Video: Media have already taken action against Malinga-Keheliya

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Cabinet spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that the media had already taken action against Lasith Malinga’s behaviour and there was nothing left for his ministry to do.

Responding to a question by a journalist regarding the action that would be taken when journalists were attacked verbally or in any other way, the minister said he would always protect the journalists.

He said that if media thought that the action they had taken was correct he would not object to it.

“If anyone misbehaves, it will always be wrong no matter what the circumstances are,” He said.

Referring to the recent incident that took place on Passikudah beach, the minister said that young boys could make mistakes but if they went too far and caused much trouble, they would be dealt with according to the law.

“There are certain media outlets that try to give the wrong impression and exaggerate when reporting such incidents. I don’t approve of such actions,” he said.(Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Seelawathie Friday, 08 March 2013 09:52 AM

    Leave Maling alone all you jealous people.

    Rights Friday, 08 March 2013 09:54 AM

    what a exaple minister, sportsman and a criminals? show something you did for criminals? only protection ... haha
    you killed journalists ????? What a joker this man is? you may fool poor sri lankans only.

    Play Boy Friday, 08 March 2013 05:28 AM

    What Malinga did was better compared to some funny stuff done by the ministers.

    Samaraweera Friday, 08 March 2013 02:56 PM

    If media has that much power and freedom in the country why do we need Kehel like poeple living on tax payers funds? Send him home for good.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:40 AM

    Good that you remind. What has happened "boys are boys" incident? Amicably settled?

    Rasheedomar Friday, 08 March 2013 05:30 AM

    The media should forget the incidence rather than just keep showing it. They also should't ask stupid question. No wonder Minister like Mervyn and others blasting the Media.

    Mithra Friday, 08 March 2013 05:43 AM

    Thank god that person like you left UNP

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 March 2013 01:41 AM

    Celebrities Should Behave In A Celebrity Manner. Malinga Is Definitely Wrong. Now Everybody Will Hate Him. All Good Things Come To A End. He Has Lost His Dignity In 2 Minutes.

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 March 2013 01:43 AM

    Beach Boy Says It All

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 March 2013 01:45 AM

    Hey Mr Rambookwalla Take Care Of Your Son Once He Becomes A Celebrity. Don;t Let Him Fall To The Same Category

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 March 2013 01:47 AM

    The King Has Lost His Crown

    R Friday, 08 March 2013 05:50 AM

    Best for malinga is to apologies for is act, which all of us know wrong. Probably he was in a messed up mind with the contract fiasco, however for a celebrity like malinga he should know to control himself. bTw exposing a persons private and taking photo in public is not exaggeration it called "PERVERTISM"

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 March 2013 01:50 AM

    Punish Him For Bad Behavior. Or Others Will Follow Him.

    Inextricble Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Media didn't ask a stupid question in a bad manner from malinga.They just asked 'DID YOU SIGN THE AGREEMENT?'.After that he reacted as a beast.if one of the world's majestic and gentlement cricketer sanga answered for the same question by being in the limited frame y malinga couldn't?By the way at least can malinga be compared to majestic sanga in the world cricket arena? Malinga just showed his illiteracy. via DM Android App

    3i Friday, 08 March 2013 10:26 AM

    what has any ministry got to do with it moron.
    that fall must have really affected this mans mental health

    shan Saturday, 09 March 2013 05:04 AM

    Dear Minister
    the same wording you said to Karuna's issue

    "They would be dealt with according to the law.''

    modaya Friday, 08 March 2013 03:46 AM

    I hope that Malinga will never apologize for his action. Only the he will be treated as a hero.

    ANTON Friday, 08 March 2013 04:01 AM

    Do you think the way media questioned from Malinga is correct ?
    Remember all of us have our own dignity.

    asoka Friday, 08 March 2013 04:04 AM

    Mr. Minister why you always give stupid answers....? Is it by nature or someone forcing you...?

    Siriyo Friday, 08 March 2013 11:01 AM

    yes asoka's question is reasonable.

    lush Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:00 AM

    malinga is cricketer not a politician he's not bad as minsters he wants his salary not the public money !!! media plz dnt ask stupid questions whn someone in trouble if u asked the same question from a minister u will killed so dnt always media as a advantage ti stabb normal peoplelike malinga if u have the guts ask the same questions who deserve to be asked via DM Android App

    Lobo Friday, 08 March 2013 02:34 AM

    Leave Malinga alone! What he did was wrong but not as bad as the press is making us believe. After all they're no angels either..

    somapala Friday, 08 March 2013 11:11 AM

    Hello news reporters,

    LEAVE MALINGA ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HE IS MUCH VALUABLE TO THE COUNTRY THAN YOU.

    IF YOU ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TAKE UP MERVYN SILVA.

    kiricat Friday, 08 March 2013 11:13 AM

    Very good answer, sir

    KarmaRough Friday, 08 March 2013 04:49 PM

    All the feather of these "rasthiyaadu-karayas" flock together. Learn from the birds at least some civility

    square leg Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Mr. minister! If you say you don't approve exaggerations and wrong doings How come you approve of so many wrong doings that your government commits...... I understand you need to keep your job but dont paint a cleans picture of yourself when you are not. via DM iPad app

    Ken Friday, 08 March 2013 09:09 AM

    This is a very good example that media is ALWAYS biased. Why do they dig Malinga's past now ? If they knew his past & IF they are so honest &un biased why didn't they do it before ?

    dhaka Friday, 08 March 2013 04:41 AM

    shut up wanna be tough guy. show your swag elsewhere

    Just Another Citizen Friday, 08 March 2013 02:42 AM

    Another stupid statement. Obviously all these people think they can get away with anything. As the saying goes - Sticks and stones may hurt my bones but words do not.

    raj Friday, 08 March 2013 04:42 AM

    But Boys will be boys...

    justin Friday, 08 March 2013 02:42 AM

    Mr. Minister, don't let your son behave in this manor in public.As his record is also ...........

    maneesha Friday, 08 March 2013 02:49 AM

    Umm. I think people are just blowing this out of proportion. So he was being a bit of a Diva.. Not saying it's good behaviour but why are we getting so worked out about it. And Why would the ministry get inolved? Not like he actually commited a crime come on!!!

    prem Friday, 08 March 2013 09:30 AM

    Dont make this also politics. Leave him to play cricket for the country

    kay parker Friday, 08 March 2013 02:52 AM

    Minister Boy's are Boy's .... don't say more

    Grumpy Friday, 08 March 2013 09:35 AM

    Boys will be Boys?? So can a boy rape a girl?? End of the day Minister says that Boys are boys... jokers!

    colomboresident Friday, 08 March 2013 05:09 AM

    I think Malinga is entitled to his bad moods and it is not a crime what he did. However, the media should stop showing the video, since his fans and society (bad as it is) will learn to do the same.

    Max Friday, 08 March 2013 09:42 AM

    Journalists will be protected.. LMAO! Nice joke minister!

    Maria Friday, 08 March 2013 05:52 PM

    Lasith Malinga should be expelled from Cricket,
    He has forgotten his past..

    Pls hold a thorough inquiry

    hussain Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    the amount of courage media shown in denouncing the act of malinga is somewhat over acting....if the could take on the governments activities head on could bring about some meaningful results to the country. It appears every is missing on the priority... via DM Android App

    siripala Friday, 08 March 2013 05:57 PM

    Kehelyia is a baby, who jumped from one party to another.So he does't not no which is good and which is bad ".Ohma Yamu"

    meranchi Friday, 08 March 2013 03:11 AM

    very good mr rabuckwalla......i


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