Dec 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says a Presidential Commission will be appointed to investigate into the alleged abuse of state money and public property involving SriLankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka, in the first week of January next year.
He made these remarks addressing Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) public rally held in premises of Kaduwela weekly fair, today (24).
Addressing the gathering the President further said that he, as the leader of this country has taken many decisions against fraud, corruption and misuse of state funds, that any other previous government had not taken and in the future too, he will fulfill his responsibilities towards building a clean national political movement with a disciplined political generation while taking stern actions against fraud, corruption and abuse.
The President pointing out the need to elect disciplined representatives for the local government institutions in the process of building a better country, said that by making the local government institutions free of fraud and corruption, the people can reap maximum benefits out of these institutions.
President Sirisena said that through the local government elections the SLFP expects to build a completely honest, intelligent, well-disciplined political generation and to create politicians who love the country. As a party SLFP, which was developed with the blood of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike who was committed to build clean political movement, should dedicate in this regard, he stressed.
During the past regime the local government institutions were affected by high corruption, the President said that adding that those wrongdoers were paying for their sins at present.
The President said that with the wining of this election, a new transformation will take place in the local government institutions and emphasized that as a party as well as a government every possible action will be taken against fraud, corruption, waste and misappropriation.
Local government representatives including Mr. G.H. Buddhadasa, Mr. Weerakumara Dissanayake and Mr. Manjula Buddhadasa attended the public rally organized by the Minister Susil Premajayantha.