I will break your bones says Mervyn

Minister Mervyn Silva warned today that he is ready to “break the bones” of human rights activists Sunanda Deshapriya, Nimalka Fernando and Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu.

Silva also claimed that it was he who forced the former convener of the Free Media Movement Podala Jayantha to leave the country.

Podala Jayantha left the country fearing for his life after he was brutally attacked and he is now believed to be living in the United States.

Silva accused the local human rights activists of campaigning against the government during the just concluded human rights council session in Geneva.

The Minister told a gathering today that he will resign from his Ministerial post only if the people vote against him.

If not he will remain in politics till 2016. Reporters Without Borders meanwhile strongly condemned the statement made by Silva.

(Colombo Gazette)

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