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Don't blame govt for all issues - Dy Speaker

2013 Aug 07

'Rise up to fight corruption':
Ishara Mudugamuwa
The people must rise up against corruption without pointing the finger at the government for all issues, Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody said.

Participating as the Chief Guest at the launching ceremony of the Youth Integrity Survey Report at the BMICH yesterday, the Deputy Speaker said the government will take action against corrupt persons without considering his or her position.

"Legal action could be taken against any person found guilty of corruption. He could be a politician, head of the Police, a district judge or a civilian. The government, the Police, the Bribery and Corruption Commission or the Attorney General's Department cannot do this alone. The people should support the government to take action against corrupt persons," Weerakkody said. "Many do not stand up against corruption. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has stressed on the need for the public to come forward to fight corruption. As politicians, our aim is to have a better society. President Rajapaksa's Mahinda Chinthanaya Forward Vision also stresses this. The people should rise against corruption and strengthen the government's process of making a better society," he said.

Youth Affairs and Skills Development Ministry Secretary K.A.Karunatilake and National Youth Services Council Chairman Lalith Piyum Perera were also present.
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