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Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary and Minister, Duminda Dissanayake said today that by now legal action should have been taken against those of the previous government alleged to have committed acts of fraud and corruption had the government acted in a manner similar to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

“The Malaysian people requested newly-elected Premier Mohamad to punish corrupt politicians of the previous regime. After assuming office, he took immediate action as demanded by the people to arrest all those, including politicians, Government Officials and Police Officers known to have committed fraud and corruption,” he told journalists in Anuradhapura.

The minister said however investigators in Sri Lanka are reluctant to investigate the charges levelled against politicians and multi-millionaires.

“They are very prompt in implementing the law when it comes to ordinary citizens who are alleged to have committed minor offences. Some influential individuals even seek court orders to evade arrest when cases are to be filed against them. The law must be applied equally to all citizens,” he said. (Athula Bandara)

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  • Superman Tuesday, 29 May 2018 02:37 PM

    Yo man!!! You have nailed the coffin, but unfortunately our ill-gotten newly rich and rags to riches are only playing hand-in-glove.... so how could a country prosper with these Gamarala's This is you scratch and I scratch game! Now, can you tell us about this!

    Sunil Tuesday, 29 May 2018 04:29 PM

    Take action against the Rajapaksas Criminal Network like you promised in 2015!

    AJ Wednesday, 30 May 2018 12:20 PM

    Take action against Arjuna Mahendran and all 110 Ministers who accepted donations from his company.

    Nikamata Telling Tuesday, 29 May 2018 02:40 PM

    There is are differences into an honest politician/statesmen who puts country first before, the other puts 'siya paramparawa' first. The aim to get elected is to rob the country!!! These fellows in SL will go into history of our country as THIEVES! and they will pay their dues when the time is right!

    Harry Tuesday, 29 May 2018 03:22 PM

    let me add NT - Those who loot public funds and their children should suffer in this life for next generations...

    Citizen Perera Tuesday, 29 May 2018 02:46 PM

    What are you talking about? You are part and parcel of this idiotic government.

    Dan Tuesday, 29 May 2018 02:46 PM

    This should include people who misappropriated state funds to lease posh office buildings in Colombo for Ministry of Agriculture based on not real requirement but purely on personal (scandalous) relationships....

    Ruwan Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:39 PM

    Agreed

    JOHAN Tuesday, 29 May 2018 02:48 PM

    I did not see any President after JR and Premadasa being straight forward and took bold decisions to hire or fire Mps and Ministers. We can say most of the frauds and corruptions originate from Parliament due to party crossovers to show the majority of a party

    DJ Tuesday, 29 May 2018 03:03 PM

    The public does not know the actual debt the country is in. U on the other hand busted enough cash on a stupid office building. Those who protect the thieves too should be behind bars that includes the President and PM. Bunch of thieves all of you are

    Haramanis Tuesday, 29 May 2018 03:04 PM

    Duminda - please be careful, you too have many skeletons in your cupboard!!

    Dumb Dumi Tuesday, 29 May 2018 03:14 PM

    But not Sabitha please. She and me are as clean as it comes.

    Ceylon Tuesday, 29 May 2018 03:41 PM

    No need to learn from any one.solutions are easy as abc.only one medicine for all these cancers.just impliment the rule of law.thats it.

    Janith Kumara (Dubai) Tuesday, 29 May 2018 03:47 PM

    Mr minister this is the different between A Muslim president's word and a Buddhist presidents word ,please don't compare them with our corrupt politions .

    Dr.Siri Tuesday, 29 May 2018 03:47 PM

    Did SRILANKA have patriotic politicians?

    Aliya Tuesday, 29 May 2018 03:55 PM

    3 years late... But, still the time is there.

    Unchikun Tuesday, 29 May 2018 04:16 PM

    Mr. Minister, it is interesting you are making this statement after 3 1/2 years and the election of Mr. Mahathir. You are young may not know much of what happened during the bubble economy in Asia which also affected Malaysia. Mr. Mahathri is not a good role model to follow. It is the rise of Singapore what we need to ficus on, not copy. The first thing Mr. Lee did was to put a stop to corruption in all walks of life.

    Sunil Tuesday, 29 May 2018 06:37 PM

    Yes,Singapore Lee also got himself paid nearly two million dollars per year, the highest paid leader in the world, and put his son to take over the country after him. He treated Singapore like his own property while advancing the country.Rajapaksas did exactly the same but democracy removed them too soon ?

    Sodha Tuesday, 29 May 2018 04:23 PM

    It's because our politicians are frogs waiting for opportunities to jump either sides. We've witnessed it again recently.

    TONY Tuesday, 29 May 2018 04:36 PM

    WHY NO LEGAL ACTION AGAINST CORRUPT POLITICIANS IS BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT IS HELL BENT IN PROTECTING SLFP MEMBERS. HE PREFERS TO PROTECT PARTY MEMBERS FIRST BEFORE COUNTRY. THIS IS A TRAGIC SITUATION AS HE HAS FORGOTTEN THE MANDATE GIVEN TO HIM BY THE PEOPLE

    Premalal Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:25 PM

    Great one liner from comedy central.

    Silva Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:27 PM

    This is what the people wanted you to do to the Rajapaksas...

    Kumara Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:28 PM

    Actions now and not mere words.PM Mahathir acted promptly because he has no fear of anything. Whereas our PM/President!!

    WISE DONKEY Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:32 PM

    Yes we had people like Mahathir in our country in the past but they all gone.......but still being spoken and admired. The current lot is utter rubbish, very sad.

    Lankan Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:45 PM

    You don't have take cue from anyone, we all know what needs to be done but we don't have the guts to implement it.

    Massdeen Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:48 PM

    Go and tell your big boss that he will have to face the music very soon

    Massdeen Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:50 PM

    Go and tell your big boss about it and very soon he will have to face the music

    Gayan Tuesday, 29 May 2018 05:56 PM

    What about millions spent on SABEETHAPAYA.

    Dr.Siri Tuesday, 29 May 2018 06:04 PM

    Does SRILANKA need politicians?

    Sincere Tuesday, 29 May 2018 08:36 PM

    do you mean to say all who are in this Government are saints?

    dulan Wednesday, 30 May 2018 04:08 PM

    Arjuna, Duminda , MS , Ranil all want previous govt's rouges punished and they want us to do this!


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