Former Minister Mervyn Silva said yesterday he would leave the country if former defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa becomes the President in 2020.
He told a news conference that it was Mr. Rajapaksa, who introduced “white van culture” during the Rajapaksa regime.
He said Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and former minister Basil Rajapaksa ruled the country during the Rajapaksa regime.
“Gotabhaya was the founder of the “white van culture”. People were abducted and killed during that time. Basil Rajapaksa obtained commission from all the foreign investors who came to the country,” he said.
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Comments - 48
Unchikun Tuesday, 12 June 2018 09:58 PM
You leaving the country will be welcome. Who will take you? I have not worshipped these pinheads like you have done. I will stay back and fight for my rights.
Tax Payer Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:09 PM
You probably will have to, for your safety...
Jesudasan Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:12 PM
That's the best you could do for the country. We don't want people like you.
Haramanis Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:16 PM
Mervyn leaving Country?? - all I can say is GROBR..
Mohamed Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:21 PM
U were the driver of that white van, U were the sub contractor for alleged abduction
Asanka De Siva Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:27 PM
Your anger understandable Mr. Mervyn. As I remember, Your ransom gang leader was kidnapped by this so-called white Van and decimated all your henchmen who collected ransoms in Paliyagoda Fish market by the STF during Gota's time.
Sisili Bisili Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:28 PM
Oh! An innocent guy speaking.
Palitha Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:33 PM
Good! You are a thief and a thug. Go to hell and don't come back.
Yahapala Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:34 PM
The main joker of Rajapkse regime strikes again after a long silence. Please do this favor to your motherland now asap.
Nana Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:38 PM
Who cares whether u stay or leave ? Better. U criticise them now after worshiping them due to personal reasons not based on policies ? U talk about White Vans but your work was no better. Pls leave sooner..
DHA Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:40 PM
Haaaaa the joker has been silent for some time....IGP recently you'll were searching for drug lords here's one of them.....
Taurus Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:41 PM
Another suffering from Gota Phobia. Who cares whether he lives in SL or not And who does he think he is when he's not even a local council member anymore??. I really cannot understand why the media follows and gives him publicity for all the crap that he utter.
SARA Wednesday, 13 June 2018 11:08 AM
because he is againts to gota that is why some media giving publicity
Nadaal Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:43 PM
Pls Almighty God. Let Gota be the President. This country should be free of this dirty human being
Silva Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:47 PM
You are giving us a very valid reason to make Gota our next president.
Jehur Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:05 PM
You will have to leave to heaven.
Mano Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:37 PM
There would be no room for this thug in heaven...hell has reserved accommodation for him
Real Peace Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:10 PM
This is probably the first truthful statement ever made by MDS!!!
Seehan Arseculeratne Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:21 PM
Gota just got another 100,000 votes with this statement from Mervyn. I dont think there is any more reasons required to vote Gota in 2019. *breathes sigh of relief*.
Aruna Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:39 PM
Gota, pls don't contest. Let Mr Mervyn to live long and peacefully in Sri Lanka while making us amused in his jokes.
GH Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:39 PM
Don't worry, you will have to leave the world once Gota comes to power.
Liberal One Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:41 PM
Don't equate terrorists and underworld gangs to people.
Eesh Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:42 PM
Gota will form a intelligence squad that will go after underworld leaders hiding in foreign countries. So I don't think there is an escape for you.
xyz Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:43 PM
Don't forget to take kudu nuwan with you. Otherwise white vans first job will be to clean my country of kudu nuwan.
TONY Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:47 PM
WHY SHOULD YOU LEAVE THE COUNTRY???? GET GOTHA DISQUALIFIED AS HE IS A DUAL PP HOLDER
johan Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:49 PM
Why leave the country fearing white van
Dil Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:52 PM
How nice the "Dirty Mervin" shared his future plans. This will make Gota the next President with 99% votes for him., not that Gota is so popular, but the entire country wants to the see the day that Mervin is no longer living with us in the island.
Manjuka Gunawardema Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:52 PM
Quick lets elect Gota...
Max Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:57 PM
Great news. I will vote for Gota for sure now.
thushara Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:02 AM
lol the best things to happen if he leaves the country
Srilankan Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:12 AM
You and Gota are bunch of crooks, I think the God will take care of both of you.
Hetaderana Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:20 AM
Do you think which country will accept you?
Ravi Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:44 AM
This is the probably the first sensible right statement given by Mervyn Silva
SL Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:47 AM
Everybody who worked in Colombo-Ring road knows how you forced companies to give contractors to your cronies.do not compare yourself with Gota. .
Chet Wednesday, 13 June 2018 01:51 AM
GR has not even become President and the benefits are already seen!
Wijje Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:06 AM
I don't think you will be accepted in Iran unless you become a Muslim.
Sam Wednesday, 13 June 2018 03:00 AM
Every cloud has a silver lining
Clueless Wednesday, 13 June 2018 03:18 AM
Ok ok lets make RW next prez. No white vans we will watch 3D movies and be happy ever after.
Asoka Wednesday, 13 June 2018 10:10 AM
Do not forget to take your son along with you.
Kira Wednesday, 13 June 2018 11:16 AM
That's what we want. Please leave the country. Please.....
Jaliya Wednesday, 13 June 2018 11:32 AM
Book your ticket on the net ... there are good deals to Timbuktu ... once the bags are packed GR will be happy to send you a complementary white van to take you to the airport as a goodbye gift.
Dhammika Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:37 PM
MERAWIN - Make sure you buy ONLY a ONE WAY TICKET anywhere you go ! .
Dee Wednesday, 13 June 2018 11:34 AM
Your leaving on a white van, leaving on a white van, and don't be back again!
ahmed Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:27 PM
whatever others tell, he is an open mind person and very helpful for the people
buddhi Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:31 PM
Thanks god, I will vote for gota
JIM Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:32 PM
Suddenly there is a reason to vote for GR.
Konara Wanigasekara Wednesday, 13 June 2018 04:35 PM
I have trust in Gota, better than Mahinda. I believe he will lift the country. A country like this cannot be lifted without white vans. I trust Gota's judgment with a white van .
sarath Thursday, 14 June 2018 05:34 AM
If gota or any Rajapakse comes into power Mervyn will come with a Bulath Hurulla and plead for mercy
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