While rejecting Western Provincial Councillor Malsha Kumarathunga’s Ice Bucket Challenge, Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva said it was better to raise money for charity through projects that protect our culture and was not detrimental to our economy.
“I must thank Malsha for inviting me to take part in the “Ice Bucket Challenge”, but in a situation where people in several areas were badly affected by the drought, it is better to help them. I helped them with bottles of water and I invite everybodyelse to do it as well,” the minister said.
He said even in case the drought situation improved, people must think of the wastage of electricity in making ice before taking up challenges or this nature.
“It is better to raise money for charity with a good motive and in a manner that isnot detrimental to our economy and our culture,” the minister said.
Western Provincial Councillor Malsha Kumarathunga had recently nominated President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister Mervyn Silva and Provincial Councillor Hirunika Premachandra to take up the “Ice bucket challenge”.
Hirunika took up the challenge and uploaded a video to her Facebook page as requested by Malsha.
No one should waste the resources of the people for sensusl pleasure and draw attention. Law makers should not stoop low to promote charity. There are so many other ways to do that. Dr Silva you have become wiser now. Keep it up. via DM Android App
Charith Monday, 01 September 2014 09:50 AM
Wow.. Awesome reply by him.. Cheers..
Natalie Sunday, 31 August 2014 09:55 AM
It was queen Natalia
noun Saturday, 30 August 2014 07:54 AM
It was not queen Elizabeth it was the last french queen who said that and she didn't last very long to anyway when people became angry and separated her head
kuma Saturday, 30 August 2014 07:47 AM
Bucket Mervyn- ට ජල බීතිකව!
ss Saturday, 30 August 2014 06:04 AM
even hirunika should have acted more wisely rather than acting like an immature girl!
wasantha Saturday, 30 August 2014 05:42 AM
Dr Mervin has passed already the water bucket test in SLR.
s Jayawardene Saturday, 30 August 2014 04:42 AM
It is too cold at this age.
Bala Saturday, 30 August 2014 02:54 AM
Ahh. That was a paint bucket.
Perumal Saturday, 30 August 2014 02:34 AM
[quote name="cric"]In fact hon. mervin did the "water bucket challenge" at Rupavahini few years ago![/quote] He would have accepted a bucket challenge if it was something other than "ice"
Public Saturday, 30 August 2014 01:48 AM
Merwyn is always a cool man! Even if Boiled water is poured on him it will turned to Iced Water.
dass Friday, 29 August 2014 09:12 PM
his culture is not water bucket goo bucket.
mount Friday, 29 August 2014 05:47 PM
Political hobby. At once queen Elisabeth told people if unable to eat bread eat cake. One side no water other side ice water bath..MAGE DHEVIYANE
Nihal B D Friday, 29 August 2014 02:01 PM
Allergic to water, perhaps
WebSavy Friday, 29 August 2014 01:43 PM
People started to use this “ice bucket” for cheap publicity. I am against to this “ice bucket” saga. We don’t want any donation from Dr. Merwin. Instead we wanted a big favor from this man. Can he stop bringing drugs, patronizing drug dealers and stop his son from bringing ecstasy and spoiling fellow human? What is the point of talking like a saint and acting as a criminal?
Cobra Friday, 29 August 2014 01:41 PM
[quote name="dayan perera"]For the first time ever mr silva makes a sensible comment and for that I solute him. Well said these stupid people ware our time and money while people are suffering.[/quote] I agree with you Dayan but at the same time I wonder if he was jealous for not having thought about it himself- water for thought!!!
srilankan Friday, 29 August 2014 06:53 PM
He had a paint bucket challenge. via DM Android App
Nimal Friday, 29 August 2014 12:35 PM
MALLAWATANTRI Friday, 29 August 2014 12:34 PM
HE HAS KICKED THE BUCKET ?
rappo Friday, 29 August 2014 12:34 PM
hats off to him
cric Friday, 29 August 2014 12:29 PM
In fact hon. mervin did the "water bucket challenge" at Rupavahini few years ago!
double Friday, 29 August 2014 05:53 PM
This not miracle. If bath even for thirty minutes great. Why fooling like this
dayan perera Friday, 29 August 2014 05:48 PM
For the first time ever mr silva makes a sensible comment and for that I solute him. Well said these stupid people ware our time and money while people are suffering.
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