Crackdown on errant public servants
The Government has launched a major crackdown on
public servants who fail to serve the public efficiently and
punctually. Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister Dr.
Sarath Amunugama, acting personally on a public tip-off, yesterday
ordered punitive action against the staff of the Kaduwela Divisional
Secretariat which had not opened its doors even by 9.10 a.m. It
should have opened its doors to the public at 8.30 a.m.
Games enhanced bonds among SAARC nations - President
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the Tenth South
Asian Games has transcended the traditional role of sports and
consolidated the strong bonds among the regional countries.
Troops repulse LTTE attack in Sampur
Troops yesterday retaliated a major LTTE attack
that was directed from Sampur towards the troops engaged in search
and clear operations in Thoppur and Selvanagar, after engaging LTTE
positions in Sampur with heavy artillery and mortar fire, military
sources told the Daily News yesterday.