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President instructs officials to suspend STC Chairman, Presidential Secretary

3 May 2018 11:05 pm - 21     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena today instructed officials to suspend the services of a senior official attached to the Presidential Secretariat and the Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC) who were facing bribery allegations and advised the authorities to strictly enforce the law against the two offenders.

Statement issued by the President’s Media Division said the decision was taken after the arrest of the two top officials.

This confirms the importance of establishing independent commissions and implementing the policies of the Government against bribery and corruption, the statement further said.

It also said that the President was pleased with the independent and impartial background created by the present government to ensure that the law enforcement authorities are able to perform their duties independently. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 21

  • Unchikun Thursday, 03 May 2018 11:27 PM

    As a bare minimum see that they are not spending time at a prison hospital or at a Casio.

    observer Thursday, 03 May 2018 11:28 PM

    Point taken.Why can't the same independent law enforcement authorities take down the past regime official who stole billions ??

    rohan Friday, 04 May 2018 01:35 PM

    Simple. Two reasons.His life may be at risk. Politically disasterous.

    concern Thursday, 03 May 2018 11:31 PM

    But this is your appointees and on your clock.

    Angoda Bakka Thursday, 03 May 2018 11:40 PM

    Ethanath HORU, Methanath HORU, Kothanath HORU, Mulu Lankawema HORU

    vasaliya Thursday, 03 May 2018 11:47 PM

    Hmmmmphhhhh....hahahaha.....

    paragon Friday, 04 May 2018 02:49 AM

    HOW CAN THESE OFFICIALS ACT WITHOUT FEAR MAY ME THEY ARE ACCEPTING BRIBE TO PLEASE SOME ONE ELSE.AT THIS RATE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FIND A HONEST OFFICER IN FUTURE IN SRI LANKA ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE-JAYWEEWA

    Waco Friday, 04 May 2018 03:01 AM

    It is only arresting and releasing. No one has been punished yet. What is hapenning to the Rugger Player Thajudeen's case?

    Justin Fernando Friday, 04 May 2018 05:07 AM

    It should be the way

    Luis Friday, 04 May 2018 11:24 AM

    Would love to see the names of the Ministers and MP's behind these guys. They are generally collectors for the bigwig, and of course they get a commission too...

    Hussain Friday, 04 May 2018 01:23 PM

    Funniest thing is these guys took the bribe and was counting at the time os arrest,they were strict on numbers.

    Sincere Friday, 04 May 2018 01:38 PM

    Our hopes are so sadly getting shattered day by day Mr. President!

    YoYo Friday, 04 May 2018 02:04 PM

    short sightedness was our mistake. No point blaming him.

    Sincere Friday, 04 May 2018 03:02 PM

    No. My sharp eyes could not find even a single one who cannot be called a rogue! That was the problem.

    Sincere Friday, 04 May 2018 03:07 PM

    Hmmm. Yaa YoYo. It was our mistake, the negative effect of hoppers. Sadly I had to put a like to your comment!

    ranjith Friday, 04 May 2018 02:39 PM

    At Least an arrest of corrupt officials are happening under this government now,. Under the MR regime only low income employees like peons and clerks got caught. So nothing has changed much because the big players in the MR regime is still having a nice time.

    Ravi Friday, 04 May 2018 03:24 PM

    But Ravi is awaiting a Ministers post... a very strange phenomena indeed.

    sss Friday, 04 May 2018 03:27 PM

    President while at it please investigate all those who suddenly became rich over the last few decades

    yahiya Friday, 04 May 2018 03:54 PM

    We proud of your administration must vigilant in all past crimes.

    dulan Friday, 04 May 2018 05:44 PM

    Super appointment Mr.President

    Don Friday, 04 May 2018 08:02 PM

    The Bribery Commission must check all the Ministry secretaries and Cooperation Directors for their earned wealth and assets during past 10 years.


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