President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will appoint a special presidential commission this week to probe the large scale frauds and corruption that has allegedly taken place in the country in the past few years.
Addressing a public meeting held yesterday at the Aralaganvila market complex in Polonnaruwa to felicitate the President, Mr. Sirisena said the Commission will be assigned to investigate any individual accused of corruption regardless of their positions or political affiliations.
President Sirisena also pointed out that investigating and cracking down on corruption was one of the pledges given by him to the people during the Presidential election campaign.
The President said he has already instructed the relevant sections to swiftly implement the necessary measures and added that the law will be sternly implemented against individuals who have misappropriated public funds and engaged in robbing the public.
However, the President added that he too is confused over the delay in taking action against the persons accused of corruption by the relevant authorities.