Mervyn vows to campaign for Ranil

22 July 2015 10:21 am - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


In an unexpected turn of events former Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva said he would launch a separate campaign in support of the Ranil Wickremesinghe-led United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG).  

He told Daily Mirror that he would never betray the SLFP and pledged his support for President Maithripala Sirisena.  

The former minister demanded to know from the UPFA why it had refused to nominate him for the general election.

“Most of those who have been given nominations have been summoned by the FCID or the Bribery Commission. I don’t have any such charge against me,” he said.  

Mr. Silva said the country would be destroyed economically and the white van culture would return if Mahinda Rajapaksa and his supporters were re-elected to parliament.  

“We have been SLFP supporters for generations. Even though I have many supporters in Kelaniya and countrywide, I was removed from the post of Kelaniya Organizer another appointed in my place,” he said.  

Mr. Silva said even though ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cohorts have taken over the SLFP, the forthcoming election will ensure the end of their political career.  

He said he would campaign in Colombo, Kelaniya, Tissamaharama, Hambantota, Matara, Kalutara, Gampaha and in other districts in support of the UNFGG led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 24

  • kamalhot1 Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:17 PM

    But you have no chance in Good Governance System, Do not waste time.

    mac Thursday, 23 July 2015 09:58 PM

    He should be in a mental asylum.

    garawi Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:56 PM

    Nobody wants him! He is a liability!

    jay Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:00 AM


    VT Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:01 AM

    Any one has the freedom to vote or support any one. He is just one of them .No white vans .After all he is not contesting the election too.So why some are worried too much ??

    Prera Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:05 AM he is a good man?

    Dalu Banda Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:05 AM

    May be this is a Chinese Conspiracy to discredit Ranil. Be careful. Ranil could loose his voter base, if he involve Marvin , wife and son could vote Ranil if they wish, but it is better not to involve his campaign.

    veritas Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:18 AM

    whatever said and done Mervyn is an outspoken chap now realising his past mistakes at last.... similar to what Biblical Judas , who betrayed Jesus and hanged himself to an ugly death., and as once it was highlighted in the Press, that Mervyn , belongs to one of the most handsomest 10 men in the world. so Mervyn now keep it up to it, at least , be good , inside as well as outward appearance.

    We are proud of you Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:55 PM

    Very good move by Mr.Mervin Silva finally and we are proud of you

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:56 PM

    Their is a saying amongst minorities of Sri Lanka "never trust a Sinhalese as far as you can spit".

    max Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:25 PM

    Welcome. You have come to where you deserve!

    Amila Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:26 PM

    i do not like to see this person.

    gamini Thursday, 23 July 2015 03:52 AM


    lion Friday, 24 July 2015 04:17 AM

    This rouge and the thug should not be allowed to get on to the platform of UNP.

    S B Lowe Thursday, 23 July 2015 05:13 AM

    It is funny. he has become a comedian now to demand why he was not given nomination from the UPLF.

    Nil Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:47 PM

    Please do!

    Sikuru Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:48 PM

    He is now a political orphan both kicked out by MR and MS now trying to get into UNP only to be used and kicked out

    Upul Perera Thursday, 23 July 2015 05:20 PM

    End of Ranil too????????

    ANURA Friday, 24 July 2015 05:41 AM

    People like you are one of the reason MR lost his election. So, please campaign for Ranil.

    Anil Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:51 PM

    So he become a saint now?

    Roger Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:53 PM

    Basically he is saying if other rogues can be given nominations in UPFA why not me???

    Krisna Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:59 PM

    Very appropriate place found by him. Same bunch

    SL Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:36 PM

    Mervin has come back to his real home!

    chandra Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:50 PM

    go back ,home men .do some yard work. you are not a educated politician.just go hoooome...

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