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Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva, at a function in Kelaniya today warned that if some media continue to report the way they do they will have to face the same fate as detained Parliamentarian Sarath Fonseka.

The Deputy Minister said journalists should not write in a way which would ultimately force them to be hanged.

While claiming that a certain newspaper will not sell without news about him the Deputy Minister later urged the media to scold him if they must but at the same time report only the truth.

“When you look at some of these people who write about me and scold me I personally know their background is not good,” he said.

Mervyn Silva was just yesterday reappointed to his post in the government after he was cleared by an SLFP disciplinary committee from charges against him involving an incident where he had tied a Sumurdhi official to a tree in Kaleniya. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • Lakmal Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:19 PM

    I can't understand what will happen to Sri lanka..........
    So sorry.............

    Muhandiram Imsid Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:23 PM

    He knows quite well that he can do anything and get away with it. But then, the law of averages must work one day and then poor Mervyn will have no one to bail him out.

    Katussa Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:24 PM

    Here it comes!

    Leslie gunasekera Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:25 PM

    Well said,Hon.Mervyn.JR also said "Give me a good army and a good hospital and I will shape up these SRi Lankans!!"

    Defender Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:26 PM

    In some instances, Mervin is right!
    Some Media think that they are superior than the Executive President and report only the Truth.

    Katussa Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:27 PM

    So the worm spills the beans about who was behind the attacks on media institutions. I say this guy is the giddy limit!!

    Telemachus Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:28 PM

    Back in 'action'! A Karamazovian country.... We all seem to love too much depravity....

    Podi Guru Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:31 PM

    Yes, truth and honesty and kindness should prevail. Vindictiveness is not a quality of any religion and belief I know of.

    Podi Guru Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:40 PM

    If a country does not have a press free to ask questions and point out faults, you will not have a country free of abuse.

    donduminda Thursday, 09 September 2010 01:15 PM

    Mervin is right for a extent. Some media thinks that they own SL.Those Heads should be banned!

    observer Thursday, 09 September 2010 01:21 PM

    Mervin yo are right , thats why we elected yoy, and the govt. if th eso called media is trying to write truth about you let them be hanged as you said .

    Labby Thursday, 09 September 2010 01:22 PM

    So much for what we used to refer to as media-freedom !!
    Gone are the days gentlemen, gone are the days.

    Josh Thursday, 09 September 2010 01:26 PM

    so he's publicly threatening the media on writing the truth!!!!!

    and he's a minister!!!

    what a shame!!

    Shantha Thursday, 09 September 2010 01:39 PM

    If not, all the VVIPs will be exposed, no options

    Podi Guru Thursday, 09 September 2010 01:42 PM

    The people own Sri Lanka. Hang the reporters who ask difficult questions? That's their job in a democracy.

    Mervin Thursday, 09 September 2010 01:45 PM

    so man mervyn is back in action.

    Julian Thursday, 09 September 2010 01:56 PM

    Now I am convinced that in another 5 years Sri Lanka will be a another Iran or a Pakistan ! Sad !

    rajitha Thursday, 09 September 2010 02:14 PM

    Mervin's back

    Ranjan Thursday, 09 September 2010 02:50 PM

    As if his background is CLEAN. The powers of the 18th amendment. God Bless Sri Lanka

    Babanis Thursday, 09 September 2010 03:00 PM

    Media pereonnel, please avoid standing near trees, specially mango trees.

    mahinda Thursday, 09 September 2010 03:04 PM

    every one will pay some day for things that he or she does

    Nandimithra Thursday, 09 September 2010 03:20 PM

    So from tying to trees he has upgraded to hanging, is it on a mango tree like last time?

    demon Thursday, 09 September 2010 03:34 PM

    Another Saddam Hussein Era... Very Sad...but how long they gonna do all these? will wait and see...

    Thomas Thursday, 09 September 2010 03:35 PM

    The GOOD MAN of the RULING PARTY. Viva Sri Lanka

    PDe Thursday, 09 September 2010 03:44 PM

    It is media who makes him a "Pora". Why dont you all media people impose a bann on him? Don't write anything about him under any circumstance. That would be the best reply for this.

    hisham rafi Thursday, 09 September 2010 03:46 PM

    The cat is out of the bag. yet another Miracle of Asia or should I say the world

    Wasantha Thursday, 09 September 2010 03:51 PM

    Welcome, the five star democracy guaranteed under the 18th amendment.It seems that Merwin has become the heir apparent of MR.Ideal partner.

    Jen Thursday, 09 September 2010 04:11 PM

    This man has no shame ...... i can't understand wny MR is having this man??????????

    DAB Friday, 10 September 2010 10:23 AM

    Where is the so called report clearing him? He was quiet for some time, but no soon he was reappointed, yes he took to the Highway, with his high handed manners

    Bluff Bluff Thursday, 09 September 2010 04:40 PM

    Yes sure, Because now its your kingdom. Remember, soon a day will dawn when your kingdom will be crumbled.

    Asan Thursday, 09 September 2010 04:57 PM

    I think , it is right time to get out of the country., Another killing spree is on the menu.

    Sugath Friday, 10 September 2010 06:27 AM

    Why sorry! We are going to be the 'Wonder of Asia' perhaps with "Dr" Mervyn as Prime Minister!

    Delgoda Friday, 10 September 2010 06:50 AM

    Go on DR show your talent.Sri lanka has gone to dogs.

    Appuhamy Thursday, 09 September 2010 07:54 PM

    Shameless to rejoin, after he was put to shame!


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