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Mervyn and his merry men paint Nuwara-Eliya red during Wesak

May 29, 2010 9:01:57 PM- transcurrents.com

by Lanka Sherlock

The notorious Sri Lankan deputy minister of Highways was seen having Sunday lunch with his entourage at a private club in Nuwara Eliya, which is located near the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club. Mervin sporting Sun glasses was seen in the dining room of the prestigious club with his wife, having been invited by Dil, a club member.

Dil is allegedly a colleague of Duminda Silva, who worked together in the tea industry in Sri Lanka, but today Dil, Duminda and Mervin are also said to be active in the "pharmaceutical" industry.

The club has a rule displayed in the car park stating that vehicles should not be reversed into the parking bays in order to avoid damage to the extensive gardens. But several vehicles of Dil and Mervin;s entourage had their vehicles parked abusing the clubs rules. It seem that to these Pharmaceutical giants seem to be above the clubs rules. One Mitsubishi 4 X 4 vehicle parked in this manner had its numberplate displayed at WPC 2008-2009, abusing the nations legislation on the registration of motor vehicles. This vehicle also had a Buddhist flag.

The club also has a rule that one member should not be allowed to book more than two rooms. But in this instance, Dil had rounded up a posse, to Welcome the learned doctor in the dining room, where a sumptuous meal was laid out for not only Dil's resident guests, but some of Mervin's contingent from outside.

Some members of the club left in disgust as they did not appreciate the company of such gentleman of quality.

The club has a private chalet in front of the main building, which was occupied by Dil and his entourage and liquor was being consumed at this chalet generously during this holy Wesak weekend. Although Mervin is known to have banned liquor shops in his constituency, it seems that Wesak is a time to drink and make merry for some of Mervin's pals.