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A large number of letters including airmail, ordinary letters, post cards and propaganda material of politicians who contested the recent general election were recovered from an abandoned toilet pit in the Moratuwa post office this morning.

Post Master General Rohana Abeyratne and several senior officials of the Postal Department and the police visited the scene on information from the public and recovered the stock of letters from the toilet pit. Moratuwa Chief UNP Organiser Deepal Rodrigo had also made a complaint to the Moratuwa police in this regard.

They said more than 100,000 letters had been dumped in the toilet pit and that a formal departmental inquiry into the incident would be held and action taken against those responsible. Moratuwa police are conducting a separate investigation. (Indika Manoj Cooray and Kusal Chamath)


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  • BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 04 September 2015 09:13 AM

    95% of person working in state institutions have go their jobs through some form of influence. These state employees have become vote banks and also crowd banks for political meetings. This is the shame of a major portion of this countries population.

    gamaati Friday, 04 September 2015 09:27 AM

    inquiries should be made in other post offices too to find out similar dumping of letters.

    mori Friday, 04 September 2015 02:46 AM

    Do not use Sri Lanka postal mailing sevices. Lot of thieving postmasters and post mistresses who just steal because they can. Stealing, cheating and lying are in Sri Lankan DNA.

    TripleX Friday, 04 September 2015 02:53 AM

    You are really a dumb, how about all other letters shock may have been so important to others ?

    Muhandiram Friday, 04 September 2015 10:37 AM

    Right place for the Election Propaganda Material.

    kan Friday, 04 September 2015 10:52 AM

    So that is the reason we do not get some local or foreign letters, seems postal dept has not improved at all after independence till today.

    Mason Friday, 04 September 2015 11:16 AM

    What a sorry state of affairs. These type of things must be going on in other government departments as well. It will take a herculean and tireless effort to get the public servants to do a little bit of HONEST work. Will our good governance pall bearers do a clean up job.

    Veda-mama Friday, 04 September 2015 12:41 PM

    How can the country ever prosper when there are dumb people who think letters that are posted with valid stamps should end up In a toilet pit.

    Cobra Friday, 04 September 2015 07:10 AM

    The letters were delivered to the place where they belonged!!!

    Waco Saturday, 05 September 2015 04:33 AM

    Whoever who are involved must be sacked and none of them ever given a government employment. I believe the postmaster has already been interdicted.

    Bippity Boppity Boo Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:26 PM

    The letter were delivered to the correct place. No further investigations are called for for.

    Mohan Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:39 PM

    They would have ended up in dust bins anyway.

    de silva Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:46 PM

    If you find any responsible person?

    Citizen Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:47 PM

    A letter can be a life of another

    sobers Friday, 04 September 2015 07:26 AM

    This shows the pathetic standards of public administration. This would have never happened in the colonial days as discipline was very high along with respected and quality administrators.

    coreadbritto Friday, 04 September 2015 05:24 PM

    Typical Sri Lankan mentality. Runs in the blood.


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