Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan President promises to punish those involved in malpractices at national airlines
Mon, Feb 5, 2018, 10:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a mission to eliminate fraud and corruption in government, pledged to punish those who are responsible for the malpractices at the national airlines.

Speaking at an election rally held Sunday in Thambala, Polonnaruwa, President Sirisena said the Presidential Commission to inquire into allegations of large scale frauds and malpractices in the national airlines is proceeding successfully and those who are responsible for frauds will be revealed to the country shortly and they will be prosecuted.

President Sirisena last week appointed a five-member presidential commission to probe the alleged misconduct in the national carrier SriLankan Airlines, its catering service SriLankan Catering and the now defunct budget carrier Mihin Lanka.

Speaking further at the rally, the President emphasized the need for a system based on the unity of the people to develop the country rather than a society of divided communities.

"Everybody should gather without any differences in race, religion, party or color," said the President.

Joining a meeting at Thalapatha, Polonnaruwa, the President mentioned the need of an impartial service towards the country, irrespective of political ideologies and said he would take such steps to mobilize people for that purpose.

Addressing a rally in Aralaganwila, Polonnaruwa, yesterday, President Sirisena challenged all party leaders to come for a face-to-face meeting to discuss on bribery, corruption, waste and murders on one stage truthfully and honestly, if they can.

"The people should decide whether the political parties protecting robbers or parties punishing robbers should win in this election," said the President.

President Sirisena said that he asks the people to vote for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) because he needs the support for his policy to fight against bribery and corruption and not for his individual needs. Then the plans to develop the country within clean political background can be accelerated, said the President.

The rallies were held to ensure the victory of the candidates of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in Polonnaruwa district.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Record income from Cinnamon exports last year
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Premier promotes peace and reconciliation at annual feast of Madhu Church
-- [4 hours ago]
Navy officer arrested for abduction of 11 youths given Rs. 500,000 from a Navy account
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to purchase refined petroleum products
-- [5 hours ago]
Hatton-Colombo main road completely blocked due to earth slide
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank continues growth in Q2 to post strong 6-month result
-- [6 hours ago]
SriLankan Airlines flights to Cochin temporarily suspended
-- [7 hours ago]
Foreign Ministry holds 2nd Integrated Consular Mobile Service in Mannar
-- [7 hours ago]
Private Bus strike from midnight today to protest new spot fines
CID to record a statement from former president regarding abduction of Journalist Keith Noyahr

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.