Written by Nathasha De Alwis
26 Feb, 2018 | 10:18 pm
Issuing a media release, the Prime Minister’s office has announced that a number of committees consisting of ministers will be appointed to expedite action against fraud and corruption.
The decision had been reached following a meeting between the Prime Minister, Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order, IGP and other senior police officers, at Temple Trees.
The release states that a three-member committee consisting of Ministers Rajitha Senaratne, D.M. Swaminathan and State Minister Ajith P. Perera has been appointed to look into action that can be taken against fraud and corruption.
The secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order has been appointed as the secretary of the committee. Another committee headed by the Prime Minister has been set up to establish a university on criminal justice.
The committee includes Ministers Sagala Rathnayake and Thalatha Athukorala. A committee has also been appointed to look into acts of political vengeance in the police department.
The ministers in the committee include Tilak Marapana, Ranjith Maddumabandara and Sagala Ratnayake.
During the meeting, a decision was also taken to continue raids on criminals and organised crime activities.
The prime minister pointed out that the law should be enacted in cases of violence against women.
The release notes that a decision has been reached to take measures to appeal cases filed by the police where unfavourable verdicts had been issued.
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