UPFA mum on Mervyn
Aug 3, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The ruling UPFA today distanced itself from the conduct of Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva saying his behaviour yesterday where he had tied a Samurdhi officer to a tree did not reflect the position of the party.
UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayanth speaking to Daily Mirror online said that Deputy Minister Silva’s actions yesterday were merely his own and did not have anything to do with the party or the government. "This was purely his own conduct and had nothing to do with the party. Therefore I do not want to comment," Minister Premajayanth said.
Meanwhile Samurdhi officers will hold an island wide protest campaign tomorrow against the action of Deputy Minister Silva.
The General Secretary of the All Island Samurdhi Development and Agricultural Research Production Assistants Officers Society, Jagath Kumara told journalists that the protest will take place outside the Divisional Secretary offices in various parts of the country.