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Minister Mervyn Silva said he knew those who kept silent over the Weliweriya crisis and vowed to reveal their names if the need arose.

“No one came forward and spoke against this factory. They are afraid of wealthy people. It was me and Gampaha deputy mayor who took a stand against this factory and closed down it for two days after discussions with police and security forces. I know who kept silent over this issue and I will reveal their names if needed,” he said.

Addressing a function in Kelaniya Mr. Silva said if the Kelaniya people wanted him to he would remain there come what may.

“I will not leave Kelaniya and Gampaha. If Kelaniya people rejected me I will leave politics for good. If they want me no one can remove me. It was my mistake to resign from Kelaniya. I had to do it according to the situation. I will arrange an election through my Ministry so that Kelaniya people can decide whether they want me or not. I want to prove that I am not wrong,” he said.

The minister said it was he who gave the leadership to the Gampaha district during the last general election and the presidential election campaigns and went throughout the country as a speaker on the UPFA platform.(Ajith Siriwardana)


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  • Renu Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:20 AM

    Your son has got hammered by the PSD people what have you got to stay . Theb are now cutting you off

    Thomas Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:22 AM

    YOU ARE YET ANOTHER ONE. No better than others.

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 07 August 2013 06:45 AM

    Blackmail king to keep others mum.

    Gamarala Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:50 AM

    It seems he is trying to attack some one indirectly. Is he the one who is trying push him out of Kelaniya?

    polboru Wednesday, 07 August 2013 01:58 PM

    Don't be silly. He can't reveal the names. If he does, how can he blackmail them?

    hemanthak Wednesday, 07 August 2013 09:53 AM

    What ever he has done in the past, he was the only politician even unsuccessfully visited the scene. But he is a helpless 'puppy' when one considers the political influence of the owners of this factory.

    Achchcaru Wednesday, 07 August 2013 09:56 AM

    Yes, and dont forget Drugs. Please dont come back, no one wants you anywhere in SL, let anone Kelanaiya.

    Ben Hurling Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:00 AM

    Is Dr. Mervyn an Election Commissioner as well? To organize an election in Kelaniya.

    Panikkiya Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:21 AM

    He has a point! If the constituency wants him as a their representative, who else is to say otherwise? BTW, how do you find out what the people of Kelaniya want?

    KD Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:31 AM

    oh shut up princess!

    MADA Wednesday, 07 August 2013 07:33 AM

    You know what is correct sir

    The TRUTH Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:50 AM

    Inside cracks>??

    Cobra Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:53 AM

    And now HE wants to be silent on who indeed kept silent about the whole issue. Come on Mervyn, out with it so we will all know who is dumb and dumber in this episode!!!

    Kelanikolla Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:54 AM

    Mervin, Mervim Mervin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ජගත් වෙත්තසිංහ melb Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:07 AM

    moosila mepura thata
    nuwarak nowei idinata

    Ralph Anthony Kern Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:21 AM

    You went to the extend of closing the factory, as they did pay you the requested bribe.

    I do hope you still remember the Rupawahani incident

    Ice Mama Wednesday, 07 August 2013 01:34 AM

    Out with the name or names now or shut up

    Perumal Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:44 AM

    Easy question! First name starts with "B" Middle and last names with "R" . If you need further help ask ...

    Asokamala Wednesday, 07 August 2013 01:35 AM

    When you reveal the names of those responsible for Weliweriya incident, you have to reveal details of all other atrocities carried out by them. You are a small fish in the same team. If you do not spill the beans at once, people will not hear the rest.

    Hector Wednesday, 07 August 2013 01:54 AM

    Mr Silva, Please reveal those names. People would love to know them even though, they have a clue.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 07 August 2013 01:55 AM

    People of Kelaniya doesn't want murderers, thugs or criminals. Very simple.

    Porky Pig Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:10 AM

    Sorry Doctor, you were booed off the by people of "Rathupaswela". Yes, as a politician and Sri Lankan you forget fast.

    Silva Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:33 PM

    Looks like they are having internal issues NOW
    new begining of the END

    Andrew Pitugala Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:40 AM

    Why not reveal it now, it is a serious issue and we have a right to know.

    nillu Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:54 AM

    there are fools still beleive this bulshit

    Kalu Banda Wednesday, 07 August 2013 08:52 AM

    Oh Mervyn come out with the names - Then we can see the end of YOU and have the culprits also exposed.

    Mouth Taped Shut Not Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:14 AM

    I think the minister is full of hot air. If he knows something relevant to the whole situation, he ought to reveal it instead of making threats.


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