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11 September 2012 08:24 am - 57     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Minister Mervyn Silva said that as a cabinet minister he has more important matters to attend to rather than look into his son’s alleged involvement in an assault on an Army officer.

“If my son has assaulted somebody, the Police and the law enforcement authorities in the country will take relevant steps. I’m a cabinet Minister and I have more important matters to attend to than look into this,” he said

  Comments - 57

  • ash Tuesday, 11 September 2012 06:04 PM

    Your father also did not have time for you, sucking the bosses, so you dont have time for your son, both end up the same way therfore

    Lanka Shantha Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:02 AM

    He attacked a civil servant specially a honored army officer who serves to the nation and the people can't be a small matter to you.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:27 AM

    By more important work, he means saving goats, because he knows very well that a goat is definitely more important than his son, who takes after him!

    SHM Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:35 AM

    The important matter he is talking about may be to tie up someone to a tree!

    Not Pot Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:38 AM

    Mervin Silva was spotted with his son and family including Hirunika Premachandra at the Kelaniya Temple by hundreds of people including the Police.There is a picture of the man in the Times. Are the Cops playing blind man games. with instructions from the top?

    Gerad Fernando Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:43 AM

    His family are goats

    buruwa Tuesday, 11 September 2012 12:01 PM

    Because Mervyn knows dirty secrets about MR's history. Also he's ready to do any ugly thing to protect the Regime.

    neil john Tuesday, 11 September 2012 12:09 PM

    you can fool all the people for sometime but not for all the time.

    Taj Tuesday, 11 September 2012 12:10 PM

    Dear daily mirror, pls stop promoting this idiot.

    Kallathoni Lankan Tuesday, 11 September 2012 12:09 PM

    Me gonnu thennama Munneswaran devaleta puja karanna OOne. These two idots bring disgrace to the country.

    Dollar Boy Tuesday, 11 September 2012 12:50 PM


    IVJ Tuesday, 11 September 2012 03:55 PM

    Discipline begins at home! Correct your son first before correcting somebody else's

    Andy Tuesday, 11 September 2012 05:45 PM

    Yako, at least this guy should tell that he is ashamed of this act. Nops, not at all.

    Nimal Vass Tuesday, 11 September 2012 05:55 PM

    Before becoming minister, he became a father. As a father his job was not done (as we see from the story). As a minister.......? He got second highest preferential votes from Gampaha where we have some best educational institutes. Is that means according to SLS, he is a good minister and a father?

    SL we know Tuesday, 11 September 2012 06:10 PM

    So he admits that goats and chicken more important than his son!!!

    In this case he is correct.

    ind Tuesday, 11 September 2012 10:43 AM

    Good father !!

    Sri Lankaan Wednesday, 12 September 2012 04:48 AM

    Government also need people like him to manage certain sector of the people.

    Guti Kaapu Major Wednesday, 12 September 2012 04:54 AM

    You are making a serious statement against the President of the country. You had better be able to back it up with evidence.

    Guti Kaapu Major Wednesday, 12 September 2012 05:06 AM

    Killing goats is not a religious activity.

    Guti Kaapu Major Wednesday, 12 September 2012 05:19 AM

    Calistus, you sound like a goat once again.

    Imran Hussein Wednesday, 12 September 2012 05:47 AM

    Not pure goats, cross breed I guess.

    DireStraits Wednesday, 12 September 2012 06:11 AM

    Fix your home first. Then you can worry about the country. Obviously you cant even be in charge of your home affairs.
    If you are who you claim to be then tie the hooligan up to a tree and punish him publicly. Pigs will fly before this happens.

    Meeharaka Wednesday, 12 September 2012 06:11 AM

    If Mervin can tie a Public Servant and teach him a lesson in Public, why can't he do it for his son in Public

    Akila Punchinilame Wednesday, 12 September 2012 06:48 AM

    I suppose at the Ministry of goat affairs

    R.Wijewira Wednesday, 12 September 2012 07:00 AM

    You need to start another 'Satyagraha' at home to make sure that your son stops his 'manslaughter' activities. 'Show off' satyagraha against animal sacrifice alone is not enough.

    Lanka Lion - Sydney Wednesday, 12 September 2012 01:22 PM

    Hope he is not going to say that he has more important things to do than to commit suicide now that the big day is fast approaching.

    dass Wednesday, 12 September 2012 02:19 PM

    of course. goats are much more respectable than his son.

    pala Wednesday, 12 September 2012 04:06 PM

    a gentelman talk

    kunjan Wednesday, 12 September 2012 05:08 PM

    dear friends be cool but one thing MS son made a big mistake with a wrong unit .I mean SR = LANKA ARMY MAJOR.Our heroes...

    dcold Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:04 AM

    That is exactly the problem. He doesn't have time or care for kids become thugs..

    If I were you I resign as a minister and help kids to become good. If you cant sort your family you going to do to country?

    Queen has Corgis as favourite dogs..some other leaders seems like different varieties..

    Baboon Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:44 AM

    He has to save the goats

    Freedom Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:37 AM

    important matter what ?????

    Bandara Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:27 AM

    He has to attend work of goats as the cabinet minister of public relations, no time to look for son's work.

    RuwanL Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:40 AM

    If your son was in hospital will you say the same thing?

    Anu Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:56 AM

    Sick of hearing such words.......... But reality is completely different.

    J.D. Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:45 AM

    Show off....... if family is not so important for MS... How can MS find important things for the public........

    IHM Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:57 AM

    yes sir you are right you have to bail him out if he captured by police and attacke media , police , people ...

    Real peace Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:49 AM

    Come on guys! Nothing will happen!! Mervyn will stay in the cabinet and his son will roam the city in his sports car.

    Ramzeel Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:05 AM

    As a parent what steps have you taken, hide him?.

    ANTON Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:58 AM

    Seems he also has forgotten every thing.

    Jayasri Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:12 AM

    You are exactly right. This shows your honesty sir. We are with you

    N.Amalan Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:03 AM

    ha ha Mr.Minister good comedy

    CITIZEN Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:04 AM

    Involving in the affairs of goats also a function of the Cabinet Minister, I suppose. Then, he is Dr. Eluson de Silva, the Minister of "Goat & Fowl" Affairs, with special emphasis on "Slaughter for Kali God"!

    Engine Driver Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:18 AM

    Stick to your words. No interference please!

    nitewolf Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:28 AM

    may be he has told the police to mind their own business..except for this..

    Eluwa Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:44 AM

    New Cabinet Portfolio:
    Minister of Goat

    commonman Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:49 AM

    important works like disturbing other communities religious activities?

    JOHN Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:32 AM


    Hash Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:33 AM

    Important things ? Link ruining our country ?

    mark Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:47 AM

    i can not think of any reason why our president & def sec so scared of Silva's. They were strong enough to face the LTTE, but dead scared of Silva's. why ?????????

    Psyke Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:36 AM

    He if he is not taking care of his family problem, how is he gonna support our country ?

    Jawfer Tuesday, 11 September 2012 10:00 AM

    Mervin tell me one important work you got now

    sss Tuesday, 11 September 2012 10:02 AM

    Machiavelli he he

    Eluwa Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:45 AM

    Mervin Silva is our Next President. Good Luck Sir. God Bless Sri Lanka

    papa Tuesday, 11 September 2012 10:08 AM

    More implortant things ? Such as what ? Name a few. Bail out cows & goats ?

    Sagara Tuesday, 11 September 2012 10:10 AM

    Last Saturday, majority of people of this country have blessed this father and his son, and other thugs to do whatever they wish.

    Hamdan Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:50 AM


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