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Trouble in the junction now -Samurdhi officers to boycott anti-dengue campaign

Wednesday, 4 August 2010 - 7:04 AM SL Time

Samurdhi officers island-wide have threatened to boycott all anti-dengue campaigns island-wide in protest against the manhandling of a fellow officer by a government Minister.

The Samurdhi officers` union said that it had instructed all its officers to boycott the campaigns after an officer from the Kelaniya Divisional Secretariat was punished by Highways Minister Mervyn Silva for failing to attend the kick off of the anti-dengue campaign in Kelaniya.

Minister Silva had allegedly got the said officer bound to a mango tree as a punishment for his non-attendance.

The Samurdhi officers` union says that though engaging in anti-dengue campaigns was not a part of their officially designated duties, almost all officers had willingly participated in these campaigns dur to its humanitarian aspect.

Ada Derana August 3, 2010

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These type of people create unnecessary problems in the country.
Reason - No education!

This what DM says..
Samurdhi officers have decided to suspend their participation in dengue eradication programmes islandwide until disciplinary action is taken against Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva for tying a Samurdhi officer to a tree today.

President of the All Ceylon Samurdhi Workers Association Nishantha Udawatta speaking to Daily Mirror online said that all associations affiliated to the Samurdhi Authority have decided to support the strike and will also seek legal action against the Deputy Minister.

Deputy Minister Silva tied a Samurdhi Officer to a mango tree this afternoon over his failure to attend a dengue prevention programme in Kelaniya last week. (Daily Mirror online)

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Mervyn on song as usual. Amu meeharakek.
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It is well know that if someone insults a government employee or...... there are harsh punishment ..... so, what will Dr. Silva get!!
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