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By Sandun A. Jayasekara


The government said today that a group of government members including cabinet ministers were going to meet President Mahinda Rajapakse in order to request him to take drastic action against Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva’s conduct on Tuesday.

Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Keheliya Rambukwella made these remarks at a press briefing a short while ago and added that due to this meeting, it was still premature to take action against the Deputy Minister for tying a Samurdhi officer to a mango tree earlier this week.

The Minister further said that if the Samurdhi officer had lodged a complaint against the incident, then action would have been taken against Silva sooner. 

Meanwhile Deputy Highways Minister Silva has threatened to resign from his post if the Samurdhi officer who he tied to a tree on Tuesday lodged a complaint against him.

Meanwhile an effigy of the Deputy Minister was burnt by protesting Samurdhi officers in Beliatta a short while ago calling for stern action to be taken against Silva. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Hash Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:30 AM

    This will decides , which side is the govt. is... People side ? or themselves.

    Otuwa Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:31 AM

    Another BIG slap on the voters..

    citizen1 Friday, 06 August 2010 05:56 AM

    You are already paying through taxes.

    Nishantha Rajapakse Thursday, 05 August 2010 08:45 AM

    tie him to the tree at Borella Cemetary!

    Vince Friday, 06 August 2010 12:55 AM

    Thank you, you are brave to accept that you are one of the clowns who voted these clowns to the parliment.

    kasyapa Friday, 06 August 2010 01:37 AM

    How dare this clown take the law into his hands?
    Why does the Samurdhi Official have to make a complaint for action to be taken against Mervyn?
    Isn't the video footage enough?

    ranjith Friday, 06 August 2010 01:40 AM

    "We are living in a fool's paradise"

    bugger Thursday, 05 August 2010 08:53 AM

    Premature to take action against Mervin Silva?When is the govt. going to take action against him? 10 years from now?

    Sad Voter Thursday, 05 August 2010 08:53 AM

    Due to duress the officer will not lodge the complaint.But whole Sri Lankan view over Tv. That is sufficent enough to take action. Please do not fool the general public.We are Supporters of the party. It is shame for the entire nation sending this type of clown to parliament.

    Haramanis Thursday, 05 August 2010 08:57 AM

    He should be put in jail permanently for the safety of
    the public.

    Daya Thursday, 05 August 2010 08:58 AM

    Very embarrassing conduct, the whole world will be laughing at Sri Lanka. Mr. Silva's behaviour shouldn't be tolerated.

    Cocohead Thursday, 05 August 2010 08:59 AM

    There were police officers at the scene..and they didnt stand up against it. Would there be any difference even if that gentleman lodges a complaint? Ridiculous...

    Dilhara Gunarathna Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:00 AM

    You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye (Matthew 7:3-5).

    rajan Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:02 AM

    Police is to maintain the law and order. Prevent crime ,when the bulling /crime happens there were lot of police officers on the spot.
    How can this innocent man lodge the complain. Take action against the police officers who help the minister for the bulling and not prevent the crime.
    To take police action ,why do you need to see the president. He doesnt know all............

    Bakamoona Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:04 AM

    Think of what the officer's children are going through. All the school kids must be teasing them. Very pathetic.

    spark Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:05 AM

    We know that Kelaniya has 156,000 super clowns for electing this clown to parliament.

    spark Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:07 AM

    They will not accept what you are saying as they are buddhists. They claim they are buddhists but they are not

    roshan raz Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:09 AM

    if samurdhi oficer lodges a complain, mervyn will take severe action against the ofiicer even before police write the complain.

    deen Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:14 AM

    Due to fear & intimidation, the officer will never lodge a complaint. This officer is under threat now. But the whole world has seen this dirty episode on TV. This is more than enough to take action against him, but the Govt would never punish him. The educated masses cannot be fooled. We are Supporters of the party, but It is shame for the entire nation sending this type of clown to parliament.

    garawi Friday, 06 August 2010 03:10 AM

    This is a good move. It had to come from some where. No single person is willing to come out against Mervyn as it has been obvious now for fear of grave consequences. Not even an individual minister, despite Mervyn's past unacceptable behaviour. Not even the president is saying anything against him. The Samurdhi officer will be the last who will take action for his fear of his family being targetted. Also Mervyn is now playing card saying that the officer offered to be tied to the tree and he might even have already threatened the offier to issue such a statement. The video evidence which is freely available should be taken by this cabinet group as sufficient and not wait for action from the samurdhi officer.

    garawi Friday, 06 August 2010 03:12 AM

    But why??? I do not understand!!

    garawi Friday, 06 August 2010 03:13 AM

    Keep religion out of this! That has nothing to do with what happend! You are anti Buddhist?

    Nimal Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:28 AM

    Tie him to one of the trees at the Kanatte sooner than later and let him remain there for three nights.

    kassa Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:35 AM

    I can't imaging what government can do for this kind of rascals.

    pj Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:41 AM

    Ask Mervyn to utilize the plot of land he reserved at Kanatte

    Top Sri Lankan Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:48 AM

    President can survive without the cabinet ministers but not without Mervyn the Silva.

    Brian Vittachi Friday, 06 August 2010 07:51 AM

    Can the Minister honestly tell me that what he did was a good thing? Is this the thinking of a rational, civilized person? What he did was uncalled for and went against all modern conventions. Sri Lanka has a proud and ancient history and he managed to disgrace us all with his foul and low-class behavior. Mr. Minister, where is your dignity sir?

    arshad Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:50 AM

    ITs NO ACTION TALKING ONLY (NATO) for this man . There is not a single occation he has been warned or action taken againt him

    Lanke Banda Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:51 AM

    pj - Others already resting in peace at Kanatta are bound to Protest.

    zeereez Thursday, 05 August 2010 10:05 AM

    Monkey tricks will not work always...

    kris Thursday, 05 August 2010 10:17 AM

    Its not Kelaniya clowns, computer Jilmart elected him to parliament

    Roshan Thursday, 05 August 2010 10:17 AM

    Yes, Mervyn is aware of that.

    Roshan Thursday, 05 August 2010 10:36 AM

    This is violation of Human Right, now how can the president say that there is no such violation in SL. Banki Moon must be laughing.

    Sabry Thursday, 05 August 2010 10:43 AM

    Everyone's focus has now turned away from the most important issue of eradicating Dengue to an embarrassing issue of who should be tied to a tree.....

    C'mon !!! Wake up Sri Lanka

    Address the menace

    Clean up the land from this dengue menace.

    Enough is enough.... When will anyone realize this ?Is it when the dengue death list reaches 400 ??? or even climb further above the said mango tree ???

    Mahadenamutha Thursday, 05 August 2010 06:08 PM

    Cut down all the Mango trees in Kelaniya - problem solved!

    dane Friday, 06 August 2010 04:59 AM

    I'd pay to watch entertainment like this!!

    Rattapakse Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:00 AM

    Then where will the state go for jesting?

    cp Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:20 AM

    guys I'll bet you what will happen next is this bogus doctor will resign from the ministerial post and no action will be taken thereafter. He will then be elected at the next cabinet re-shuffle.

    Janaka Thursday, 05 August 2010 07:49 PM

    Mervin is telling the truth, most government servants are not doing their jobs properly ...


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