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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)

  Comments - 41

  • R.Sunthar. Friday, 20 September 2013 02:21 AM

    a caricature of Sir John. Poor show.

    maravin Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:18 PM

    Need more uneducated people to ruin the country.

    Tintin Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:22 PM

    Pls ignore this guy. This isn't newsworthy at all. We should focus more on developmental issues than hooting at fools and worse still, making it headline news!

    samanala Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:02 PM

    Ado ehenam thopi ape lokkata Hoo thibba. Thopita Bari unane okage Andu kadanna , Ayi enna ehema naa mee patthe. Rata perata, Deepan munta chande.

    Pradeep Thursday, 19 September 2013 01:03 PM

    Mera Bala chandi politics rule our country. We need General Sarath Fonseka to disciplene UPFA politicians.

    Sammy Thursday, 19 September 2013 03:01 PM

    Wonder Joker of Asia!

    Nihal B D Thursday, 19 September 2013 05:58 PM all he is an untoucherble.

    T M Kurupu Thursday, 19 September 2013 08:38 PM

    Annee magae chandy kolla

    shitake mushrooms Friday, 20 September 2013 01:16 AM

    They are there already!

    Aney Apochchi Friday, 20 September 2013 02:01 AM

    This is the most luscious fruit of the Rajapaksa tree and anyone not knowing this should have their heads examined.

    Ceylonese Friday, 20 September 2013 12:00 AM

    He finally received the second hooting .. via DM Android App

    Hoodwinked Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:11 PM

    How dare you hoot at me. I am no more the court jester but now I am promoted as the leading thug of the government.

    len Friday, 20 September 2013 02:40 AM

    [King still keeps]
    Birds of feather flock together.

    Peace Lover Friday, 20 September 2013 03:31 AM

    Just what I thought...

    CITIZEN Friday, 20 September 2013 04:01 AM

    When he was passing the meeting, after hearing Rosi speaking he has stopped by and tried to get to the meeting. Was it to propose marriage to her (in public) ?????

    MAHESHE Friday, 20 September 2013 04:37 AM


    WHOLE SRI LANKA NEEDS HIM BADLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    fool Friday, 20 September 2013 05:57 AM

    Moowa mas kadeta dakkanda ekke nane. hajiyrta kiyamu ara gona wenuwata mee gonwa Dakkanda kiyala.

    Cobra Friday, 20 September 2013 07:02 AM

    They that cowards die a thousand deaths before he is buried!

    Ali Friday, 20 September 2013 08:08 AM

    But why this in the 'Top Story' ?

    ggg Friday, 20 September 2013 09:07 AM

    Hoooo Hooo marviya hoooo

    nazee Friday, 20 September 2013 10:29 AM

    He wants to propose with rosy too, mad mad mad

    Citizen L Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:59 AM


    citizens Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:11 AM

    Wonder of Asia

    ANTON Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:15 AM


    ANTON Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:17 AM


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    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


    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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