Former minister Mervyn Silva said yesterday he hoped to launch a new political party which would be open for politicians who had faced injustice because of the actions of their political parties or leaders.
“If someone has had to face injustice like what happened to me, I invite them to join us. I thought of forming the party not for me but for those who faced injustices for political reasons. I will not the leader of the party. I will be the chairman. We will appoint an educated youth leader for the party,” he said.
Mr. Silva said even he did not know whether he was in the SLFP and added that he respected the UNP where everyone was treated equally without any hatred.
He said his party will not tolerate anyone who wanted to make money and that luxury lifestyles, family politics and luxury vehicles would not be allowed.
“We will not allow duty free vehicles; food from the canteen for the parliamentarians elected through our party.
Even for the president, there will be no president's houses or vehicles. Animal sacrifice will not be allowed at any cost," Mr. Silva said and added that they were working out the policies which would govern the party.
He said those who joined his party should have money to serve the people and should be willing to make contributions for social services.
Mr. Silva said the party would be launched from Anuradhapura after religious activities.
When asked about the UNHRC allegation of human rights violation against Sri Lanka, he said if they investigated human rights violations, the violation of human rights by the Portuguese, Dutch and English should also be investigated. (Ajith Siriwardana)
he should change his name silva. via DM Android App
SL Monday, 27 March 2017 11:09 PM
stay home please ,that's the best thing you can do for the society.
Sabe Tuesday, 28 March 2017 03:15 PM
I missed him all these days. Happy to see him.
Saraa Goyya Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:30 PM
Party symbol is, Tree with a rope. Anybody joins can hang him/herself from the tree.
Hanuma Tuesday, 28 March 2017 07:45 AM
Mervyn, Does this mean you are going to give up your recently built luxurious life?
The Counselor Tuesday, 28 March 2017 08:22 AM
He means, a safe haven for criminals who were in past government.
Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:06 AM
He can play any roles but he cannot attract people.
Bubble Banda Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:07 AM
One fine day you will become the President Of Sri Lanka.
Sue Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:11 AM
Saddam Hussain re-incarnated.
DillonDP Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:12 AM
he looks like modi,,,, anyho i guess he is trying to say that his party will run via facebook (no house or var or nothing for politicians)
Yasin Thursday, 30 March 2017 07:15 PM
Better Mervini Kant,
Hora Passport Weerawansa Tuesday, 28 March 2017 10:34 AM
May this plan was given by his old boss Mahinda, to destroy SLFP as he meets him at Carlton very often.
Labby Tuesday, 28 March 2017 10:36 AM
Paduru party ?
lawry Tuesday, 28 March 2017 10:50 AM
New party in India? No here please
oil rig Monday, 27 March 2017 05:06 PM
haha, fellow looks funny with a beard.
Lal Monday, 27 March 2017 05:16 PM
Another joke party. We already have the BBS and SLPP no need for more
Ashok Monday, 27 March 2017 05:17 PM
Rajini Kanth of Sri Lanka......
tissa Monday, 27 March 2017 05:22 PM
all his partners will support home one thing is sure no needs police or courts via DM Android App
danky Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:31 AM
Keep your son with the gun as icon for PEOPLE to support.
Sonali Monday, 27 March 2017 06:17 PM
Even though the people reject him for what he is. For once in his life he spoke some sense. "violation of human rights by the Portuguese, Dutch and English should also be investigated". Maybe he has a little grey matter.
Kavun Monday, 27 March 2017 06:23 PM
Is today April 1st?
Maniya Monday, 27 March 2017 06:28 PM
Sri Lankan Kabaali!
lankaputhra Monday, 27 March 2017 06:32 PM
dutu gemunu pakshaya via DM Android App
Shan Monday, 27 March 2017 06:39 PM
I cannot stop my laugh after reading this news item. He will loose even deposit money for any election if he contests.
Leo Monday, 27 March 2017 06:51 PM
Your party will do well as long as you have people like sonali. via DM Android App
Dias Monday, 27 March 2017 07:02 PM
Our very own Donald Trump....bugger looks like Narendra Modi via DM Android App
yahapala Monday, 27 March 2017 07:06 PM
Hane Maarvin, You are talking about make money and that luxury lifestyles, family politics and luxury vehicles would not be allowed. What kind of life you and your beloved son had with MR regime. Don`t think Sri Lnakns are fools and idiots listen toa person like you once again.
Sagarika. Monday, 27 March 2017 07:13 PM
You looks like Saddam Hussein.Make a visit to Iraq and try Navaneethan Pillai will help you.
Amritha Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:18 PM
He's just making a mockery of himself
Selvyn Monday, 27 March 2017 07:13 PM
Everyone knows who he is. He did all the dirty things what he could except sincere service via DM Android App
Aishan De Silva Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:21 PM
Hello Mervin , Please don't be a joker to the country anymore . Please be silent
Hadam Monday, 27 March 2017 07:21 PM
We are struggling to solve Thajudeen's murder case let along Dutch
ceylon Monday, 27 March 2017 07:21 PM
few good names can suggest.srilanka thug party.mervin and kudu nuwan party.lanu and kappam party. via DM Android App
firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 30 March 2017 01:04 AM
I am going to introduce a great leader for your party. Young, energetic, impotent, leader with fake certificates . The best guy is Chatura Senarathna is the best man for your party
Sylvia Haik Thursday, 30 March 2017 01:27 AM
He'll get the vote of Gnanasara Thera and that's it.
Cristo Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:42 PM
This is such a childish argument ...trying to imply ...we can do bad things because people in the past did...why not go right back to the romans !!!!
johan Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:57 PM
It is will be another Sirisena Cooray's party without address
WISE DONKEY Monday, 27 March 2017 08:20 PM
He is the local Rajnikanth
sam Monday, 27 March 2017 09:49 PM
Who is going to support this thug. He is going to appear from new thug`s group
Jonson Monday, 27 March 2017 10:42 PM
If a government is formed by this party he will be the defence secretary to control the former defence secretary. via DM Android App
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