Minister Mervyn Silva says he is the most suitable candidate for the post of Prime Minister to be selected by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
Speaking to reporters today Silva said that he had suffered a lot with his sister, brother and brother-in-law being killed as a result of his political career.
“I went to prison. My house was attacked. I did politics with the Rajapaksas. So the person the President should trust the most is me so give it to me,” the Minister said.
His comments come just days after Minister Maithripala Sirisena had said that there were attempts to prevent him from getting the Premiership post.
Sirisena said this after his son was involved in a brawl with the son of a top police officer.
Minister Mervyn Silva has been in the news over several notorious acts including threats and intimidation. (Colombo Gazette)