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President Maithripala Sirisena assured stern action would be taken to control and to eradicate bribery and corruption prevailing in the government sector and other fields.

Addressing an event held in Polonnaruwa, the President said action would be taken against wrongdoers irrespective of their status.

He said that politicians and public servants should act in a way which is acceptable to the common citizen.

“Their action should not be subjected to people’s hatred. To build a better society, the government sector should always be free of bribes,” the President said.

He said he would take action against incidents of bribery, corruption, waste and misuse of public property without any favouritism.

Meanwhile, he said the Presidential Commission appointed to look into the fraud and corruption took place at SriLankan Airlines would reveal much important information similar to the way the Presidential Commission on the Central Bank bond issue had fulfilled its responsibilities.

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  • Sunil Sunday, 06 May 2018 12:16 PM

    If you had taken stern action right at the start of your term of office during the bond scam this type of incident would not have occurred. Now, even the Presidential Secretariat has become a hot bed of corruption.

    Cittizen Sunday, 06 May 2018 12:20 PM

    Only Presidential commissions no legal Action like the central bank bond scam

    Premalal Sunday, 06 May 2018 09:07 PM

    What is Ravi. Karunanayaka's status?

    DHA Sunday, 06 May 2018 12:20 PM

    All bullshit we saw how you and your team members took stern action against RK.....he was at the VVIP stand yesterday watching the Bradby action where as he should've been in jail

    No need Sunday, 06 May 2018 12:35 PM

    before telling others, just try to clean from your side and then point to others

    Leo Sunday, 06 May 2018 12:44 PM

    First bring back Mahendran.

    mike Sunday, 06 May 2018 01:09 PM

    correct. he is the most corrupt Politian we have ever seen .trying to fool the masses who are ignorant on deals at top

    Think Well man ..Think well Sunday, 06 May 2018 04:03 PM

    if so why you appointed your brother as a chaiman of SLT soon after u came as president, dont u think this is also supporting only family member and its also corruption while pinpointing to others

    Premalal Sunday, 06 May 2018 07:45 PM

    Dead man talking.

    Stunned Citizen Sunday, 06 May 2018 12:36 PM

    All Talk, No Action Only. Same S

    OTHER FIELDS ? Sunday, 06 May 2018 07:09 PM

    " eradicate bribery and corruption prevailing in the government sector and other fields" - - other fields ? - hope you will not forget the "political field" - and that includes the "MONARCH"

    OTHER FIELDS -2 Sunday, 06 May 2018 07:55 PM

    The corruption in the CMC in getting plans passed, initial approvals and finally to get the COC - is an urgent issue to address.- this is a "local govt field"

    OTHER FIELDS 2A Monday, 07 May 2018 04:31 PM

    Fully agree with Other fields 2- do you know the going rate to get a condominium building approved then -before UDA took over. - I overheard that it was over 200.000/-. Now the UDA for sure will be having a field day. !

    ANTON Sunday, 06 May 2018 12:43 PM

    DEAR SIR....... WE ALL KNOW THE STORY ......" PARANA PINAK MAGEY HISEY KADAA GENA VATUNA" ...... ACTUALLY CAN YOU DEFINE THE MEANING OF STERN, (THADINMA) IN EITHER SINHALA OR ENGLISH. ?

    Unchikun Sunday, 06 May 2018 12:48 PM

    Oh! They he blows again. What was happening for the last 3 years. The corrupt was in your cabinet and now you blow. We are fed up which the "Boru" show.

    Waco Sunday, 06 May 2018 01:07 PM

    My3' listen to / read your own speeches made during LG election campaign. How many have been sent to " Avichiya "?

    Muttiyeah Sunday, 06 May 2018 01:20 PM

    Always the Pot calls the Kettle black........while one finger points at other's there are 4 pointing in my direction.

    johan Sunday, 06 May 2018 01:34 PM

    Almost one and half years left to end the term, just drag and leave everything to another set of corrupt politicians to take over and do nothing

    Premalal Sunday, 06 May 2018 07:51 PM

    The longest presidential sleepwalk in history.

    Wise Donkey Sunday, 06 May 2018 01:40 PM

    Why did he hire a person who had a tainted record already? Because Ranil hired Arjuna he had to face the inquiry plus no confidence motion tacitly initiated by you. Now what action will follow about the guy caught red handed with 20 million rupees and the boss hired him eyes closed?

    Chanka Hewa Sunday, 06 May 2018 01:40 PM

    point the finger towards you first of all, and warn your immediate family members to stay away from this malpractices such as bribery, public funds misuse etc

    Ruwan Sunday, 06 May 2018 02:01 PM

    You're the biggest liars and loser in Sri Lanka political history. You will never be able to get punished for the bribery and corruption.please don't spend public money for your funny commission. Now you have been standing up for GR.

    Sincere Sunday, 06 May 2018 02:07 PM

    Mr. President, How does that action differ from what we saw from 2015 up to now and how will it intensify from now up to 2020? We ask this because we have seen an extreme lethargic attitude of Yahapaalana Government towards cases of bribery and corruption both in the past and in the present!!

    Sincere Sunday, 06 May 2018 02:08 PM

    Why not first of all, open all the cupboards for the general public to see if there are any skeletons in them?

    Mazoomi Sunday, 06 May 2018 02:31 PM

    I am so bord of listening to this crap. No one is trustworthy, when they are a politician. Pusswedilla..

    Asi Sunday, 06 May 2018 02:45 PM

    Mr. President, first of all, you should come out from corruption, you are preventing the CID from arresting your friend Gota, who has done various crimes. You should set the tone at the top. Its no point talking about corruption and bribery when you are part of it and setting example for other crooks in parliament.

    Citizen Perera Sunday, 06 May 2018 03:42 PM

    It is as clear as crystal that MS is planning to set a stage for Gota.

    Rabjith Sunday, 06 May 2018 03:58 PM

    Excellent! Very true. Not only he prevented Gota from being arrested, he sent home the most courageous Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasingh of FCID.

    Ceylon Sunday, 06 May 2018 03:05 PM

    Got court by honest bribery officials because unp run ministries.now no option this man singing baila.if you such a man catch mahinda,gota,basil,namal and other big fishess.

    Ryan. Sunday, 06 May 2018 03:19 PM

    First thing you should do is reduce price of rice by cutting undye profit earned by dudly sirisena thats huge corruption ongoing

    Jerry Sunday, 06 May 2018 03:28 PM

    MS, you and your goons are the most corrupted leaders in the country and in our history. Your sword is missing for the action you intend to take.

    Anura Sunday, 06 May 2018 04:01 PM

    He always say important things always at a small functions in remote villages in front of ignorant villages.

    Say Something Sunday, 06 May 2018 04:01 PM

    Your drama is enough and people of this country is fed up. you will see in the next election result how people will vote

    TONY Sunday, 06 May 2018 04:41 PM

    MR PRESIDENT EVERYONE IN THIS COUNTRY KNOWS THAT YOU ONLY TALK AND NO ACTION, WHICH IS WHY ALL ARE PLAYING THIS GAME HAD YOU TAKEN ACTION TO CATCH CORRUPT POLITICIANS AS PROMISED AT ELECTION PLATFORMS BY NOW ALL WILL BE SHIVERING IN THEIR BOOTS TO TAKE ANY FORM OF BRIBES OR GET INVOLVED IN CORRUPT PRACTICE. YOU CANNOT PROTECT MEMBERS OF SLFP AND SAFEGUARD THE COUNTRY

    mugunthan Sunday, 06 May 2018 04:47 PM

    THEN WHY YOU ARE PREVENTING THE ARREST OF MR. GOTHABAYA EVEN SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE HAVE BEEN PRODUCED IN COURTS, COME CLEAN,DO NOT UTTER NONSENSE....

    Disgusted Sunday, 06 May 2018 05:46 PM

    The President may be haunted by the fear that if he tookaction against the rogues of the former regime, he would be sent 6 feet under if by chance the former regime regains power. So no action is contemplated against anywrongdoer except empty threats to hoodwink the masses.

    Nimal Sunday, 06 May 2018 06:07 PM

    Our country is truly cursed. The worst President in the history of SL.

    Upul Sunday, 06 May 2018 06:27 PM

    Enough of this type of bold BS talk to satisfy the masses. You should show your intention by taking stern action on those who are already found guilty of taken bribes. If you do this today, then I will have some hope.

    Hamban Sunday, 06 May 2018 06:29 PM

    Empty Rhetorics. What did he do, ever since he was enthroned ? He has now woken up from his deep slumber, now he is groping in the dark. He knows very well that his days are numbered, not beyond 2020. He will go down in the history as the most weakest and inept president.

    Ben Sunday, 06 May 2018 07:23 PM

    Siwith ll the big talk, can your get one or two of your team to work without a salary and bring the lunch from home..This is not a government job, ,this is only a team selected by the people to run the country for 5 yers.

    Polannaruwa - Pambaya Sunday, 06 May 2018 07:34 PM

    he forgot all those who helped to become as president,main people like CBK, Ranil, SF and sometime RAjitha also.Will see in next election, we hope that as he promised he will not contest anymore and keep his word, but will at least his party how they will win

    Ceylon Monday, 07 May 2018 10:19 AM

    Now this chap cant fly.ranil cut his feathers.he jumped too high.4% votes how he become president again.

    Premalal Sunday, 06 May 2018 07:48 PM

    By far the worst government, worst President, the worst Prime minister, the worst cabinet, the worst parliament. Can't wait for the day.

    Chams Sunday, 06 May 2018 08:03 PM

    You would have been awarded the Nobel Price for “Hypocrisy”, if there was one!

    Wine Store License - Need for my daughter Sunday, 06 May 2018 08:41 PM

    WE know from the media your also looking license to open Wine bar. What do you think about this what we can call for this MR.president. Even your daughter also wants to mislead the innocent people of this country..

    polannaruwa -Gemmba Sunday, 06 May 2018 08:43 PM

    Ayo...ammo ....appo...President very preesudoo

    Aits Sunday, 06 May 2018 09:25 PM

    This should start from the beginning of unity gov. not during last 18 months

    Ceylon Monday, 07 May 2018 10:16 AM

    This did this to sirisena to cut his feathers.sirisena corruptions now revealed.good job by ranil.

    Leo Monday, 07 May 2018 10:33 AM

    Oh, just shut up and go on another overseas trip.

    Sils Monday, 07 May 2018 10:36 AM

    The people of this country have heard this being said over and over again. When are you going to implement this? Words that dont manifest into action is like a bamboo. Colourful on the outside but empty on the inside!

    VJ Monday, 07 May 2018 04:03 PM

    The man and his family have achieved their objectives. They have made enough to last several generations. The people are the ultimate losers.

    Martin Milton Monday, 07 May 2018 04:17 PM

    Promises ! Promises ! ALL possibly very EMPTY promises...! MM

    Mason Monday, 07 May 2018 04:53 PM

    You brought into cabinet discarded politicians to strengthen your hand, and now you talk of eradicating bribery and corruption. What happened to the sword of yours which you were supposed to yield in getting rid of corruption and to march with the people to do so !


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