Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena says he will make every arrangement for institutions to work for prevention of corruption, to work in a free and fair manner without any political influence.
He added that required amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act will be formulated enabling the Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption to work freely and independently.
Sirisena further said that the requests made by the Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption will be presented to the Parliament and necessary Cabinet approvals will be taken to implement it.
Sirisena made these remarks at the concluding ceremony of the Walk “A Bribery and Corruption Free Country” held Wednesday at the Independence Square.
The walk has been organized by the Transparency International Sri Lanka and the Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption, in line with the International Anti-Corruption Day.
Sirisena noticed that this is the first time when a President of Sri Lanka is participating in an anti-corruption walk. He pointed out that the former governments did not have an ability to mark this day with the people and the organizations who work for the prevention of corruption.
“Today the people are enjoying the 19th amendment to the constitution brought about by the new government they elected on January 08. The actions have been taken to free this country from bribery and corruption through this amendment, fulfilling the expectations of the people” Sirisena said.