The SLFP would decide on disciplinary action against Minister Mervyn Silva, in view of allegations being levelled against him as regards the killing of Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha member Hasitha Madawala, at the party’s next Central Committee meeting, party general secretary minister Maithripala Sirisena told a media briefing yesterday.
Minister Sirisena was answering a query on why the SLFP had failed to take action against Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister Mervyn Silva, while the party wasted no time in acting against North Western Provincial Council member Ananda Sarath Kumara for forcing a teacher to kneel down.
The SLFP Central Committee decided to sack the UPFA NWPC member on Monday night and the councilor, too, submitted his resignation letter to Wayamba Province Governor Tissa Balalle on Tuesday.
“We received the report of the disciplinary inquiry against Minister Mervyn Silva only last week,” Sirisena said, adding that it was not included in the Central Committee agenda.
Minister Sirisena said that it would be discussed at the next CC and a decision taken.
Minister Mervyn Silva resigned as the SLFP Organizer of the Kelaniya in January.(The Island)