Minister Mervyn Silva today said he would be the only SLFP organizer for Kelaniya and it would be his nominees who would contest elections under the new electoral system introduced to local governments.
“No one can stop the awakening of Kelaniya. The only organizer for Kelaniya is Mervyn Silva and there are no two words about it. I have the blessing of the President and Minister Basil Rajapaksa- therefore only the people nominated by me would contest the forthcoming local council polls under the new system.”
The Minister made these remarks at an event held in Kelaniya to mark the President’s birthday and his second term in office.
Minister Silva also queried as to how people who lived in normal houses had today built multi-storied houses.
“This must have surely been out of the money earned by defrauding public property or other illegal means. People will find answers to these very soon,” he said. (Lal S Kumara- Kelaniya)