By Sandun A. Jayasekara
The government said today that a group of government members including cabinet ministers were going to meet President Mahinda Rajapakse in order to request him to take drastic action against Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva’s conduct on Tuesday.
Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Keheliya Rambukwella made these remarks at a press briefing a short while ago and added that due to this meeting, it was still premature to take action against the Deputy Minister for tying a Samurdhi officer to a mango tree earlier this week.
The Minister further said that if the Samurdhi officer had lodged a complaint against the incident, then action would have been taken against Silva sooner.
Meanwhile Deputy Highways Minister Silva has threatened to resign from his post if the Samurdhi officer who he tied to a tree on Tuesday lodged a complaint against him.
Meanwhile an effigy of the Deputy Minister was burnt by protesting Samurdhi officers in Beliatta a short while ago calling for stern action to be taken against Silva. (Daily Mirror online)