Video: Malaka says he will definitely enter politics

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Former Minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka who is known to have been in the midst of several controversies said he would be entering politics from any political party willing to nominate him.

“Yes I am definitely coming into politics,” he said when asked by journalists outside the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.

On Tuesday Malaka Silva sought a removal of the bail conditions imposed on him, after he was alleged to have assaulted a foreigner at a night club in Colombo.

A ruling on his application was fixed for May 27 by the Additional Magistrate of Colombo.

“Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said the foreigner had hit me hard enough for my nose to break. So if that was the case, then how is it that the victim was remanded while the assailant still roams outside,” he asked.

This was the first time that Malaka had responded to some questions while outside the court room, after numerous appearances in Sri Lankan courts in the recent past.

“My nose has been broken more than 5 or 6 times and now it’s like rubber. I can take a beating, that’s not a problem. The issue is that I was hospitalised after I was injured. I want to live in Sri Lanka as a normal humanbeing. It is not about going into night clubs, it’s about leading a normal life,” he said speaking of his application to Court on attending night clubs.

When asked by Journalists about his intention to enter politics, he said he was interested and that he had great respect for former Presidents Mahinda Rajapaksa and Chandrika Kumaratunga.

When questioned about the verbal assault by his father, on Chandrika Kumaratunga, Malaka denied it and said his father was only defending him.

“Where has he scolded Chandrika? He never did that. There was a small issue after Chandrika called me a ‘moda putha’ (foolish son). Then he as a father defended me, but that’s all that happened,” he said.

During the previous regime, the then Minister Mervyn Silva had lashed out at Ms. Kumaratunga making disparaging remarks about her character.
Malaka Silva, the son of the former minister, Mervyn Silva has been a newsmaker. He is a notorious character constantly involved in brawls. Last week there was talk about him. Here are excerpts from an interview with him:

Q: What are you doing now?
A: Helping my father with the next election.

Q: Earlier you said you would enter politics?
A: Yes, I have not changed my mind about it.

Q: Did you change your initial idea of contesting from the Matara District?
A: No. I will contest at least a provincial council election. Currently, I am helping my father.

Q: It is Malaka Silva who comes to mind when talking about nigh clubs
A: You might remember that I had a problem with an army major. After the court case involving that incident was over, I went with him in the same vehicle. We threw a party as well after that. I am like a bottle of soda fizzling out within a matter of few minutes. That is it. After that, I faced numerous other problems. When I went to a leading textile shop, I was assaulted by 11 persons.

Regarding the last night club incident implicating me, it was reported in the newspapers that I assaulted someone called Sudda. Actually, what happened is the exact opposite. The complainant has been portrayed as the accused.

Gotabaya Mahattaya had told the media that my nose had been broken. I was under treatment in the ICU of the hospital. I was imprisoned as well. What a ruthless man!

Q: With whom did you have problems?
A: With Gotabaya. For what reason does this old man fight with me, a young man? I have never spoken to him. In which country is a person was imprisoned after being assaulted? What will ‘Sudda’ think about our country? He will think that the assaulted was remanded and that this is a wonderful country. On the other hand, he did not come to court on several occasions. He was informed by the court to respect the court. I am not afraid of fighting. If they come one by one it is not a big thing. I was assaulted after I had turned back. I did not see. According to the law of Sri Lanka, it is a grave crime to break the bone of a person. My nose was broken.

Q: You might have done something wrong
A: Then the other person should have been injured. This is political revenge. The police made allegations against me.

Q: What is this revenge?
A: I was cornered because they thought that my father would switch his allegiance to another party. My father did not change the party because he was afraid that something would happen to me in the prison. Father made a request to the president to release me. There was an identification parade. Anybody can identify me from my website. The parade was a sham. I respect the judiciary. As soon as I was released, I was sent abroad. Then my father acted discreetly to defeat the party for a regime change.

Q: But you and your father considered former president Mahinda Rajapaksa a divine figure.
A: I do not forget the favours done by the former president and Chandrika Methiniya. I still remember them.

Q: Your father is said to have smashed coconuts as a ritual to seek divine intervention to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa.
A: Gotabaya and Basil did a lot of nasty things to my father. They harassed my father. I was also harassed. Basil did not harass me but harassed my father. Gotabaya ‘followed’ me.

Video by Sanath Desmond
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  • kan Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:44 AM

    Most welcome. Parliamentary seat is vacate for you.

    Prem Nath Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:06 PM

    Yes you do have all the qualification becoming a politico in Sri Lanka. All your club rowdies will vote for you.

    Nims Thursday, 26 March 2015 02:14 AM

    New Constitution must stop anyone who was found guilty from contesting at the Parliament, Provincial or Local Government elections. Look like Malaka wants his nose broken again

    Ganarala Thursday, 26 March 2015 02:21 AM

    moda put ha wants more So he wants to go to night clubs again. Hahaha

    Suq Madique Thursday, 26 March 2015 03:49 PM

    malaka is trying to say the whole world us against him but in actual fact he is against the everyone

    stardust Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:04 AM

    Are you serious? Then this is a case for the ministry of disaster management!

    shirley Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:05 AM

    Do not follow useless people and stories and make a mountain of it. Go find better stories .

    Farook Thursday, 26 March 2015 04:58 AM

    He has all the qualifications to enter politics!

    Chandra Fernando Thursday, 26 March 2015 04:58 AM

    Dear MalakaGood Luck. In the modern age, you have all the qualifications to enter the Political Arena.Sri Lanka Vaseenta Theruwan Pihitai!!

    P Fernando Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:29 AM

    Look who is talking shamelessly! Remember what you did to so many people before? Remember the assault case against a Major? Where was so called law by then? What goes around comes around dear. Face it!

    Cobra Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:40 AM

    God forbid, we have enough political thugs in Parliament!!!

    cristo Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:48 PM

    Like every spoilt and indulged child everywhere in the world he displays his lack of remorse for every action he makes...claiming he is the victim,it wasnt his fault and the world is out to get him ...time to grow up and accept he not the centre of the universe

    dulan Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:56 AM

    what other job can he do? Secondly he knows how good this profession was for his father

    Huge Monday, 04 May 2015 12:03 PM

    education will show you in biology your nose being broken it is not a bone it is cartlidge .... The magistrate should authorize a media block on fools who are selfish and needy.......

    anura Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:14 AM

    Please do not let these guys to enter parliament. They ruin the parliament,the country and the party they represent. See what his father did to MR regime. He should be enrolled in an institution to teach strict discipline. The parliament is already filled with enough trouble makers.

    Ranja Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:22 AM

    Do u follow yr fathers path. We have enough thugs in parliament.

    sss Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:25 AM

    looks like he has managed to be in good terms with the news administration

    GUNAPALA Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:26 AM

    Like father ,like son,chip of the old block . A well deserving politisions son. MAITHRY grab him to the national list of politics ions!! Make him the minister of Cassionos..

    zuh Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:31 AM

    as srilankans we r struggling to rule this small land. via DM Android App

    Bala Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:57 AM

    Ahh - that would be ECSTATIC.

    ranga Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:07 PM

    Like father like son...

    ishan Thursday, 26 March 2015 08:42 AM

    Ratata Deviyange Pihitai !!!!

    ranga Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:09 PM

    On second thoughts, court should allow Malaka to patronize night clubs and ban the public from going in...

    Nuwan Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:09 AM

    Please come to politics. We will teach you few good lessons.

    Silva Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:28 AM

    Yes malaka putha, most welcome and contest an election first so that we can send you for an early retirement, then you will know where you stand. some donkeys and monkeys will vote for you, because we have no shortage for such donkeys and monkeys in sri Lanka !

    agasthi Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:18 AM

    Anith paththa balagena innakotalu suddha gehewe nahaya kedenna, ethakota nahaya thiyenne koheda...ha..ha..?

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