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Protest In Support Of Mervyn

Aug 12, 2010 3:55:47 AM - thesundayleader.lk

A protest was held in Kelaniya today (12) by a group of persons demanding the re-instatement of Mervyn Silva in his deputy ministerial post and as SLFP organizer for the Kelaniya electorate.

The protest was held opposite the Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha around noon.

Media reports stated that around 50 protestors had participated in the protest holding placards demanding that Silva’s re-instatement deputy minister and as the SLFP’s Kelaniya organizer.

Silva was removed from his deputy ministerial portfolio and was suspended from the SLFP membership along with the post of SLFP Kelaniya electorate organizer by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (10).

The President’s decision was made amidst island wide agitation campaigns calling for action to be taken against Silva, who tied a Samurdhi officer to a tree last week as punishment for not attending a dengue prevention programme.