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By Sandun A. Jayasekera


Former Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva was found not guilty by the SLFP Disciplinary Committee over his conduct of tying a Samurdhi officer to a tree earlier this month, Minister Maithripala Sirisena said.

Soon after his conduct of tying the officer to a mango tree outside the Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha office, President Mahinda Rajapakse had stripped Silva of his post as the Deputy Minister of Highways and also had his SLFP membership cancelled.

Silva’s move caused island wide protests by Samurdhi officers who demanded the government to take legal action against the former Deputy Minister.


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  • Oscar Wednesday, 01 September 2010 06:33 AM

    Nominees for the best actor 2010... Mervin and Wimal ...Best supporting role ... Samurdhi officer and SLFP disciplinary committee.... drum roll !!!

    nihal Tuesday, 31 August 2010 07:49 PM

    Sri Lanka is a joke now. There is no law!

    bandu Tuesday, 31 August 2010 08:12 PM

    How in the world could one expect a credible inquiry from this regime? One cannot blame the UN and IC for demanding a credible international inquiry in to the issues they have raised.

    Tuan Nizam Tuesday, 31 August 2010 08:15 PM

    'Kangaroo Court.'

    N.C.Wijeratne Tuesday, 31 August 2010 08:29 PM

    Now the President can appoint another Committee to find out why the Disciplinary Committee reported that the Dr. was not-guilty!

    Diruta Tuesday, 31 August 2010 11:11 PM

    Now punish the Samurdhi Officer - He must be guilty of having provoked Mervin.

    cabs Tuesday, 31 August 2010 11:29 PM

    We all knew this. What a joke!

    pinsiri Tuesday, 31 August 2010 11:33 PM

    Who is guilty then ... probably the mango tree?

    harsha Wednesday, 01 September 2010 12:28 AM

    Yes, neither did the 'King' ever get hold of 'Andare.'

    DHA Tuesday, 31 August 2010 09:07 AM

    SLFP sees him as a war hero?

    ruzaick Tuesday, 31 August 2010 09:08 AM

    The whole of Sri Lanka knows before the judgement

    Rajasinghe Tuesday, 31 August 2010 09:08 AM

    Mervyn is a modern day Andare!

    suresh Tuesday, 31 August 2010 09:11 AM

    yepiiiiiiii,,, i am so happy that Dr Mervin silva is back in action, there is no fun in the parliment with out him!!!!

    Dr Ron Mada Wednesday, 01 September 2010 01:30 AM

    Can Mervyn Silva whether he is a genuine Dr or not ever be guilty? He is a super duper man who conducts all thuggery, intimidation for and on behalf of very honorable Mahinda Rajapaksa and his clan. They need him

    kirihami Wednesday, 01 September 2010 08:14 AM

    a verdict fit for an april fools day joke
    SF is guilty…but mervin isnt…..a war hero languishes in prison while terrorists (karuna,pillayan,KP,daya master) are pampered by MR and his corrupt band of brothers….

    Prabu Tuesday, 31 August 2010 09:13 AM

    Not Mervin Silva, but all the committee members who says Dr.Mervin is not guilty. They all are Andareys.

    Princy Kumarage Tuesday, 31 August 2010 01:55 PM

    Well said Bimal . I completely agree with you.

    Roshan Tuesday, 31 August 2010 02:05 PM

    Shame on SriLanka

    Abdul Tuesday, 31 August 2010 07:51 AM

    and then...reinstate him and give him a better ministry

    Kamiss Tuesday, 31 August 2010 02:06 PM

    He himself is a disaster. ....

    Mindblowing Tuesday, 31 August 2010 07:51 AM

    Can the committee find out who is guilty on this then.... Not prof.mervin, not the officer....... ?????

    kekulan Tuesday, 31 August 2010 02:06 PM

    even majority innocent person cant get the justic from gov.then how will minority people will get?

    pj Tuesday, 31 August 2010 07:52 AM

    There you are !!....and what's next..?? promotion as a cabinet Minister??

    sam Tuesday, 31 August 2010 02:27 PM

    great... we are the fools

    perera Tuesday, 31 August 2010 02:33 PM

    what a travesty of justice.
    but then in this climate justice is a joke
    what a bunch of jokers in the SLFP

    sampi Wednesday, 01 September 2010 02:35 AM

    Who is Mervine compared to Maha-Eka on top with the mustache?

    Tharaka Chanaka Tuesday, 31 August 2010 09:59 AM

    Minister of Disaster Management?

    wedige Wednesday, 01 September 2010 03:44 AM

    Mervyn replaces MR

    asam Tuesday, 31 August 2010 03:55 PM

    God Bless ! Sri Lankan People.

    Roshan Tuesday, 31 August 2010 10:03 AM

    Is it permissible to tie a man to the tree according to SL law,? very soon even murder committed by Govt politicians will be lawful. Good luck

    Holman Tuesday, 31 August 2010 10:05 AM

    This is the best verdict I ever heard. Well done the SLFP Disciplinary Committee.

    Bimal Tuesday, 31 August 2010 10:06 AM

    On a more serious note the outcome of this inquiry is an insult to decency. I highly respect the president and Defence Sec for what they have achieved for the betterment of our motherland and then there is Mervin Silva. This man should never be sitting in the parliment whose past record as a politician is simply deplorable. I can not understand the mentality of minority of our people who cheer at his speeches especially during the last election. To make a long story short when you sleep with dogs you will wake up with dog fleece.

    Robzy Wednesday, 01 September 2010 04:08 AM

    Best Drama Director Award of 2010 goes to - Dr. Mervyn Silva.

    Best Supporting Actor Award of 2010 goes to – Mr. Samurdi

    xlntgson Wednesday, 01 September 2010 09:41 AM

    Deja vu?

    shantha silva Wednesday, 01 September 2010 09:42 AM

    ToThe Editor of Daily Mirror newspaper; please think of publishing future news about Mr.Mervyn Silva in your 'ENTERTAINMENT' section

    Jerome J Tuesday, 31 August 2010 10:09 AM

    Mervyn Rules the Country

    Sha Tuesday, 31 August 2010 10:11 AM

    It will make him more arrogant. What a shame!

    basheer Wednesday, 01 September 2010 04:42 AM

    I Nominate Hon Dr Mervin For President.

    azath Tuesday, 31 August 2010 10:12 AM

    Grow mango tree all around SL is the recommendation of the committee

    MaPer Wednesday, 01 September 2010 04:56 AM

    Swarnavahi could have a competition for the "MEGA LIER" - the biggest conner. MR/Basil/Gota and Mervyn would be the top most MEGA LIERS".

    Aruna Tuesday, 31 August 2010 10:18 AM

    Keep it up Mervin

    iso Tuesday, 31 August 2010 10:18 AM

    God bless our Mervin sir..we know u r correct..president pls give him a cabinet minister position....
    Suba anagathayak Dr..

    Jaminda Mendis Wednesday, 01 September 2010 05:15 AM

    Just imagine he is not guilty. This is a funny state of affairs. Mr. President do not tarnish your image because of this fool.

    Mikey Wednesday, 01 September 2010 10:47 AM

    Bravo matey.......possibly a good post in the horizon.

    Dayaratne Saturday, 04 September 2010 11:15 AM

    Ban ki Moon, sponsor this move! It will solve many a problem.

    damiya Wednesday, 01 September 2010 05:58 AM

    Could this same committee hear all cases of Sarath Fonseka.

    RYAN FABIAN Wednesday, 01 September 2010 06:22 AM

    This was very predictable. Sri Lanka and its Government is the laughing stock of the entire world and these Idiots dont even know it. Mervin must have issued a death threat to the SLFP Disciplinary Committee

    Nan Tuesday, 31 August 2010 07:25 PM

    Good news ...


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