Former minister Mervyn Silva today lashed out at MP Udaya Gammanpila over his remarks that Mr. Silva was responsible for the downfall of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and called Mr. Gammanpila a parasite.
Mr. Gammanpila is reported to have told a news conference that the behaviour of the twosome Mr. Silva and former MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena had led to Mr. Rajapaksa's defeat at last year's presidential election.
“It’s not me who collected money from people and I don’t have corruption charges against me. Their allegation is that I had tied a Samurdhi Officer to a tree. I have already given answers to this allegation. I didn’t do it. Had I done it, it would have been for the people’s protection from dengue and not for my personal gain,” Mr. Silva told a news conference held at his residence.
He said even kings were known to have tied the accused to make a better country. “In Saudia Arabia, they cut off the hands of those who steal to prevent thievery,” he said.
Mr. Silva said the joint opposition should have hired a street poet instead of Mr. Gammanpila to hold news conferences.
He said Mr. Gammanpila had also accused him of conspiring to defeat Mr. Rajapaksa some two years ago. “There was no conspiracy but I supported them. I couldn’t pledge support since my son was put in jail by Gotabaya Rajapaksa after concocting a case against him,” he said.
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Comments - 17
Chandra Wednesday, 04 May 2016 07:20 AM
Top Hat Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:39 AM
Both of them are parasites, pests and leeches as well!!!
The God Father Tuesday, 03 May 2016 05:59 PM
I really dont know whose side to take.One is a Moron and the other is insane.
Peter Tuesday, 03 May 2016 06:08 PM
Welcome Back....You were the only missing link to show that things are no better than two years ago. Bravo!!!
C.K.Lankaputhra. Tuesday, 03 May 2016 06:09 PM
Not only Mr. Silva, person who was tied to the tree by this lunatic too has given his version of the incident. We know who this Silva is.
jolly bird Tuesday, 03 May 2016 06:14 PM
MERVYN SILVA IS THOUSAND .TIMES .BETTER THAN GAMPANPILLA. via DM Android App
jolly bird Tuesday, 03 May 2016 06:17 PM
WHO CARES POLITICAL JOKERS WORDS . via DM Android App
Wise Donkey Wednesday, 04 May 2016 01:10 AM
I do agree with you 100 percent.
Niran Wednesday, 04 May 2016 03:58 PM
Very well said.
Mandy Wednesday, 04 May 2016 01:44 AM
As some one said - Both the two the same.
ROY Wednesday, 04 May 2016 03:46 AM
FOR ONCE MERVIN IS PERFECTLY CORRECT,GAMANPILA SHOULD BE CHASED OUT OF POLITICS
Cobra Wednesday, 04 May 2016 05:39 AM
The other is a double moron!
Cobra Wednesday, 04 May 2016 05:40 AM
Well, it takes a parasite to recognize parasite!!!
Harry Wednesday, 04 May 2016 06:02 AM
Public and even poor payment hawkers in Kiribathgoda knows well about your actions in taking 'KAPPAM' even who sells greeting cards. Even if you have daily baths with pure milk and offer prayers at any Temple, Church or Kovil your sins cannot be washed out!
dulan Wednesday, 04 May 2016 06:15 AM
So many useful news worthy things happen daily in this island but DM has space only for these jokers
Don Wednesday, 04 May 2016 06:23 AM
DO not lie.Temple us "Keysborough Temple" and all of us go and help.RegardsDon
Leo Wednesday, 04 May 2016 06:35 AM
Drama Queen awake after a deep slumber. via DM Android App
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