Apr 03, 2017

Action against corrupt politicians – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he will not hesitate to take the proper decisions against politicians who attempt to amass wealth by committing corruption, fraud and robbery and misuse state and public property.

He issued the warning during a speech to the general meeting of the SLFP Youth Front at Sugathadasa indoor stadium in Colombo yesterday (02).

The Front’s general meeting was held after a lapse of 13 years and the occasion saw proposals for youth’s problems being presented, and the launch of the Front’s website.

Speaking further, the president said the political thirst of the public, including the youth, was for an honest, active and clean political movement.

He said he accepted the SLFP chairmanship not to crown his family, but to strengthen the party in order for a better future for the masses.

The party is being reorganized and taken forward amidst various disruptions, said president Sirisena, adding that since he had been invited to take its chair, he should be allowed to lead the party.

(Pic: Chandana Perera)