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Mervyn the menace out! – booted out, sacked or quit?

MervinSilvaPresidential Secretary Lalith Weerathunga says that there is no plan to appoint Minister Mervin Silva as the nominee of the President to the Constitutional Council.

Meanwhile Minister Mervin Silva has submitted his resignation letter to the President last evening. Minister Silva said yesterday morning to Lanka-e-News that he would resign to accept posting to the Constitutional Council.

When enquired about the Presidential Secretary’s statement, Minister Silva said that the appointment to the Constitutional Council was only his thoght.

Meanwhile, the SLFP Disciplinary Committee report on Minister Silva’s violent act in Rupavahini Corporation is to be released this week. Sources say that the Minister was asked to tender his resignation since the committee has recommended his removal. Minister Mervin Silva said to Lanka-e-News yesterday that certain people did not like his being a MP.

The 17th amendment to the constitution has not defined the President’s nominee to the Constitutional Council.

There was a delay of appointing the minority party representative to the Constitutional Council but former Auditor General S.C. Mayadunne has now been chosen for the slot. The President has the final mandate to appoint the Council members.

Meanwhile Lanka-e-News learns that the President has asked Mr. Mayadunne to meet him twice but he has not come to meet the President.

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February 18, 2008 - Posted by | News and politics, World News

1 Comment »

  1. He has a marvellous organizing capacity and is good with the common man.

    Comment by MA | January 19, 2010 | Reply

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