There is strong speculation that Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva has either resigned or has been suspended from his post in the government following the uproar over his recent conduct. When contacted government sources said they too had heard of the reports and were awaiting confirmation. (JN)
Best news I've heard all year. You will not be missed.
J. E. M. D Tuesday, 10 August 2010 10:57 AM
A cabinet position is wasted on Mervyn.
Rohan Tuesday, 10 August 2010 10:57 AM
May be for a short period of time.
Peter Al Tuesday, 10 August 2010 10:59 AM
This is great news. Greater than VP getting killed or Osama being captured
OLD Tuesday, 10 August 2010 10:59 AM
MR won't accept his resignation as happened to Wimal (Fasting actor)
commonsense Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:00 AM
i am sure come september 2010, he would be appointed to another posting.. possibly the media ministry again.. so much for all of us!!!!
spark Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:01 AM
No worries, the king will compensate and provide this maniac adequantely again out of public funds.
shehan35 Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:01 AM
Come on! Without him how are we getting all this entertainment?
Bluff Bluff Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:01 AM
Has anybody thought that enough is enough?
Chaminda Tilakumara Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:04 AM
If true, this is a VERY good move by the government.
Mike Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:09 AM
May be we will hear that MR refused to accept his resignation
Ramzeel Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:10 AM
And re-appointed as SamurdhI Minister tomorrow because anything and everything happens only in this blessed country.
Labby Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:11 AM
All speculated action by this government on its members is similar to the soda bottle. It fizzles for a short while and then dies down to nothing. What happened to the Nawalapitiya inquiry ?
deepal Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:12 AM
well done MR ,you are getting brave ,thats the way to go,people will love and respect you for this.
dias Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:19 AM
President put him on 1 year probation. He has to be a good boy in order to get back .
But the government officers should be treated the way Mervin did and at the same token, I don't agree about the way he did.. There should be a better way to handle things.
AJ - Colombo Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:20 AM
maybe MR's meeting with RW was about Merv. MR would have exchanged Merv with those who joined MR recently.
Sathyapala Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:21 AM
I agree. I sincerely hope that he has been sacked. Atleast it'll give a ray of hope to the people who don't have any sort of trust in the Govt.
Murshid Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:21 AM
Mervyn Silva to be promoted as a Minister or as an Ambassador to a western country as a loyalty to the people of Gampaha District. Murshid.
Nayana Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:22 AM
It is time the Rajapakse government raised the standards on Ministers and officials. Mervyn has been a disgrace to the country, and is totally unprofessional and unqualified. I hope this rumour is true.
dias Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:22 AM
I am sure the speaker (NR) wants to have a well deciplined members to the parliment.
He will fix the floor very soon.
roshan raz Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:28 AM
if so expect the worse...
James bond Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:28 AM
or worse; he will be sent as a diplomat to some western countries!
Cynic Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:30 AM
Next Chief Justice?
I Hussein Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:30 AM
Purely to win the samurdhi officers back. He will be given another post soon. We have seen these dramas in different forms time and again.
Kolitha Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:32 AM
Even though he has done some mistakes, he is actually better than most of the politicians in Sri Lanka.
Farshard Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:33 AM
President will give as a gift more then this post within short peroid.....
Joly seeya Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:37 AM
End of Mega Star!!!!
malkanthi Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:40 AM
If he is sacked, he is capable ofl telling off all contracts executed on behalf of VVIP and VIPs. Too dangerous to let loose!!
Padikaramaduwa, G Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:42 AM
Good news for public servants without duties or do not perfrom duties and get free salaries!
Musthafa Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:47 AM
let him come out and ask applogy- so every thing will be ok
Jim Jam Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:51 AM
He will be missed by media!
Dheen Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:52 AM
I heard that he has been tipped to be an High commissioner to uphold the goodwill of Sri Lanka.
kammaliya Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:55 AM
at this rate he will cover every ministry before MR finishes his term!
Ronald McDonald Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:55 AM
send him to Timbuktu
Rattapakse Tuesday, 10 August 2010 11:59 AM
Speculation also ripe that Dr Mervin will replace Dr Kohana at the UN.
Dr Mervin is preparing a long and strong rope to take to New York.
Fazal Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:03 PM
Dont worry, he will be promoted to deputy ministed to Ministerial post for sure (Minister of Mass Media or Minister of Law & Order)
TMA Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:11 PM
The patriotic ppl will start protesting 2 put gr8 Mervyn in office
Charith Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:11 PM
News of the year.
DonSimon Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:16 PM
Should have happened a long long time ago. Never too late.
ajith Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:24 PM
A tough nut like Mervin need to be there to get rid off the lethargic people. As you know there is hardly any garbage or stagnant drains in his electorate.
Regi Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:25 PM
Surely we are going to miss the court jester who kept us entertained.
John Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:28 PM
may be he will be apoointed to the constitutional council?
Ram Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:31 PM
This is a victory celebration for people of SL more than defeating LTTE by MR & CO
Ruwan Ferdinandez Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:32 PM
You can't be a Sri Lankan at all. Mervyn is just an irritant when compared to VP. In Sri Lanka, we never had problems from Osama.
don Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:32 PM
omega Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:34 PM
John Smith Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:40 PM
May be Anacharya Dr.Madavi Silva is seeking to be get appointed in constitutional council?
Ruwan Ferdinandez Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:41 PM
Why it is worse? At least the embassies will start to do some work if he is made a diplomat. Embassies are a joke and the service they offer us at our own expense is disgraceful.
Prem Wednesday, 11 August 2010 01:56 PM
Best news ever !!!!!!!!!
prashad Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:42 PM
A blessing in disguise
Chanaka Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:45 PM
Media + Samurdhi Ministry
KESARA Tuesday, 10 August 2010 01:00 PM
Senior Citizen Tuesday, 10 August 2010 01:01 PM
I know of one TV channel who will be sorry as they boosted this joker time & again.
Ranjana Tuesday, 10 August 2010 01:07 PM
Sack him first, then remove him as an MP of the party, let him try to find his feet on his own, If he does that he should end at Mahagedera. We are awaiting that day
izzy Tuesday, 10 August 2010 01:22 PM
He is our best bet for entertainment! I sincerely hope and pray that he stays put!!
Ordinary Man Tuesday, 10 August 2010 01:23 PM
If he realy resigns from politics and public life then he has atleast some good characters. You need more guts to live as an ordinary man than as a minister in SL. Good luck M !
Waakir Hussain Tuesday, 10 August 2010 01:32 PM
hmmm....a chandiya is ready for action.......Dr. no need to worry u can back to previous job. he he
Ramesh Tuesday, 10 August 2010 01:39 PM
As Sunil Perera said " Meka Comedy Kantriyak"
paul Tuesday, 10 August 2010 01:41 PM
That's Mervyn Mango Tree gone - Wimal Lemon Puff should be next!
J Tuesday, 10 August 2010 01:54 PM
NO way how he going to Communicate with other language speaking people.
J Tuesday, 10 August 2010 01:59 PM
This type of people is integral parts of the government, every governments from 1977 there ware same kind of people for same type of job. Resign is only few months or replacement of some one inevitable
udugampola Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:06 PM
Eventually his excellency gonna show the world that he has a back bone
Siddique Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:09 PM
I am afraid for the Samurdhi worker who was the victim of the tree tie episode if Mervin is sacked. The ex-minister's fury will turn against the poor fellow and he is in great danger.
Geronimo Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:13 PM
I guess so too. He will emerge like a worm after he thinks all is forgotten and at that time we should squash it!!!
Josh Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:14 PM
WOW... seriously??? i mean SERIOUSLY????
Delgoda Tuesday, 10 August 2010 08:16 PM
Hope he gets the Health Ministry - he can do a better job on this dengue issue!
Watchman Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:17 PM
Can't this be a rumer spread by Mervin?
Pimpy silva Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:17 PM
And then come back with a reward with a better post/position...Don't be surprised..Politics is all about podi podi tricks..
Dr wicky-uk Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:24 PM
I am so upset about this news.Because Mr mervin is the only person do any bad things openley.Other ministers also do but no proof.
bash Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:28 PM
SACKED FROM THIS SIDE TO EYEWASH THE FOOLISH PUBLIC AND GIVEN A BIGGER POST FROM THE OTHER SIDE... THIS REGIME BADLY NEEDS MEN OF THIS NATURE
Heiau Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:37 PM
Ibnu Batuta Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:37 PM
'Mera'vin has committed enough damage to the country. Let him quit politics & become monk.
Heamu Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:38 PM
There will be no action. Forget it. We will vote for MR
citizen1 Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:46 PM
Don't count your blessings just yet. He has a way of reappearing (springing back) with striking 'charisma'!! At the moment he keeps a low profile.
Ranil Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:56 PM
If you have sacked him, be rest assured you have my vote next time. If you did it.....finally you have opened your eyes. finally finally finally
lankaputha Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:05 PM
Latest of the drama series "MR's Cabinet"
Part I Vimal's fast unto death Part II Mervin keeps his word Part III MR is tough against law breakers.
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Faqi Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:13 PM
Wishful thinking. I heard that he has voluntarily entered himself to Angoda.
Priyantha Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:25 PM
This man spoile the reputation of kelaniya.
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