Food convoys to conflict areas in the North will be diverted via Mankulam from today (Wednesday) by-passing fierce fighting in the Killinochchi sector, Presidential Secretariat sources said yesterday.Advisor to the President, Commissioner General of Essential Services S. B. Divaratne told The Island that donor countries wanted the Government to send the convoys of food to the Internally Displaced Persons in the Wanni accompanied by representatives of the UN Agencies.
CEB still to decide on
The Ceylon Electricity Board is yet to decide on a new tariff structure following the September 18 Supreme Court order to forward one within two weeks on the domestic consumption of electricity, CEB sources said.
Attorney with dubious past a JS officer
An Attorney-at-law with a dubious past has been appointed to the Judicial Service Commission although a contempt of Court charge is pending against him in a District Court.