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Mervyn resigns from media

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By Jamila Najmuddin

Deputy Minister of Media Mervyn Silva has resigned from his post today just as Keheliya Rambukwella took oaths as the new Media Minister before President Mahinda Rajapakse.

The President's office confirmed that Silva had handed over his resignation this morning and had sought a new ministry.

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told Daily Mirror online that Silva had handed over his resignation this morning and was immediately given another Deputy Minister post by President Rajapakse.

Silva has been appointed as the new Deputy Minister of Highways.

Daily Mirror online learns that Silva's sudden resignation was a result of a dispute between him and Minister Rambukwella.

Silva who assumed duties at the Media Ministry in Colombo last week had made a pledge to resign from his new post if there were any allegations against him and if such allegations were proven to be true.

After taking oaths he had also received criticism from international media rights groups such as Reporters Without Borders who raised concerns as to why the President had appointed an anti media man to such a position.

He had however pledged to look after journalists saying he would treat them as his own. (Daily Mirror online)


 
 

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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:04
He would have been forced to because of the assault on the DM's journalist.
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 13:53
Mervyn would have been the best media minister, this is the work of illiterate security personal who are an embrassment to the President and Media Minister - You cannot blame Mervyn and HE for every mistake made by goons, they will be dealt with by the President immediately, that is for sure.
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 14:09
Are you from Mars or Uranus ??
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 14:22
Where have you been for the last two years?
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 14:32
Country of people like you deserve a minister like this
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:04
Real War has just begun
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:06
He is a wise guy .
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:08
Now Govt. realized the weakness. Thanking you Mr. G.L.
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:09
Thank God. -
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:12
Jokers & Clowns.
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:17
These are all dramas without any substances or importance. MR will offer him another post. Utter waste of time and money. Between Keheliya and Mervyn, there is not much difference, To be honest there isnt a single guy from the govt suitable for Media ministry (or any other ministry post for that matter).
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 14:41
Well said........why cant the people of sri lanka see the real facts? why do they always want to be marked as fools?
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:18
CAN HE TAKE OVER ANOTHER 'JOB' IF HE CANNOT SURVIVE MORE THAN A WEEK IN THE MEDIA MINISTRY ?
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:26
The appointments show the caliber of the Ministers of the Government. We are running out of intellectuals, educated as a result of every tom, dick and harry elected to the parliament.
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:33
The best news we read after the general election. He was the Presidents worst selection. it seems that Mr Silva is becoming sane now.
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:33
IS THIS A GAME OF MUSICAL CHAIRS - OR PUSS PUSS IN THE CORNER. From the new appointees only Dr Amunugama and Dr Tissa Vitharana are of some class. Faizeer is o.k. a Deputy
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:37
Please put security for all media center...now mervin free for every thing..
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:42
I can not agree more! We are expecting to see more street dramas directed by Hon. Dr. Mervyn Silva alias modern Dutugemunu.
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:46
SO ANOTHER TEA PARTY TO ALL JOURNALISTS!! GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE TO ALLOCATE A SPECIAL FUND TO MINISTRIES TO ENTERTAIN NEW MINISTERS, AT THE RATE THEY ARE BEING CHANGED.
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:52
All's well that ends well!
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 12:54
i agree with malkanthi's previous comments, well this is just a start
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 13:06
Quick wealth in Highways!
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 13:18
Highways is appropriate anyway
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 13:21
dispute with minister???

hmmmmm........ wonder how many more have disputes with each other...
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 13:33
Any Way this was a good move in the interest of the Country
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 13:48
Any way, high is good way to more money in high speed
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 13:51
PERMIT ME TO DEFER FROM MOST OF YOU HERE.DR MERVIN IS NOT BAD AS MANY THINK.HE IS A MUCH BETTER THAN MANY OF WHO YOU THINK GOOD.THE DIFERENCE BETWEEN HIM AND THE FAMOUS 'GOOD' ONES IS, THEY DO BAD THINGS SECRETLY AND MERVIN DO OPENLY.
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 14:09
We need a person like Dr Mervin,i think he should have been given the media ministers post
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 14:23
So he should be the minister of media?
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 13:55
relief for the media :)
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 14:33
The man wasn't suitable for the media post anyway... but now he has selected a better one.. Highway.. that's where all the money is... What, are these posts like some sort of cookies that are being handed out to children???
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 15:12
wow what great news....hope soon he will take up municipal works authority..
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 15:14
Wise man Marvin can not be a media minister...what a shame...He is a well qulified person for this post..why he resigned? very sad
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 15:31
now all roads to become holes.....as marvin appointed to dpty.ministry of high ways..... .
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-05 15:49
Media or highways, he is there to disrupt the Opposition members when they make an important point that may embarrass the govt. Once the former speaker Lokubandara made a special reference to him expunging the marks he made!
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-05-06 00:35
Do we have a highway, to justify a minister and deputy being appointed?
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