Govt. to make new laws to protect public officials from prosecution

26 November 2019 08:31 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa assuming duties as Finance Minister in the presence of Ministers Johnston Fernando and Bandula Gunawardena, President’s Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundara, Prime Minister’s Secretary Gamini Senarath and Treasury Secretary S.R. Attygalle


The new government under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will come up with new laws to clear public officials from prosecution due to the lapses made by them while executing decisions made in good faith to carry out government policy, Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

“In the recent times, public officials were brought before the Financial Criminal Investigation Division and Bribery Commission. As a result, officials were reluctant to take decisions,” Rajapaksa said after assuming office as the island nation’s Finance Minister. 

He assured necessary protection and job security to public officials and requested them to carry out their work diligently to develop the country.

Rajapaksa said when he handed over Sri Lanka to the new government in 2015, the country was an active place bustling with economic activity.

He said GDP growth and per capita income were on the rise and inflation and national debt were on the decline.

Rajapaksa charged that under the previous regime, the rupee has depreciated significantly and the country’s tax system has become more complicated.



  Comments - 2

  • Respondent Tuesday, 26 November 2019 09:11 AM

    So, we will have to bear the responsibility!!!

    Warusawa Tuesday, 03 December 2019 01:44 PM

    Now those thieves can rob the public assets without being afraid of the law.#system change!!

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

New Parliament must comply with COVID-19 guidelines: Dr. Jasinghe

Parliament heads and Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe ye

Group of SJB members will join UNP after polls: Akila

A group of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) candidates will join the UNP after th

PC polls before end of this year: GL

The Provincial Council (PC) Elections which has been delayed for several year

Materials for elephant fence idle while people, cultivation are threatened by wild jumbos

Residents of the area expressed concern about abandoning a large stock of wi