Minister Mervyn Silva should be ordered to take care of his son, Malaka Silva, instead of pontificating to other religious leaders to stop animal sacrifices. This blatant display of hypocrisy by the Minister of Public Relations, enjoying all the perks of a Cabinet Minister, must be promptly exposed to the public.
The public must know as to what depths a politician who preaches morality and practices blasphemy could stoop to.
It was reported that following a complaint lodged with the police, a massive manhunt has been initiated to arrest Minister Mervyn’s son Malaka Silva and Rehan Wijeratne, the stepson of the late Minister Mano Wijeratne, both of whom have been accused of assaulting an Army officer at JAIC Hilton, a top class hotel in Colombo, on the night of 8 September, 2012.
One cannot find a better illustration of the son following on the footsteps of the father, and in this instance, it is most unfortunately in the wrong direction and on the same path of degeneracy and debauchery.
According to the Police spokesperson, Ajith Rohana, Senior Superintendent of Police, two crack police teams have been assigned to the task of nabbing the accused. However, Malaka, Mervyn’s son, appeared in the presence of his father at the hallowed premises of the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya on Tuesday, 11 September, paying homage to Kapilavastu Relics.
When thousands of ordinary men, women and children lined up from the Temple entrance along the Kandy Road to Kiribathgoda, the father-son combination, of course in the company of a security detail employed at public expense, were seen openly paying their respects to the sacred Relics.
As in the case of the father, the son too could boast about a series of incidents, a track record of indecent demeanour, bordering on insanity and obscene arrogance. The Gampaha District voters must be utterly ashamed, for they sent the father to Parliament with a massive vote bank, second only to that obtained by Minister Basil Rajapaksa in the district at the last General Elections.
The son has taken the father’s powers into his own hands, it seems, and wielded it in the most ruthless and uncivilized manner. The father, the self-proclaimed paragon of virtue, is nothing but a petty thug in a national garb, enjoying the trust and friendship of the highest in the land, whilst the son is found to be in a mad rush to outperform his dad. Whether it is a classic case of a degenerate son of a more degenerate father or the vice versa, is anyone’s guess.
The ‘hooligan culture’ that seems to characterize the present-day politics, receiving wilful patronage from powerful friends in high places, has wormed its way into the social fabric of our country. It is gradually spearing its dirty claws into every element of the new political dynamic; its source is founded on ill-gotten money, stacks of which have emerged from local drug lords and merchants of corruption and deceit. And the exit of such behaviour from the system unfortunately does not seem to manifest on the horizon.
The so-called hallowed land of the Enlightened One is being desecrated by the second generation of its ruling class. Instead of lawfully bringing the accused and criminals to justice, it seems, it’s the hands of the guardians of the law that are being shackled. The condemnation and fury of the ordinary man would once again be ignored for that golden rule of accountability is being made applicable only to the ruled, not the rulers.
The evidence in this case seems water-tight; eye-witness accounts buttressed by video footage of the security camera are available to the Police.
Our appeal to the Inspector General of Police is simple and short: Do not waver when upholding the law of the land; we are a free country in which application of the rule of law should be blind to any colour, creed, race or political affiliation.