VOLUME 13 {short description of image} SCN SRILANKA CRAZY NEWS
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One-Man Task Force
{short description of image} Sri Lankan steals bus hoping to crush rebel chief COLOMBO, Aug. 27, REUTERS (slightly abridged)
A Sri Lankan man stole a bus and drove at break-neck speed towards the country's northern war zone aiming to run over the reclusive leader of the Tamil guerrilla group battling the government, police said on Monday.
The man, identified as L. Piyasena, seized the empty bus outside the capital Colombo on Saturday and headed for the jungle hideout of rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, 250 km (155 miles) to the north.
But he did not get that far. Police in the town of Kurunegala shot out the tyres of the bus 80 km (50 miles) down the highway, but not before the man had sent a dozen vehicles careening off the road and smashed through the gate of a railway crossing. ''Sir, I am on my way to kill Prabhakaran, why did you stop me?'' local media quoted Piyasena as telling police when they arrested him.
Police said the man had a history of mental illness.
(Whilst admiring the guts of Mr Piyasena, SCN can only suggest that he gets back on the Chlorpromazine! - Ed)
A rather heavy backhander!
{short description of image} Police officer arrested for Bribery
by Norman Palihawadana The Island Monday 27th August, 2001
A senior police officer attached to the Crimes branch of Alutgama police was arrested yesterday by the Bribery Commissioner’s Department for allegedly accepting a steel table as a bribe. (A steel table? Could someone please explain? - Ed) The Police officer had repeatedly asked a businessman in the area to supply the table early. The businessman had then informed the Bribery Commissioner’s department and the police officer was arrested while allegedly accepting the steel table.( Both parties are being treated for double hernia - Ed)
{short description of image} PM’s bodyguards complain of illegal arrest, brutal assault by cops
By Chitra Weerarathne The Island Monday 27th August, 2001
Three police officers attached to the Prime Minister’s Security Division had complained to the Supreme Court that, they were illegally arrested, illegally detained and brutally assaulted by some officers of the Slave Island police station, in July this year.(It's a nice change for the cops to get a taste of their own medicine! - Ed)
Life in the Fast Lane
{short description of image} Drunken youths who assaulted ASP arrested
The Island Sunday Edition Sunday 26th August, 2001
Four youths who allegedly assaulted an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) last week were arrested by the Dehiwala police.
The suspects, who are doing top jobs in the private sector, had been travelling in a black double cab when the car driven by the ASP had overtaken their vehicle last Sunday night. Apparently infuriated by the ‘overtaking’ they had given chase and intercepted ASP Ranjith Gunasekera’s car close to Saranankara road and allegedly attacked him, a senior police official said......Dehiwala police who were alerted arrived at the scene and arrested the four youths who had, after allegedly assaulting the ASP, grabbed his car keys and national and police identity cards, the police official said......Police said the four youths were under the influence of liquor at that time. (abridged)
Female Anatomy Sells Tea!
{short description of image} TV Advertisements
The Island Friday 24th August, 2001 (opinion)
(abridged - Ed) It is most disappointing to see some advertisements on TV, presenting half truths and thereby misleading innocent people................Even though we as parents and grand parents could tolerate advertisements where many parts of the female anatomy is touched (sic! - Ed) before a particular brand of tea is being brewed, advertisements carrying half truths need serious concern as they affect human health and well being..........

Ex. Senior Tutor (Public Health) Kalubowila

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