May 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President today vowed to completely eradicate bribery and corruption in state institutions as well as in other sectors and said that stern decisions will be taken by the Government without any hesitation to eliminate frauds in all sectors.
The President said law will be implemented and actions will be taken without any discrimination and no one will be spared from the legal actions against bribery and corruption.
President Sirisena gave these pledges while addressing the International Family Health Services Day Ceremony held at Polonnaruwa Royal College on Saturday (05).
Expressing his views, the President said that the politicians and state officials should never work in a way subjecting themselves to the public's hate, ridicule and disgust.
The President added that the public service should always be free of bribery to build a good and righteous society.
President Sirisena recalled that during his three years as President and the years before as a minister he took measures without any discrimination to prevent bribery, fraud, corruption, theft, waste and misuse of state property.
The President said that the Commission appointed to look into the frauds and corruption in the Sri Lankan Airlines would reveal many important details in future to the country as the commission on Central Bank bond issue revealed.
Expressing his delight that the local Health Service which is recognized internationally, is a service free of bribery President said that every effort would be taken to strengthen and improve the free health service in the country.
A new uniform was introduced to the Public Health Nurses on the occasion. The President handed over a token of appreciation to group of people including Minister Rajitha Senaratne and Chairperson of Public Health Nurses Union Devika Kodituwakku.
Minister Rajitha Senaratne presented a token of appreciation to President Maithripala Sirisena for his services to the progress of Health Services.
A group of people including the Governor of North Central Province M.P. Jayasinghe were present at the ceremony.