Office non functional

18 August 2010 07:35 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Jamila Najmuddin

The operations of the office of the Deputy Minister of Highways is still non functional as a new or acting deputy minister of highways is yet to be appointed following the removal of the former Deputy Minister Meryn Silva.

Sources from the Highways Ministry told Daily Mirror online that the areas looked into by the Deputy Minister had come to a complete standstill and it would remain that way till a new Deputy Minister was appointed.

Sources added that the Deputy Highways Minister’s office also remained shut and no one was allowed to enter till such time a replacement was appointed.

“There is a lot of speculation that Mervyn Silva is still handling his responsibilities even after he was asked to leave. But that it not true. Currently the Deputy Minister’s position remains vacant and all the official work looked after by him has come to a standstill,” sources said.

However the Highways Ministry to which President Mahinda Rajapakse is the Minister continues to function as normal.

The office used by Silva when he was the former Deputy Highways Minister had been padlocked and police deployed around it soon after he was removed from the post by President Rajapakse.

The Police had also been instructed not to allow anyone enter the office. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • Shyama Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:38 AM

    Don't worry, the office will be re-opened soon when the committee appointed to probe Dr MS clears him of any wrong-doing. Dr MS will be back in action............its just a matter of time. Never forget that this is Sri Lanka!!!

    Bakamoona Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:40 AM

    Anyhow nothing happens whether a ministry is functional or non-functional.

    Holman Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:41 AM

    Hakuna matata.

    bash Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:59 AM

    SILLY TIME WASTING, SO MUCH OF BURNING ISSUES BEING NEGLECTED

    Citizen Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:17 PM

    Yes, the office is. The man is very much functional! He organises protests; opening ceremonies - clock tower etc. and other types of monkey business, with official security detail, fully intact!

    N.C.Wijeratne Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:31 PM

    He had been non-functional all along!

    N.C.Wijeratne Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:32 PM

    Income Tax Guys-try your luck with the guy now!

    Riyadh Thursday, 19 August 2010 01:50 PM

    what Nice in Mervyn??? two weeks back he tied a goverment officer on a tree and you say he in nice? we are suprised of your comments!

    Siripala D. Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:28 AM

    Was this place ever functional... did he have any staff there.. or for what purpose this building was used.. ? This is very fishy.....

    Siripala D. Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:40 AM

    Probably this is locked to safe keep the goods inside ( heaven knows whats inside.. ) till the fellow comes back as the minister.,,,

    Delgoda Wednesday, 18 August 2010 11:44 AM

    Who is going to kill the dengue now??

    Saranapala Wednesday, 18 August 2010 05:42 PM

    The 'Dr.' has enough time to read for another Ph.D.

    Ossan Salam - Qatar Wednesday, 18 August 2010 08:33 AM

    It is amazing that the officers in his ministry were also suspended along with him or what ? so no anyone working in this office... atleast country could save some electro energy as the entire ministry is not functioning

    banana republic Wednesday, 18 August 2010 08:34 AM

    Can someone tell us when this office was functional since mervyns takeover as deputy minister ?

    mohammed Wednesday, 18 August 2010 08:36 AM

    Will this action come to an end by appointing a new minister soon?

    M ASHRAFF NAZIM Wednesday, 18 August 2010 08:36 AM

    Mervyn Silva have to face the consequences that is real Justice.

    Yeti Wednesday, 18 August 2010 12:36 PM

    I suppose Mervyn kept some very SENSITIVE files stashed in there and maybe that is the reason it was locked and out of bounce for him.

    or Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:36 PM

    I met Dr. MS two weeks ago - A very nice personality; a great personality; all day thinking about roads in Sri Lanka and working very hard. I am very surprised about the criticism against him.

    Rattapakse Wednesday, 18 August 2010 01:12 PM

    No worries, Either Ehambharam or Prabha Ganesan will get it.

    MR is busy elsewhere and wait few more days.

    Roshan Wednesday, 18 August 2010 09:24 AM

    Which means that his office and his staff are not neccessary.Government can save amount.

    arshad Wednesday, 18 August 2010 09:30 AM

    First the brains should be functional for the office to be functional

    AMICUS Wednesday, 18 August 2010 09:37 AM

    NO PROBLEM ! THE HIGHWAYS CAN NOW BE TERMED CONCRETED FOOT PATHS.

    Sanath R Wednesday, 18 August 2010 09:42 AM

    May be it is being kept that way till he comes back after getting exonerated from the charges.

    Minister Wednesday, 18 August 2010 09:45 AM

    Dishonorably discharged?

    ajith Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:18 AM

    Pad Lock his mouth too.


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