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Minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka Silva said he is very frustrated and mentally depressed due to the behaviour of the media in the country.

“I am in a very frustrated and mentally depressed state. Rural youths have chances to go to conciliation board and settle matters relating to minor disputes.

But we are always being attacked by all. I have also been subjected to physical and mental pain,” he said in an interview.


Q: Are you a bandit? Why do you always get involved in brawls?

I am not a bandit. These brawls are not pre planned, they keep coming to me. I try to keep away from getting into trouble. It is not only me; any youth has a limit to patience. I am not an arahath or a god. I am only a human being.

Q: But from what we have heard you don’t keep to yourself.

Reason is this. I am the son of Minister Mervyn Silva. The media is always following me. If I am found at someplace whenever something happens, the media makes capital out of it. Then they say Malika has some connection to the incident. The best example is the incident that happened recently. The media fabricated a big story. When the incident occurred I was inside my car. It can be proved with the video. I was not there at that time. Media always said Minister’s son Malaka assaulted. Only thing I was nearlly when the incident occurred. If I was not there no such incident may occur. They have given the publicity claiming Malaka assaulted. What really happened was revealed by that officer. He said I did not assault him at all. I was remanded by the media.

Q: Are you saying that you have not done anything wrong.

Yes, I did nothing wrong.

Q: Has your father who is a Minister given you the security personnel he has?

That is a wrong statement. I have no security personnel.

Q: Then why is there such a big crowd with you?

I have many good friends.

Q: What kinds of friends?

No one special. I am not so selective. Some of them are rich, while some of them are poor.

Q: Why do you have so many friends around you?

I wish to enter politics, so I must have lots of friends whether they are from poor or rich families. To do politics we need money and I think rich friends are very helpful in politics. I always try to find solutions for problems faced by my friends. They are not bandits, and they are not members of the underworld and they are only our political supporters and voters. I don’t want to avoid them. I need them for my politics. We do not commit murder or any bad things. I don’t understand why the media is trying to show me in this manner. That is why I am reluctant to give interviews to the media.

Q: Many people regard you as a youth who is always associated with club goers and drug addicts. And you try to live like an American.

There are clubs in many countries in the world except in Arab countries. Today society is very different from ancient society. Today youth prefer to enjoy KFC and MacDonald’s foods instead of jak fruit and bread fruit. I am also this kind of persons.

Q: You mean you are a regular club goer.

I used to go to clubs frequently but now I visit clubs very seldom. When I feel I need a change I will go to a club. My answer to your question about drugs I do not take any drugs. I take red wine nothing else.  Media has painted me as a drug user. There was an incident of using my name in a story of drugs relating to another person who was taken into custody by the Narcotics Bureau.  I don’t know why the media behaves in this manner. By looking at a person’s behaviour you can know whether he or she is a drug addict. Do you see me as such addict. As I wish to enter politics I don’t want to involve in this type of anti- social activities.

Q: Are there female friends among your associates?

Yes I have girls among my friends. But my friends are very decent. I don’t see any wrong in associating with girls.

Q: There are sons of many ministers who are your age. But they are different and they don’t patronise clubs.  

I have already told that I was not a frequent club goer. You can go to clubs and have a good view of the sons you mention. The problem is the media. They are very selective in reporting about these incidents. Society is different. Youth in rural areas don’t go to clubs but urban youths do. There is nothing abnormal about it. But the problem here is with Malaka only because he is Minister Mervyn’s son.

Q: Don’t you think that your present behaviour is an obstacle for your future?

Unfortunately media look at us only from one angle. They don’t see us positively. Police, Courts, Hospitals are the places the media reports when it is linked with me. If I push a man in defence and he gets injured the media will report me as a thug who has smashed a head of an innocent man. I don’t take these things seriously.

Q: Don’t your family members blame you for this type of behavior.

Father always warns me and says that he won’t get involved in any of my problems. And he doesn’t seek help from others for my affairs. He doesn’t like my friends visiting me. He is very strict.

Q: But your family members came to court.

Yes as family members they came to court. They know I was not a criminal and offered their help as family members.

Q: Don’t you like to stay free of these troubles?

I have already told you that I don’t create problems. Some always try to link me with problems. I don’t want to get involved in any incidents. I always tend to help others to the best of my ability.  

Q: How do you feel about this type of incidents?  

I am frustrated. That is why I am leaving the country as I did on a previous occasion too. I am innocent. I have been charged for what I have not done. And it is intolerable.

Q: How do you see yourself?

 All are not entirely correct.  Look at us positively too and show any wrongs so I can correct them. I am a free man. I like to enjoy a simple life.

Q: Have you any message for readers?

Even your paper has seen only the bad side of my character. I remember former President R. Premadasa saying, “Kill me, but not my reputation”. I am in a very frustrated and mentally depressed state. Rural youths have chances to go to the  conciliation board and get settlement for their minor disputes. But we are always being attacked by all. I have also been subjected to physical injuries and mental pain.

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  • Publik Abilik Monday, 01 October 2012 07:25 AM

    Malaka, you should join the Army. They are waiting for you to cure your depression. Ask your friends to join as well. Please?

    MULKIRIGALA Monday, 01 October 2012 07:34 AM

    He's an idiot , just like the father.

    Gam Pappa Monday, 01 October 2012 07:34 AM

    Even his father has not mentally grown yet and behaving like a mad thug, do you expect him to grow??????

    Please go and fly a kyte.

    adrian Tuesday, 02 October 2012 06:30 AM

    You are close to telling the truth? Frustrated and Mentally unstable.

    Concerned Citizen Monday, 01 October 2012 07:39 AM

    I stopped reading after the headline...

    meenavan Monday, 01 October 2012 07:39 AM

    plse don't enter politic....what we suffer by the politician is more than enough....

    Paba Monday, 01 October 2012 03:34 PM

    God save USA.

    Siva Monday, 01 October 2012 07:49 AM

    Why respect only his view.What about the others of the same category.

    Trehan Munasinghe Monday, 01 October 2012 08:08 AM

    Ohhh for the sake of the people.. Do you for once think of the people and their suffering, even for one second of your life ? If your genuine about Politics and Your concern for the Youth, then its obvious YOU have no clue about real life....

    Also its very clear from the many thousands of photographs posted on sites , its your very same CLOSE FRIENDS , that are dragging you down...

    Its time for a reality check Mr Malaka Silva....

    Prof Wickramatillake Monday, 01 October 2012 08:14 AM

    Your behaviour is a result of frustration and depression. If you went to St Thomas' behave like a Thomian

    nipuna Monday, 01 October 2012 02:39 AM

    Whole true sri lankans are frustrated about you and your father and the behavior of sri lanka government about you people...
    NS

    Mervyn Monday, 01 October 2012 02:48 AM

    Sin no !!

    Hal Monday, 01 October 2012 02:48 AM

    You and your father causes a lot of mental depression to the majority of the people of Sri Lanka. This type of news items starts my day bad.

    JokerKing Monday, 01 October 2012 02:53 AM

    Yes. Indeed people of this country is the problem for the Dutugemunu Royal Family !! Definitely you will be a successful politician as the masses of this country definitely support the foolish as it was proven time and time again.

    krishan Monday, 01 October 2012 02:55 AM

    Ane Apoi!
    Seems like you are not listing to paitriotic coallition let by Mr Wimal W. Hasn't he asked to boycott KFC and McDonals?

    asela Monday, 01 October 2012 02:59 AM

    We are also frustrated and mentally depressed about the future of our country

    Lokka Monday, 01 October 2012 03:01 AM

    Wow ! You are the man. Everybody knows who you and your father is and remember one thing, "what ever you guys do will come back to you guys with interest and vengance And we have seen similar things in the past...... And count is on ...........

    Arachchi Monday, 01 October 2012 03:01 AM

    You have any idea how we feel...? is this the country we expected after sacrificing so much to defeat terrorism...?

    Bud Monday, 01 October 2012 03:03 AM

    Load of rubbish.
    The bottom line is the SL politicians can do anything and escape the law.

    wick Monday, 01 October 2012 03:14 AM

    What to do Malaka, I'm also frustrated and mentally depressed due to the behavior of the politicians and their relatives in this country.

    thusitha Monday, 01 October 2012 03:15 AM

    coz when your there at a place there is always trouble you throw you weight around on inocents at night clubs and else where you go,i heard you say ( im mervins son dont touch me)at a hotel stupid shit

    buffaloa citizen Monday, 01 October 2012 03:24 AM

    I hope this mental depression does lead you to commit suicide.

    Yohan Perera Monday, 01 October 2012 03:24 AM

    Don't cry my little baby... We know that you are innocent. You know nothing. Why don't you come this way so all of us can put you in a cradle and rock...

    weha Monday, 01 October 2012 03:24 AM

    You are mentally damaged dude. ha ha

    Nodrog Monday, 01 October 2012 03:30 AM

    Headline should read 'Malaka is frustrated and mentally handicapped'. There are quiet a few with mental and physical scars who will bear testimony to this morons thuggery and abuse of power. So its a bit hard to imagine him as a victim.

    LBJ Monday, 01 October 2012 03:27 AM

    Do us a favor and shoot your self. The country (and the world) will be a better place without scum like you.

    Thomas Monday, 01 October 2012 03:27 AM

    The right place for a mentally unstable person like you will be " ANGODA " Relax there and let other people live peacefully in this paradise island of ours. Thank you Malaka for expressing yourself so clearly.

    Vernon Monday, 01 October 2012 03:34 AM

    When you are the spouse or the sibling of any public personality (maintained by public money) you have a bigger responsibility than any other person. Part of the money you are throwing about in clubbing and high living, obviously comes from public funds, directly or indirectly. So the media has the right and obligation to report about the behavior of such personnel. You better develop your mind to accept and handle these things if you want to come to politics.

    Roger Monday, 01 October 2012 03:36 AM

    Will See whose going to open doors for you, Your record is well known and its not the media its you who is the attention seeker like your father. Well not too long to go you will be hit back and punished hard for your range of dealings with the community

    navi Monday, 01 October 2012 03:36 AM

    very innocent boy and decent too

    mervyn Monday, 01 October 2012 03:44 AM

    Daily Mirror Kade yana patai....

    Cynic Monday, 01 October 2012 03:46 AM

    Whay don't you get lost? The whole country is depressed because of you.

    Thomas Ranger Monday, 01 October 2012 03:46 AM

    Who gives a tuppence about your frustration and mental depression. Typical traumas demonstrated by addicts, be it drugs or any other.physical imbalances. You are a good for nothing spoiled brat trying to gain sympathy after the damage is done. May you and your kind rot in hell.

    Donga-The-Bonga Monday, 01 October 2012 03:53 AM

    Don't worry son, You will do well as a politician in Sri Lanka with those credentials! (all politicians in SL are mentally ill, mentally frustrated and absolutely nutty).

    Lasantha Samarasingh Monday, 01 October 2012 04:18 AM

    Please respect for what he has to say and his views and opinions. He is still growing up and one day soon he will fix his mistakes and will come to the good path. If all of us keep attacking him his aggression level will climb up more and this situation will not be changed.

    malkanthi Monday, 01 October 2012 04:18 AM

    Sadly this guys keep company with wrong fellows and no motivation. He must choose some intellectuals to groom himself to be a good citizen.

    LBJ Tuesday, 02 October 2012 02:53 AM

    Wonder of Asia

    Vimal Monday, 01 October 2012 11:22 AM

    Will any interlectual want to hang out with him and ruin his/hers reputation!

    silva Monday, 01 October 2012 11:23 AM

    He would have been there for a couple of terms, the trash.

    Vimal Monday, 01 October 2012 11:23 AM

    This guy is 30 odd years old moron!!

    Thomian Monday, 01 October 2012 05:30 AM

    I never knew he studied at St Thomas' college Mount -

    Don Monday, 01 October 2012 11:38 AM

    He was expelled from school!

    Lapas Monday, 01 October 2012 11:41 AM

    Go to the mental hospital, if you are depressed, and take your father along with you, You people are the main cause fo any government to fall

    freelanced Monday, 01 October 2012 11:45 AM

    Ane Paw... Innoscent boy...

    Tony Montana Monday, 01 October 2012 12:17 PM

    You and your Father both are discasting to the country.So leave the country soon as possible.

    Milindra Monday, 01 October 2012 12:37 PM

    I would not blame him! I would blame for his parents!

    richardson Monday, 01 October 2012 12:37 PM

    Anay Chooti Media very bad no?
    Daddy ta Kiyanna vadak denna kiyala.

    Hari too much no?

    Prasad Monday, 01 October 2012 12:44 PM

    Oya Baba !!!

    Wayne Ebert Monday, 01 October 2012 12:45 PM

    Bloody idiot.

    Chandler Monday, 01 October 2012 06:31 AM

    Read a bit of the interview, realised it's a total waste of time! Like father like son!

    Su Monday, 01 October 2012 06:31 AM

    Still growing up?? he's not a teenager!....I have seen how he conducts himself in public....he is mentally ill!....No one should respect what a person like Malaka has to say....he needs to earn that respect!!!!

    dinesh Monday, 01 October 2012 06:39 AM

    konde badagathaa chinoontha hodai mey katha !

    Anon Count Tuesday, 02 October 2012 05:02 AM

    As a old boy of St Thomas Collage, I can tell you now, you are a clear disgrace to St Thomas College..

    sdes Monday, 01 October 2012 06:41 AM

    Who cares!!

    manuri Monday, 01 October 2012 01:12 PM

    good one

    apitai pissu Monday, 01 October 2012 06:44 AM

    So here we have this fellow openly claiming that he still visits night clubs, what happened to the ban imposed on him sometime back to refrain from patronizing night clubs after he assaulted a man? contempt of court anyone?

    CSM Tuesday, 02 October 2012 11:55 AM

    Well said. all the irresponsible politicians & their brats & Thei wives & their girls friends ...... All should get depressed and leave or shoot themselves.

    we had enough of these political thugs..... Who earn money illegally and then enter politics and ruin our lives.

    rakesp Monday, 01 October 2012 07:02 AM

    have a break..........have a kit kat?

    Not so stupid Tuesday, 02 October 2012 05:54 AM

    oh dude come on, use ur brain a bit.if it is hard for u to use it just stand up so that it will not be crushed!

    CSM Tuesday, 02 October 2012 11:56 AM

    Should be expelled by the government nd imprisoned for life.

    Jayampathy Ranaweera Monday, 01 October 2012 02:28 PM

    Behave WELL & PROPERLY LIKE A GENTLEMAN MAN,then you will be respected and not otherwise.


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