official Embassy car was being used by the minister, the Embassy was forced to hire a limousine, along with a driver, at a cost of $80 per hour. Yes, per hour. The $64,000 question is: Who foots the bill? Is it the Embassy or the ministerial spouse?

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