Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Mervyn talks about Kelaniya PS and Sarath Fonseka ( Video )
The people of the entire country know about me and my service to the country, Mervyn Silva said today. Referring to the Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha members who have charged him with corruption, the Minister said that because of the full moon, hidden ailments have resurfaced and “they have gone mad”.
“Kindly ask them to get treatment for that,” he told media today (January 09).
The Minister of Public Relations and Public Affairs stated that the Pradeshiya Sabha members had thought the accusations would enrage him and added that he is no longer angered as “that time has passed”.
On January 5th Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Prasanna Ranaweera, Deputy Chairman Chaminda Duminda and several other PS members challenged the Minister for a debate claiming that they could prove that he and his loyalists were involved in extortion, corruption and financial mismanagement in the Kelaniya and Kiribathgoda towns.
Responding to this the outspoken Minister said: “If any corruption or extortion has taken place ask them to lodge a complaint with the CID, police headquarters or bribery commission.”
“Why should I take part in a debate with them?”
Minister Mervyn Silva says police are investigating as to how an identity card he has issued to Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha member Hasitha Madawala has come to be in the possession of a drug dealer.
The minister said the drug dealer in question has been arrested with two kg of heroin and under interrogation.
He also said his identity card has been taken by PS member Madawala.
According to him, the Kelaniya PS members even did not have slippers on their feet when he first came to Kelaniya.
Now, they are wearing suits and it is gladdening to see them in good shape, minister Silva said, adding that they should eat and drink well and let the others eat and drink as well.
He went onto say that as a son of the Ruhuna, he has never done anything wrong, and said he would resign from his ministerial position if proven otherwise.
The minister hoped that he would not lose his cool, and if that happened, only the Triple Gem can protect his opponents.
He said that he is a person well known in the country, and unlike him, the previously unheard of persons try to get publicity by giving voice cuts to the media.
Minister Silva said that he is taking everything easy, and is reading Munidasa Cumaratunga’s ‘Heen Seraya’ these days.
Referring to imprisoned DNA leader Sarath Fonseka’s statement yesterday in which he had commended the Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha, the Minister said he was prepared to have a debate with the former Army Chief.
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