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The new-UNP led government would give priority to introduce legislation strengthening financial crimes and similar other crime busting and to give more legal teeth to the Bribery Commission as existing laws were not sufficient to deal with financial mismanagement, embezzling, corruption and fraud, former minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said.

Addressing the media after a successful election campaign that brought the UNP-led rainbow coalition - the UNFGG - to power, Mr. Ranawaka said there was a huge challenge before the new government as the confidence and expectation reposed on the new government by over 5 million voters were immense.

“The people expect the government to continue the investigations by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), the Police, the CID and the Bribery Commission on corruption, money laundering, misuse of state assets, ethanol and drug peddling in a more vigorous footing and bring perpetrators to book as early as possible. But the current laws and the judicial system are not strong enough to successfully tackle those crimes and convict and punish those charged. That is why we need new legislation to strengthen the relevant law enforcement institutions and the judicial system to address this problem sooner than later,” Mr. Ranawaka stressed.(Sandun Jayasekara)
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  • kamalhot1 Friday, 21 August 2015 08:25 AM

    Yes, we all need these laws in action soon, please strengthen them.

    Kapila Friday, 21 August 2015 04:49 PM

    Many UPFA looters have stolen from government institutes. They were waiting for a UPFA victory to let those go unearthed. Their hopes were dashed and they will have to pay what they robbed. Some already have. Laws needs to be tough so those guys needs to be in jail as well.

    Kirthi Friday, 21 August 2015 05:55 PM

    Yes not only the rogues of opposition or MR era but all irrespective of party. Bank robbery too must be investigated by FCID before they dissolve government.

    Polished Friday, 21 August 2015 07:30 AM

    Well done, take all those who robbed SL, put them in jail and let them prove they are not guilty

    Waco Friday, 21 August 2015 08:14 AM

    Why none of the roughs have been punished so far?

    iemerald Friday, 21 August 2015 11:21 AM

    DONT FORGET THE RECENT CENTRAL BANK ISSUE.


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