The Sunday Leader

Mervyn Silva To Investigate All Kovils!

By Indika Sri Aravinda

Minister Mervyn Silva has said that he would ensure that no animal sacrifices will be allowed to take place in any Kovil in the island, adding that he is investigating all Kovils to see if they cause disturbances to the public, based on powers vested upon him as the Minister of Public Relations.
“I have assigned teams to find out whether animal sacrifices are being carried out in other Kovils in the country,” Silva said, but added that he had no intention of removing the Munnesvaram Kali Kovil from its current premises.
Silva said that he would also investigate to see whether the land from the temple adjoining the controversial Kali Kovil had been misallocated.
He said that discussions would be held in the near future with trustees and priests from both the temple and the kovil regarding the matter.
Silva said that he did not have a need to create unnecessary tensions between various religions, and added that all people in the island had a right to practice their faiths. He said that another Kovil in Udappuwa used to practice animal sacrifices, but the practice had now stopped after his intervention. He added that a second temple near Munnesvaram had asked him to take over the Kovil, but he had refused the offer.
Ravi Shankar, referred to as the Hindu Advisor to the President, has retracted his earlier statement and said that no agreement was reached between the President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunge and the Kovil Priests. Shankar clarified his official title as the Coordinator to the President on Hindu Affairs. Weeratunge on Thursday in a release to media contradicted his earlier position and said that the government would not endorse any animal sacrifice. Weerathnge was however quoted by Shankar to The Sunday Leader on Friday, 7 September, as stating that he would make the necessary arrangements to facilitate the sacrifice, in case the Kovil decided to go ahead with the ritual. The Sunday Leader learns that Shankar has come under pressure from various parties to retract his statement, and that his post has also come under uncertainty as a result of his comments.
Sivapada Sundaram, the chief priest of the Kali Kovil, informed The Sunday Leader that the names mentioned in our article on 7 September had not taken part in the sacrifices.

64 Comments for “Mervyn Silva To Investigate All Kovils!”

  1. Gon Aliya

    This fool cannot discipline his son and he is trying to correct the whole country. Land like no other a fool of this nature is called a minister – sad Mahinda Rajapakse talks about democracy – biggest lie he is making to the whole world.
    MR you are losing your face with this idiotic minister.

    • shehan

      No point in wasting time on the obvious :- The President is only an actor / A wolf in sheeps clothing/ A hypocrit / an embezzler / a master Con man and his —his mentor is Mervin the vermin—so the Big idiots sons / brothers and henchmans and their family members are following the big idiot to make this country the DEBACLE OF ASIA;

    • Mervin Silva

      Hinduism does not in any form tell you to sacrifice animals to god. (It even forbids you to eat them) And it is not widely practiced in many kovils in Sri Lanka. Only some smaller kovils that have grown might have a sacrifice or two a week and they dont really practice hinduism as a religion although thats what they call it. Anws im guessing killing the animal and eating it would be acceptable? Well then lets just sacrifice the animal and eat it at the end of it. Unless mervin’s going to turn a vegetarian or he plans to make the entire country follow vegetarianism.

  2. kuma

    KUDU MADAVIYA MUST INVESTIGATE HIS OWN KUDU DEALINGS AND HIS SIN’S CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR BEFORE HE PUT HIS FINGER FOR OTHER MATTERS. THIS KUDDA IS THE ONE WHO SUPPLY COMFORT WOMAN TO OUR RAJA PARAYA.

    • Motta Pakse

      Hi Kuma..Very true..Why don;t we sacrifice Kudu Mervyn instead of the animals.That will be a big blessing to the country and also a very worthy cause.
      ‘Problem…..Even the Gods wont want mervyn and be happy if we sacrifice this lump of crap,,,,Bit, I would say, let’s still sacrifice this moron of an animal and save the other better animals.

      • Goobahaya Gothapala

        I agree with you. Let me know when you want tosacrifice him and I will do the cutting of his you know what.

        • Anil

          This man’s insanity is growing …… This pathetic subhuman tied another man to a tree meaning he treated human like animals not known to the civilised world!!!! He had convicted criminals as his co-ordinatring secretaries and killers as his security.He played out over multi million from his poor electorate. He is a underworld king pin, says knows killers of Lasantha, talks in filth, says wants to drink milk from actresses, has a criminal son, assaulted many media workes and institutes, brougt a Jaguar car from Highways ministry…. list is endless. Yet, the judgement of OUR PRESIDENT says his record is good to be MINISTER OF PUBLIC RELATIONS.
          This man is not fit for the human society !!!!

      • Chanaka

        Quite true. We should sacrifice him and his son and SL might get a little better.

      • Gota the hero

        Motta Pakse: unfortunately you can only sacrifice domestic animals we consume and pigs are an exception to that rule. Merwyn is a pig, therefore we cannot sacrifice him. That will be an insult to God. Maybe we can feed this pig to the sharks.

    • S, Nandapala

      Hariyatama hari.

    • Keppetipola

      Palayaang Gembo Yanda…Aiye Raja Parayata erection is prohibited…All these comfort women are paid from Presidents fund and not from your or wifes savings account…So whats the problem???

      • david

        mind your language keppetipola. you are degrading the entire sunder leader readership and a big shame for keppetipola nilame of kandyn era too. editor: should not you have a control over this kind of comments?

    • ann

      mervyn feels hurt when goats are killed…so similar to his children..

      • Anil

        This man ‘cries’ for animals when he ties humans like animals !!!
        He doesn’t want animals killed but he says he will be the first man to pull a gun !!!!!

        I don’t think he knows the difference between humans and animals !

      • len

        [ann]

        I object to the comparison of Honorable Goats to young Mr. Silva on the grounds of said comparison will denigrate the high moral standing of the Goats.

  3. fefe

    Sri Lanka is Completely FXXXXd -up by SLFP and UNP. Let’s bring back British rule.

  4. Champa Fernando

    I congratulate the President and the Minister on the stance they have taken against animal sacrifice, an unholy and gory practice. I wonder how many would consider your comment rational Kuma.

    • good heart

      dear mr champa fernando. hinduism does not forbade the eating of meat. neighter does it forbid animal sacrifices. i have all the proof for this from the hindu scriptures themselves. my dear friend, if you don’t know about comparative religion, please learn them without commenting with your ignorance.

      • david

        mr. or ms good heart. leave aside whatever your religious believes. give some good heart to animal too.

      • Kosala

        hindu scriptures don’t say make images like kali and other ferocious looking creatures and worship them, scriptures also say their god has no image, picture, sculpture and so on.

    • Motta Pakse

      Champa,,Get real..You are not blind but yet cannot see.
      Mervyn wants to save and be kind to animals..BUT we all know that by his deeds and actions that he treats human beings worse than even animals..
      This is all for his political mileage and publicity..You are in the minority, by thinking that this Moron Mervyn means well..Wake up ..

    • Aaks

      Before interfering with other religions, can you first stop the Buddhist monks from taking meat, fish, etc at least? Among those who cry against animal sacrifices, what is the percentage of vegetarians?
      I have personally witnessed a Buddhist monk dictating the list of items to be bought for an alms-giving which included CHICKEN and DRIED FISH. Are meat and dried fish obtained without killing?

    • vintage voter

      FIRST LET HIM PUT HIS HOUSE IN ORDER. DISCIPLINE YOUR SON.
      HOW CAN HE DO IT WHEN HE IS THE MOST INDISCIPLINED WILD
      BUGGER IN THIS COUNTRY.
      BEFORE HE INVESTIGATES KOVILS, LET HIM GO AND INVESTIGATE BUDDHIST TEMPLES WHERE SAMANERA MONKS ARE BEING ABUSED AND OF COURSE WE HAVE THE CASE OF HIGH PRIEST POKING THEIR FINGERS
      WHERE THEY SHOULD NOT
      MERVYN YOU TOO ARE POKING YOUR FINGER WHERE YOU SHOULD NOT.
      ABOUT TIME YOU INVESTIGATED THE HAPPENINGS WITHIN YOUR BOSSES FAMILY

    • perera

      I DO . YOU MUST BE A REAL FOOLISH FOLLOWER. YOU GOT NO BRAIN TO THINK FOR YOURSELF IT SEEMS

    • Iam the Percy

      Champa(nsy) Before you open your big mouth do you know how many kilos of meat supplied to the temple trees everyday? Gonraja and Gonpimpiya Mervin is fooling idiots like you in this country. You will die like beggars on streets if you dont stop this mad dogs who are getting rich everyday by slealing public money while diverting peoples minds on racial issues. We, Sinhalese are so famous to get united wherever there is communal issue to loot others otherwise we hate each other. This lunatic megalomaniac leaders using silly idiots like you to achieve their goals.
      Go see a good doctor, get some treatment first.

    • Goobahaya Gothapala

      You know what, Have ever read world history and the anicent Religions of the world. Hindidism is even older than Buddhism and its a religious culture like the Buddist who worship The Relics of the lord Buddha. Can you tell me how many Relics of the Lord Buddha is avaiable in the world and where there are placed, as all Dagoba and temples have oparts of his relics.
      Arent you also worshipping and paying reverence to bones.

      • tonga

        guys you all have to understand one thing, if hinduism is older than buddhism or any other religion which means, hinduism is as old as foolishness is, why worship idols that cannot even move a dry leaf on its own, it is weired to worship ferocious looking images saying they are god; tons of fruits, flowers and other edible stuff like coconut are being wasted on useless poojas, while millions of humans are starving every day, this is crime, the true God is supreme which human mind cannot perceive with an image like what we see around us these days, even lord buddha is human but he showed the world some human qualities and some good teachings

    • shehan

      YOU ARE ANOTHER MODAYA—JOIN THE MINORITY OF MODAYAS;

      WHEN YOU EAT YOUR NEXT PLATE OF MEAL WITH HALMASSOS THINK OF THE THOUSANDS OF SPRATS YOU HAVE KILLED FOR YOUR CONSUMPTION; SMALL SPRAT OR BIG GOATS ARE LIVES ALIKE—IDIOT;

    • len

      Champa Fernando

      So far only you Mr. Fernado that’s one.

  5. Rizwan

    This man needs to put his house in order before he put his finger into religious affairs of the country. I feel sorry for the people of this country with this type of people who are above the law..

    • freez

      Why cannot this psychopath be subdued by the president ?
      Is he having some hidden agenda ?
      Or is it that this psycopath has some trump card up his sleeve that is preventivng the president from taking action.?
      Or is it that that president is scared of taking action so that he may spill the beans of his past.

      YOUR GUESS IS GOOD AS MINE.

  6. Dan

    I hate Mervyn as much as everyone else here but in principle I think what he is trying to do is good and I support it.

    I mean what exactly are you expecting in return for the animal sacrifice ? “World Peace”? Grow up people. read a book and watch some news – we live in 2012 not year 1.

    However, Mervyn please make sure that you don;t fire-up another LTTE

  7. Mini Maru Lokkah

    Mervyn and MR are all from the same breed..Just baseless and useless, with no concern for the country or its people..Ony for themselves, their famiies and their ill gotten gains for their pocket..What a curse we are saddled with by having these filthy rotters as our leaders..Shamefully disgraceful for us, but these idiots have no shame….

  8. insar

    This fellow has no work to do ?????

  9. perera

    HAS THIS FOOL GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO
    TO BEGIN WITH HE SHOULD ASSIST POLICE IN APPREEHENDING HIS THUG OF A SON AND HIS GOONS.
    WHAT A MORON/
    WHY IS THE BIG MR SILENT.
    ANOTHER MORON

  10. David

    This is surprising news from a government minister. In general, no one can accept the animal sacrifices for the ritual purpose. No religion in the world preaches to do so. All the religions in the world preach the humanity and show the way to organize their life in good way.
    In Sri Lankan history, the people who say that they are the religious peoples do not follow their own religion at all. If they follow that then they should first speak about the human sacrifices for the well being of the Rajapaksa family. How many human beings have been sacrificed for the well being of Rajepaksa brothers? And still being slaughter.
    The Sri Lankan style is not to speak about human slaughter. This is because many of our politicians are criminals, including Mervil Silva and his son. Can anyone raise their voice against these criminals? But funny thing is that the main criminal is speaking about the animal rights. First of all, we all should follow our own religion in proper way, then we do not need to follow these criminal who are destroying our countries for the well being of their political survival.

  11. Konda Chena

    Mervyn is against animal sacrifice because he loves his generation, and do not want to see others killing them!

  12. dagobert

    Can not one of the Kovils poosaris offer Mervyn as a sacrifice ???

  13. Bandu

    This politician plus all other politicians and their spokespersons must be told in no uncertain terms that they do not have any role to play in two PLACES of CITIZENS LIVES 1) Places of worship (Buddhist Temples, Hindu Kovils, Christian Churches and Moslem Mosques) 2) Our Bed Rooms. Every politician in Sri Lanka thinks that they are paid by our tax payers money to interfere with our lives. Enough is Enough. We must rise against this intolerable behaviour of the politicians politicians.

  14. Mervyn Ma’Ma has offered himself to be sacrified, brave Mervyn

    • Mini Maru Lokkah

      Oh great news Timothy..Let’s get it done and over with and sacrfice Mervyn before he or MR changes his mind.
      Fools never disagree…..Beri Kallars

  15. tonga

    Mervyn is a product of the cruel UNP regime which ruined the nation for over 2 decades; dirtiest of politicians in the history of sri lanka existed during this horrible 2 decades; JR made some good changes to the nation but he failed with his treatment of Tamils during 1983 riots; with him a bunch of drunkards, womanizers, nation plunders and cruel murderers, with the change over to the horrible murderer cruel and dastardly R. Premadasa a bugger who is not fit even to be thrown into a wild forest our beauitiful Island entered into daily blood-bath until the dastardly murderer was flattened 20 years ago. So when you compare to that period Mervyn is not a bad guy, he is better than saint looking but dirty fellows like Ranil, Jayalath J’wardena, Ravi K. and so many….. so Mervyn will continue as it is until he thinks it is enough……

  16. Ferdy

    He is asking for a secrification from a Hindu… if he try too much you know the end. this ideat cant control his loving son hw can he control the temples and kovils… first you have to kick MR as… for keeping this ideot with him..

  17. Mohan

    He is THE savior of Buddhism in this World.

  18. Its fitting, as Mervin’s Durava people are the big Kali people;
    http://www.ceylontoday.lk/59-12313-news-detail-a-unifying-force-turned-divider.html
    Some more concerned about goats, behaving like mice !
    Take the relic; placed in only Siyampoli temples
    (Multy nikaya Gangarama only an after thought with weeks extension)
    I mean is this the fascism we want, second class Sinhala citizens ?

  19. td

    Before mervin silva investigate covil activities. The police department should stand tall and make a full investigation about mervin and malaka brothers.
    Malaka was very famous to make any type of delevery (street club or any other places) at any time for any body . these type of people should send to jail for life.

  20. Anon Count

    Hey Mervyn, I thought you committed suiside last week?? Have you risen from the dead?

  21. sena

    We shall appoint Mervin as Director of Religious affairs with the mandate to visit each and every religious institution, Pansala ,Kovil, Temple Church, Mosque etc and discipline each and every Father Priest, Bhikku , and Moulavi in his own way of thinking— Just kidding — is there any one in SL who has the authority to appoint him . The wise men in power will never ever do that.Nor will tolerate his infringing on anybody’s religious freedom

  22. jaya

    kudu mervyn and maha raja gola hetta panna damapiyawe

  23. Richie

    Soprano Mervin and Co is promoting Sharia Law to all the amudes so start covering your pussies pronto.

  24. James Silva

    In our Buddhist country one idiot is trying to ban animal sacrifices while human sacrifices have increased tremendously.

  25. James Silva

    Mervyn must first investigate the human sacrifices (Murders) taking place all over the country before taking action to prevent killings animals.

  26. Rohan

    We just finished a long war,and this clown is creating another,by that time he will be long gone,and his kith and kin will be sun bathing in another country, the ordinary people will face it,just like what we experienced in the past,what I cannot understand is how the president or the party just ignores this joker’s comments,very soon the Jr will start the antiques what the Sr did,and we have the evidence in front of us already,these thugs have enough disposable money,otherwise why can’t you just watch the election results at home without renting out a expensive room which is barley a monthly salary of a ordinary citizen,after all he is the great classmate of the president’s son,so these idiots have immunity, there will be a day we will not be able to say that we are from that great school by the sea,when the output is in this caliber, but he was a total dropout, a thrash bin thomain

  27. Alwis

    Excellent. However he needs to investigate ALL other sects that carry out animal sacrifices for so called ‘religious’ reasons. Why only the Kovils?? AG

  28. kudson

    somebody should make a sacrifice out of this crazy baboon faced idiot and his junkie son

  29. n.c.wijeratne

    Who wants a MEEHARAKA to investigate animal sacrifices?

  30. ramkumar

    Dear Readers,

    Mervun’s statement and acts are pre planned drama staged by the government to divert attention of the public from cost of living, political matter and other issues which are bringing government images down. We all know why the supremo is silent and always silently accepte dr.’s acts.

  31. Hypo

    Mongoloid people (Chinese features) following Buddhism in south east Asian countries, like laos vietnam cambodia thailand burma etc they all likes eating meat more than plant food. They kill for food any animals reptiles insects worms even the pets like dogs cats monkeys. These people are not hypocrites and do not project outwardly false values and conceal his or her real feelings or motives. as customarily humans are omnivorous so they do not suppress their needs saying Buddhism forbids killing animals or any living beings as they need to consume meat. hypocrisy is very rampant among may in this land.

  32. gamarala

    He should first investigate what is happening inside the Sangavasas in Buddhist Tmples.
    Young samaneras aged ten and above are being preyed upon by older monks most of whom have also forsaken the vows of celibacy and poverty.
    Many monks own property and businesses, have bank accounts, are engaged in litigation, run cars,engage in politics and have no moral code.

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