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Minister Minister Mervyn Silva said 12 men had attempted to abduct his son Malaka this evening and that he was injured during the fracas at the ODEL car park in Town Hall.

When asked by journalists about the injuries suffered by his son, the minister responded by saying, ‘Why? Are you a doctor?’

“I was at home when my son called me and said 12 unidentified men had assaulted him and that he had fought back. I told him to get himself admitted to hospital and allow the police to carry out their investigations,” he said.

“Police are carrying out investigations. When 12 people assault one person obviously he is bound to get injured. But I am happy that he is in a stable condition. This could have ended up at the mortuary but I am happy he is stable”, he said

The minister said the biggest question is why 12 people should assault him.

When a journalist asked him whether he was was aware that such an incident might happen, he said if he knew he won’t be here talking to the media.

“My brother, sister and brother-in-law were killed by the JVP-UNP. Go to Tissamaharama and ask how many of the murderers are still alive,” the minister said.

Before leaving to ODEL he asked the journalists, ‘Why are you asking me about his wounds”.

The police emergency unit rushed to the scene after receiving a 119 call from an eyewitness to the incident. According to eyewitnesses Malaka had received several blows to his head.

He was admitted to the Nawaloka Hospital shortly afterwards. Several senior police officers arrived at the scene but the miscreants had left by then.

Detectives recorded a statement from one of the eyewitness who is believed to be a security guard of the clothing store. They are also expected to examine the CCTV camera footage as well. (Supun Dias, Sanath Desmond and Dharshana Sanjeewa)

Video by Sanatha Desmond

  Comments - 54

  • Mr Retort Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:42 AM

    Andy why didn't they finish with him Aney?

    bandara Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:34 AM

    george I totally agree with your comment.That was a well organised drama with the famous crook mervin silva and his notorios son.(See the interview with camaramen) m. silva is not worried at all, he is very calm and relaxed,he doesn`t need police assistant to investigate the incident aswell. Unfortunetly,sinhala modayas in srilanka believe all these stories.

    Sleepwalker Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:34 AM

    // miscreants had left by then.// hey mr. Reporter ! mind your language . They are not miscreants, they are philanthropists.

    Priyanka Chopra Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:35 AM

    How many people assault You. ( Mata Mathaka Nehe )

    John Fernandez Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:38 AM

    Mr President, don't just preach......... act now. The country is going from bad to worse.........

    If you don't get rid of men like Mervyn, people will vote you out soon.

    Shaik Anwar Ahamath Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:45 AM

    You may be right. This will be the right excuse for Malaka to be carrying a gun himself or have gun toting bodyguards.

    Critic Roshan Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:50 AM

    Avi Gaththo Aviyenma Nasithi.

    Tania Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:54 AM

    Methinks it should read "The Minister says the biggest question is why ONLY 12 people should assault him."

    chandike Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:02 AM

    How do you know there were 12 people?. If one could count the number , it would be easier to identify one person instead. My question : is there any need to have 12 men to attack this timid fellow? who is protected on the expense of tax payers money.

    Ampattan Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:06 AM

    Dear Meryvn, you are now becoming a nuisance to our country. You use violence against others and they in return do the same. What can we do. You stop your violence now.

    Ryan Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:15 AM

    No its mervyns springs at work because your spring is already worn out

    Ravi Sene Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:15 AM

    This is an inside game to divert attention from some other big game planned by father and son duo. If someone really wants to abduct him and to take revenge would have done by in a much professional way, not by hitting water bottles.Sorry to tell you all have once been taken a ride by Dr.Joker and sons Ltd,

    Ryan Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:15 AM

    Its just you admit you can not comprehend incidents because you are the eelam paradigm

    abdul Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:34 AM


    old citizen Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:13 AM

    Twelve thugs teasing this innocent fellow without seriously harming him

    siva Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:53 AM

    good lesson, 12 may be, part of people whom he had bullied before.but damage is so low and no security gives impression that this is own scheme. who else done deserve cheering from whole of the country as the day enjoyed last of president Premadasa.Rupawahini fiasco seems to be not enough for papa mervin, who is old but yet not changed village hooligan. anyway we are with you magnificent 12.

    MaPer Tuesday, 30 July 2013 10:01 AM

    Who counted the number of assailants? How did Malaka know there were 12. Who started the brawl - and always a woman is in the scene with the young man.

    Panikkiya Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:06 AM

    And Mervin has promised that he'll take care of the culprits himself, and that there is no need for the police or the justice system. This comes from a cabinet minister, and this strips the govt. naked who "TALKS BIG" about the 'EQUAL APPLICABILITY" law and order. I wish our legal system contains a "Good for the goose is good for the gander" law. Or, we perhaps need the Sharia law - eye for eye and tooth for tooth.

    Trehan Munasinghe Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:13 AM

    Only in Sri Lanka that 12 men can beat someone's Son and he ends up with an injury less than a shaving cut... Epic ! I think he needs a few acclaimed film producers to do a better job...

    sean Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:20 AM

    hey on his day he could beat even charlie chaplin what a great son sri lanka has produced... lets forget the other things

    Dilrukshig Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:25 AM

    This is a drama created by Dutugamunu.

    Dilrukshig Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:28 AM

    This is absolutely correct

    Leonard Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:28 AM

    I believe he just did, or at the least admitted to being accessory to the fact, however based on previous incidents involving this person, nothing will be done, nothing will ever be done

    ellison Jaya Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:29 AM

    Malaka could count up to 12. Could have been more. they came in a Land Rover and left in a Mini Bus.

    Jayantha Jayamanne Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:30 AM

    Good show to watch... Ha... Ha... Ha... Next is to the father.... await shortly !!!!!!!!!!

    Kudda Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:51 PM

    These are our leaders who are leading the country and its future. Someone please nuke us and put us out of the misery.

    saj Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:34 AM

    Who counted the men?

    Elabuwa Monday, 29 July 2013 11:12 PM

    As Keheliya said 'BOYS WILL BE BOYS' no need for police investigation. Only sad thing is those guys didnt do the job well:(

    Lion King Monday, 29 July 2013 06:27 PM

    It's a staged drama to get more security personnel assigned to the father and son.

    Sim Monday, 29 July 2013 06:29 PM

    Home Vs Home match

    Thileepan Monday, 29 July 2013 06:56 PM

    Did he just admit to murder on national television?!

    DHA Monday, 29 July 2013 07:02 PM

    Guess you always thought you can walk high... one day someone will turn the tables other way around guess this is the day......

    Ronnie de Silva Monday, 29 July 2013 07:20 PM

    This looks like a set-up..??
    How can 12 people attack 1 guy and he received minor injuries.

    PISSU Monday, 29 July 2013 07:52 PM

    Ane paw ane........!!!!!!!!!!

    Publik Abilik Tuesday, 30 July 2013 12:00 AM

    my son Malaka was like a superman Ninja. He bravely fought 12 men all by himself. those cowards were lucky to escape alive, while Malaka only needed a plaster.
    via DM Android App

    Antonsunil Monday, 29 July 2013 07:58 PM

    got a good dose of his own medicine

    Ranjan Monday, 29 July 2013 10:12 PM


    david Monday, 29 July 2013 10:31 PM


    m.siriwardena Monday, 29 July 2013 10:47 PM

    Though I do not believe in astrology. It seems that the from the 5th of August the planetary change is to finally bring the country;s reign of terror to an end. the Arab spring brought about a knock out blow to dicatators in the M>E. the signs are that it is about to begin here. This assault, the doings of the CM, Herath, assault on kumaratunga and the pocket protests all over the country are the first signs of a SL spring?

    curious Monday, 29 July 2013 10:56 PM

    New trend of thuggery is on the rise. Though the country is getting developed Sri Lankans are not.

    Ranjitdea Monday, 29 July 2013 11:01 PM

    Where was his bodygaurds. 12 people assaulting and only a small cut over the eye. Very fishy?

    MagodisThuma Monday, 29 July 2013 05:46 PM

    No..No...Somebody has tried to Adopt your Son !

    mahavali Monday, 29 July 2013 11:18 PM


    Hisham Tuesday, 30 July 2013 12:00 AM

    I think the security guard did a great disservice to the country for which another generation will pay its price via DM Android App

    george Monday, 29 July 2013 11:28 PM

    This was a set up by Mervyn. How can 12 men not do more damage? Now he will have a reason for his son to carry a gun and have armed thugs around him.

    sss Tuesday, 30 July 2013 12:16 AM

    Too bad. They should have attempted to kill him

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 30 July 2013 03:21 AM

    In this video, I like watching more the henchmen around Mervyn and the thought that we sinhalese still have a large population of our race who are basically shameless bootlickers.

    ANTON Tuesday, 30 July 2013 04:53 AM


    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 30 July 2013 06:12 AM

    Signs of "Lanka Spring" to come soon.

    weir Tuesday, 30 July 2013 06:23 AM

    your son is a thug like you.
    and he deserved what he got.
    what goes round comes around.
    and it came to him.
    well done to the people who meted out justice

    knowthegame Tuesday, 30 July 2013 07:39 AM

    Yes yes let the spring come & go and save your clans from every calamity that comes during and after.

    Any idea of aftermath of springs in other countries?

    Kay Parker Tuesday, 30 July 2013 07:39 AM

    I think they came from the ZOO

    sen Tuesday, 30 July 2013 07:39 AM

    yes some blue film producers.

    nalaka Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:04 AM

    A big thank you to the 12 men

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