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Minister Mervyn Silva said that South India should not ‘awaken the lion and injure itself,’ referring to the recent events in Tamil Nadu.

“We have a good relationship with Tamil Nadu and our president in all his wisdom will solve this issue. But I’m telling South India that it should not awaken the sleeping lion and injure itself,” he said.

Referring to the current fast by South Indian actors and film directors against Sri Lanka, Mr. Silva said that if they were true heroes they would fast unto death.

“Heroes would fast unto death, not give up midway through the fast. If they fast halfway then, of course, they are slimy people,” he said.

Speaking further, the minister said that he did not understand the mentality of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jeyaram. (ISA)

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  • CITIZEN LANKA Friday, 05 April 2013 12:00 AM

    Since his secretaries are out can challenge.

    mama Friday, 05 April 2013 10:54 AM

    "Do not wake the lion" said a hyena.

    falcon_sl Friday, 05 April 2013 08:24 AM

    aloo gobi you and your toilet mervyn and you try if you guys can go and do what he says,,,,

    rumi Friday, 05 April 2013 08:23 AM

    what did the Lion do for thirty years to control the the Tiger?

    raviraj Friday, 05 April 2013 11:02 AM

    does he think TN is part of Kelaniya kingdom

    kiwi Friday, 05 April 2013 01:37 PM

    What has the lion so far done outside the country??????

    kiwi Friday, 05 April 2013 01:38 PM

    Lion inside the country becomes a kitten outside the country.

    rif Friday, 05 April 2013 08:26 AM

    we have one head lion, India have three head Lion

    Ishan Thursday, 04 April 2013 10:14 PM

    speak for yourself

    Mason Friday, 05 April 2013 01:50 PM

    You're insignificant as far as Tamil Nadu is concrned. So, do not waste your breath.

    dutugemunu1 Friday, 05 April 2013 08:35 AM

    minister is talking to the gallery.What can we do if Tamilnadu wage war upon us. compare resources . These rubbish talks will agrrevate matter.

    saman Friday, 05 April 2013 01:55 PM

    Dear meyrn Silva

    please go to madras & sort it out the issue

    take this as challenge

    Anil Friday, 05 April 2013 08:34 AM

    14 MILLION LIONS VS 80 MN SOUTH INDIANS

    dhammika perera Thursday, 04 April 2013 10:36 PM

    If he really wants to go to Madras, I think millions of Sri Lankans ready to donate in millions.
    But just one way ticket.

    jay Friday, 05 April 2013 08:44 AM

    i agree with mervyn for the first time. dont awaken the sleeping Lion. we know what the lion can do.

    truth Friday, 05 April 2013 02:01 PM

    ohh,still lion is sleeping?

    jay Friday, 05 April 2013 08:43 AM

    i agree with mervyn for the first time. dont awaken the sleeping Lion. we know what the lion can do.

    Shantha Friday, 05 April 2013 05:57 AM

    The Cat is fast asleep - and in deep slumber , it dreams that it is a lion !!!

    nilu Friday, 05 April 2013 08:45 AM

    Heroes would fast unto death, not give up midway through the fast. If they fast halfway then, of course, they are slimy people,” he said.


    Is he talking about our famous Upawasa wansha LOL

    Maha Rajanani Friday, 05 April 2013 08:46 AM

    let's meet head on then. lol

    Niwas Friday, 05 April 2013 08:46 AM

    I think he born after Parippu drop by India other wise he should show his braveness to India then. If you open your filthy mouth like this would drop thunder again and you do not get place to hide

    Kalu Banda Friday, 05 April 2013 11:27 AM

    Brinjals!

    malcolm x Friday, 05 April 2013 02:15 PM

    Does he have any muscles to flex? He can do us all a favor by keeping his trap shut & the media stop reporting about this joker

    DeSelva Friday, 05 April 2013 11:27 AM

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....miaooooooooooooooooo

    Kalu Banda Friday, 05 April 2013 11:28 AM

    Dear Mr Silva, Will yyou Please STOP your tom foolery and DM please stop reporting this nonsense.

    aloo gobi Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:33 PM

    Wa Wa, well said merv!!! ,toilet nadu is nothing compared to or paradise.,, you hit the nail on lalitha.

    Grace Friday, 05 April 2013 09:01 AM

    Tamil Nadu politicians will dismiss your warning and regard you as a joker.

    MIC Friday, 05 April 2013 02:26 PM

    How can he understand Jayalalitha's mentality when he is mentaly off....

    pramo Friday, 05 April 2013 02:26 PM

    All the lions are sleeping after eating GRASS,when will these lions will be up & about,GOO HORA

    cc Friday, 05 April 2013 12:00 AM

    we shouldn't even take notice of the south Indian jokers!! bloody fools! via DM Android App

    StrawHat Friday, 05 April 2013 02:29 PM

    A person who doesn't even know to spell lion is talking about lions...

    J.D Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:54 PM

    Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jeyaram following your Foot Steps ......and Those Actors are following Wimal Weerawansa... so what is the different.....

    sanju Friday, 05 April 2013 09:03 AM

    and so do we conclude that he believes the lion is asleep ?? And that Wimal is a slimy person.

    Naz Friday, 05 April 2013 02:34 PM

    Lion can jump in Circus. It should be obedient to its master. How idiotic statement from worthless idiot like him.

    lankaputha Friday, 05 April 2013 02:39 PM

    where is this lion is sleeping now? In Which actors Den?

    Fairose Friday, 05 April 2013 09:06 AM

    Cardboard Tarzan whose relies heavily on his henchmen to do all illegal acts, talks like 'Hulk Hogan' the macho man. Look at him - He is a lion or mouse. Your judgement is as good as mine.

    RamUk Friday, 05 April 2013 09:07 AM

    so do u...

    Ranil Friday, 05 April 2013 06:36 AM

    Ane please go to tamil nadu and make comments then we can see how brave you are

    Suq Madique Friday, 05 April 2013 12:27 AM

    If he thinks everything can be solved by flexing muscles then he's in for a rude shock.

    ruwan Friday, 05 April 2013 06:38 AM

    Mervin should realise that he is an unknown joker outside S.L. and no sane person will take his mad ramblings seriously.. He should shut is dirty mouth and keep his big talk to his thuggish crooks and foolish followers... This Pussycat is all talk only in Kelaniya. Like to see him step into Tamil Nadu to see his Bravado..

    RamUk Friday, 05 April 2013 09:10 AM

    xxx your are right and that is a fact. It is important to put some sort of political and legal solution before other intrude again. But with BBS and other we r in a wrong path...

    Siddhartha Friday, 05 April 2013 02:58 PM

    Mervyn, You can not even understand he mentality of Honourable Madam Tamil Nadu State Chief Minister Jayalalitha but claim you as a minister of a respectable fast developing beautiful country Sri Lanka. Mervyn, read all the comments to know the kind of rspect you have in a country where you are a minister! Can you come out with one single reason for your living on earth rather committing suicide.

    Karu Friday, 05 April 2013 09:22 AM

    No one can beat us on talking

    XXX Friday, 05 April 2013 06:42 AM

    Lion? What a Joke.. Paper Lion would be more appropriate. Remember, it was India which created the LTTE, and also ensured their demise by cutting off support after Rajiv Gandhi's assassination. It wont take long for India to create more tigers if the lion wakes up

    Barath Friday, 05 April 2013 02:58 PM

    except this web garden. bogging almost at the end of a regime.

    Janaki Kalansuriya Friday, 05 April 2013 12:35 AM

    Can someone tell that his opinion is not necessarily that of the people of this country.

    Nodrog Friday, 05 April 2013 06:46 AM

    He loves to talk in parables.....living in a fantasy!

    Ruhunu Kolla Friday, 05 April 2013 12:37 AM

    Oh, Mervyn, now you are insulting our own hero Wimal!

    Jackmart Friday, 05 April 2013 06:46 AM

    Stupid Minister

    Universe Friday, 05 April 2013 10:07 PM

    Oh boy this guy talks about humanity....

    Patnall Friday, 05 April 2013 03:06 PM

    Our relationship with India is at this low because of utterances of this nature. Guard your tongue!

    Vignes Friday, 05 April 2013 09:27 AM

    Heroes would fast unto death? Have you got any problem with Minister Weeawansa, Minister? How would he die when he kept eating Lemon Puff??

    junjunwallua Friday, 05 April 2013 06:48 AM

    he himself good actor

    malkanthi Friday, 05 April 2013 09:29 AM

    Nope It is for this reason they were released yesterday.

    Dinesh Friday, 05 April 2013 12:52 AM

    So Wimal is not a hero. At last this wisdom speaks.

    I was wonder where was he all this time.

    Dr. Mervin Silva Friday, 05 April 2013 06:50 AM

    Don't take it seriously..Our vimal was fasting with lemon puff....

    3i Friday, 05 April 2013 11:18 PM

    SO HIS FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE MODAWANSA IS NOT A HERO BUT A ZERO.
    THAT MAKES HIM AN IDIOT

    Suq Madique Saturday, 06 April 2013 02:28 PM

    Not his muscles...his thug's.

    wimal Friday, 05 April 2013 09:37 AM

    no one will get upset or notice, no international pressure on this do not worry, every one knows

    Jack Boot Friday, 05 April 2013 07:04 AM

    We saw the awakened Lion in action at Rupavahini!!

    ravi Friday, 05 April 2013 09:43 AM

    can you come to Tamil nadu plese and tell the same again.

    Rohan Friday, 05 April 2013 09:42 AM

    Shut up you idiot. You have done enough damage to the country, your party and generally to all politicians in Sri lanka. It seems he is just trying to take credit from people by opening his lousy mouth.

    Malliya Friday, 05 April 2013 09:43 AM

    Infact, he can resume politics in Tamil Nadu with Jayalalitha. damn sure he will rule Tamil Nadu with his stupidity..

    Silva de Meivin Saturday, 06 April 2013 02:45 PM

    So you are making us laugh while sleeing.

    Can't even thing of the more and more fun and laughter when you wake up!!!

    willows Friday, 05 April 2013 09:44 AM

    so Wimal is slimy hero??

    Patriot Saturday, 06 April 2013 07:27 AM

    Don't forget that he is Head of Sri Lankan Public Relations. The official govt mouthpiece.

    rajarajaraja Friday, 05 April 2013 03:34 PM

    you are a sleeping lion - not even worth for our country

    Dam Saturday, 06 April 2013 04:52 AM

    Mr. Mervin ....if u a going to advise or tell to them u should speak with Tamil language or English Language other wise they cannot understand what u said ...........lol

    raj Friday, 05 April 2013 07:27 AM

    I have to agree with the Minister - that those who fast halfway are slimy people - like Min. Wimal Weerawansa

    Srilankan Friday, 05 April 2013 07:30 AM

    Thank you minister for your courageous words. Your are brilient. We need people like you make statements in replies to Tamil Nadu G....s.

    HOT CHOCOLATE Friday, 05 April 2013 09:55 AM

    Is there a vacancy in the Sri Lankan Consulate in Chennai he can fill?????

    Ranjit Wicks Friday, 05 April 2013 04:44 AM

    Oh no. Here he comes again.

    sena Friday, 05 April 2013 04:00 PM

    Mistaken donkey for Lion

    Pasel Friday, 05 April 2013 07:37 AM

    Mervin has to know
    The Indian has 3 head lions on their symbol and SL has on lion
    Who is waking who ?

    ANTON Friday, 05 April 2013 07:37 AM

    I THINK HE HAS NOT SEEN A LION IN HIS LIFETIME.

    janak Friday, 05 April 2013 10:06 AM

    MERVIN GON BASS

    Ampattan Friday, 05 April 2013 04:03 PM

    Nobody listens to mad dogs speach.

    Palitha Galapitiya Saturday, 06 April 2013 05:05 AM

    He js the one who hit Monks Inside the Parliament.

    moda pissada Friday, 05 April 2013 07:44 AM

    It's high time you acted like Dutugemunu and lead an army to Tamilnadu.

    ASA Friday, 05 April 2013 10:08 AM

    This man. Too much because he.have some secret of big shots, when government change defenetly this guy run to India by boat sure from hambantota ,, moda chandiya. Daily mirror don't publish like these modayayata no worth time waste ,, he is good only to Rajapakses brothers,

    Patriot Friday, 05 April 2013 12:24 PM

    Maybe to take focus away from other embarrassing issues.

    Mike Friday, 05 April 2013 10:09 AM

    Dogs only Bark if he has the guts let him go to Tamil Nadu and show his mussels- He is a know Culprit and Dirty Thugs a pimp of Rajapakses family

    sabreen Saturday, 06 April 2013 11:10 AM

    Is there a lion in you.you can the better answer from munneswaram kovil priest.

    pete Friday, 05 April 2013 12:24 PM

    Oh PLEASE not you again !

    Ravi Friday, 05 April 2013 07:47 AM

    Mr Minister when are you planning to go to Tamil nadu

    roy Friday, 05 April 2013 10:13 AM

    He has admited the he is an animal.

    chandrakumar Saturday, 06 April 2013 02:06 AM

    Aiyo , kanu kata of foolish minister. MR what are you going to do about this ,kanu kata' in your cabinet ? You disgraceful polititians , who try to ruin SriLanka.

    Ravi Saturday, 06 April 2013 05:17 AM

    It looks like the local politicians are like frogs in a well. No concept of the international community. Good luck Sri Lanka.

    Ravi Friday, 05 April 2013 07:47 AM

    Local cardboard sando

    wimal Friday, 05 April 2013 07:50 AM

    ANE PALA MERVIYO YANNA,THOGE HATI API DANNE NATHUWAI

    Ravi Friday, 05 April 2013 07:51 AM

    Mr Mervin now your boss must be really happy, next reshuffle he will appoint you as the primeminster

    tony Friday, 05 April 2013 04:23 PM

    This lion is always sleeping. even when UNHC was threatning

    Thomas Friday, 05 April 2013 10:19 AM

    This Fox calls himself A Sleeping Lion, quite appropriate

    InYourFace Friday, 05 April 2013 08:05 AM

    someone please staple this moron's mouth.

    PRASANNAJIT Friday, 05 April 2013 08:08 AM

    Not the lion. The mad dog has come out to the open again.

    raviraj Friday, 05 April 2013 10:25 AM

    this modaya does not know that the fast by TN actors was a one day token strike not a fast unto death with lemon puff under the pillow

    go to TN and make all these rehetoric

    santa Friday, 05 April 2013 12:55 PM

    Sure Kaaamak thamai....

    chinwi Friday, 05 April 2013 04:30 PM

    80 million S I donkeys

    chinwi Friday, 05 April 2013 04:32 PM

    He he madam Jeyalalitha ....
    We know all about her he he

    Hubert Friday, 05 April 2013 10:27 AM

    Media in Sri Lanka providing cheap publicity

    MagodisThuma Friday, 05 April 2013 01:00 PM

    A Drunken Rat !

    AmilaG Friday, 05 April 2013 10:30 AM

    Bullshit talker given publicity for entertainment.

    Idiot Friday, 05 April 2013 08:13 AM

    Our Next performer is WImal. He is going to speak about skipping Vadai and Dosai.

    shagy Friday, 05 April 2013 10:37 AM

    What a statement to be made from the coconut plucker whose son is travelling in a Jaugar.

    kiwi Friday, 05 April 2013 01:06 PM

    Lion in-shore kitten off-shore!!!

    jan Friday, 05 April 2013 10:37 AM

    like the way the lion stepped into Rupvahini

    Seelawathie Friday, 05 April 2013 08:16 AM

    Please Minister, are you going to get your son to join the Army ?.

    MerwynSilva Friday, 05 April 2013 08:18 AM

    Cardboard Sando. Always Only fart no shit.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 05 April 2013 10:47 AM

    He is neither a lion nor a descendant of any ancient Sinhala King. How could a Dutugemunu descendent end up with a Portuguese surname like Silva. Now that his incorrigible son is released due to political influence of the Maha Raja. Having lost his Kelaniya seat also, he is just nobody. No one should take any notice of what he has to say now.

    Naman Friday, 05 April 2013 08:20 AM

    How can he harm anyone but by drug pushing?

    Preacher Friday, 05 April 2013 10:52 AM

    Sheep in Lions clothing


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