UPFA mum on Mervyn

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By Jamila Najmuddin

The ruling UPFA today distanced itself from the conduct of Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva saying his behaviour yesterday where he had tied a Samurdhi officer to a tree did not reflect the position of the party.

UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayanth speaking to Daily Mirror online said that Deputy Minister Silva’s actions yesterday were merely his own and did not have anything to do with the party or the government. “This was purely his own conduct and had nothing to do with the party. Therefore I do not want to comment,” Minister Premajayanth said.

Meanwhile Samurdhi officers will hold an island wide protest campaign tomorrow against the action of Deputy Minister Silva.

The General Secretary of the All Island Samurdhi Development and Agricultural Research Production Assistants Officers Society, Jagath Kumara told journalists that the protest will take place outside the Divisional Secretary offices in various parts of the country.

Due to the conduct of Deputy Minister Silva tying a Samurdhi officer to a mango tree yesterday and severely reprimanding three other officers, two of whom were females, Samurdhi officers have decided to suspend their participation in dengue eradication programmes islandwide until disciplinary action is taken against him.

President of the All Ceylon Samurdhi Workers Association Nishantha Udawatta said that all associations affiliated to the Samurdhi Authority have decided to support the strike and will also seek legal action against the Deputy Minister. (Daily Mirror online)

 
 

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  • Suresh Kumar Thursday, 05 August 2010 04:14 AM

    I think this is good lesson for all the public servants. If the public servants are not capable of doing their job perfect, let Mervyn control them.

    Neomal Wednesday, 04 August 2010 05:22 PM

    UPFA is mum about many things.

    CW Wednesday, 04 August 2010 10:20 AM

    We had enough. His time is up. He must be removed.

    SL Wednesday, 04 August 2010 12:45 PM

    "SUBA ANAGATHAYAK"

    mervyn perera Wednesday, 04 August 2010 01:03 PM

    You must hold Ranil and Ban Ki moon for the actions of Dr. Mervyn Silwa. President will give him a cabinet posting for this ac tion. We are heading for a dictatorship.

    Concerned Wednesday, 04 August 2010 08:25 AM

    Susil, we all know you don't have guts to say anything against this shameful act.

    Concerned Wednesday, 04 August 2010 08:27 AM

    Well done Mr. Nishantha Udawatte. The law abiding people of this country is backing you in your struggle against this dirty act.

    dilmi Wednesday, 04 August 2010 10:36 AM

    nothing to say about this government & UPFA. God bless sri lanka!

    bash Thursday, 05 August 2010 06:46 AM

    THIS TYPE OF ACT GIVES THE CORRECT IMPRESSION OF THE UPFA, HOW CAN WE BELIEVE ANYTHING THEY SAY IN PARLIAMENT,

    Manike Wednesday, 04 August 2010 08:44 AM

    This type a of foolish act gives a wrong impression about UPFA and the government. We should be thankful to Mr Nishantha Udawatta of taking the lead to make the government understand of this situation. Thank you.

    Janaka Wednesday, 04 August 2010 08:49 AM

    Not much a difference if they are on strike. They are more on idle or not working.

    raweendra Wednesday, 04 August 2010 08:49 AM

    Not only you susil even President will take any action against the mad man

    Dee Wednesday, 04 August 2010 08:50 AM

    nothing wrong with the party. just the people in it.... like we dont know that!!!!

    Nimal Wednesday, 04 August 2010 10:52 AM

    UPFA is scared lest he will tie them to the Bulath gaha.

    Mary Thursday, 05 August 2010 01:36 AM

    Distancing oneself is not enough. The UPFA should take action against him.

    NickBoy Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:14 AM

    This guy (Mervin) needs a mental treatment soon or else he is gonna spoil the reputation of GOSL. Pls raise some funds and admit him to a hospital soon.

    DHA Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:15 AM

    UPFA is always silent when it comes to Mervyn's issues.......cos no sensible living person can solve his behavior...!!!

    rama Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:17 AM

    BANANA REPUBLIC

    kane Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:17 AM

    But he is a party member and the party should reprimand him for his behaviour.

    salman Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:18 AM

    Mervin was fully aware that nothing would happen to him by acting like that.

    Ajith Thursday, 05 August 2010 02:03 AM

    Spoil the reputation of the GoSL?! Too late!

    Hemantha Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:25 AM

    End-up with nothing, same like Rupavahini. (President will appoint a Commission just to white wash)

    Benadict Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:26 AM

    He insulted The President, his government, and the people of Sri Lanka.

    Pradeep Munasinghe Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:26 AM

    Mervin, Weerawansa & wonder of asia

    Upul Thursday, 05 August 2010 02:34 AM

    MR will sure give him one more " Strong warning" and that will be it until next time.

    wera Wednesday, 04 August 2010 11:15 AM

    Susil we know that it can't and shouldn't be the party decision or act. BUT please tell the country as a responsible party and the ruling party Will you condem this act or not! just tell it... if you are silent on this... it implies that you and your party acknowledge this kind of thugery and sinical acts.. You cant be silent... should express your and your party's stand on this act. Do Answer!

    Dushantha Wednesday, 04 August 2010 11:22 AM

    Do not ever wish that even to your enemies.

    Nishantha De Silva Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:42 AM

    Wonder of Asia....

    Duleep Wednesday, 04 August 2010 11:29 AM

    As a JHU member from London.....I was shocked to see this.....all websites have updated this.....around the world.....My university Indian friends asking me who is this man.....????? i was shamed......what is MR doing ??????

    S. Jayardene Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:48 AM

    Let their children be killed by dengue

    thush Thursday, 05 August 2010 03:57 AM

    Surely it not the position of the SLFP or the UPFA. But its the mentality of the present leadership.


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