Colombo Telegraph

MS Promises ‘New Change’ After May 1

President Maithripala Sirisena, who came to power promising change along with good governance, has once again pledged to bring in ‘change’ after May 1.

Sirisena’s latest change will include a new political programme which will include some crucial political decisions. Speaking at an event in Medirigiriya today, the President hinted at bringing in important measures which will also prevent former President Mahinda Rajapaksa coming back to power.

“I will take some decisions which will prevent corrupt forces, who used state powers and assets wrongfully, to regain power back again. I will help protect the democracy and freedom of the people,” Sirisena said.

He also emphasized that he will not leave any room for anyone to commit fraud and corruption by misusing the state assets and if such kind of complaints were received, the law will be imposed against them without considering their status.

Incidentally, Sirisena’s comments comes amidst increasing allegations leveled against him for following Rajapaksa’s nepotistic footsteps. The President’s brother, Kumarasinghe Sirisena is the Chairman of the Sri Lanka and is accused of misusing resources and also for carrying out duties in a unethical manner, while also obtaining approval from the Board for a Rs. 750,000 monthly housing allowance, apart from other benefits. Sirisena’s son, daughter and son-in-law have also being accused of misusing their father’s position for various benefits.

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