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Corrupt public officials | Will initiate legal action: Defence Secretary

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Major General (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne has insisted that legal action must be sought against corrupt officials in public institutions.

He made this remark speaking to the media following an event in Galle yesterday (19).

The Defence Secretary pointed out that due to the conduct of such corrupt officials, those who are committed to their work are left in an unjust position.

He noted that the ongoing drug networks, extortions, and other crimes must be eradicated from the public services sector, adding that it is imperative to do away with corruption within these institutions.