- Published on Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:10
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Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse has assured that legal action will be taken against any politician regardless of his social status if that person is responsible for crimes. He said that no politician is allowed to grab or encroach state or private lands and to harass the public.
The Defense Secretary has made this assurance at a media conference held in his Ministry on Tueaday. He said that the police have full powers to bring any offending politicians to justice.
Mr. Rajapaksa has stressed that drug dealers, mercenaries and extortionists in the country will be strictly dealt with and action will be taken to eliminate underworld gangs and create a peaceful environment for the public. He has urged the public and the opposition parties to extend their utmost support to the government to prevent crime and apprehend criminals. (niz)