A tense situation prevailed at the final UNP rally in the North-Western provincial election campaign at Waikkal in Wennapuwa last night after a crowd that gathered at the rally had allegedly hooted at Minister Mervyn Silva, whose motorcade was passing the area.
Parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake was addressing the rally which was attended by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe when the VIP motorcade carrying the Minister and his entourage had stooped.
The Minister after getting off the vehicle had shouted at the crowd questioning them as to who dared to hoot at him.
A person from the crowd had then replied that they were clapping at a remark made by the speaker and were not hooting at anyone.
Immediately the police on duty at the rally and the MSD officials intervened and prevented any possible clash after which the Minister had left the scene amidst hoots and catcalls. ( By Jude Samantha)
Sonali de Silva Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:38 AM
Can we see some of his antics on you tube? They would be good stress relievers
Publik Abilik Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:44 AM
come on, which idiot who doesn't have a death wish challenges a crowd of people, an entire rally? Had he forgotten the Rupavahini corporation Incident?
Brumpya Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:50 AM
He may have stooped either looking for a bride.
ruan dayananda Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:58 AM
now you have renamed Mervyn as Mevyn????????????
c'mon guys wake up - I know it's poya today ...
Suq Madique Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:09 AM
After all the incredibly silly things he's done and said is he still surprised when people hoot at him?
Percy Jilmart Thursday, 19 September 2013 08:11 AM
Thank god there are still a few citizens with guts to stand up to thugs like Mervin. Hooting and booing is a very effective insult against politicians who think they are gods gift to mankind.
Real Peace Thursday, 19 September 2013 08:47 AM
...and the King still keeps this disgusting man as a senior minister in his cabinet...!!
Brumpya Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:29 AM
Oh, the Lover Boy and his antics.
CHANDRAPALA Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:48 AM
OWA BALANSE LAMAY KARANA WEDA.
Samosa Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:03 AM
Ado ado kawda apita hoo thiyanne aaaah? lol!
kith udugama Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:22 AM
ranil Thursday, 19 September 2013 11:10 AM
He (MERVIN) must be happy even to get the hooooo,.now..Because .in future he will suffer by rock stones and peoples foot prints
janaka Thursday, 19 September 2013 11:49 AM
They should have stoned him when he got off his car. Very soon he will learn a lesson what happened to his son.
RanjithT Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:02 PM
Long years ago during SWRD time it was reported that when he was passing Lipton Circus a demonstration was taking place where people were shouting and demonstrating against the government. He supposed to have said "YAYAWEWA" when passing the place and for once the protesters forgot what they were up to and "CHEERED SWRD JAYAWEWA Agamethi Thumani" What a contrast!!!!!!!!!
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