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By Indika Sri Aravinda


A section of the Buddhist clergy from Gampaha are preparing to hold a convention in Colombo to urge the government to reinstate former Deputy Minister of Highways Mervyn Silva to his government post.

Accordingly, the conference will be held on Friday and the clergy are preparing to submit a signed petition to President Mahinda Rajapaksa following the conference, sources close to the former Deputy Minister told Daily Mirror online.

Some 1500 members of the clergy are expected to sign the petition pressuring the President to reinstate the former Deputy Minister, sources added.

Mervyn Silva was removed from his government post after he tied a Samurdhi official to a tree recently over his failure to attend a dengue eradication program in Kelaniya. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • Feroze Thursday, 19 August 2010 12:01 PM

    Is the clergy insane

    JANAKA_LONDON Thursday, 19 August 2010 08:20 AM

    100% agree with you, Same in Briton too, Moment you let the religion enter politics, You screw things up. The sad thing is electing and asking Mervin to be reinstated shows what exactly the inteligence of the Sri Lankans, Especially Kaleniya, where majority is educated.

    BullS Hit Thursday, 19 August 2010 12:33 PM

    It's easy to find 1500 people and shave their heads and dress them in "Cheewara". Another " Silva Magodi"

    Sunil Lanka Thursday, 19 August 2010 01:10 PM

    Cat is ready to jump out of the bag. Everybody knew sooner or later even the Jada ballas there is a way for honorable dischage when needed

    Smart Aleck Thursday, 19 August 2010 01:18 PM

    Sena, these are not real Buddhist priests, they are Men in Robes stage managed by Mervin the joker.

    N.C.Wijeratne Thursday, 19 August 2010 01:44 PM

    Tax guys check this guy soon-must have given a donation with somebody elses money!

    shan Thursday, 19 August 2010 01:46 PM

    No surprise...who have rogues in robes who do not hesitate to approve un-buddhist acts.

    N.C.Wijeratne Thursday, 19 August 2010 01:47 PM

    Its time to shave this fellows head and put him along with the rest who are going fior that conference-
    GET LOST IN THE WILDERNESS AND START MEDITATING!

    uranjanh Thursday, 19 August 2010 01:48 PM

    You are quite true Mr. Podi Guru. Let's hope they include that in the up coming CONSTITUTION .

    me Thursday, 19 August 2010 01:49 PM

    you are very correct. The integrity of the clergy is gone down the drain.......... Better to hold a conference for our Hero (General) without going behind this guy.

    DON Thursday, 19 August 2010 02:15 PM

    Just another stage of the drama. Force the clergy to come forward. Await for the next possible move. A march and picket organised by clergy at lipton circle, followed by ....wansa style fast.

    azath Thursday, 19 August 2010 02:23 PM

    Iqbal,
    GOD is one and one and only, No second at all

    A. Amaray Thursday, 19 August 2010 02:39 PM

    History is repeating now. Extinction of Buddhism in Sri Lanka had begun.
    Those who live in civilized Europian countries and United States of America can still protct Sri Saddharma.

    Somar Thursday, 19 August 2010 02:46 PM

    Priests should do what they are suposed to do and not dangle in politics. This is a damn disgrace to any religion and Sri Lanka. Justice for Mervyn and KP, and injustice for Fonseka!

    douglas Thursday, 19 August 2010 09:45 AM

    A humble request to Buddhist Monks. Please, first get Mervin to attend a Dhamma School from the very initial classes so that he could be rehabilitated. Make him a good, decent citizen and then recommend him

    Watchman Thursday, 19 August 2010 09:48 AM

    Surely MR will listen to their voice.

    Rohan Perera Thursday, 19 August 2010 03:06 PM

    Is it 1500 clergy or clad in yellow robes with shaven heads people from Gampaha District?

    Maruwa Thursday, 19 August 2010 03:09 PM

    What a sad news, ministers are like a dhamma school student teaching by clergy.

    niha Thursday, 19 August 2010 03:18 PM

    This shows how this country is ruled.

    R Ramesh Thursday, 19 August 2010 03:32 PM

    Must be the mentally and physically baby brigade of the army.

    damiya Thursday, 19 August 2010 06:31 AM

    Where is the clergy to hold a conference to release General Sarath Fonseka. They gather to reinstate an idiot some one who has done wrong.

    Ibnu Batuta Thursday, 19 August 2010 06:36 AM

    Yet another episode of the drama.

    asa Thursday, 19 August 2010 06:37 AM

    Impact of yellow robe politics is very dangerous in post-colonial SL...
    This situation too marks a further step in that direction!

    IQBAL Thursday, 19 August 2010 10:14 AM

    All Gods blessing on sri lanka.

    Ruwan Perera Thursday, 19 August 2010 04:08 PM

    Monks should not get involved in DIRTY politics

    Dhiren Thursday, 19 August 2010 04:14 PM

    Are they mad. This is suicide.

    dishan Thursday, 19 August 2010 04:55 PM

    This is a disgrace to Buddha. Please strips down the yellow and be civilians.

    CLITUS Thursday, 19 August 2010 05:26 PM

    BOGAMBARA

    Delgoda Thursday, 19 August 2010 06:47 PM

    Anyway good luck to him! He was doing the correct thing to keep the people alive.

    Ryan Thursday, 19 August 2010 07:01 AM

    A disgrace to Sri Lanka.

    malkanthi Thursday, 19 August 2010 07:02 AM

    On what ground can he be reinstated? he is not found innocent yet! the clergy is not at all suppose to come in between but just visit every home and preach dharma if they are jobless!

    rohan perera Thursday, 19 August 2010 10:53 AM

    I do not know what kind of pinda pathe is this in recent time

    Streetlamp Thursday, 19 August 2010 11:12 AM

    What is wrong with the monks? Get out of meddling in politics, the country will be a better place for it.
    Only in Sri Lanka can you say 'militant monks' and it not be an oxymoron. Says a lot.

    nasrullah beruwala Friday, 20 August 2010 08:38 AM

    mind your business!

    Podi Guru Thursday, 19 August 2010 08:02 AM

    The United States is and can be criticized for many things; but the wisdom of the Founding Fathers to keep the government from any form of "establishment" of religion was and has been a very wise decision.

    SadLanka Thursday, 19 August 2010 11:32 AM

    This is how the Monks ruine this country. Mervy would have swindle a couple of Rs in front of them. Or taken a few dudes out for dinner. This is no good for the new generation Monks.

    Deen Thursday, 19 August 2010 08:07 AM

    Will there be threats to cancel this conference like what happened to the one organised in support of Gen. Fonseka sometime back.

    cindy Thursday, 19 August 2010 11:40 AM

    well said Dean.... its good to see if the mervins thugs will threten the monks not to hold the meeting, as it was in the past for the general .

    MK Thursday, 19 August 2010 08:14 AM

    The integrity of the clergy is down the drain! sad situation

    Sena Thursday, 19 August 2010 08:14 AM

    Dear Malkanthi...

    Pls reserve you comment to Mr. Mervin silva only. The Clergy is not job less. Pls do not make any bad comments against Monks, Priest...


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