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Minister Mervyn Silva told the media outside the Fort Magistrate’s Court today that although he felt sorry for his son, he respected the court order to remand him. The minister said he could bear it up as a Buddhist.

He said the Court order showed that the rule of law existed in Sri Lanka under the Rajapaksa regime.

Cases such as this would not have been brought to the attention of the police or the Court under the previous governments. The media gave publicity to this incident as I am a minister and this helped even unpopular newspapers to sell extra copies, he added.

The minister said no one could challenge him or remove him from Kelaniya or from politics.

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  Comments - 62

  • bandara Monday, 17 September 2012 05:06 PM

    the son and the army officer and the judge were all Buddhist, what has that got to do with the case, don't drag the religion unnecessarily in to this.
    If you are Buddhist please keep away from Kali Kovil, that's for Hindus

    Upul Monday, 17 September 2012 10:58 AM

    days will come i am sure

    Nodrog Monday, 17 September 2012 10:34 AM

    They're used to the jungle law so this kind of justice is alien to them.

    minnaabdul Monday, 17 September 2012 11:00 AM

    he said that his son didnot assult the army officer why is he remnded POOR FATHER TRIED ALL EFFORT TO INFLUANCE BUT AM SURE D S must have refused with due brespect to the Army

    Freedom Monday, 17 September 2012 11:13 AM

    Happy father.....Jail is also like their own house hehehehhe

    pissu pussa Monday, 17 September 2012 11:18 AM

    pissu double.miracle of south asia

    DireStraits Monday, 17 September 2012 11:20 AM

    He is spoilt for choice is he ?

    pachaya Monday, 17 September 2012 11:21 AM

    This is no big deal.All arrangements would have been done for them to be treated very well just like at home in the remand. We know how things happens in Sri Lanka. Those who are powerful are also powerful in the prison. These boys could even sleep at home every night while day time they spent in the remand prison. These are all possible in SILLY LANKA !!!!!!

    The Devil Monday, 17 September 2012 11:33 AM

    Quote: The minister said no one could challenge him or remove him from Kelaniya or from politics.

    Mark my words! We will oust you!!!

    rRger Canagasabey Monday, 17 September 2012 11:39 AM

    Is Malaka gertting the Sambol treatment or FIVE STAR treatment? Roger Canagasbey Toronto.

    Renu Monday, 17 September 2012 12:25 PM

    He might get other treatment as well

    shehan jayawardene Monday, 17 September 2012 12:53 PM soon as the T20 matches start people will forget. After a few weeks Malaka and Rehan will be released on bail, and while the tournament is on the price of essential items will increase in price but the people will be too busy watching the cricket to realize. Aiyooo Sri Lanka.

    foolish mongel Monday, 17 September 2012 01:00 PM

    I'm a Dr, My car and my petrol and finally im a foolish mongel

    Babi Achci Monday, 17 September 2012 12:49 PM

    Really, I feel sorry for both of you.

    GSK Monday, 17 September 2012 03:14 PM

    He using this event to gain political mileage

    Balu Silva Monday, 17 September 2012 04:24 PM

    Rotten Scum

    Janaki Kalansuriya Monday, 17 September 2012 10:39 AM

    Anyone want to take a bet? The Army Officer will be pressurized to make a statement that he slipped and fell or some such rubbish, like the Kelaniya Health Official who saud that he wanted himself tied as punishment for his own faults.

    Doctor who!! Monday, 17 September 2012 05:16 PM

    We feel sorry for both of you Dr. and we feel sorry for ourselves for elected you for being a malfunction minister.

    Sk Monday, 17 September 2012 05:01 PM

    Hes soo sure of hes sons release that he doesnt even remember the names of the lawyers....

    Lokka Monday, 17 September 2012 05:25 PM

    Huh? What has Mervin to do anything with his sons problems with law? REALLY? Does the courts "Ask for the consent" of the non-politician father of a robber? Besides, if the rule of law exists at least at its marginal notions, Mervin would not be making these "Mandabuddhika" ststements today. YEAH! try to score a politocal point to your master through the ridiculous "late arrests" of his son. Do you REALLY think that ALL the Sri Lankans are stupid and blind to the reality as the VOTING MAJORITY?

    gamarala Monday, 17 September 2012 10:48 PM


    Nandalala Fernando Monday, 17 September 2012 11:24 PM

    Put Mervyen into JAIL main, he is culprite of all foul play.Uneducate and Unculture of Mervyn should bring before court of law.

    Gon Aliya Monday, 17 September 2012 11:27 PM

    MR will learn a lesson soon - this fool will end Rajapakse regime very soon - MR is becoming very unpopular because of this fool.
    Gota - do something to chain this mad dog.

    Political Illiterate Monday, 17 September 2012 11:21 PM

    we all feel very sorry too.

    Appuhamy Monday, 17 September 2012 11:36 PM

    Mervyn must feel sorry for Malaka that he was born as the son of an ignorant and idiotic thug whois following in his father's footsteps.

    Aks Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:13 AM

    Ayyo Mervin... why sorry??? Like Father like son!!!!

    jhian Tuesday, 18 September 2012 03:05 AM

    Our Minister's Sons are well behaved children. He is also the secretery to the Minister. Ayiyo ape Salli.

    Tilak Tuesday, 18 September 2012 07:39 AM

    As a farther he is regretting! but this is not the first time that Malaka behaved like this and went behind bars. Parents are to be blamed for this.

    RegularJoe Tuesday, 18 September 2012 08:35 AM

    yes and i feel sorry for the idiots who voted for you. and for us for being born in the same country as you.

    Sweat Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:28 AM

    Nothing to say, but simply those who live by the sword die by the sword, and for some the tongue is considered sharper than a sword.

    ANDARE Wednesday, 19 September 2012 12:59 AM

    kimbulu kandulu halapan mage deiyo.

    Kalani Putha Monday, 17 September 2012 08:54 AM

    People in Kelaniya well known about this Mad man. Who cares

    perumal Monday, 17 September 2012 08:23 AM

    "he respected the court order"? Why, was there any alternative?

    Muthu Monday, 17 September 2012 08:24 AM

    I wonder what this unpopular newspapers this fellow is talking about. Anyhow people like to read about jokers and jokes.

    Kajaan Monday, 17 September 2012 08:14 AM

    "The minister said he could bear it up as a Buddhist" Either he is a Buddhist or not he should obey the court order

    Mohamed Jihaddeen Monday, 17 September 2012 08:27 AM

    Good Father..keep it up

    citizen kane Monday, 17 September 2012 08:10 AM

    HAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA LMFAO - seriously do people still believe in such rubbish. what an idiot. apple doesnt fall far from the tree.

    misunderstood Monday, 17 September 2012 08:35 AM

    yes a very clear case of independence of judiciary!!

    Sando Monday, 17 September 2012 08:15 AM


    DOT UNCLE Monday, 17 September 2012 08:41 AM

    You are the one will make MR family go home , Could not understand the strong relationship MR is having with you to hold you as a cabinet minister.

    Law of the Land Monday, 17 September 2012 08:29 AM

    Why? Failed to Bail !!

    Cancer Monday, 17 September 2012 08:20 AM

    Just the other day you said your son didn't assault anyone. Send cigarettes and lighters now.

    Rohan Monday, 17 September 2012 08:46 AM

    Whats so great about him accepting the order ? We all accept court orders .

    Kombu J Monday, 17 September 2012 08:25 AM

    Record was not this worse under previous govts. Is this worth reporting?

    Nishantha Rajapaksa Monday, 17 September 2012 08:57 AM

    I know right? the media makes such a big deal about it....

    Vernon Monday, 17 September 2012 08:59 AM

    Does it mean that there are others who do not accept the court orders? It must be the normal form with politicians (like the Dunminda Silva case, so what this joker is trying to show is that he is different and honorable. There are enough people (voters) who can oust you from Kelaniya. Are the people of Kelaniya and Gampaha district so dumb not to do it?

    DEEN Monday, 17 September 2012 08:53 AM


    ANTON Monday, 17 September 2012 08:20 AM


    Hipo Monday, 17 September 2012 08:54 AM

    Oh sure Mr. Mervyn. I dont think it's a secret of what happens to ppl who oppose you. Your son has only been remanded. This does not mean that justice has been done. For that we have to wait and see how this saga unfolds. You are just using it as political spin. Shameless!!

    Chithra Monday, 17 September 2012 08:43 AM

    What else can he do?

    Is this just to show the country " the Court order showed that the rule of law existed in Sri Lanka under the Rajapaksa regime"? People know what is happening.

    fm Monday, 17 September 2012 08:52 AM

    mevin kiwwe uge puta emakelene kiyala den monawada wenne

    pj Monday, 17 September 2012 08:55 AM

    You are a Buddhist !!?? Hahahahaahhaaa...

    solo Monday, 17 September 2012 09:14 AM

    I could not bear up he is uttering that he is a buddhist, It is really insult to the followers and If he is a real bddhist he should feel happy that a worm is removed from his family.

    suny Monday, 17 September 2012 09:15 AM

    Time will decide your exit from Kelaniya. This is the bigining of the end.

    Sanjay Monday, 17 September 2012 09:30 AM

    So basically instead of feeling ashamed that his son beat up an officer of the army he says law exists cause of the court order and the MR regime.

    Public Abilik Monday, 17 September 2012 09:21 AM

    My sentiments exactly. And What has being a Buddhist go to do with anything? Wasn't his son also a Buddhist? He Felt Sorry for his son, and not the guy who had to go to the hospital? What are these unpopular newspapers. Too many questions, only Jokers as answers.

    Vicks Monday, 17 September 2012 09:43 AM

    Not in his family, mate :)

    habeeb Monday, 17 September 2012 10:01 AM

    if you dont, you will be behind the bars....

    nipuna Monday, 17 September 2012 10:07 AM

    First puppy..... now dog..... barking loudly

    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 17 September 2012 10:32 AM

    What a moron...........

    Citizen Perera Monday, 17 September 2012 10:23 AM

    Court order is applicable to any citizen of this country irrespective his or her position or status.No exception for Mervin and his family.

    Bandara Monday, 17 September 2012 10:22 AM

    Sour grapes, said fox

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