PMG urged to conduct immediate investigation: Vajira

As several bags of local and foreign mail concealed in the Galle Main Post Office were reported to have been unearthed yesterday morning, the Postmaster General (PMG) and the Provincial Deputy PMG had been urged to conduct an immedate investigation into the matter, Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena said.

Upon inquiry, Minister Abeywardene said that according to information received by him, the parcels included local and foreign mail piled up during the recent postal strikes as well as letters intended for delivery during the recent local government election period, adding that he considered it to be a serious matter.

When certain journalists visited the Galle Main Post Office to make further inquires about the matter, they were denied entry. However, one officer had said that there had been an incident of which the details could not be divulged to the media.

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