President wants death penalty for those misuse public property, money


Sept 06, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena says that even the death penalty should include in the laws against persons who misuse public property and public money.

He made these remarks addressing the awards ceremony of the Parliamentary Committee Public Enterprises held at the premises of the Parliament, yesterday.

He said that fulfilling the aspirations of the people placed on the government of good governance, steps should be taken to punish those wrongdoers swiftly.

The President also stressed the need to expedite the process of speeding up the lawsuits against the offenders as well as accelerate implementation of the recommendations given by the special presidential commission.

He pointed out the importance of implementing activities free of fraud and corruption to revive the field of business in the state sector.

The President also pointed out the importance of strengthening the physical and human resources of the institutions that engage in eliminating corruption and fraud.

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government of good governance has been committed to building a system to boost clean governance free of fraud and corruption.

After evaluating information from 837 institutions including all the state institutions, awards were presented to 101 institutions under different categories for their higher performances.