JVP MP Bimal Rathnayake has observed that the High Court verdict on the ‘Sil cloth’ distribution case is a historical decision that sends out a strong signal to public officials who misuse public funds and act as political lackeys. It is a wake-up call to all other senior public officials to work with backbone.
He was speaking at the debate of Inland Revenue Bill. He went on that in the COPE, they come across officials who misuse their power even today. Today’s ruling will send a strong signal to such officials and also to politicians who rob the tax payers’ money. Only less than 10 percent of the public officials are corrupt. The majority is clean, but they also earn the bad name due to the wrongs of a few persons.