Tuesday, August 29, 2006

in case you wondered...

where all the jacked up light bills go....


Shock treatment for corrupt CEB officials The government assured yesterday that inquiries would be completed within a month on charges that 12 executive officers of the Ceylon Electricity Board were involved in a multi-million rupee fraud.
http://www.dailymirror.lk/2006/08/26/front/6.asp

and on the same page

Thousands face starvation in LTTE-controlled WanniA serious food shortage is developing in the LTTE-controlled Wanni areas as a result of the closure of the entry-exit point at Omanthai, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned yesterday


isnt that lovely and Buddhist of us? 200 miles away people are starving and down in the South next week they are increasing electricity tarrifs so that a few bathymathaas can peel off millions for their private coffers. and when they start embezzling they cant do it gently a few hundred laks isnt enough it has to be "clean Colombo out while you can!"

if we are going to rewrite the constitution there should be a little clause where embezzling public funds means you lose body parts, in Lipton CIrcus preferably.
ok , since Im a Buddhist , Ill consider allowing local anesthetic!

2 comments:

zorro said...

the full text
Shock treatment for corrupt CEB officials


By Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera
The government assured yesterday that inquiries would be completed within a month on charges that 12 executive officers of the Ceylon Electricity Board were involved in a multi-million rupee fraud.


The matter was discussed at a top level meeting between government and opposition members on Thursday.


The members told the meeting that previous inquiries on more than 200 errant CEB officials, had not been completed yet despite serious financial allegations against them.


The members insisted that all inquiries should be wrapped up within a month.


But since the government representative said it would not be practical, a decision was taken to complete the probe against 12 executive grade officers within one month.


Meanwhile, Government MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe told Parliament on Thursday that some CEB officials had seriously violated the board’s financial regulations.


The CEB is now running at an annual loss of Rs. 95 billion while plans are underway to increase electricity tariffs from next month.

al juhara said...

any bets on where the rest of the 95B went?