Subsequent to the resignation of Minister Mervin Silva from his post as the Kelaniya electorate Organiser of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, a media briefing was called in to express gratitude to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by the Chairman of the Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha.
Chairman of the Kelaniya Predeshiya Sabha Prasanna Ranaweera expressing his views during the media briefing stated that attempts were underway to annihilate him & his group of supporters.
He also urged authorities to place Minister Mervyn Silva under arrest for allegedly being instrumental in the murder of fellow Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha member Hasitha Madawala.
According to the Presidential media unit the resignation letter of Minister Mervyn Silva as the Kelaniya electorate organiser of the SLFP had been accepted by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Meanwhile Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha member Lanka Vijitha Kumara speaking during today's media briefing noted that supporters of Minister Mervyn Silva were already engaged in efforts to reinstate him as the SLFP Organiser of the Kelaniya electorate.