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The main opposition United National Party (UNP) yesterday raised concerns whether the army major, allegedly assaulted by Minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka, was under pressure from certain quarters to recant his earlier complaint through an affidavit.

UNP MP Ajith P. Perera told Parliament that it appeared to have been done under pressure.

Mr. Perera recalled that a Samurdhi official, who was tied to a tree, also withdrew his complaint in a similar manner.

“I want to know whether this army officer has stooped down to the level of that Samurdhi official,” he said.

 Minister Mervyn Silva who was present at the time responded by launching a verbal attack on Mr. Perera. (KB & YP)
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  • PRASANNAJIT Thursday, 20 September 2012 05:37 AM

    It is obvious all these happens due to the inaction of the opposition which has no spine at all.

    suwantha Wednesday, 19 September 2012 05:57 PM

    under this government no one takes justice.

    Janaka Wednesday, 19 September 2012 05:48 PM

    Isn't there any other Govt. minister to ask this question from Mervin other than the UNP MP. Can anybody put the parliament video clip in the net. Mervin is truly a curse to our country.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 19 September 2012 07:07 AM

    It is pretty obvious that the thug Minister got the major to withdraw his own complaint and give an affidavit to the effect that the boys did not assault him. Still there are some unresolved issues here: Where are the CCTV footages and what did those record? Since the case is filed by the Police, can the army major withdraw it now under duress. Then, who assaulted the army major? Is this is the Ars-Charya promsied to us?

    Devaka Wednesday, 19 September 2012 07:53 AM

    You have better things to worry about like losing election after election

    baby Wednesday, 19 September 2012 07:54 AM

    UNP is responsible for all these happenings.People don't have a choice other than UPFA.There no opposition with the back bone.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 19 September 2012 03:07 AM

    Yes he did bow to pressure, we all know it! What are you going to do about it other than blow hot air?

    optimism Wednesday, 19 September 2012 03:01 AM

    it's obvious.

    Cobbler Wednesday, 19 September 2012 09:45 AM

    Soon you will see a real opposition who can even stop these Ranawiru bashing, under a real soldier.

    Upul Wednesday, 19 September 2012 04:16 AM

    UNP again got up after long sleep ? Sleep again babies.

    Trehan Munasinghe Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:49 AM

    UNP Wake up and do something without stating the obvious... who care about the rule of law, we all know its in the gutter, do something about it....NOW !! Cant you see when its happening right in front of your face....

    Cancer Wednesday, 19 September 2012 04:48 AM

    If it is so, its disgraceful for our Ranaviru. What can you do about it??? All these are happening today because of an utterly useless and weak opposition that has no power to fight the injustice taking place in the country. You only make statements but no actions.

    isuru Wednesday, 19 September 2012 05:03 AM

    Final conclusion - Major was beaten by him self. Poor SL Army


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