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Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva told Parliament that he would disguise himself as an ordinary person and visit people to identify their problems and report them to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, within a period of three months.

“I will mingle with ordinary people and identify their problems, right from issues between husbands and wives. I will also look into the problems of Opposition members. However, I will not help those who are corrupt and treacherous,” he said. 

Mr. Silva said that the objective of this exercise was to create a disciplined society.

He recalled that King Akhbar who ruled India centuries ago also disguised himself as an ordinary man to identify people’s problems.

Responding to questions by the Opposition as to how could work as a minister without any institutions placed under his purview, he replied, “It is like questioning Sir Isaac Newton before he discovered gravity.”

He said that all the great world leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi held similar posts in their time.(KB/YP)
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  • Citizen Friday, 03 December 2010 09:17 AM

    At last, it is good news. All this while, he has been mingling with the animals then! Hope he will learn some human language!!

    Ranjan Friday, 03 December 2010 03:19 AM

    Heal yourself from corruption FIRST and then come to heal others. Disband all your thugs,goons and then we will try to beleive you.

    PD Friday, 03 December 2010 03:25 AM

    JJ's protest was for jailing SF who has done so much for our country.

    Harsha Samaraweera Friday, 03 December 2010 03:32 AM

    LOL XD

    Minister Friday, 03 December 2010 03:47 AM

    DM is entertaining us !

    Saradial Friday, 03 December 2010 04:21 AM

    You are the problem to public, how do you going to salve this?

    mnsmart Friday, 03 December 2010 04:30 AM

    Disguise as a human being, so people will not identify you.

    Terry Thursday, 02 December 2010 05:36 PM

    Please can you remind me of the word I seem to have forgotten. Ah, got it "CLOWN"!

    sam Friday, 03 December 2010 04:43 AM

    You guys love living on conspiracy theories isn't it. Poor chap was in Rome not London.

    Humble Citizen Thursday, 02 December 2010 05:39 PM

    He is a ordinary guy. Why disguise?

    rosh Thursday, 02 December 2010 05:40 PM

    Anna hondai. Athe keththak pollak thiyana welawatama waren, api ithuru tika balagannam

    Mel Thursday, 02 December 2010 05:45 PM

    More jokes from Merv. Really... shouldn't this guy be in a mental asylum? You don't have to be an expert to see there is something wrong with him

    osanda Thursday, 02 December 2010 05:46 PM

    What a Joker....he doesn't have to disguise...Problem is cost of living...........

    pissupusa Thursday, 02 December 2010 05:52 PM

    better get the rabies injections out - this dog might bite....

    Dheen Friday, 03 December 2010 04:51 AM

    A man with a creative mind but he uses his thoughts in an improper manner and become a laughing stock.

    pissu balla Thursday, 02 December 2010 05:54 PM

    Waren malli security nethuwa. Kudu karanawa gahaka bendala.

    ajan Thursday, 02 December 2010 05:58 PM

    Joker hahaha

    Sagara Thursday, 02 December 2010 06:08 PM

    Mervyn may be controversial but he is not a traitor like Jayalath Jayawardene.

    HIDEOUT Thursday, 02 December 2010 06:12 PM

    LOL...VERY GOOD SAYING

    josh Thursday, 02 December 2010 06:12 PM

    mahatma ghandhi held a ministerial portfolio ???

    in which history book is it written so???

    bu ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.........

    rosh Thursday, 02 December 2010 06:14 PM

    `will sing "who let the dog(s) out"....

    kulasena Friday, 03 December 2010 05:25 AM

    kule
    as report , his objective is to create disciplined society.
    ah. ah .ah. ah. we are going to learn how to walk staightly from a Dr

    citizen1 Friday, 03 December 2010 06:03 AM

    good one!

    vimal Thursday, 02 December 2010 07:23 PM

    very good, ............... cheers

    this is how people should work. good lesson for others also.

    Miles Thursday, 02 December 2010 07:30 PM

    To Imitate the emperor of yore, who went in disguise to seek the subjects woes, as in ancient history!! H. M. Mervyn in the making!

    Bakamoona Thursday, 02 December 2010 07:30 PM

    Well! He defined the role of a Minister of Public Relations in a modern democracy!
    :)

    Malin Friday, 03 December 2010 11:13 AM

    Better he disguises well or will be tied to a tree.

    cp Friday, 03 December 2010 06:38 AM

    Does he know how to mingle with people and to respect opposes?

    shane Thursday, 02 December 2010 11:06 PM

    very well said!!

    Ampare son Thursday, 02 December 2010 11:14 PM

    keep up good work. more than welcome sir.

    chenamana Thursday, 02 December 2010 11:32 PM

    Aiyoooo

    Does this guy any quality to talk about the Great Mahatma??

    gune Friday, 03 December 2010 07:59 AM

    He has done a good job in kaleniya,No floods and people are happy,We need a man like him with a strong arm tactics to get rid of the unauthorized fillings and constructions well done.

    Pawlpakse Friday, 03 December 2010 01:41 PM

    LOL

    Jim Dougal Friday, 03 December 2010 01:37 AM

    Perhaps he could disguise himself as David Miliband?

    gowravi Friday, 03 December 2010 03:03 PM

    WELL SAID ROSH,

    suba Friday, 03 December 2010 02:21 AM

    "I will not help those who are corrupt and treacherous,” - Ladies and Gentlemen............................ look who is talking.

    mata ariya Friday, 03 December 2010 02:23 AM

    man mervin always brings us a smile, i wonder some day when he is gone,how much we will miss him. man of the match.

    Srimal Friday, 03 December 2010 02:24 AM

    Yess Rosh i think majority is with u.

    jaleel Friday, 03 December 2010 02:27 AM

    1st, he should identify his problems. after that let him to identify others problems.ministry of comedy

    Calvin Friday, 03 December 2010 02:32 AM

    :) good one....

    ALIBI Friday, 03 December 2010 02:37 AM

    SPY !


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