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* Sri Lankan President says Independent Commissions should be devoid of political agendas
Wed, Oct 12, 2016, 09:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Criticizes Bribery Commission procedure to prosecute on former defense secretary and navy commanders

Oct 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says as the Defense Minister he does not agree with the procedure followed by the Bribery Commission to take the former Defense Secretary and three former Navy commanders to the court.

Speaking at a ceremony held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo to distribute housing and land deeds to war hero families, the President said the independent commissions have been established to strengthen freedom, democracy and human rights in the country and they should refrain from political agendas and work hard to establish a country free of corruption and malpractices.

"There is an accepted procedure to investigate complaints and the law should be equal for all," the President said.

President Sirisena added that he is totally against influencing the judiciary, independent commissions and judges and he will never order to set free the political supporters who are suspected of severe crimes such as rape and robberies.

Speaking further, the President said the members of armed forces should not be exploited to gain political mileage and asked the authorities not to misuse the subordination of the military to the government.

The President stressed that he never allowed to weaken the security forces or to discredit war heroes.

Reiterating his commitment to protect democracy and the rights of the people, the President asserted that he is ready to give up powers at any time.


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