Sri Lanka will not tolerate corruption and thieves : PM

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Aug 08, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister who vowed to eliminate corruption in government has said that they would remove those involved in corruption if investigations proved them guilty.

Speaking in Hatton, PM, Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the United National Party did not have thieves.

“We are free to question anybody, today. This was not possible earlier. The attorney general summons ministers and question them,” he said.

“This government will not protect thieves. We will act on any wrong doing and if we find any crooks, they will be removed.”

Wickremesinghe said that those who voted for the Government did so to free the nation of corruption.

“We will investigate all corruption cases. We have filed cases over the previous Government’s corruption. They are going on. No one can escape.”

“If we fail to deliver this the public will vote us out.”

He said when the Central Bank Bond issue allegations were made against the government a committee was appointed and the findings were referred to a parliamentary committee headed by an opposition member.

The PM made these comments amidst a Presidential commission investigating bond sales between February 2015 and March 2016, which has questioned senior Minister Ravi Karunanayake about an apartment purchase.