Mervyn threatens to break limbs of journos

23 March 2012 10:51 am - 97     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Minister of Public Relations Mervyn Silva warned that he will break the limbs of some journalists, who have gone abroad and made various statements against the country, if they dare to set foot in the country.

 “I’m the one who chased one of those journalists ‘PoddalaJayantha’ out of this country. I will break the limbs of all these journalists, in public if they dare to set foot in the country” the Minster warned.

Speaking at a demonstration against the resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC held in Kiribathgoda today Silva also said it is the only the President who can remove him from office.

He also said “Even if a Tsunami flow from Sigiriya I’m sure that no Tsunami will flow against me from President Mahinda Rajapaksa” . “Only Mahinda Rajapakshe can sack me, no other big shot can lay their hands on me until that happened I won’t leave Kelaniya. I know the sons of D.A. Rajapaksa from the time they were kids. The King of this country loves me, the King of this country trusts me” he said.

The Minister informed the public present at the meeting that his son, from this day, would be in the hands of the public. “I’m not afraid to die; two drug dealers from Colombo want to chase me away. But I’m not frightened to die, if something happens to my life, my wife and two children will still be there. From this day onwards my son will be in your hands” he said. (Lal. S. Kumara)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.


  Comments - 97

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.


  • wimal Friday, 23 March 2012 11:58 AM

    this man has done most human abuse in SL not the LTTE or military. UNHCR has to bring resolution against him!!

    suny j Friday, 23 March 2012 02:06 PM

    who let the dog out again

    Coconut Donkey Friday, 23 March 2012 11:41 AM

    a good reminder that narrow minded petty gullible folks like you exist and are allowed to vote...

    Rangan Friday, 23 March 2012 11:44 AM

    Stupid comment!

    He is a minister and part of the govt and saying this means he deliberately put the state and the govt into further troubles.

    Puswedilla Friday, 23 March 2012 02:10 PM

    Well said dr mervyn it will speed up process of reconciliation if all the journalists are thrown out.

    Coconut Donkey Friday, 23 March 2012 11:45 AM

    spot on!

    Sakthivel Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:48 PM

    I like Mervyn and wimal. These guys rock SL. Go guys go.. Kings of SL

    sam Sunday, 25 March 2012 08:47 AM

    danushke, are u off ur head? are you ok or are u insane????

    jajal Friday, 23 March 2012 12:03 PM

    if this was a opposition guy he would have been taken in to custody saying he's behaving in a unlawful manner and threatening media personals....shame on prevailing Law & Order in SriLanka....

    rangan Friday, 23 March 2012 11:46 AM

    The journalists outside will then return only when you are inside!!

    Roger Friday, 23 March 2012 11:47 AM


    Ravi Seneviratne Friday, 23 March 2012 02:06 PM

    Can the government give a valid explanation to this statement ??? , surely Sri Lanka has accepted the 24 countries
    resolution with in 24 hrs , way to hell with Gonbas mervin.

    simple mind Friday, 23 March 2012 12:05 PM

    You are absolutely correct. The UN and other countries dont have to look far to see human rights are abused and the law of the land is brushed aside by the very people who govern this country. Sri Lanka deserves what it gets.

    raj Friday, 23 March 2012 11:55 AM

    by issuing this statement, he is giving idea for next resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC.

    Jaya Friday, 23 March 2012 11:50 AM

    Haha. Nice one

    Sri Lankan Friday, 23 March 2012 02:20 PM

    Why cant someone shut this foul mouth!!!!

    Mohammed Hiraz Friday, 23 March 2012 12:11 PM

    please stop direct and emotional action

    bandulasterb Friday, 23 March 2012 02:15 PM

    Another case for the UNHCR. I think they should now look in the HR violations after the war.

    kones Friday, 23 March 2012 06:36 PM

    Mr. PM !What are you tell about this minister?

    dian Friday, 23 March 2012 12:12 PM

    i am sure it will be passed easily

    bandulasterb Friday, 23 March 2012 02:16 PM

    Another one for the fools paradise

    Amila.G Friday, 23 March 2012 02:32 PM

    Unless you tie their hands they will still keep writing what is going on in Sri Lanka.

    michael Friday, 23 March 2012 02:49 PM

    He should move from kelaniya to angoda since that seat is vacant now and would be easier to treat him.

    chatura Friday, 23 March 2012 02:35 PM

    after long time.what are you donig now ?
    maragena marenawada dan.

    kadalya Friday, 23 March 2012 02:27 PM

    The point is he is pointless.

    Sri Lankan Friday, 23 March 2012 02:54 PM

    The Police should arrest Mervyn Silva and question him om Poddala Jayantha.

    siva Friday, 23 March 2012 02:28 PM

    He is a minister and represents the govt. This shows the calibre of our rulers. ????? God save Sir lanka!

    Tishan Friday, 23 March 2012 02:44 PM

    When Chandrika was in power he licked her ass.Now he puts Mahinda on the Murunga Attha.

    Nish Friday, 23 March 2012 02:39 PM

    Mervin You are sooooo patriotic

    Deshapremiya Friday, 23 March 2012 02:59 PM


    C.K. Lankaputhra Friday, 23 March 2012 02:48 PM

    The president fall in to this pit because of this type of lap dogs.

    kishen Friday, 23 March 2012 02:46 PM

    good one youre right

    Godaya Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:37 AM

    Mervyn hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Jemes Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:30 AM

    Moda Chandiya ! Yakada kiya papadam kai !

    mad cow 644 Friday, 23 March 2012 03:15 PM

    I was not aware that this country had a monarchy.

    kappa Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:48 AM

    There is no doubt that MR, Gotabhaya and Sarath F did a great job to wipe out LTTE from SL. So the credit should go to all. There is no point of arguing if there was another party in Govt they could have done the same thing. I believed and will still believe goventment did what they should do for the war. So for that we are greatful for having a strong back bone.
    It is also a fact that not all ministers are doing their best for the interest of the country. It's up to this government to manage those people in such a way they don't bring more issues. This statement right here is going to push SL into more troubles. That I'm pretty sure!!

    Ramesh Friday, 23 March 2012 02:50 PM

    We have people in this country exhorting others to support a moron?!! Its just the curse of this country that we have to live among the Mervyns and Dhanushkes.

    Dinithi Friday, 23 March 2012 03:03 PM

    Send Mervyn home and human rights violations will be reduced by 50%. This guy can send MR and team to the gallows with the way he talks.

    kaputakukula Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:32 AM

    Lights on!, Silence!!!.... A....C...T...I...O...N ???
    Naluwa?? Who else? Ape Merwin!!!

    suranjith Friday, 23 March 2012 02:56 PM

    Please think who is behaind this man. not the public not the voters, not beggers then who non other than Maha dana muttha of the country

    Asela Friday, 23 March 2012 12:54 PM

    Sri Lankan style human rights, We live in a banana republic...

    Selamat Petang Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:01 AM

    Minister of Public Relations!!!!!
    Only in Sri Banana Lanka

    Clifford David Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:51 AM

    Then why cant he punish and break the limbs of Killers / Rapist and other criminals in this country today.

    daya weerasinghe Friday, 23 March 2012 03:16 PM

    This country is ruled by "the Law Of The Jungle" and this is one of Rajapakse goons idiots implimenting those Jungle Laws.

    anonymous Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:51 AM

    It shows the calibre of the idiots who vote these clowns to parliament...

    Anon Friday, 23 March 2012 03:38 PM


    MF Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:30 AM

    you should be ashamed of your self,,,

    toosh Friday, 23 March 2012 03:47 PM

    Well said sir. I respect your vision. Please also call me for your action against the journalist

    Sammy Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:35 AM

    UNHRC's resolution against Sri Lanka will be justified because of guys like this.

    Irfi Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:45 AM

    oh now i think i got it. Mervin, Bandula, Wimal are trying to prove MR who is the biggest joker.

    Laki Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:43 AM

    Couple of days, Mervin will come out and say sorry ! Well too late for that and UN has issued some warning already.
    Time GoSL to wake-up and act.

    willows Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:57 AM

    so where is the law and order, this proves so many things against us???

    Sam Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:39 AM

    These are the biggest enemies of the state and Government!!!

    Uba Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:54 AM

    How can a Tsunami flow from Sigiriya??? There is no sea in Sigiriya. We dont have a King either.

    Said Hussein Saturday, 24 March 2012 07:38 AM

    In the first place Mervyn should not be in the parliament. He cannot be a good politician if he uses unethical expressions.

    nishanta Fernando Friday, 23 March 2012 04:34 PM

    Democratic country but if your view differs from the 'public relations minister we will break your legs ????

    Lessons on how to make Sri Lanka look foolish ?

    Musthafa Saturday, 24 March 2012 07:23 AM

    very difficult to straighten the dog's tail-

    He is also one of reason that USA submitted the resolustion against Sri Lanka. I do not know why President still keep this brainless man with him.
    Goverment can creat a new Miniterial postion as " National Tags and Chandiya development Ministry" and appoint mervin as Minister.

    Nodrog Saturday, 24 March 2012 07:51 AM

    We know how brave this big-talker is...we saw how he tried to run and look for cover when the Rupavahini staff attacked him.

    Manu Saturday, 24 March 2012 07:41 AM

    How we can win any issue when we have this type of mad people in the cabinet...some want to protest american items... jokers..

    RAWANA Friday, 23 March 2012 04:24 PM


    sas Saturday, 24 March 2012 07:34 AM

    Mervyn proves US backed UNHCR resolution is timely and relevant.

    Gona Saturday, 24 March 2012 08:03 AM

    Mervyn is doing an outstanding job as the Minister of Public Relations.

    He should be the next president in out coconut republic.

    Kajen Saturday, 24 March 2012 07:52 AM

    Why do Sri Lankans let this minister talk like this ?
    Is there anybody who can interpret the News on the Int- medias as BBC, CNN, AP, AFP-.? Now and earlier insidant when he tied a officer to a tree ? BUT he remins in ministeral post, Shame on You, How can some fools humiliate SL ?

    Marco Friday, 23 March 2012 04:36 PM

    As much as this fool might like a dictatorial king so that he can continue ruling alongside them I hope the people will not allow it.
    It seems dangerous to have an opinion that is not aligned with the government in this country
    Henchmen, white vans and brain dead public relations ministers ?

    Gona Saturday, 24 March 2012 08:05 AM

    Congratulations to the people of Sri Lanka for electing such a high quality person for the parliament!

    RAJU Saturday, 24 March 2012 07:48 AM


    Gona Saturday, 24 March 2012 08:06 AM

    Make Mervyn UN chief!

    rumi Friday, 23 March 2012 04:40 PM


    Citizen Saturday, 24 March 2012 08:11 AM

    @ Rangan - Very true
    @ bandulasterb - true
    @ kadalya - I agree with you
    @ Ramesh - Yes, Ramesh,correct
    @ tarzan - Niyamay
    @ krishan canagasabey - Ela
    @ Mishra - Fully agreed
    @ simple mind - Agreed
    @ Just Another Citizen - Yeap, he should be

    Simply, when these guys run a thuggery role (licensed), how do they expect us to make complaints to police or President.

    Simply, how does this so called Dr. Mervyn expect us to report complaints to the Police or President, when they themselves run an armed and licensed thuggery role?

    Idiot Friday, 23 March 2012 04:35 PM

    Oh! We want more!. Wimal is overtaking you. Try more.

    Amila.G Saturday, 24 March 2012 08:04 AM


    Dintal Sunday, 25 March 2012 06:12 AM

    Now economic embargo should be brought to punish mahinda and his dirty minister thugs

    Gona Saturday, 24 March 2012 08:24 AM

    King Kakille and court jester

    Danushke Friday, 23 March 2012 10:54 AM

    for once, we have to support Mervyn. This time he has a point, a valid and timely one

    shantha madawela Friday, 23 March 2012 10:58 AM

    UNHCR is correct that's why , do this to stop these kinds things....

    tarzan Friday, 23 March 2012 11:08 AM

    ane mata baye be Mervin gehilla Americawata gahaida kiyala

    silva Friday, 23 March 2012 11:17 AM

    keep going the next king?

    MI Saturday, 24 March 2012 02:19 AM

    If for nothing else, these comments prove that there are idiots who put people like this in power. We should not accuse the ministers of rigging votes, why should they with idiots like these voting.

    krishan canagasabey Friday, 23 March 2012 11:18 AM

    Just a yakoo from the watta shouting rubbish

    karu Friday, 23 March 2012 11:36 AM

    Need to tie these kind of people mouth first............this is not a cinema

    Just Another Citizen Friday, 23 March 2012 11:38 AM

    Hope people realize that this is what they mean by violation of human rights. This is a direct threat & he should be arrested.

    Colombo Alwis Friday, 23 March 2012 11:39 AM

    I can remember the story of the tortoise travelled in the sky with the help of two cranes( BIRDS) and ultimately dropped to the ground in pieces.

    Samantha Nanayakkara Friday, 23 March 2012 02:05 PM

    Pleae think twice before making such statement.s Though you do not understand your careless speeches can make unwanted and permanent damages to our country's reputation.
    We understand your feeling but as a senior cabinet minister you must be more responsible. You are not only damaging to your self but also to others including our HE.

    Having said that not all what you have said in different issues in the past are valueless. Some of your arguments are with common sense and relevances. The issue is how you present them in public.

    Bandula Friday, 23 March 2012 02:07 PM

    The UN is not against Sri Lanken people, but those who violate human rights. we as people seems not to have human rights here. as was noted in a news paper today more than 50 elected people from UFPA is said to be drug lords and they are controlling us today

    avi Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:07 PM

    Mervin just got his money extortion permit extended!!.

    Lalith Friday, 23 March 2012 11:45 AM

    Sri Lanka will face similar challenges and will also fail due to these kind of foolish statements coming from politicians like this fellow.
    If our politicians continue to undermine the professional living in the country, there will be thousands of Sri Lankans (Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burgers) to speak at world forum to save the nation from our short sighted politicians.
    When there is no rule of law in the country, the people have no other choice, but to depend on international organisations and laws.

    Mishra Friday, 23 March 2012 11:35 AM

    Looks like, the world (or at least those 24 countries) told the world what is (or what will) actually happening in Sri Lanka. Mervin proves them 100% correct. Srilankan style of safeguarding Human rights. These people never learn a lesson.

    lk Friday, 23 March 2012 02:15 PM

    ya ya, we also want to lay our hands on your son!

    Kangaroo 2 Friday, 23 March 2012 11:49 AM

    These are called Human rights violations please do something for this person

    Lokku Mamma Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:31 PM

    Every day is a Full Moon day for Mervin.

    Imran Hussein Friday, 23 March 2012 11:51 AM

    Srilanka's foot & mouth desease.

    Pissu Puka Friday, 23 March 2012 02:06 PM

    Protecting Human Rights... Well done. Good timing.

    Kumudu Friday, 23 March 2012 11:54 AM

    Can mervyn do anything to Karunanidhi.

    Thomas Friday, 23 March 2012 11:56 AM

    Persons of these category only responsible for resolutions against Sri Lanka

    Puran Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:39 PM

    They had to twist so many arms to even get the 15 to vote against the resolution.

    They had most of Sri Lanka's ambassadors and freinds in Geneve and other in Geneva for this might e at what cost?

    Nodrog Friday, 23 March 2012 11:56 AM

    The journalist must be the happiest to see this jokers statement because this proves there is no law in SL and the GoSL condones this kind of action.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Pad politics is back

In November 2019, in the run up to the Presidential election, Sri Lanka debat


Some unregulated online lenders are remotely taking control of phones of thos

Frontline cops charge negligence by high-ups worsened police cluster

The police have done an invaluable service in the frontlines to combat the CO

US Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’s Key Sri Lankan Tamil Aide

An overwhelming feeling of relief has descended upon the world-not merely th

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.