Concerns on Mervyn’s post

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The international media rights group Reporters Without Borders has expressed concerns over the appointment of Mervyn Silva as a Deputy Media Minister and called on Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne to relieve Mervyn Silva of his ministerial post.

“In what country do you appoint an arsonist to put out fires?” Reporters Without Borders asked today after learning that Mervyn Silva, a politician notorious for insulting and physically attacking journalists, has been appointed deputy minister of media and information. 

“The Sri Lankan government has again distinguished itself by assigning key posts to very controversial figures implicated in attacks on press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The ruling party’s victory in the parliamentary elections is being marred by this kind of appointment, which is casting serious doubt on its ability to carry out reconciliation and reconstruction.”

The press freedom organisation added: “We call on Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne to relieve Mervyn Silva of his ministerial post.”

Threats forced several Sri Lankan journalists to flee the country during the campaign for the 8 April parliamentary elections, RSF added. Later, a team working for the Colombo-based Daily Mirror newspaper was followed and threatened on 21 April in the central city of Kandy by a local journalist apparently acting on the orders of the police. Journalists had gone there to cover a re-poll.

A ruling party candidate threatened Wasantha Chadrapala, a correspondent for various media in the eastern district of Ampara, on 4 April because of his coverage of the election campaign. His house was attacked by unidentified assailants that evening, RSF said.

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  • Wednesday, 28 April 2010 06:00 AM

    I think Hon,the President should seriously think of it!! With royal blood he will strengthen the kingdom!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:04 AM

    Why are international groups worried??? if local media groups are happy. No change should be done on ministrial posts. These government representatives were elected by Sri Lankan Citizens not by overseas juttos.
    Calistus always against govenment. Moody UNPer

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 11:14 AM

    Many wouldn't approve Mervyn's portfolio as Deputy Media Minister, but that does not mean we should listen and act according to the needs of Reporters Sans Borders".

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:13 AM

    Marvin has done his Doctorate....So he clever enough to handle this and as a result Our journalist will enjoy a lot from this. Please allow him to enjoy his job…. Government has appointed the right person in the right place to enjoy the media freedom for another 6 yrs. My best wishes for DR. Mavin......good decision of MR... May God Save this country.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:16 AM

    I am so happy that I am not living in Sri Lanka anymore! It's a Country filled with fools and jokers!!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 11:27 AM

    Why should people all over the world try to get involved and control Sri Lankan politics.? This is left to the Prime Minister and the ruling party to appoint ministers. Why should every tom, dick and harry poke their nose in? Do we do that for other countries?

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:20 AM

    mervin is capable of doing municible work just not media...

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:25 AM

    Mr. Calistus. do you belong to the international community.
    He is the best guy to control media.
    There are two jobs in our nation which do not need any degree ( at least A/L).
    1. polititians
    2. Media

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 11:35 AM

    Mervyn would have got 150000 votes but tell me one subject he is knowledgeable in. God bless Sri Lanka.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:25 AM

    Dear ind, you mean we can go without EU, UK, and US. If so, why is your beloved president in discussion with EU on GSP Don't just say yes to everything your government does because you voted for them.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 11:48 AM

    Bandula, not for long. Soon the West will be begging the Asians to bail them out..... You know Greece, Italy,Spain,Portugal and even your beloved country England.
    Or do they just print money to buy their own debts. Do you have any idea the state of their pensions funds.. aging pop. and diminishing revenues.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:36 AM

    No these things did not happen in our country. You are mistaken.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:39 AM

    Excellent appointment of such a high caliber person with a doctorate.Why are all this Sri Lankan grumbling?Isn't he capable of handling such a subject!!From the picture he looks a very educated intellectual type of a gentleman!I am sure he is pretty decent bloke!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:39 AM

    All of us are sharing our ideas and suggestions.. but people voted for this, Sri Lankans, so what's your problem now ? this is what they wanted.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:40 AM

    We must respect the choice of the Majority of our people .

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 06:37 AM

    When will be his first news briefing?Will he ban some of those media institutions?Throw the microphones?Crush the cameras?Attack the scribes?He should get a good interpreter too to handle the foreign media.If not his vision and intellect will not be properly reported by the bias media?????

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:41 AM

    Well said Farshard...

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:43 AM

    They can of course use their native language for that purpose.
    If needed use interpreters.
    Do you hear any French or Russian media ministers talk in english?

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 12:16 PM

    I fully agree with the comment of Calistus. In fact, Dr. Sarath Amunugama is the most suitable qualified and experienced scholar politician to be the Media Minister and not the President since he was a Director in the Culture and Communication Sector of Unesco Hqrs. in Paris which is still the highest Professional position to be held by any Sri Lankan upto date. He is still honoured by his colleagues and the General Staff of Unesco.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:47 AM

    What about media ministers & even head of states of
    Rusia,Japan,Itally,China,German..etc..
    Can they speak in English?

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:50 AM

    President knows what is best for us and Basil knows what is going come on us. So that's why Mervyn is appointed. So stay cool.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:51 AM

    I second that.
    At the same time MR signals that he is for our own home grown media policy.
    NGOs with fancy names are free to say what ever thay want to.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:52 AM

    Don't we have worse guys in charge of more important ministries?I think we should leave this guy alone and give him a break!How about housing and construction?Ports and aviation?

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:53 AM

    Just look at his picture, he looks like he completed his double phd in media....Why blame such a clever Minister... its a shame > PLS dont say things like this to such a well educated person...WE cant put him for municiple work right now

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:54 AM

    That's it.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:57 AM

    Don't worship the west. English is important. But it's not a must. Look at China and Japan. Some times not even the deputy minister, even president or prime minister talks English or they don't want to talk in English.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 12:36 PM

    A sizeble majority of Gampaha district who voted for MS is also a part of the public, and surely this mandate has to be taken as their approval of his conduct. I am glad that there are still a few who has the backbone to express openly against the traitors of this country. It is time we clearly define what is media freedom. An individual or a media organization should not be allowed to betray this country for a few dollers under the umbrella of media freedom.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:08 AM

    indeed...

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:08 AM

    He is such a jewel of a human being with so much of compassion,(Does't he want Kelaniya declared a sacred city?) and noble thought, I am sure he will do justice to his interllect!Good choice to tame the media mafia!!President has really brought in a real magician to tackle the media.Good luck HON,Dr,Mervyn!!we in gampaha are really proud of you!!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:08 AM

    It's high time you get ready to enjoy the out put of your beloved country.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:08 AM

    people of the Gampaha district chose Mervin to the top 3rd place... So why can he not be a Minister?? President's decision is correct

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:10 AM

    absolutely right! for someone living outside the country, we are indeed a "laughing stock"..... but, do you think they care? unfortunately not.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:10 AM

    In France the national language is French and in Russia the national language is Russian. In Sri Lanka, in addition to Sinhalese, English is also a national language not to mention a link language to Tamil which is also a national language.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 12:54 PM

    How about thuggery and intimidation?

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 12:57 PM

    It seems that this media group hasn't got correct information about Sri Lanka. Why do they plead the Prime Minister? Poor PM has no authority to appoint or remove ministers.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 01:07 PM

    Show is about to start so sit back relax and enjoy the show. We Sri Lankans, know how to enjoy humour in any incident, event .

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:15 AM

    He would have made a good " Buddhist Affairs Minister " as he is more religious and anti liquor boggy.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:15 AM

    I think more than 150,000 voted for him, this Reporters Without Borders is actually insulting all of them. We can't appoint ministers to appease international ngo's

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:15 AM

    me too voted for Mervin!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:15 AM

    true the entertainment will be good, however, not at the cost of the poor Journalists' lives isn't it?

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:16 AM

    Hi,Mervin Brother,You deserve this post for every thing you did for our excellency!!He has reciprocated well by giving you such a important ministry!You look the ideal man to do the job!We have seen your amazing comments at derana show!You are truly talented!!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:16 AM

    Lets not jump the gun yet. His appointment took place only few days ago. Lets give him the benefit of the doubt.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:17 AM

    Dear Aruna, there's no such thing as a free lunch. The EU gains just as much from the GSP+ as does Sri Lanka. This was never a gesture out of the goodness of the EU's heart.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 01:25 PM

    No shame on thinking about their valuable life and property first!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:19 AM

    Mervin,Aluthgamage,Rohitha Abeygunawardena,wimal ,they are all very educated capable ministers!Good Luck Dr,Mervyn, you will show the world what you are capable of!!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:28 AM

    He will soon will be conferred another degree form media Institute.The scribes will go all out to please him.Just wait and see.All these guys who are now talking bad of him will be the first to praise him.Just watch for a few more days!!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 03:07 AM

    hmmmm is this meant to be an april fools joke! i thought we are in end of april now!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:32 AM

    Most of these nagative comments come from guys who are jelous abot your interlectual capabilities and educational qualification!Just ignore these uneducated people making comments!

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 01:54 AM

    He is the right man to control the media mafia funded by terrorists, INGOs and traitors.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 03:15 AM

    The shame lies in the local media instituitions who have not voiced a hum on this contoversial appointment.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:40 AM

    I am sure very soon he will be elevated to the minister position.The kind of hard work he did for the president and party, he should have been in the cabinet in the first place.With so many uneducated types, he is one rising star with a doctorate!President should use his talents!!for the benefit of this improvised country!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 03:19 AM

    Just goes to show how useless the next six years will be for Sri Lanka.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 03:20 AM

    Not only international media groups, even local media groups and the public are amazed at this appointment. But nobody seems to understand is that in the process, the country has become the laughing stock of the international community.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:46 AM

    He is a replica of a true Sri Lankan Patriot!Devout Buddhist, who is teetotaler,dedicated to his wife and very educated minister!He detests violence and is only being shown by the media as bad.He is honest and humble politico with lots of srilankan values!Excellent choice as a minister .Real Shining star in a dull cabinet

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:48 AM

    Entertainment Galore!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 01:50 PM

    This is the best appointment, you have to respect the DR. MR has clear game plan.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:52 AM

    Excellent appointment. Dr Silva will encourage the journalists to behave and be patriotic. Those who write for dollars $ will have to think twice. Irresponsible journalists need a God father figure like our Mervin. Good thinking behind the appointment.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 03:34 AM

    Honorable to the core, Doctor of Philosophy,intellectually prudent,Descended from a from the king himself,DNA traced into the chronicles of mahavamsa,with such credentials no international agency should be worried about the caliber and I strongly recommend they should be hands offs on Sri lankan affairs, if they need some kind of Broadway performance from our dutiful peoples representatives.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:54 AM

    Other countries could learn from this great apponitment!
    Hail the king for such a thoughtful strategy!It is a real master stroke!!Well done president,we admire your vision!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 03:39 AM

    Joke of the Decade!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 03:44 AM

    Both minister and dy. minister of media cannot converse in english, how on earth are they going to answer foreign correspondents?

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:00 AM

    Marvin is not the Minister. he is the Dpty. to the most popular President in the history of SL. Media handling is 100% by the Pres. In fact Marvin learns from the Pres. in good government. That's the opportunity Pres. gave to him.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 02:56 AM

    Dear people... relax...... give this man a chance.....who knows what's happening..so far he didn't do any bad...he is not a inglourious basterd.......001%......

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 02:56 AM

    Mervyn is the best guy for this post considering SL's ruthless media behaviour

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 03:48 AM

    By the way - what happened to the presidential inquiry into Rupavahini incident where Mervyn was given right royal treatment. Also, what happened to the Sirasa incidents in January 2009 & recently.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 03:49 AM

    this is nothing to worry about RSF, these are the "WONDERS OF ASIA"

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 03:49 AM

    Dear Mr President, I was shocked to hear this appointment. You have made a mistake here. Please appoint someone else before things turn ugly.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 03:53 AM

    Not only RWB, but also the eyes of international organisations whom we are severely dependent on for our existence (e.g. EU, IMF, WB) are turned on Sri Lanka for its human rights record and media intimidation.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:12 AM

    In addition, Dr. Mervyn Silva should be given the Defence Ministry then MR can be slept very peaceful as Dr. knows how to control the media and misbehaved people. Suba Anagathayak!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:12 AM

    To be honest I cannot find a single Minister who fits the bill.Maybe only GL Peiris given that he is an educated man and is respected.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 03:59 AM

    Athough we are not concerned about groups like RSF, President shound not have appointed Mervyn Silva to this post. It only tarnishes Presidents image. People wonder why persons like Basil did not object. If the President wanted to be greatful for what silva has done for him in the past, he could hae been gien a less controversial ministry.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:08 AM

    Mr. President , why did you appoint Mervin, he is going to spoil your name.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:17 AM

    Let him work first

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:08 AM

    People chose him to represent them. What do you expect????

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:09 AM

    a cat is guarding the milk. how funny? does not the president know the sentiment of people.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:12 AM

    Give this man his due respect. Call him DR. (doctor of what only heaven knows)

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:21 AM

    Dont blame the local media. WE the CITIZENS are keeping silent, so why blame the poor worker in media who has to protect himself, travelling in buses, voice their dissent. Be reasonable, when the majority are silent n fools we should not be blaming the poor media worker, they have families to protect and support, to earn a living, keep a roof above their heads. we cannot expect ONLY the media to fight for rights.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:23 AM

    But u conveniently forgot that we need the EU more than it needs us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:24 AM

    The war is over and done with. We are talking about Mervyn Silva here.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:18 AM

    Mr. President, this is a time when you have to be concerned about the International body also, we cannot ignore them. Sri Lanka will be further isolated.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:21 AM

    Just as the Kandy candidates appointment as ministers were withheld till the finalising of the inquiry - the inquiries into the Rupavahini incident where Mervin was painted pink, and the destruction of the Sirasa in January 2009 and the recent incident should be finalised before the appointment of Mervyn as DM for Media. ARENT THEY PRESIDENTIAL INQUIRIES - THEN WHAT''S THE PROBLEM?

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:35 AM

    I have now read a few of your comments here and must say that you are badly misinformed. Also, if SL is a laughing stock of the IC, then you should forget about this brilliant country and stay in your foreign land where you are probably a refugee...right? Next, these journalists who are supported by RSF and all the other foreign media groups are far from poor. They deserve what they get in most cases.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:24 AM

    We all know how Hyprocratic The international media rights group Reporters Without Borders is. This organization pays well for any journalist who sides with them to meet their Hyprocratic agenda. Hence they have no Moral rights in this.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 03:53 AM

    When you say 'our choice' exactly who do you mean by 'our'?

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:49 AM

    Unfortunately, u will see many more mistakes in time to come..........................

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:32 AM

    I like you LankaBanda!You seams to be true patriot!Following the foot step of the honorable minister!We need more people like you to voice your opinion to make this country the 'wonder of Asia'Keep it up mate!!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:50 AM

    Maybe we are not aware that Mervyn has been appointed for Gampaha and NOT the whole country !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:33 AM

    Bayada aney? media mafia run by mudallali's with vested political interests & hidden agendas can only be arrested by appointments like this. Media is not a super category deserving a special place, there is no such thing called 'free media' anywhere in the world.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:35 AM

    Media knows that they can't play with Mervyn. That's why their trying to pull him from this post and get a puppet for this post. The president should not withdraw his decision in what so ever. Who are those RWBs what have they done for this country.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:57 AM

    I think Mr. Mervin is good for the media, You rock! you have our support

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:41 AM

    Is it too late to say..... "I told you so!"

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:42 AM

    Foreign bodies with hidden agendas on sri lanka should not interfer with our local administration

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:42 AM

    Come on, we need some entertainment in the next 6 years! This is good!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:44 AM

    I don't know why everyone is getting so excited. The media minister is the president himself. Whatever mervyn does will only reflect on the president, hence even Mervyn won't dare to mess around. I think it's a brilliant strategy by the president, which most shortsighted folks have failed to see.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 09:23 AM

    True, the French, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese speak in their native language. Though they are illeterate in English, they are very much literate in their native languages and having smart intelligence compared with our honourable doctor Mervyn Silva.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:55 AM

    Why single out Mervin for criticism? What about the other Ministers & Deputies? Are they all capable and efficient?

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 09:42 AM

    Who is reporters without borders to instruct the PM of SRi Lanka. Stop poking your nose into matters of SL and mind your own business.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 09:50 AM

    i think he will do a good job give him some time

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 04:51 AM

    Whether this person is right for the post is a moot point, of course.

    However we cannot have outsiders telling our government whom to appoint and whom not to.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 09:56 AM

    A good hearted person like Mervin is very suitable for this post. I think all journalists will like him later.. Let him work first without opposing his appointment.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 09:56 AM

    Couldnt agree more!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:12 AM

    Well done Mervin. go ahead. We back you !!!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:20 AM

    If Karuna can become a politition and a Minister why can't Mervin be the Dy. Minister of Media. Who knows... he might to a better job.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 05:02 AM

    I think the majority of comments are such a lot of political satire, most of the bloggers fail to understand how they are led!!Batman,gin@arraack,pretty susy,baby face,doc in cyber,masalawade!! excellent posts!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:10 AM

    Dont talk - Mervin is a MEGA STAR - ONE SHOT ONE.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:15 AM

    Dr. Mervyn Silva is a genuinely honest man. I trust that he will do a good job.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:27 AM

    Excellent choice of words by Reporters Without Borders "In What country to you appoint an arsonist to put out fires" Forget watching comedy movies, our politico's rock.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:27 AM

    WE ARE WITH THE GOVERNMENT WHICH ERADICATED TERRORISM AND BROUGHT PEACE TO COUNTRY, BUT THESE KIND OF THINGS WILL TARNISH THE IMAGE OF SRI LANKA.MAY BE THE DEP MINISTER IS MORE SUITABLE FOR SOME OTHER POST.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:29 AM

    So wait. I dont get this. Now we have to consult with REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS about giving portfolios to our ministers? Maybe they want to sit in our parliament as well. So even though your name and what you so called 'do' is '...without borders', don't you interfere in our Souvreign nation which HAS BORDERS,

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 05:08 AM

    I agree with you! Virginia It is lot of fun to know the perception of the man by the majority!Hope hon, minister will understand ,how he is loved by the majority!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:30 AM

    Reporters Without Boarders? Who gave them the authority to interfere in our matters? Mervin is our choice whether you like it or not.

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 05:11 AM

    What a reflection of goodwill! Good for the minister elect!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:30 AM

    Mr. Calistus, your International community ONLYconsists of EU, UK and US. Not any other country and organisations which are operated from those countries. There are more than 200 countries in this world !!!!!

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:17 AM

    Mervyn has done so much good to his electorate and the people there like him. So, what is your problem ?

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:30 AM

    "International Community " ? .Please leave them out of this question , those are the people who said we cannot win a war and LTTE is the sole represent of the Tamil people.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:18 AM

    buddy...it may not be a free lunch...but lots of innocent people will have to skip their lunch becasue of the loss of GSP plus

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 05:15 AM

    I don't for a moment accept Mervyn. But Do those Japanese ministers know English?

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:42 AM

    Who knows, this could be a trap set up by MR to get Mervin Silva easily if he do any "harm" to any journalist or media again?. President knows what he is doing, we may have to wait and see.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:49 AM

    Even before taking over the duties RWB's getting worried. I wonder... Let him carryout his duties and see. How can RWB's tell PM to reconsider Mr. President decision... Then we don’t need any election in Sri Lanka??? RWB's will appoint all ministries positions.....

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:46 AM

    Maybe MR wants to be sure that no adverse comments are made by the Media. Only the positive comments will be allowed to be published or broadcast.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:50 AM

    Stick to the point Lanke Banda !!!! This is not about the media group who at least had the nerve to report this story... it's about a man who is known for his thuggery specially towards the media now being made the DM of media... dont comment just cos you want to... Make sense when you do say something....

    Wednesday, 28 April 2010 05:42 AM

    You never know, he could become our PM, with the constitution being changed now It could accommodate such a talented person.That will be a fitting throne for the person who claims to be a true descendant of Gemunu.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:54 AM

    Mr. Ind , there are 200 countries in the world. For some reason we go begging only in the west.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:53 AM

    Pls change MArvin Silva to an other post.... This post is not suitable for him considering all what happened in the past... There wont be any media freedom in this country...

    So Kind request to reconsider about this issue to MR and prime minister with an immediate effect... please....

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:58 AM

    this is the best appointement in otherwise a poor selection of ministers. now both mervin as well as anti sri lankan media like sirasa have to be more cautious whatever they do in the future

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:54 AM

    International media have nothing to do with our governance.they should carefully analyse election results both Presidential and Parliament.These results show to what an extent people of the country behind the president and the ruling UPFA.People still remember how they were trying to save Prabakaran and his murderers,and to take them to a safe haven.His excellancy the president had made these appointments with some degree of responsibilty. His vision, commitment & dedication has been fruitfull so far.People are behind him.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:56 AM

    Comments are written to be read and to take necessary action, if necessity arises. Here, the Big Stalwarts, Ministers and concerned people don't bother even to read them.Only the common man who has the time to read will do so. High time, I hope the Ministers & others look into and read all the comments made and take appropriate actions. Oops, like somebody wrote some of these so called Ministers don't speak or Write English.

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:57 AM

    What does Hypocratic mean. No such word in the dictionary. There is hypocritic - is that what you say ? But is the Govt not hypocritic in this appointment when they say they are for press freedom ?

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 11:06 AM

    I hope some of these blogers understand the satirical significance of some of these comments!It is hillarious!!What a country, what people!! Keep going.............

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 11:08 AM

    Do not insult your motherland and it's people.You are badly brought up.


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