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The official residence of the US Ambassador was fined by the water Supply and Drainage Board with Rs. Rs.370440.00.

The residence of the US Diplomat at Albert Crescent in Colombo has tapped the water board pipeline illegally. 

The raiding Unit of the Board imposed this fine when the site was raided on the 28th of Sept. The officials there had admitted the illegal water tapping and had agreed to pay the fine. Accordingly the officials of US Embassy had paid the fine on the 14th and they have been issued receipt No.2368 by the Board.

The official house of the American Embassy in Kollupitiya was fined Rs. 600,000.00 six months ago for obtaining electricity illegally.  

President of Colombo South Rotary Club Murugesu Rajendram, has been fined Rs.10,000 for illegal electricity tapping.

Mt. Lavinia Additional Magistrate Ruchira Weliwatte ordered him to pay the fine of Rs. 120,364 to compensate the loss suffered by Lanka Electricity Company (LECO).

Rajendran had tampered his household electricity meter and tapping power illegally and the authorities arrested him at his residence in Soysapura Housing Scheme, Moratuwa on September 23rd 2009.
Rajemdran was produced before the Magistrate the following day.

Meanwhile, the Board of Directors of the Colombo South Rotary Club had called for an emergency meeting last Monday the 19th to decide on the course of action to be taken regarding their president.
It is reported that members have asked for tough action taken against the president to preserve the reputation and image of Rotary.

But Mr. Murugesu Rajendram had told the members that it is not necessary for the club to take any action against him as matter with the electricity board and the court was a private matter. He is the opinion that his being the president of the club had nothing to do with it.

The motto of Rotary is “Service above Self”. Club members have pledged to be volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio.

There are 61 Rotary Clubs in Sri Lanka. They do great service to the poor and the needy in rural areas. Rotary has contributed in a major way to combat Polio in Sri Lanka supporting the island wide vaccination campaign.
Rotary International has more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.

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