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Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said on Thursday that Malaka Silva, the son of Minister Mervyn Silva who was wanted in connection with the assault on an Army major had not been arrested while he was at the Kelaniya Temple as the police would have felt that arresting him in the sacred precincts of the Kelaniya Temple was not proper.

“Police would have thought that arresting him in the presence of the Sacred Relics was not etiquette,” he said.

The minister was replying to a question by a journalist as to why the two special police teams that had been deployed to arrest Malaka Silva, had not arrested him when he was at the Kelaniya Temple.( Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)

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  • Jona Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:08 PM

    What a bloody joke is this? Is this ministers brain damaged? stupid fool.

    Ronny Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:09 PM

    Is Malaka still at the Temple? Wasn't there a single police officer at the Temple premises before Malaka left. So, Keheliya is coming down the coconut tree as there is no grass!

    rumbunctious Friday, 14 September 2012 10:51 AM

    So why don't they wait till he leaves the Temple and then arrest him?

    Malith Friday, 14 September 2012 04:41 PM

    Keheliy, Do You get any kind of advice before you start addressing the media and Sri Lankan Citizens? I cannot believe a Minister can say stupid story like this thinking all others are fools like him. You know, its not you who should be blamed, its the dumb idiots who voted for a mutt head like you.

    sach Friday, 14 September 2012 10:54 AM

    Punishing Mervin should be done by ppl bcos gov is protecting him. he should be publicly flogged, stripped naked and taken along the streets of colombo and kelaniya while ppl can spit on his body and finally publicly executed. His body should be dumped in sea. I have never said such things to anybody but seeing what happens in SL i truly want to see this happen.

    IVJ Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:16 PM

    This guy is another full of $hit. What can you expect from men like these when they don't have any values. Disgrace to his poor parents.

    human Friday, 14 September 2012 04:46 PM

    once he go inside & deserpire.hahah. u know about sri lankan police right?funny police NO 1.

    Banda Friday, 14 September 2012 05:15 PM

    Puppet police can only show their fake show off to innocent students who protest for their rights by tear gas and water cannon.

    Ranjith Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:21 PM

    Will be rewarded by offering a Ministerial post and perks.

    Pacha-epa Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:22 PM

    If Keheliya has a total breakdown and accidentally tells the truth, he might admit that all the Verminous Silvas are above the law, decreed by their and Keheliya's "Lokka!"

    Independent Observer Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:46 PM

    Surely , if the Police wanted , this guy could have been arrested on his way home .
    Keheliya , although he is supposed to be a responsible Minister has offered a stupid excuse , to say the least !

    DJ Hilton Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:35 PM

    Keheliya's billa....

    Marikkar Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:56 PM

    Tell Minister, we are here to listen to and believe you and your govt. whatever said and done is "TRUE" for 'us"

    lalith Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:36 PM

    Katha koranne katendha Pu.....?

    #abi Friday, 14 September 2012 11:28 AM

    stupid keheliya washing everyone clothes

    Charlie C Friday, 14 September 2012 05:27 PM

    Yes so now drug dealers could sell drugs in temple premises and they will not be arrested.....Please add this to our constitution....Jokers are born not made.

    David S Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:47 PM

    This so called minister gives a RIDICULOUS explanation as to why police failed to arrest criminal silva's criminal son. I don't understand why journalists don't ridicule this man during the news conference.

    Hey fellow Sri Lankans, if you commit a crime go to a RELIGIOUS place so that you won't get arrested according to this dump minister's theory.

    ASK Friday, 14 September 2012 05:57 AM

    "Respectable military, and the respect for the military" probably both have gone.

    Hoodwinked Friday, 14 September 2012 12:00 AM

    A long as people continue to vote humbugs theses type of lame excuses they will give since they have already come to the conclusion that all Sri lanka are fools and idiots and easy to dress them up as bulls.
    Just compare this with the lightening speed taken to arrest SF sometime back,

    peeda mossa Friday, 14 September 2012 11:40 AM

    May be he mistook Kelaniya for Mulleriyawa.

    De Alwis Friday, 14 September 2012 12:07 AM

    These idiots giving us some bulshit execuses and still winning elections. Can someone tell me why?

    umer Friday, 14 September 2012 06:00 AM

    So we can kill somebody and go to Kandy Daladha Maligawa we won't be arrested. God bless Sri Lanka. So somebody kill Malaka or break his head and go to Daladha Maligawa I'll sponsor the tour and bring food for you everyday.

    Hell Friday, 14 September 2012 11:16 AM

    The Major should have shot the bugger then and there

    Bushel Friday, 14 September 2012 06:04 AM

    Keheliya ,
    Can't u remember how Indian Army during Indira Ganadhi's regime shattered the Golden Temple with machine guns grenades etc to catch Bindrawall and his idiots. What u r is clear now to the public. This simply arresting a law breaker itself is a sacred act

    suresh Friday, 14 September 2012 11:28 AM

    Hmmm, Miracle of Asia Justified

    Lalindra Friday, 14 September 2012 05:31 PM

    ...and to say they still walk amongst us and get elected to parliament too.

    Ranjit Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:59 PM

    Another lie to save Marvyn. All are rouges.

    Lankan Sniper Friday, 14 September 2012 05:52 AM


    murderm Friday, 14 September 2012 06:04 AM

    Cartoon of the day can tell the story behind this

    Sanvaa Friday, 14 September 2012 12:28 AM

    Is he still in the compound of the Temple? When he comes out it is easy to arrest.

    Abdul Friday, 14 September 2012 05:53 AM

    So the whole bunch of journalists were happy to hear this excuse in the first place, They should have Laughed Out Loud as a good gesture in front of the minister

    sm Friday, 14 September 2012 12:17 AM

    Actually allowing thugs like Malaka and Mervin into sacred places is desecration of something Holy!

    Farook Friday, 14 September 2012 12:29 AM

    Oh what crap!!! Surely if it is not proper to arrest him in that environment, the sleuths could have followed him anywhere and arrested him. Does he need to be told how to do this?

    jayraj Friday, 14 September 2012 11:24 AM

    A soldier who fought for the country gets brutally assaulted by a thug, the thug goes to temple and is saved. The poor soldier is in hospital and waiting for justice. The Goverment minister makes such a idiotic explanantion.

    nanda Friday, 14 September 2012 12:24 AM

    So whats new Keheliya the liar of the millenium

    Calvin Friday, 14 September 2012 12:31 AM

    Have you heard of Hans Christian Andersen?
    Keheliya is even better.... :)

    jagath wettasinghe Friday, 14 September 2012 11:50 AM

    what a miserable people govern this country

    citizen Friday, 14 September 2012 12:38 AM

    Sacred relics allows criminals to go free, is it that keheliya, they could have arrested outside the temple, I think after your fall at London you brain is in not good condition. Pl check up.

    Fazal Friday, 14 September 2012 12:51 AM

    This must be the reason with Sudharman as well. Since he is always seen in company of police hierarchy that the Junior officers feel 'not etiquette to arrest in the presence of seniors'

    saram wick Friday, 14 September 2012 11:31 AM

    dont trust this politicians . they want to make a bridge even there is no river . stupid kehiliya

    upul Friday, 14 September 2012 12:40 AM

    Who dares to arrest the son, when the father is around?

    Milroy Friday, 14 September 2012 01:11 AM

    That means i could be biggest murder in sl or biggest bank robber or drug dealer and if i was in some Sacred relic place as long i stay their i can get away from beening arrested lol what a jokeeeeeee the law and order in Sri lanka has been a total laughing stock in this country.

    pol haraka Friday, 14 September 2012 05:49 AM

    and yet u idionts still vote and make these jokers ministers.. and next election this clown malaka will be become a minister too

    lovesri Friday, 14 September 2012 01:00 AM

    Adding to joker series

    MDS- Ministry of Animal Sacrifices , BG - Ministry of Calculation , HBD - Ministry of Hire Education, JXF - Ministry of Rotten Vegetables and now KR - Ministry of Justification

    Shaik Ahamath Friday, 14 September 2012 12:01 PM

    Mervyn Silva must be proud of his son. He is behaving just like other sons of great leaders. Once, Saddam Hussein's son Uday beat up the entire Iraqi Football team when they failed to qualify for the World Cup. His sister and husband were executed by him because they tried to defect to the West. Malaka has a long way to go to come even close to Uday.

    erodosi Friday, 14 September 2012 12:51 AM

    An excuse to say you have no backbone. If you think people believe the bullshit you dole out everyday, you need to get your head examined after the accident jumping from balconies to meet ........

    muraly Friday, 14 September 2012 12:02 PM

    May be he is right ! He always talk the truth.

    Rosie Friday, 14 September 2012 12:03 PM

    Keheliya, just have a look a number of negative comments you had received in this article. This shows how stupid you are. Better you fly kites.

    NALIN Friday, 14 September 2012 12:54 AM


    Not Pot Friday, 14 September 2012 12:56 AM

    This mab Kehaliya is a spin Doctor lieing thru his teeth.. So the cops did not arrest this thug because of disrespect to the relics? Then why did they not tail this fellow and arrest him outside the Temple. Tell this story to the Marines. We are been taken for a ride like a bunch of idiots, following these these politicians like a flock of Sheep..

    Prasanna Fernando Friday, 14 September 2012 05:58 AM

    Is Mervyn a true friend of the govt? If so why he does things to tarnish the image of the govt? Mr President you are being fooled by this man.

    ash Friday, 14 September 2012 01:10 AM

    LOOOOL, we are the fools for believing these guys

    balcany man Friday, 14 September 2012 12:06 PM

    Keheliya shows how intelligent our ministers are hail to you man have a drink cheers

    nsathees Friday, 14 September 2012 01:23 AM

    Hey Criminals,
    now you know where to hide! God Bless Sri Lanka.

    Sorry dot com Friday, 14 September 2012 06:23 AM

    Keheliya sounds so much like Mahadanamutta.

    Tania Friday, 14 September 2012 11:43 AM

    Idiot Keheliya. It is a much greater disrespect for the sacred to be visited by criminals like Mervyn and Malaka.

    Manik Friday, 14 September 2012 01:13 AM

    Is that bugger still at the temple?

    Gundappa Friday, 14 September 2012 06:01 AM

    Rambukwella is a greaat apologist for the government. If this moron son of minister mervyn decides to take a 6 months break from mayhem and stay put in in the temple, the great apologist would say that since the moron son is in the process of becoming a bikkhu, he will not be prosecuted

    j Friday, 14 September 2012 11:45 AM

    Dont you remeber Troops had been sent to GOLDEN Temple by late Ms. Ghandi and Kill Leader of ....... Separaties Groop.

    Spartacus Friday, 14 September 2012 01:17 AM

    This is response from the minister is because is son in no better.

    Chamath Friday, 14 September 2012 06:16 AM

    Minister Keheliya is absolutely correct.

    Bandula Friday, 14 September 2012 01:08 AM

    Let him be at the temple so he will not be arretsed for ever.

    mithraya Friday, 14 September 2012 06:30 AM

    Will the same apply to an innocent Citizen!! Keheliya should say this to "Kondey Bandapu Cheenunta"

    MagodisThuma Friday, 14 September 2012 01:32 AM

    Ok... After killing a man...the best place to hide is Kelaniya Temple!

    thug rules Friday, 14 September 2012 12:11 PM

    crook is saving another crook.

    MagodisThuma Friday, 14 September 2012 01:34 AM

    Malaka is now meditating at Kelaniya no way to arrest him !.

    j Friday, 14 September 2012 12:00 PM

    He has shown his high discipline and not wasted bullet for useless idiot.

    j Friday, 14 September 2012 12:13 PM

    But Most of people was shown it by voting

    Jhon Friday, 14 September 2012 06:30 PM

    What a joke! ha ha ha blady shame Kehaliya .....

    hawkins Friday, 14 September 2012 01:16 AM

    Mr.minister you are worst than Gobbles.

    Hussain Friday, 14 September 2012 06:15 AM

    Since when is it not appropriate anywhere in the world not apprehend a criminal in a place or worship? Is he making his own rules?.

    Dreamer Friday, 14 September 2012 01:16 AM

    upan da sita karapu pavu netha varak vendoth kelaniye ... so now he has washed off his sins .so leave Nalaka alone !

    Kautilya Friday, 14 September 2012 01:17 AM

    Is this applies to any criminal? Very recently a criminal was arrested while hiding in a Temple. Mr. Haddock ,how do you look at that situation.

    O.L.Morondan Friday, 14 September 2012 01:17 AM

    This man is talking through his underwear

    Rubert Vanderkoon Friday, 14 September 2012 06:39 AM

    What this minister's tatement confirms is that as public sservents, they will continue to insult the intelligent general public unless we now change our gameplan and elect educated people as our representatives,

    Rania Friday, 14 September 2012 01:42 AM

    Can I laugh???!!! So now the criminals know where to stay if they don't want the police to catch them! : )

    SudhuPancha Friday, 14 September 2012 11:52 AM

    Keheliya is another joker in the long list of SriLankan political jokers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He thinks all are fools like him!!!!!!!!! Aney mage katta

    Ruhunu Kolla Friday, 14 September 2012 01:44 AM

    Hirunika, look around the place for that most wanted notorious criminal Duminda!

    Laminate Friday, 14 September 2012 01:25 AM

    Good News for Criminals, after committing the offense, can go to sacred places and avoid arrest...

    Memory loss Friday, 14 September 2012 12:21 PM

    Well let us imagine that this thug is eventually arrested. What if he says that he cannot remember anything !!.

    Sunil Thenabadu Friday, 14 September 2012 01:27 AM

    The Police Media Spokesman SSP AJITH ROHANA is mum on this matter..He is a biased Police officer bent to the Govvt..He is going Kade to the Govt.

    kirala Friday, 14 September 2012 06:19 AM

    That's because he has already smoked the grass!

    Supun Perera Friday, 14 September 2012 11:58 AM

    What other proof is required to prove that former democratic Sri Lanka is now a corupt, lawless Banana Republic, protecting the criminals, murderers, rapists and drug dealers while harassing the innocent???

    Zeus Friday, 14 September 2012 01:55 AM

    When did the police have etiquetts! A criminal should be arrested where ever he is. I wonder if the same rule applies to the other criminals. Dont take the population for fools! you may be one but not the majority.

    Goni Eluwa Friday, 14 September 2012 06:44 AM

    Keheliya kelinawa. ha ha.

    Gayan Friday, 14 September 2012 06:45 AM

    Now the people will understand him well. because he was the man who said Terrorist were killed when in reality very young school children were killed by air bombing during the war time.

    KALA Friday, 14 September 2012 01:40 AM

    We know you are an idiot, but dont consider others as idiots.

    tusitha Friday, 14 September 2012 01:53 AM

    rabutanwalla dont talk

    Slcitizen Friday, 14 September 2012 06:25 AM

    So he means to say that criminals can avoide arrest by being at temple or sacred area

    Jo Friday, 14 September 2012 12:02 PM

    Then why the Government arrested the christian cleargies for helping LTTE?

    dham Friday, 14 September 2012 01:42 AM

    Reason is this son belongs to the most important asset to the government who wash dirty cloths at any time.. ha ha why not give real reason.

    kirala Friday, 14 September 2012 06:37 AM

    So, when an arrest warrant has been issued on a criminal, there are two ways to avoid being arrested.

    1) Claim he cannot remember what happened.
    2) Go to a temple.

    SL.. Friday, 14 September 2012 06:51 AM

    shame on you Mr Keheliya.....bloddy joker...

    Bagalawathiie Friday, 14 September 2012 12:07 PM

    Why our people still elect this type of corrupt politicians is beyond me.

    Pakoris Friday, 14 September 2012 02:13 AM

    Bulshit and half.
    Kiyapan ova konde bandapu chenunta

    trulyy Friday, 14 September 2012 06:46 AM

    I have a doubt now is malaka son of kehaliya ???

    Cindy Friday, 14 September 2012 07:00 AM

    So he never came out of the temple? Is he going to be there permanently?

    katie Friday, 14 September 2012 06:49 AM

    Dear Mr Rambukwella - dont try to cover up. If it had been an ordinery citizen, but now he would have been caught, tortured or maybe even dead so why the discrimination. The rule should be the same for all be it a minister's son or the ordinary citizens. Wake up Mr Rambukwella and speak the truth.

    GOOBAYAI Friday, 14 September 2012 02:15 AM

    what a lame statement ! now all criminals can find refuge in so called sacred places and evade arrests wow !, couldnt the CID arrest him out side the sacred place or is that not possible too ? why not tie him to a tree first as per the keleniya state punishment policy ? ....anyway your statement endorses your ignorance as usual

    Eladena Friday, 14 September 2012 01:52 AM

    This statement is like a another cow says 'umbaaa' :)

    mohamed asfar Friday, 14 September 2012 02:08 AM

    joke by a motherland has become a laughing stock of the world. i thought my children have a bright future but now i have doubts. this country will never get just rulers.....period.

    banda Friday, 14 September 2012 07:09 AM

    former minister maheswaran was killed at the temple and murder arrested inside the temple is it proper?

    Ane Kale Friday, 14 September 2012 12:22 PM

    Surely to do with not having a strong opposition. This government has given enough and more reasons for the public to vote against them. Thank you Ranil for this mess.

    shehan jayawardene Friday, 14 September 2012 02:25 AM

    Now criminals and drug dealers instead of seeking refuge in Singapore hospitals after murdering someone would simply seek refuge in a sacred precinct like Ruwanwelisaya...aiyoo salli... :):)

    Nirmal Friday, 14 September 2012 06:49 AM

    Sinhalen okta kiyanne NARI NATAKA Kiyalada?

    sam Friday, 14 September 2012 02:16 AM

    what an idiot...

    Lobo Friday, 14 September 2012 02:16 AM

    Keheliya, don't judge everyone by your standards. Just because you believe this bullshit don't think every one else will. Would anyone else have been treated the same?

    NISH Friday, 14 September 2012 07:18 AM

    I only hope the ARMY will do the needfull in style, I guess this is his waterloo. ARMY SF, this is kid stuff for you'll. do it please and make us feel more proud of our ARMY.

    gonageth gona Friday, 14 September 2012 12:44 PM

    Gon katha kiyanna epa miniho. Rate minissu oya booru kata pilganee kiyaladahitanne . Meeta passe me rate neethiya kadana evun gihin dalada maligawa idiripita lagee. Etakota polisiya allanne naha.

    Nan Friday, 14 September 2012 02:10 AM

    wow this is excellent news...i will do all the crimes i want, and just hangout at the temple..

    Ravi Maduranga Friday, 14 September 2012 06:55 AM

    Is malake living in the tample? Did he come out from the tample? Government feels Sri Lankan are foolish. Because, every election they won.! Village people are really fools!

    Dee Friday, 14 September 2012 07:10 AM

    We live in a country where the very people who bombed the sacred relics in kandy was given VIP treatment and allowed to visit same. (after cordoning off normal civilians) Even religion is being taken as a joke in this country now. pahetic.!

    Ravi Friday, 14 September 2012 12:36 PM

    Kehilya is mervin's friend, so what do you expect from friend.

    justica Friday, 14 September 2012 10:09 PM

    I remember the time when the chief priest of the Kelaniya Temple was taken into custody for a wrong doing . Miinister work out your research before you shoot your mouth . What a shallow media Minister !

    gamini seekkubadu Friday, 14 September 2012 07:11 AM


    Kaslana Friday, 14 September 2012 06:59 AM

    Leave his arrest to the Army! The Army will pull his teeth out and his other relics out and here will be more devotees inlcuding myself paying homage to the Army and celebrating!

    kehel-mala Friday, 14 September 2012 12:38 PM

    you don't understand.
    Malaka came out.
    Then "poof"!! he disserpeared in to thin air.
    You can't blame the police for that?
    Could you?

    RuwanL Friday, 14 September 2012 02:25 AM

    what a lame excuse! In the first place Malaka should never have come to the temple after assaulting another person. He should have been arrested when he left the temple. I wonder whether he came in his own helicopter that the police were unable to arrest him. Mr Minister you may be a Chinese man with a konde but don't ever think that we are Konde bandapu cheenu!

    Appuhamy Friday, 14 September 2012 07:11 AM


    Very interesting – and very true!

    nizam Friday, 14 September 2012 10:21 PM

    baduth hamuduruwange naduth hamuduruwange..

    Deva Friday, 14 September 2012 12:53 PM

    Please don't vote this idiot again.

    Wimale Friday, 14 September 2012 07:02 AM

    Mr.Keheliya your foolish replies cannot be accepted and do not think that the public are fools as you think. You are always a kade yana koluwa to MR and MS we know this from the right beginning. So keep up your good work. All the best.

    Nimal Vass Friday, 14 September 2012 12:31 PM

    "The Venerable Uvatenna Suman Thera of the Bodhirajarama Viharaya, in central Colombo, was arrested in January when hand grenades and firearms were allegedly found in his
    temple during the presidential election." - Chinese People's Daily Newspaper, December 13, 2010

    What is the difference?

    CitizenPerera Friday, 14 September 2012 02:39 AM

    What an unethical excuse.... If a person committed a criminal act he or she should be taken into custody irrespective of his position or the place he is being seen( this is the civilized law)

    Ziyard. Friday, 14 September 2012 02:15 AM

    Jokers parliaments law is now gone to low level. cabinet spokesman talking to media.

    raj Saturday, 15 September 2012 10:09 AM

    Funny, I don't think he was refreering to any caste, but Keheliya, washing "dirty clothes". Its you who is thinking about caste.

    perera Friday, 14 September 2012 07:20 AM



    Chris Perera Friday, 14 September 2012 07:31 AM

    son is also behaving like the father........... very sad state to our country...............we as citizens of this country has no rights................ we are third class citizens..............

    ballo Friday, 14 September 2012 02:33 AM

    what a fricking JOKE

    Wijenayake Friday, 14 September 2012 07:26 AM

    Police has shown the country that it is with no cloths on.Keheliya too, joins the nude club.

    Just Another Citizen Friday, 14 September 2012 07:40 AM

    Aney yako

    hinniya Friday, 14 September 2012 07:42 AM

    Keheliya, please don't think that just because you are a idiot the others are in the same catogory as is 2012..

    Appuhami Friday, 14 September 2012 07:35 AM

    Ane pau...Keheliya Marvinge family ekatath kade..yanawa...

    Puran Friday, 14 September 2012 11:36 PM

    The problem here that all these people in power are indebted to Mervyn Silva the bully, the protector thaey dare not say anything negative.

    The King is always right. let us see what comes of this pr Army Major, or was it just a "man" as the Dr says.

    ZScore Friday, 14 September 2012 07:47 AM

    Despite all the obvious lies and corruption, people will continue to vote for this government. Why wasn't his vehicle followed and the arrest made after he left the temple? Maybe they turned the Silva residence into a sacred place? We may all laugh calling this bullshit, but the sad part is that 60% of the local population will believe this and hail the police.

    piyal Friday, 14 September 2012 07:43 AM

    noise pollution - last thing at least people expect from these guys - people will be better off by keeping your trap shut insulting to the great tri forces of sri lanka and our hero commandos -

    raj Saturday, 15 September 2012 10:50 AM

    If Rajapakse brother's governance is good, we won't facing this menace of the Silva's (father and son). And why is the President not punishing them? Then who fault is this?

    minnaabdul Friday, 14 September 2012 07:43 AM

    After the fall from the 3rd flooor in Aussie K has lost his post and Mervin must have saved him ,shame on k to comment he is looking for survival

    Vipula Wijayaratne Friday, 14 September 2012 07:33 AM

    Get a life

    Kerawalapiiye Cheena Friday, 14 September 2012 07:45 AM

    Unfortunately, there are so many "Kondey Bandapu Cheenuns" when the voting time comes! no matter what these type ministers say, the cheenas will always vote for same 'dhobi'

    prasath_madhu Friday, 14 September 2012 03:21 AM

    Shame on us to have people like you all as Cabinet Ministers

    Vipula Wijayaratne Friday, 14 September 2012 07:38 AM

    We don’t have a strong opposition? People don’t have ethics?

    Karu Saturday, 15 September 2012 12:29 AM

    People like Mervin and Kehilya are hard to find. They are are top leaders of our country. We have many majors and generals, but a few like Mervin who has the courage to stand up against the West.

    Sagara Friday, 14 September 2012 03:23 AM

    People still vote for this Gov? Why? I do not undestand! Where are those who comment like the above when elections are held?

    cindymontrose Friday, 14 September 2012 07:53 AM

    Keheliya, now you are talking kehelmal

    Malith Friday, 14 September 2012 01:30 PM

    What a Joke.. This is how Ministers talk in Sri Lanka. What a fool. So all the criminals in the Country should go to Kalaniya temple or Sri Dalada Maligawa and they will not be arrested? Prabakarayan should have stayed in Jaffna Kovil and he was not going to be arrested? Even the police is laughing. He is guarded by Police and Police is looking for him.. Ok, now what's the problem? GO ARREST HIM...

    Aroshi Friday, 14 September 2012 07:43 AM

    Hey, Keheliya come out of your sleep and wake up as all Sri Lankans are not fools except for few like u. Definitely the President is behind this statement tooo..... so what more to question. All are scared of this father so it's applicable even to the Rajapakshe family. Don't worry until this President and the Bros. are there he will never be arrested, .

    Rate Rala Saturday, 15 September 2012 12:43 AM

    Yes.Because few months ago,he fell down from upstairs while he was doing exececise.Some parts of his brain has got damaged. Wish him to recover than earlier. Friday, 14 September 2012 01:33 PM

    so if all the criminals go and stay close to the temple, they will not be arrested?

    Cynic Friday, 14 September 2012 03:19 AM

    The laundry man hard at work.

    Sri lankaan Friday, 14 September 2012 03:21 AM

    Ministers are joking because we Bunche of jokers voted them & backing them.... that's the truth..

    Ravi Fernando Friday, 14 September 2012 03:34 AM

    Sri Lanka has two types of courts one is Fonseka Courts and the other one is Mervin Silva's courts.

    vik Friday, 14 September 2012 03:35 AM

    Don't worry. The major will soon come out and say that he initiated the fight and beet up Malaka and threatened him with the official pistol, when poor Malaka was minding his own business.

    Kiwi Saturday, 15 September 2012 01:38 AM

    Keheliya is just doing his job to please his masters!

    mr. gamarala Thursday, 13 September 2012 05:37 PM

    so a criminal like him being allowed in front of sacred relics is proper then?

    Roger Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:02 PM

    How about murdering or kidnapping in sacred places Kehaliya?

    Dollar Boy Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:08 PM


    Francis Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:11 PM

    You are big liar and a twister, you should be given an honorary degree in this field

    Tharaka Chanaka Thursday, 13 September 2012 05:50 PM


    Curious Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:02 PM

    What a excuse !

    perumal Friday, 14 September 2012 03:34 AM

    Keep your shirt on! He is not Keheliya; as always he is Keliya (Pissu)

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 14 September 2012 08:39 AM

    Ha Ha, their partnership runs to many many years ago. Both are criminals in their own way, that is why "u scratch my back and I will yours".

    peter Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:14 PM

    Mr. Minister don't think that people believe your reason

    chris Saturday, 15 September 2012 02:03 AM

    After the fall in Melbourne....

    Appuhamy Friday, 14 September 2012 08:43 AM

    So, did he stay at the temple? Didn't he lea ve the temple premises at any time? What bloody bull shit!

    Patriot Friday, 14 September 2012 01:42 PM

    From all the comments one can see that people are totally disgusted abot this Malaka fellow's matter - and are now gradually losing faith in the government - including the President who has so far been held in high esteem by the people. The President and Mr Gotabhaya must immediately intervene and order that this Malaka fellow is arrested without any further delay and without any interference from his father, and get him locked up for good once and for all. I have been an ardent supporter of Mahinda Rajapakse - even before he became President - but I am gradually losing my faith in him and his government. This Malaka fellow's incident could be a turning point for the President and his government for his lack of action against this thug. I ernestly request the President and his brother Mr Gotabhaya to immediately order the arrest of this Malaka fellow and his other thugs and imprison them without bail.

    ravi Friday, 14 September 2012 03:38 AM

    if is an temple church or mosque its' an different story or they will bomb from mik or kafir.

    Sajith Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:21 PM

    Ehemada kiyanna kiwwe?

    dev Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:34 PM

    that's what the Karuna Brother was on a safe side u know

    GON WASSI-STUPIDCOW Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:11 PM

    The load of them------- BLOODY LIARS.
    They should all be behind bars....I hope the GODS ARE WATCHING!!!

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 14 September 2012 08:50 AM

    No village fellows are monkeys. Today they have invaded parliament and made a joke of the whole country internationally.

    NADA RAJAH Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:32 PM


    Dhammika Friday, 14 September 2012 01:50 PM

    Maybe the RELICS are now kept with Malaka , so he will be never arrested .

    Hishan Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:45 PM

    What a joke Sri Lanka has become due to our so called leaders. Corruption, rape and murder rule. Our ancestors must be rolling in their graves.

    Peoples Voice Friday, 14 September 2012 08:56 AM

    Our Police is very much obedient for bhuddist.. any culpprits can stand next to the relics to evade arrest... have a big ground .. all politicians and their tails has to sorround the relics to evade arrests.. What a Joke..!! Sri Lankan Ministeres are the best Comedians...!!! UTTER BULLSHIT!!

    Kajen Friday, 14 September 2012 02:10 PM

    Latest survey says allmost 1700 people committed suicide so far this year.
    I hope that`s the best thing to do than keep our live in Sri lanka.
    Because...there is no rule of low, no justice for human being.

    Lakwesiya Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:45 PM

    Ane apoi me desapaluwo lankawata karana hadiyak......

    God bless mother land

    RegularJoe Friday, 14 September 2012 09:24 AM

    If i assualted or for that matter shouted at an army officer, even if i was in the presence of the lord buddha himself. i would have been arrested, kicked and dragged away.

    Amal Perera Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:31 PM

    The journalist should have asked why Sudarman has not been apprehended then even after 10 months since the warrant was issued! Too much lies can break his other leg too!

    sun shine Friday, 14 September 2012 09:22 AM

    The Major failed in carrying out his duty. He would have shot down at least one IRC for which the entire country will tribute. And this will lead to shut mouths of donkeys in the ruling politics.

    Puswedilla Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:41 PM

    Some people in this country like Duminda, Malaka, Mervyn, are above the law and will never be arrested and punished so who cares because public of this country also do not care.

    sri lal Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:29 PM

    when are you going to catch him?

    Lokka Friday, 14 September 2012 09:16 AM

    Duh! Damn.... How come I didnt understand until the minister told me so?

    Roshan Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:33 PM

    this guys is a pain for the society.. please get rid of this MENTALLY disable people from the Country ... go to KAMA or Amuseum you can find him Partying !!

    Ranjith Friday, 14 September 2012 09:29 AM

    Because The grass eaters in this country vote for these idiots

    Nihal Friday, 14 September 2012 09:33 AM

    How many monks arrested inside the temples?

    udaya Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:50 PM

    So, according to the minister, anyone can murder, kidnap, steal and rape easily and going & stand in front of Sacred Relics and no one can touch the crook. What logic our minister has??

    rohandil Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:28 PM

    You should be stoned for lieing to the public

    fazal Friday, 14 September 2012 09:36 AM


    sali Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:28 PM

    I can't believe how politicians try to fool us! Unfortunately, there are people who believe them and vote for them!

    RHONDA TAYLOR Friday, 14 September 2012 09:26 AM

    What a mockery with the exposition of the sacred relics.
    Boy!!! these ministers are talking in tongues after worshiping these relics

    Mohan Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:55 PM

    Really !!!!!
    you guys are not joking right???

    is this why UNP MP Maheswaren was shot inside the temple!!!

    Brayan Friday, 14 September 2012 09:50 AM

    This Minister is a real idiot.Foolish person.Ministers like this people should send it to supper markets to do cleaning jobs.If I would have been in the svs at tis moment ...........

    wickramabahu Friday, 14 September 2012 02:59 PM

    Majority of the Sri Lankan people are stupid. This is why the democracy in SL is a total failure. Stupids are deciding for the whole country. Sad.

    s.m.Hafeel Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:03 PM

    Making everyone fool he is a fool by himself

    rav Friday, 14 September 2012 09:28 AM

    There are people in SL think that what ever the government does is right
    Can see this who marked these comments as POOR COMMENT
    God bless SL
    What a fool is Keheliya

    Wickreme Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:03 PM

    Next time, he will kill someone and hide in the temple, will remain free for life time

    Nimal W Friday, 14 September 2012 09:53 AM

    Keheliya... you have insulted the intelligence of the general public of this country. If you had any guts (after-all you KNOW the truth) you would have resigned from your post and the party. If you don't, we all know that you are also "in on it" just like Mervin and his son.

    leon Friday, 14 September 2012 02:50 PM

    This fellow is talking from his back side. A real Donkey. Go back to Australia

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 14 September 2012 09:33 AM

    Loking at all these comments, any other person would have left his post but then this Minister is a dedicated "dhobi" who is hell bent on washing all the dirty clothes of his "bosses".

    semage Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:05 PM

    they can say any rubish long as country got enough idiots to vote them

    SL.. Friday, 14 September 2012 09:50 AM

    Once again we tell the army Please do the needful to get rid of this unwanted burden for our country. we as citizens will support you on any move. PLEASE! we had enough of this idiot. its a shame if the army also shuts up and waits scared of such people. please keep you respect and do the needful for the people of this country.

    SHM Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:55 PM

    Please don't make places of worship as sanctuary for criminals. Enforce the law in the length and breadth of the country with no exception or exemption.

    Vicks Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:13 PM

    His car is a sacred place, his home is a sacred place.....!

    theo Friday, 14 September 2012 09:42 AM

    over 50,000 people with warrants arrested in past months, as per news. they arrested the person who robbed VVIPs watch/clock and money, they arrested so many other. but the person who involved in the zoo incident, museum incident, and people like sudarman, duminda and malaka are still out.

    darsh Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:14 PM

    Joke of the century....

    Punchi Putha Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:18 PM

    Is he still in a sacred place? LOL!

    Danushka Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:30 PM

    This reason is like the same reason you gave to falling off the balcony lol

    Peiris Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:33 PM


    silent whisper Friday, 14 September 2012 09:54 AM

    Its no point make comments on what Keheliya has said.
    Enough is enough.. Now Mr, President should decide what to do ? Are you going to tolerate these nonsense any further ? All your indecipline ministers and there sons need to learn good lesson at least this time..

    piss Friday, 14 September 2012 10:15 AM

    You want your son to be royalist or Merwiked

    Katmai Friday, 14 September 2012 10:34 AM

    ... and we believe you so much that we'll elect you again at the next election.

    P.S. I have figured out that sarcasm doesn't work in Sri Lanka. People here are that crazy and really mean it (though you think they are being sarcastic). And they think you are serious too.

    Sanjay Friday, 14 September 2012 04:41 AM

    So why didn't they arrest him when he came out?????

    cyrando Saturday, 15 September 2012 04:54 AM

    Hey Saliya, Don't raise issues of Caste, even if true. We should get out of that.

    loku bijja Friday, 14 September 2012 10:26 AM

    So, had Prabakaran been inside a kovil/temple/church/mosque...would he have been safe?

    Anjula Friday, 14 September 2012 05:09 AM

    I dont know whether to like or dislike your comment coz the first part is true, and the second part is not. The president can do anything; for example he can put these goons away.

    Nadi Friday, 14 September 2012 10:17 AM

    How many of our politicians would willingly submit to a lie detector test? We don't believe them, they know we don't believe them, but they could not care less.

    Parakrama Saturday, 15 September 2012 04:46 AM

    Dhaathu wandala oya thaaththtai puthaatai irdhi balaya labunanay. Aye dannay nadda.

    Fithna Friday, 14 September 2012 05:02 AM

    Well Said.

    andere Friday, 14 September 2012 10:52 AM

    Next a crime is committed hide in a temple.. police cannot arrest.

    Gamarala Saturday, 15 September 2012 03:10 PM


    Do you mean it is disrespectful to Budhism if a criminal is arrested within near the tooth relic.

    Do you ean any one can commit crimes within a Budhist holy place and the law should be amended to allow them go free.

    What kind of educational bacground do you have.

    How can we accept you asa minister if you make such headless statement.

    Muser Friday, 14 September 2012 05:19 AM

    Minister is busy and has no time to look in to his rowdy son's behavior. Best is to take him to Munneswaram and sacrifice him.

    Shan Friday, 14 September 2012 05:20 AM

    Is Temple a Hiding ground? Why not putting a Yellow Robe over that criminal and protect him for life time?

    Hobbes Friday, 14 September 2012 05:24 AM

    At least HCA's fairy tales were high in entertainment value.
    Kehel-mal's utterances are high in nonsensical content..!

    Saliya De Silva Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:29 PM

    Once a 'Dhobi' is always a 'Dhobi' and will be a 'Dhobi' forever for his survival. Good luck in your profession, Keheliya.

    hari Friday, 14 September 2012 05:26 AM

    I never new, the police is so good in Sri Lanka. Keep up the good work!!

    Ranjith P Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:59 PM

    This means that you can gain refuge in a temple / Church / kovil even after a murder???????

    Amo Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:48 PM

    Sri Lanka had come scapegoat for the people and the rest of the countries.

    konda china Saturday, 15 September 2012 05:36 AM

    Poor guy, Keheliya's body and mind is now out of work after his recent operation. He cannot concoct stories as he did in the past to cover up government's sins

    tarinda Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:49 PM

    You have fallen from a balcony. Now its confirmed.

    jay gunasekara Friday, 14 September 2012 04:50 PM

    Keheliya is no fool ,he lacks morals,scruples,and ethics.As a minister he makes 300,000/ Rupees, freehousing,free vehicle with gas.Of course there is PAGA and other illegal income . Oh I forgot the employment of the family just to trot out stupid lies, not bad for a idiot polevaulter to be making a million Rupees a month.The president got the relics to accumilate merit for all the thuggery and stealing that is going on as never before. Even the colonial rulers did not steal the way the Rajapakses do.The vote base for these hoodlums is the rural villages who live in a time warp and do not know how to use their vote , and the people do not ever refer to WE THE PEOPLE and the politicians are there to represent the people

    Cobbler Thursday, 13 September 2012 11:04 PM

    Layndering unlimited !!!!

    GSK Friday, 14 September 2012 11:10 AM

    Sl Army must kill this guy like they did for LTTE, He is a enemy of Army, as public we don't feel sorry for this Thug's son, shame on whole county !!! KILL HIM NOW !!

    Palitha Ranatunge Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:56 PM

    Delay arrest of this like father like son character,giving him ample time to flee the country with the help of his foul mouth father and some his close associate like Keheliya, and start looking to arrest him, and sweep the incident under the carpet.Punish these goons once and for all to prevent the good image of this popular government being tarnished.After all it is Rajapakse brothers good governance responsible for UPFA's popularity not the so called ministers.

    Ranjitdea Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:58 PM

    Usually the police when they cannot find the accused arrest the mother or the father. Why not arrest the father?

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