Mervyns' remarks under investigation: Police

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The Police said that contents of the statement made by Minister of Public Relations Mervyn Silva are being investigated.The controversial Minister earlier this week threatened to “tear the limbs of journalists’ who he termed as traitors. He also specifically stated that he was responsible in “chasing away journalist PoddalaJayanatha out of the country”

 Speaking to the Daily Mirror Police spokesman AjithRohana said that the comments are being investigated by the Police. “There are four diverse factors that have to be investigated when a statement of this nature is made as the motive of the statement is unclear” he said.

 The four factors as detailed by the Police in verifying statements of this nature, are to check if the person making the statement is mentally unstable, or was the statement made due to the fact that he in fact committed the act, or was the statement made to save another person, or to gain publicity by making such remarks.

 The Police spokesman further said that the journalist that Minister Silva referred to was assaulted in Athurugiriya a few years ago. “ The Journalist was assaulted a few years ago in Athurugiriya, we have to collect facts with regard to the assault and this is being done” he said.

 The Spokesman also said that there was no request to investigate the remarks made by the Minister. “We were not told to investigate this statement but the Police as initiate an investigation by itself on the contents of the statement” he said. (By Supun Dias and Hafeel Farisz)
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  • FT Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:19 PM

    LOL whom r they trying to fool? I guess the vote in Geneva is working he he he,

    Kalani Raja Monday, 26 March 2012 02:57 AM

    Mr Ajith Rohana, Dr Vermin has said that he would break the limbs of some journalists. Which part is unclear to you?

    Jf kamilabagem Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:16 PM

    You know what is 'eye wash'????? Kamila bagem jf

    Sarath Fernando Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:34 PM

    Gona, Buruwa, MeeHaraka kapang piduru

    KN Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:26 PM

    I am sure its going to another 'investigation', like in the past. Why the police department wants to waste the public money on this investigation and then give conclusions to fool us?

    grumpy Sunday, 25 March 2012 04:41 PM

    It is heartening to know that the Police initiated an investigation. However the credibility of it is in question. Is it an attempt to save face due to UN resolution?

    Tony Haniffa Sunday, 25 March 2012 05:02 PM

    Thugs politic

    puresrilankan Sunday, 25 March 2012 05:10 PM

    everyone says stuff about his comments but the president stays silent ar all times... hmmm

    MOHAMED ASFAR Monday, 26 March 2012 09:12 AM

    dear president, can't you do anything to stop him ?

    Ramzeel Monday, 26 March 2012 04:33 AM

    Maluwa nahinne kata hindha

    Amila. G Monday, 26 March 2012 05:20 AM

    Mr. President ,You have to take the blame for keeping such people in your party or in the government.

    shantha madawela Monday, 26 March 2012 11:11 AM

    not police put army to investigation......

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 26 March 2012 11:23 AM

    Yet, another case of "Catch me if you can" to the Police.

    Don Udawatte Monday, 26 March 2012 05:39 AM

    This nsme stupid idiot even said once that he was responsible for Lasantha Wickramathunga killing. What did the Police do ?
    Bloody crazy police and law order in Sri Lanka.
    Mervin has enough offences to get arrested and punished. Nothing will happen

    ravi Monday, 26 March 2012 11:13 AM

    Hora police

    chanda Monday, 26 March 2012 11:32 AM

    Honda wade apita.....ballanta chande dunnata

    Labby Monday, 26 March 2012 05:56 AM

    The things that took place on polling day in Nawalapitiya were also investigated. Oh just forget it, Mervyn Silva's antics at the Rupavahini Corporation were investigated too, and the findings was that the staff of Rupavahini were guilty.

    Lanka Muslim, UK Sunday, 25 March 2012 09:37 PM

    Is the inquiry on Mervyn's Kelaniya offences completed?

    Antony Sunday, 25 March 2012 10:27 PM

    Sri Lanka Police can fool some people for some time but the truth is revealed by the UNHcR motion .
    5 Star General to 3 Years.
    King Dutugemunu Scot free. Please weigh our 5 Star Democracy. Tonto.

    gajan99 Sunday, 25 March 2012 10:01 PM

    Doctor Mervin is not a drug dealer as you think and as you say, he is a gentleman with a heart.

    Surain Monday, 26 March 2012 05:55 AM

    where is the law working in Sri Lanka ? is there president selected by the people in that country to look in to these seriously? NO POLICE in Sri Lanka is another mouthpeace of poilitisians

    Podi Hamaduruwo Sunday, 25 March 2012 10:18 PM

    We know the outcome of the investigation!

    Pon Kulendiren Monday, 26 March 2012 12:15 PM

    It is a disgrace for the GOSL to have him as a minister. Rajapakse should sack him. Police is protecting the Kudu King of Kelaniya

    sena Sunday, 25 March 2012 10:36 PM

    with "patriots" like this who needs enemies

    citizen1 Sunday, 25 March 2012 10:19 PM

    haha everyone knows this for show. Mervin is the king's pet poodle. Can bark a he pleases.

    Gemunu Sunday, 25 March 2012 10:59 PM

    What is happening to the Kelaniya probe??

    ila Sunday, 25 March 2012 11:00 PM

    there is no need to investigate since he acknowledges what he said.

    Kamalanath Monday, 26 March 2012 06:41 AM

    Please consult a doctor regarding your mental status.

    Lanka Lion- Sydney Monday, 26 March 2012 12:10 PM

    Hope this is not another eyewash. If he is found mentally unstable he should be stripped of his ministereal post and sent to Angoda for rehabilitation.

    kumar Sunday, 25 March 2012 11:56 PM

    Better to first investigate all the wrong doings he has done before this than trying to fool the public with similar statements. Isnt he well protected by the government for who is the beneficiary for all is crimes?

    Concerned Monday, 26 March 2012 06:26 AM

    Exactly. MS has again proven to be possitive with Foot in Mouth and again, investigations would happen without action.

    harry Sunday, 25 March 2012 11:38 PM

    Minister is only acting- Rangapama!!!!!

    D.E.M. Ocracy Monday, 26 March 2012 12:47 PM

    the thug of the President. A past servant in the Prime MInisters residence. What do expect. Third grade paiah

    cassim Monday, 26 March 2012 06:47 AM

    Naduth Haamuduruwange Baduth Haaamuduruwange,

    Von Hagt Monday, 26 March 2012 12:47 AM

    Wise man always carm,when the time comes SIR MRP will do the right thing......

    Gunadasa Kapuge Monday, 26 March 2012 12:47 AM

    A waste of time.

    Amuda Sima Monday, 26 March 2012 12:42 PM

    You are right mate. This stupid durachariya Mrevyn should sack. He is bringing nothing but bad name to Sri Lanka

    RAM Monday, 26 March 2012 01:06 PM

    DONT SACK HIM.HE IS BEST FOR COUNTRY
    HE IS REAL MENTAL

    Police dog Monday, 26 March 2012 12:50 AM

    This police man needs the help of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to investgate this Mystery..

    RUWAN Monday, 26 March 2012 07:10 AM

    GOVERMENT IMAGE AND REPUTATION TARNISH .President should take any disiplinary action against such caractors.Otherwise this goverment will lose very soon because of this comedy thug.

    Rishard Monday, 26 March 2012 01:24 AM

    One of the four conditions the Police mention is " to check if the person making the statement is mentally unstable". The Polie might dismiss the case of this ground.

    Lanka Monday, 26 March 2012 01:20 AM

    An investigation that does not mean anything.

    Ruhunu Kolla Monday, 26 March 2012 01:22 AM

    Yes, your first statement is correct, that is this man is MENTALLY UNSTABLE, most of Sri Lankas understand it, but poor Mahinda cannot, some thinge fishy, is not it?

    C.K. Lankaputhra Monday, 26 March 2012 01:59 AM

    The police which has not yet investigated the complaints of the Kelaniya PS chairman against Mervin is going to investigate Mervin's recent utterance. Police joke?

    RanjithT Monday, 26 March 2012 01:45 AM

    JOKE FO THE YEAR!!!!!!

    Renu Monday, 26 March 2012 07:50 AM

    UNHCR must take up this matter seriously, and the police must press charges as he made this statement on publicly . He should go to the cooler

    chandrakumar Monday, 26 March 2012 07:51 AM

    Investigate Mervin Silva thoroughly. Minister or not he should come under the normal law of the land if there is one.

    Ravi Monday, 26 March 2012 03:07 PM

    That is what our police do!

    Modaya Monday, 26 March 2012 03:06 PM

    Long live Mahinda Chindana


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