Chairman of the three-member committee, Nimal Siripala de Silva, appointed by the SLFP to probe into the recent activities of Minister Mervyn Silva, said that a thorough investigation would be conducted and it would take some time since many people had to be questioned and the statements made by some to the Police had to be studied.
Minister Mervyn Silva recently forced himself into the premises of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Cooperation with some underworld thugs and is alleged to have assaulted the News Director for apparently not telecasting a speech made by him at Matara the previous day.
However, angry Rupavahini employees imprisoned him inside the Chairman`s room and inflicted minor injuries on him. He was rescued by the police.
The other members on the committee appointed by the SLFP are Minister John Seneviratne and Western Province Governor Alawi Moulana.