Nov 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena reiterating his commitment to eliminate fraud and corruption said that all who are accountable for the Central Bank bond issue should take the responsibility for their actions.
President Sirisena said although few people in the government leveled allegations and criticisms against him for appointing the Bond Commission, he appointed the Commission to fulfill the pledge given by him to the people to eradicate fraud and corruption from the country, while ensuring fair justice in the society as a government of good governance.
The President emphasized that the Good Governance government is formed with a clear pure intention, not to do the erroneous acts done during the previous era.
He made these remarks addressing the second death anniversary of late Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, held at the premises of the Ape Gama in Battaramulla, on Wednesday (08).
Expressing his views, the President said all in the government should commit themselves as a consensual government to protect the concept of Good Governance as well as to deliver the social justice. He added that the rule of law should be equal for every citizen and the enforcing the law against the wrongdoers should also done in a proper manner.
Mr. Sirisena also said that he became the President of this country with the readiness to give up that position any time, and said that it is the responsibility of all those who are with the government to provide their assistance for the initiative he has taken for the betterment of the country.
"This Cental Bank incident took place 3 months after we founded this government.Those responsible for this travesty must be held accountable. I'm not someone who is enticed by positions of power.I didn't come here to stay.But I need the corporation of all to do my job right while I'm here," he said.
The President stated that the good things done by the government of good governance which completes 3 years on January 08 next year should be taken to the people. He said the government still has the time to correct some wrong things done by few people in the government, and move forward as a government.
"The highest tribute which can be paid to late Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero is to be committed to build a fair society which was his vision, philosophy and the expectation," the President said.
President Sirisena laid foundation stone for the statue of late Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, to be built in the parliament roundabout.