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Minister Mervyn Silva said he was not in a big hurry to die and seek Nirvana immediately. Addressing a meeting at Parawahagama in the Kekirawa electorate to mark the unveiling of a statue of the heroic Weera Keppetiopola Nilame, the Minister said, “Every day I go to bed after listening to Pirith.

Therefore if I die in my sleep I would pluck flowers with an angel.

I can’t seek Nirvana in a rush because it would lessen my joyful period. I want to die with the angels putting my hands over their shoulders. Because of my friends I have to break one of the precepts.

I drink only a little red wine. When I go to heaven they will question me whether I have I drunk and they would to try to pour some hot liquid metal into my mouth. The Angels will ask where my teeth are. The mere consumption of liquor will not compel a man to kill a person, steal or indulge in adultery.”

He also said “Dear Nilame Weera Keppetiopola, I must have been with you when you came to this village and handed over your designations, swords and others back to the Englishmen. And if I was their when the  textile trader tipped off the British about you, I would have stripped and hung him on a tree.” (Karunaratne Dissanayake - Kekirawa)

  Comments - 16

  • Ameer Monday, 14 May 2012 02:28 PM

    He is lost it, time to send him to Angoda

    Karate Kid Monday, 14 May 2012 03:28 PM

    Will this guy ever stop making headlines?

    Wimal_Madawanda Sunday, 13 May 2012 11:47 PM

    But,We are>

    Richardson Monday, 14 May 2012 04:18 PM

    Angels don't take kudu.

    kudu Monday, 14 May 2012 07:54 AM

    what a moron

    Ram Perera Monday, 14 May 2012 01:15 AM

    I do not if there are angels in the "HELL" where he is destined to go.

    PERERA Tuesday, 15 May 2012 05:06 AM

    what a shame. even nirvana will elude him

    C.K.Lankaputhra. Monday, 14 May 2012 02:10 AM

    A man from the "Dewadatta" Nikaaya.

    MorphinSilva Sunday, 13 May 2012 12:28 PM

    Until there r people to believe u, u r on song man!!!! Want to see u when SLFP in opposition. May be after next presidential election!!!

    Imran Hussein Sunday, 13 May 2012 12:38 PM

    Yeah dont bother, You are here to stay.
    And really got his nuts into a knot.

    boney malli Sunday, 13 May 2012 12:52 PM

    aney aney....pissu peekuthu

    Ajith Monday, 14 May 2012 03:30 AM

    OMG...when is going to forget,tying people to trees...?

    RAJU Monday, 14 May 2012 09:11 PM

    GO TO HELL!!!!!

    sundram Sunday, 13 May 2012 01:33 PM

    please don't go there and corrupt the angels etc

    Nihal Sunday, 13 May 2012 01:57 PM

    I feel sorry for that angel!

    Gamaya Monday, 14 May 2012 04:35 AM

    Drinking wine and listing to Pirith??? that's a nice combination.

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