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By Jamila Najmuddin

Deputy Minister of Highways Mervyn Silva reserved his grave site today when he visited the Borella Cemetery to commemorate the 23rd death anniversary of famous singer H.R. Jothipala.

The Minister who was standing near the grave site of the late singer amidst a small gathering of people suddenly took everyone by surprise when he said he wanted to reserve his own block as the future was unpredictable.

Minister Silva then walked over to an empty block, close to the later singer’s grave and said he wanted to reserve it for himself and told his secretary to telephone Special Commissioner for the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Omar Kamil. After a private telephone conversation between Mr. Kamil and Minister Silva, the Minister returned back to the crowd and said he had informed the CMC of his reserved block.

However when Daily Mirror online contacted Mr. Kamil, he said that Minister Silva had telephone him to speak about his mother's matter who had passed away a few months ago and not about himself.

In front of the crowd Minister Silva then called the Chief Cemetery Keeper who was also present at the gathering and told him to remember ‘Mervyn Silva’s grave site’ and emphasized that he should be buried at that particular spot after his death.

To add more amusement to his sudden outburst, Minister Silva then turned to the crowd and told them that he would have purchased his coffin today if only there was space in his house. “If I could, I would even purchase my coffin now. Unfortunately I do not have space to keep it in my home,” Minister Silva said.

He added, “Everyone has to die someday. The future is very unpredictable. People can have money, but this does not matter. Money cannot prevent death. Therefore I am not afraid to die,” the Minister told the crowd.

Minister Silva then personally stood at his own grave site along with the Chief Cemetery Keeper and got his block marked and cleaned by the Cemetery workers.

He then called on a man from the crowd who had his drum ready and told him to play one of Jothipala’s songs before leaving the cemetery. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • spark Wednesday, 07 July 2010 08:27 AM

    His conditions are in hell and with satan. Bxxxds like this never go to heaven or anything to do with god.

    nick Wednesday, 07 July 2010 08:33 AM

    too little too late.......

    Hayley Wednesday, 07 July 2010 08:34 AM

    Atlast he has done something worthwhile in his political
    career. It is time that he went up for all the sins he has
    commited. May God grant his whish come true soon.

    Sammy Wednesday, 07 July 2010 12:53 PM

    What if he's not buried there? Will his ghost come back to haunt the people. Better put up a board "This space is reserved for "Dr." Mervyn Silva & try to occupy it sooner rather than later.

    Cynic Wednesday, 07 July 2010 08:35 AM

    Godspeed.

    Holman Wednesday, 07 July 2010 08:41 AM

    Can I join you Mervyn?

    Sri Lankan Wednesday, 07 July 2010 08:44 AM

    psl fill the blank land soon.........

    Uragodage Wednesday, 07 July 2010 01:02 PM

    Dear Dr,Please do not disturb those who are rest in peace in Kannathe . you are a very noisy and disturbing guy to others.Any way please accept our deepest sympathies.

    RajasH Wednesday, 07 July 2010 09:08 AM

    go now and take Wimal with you and the rest.

    Alas Wednesday, 07 July 2010 09:21 AM

    These are the politicians run our country. They even want to reserve grave site also but thousands of living people don't even have a place to live.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 07 July 2010 09:32 AM

    At last one good decision taken by "doctor" Maravin in respect of his future. But, is there any chance to hurry up and use that burial plot as early as possible?

    Zufar Wednesday, 07 July 2010 09:40 AM

    Whatever said, i like this politician.... he always talks about the reality.... he doesn't give false promises to his supporters.. his superiors should learn from him..... long live minister!!!

    ZAROOK Wednesday, 07 July 2010 09:46 AM

    Wow... shaaa..... Dr. Marvin now itself he is allocating a place for him in Borella Cemetery. very forward thiking by Dr.Marvin

    Lover Wednesday, 07 July 2010 06:51 AM

    Mmmm good thinking as usual.Mr.Weerawasa will have to do the same soon.This government is to good for the sri lankan people. see how many things they do for their people's goodwill...

    dave Wednesday, 07 July 2010 06:54 AM

    This man is very humourous. I know him personally. He is very simple man and very helpfull for poor. But Media and society make him mad the same thing happened to Ranasinghe Premadasa.

    Senior Citizen Wednesday, 07 July 2010 09:57 AM

    How can you compare the two - Preme miles ahead. If Preme was cheese this buffoon is just chalk. Glad I do not know this type of hypocrite - talking pure but action far too vile.

    Sanath R Wednesday, 07 July 2010 06:56 AM

    Good that he has realized that one fine day he also has to go.

    PRANANDU Wednesday, 07 July 2010 10:03 AM

    Doctor seems to be Down to Earth.

    deyyiya Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:00 AM

    A very forward thinking politician.....hope he gets to use it in the near future.

    Faqi Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:03 AM

    Dont die soon. Tthere would be no joker then. People in Sri Lanka need a joker, although we now have another in Modawansa.

    BUGGER Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:04 AM

    When does he plans to utilize it?

    B.B. Marasingha Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:04 AM

    Why in advance? the extent is same.

    Citizen Wednesday, 07 July 2010 10:14 AM

    Being a Minister in charge of Highways, will he create a Highway to Hell? Now that his grave is reserved only the path to it is the need of the hour!

    Z Wednesday, 07 July 2010 10:16 AM

    This is one his many Publicity Stunts...as the saying goes..."any publicity is good publicity"...

    PJ Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:08 AM

    Rest in Peace Mervyn!!

    PJ Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:09 AM

    Hope somebody else isn't going to be on the road!!??

    NISSANKA Wednesday, 07 July 2010 10:18 AM

    What if he does not get the plot when he dies. Is he going to rise from the dead and punish the Cemetery Authorities ?.

    Nissanka

    JAY JAY Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:10 AM

    Don't just reserve it ....

    real sri lankan Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:12 AM

    YOU ARE A GREAT MAN WHO CAN FIGHT AGAINST MONSTERS IN UNP. YOU ARE A TRUE SRI LANKAN.

    Duminda Janaka Perer Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:18 AM

    HE WILL BECOME HERO OUR HISTORY VERY SOON .BECAUSE HE IS STRAID FORWAD MAN
    THANKS SIR,

    Kevin Wednesday, 07 July 2010 10:30 AM

    It seems this man can not keep quiet even after his death....he want to make contact with (underground eliments)

    bash Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:22 AM

    Mervin is feeling insecure now that Weerawansa is given preference and taken his place in govt orchestrated protests....

    Angel Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:22 AM

    A good thought that a normal person won't have time to think of.

    Rathnaweera Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:24 AM

    Dr. Silva is sometimes good, sometimes bad. If he keeps his cool without loosing his temper, he will be good always.

    Robert Ace Wednesday, 07 July 2010 10:39 AM

    Thanks to SF's war victory, now these so called "patriotic" cardboard heroes can also reserve place to rest unlike those days when they didn't know how they would die.

    samson Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:25 AM

    Hope all our politicians do the same and put it to use quickly, It will be the greatest service done to the ordinary people.

    Sura Wednesday, 07 July 2010 11:03 AM

    What action would Dr Silva may take against Mr. Omar Khamil for denying that he (Dr.Silva) booked a graveyard for himself.

    DHA Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:34 AM

    I wonder what condition he has put for GOD ?

    Rathnaweera Wednesday, 07 July 2010 11:22 AM

    Lot of humor. Nice one

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 07 July 2010 11:23 AM

    A "grave" decision, indeed.

    rosh Wednesday, 07 July 2010 11:29 AM

    May he rest there, and let the peace prevails with us !!!!

    Concerned Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:56 AM

    If you just walked into the UN compound today, you could have taken Wimal also with you there, so that you both could reserve two blocks at the spot!

    Hemantha Wednesday, 07 July 2010 11:42 AM

    Very Humorous.He,s a nice guy.media had make him mad.

    izzy Wednesday, 07 July 2010 08:16 PM

    I sincerely hope that Mervyn won't disturb the peace!

    nimba Wednesday, 07 July 2010 11:50 AM

    R family should follow the foot step of Mervyn as UN is aggressively pursing alleged war crime charges against SL.

    Smart Aleck Wednesday, 07 July 2010 11:54 AM

    I pity the maggots in Kanatte!

    Henry De Silva Wednesday, 07 July 2010 09:20 PM

    Why is everyone 'picking on him'? Has he done nothing for his constituency? Among all his negatives, there must be some good in him. He may have helped some poor man, somewhere. Give the man credit if he has done something good. Look at the positive side of this human being. In my view, he is trying. As a human being, give him credit for trying!

    gest Wednesday, 07 July 2010 11:56 AM

    So inadvance i would say RIP

    shavendra desilva Wednesday, 07 July 2010 12:03 PM

    THEY SHOULD HAVE BURIED HIM RIGHT THERE THAT VERY MOMENT !!

    Shifan Wednesday, 07 July 2010 08:09 AM

    Never too late !!!! for you

    Ravi Seneviratne Wednesday, 07 July 2010 12:10 PM

    Underworld members of no return is waiting for you to join them , to present another 'doctorate'


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