Mervyn Silva pleads guilty to cheque fraud

  • 24 Jul 2007 21:31:25 GMT

    He is a typical sample of this corrupt govt. The president who presented an agreement as the PM in the parliament to get the approval of the house turns around and say he wants to ditch it. We had a rare oppotunity to salvage this country by implementing the agreement, P-TOMS, singed by his last govt and LTTE. But he sabotaged in order to get elected as the president.

    He is the man who put the tdunami funds in his private Hambantota account and prevented probe on it.

    If a minister can steal Rs.70,000 what do you expect from the police, army and the citizens at large?

  • 24 Jul 2007 21:32:27 GMT

    If I can save myself with just Rs. 2500 after stealing Rs. 70,000, I would steal a few Billions of Sri Lankan money and would use the same money to pay Court - costs.

    Still, I would be better off.

    I am moving back to Sri Lanka.

    There are so many thieves in the govt. With this many thieves, how can we say the govt has a reputation ?.

    Courts are also biased. When leaders do thefts, the punishment should be severe. Law courts should be exemplary to the country. On the other hand, we know politics are every where.

  • 24 Jul 2007 21:35:59 GMT


    Now mahinda`s main concern is not corruption or high cost of living.His main concern is racist ltte.first he has to destroy is the his most is the most important fact for him .

  • 24 Jul 2007 21:37:18 GMT

    You should be able to see the silver lining in the dark cloud. He stole 70,000 and the state at least got 2,500 back. MR stole millions and state got back zero. (Here there is no silver lining) LOL

  • 24 Jul 2007 21:40:53 GMT

    Good time guys , make more money to teh pocket and send some village guys to the war front , all sinhala will be damn happy !

  • 24 Jul 2007 21:42:51 GMT

    If MR and CO can make billions dollars to private account why not this guy ? he is also part of the corrupted team , he has the right to his share too .

  • 24 Jul 2007 21:42:59 GMT

    If I compare Mervyn Silva and Mahinda and ask myself who the bigger crook was, it`d be Mervyn Silva.

    Saying he frauded a check for a mere 70,000 and paid back 2,500 is a joke considering what he really does in the sahdows. Let`s not mention his son and his shadow dealings, in hopes that, at least, he may turn around one fine day.


  • 24 Jul 2007 21:45:17 GMT

    What would happen to the rest of the money?

  • 24 Jul 2007 21:53:58 GMT

    Mahinda should sack this joker immediately.Before he brings more disgrace to the Party & Govt.

  • 24 Jul 2007 21:54:25 GMT

    Bank will sue him for the money and court costs incurred by the bank.