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Constitutional protection of public officials - PM

Constitutional protection of public officials - PM

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa declared yesterday that in the future he will provide the necessary constitutional protection to ensure that public officials who have served the people in good faith are not punished.

The Prime Minister spoke at an awareness program for public officials about the national program Gama Samaga Pilisandara -Weda Samaga Yali Gamata at Temple Trees yesterday.

The Prime Minister said that some public servants today were reluctant to go out of their way to help and serve the public due to the unpleasant experience they had during the previous Yahapalana regime.

"The biggest betrayal of the Yahapalana government to this country was the imprisonment of government officials for serving the people," he said.

“I remember that the former army commander was brought to the FCID and questioned for distributing flood aid during a national disaster. You know that the former secretary of the Presidency and the director general of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission were imprisoned for distributing Sil clothing. We understand this situation and we are working on a solution ”, he added.

The prime minister said that he will work to provide constitutional protection to ensure that no official acting in good faith in serving the public is punished.

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