‘Honesty, The Political Need Of the Country’: President Vows To Crackdown On Errant Politicians

President Maithripala Sirisena, at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party National Youth Convention at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday, said he would take action, without consideration of political status, against any politician engaged in amassing money through illegal action or misuse of state resources.

 “The country is in need of a clean and honest political force,” he told the youth at the Convention. "I will not hesitate to take action against any politician filling their pockets in an illegal manner," he said. 

"The country and the youth of this country were thirsty for clean politics. I accepted the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chairmanship  to usher in a new and prosperous future for the country." 

The President noted that he had not appointed his son to a position in the national youth convention, unlike the previous regime. "My son is not even here today," he said. 

He said it was unfortunate that even after being appointed Chairman of the SLFP with the mandate of taking the country forward to a new era of prosperity, he was being prevented from some sections within the party of moving in that direction. 

Th National Youth Convention was attended by thousands of youth from across the country. 

The convention is being held for the first time after a lapse of 13 years. 





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