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Former Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva gave evidence today before the SLFP disciplinary committee appointed to inquire into the recent incident where he tied a Samurdhi official to a mango tree, officials said

 

The three member committee met for over two hours today as they began the hearing into the former Deputy Ministers actions.

 

Former Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva tied a Samurdhi officer to a mango tree on August 3rd over his failure to attend a dengue prevention programme in Kelaniya. The official was however later released while two other women and a man were also reprimanded by the Deputy Minister over their failure to attend the same programme.

 

Several days later more than 3000 Samurdhi officers forced themselves into the Kelaniya Divisional Secretariat in order to stage a protest against Mervyn Silva.

(Daily Mirror online)
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  • Lankan Friday, 20 August 2010 10:01 PM

    Should testify in front of journalists & Samurdi officers ... under live telecast.

    No Sider Friday, 20 August 2010 10:56 PM

    They should get the police officer who was there, to testify ...

    Smart Aleck Friday, 20 August 2010 11:43 PM

    He will be honourably acquitted!

    sourlankan Saturday, 21 August 2010 01:33 AM

    yes, agreed on 'commitment'.
    btw, sometimes, this is the only way we can punish the corrupted Govt servants !! good on you Mervin. I am with you only on this this.

    Suru Saturday, 21 August 2010 01:39 AM

    Minister's commitment to Thugarism, is UNappreciated

    sujeeva Saturday, 21 August 2010 01:56 AM

    Please spare us your wisdom and appreciation...all he care about is cheap popularity by what ever means

    Ramalingam Saturday, 21 August 2010 02:01 AM

    gavity of this problem are not been understood by people who are not suffered or their childrens are victimised. eventhough the way he shown his commitment is unusual his effort must be appreciated.

    pure srilankan Saturday, 21 August 2010 02:01 AM

    What Mervin did is correct.Babarians do not understand other language..At least couple of months we had a clean city

    Sunil Lanka Saturday, 21 August 2010 02:06 AM

    Rubbish

    Mahad Amar Saturday, 21 August 2010 02:55 AM

    What evidence you need. Every thing is on the videos taken by the journalist. These evidence could be presented even in the courts to punish him. People are waiting to see the outcome.

    senarath P Saturday, 21 August 2010 03:31 AM

    Dear Pannel Members, give the punishment to the tree, Mervin is innocent. Kekille Pannels

    kumara Saturday, 21 August 2010 03:57 AM

    No one can stop Mervyn.even Mr cant ha ha ha ha
    He is the real presidant in sri lanka.Mervyn Rules the country
    ha ha ha ha

    naufer Saturday, 21 August 2010 04:39 AM

    Dy. minister's action may be bad, but his intention was not that bad.

    Sunila Saturday, 21 August 2010 04:48 AM

    This is s only a hoodwink

    Rahmathullah Saturday, 21 August 2010 05:00 AM

    An eyewash!

    peter Saturday, 21 August 2010 05:30 AM

    when whole world says marvyn is wrong,doing high handed and bad example for society, still some foolish monks are there to white wash him.what is the buddishts have to say?

    Yeti Saturday, 21 August 2010 06:01 AM

    How? They must have already been threatened and probably are in hiding!

    DON Saturday, 21 August 2010 06:08 AM

    final verdict is already drafted. It is the mango tree and rope to blame.

    Yeti Saturday, 21 August 2010 06:09 AM

    There is really no use getting him to testify unless it is done with a lie-detector. Mervyn is a barefaced liar and has no scruples about it!

    Yeti Saturday, 21 August 2010 06:11 AM

    Because he is their bread and butter.

    Yeti Saturday, 21 August 2010 06:15 AM

    Mervyn always attract the most number of web comments. We shall really miss him if anything ever happens to him. or he (This is asking for too much!) changes his ways!!!!!

    MM Saturday, 21 August 2010 06:41 AM

    Mervin did not do anything, the officer tied himself to the tree. I say mervin shud be freed and the officer put on trial.

    this country is made a comedy stage by idiotic ministers like this

    asa Saturday, 21 August 2010 06:59 AM

    If you are in Rome, be a Raman!

    Holman Friday, 20 August 2010 01:56 PM

    Best is to get the journalists who were there at that time, to give evidence.

    bash Friday, 20 August 2010 02:22 PM

    We would like to know what he said, could be the same thing he mentioned in the parliament

    Ranjana Friday, 20 August 2010 02:45 PM

    Did the panel show him the video clip all Srilankans have seen before start of his evidence?

    Kasun Liyanaege Friday, 20 August 2010 02:51 PM

    another episode of the antic

    dane Saturday, 21 August 2010 08:17 AM

    the evidence is clear as ever on the video. Tying people onto trees is not acceptable.

    SAI Saturday, 21 August 2010 09:23 AM

    NOW THE MOON IS SHRINKING BECAUSE OF THESE SINNERS.WHO RUNS THE GOVERNMENT N THE PEOPLE LIKE THEY OWN THE NATION.THE MAFIA IS IN CONTROL....DIVINE POWER IS UNBEATABLE AT THE RIGHT TIME.

    Yeti Saturday, 21 August 2010 11:02 AM

    I thought that If you are in Rome, do as the Lankans do!!!!

    raja Friday, 20 August 2010 04:02 PM

    Why doesn't he tie these members of SLFP disciplinary committee

    sunil Perera Friday, 20 August 2010 04:10 PM

    this is all drama.

    Banda Friday, 20 August 2010 04:54 PM

    Sri Lanka is a Disneyland is all the politicians are the Micky Mouse and other clowns

    nizam Friday, 20 August 2010 04:54 PM

    Few days back Gotha was tesified by a commission. Now Dr. I don't understand what is the point of these false testimony

    Jinesh Friday, 20 August 2010 04:58 PM

    Will he given a better portfolio or Deputy President for his actions?

    Dr M Friday, 20 August 2010 05:09 PM

    Lord Mervin deserves a promotion for all this nonesense and inconvenience caused to him.

    ratna Friday, 20 August 2010 05:29 PM

    another episode drama

    Nath Friday, 20 August 2010 05:43 PM

    Journalists love Mervin - they will not go against him!

    NIHAL PERERA Friday, 20 August 2010 06:10 PM

    IT WILL BE A "BROWN-WASH"!

    N.C.Wijeratne Saturday, 21 August 2010 12:55 PM

    Check it out: sealed the Ministry Office-Inquiry into a disciplinary matter-

    Rumor-opened account with swiss bank!

    lakputa Friday, 20 August 2010 07:23 PM

    ... Minister`s commitment to fighting dengue, is appreciated.


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