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Mervyn sacked

2010-08-10 15:18:28
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The government announced a short while ago that Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva has been removed from his post in the government following a disciplinary inquiry held this evening over his recent conduct.

Government sources further added that Silva has also been removed from the membership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

Silva tied a Samurdhi officer to a mango tree last week over the failure by the officer to attend a dengue prevention programme in Kelaniya.

The move caused island wide protests by Samurdhi officers who demanded the government to take legal action against the Deputy Minister.

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  Comments - 71

  • DONGA Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:21

    Finallyyyyyyy MR shows that he has a backbone towards Moda Silva

    Well done GOSL!

    Reply : 13       260

    Sarath Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:21

    Thank You my God!

    Reply : 4       182

    dazan Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:22

    Great news

    Reply : 3       177

    Kalu Malli Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:25

    great move but for how long????

    Reply : 18       268

    sarath Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:26

    well done MR. Now you are talking!!!

    Reply : 10       155

    King kong Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:27

    is that only an announcement OR really mean it OR for how many days?

    Reply : 17       154

    Thasan Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:27

    Some sense at the end

    Reply : 6       101

    Handipora Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:28

    If they had not done this their own day of getting sacked would not have been very far.

    Reply : 6       89

    Roshan Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:28

    Wow. If this is true, it's proof MR finally has the backbone to stand up to corrupt, power hungry thugs.

    Reply : 13       118

    Dr.P Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:28

    A move in the right direction....bravo! May there be law & order in Sri Lanka!

    Reply : 7       92

    KD Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:29

    wow cool!

    Reply : 4       70

    informant Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:29

    The drama unfolds... Lets see what happens next.

    Reply : 11       116

    Handipora Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:29

    Thanks God at least after very much water flown under the bridge someone has had the courage to get rid of this menace.

    Reply : 3       72

    siva Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:29

    GOOD MOVE.
    TOMORROW WE WILL HEAR, HE WILL APPOINT AS PERSONNEL ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT

    Reply : 27       161

    Ranjana Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:29

    This is the best news every srilankan was waiting for, He should now be banished from the country as he does not deserve to be here anymore, as people will take necessary action

    Reply : 4       70

    Lanka Atapattu Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:31

    Poor Mervin

    Reply : 63       19

    Shazak - Dubai. Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:32

    well done, he deserved to be sacked. This was long over due.

    Reply : 2       79

    Bala Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:33

    Brilliant!

    Reply : 3       60

    Marikkar Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:33

    Prompt action by the right president. Please keep up sir,

    Reply : 18       54

    david sj Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:33

    at last goverment has taken strong decision.

    Reply : 4       57

    Edwardo Baltazar Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:34

    Any way sacking a minister over a minior issue like this is not acceptable.......why he did this....because of the intrest that he had on other thousands of people

    Reply : 164       29

    Lahiru Tuesday, 10 August 2010 20:38

    This may sound funny but I have a feeling that Mervin did the right thing, this time! Otherwise how on earth are we going to teach a lesson to all the corrupted government servants?

    Reply : 53       41

    Nuwan Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:36

    Great.

    Reply : 3       47

    Ahkash Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:36

    Weldone!!!! Real democracy @ last!!

    Reply : 6       42

    RZM Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:36

    Very good news received after a long time from the government

    Reply : 3       47

    bodhinath Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:36

    Who is taking whose for a ride. Feel sorry for the Samurdhi fellows. Lies and Deceptions at it's best. His party membership and position will be restored by a President's pardon within a month.

    Reply : 18       59

    nirosha Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:37

    finally a relief...

    Reply : 3       35

    KT Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:37

    What goes around - Comes around mate.... You deserve it BIG TIME!

    Reply : 2       37

    mervyn Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:38

    wow!
    is this real? when will he be taken back to the party?

    Reply : 8       45

    TDDC Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:38

    And his conducts were disgrace to any civilized society. I strongly believe that MR can run the country well with out `wambottas`

    Reply : 1       32

    nirosha Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:39

    what will happen to his MP ? as he no longer a freedom party member......

    Reply : 0       30

    shanghi Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:40

    And the MR SAGA continues...... this time with a nice twist.... a little bit of masala to the ongoing drama.... is it for better or for worse?

    Reply : 13       30

    Tissamaharama Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:41

    Sacked....For how long ?

    Reply : 12       46

    bish Wednesday, 11 August 2010 04:28

    we are watching!

    Reply : 1       7

    justice Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:41

    one right act the president have made....hope this is not a drama as usual.

    Reply : 2       27

    Nilupul Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:42

    Good stuff still to come. Wait for another day !

    Reply : 3       31

    chris abey Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:43

    Good news but dont rush to celebrate.Mervin will strike back and you and I know how many skeletons he will pull out of the cupboard.

    Reply : 6       30

    BOB Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:43

    ACT 2 SCENE 1

    Reply : 4       39

    Ahkash Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:43

    will he joined with UNP?????

    Reply : 13       26

    Tharma Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:43

    When are they going to sack Rajapakse from his post and from SLFP?

    Reply : 38       46

    Gamini Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:45

    He did everything for the sake of people...He did the right thing for govt servants who do not work. Kelaniya will miss him.

    Reply : 73       21

    eresh S kumara Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:45

    Cannot imagine

    Reply : 5       9

    david Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:45

    For how many days?

    Reply : 10       25

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:46

    Is he sacked or suspended pending inquiry?

    Reply : 5       14

    Abay Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:47

    This is another drama like WW with UN.

    Reply : 14       32

    HAHA Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:47

    I think this is another episode of the Teledrama.

    Reply : 9       27

    B S Perera Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:48

    The greatest news after winning the war. Sack him from parliament too and investigate his activities.

    Reply : 3       28

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:48

    If he is removed from MP then it will good for UNP too. UNPers who crossed over is also loose their seats.

    Is that the out come of the Leaders meeting this morning?

    Reply : 6       16

    Saman/South Africa Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:49

    At Last,He thought every things granted for him,So Hats off to Mr.President,,,,,,Well Done

    Reply : 4       18

    Chana Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:50

    I think this is not the a part of the DRAMA.
    Any way Weldon Mr President. Good Move.

    Reply : 16       20

    Iresh Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:50

    Government has no any other option than this temporary one.

    Reply : 10       28

    Prabu Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:51

    Great news when im president im take this decision too early but any way congratulation to our MR...

    Reply : 7       25

    david Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:25

    Sir, the people of Kelaniya will miss you. We know what you did to convert our city. Thank you sir. We are with you!

    Reply : 25       8

    UNO Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:30

    So no more formal responsibility rests on him. He is now a 'free-bird' ...

    Reply : 0       8

    SUDESH KARUNATHILAKE Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:31

    Dr. Mervin is a straight-forward politician. He is 100% better than other two-faced politicians. This will be not his end. He will be back with a 'new episode,' soon!

    Reply : 20       18

    crazy Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:56

    Is this another role play?

    Reply : 4       13

    NCK Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:05

    The 'backbone' of the SLFP, at village level, comprises these 'samurdhi' officers. That is the reason why the government took this decision, at this juncture.

    Reply : 2       14

    Martin Thoma Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:25

    Perhaps MR might find him another job, more lucrative than the current one.

    Reply : 5       22

    James Wednesday, 11 August 2010 09:22

    I strongly agree with this statement.

    Reply : 1       1

    Alfred Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:48

    Mervin should start a 'fast unto death' now, so that the government can call him back!

    Reply : 2       25

    Agent Zer08 Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:14

    News of the year!

    Reply : 1       9

    senra Tuesday, 10 August 2010 20:03

    However, this incident must remind us of the utter inefficiency and corruption of government workers, whose overblown cadres are being maintained by public funds!

    Reply : 3       23

    Delgoda Tuesday, 10 August 2010 20:09

    A poor decision by MR! The 'Dr.' might have been wrong before, but on this point, he is correct! Our government servants are not angels. They need to be taught a lesson! Hope 'Dr.' will be back!

    Reply : 37       21

    izzy Tuesday, 10 August 2010 20:13

    Our next presidential candidate?

    Reply : 7       13

    Jason Tuesday, 10 August 2010 20:55

    Will he crossover?

    Reply : 9       12

    Janapala Tuesday, 10 August 2010 22:06

    - I think the government should read these comments. There is a lot to learn ...

    Reply : 2       39

    sujith Wednesday, 11 August 2010 04:22

    This is to please the gallery, another tactic by MR

    Reply : 7       31

    Chamal Wednesday, 11 August 2010 10:33

    IS IT ONLY FOR THE TME BEING

    Reply : 0       1

    Citizen Wednesday, 11 August 2010 11:20

    This is the worthiest Breaking News of the Year! I think, this would have shot up the Govt's rating to a record high!

    Reply : 1       0

    Meeya Wednesday, 11 August 2010 13:58

    Aney Paw Mervyn! I am so sad. I wish if he can find another job!

    Reply : 0       1

    Jay Wednesday, 11 August 2010 14:04

    Now Mr. President show the world you have courage and release Sarath Fonseka...if you have the guts?

    Reply : 0       2

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