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Mervyn’s security cut

12 August 2010 10:31 am - 31     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Jamila Najmuddin

The State security and vehicles given to former Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva will be reduced to that of an MP as he was removed from his post from the Highways Ministry by President Mahinda Rajapakse, a top defence ministry official said.

Director General of the Media Center of National Security (MCNS) Lakshman Hulugalla told Daily Mirror online that Silva’s security will be reduced to that of a MP as he no longer held the Deputy Minister post.

“His security will be reduced to that of a normal MP,” Hulugalla said while sources within the Defence Ministry confirmed that his official vehicles would also be reduced.

Meanwhile speaking to his supporters in Kelaniya this afternoon Silva said that some “dogs” are pushing for his security to be withdrawn and added that if such action is taken then he will use his private security. 

Meanwhile it has been reported that Silva has also been removed as the Chief Organiser of the SLFP in the Kelaniya electorate.

The office used by former Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva has also been padlocked and police deployed around it. The police have also been told not to allow anyone enter the premises.

Silva landed himself in hot water after tying a Samurdhi officer to a tree. President Mahinda Rajapakse stripped him of his Deputy Ministerial post on Tuesday and his SLFP party membership was also suspended.

Meanwhile the government has said that the charges leveled against the former Highways Deputy Minister would be probed by a three member disciplinary committee headed by the Chairman of the SLFP Disciplinary panel. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 31

  • SAI Thursday, 12 August 2010 03:38 PM


    anee bolan Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:01 PM

    pissu pusa

    Nadarajah Sethurupan Thursday, 12 August 2010 10:42 AM

    KSD (Kelaniya security Division) is biger than MSD (Minister's Security Division).

    Pats Thursday, 12 August 2010 10:48 AM


    Concerned Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:29 PM

    Who wrote the script of this latest drama? The same director?

    rr Thursday, 12 August 2010 10:53 AM

    good move by the president

    demon Thursday, 12 August 2010 10:53 AM


    gayan Thursday, 12 August 2010 10:53 AM

    We request MR to apply the common law of the country to thugs like him and punish him for the action(s) he has committed.

    Shahiwal Thursday, 12 August 2010 10:55 AM

    General Secretary of SLFP. We salute u and Mr. MR for taking this decission. Put him back to CWE to write bills

    Shivanka David Friday, 13 August 2010 05:14 AM

    Good at last he should realize his mistakes & not have the EGO in his head since he had all the powers to do everything. what a disaster for Poor Mr Mervyn.

    marcus fernando Friday, 13 August 2010 05:25 AM

    best drama for the year. well directed by MR

    K Dharme Thursday, 12 August 2010 11:55 AM


    spark Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:02 PM

    Then MR's shady secrets may come out. Watch out.

    archunan Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:04 PM

    Well done, in other way No one will be allowed to challenge with strongest brothers.

    supun kandy Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:24 PM

    This is usually happen in Sri Lanka. nothing amazing. Sri Lanka is not going to be a developed country. even next century.

    Kalu Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:24 PM

    another nawalapitiya inquiry?Like nemesis sruck Mrs Gandhi and her son Rajiv so likewise nemesis will strike those who misuse power in Sri lanka

    Nandimithra Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:26 PM

    Preferably after a term in jail for the offence of humiliating a public officer & causing simple hurt to him - which is punishable by LAW (Not by a political party).

    Lion Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:27 PM

    Nothing will happen to mervi this is an eye wash dont get carried away my friends.These people are all same this is just for the time being.

    nihal malli Friday, 13 August 2010 06:07 AM

    what private security does he mean a bunch of low life thugs.

    i hope sirisena is not going to do a nice sweep under the carpet

    kasun Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:35 PM

    Disgusting video, He should be banded from the politics........

    roadrunner Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:54 PM

    who will oversee his ministry till he come back?

    varuna Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:55 PM

    Now showing at Kalaniya- Cheriyo Mervin

    saman Thursday, 12 August 2010 01:16 PM

    does he know how to talk ? specially front of public !

    N.C.Wijeratne Thursday, 12 August 2010 01:21 PM

    GROBR-Good riddance of bad rubbish!

    Rohitha Thursday, 12 August 2010 01:59 PM

    Mervyn need security for being attacked by his own thugs.

    Anthony Thursday, 12 August 2010 02:07 PM

    It is not MR. thank BR he know who is importain at this time

    hue Thursday, 12 August 2010 02:13 PM

    Anyway, he never required security. It was the general public who required security to be protected from him

    Piyal Hemantha Thursday, 12 August 2010 02:21 PM

    This is another drama. This time,
    Director - MR
    Main Actor - Mervin
    We are just started watching the drama.

    Ice mama Thursday, 12 August 2010 02:24 PM

    Let us wait developments. It is opined that before this jackal howls at the inquiry, he will get a free pardon from his master MR.

    Girigoris Thursday, 12 August 2010 02:30 PM

    Listened to the audio script. It that the language that you hear from a educated man, let alone a doctor.

    JANAKA_LONDON Thursday, 12 August 2010 03:27 PM

    Whatever the TV channel uses Mervin as a musical show judge, should also remove Mervin. Person of this kind is not a good role model for young generation.

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