Minister busts PMB Officer

20 February 2012 06:01 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Minister of Trade Johnston Fernando busted a Paddy Marketing Board officer stealing 25 metric tons of paddy from a Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) warehouse in Diyabeduma, Polonnaruwa.

“A paddy marketing board officer stole 25 metric tons of paddy from a warehouse to sell,” Minister of Trade Johnston Fernando said. The officer was busted with the four Lorries transporting the paddy, the Minister said.

According to the Minister he received a tip off and he alerted the police in the area who acted promptly. A pradeshiya sabha member was arrested in this regard and the PMB officer was also charged. (Sumaiya Rizvi)

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  • Chandra Monday, 20 February 2012 06:42 AM

    Good luck!

    AMG Monday, 20 February 2012 06:59 AM

    Much better! otherwise paddy prices will go higher !

    China Pataus Monday, 20 February 2012 06:55 AM

    Who is going to bust the buster.

    dinecg Monday, 20 February 2012 07:45 AM

    Will teach a valuable lesson for PMBOs to share the gains with the hierarchy in the future!!

    Dammika Monday, 20 February 2012 07:34 AM

    Who will bust his office and wrong doings?

    Nagaragiri Kiththil Monday, 20 February 2012 07:52 AM

    Send him as a Diplomat to a foreign country.

    Mohamed Monday, 20 February 2012 07:50 AM

    Van we simply say Mega buster?

    Johny Monday, 20 February 2012 09:05 AM

    This is just peanuts, what about the Cadju Nuts

    Godaya Monday, 20 February 2012 08:48 AM

    A diversion perhaps???

    Regi Monday, 20 February 2012 09:14 AM

    All the big sharks are protected and only small fish like this get caught. There may be some big shot behind this theft.

    UAE Reader Monday, 20 February 2012 09:41 AM

    now it's Coconuts scene.

    Bernard Monday, 20 February 2012 09:57 AM

    Make this ALI BABA carry the stolen paddy back to the warehouse on his back.

    perera Tuesday, 21 February 2012 02:46 AM

    why dont you shop your colleagues in parliament who are on the take,
    it is always the small fry while the big fish get awat

    Hamu Mahaththaya Monday, 20 February 2012 06:16 AM

    How about busting officials at higher levels too - it is mainly the curruption that has got us in to this massive mess.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 20 February 2012 06:36 AM

    Considering the massive corruption in every sphere of the government, this must be just a drop in the ocean.


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