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Submitted by Nethmini Perera on
One impediment to Sri Lanka's pace of development is the high level of corruption in civil service visible at every level from top officials to bottom layers. If this is fought against properly, the addition to the economy even at the current rate of functioning would be immense. PM Lee's initiatives in this regard are worth highlighting. While taking legal measures to probe into and take action against corruptions on one hand, he made attempts to bring the Government officials to a state where they would not tend to engage in corruption. He proposed to raise the salaries of ministers, judges and top civil servants on par with that of top private sector officials in order to attract and retain the talented in the public sector and thereby to ensure a clean and honest government.