Former Minister Mervyn Silva commenting on the deaths of the youths who died recently in Jaffna, after they were shot at by the police allegedly for disobeying orders to stop their motorcycle when ordered to do so, today said the authorities had acted too hastily to take action against the police personnel who were involved in the shooting.
While expressing shock and disbelief at the speed in which the authorities had reached their decision to take legal action taken against the police personnel involved in the incident, he said a proper inquiry should have been launched to ascertain what exactly took place before resorting to this action.
“I too stop my vehicle at road blocks when ordered by the police to do so and help them to fulfil their duties. The police personnel who were interdicted and remanded did not have hatred enough to kill thee youths. They only tried to fulfill their duties. The relevant authorities should not have acted so quickly to punish the police personnel, involved in the incident” he said.
He said even though many people are not aware of this, the Jaffna Police had done a praiseworthy job in eradicating social menaces in the district such as drugs, murders, rapes and robberies.
You mean, they should have been tied to a tree instead of suspension.
Premalal Sunday, 23 October 2016 10:32 PM
A menace of the past talking about a menace of the present.
balu Sunday, 23 October 2016 10:35 PM
Mervyn, killing people is not above the law. If these two boys not obeyed the law the Police should have chased them. Where is democracy?
vithura Sunday, 23 October 2016 10:55 PM
This guy's intelligence defies belief, the cops were arrested for deliberately 'falsifying' the cause of death of the victims with gun shot injuries as being accident. Was Mervyn at the scene to know that they were shot for not stopping when asked to do so? Let the investigators find the answers, let's be patient.
Joe rajah Sunday, 23 October 2016 10:58 PM
Tell him shut up he was reject and loser he cannot advise the winners
Ganesh Sunday, 23 October 2016 11:32 PM
Speedy action commendable. To stop the vehicle no need to shoot the person/s. May the cops were drunk.
Sashi Monday, 24 October 2016 03:02 PM
Least you are talking some sense we are proud of you!
nimal Monday, 24 October 2016 03:11 PM
you are very correct Mr.Mervyn. fully agreed.
yahapala Monday, 24 October 2016 11:02 AM
If the same incident happened to your son do you act in the same manner Mervyn?
manmath123 Monday, 24 October 2016 08:00 PM
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Bubble Banda Monday, 24 October 2016 12:43 PM
After a lengthy sleep Mervyn woke up and uttered this statement.
Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 24 October 2016 12:45 PM
Be careful Mervyn will tie you to a tree and whip you.
Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 24 October 2016 12:48 PM
If it is those days, he would have murdered. If it is these days he would have begged MS to take legal action.
Desmond Jeromme Monday, 24 October 2016 12:49 PM
Hay Mervyn long time - No see. We thought you went with Gotta your old White van friend to US?