Politicians and public officials who misused public funds and national resources will be prosecuted by the government, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.
He warned that the government would not allow such perpetrators to roam free and would take legal action against them. The minister said some public officials believed they were off the hook after they were suspended, but this was not the case.
“We will make sure that if found guilty they will be jailed for seven to eight years at least,” he said and added that under President Maithripala Sirisena there was no room for culprits in this government.
“We did not create the Yahapalana government to protect thieves”, he said