In 2010 he was accused of forcing a samurdhi officer to be tied to a tree over his failure to attend a dengue prevention programme in Kelaniya.
However speaking after newly appointed Non-cabinet Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe assumed duties today, Silva said that the samurdhi officer tied himself to the tree.
“I told him to tie himself to the tree for people to see,” he said.
Mervyn Silva was a guest at the event held when Non-cabinet Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe assumed duties at his Ministry today. (Colombo Gazette)