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Malaka Silva’s main educational knowledge is not taking A/Levels and then dropping out of two foreign graphic design courses. He’s more commonly known for clubbing, violence, debauchery and possible drug dealing. He has assaulted average citizens, expats, police and now an Army Major, with impunity. When called to court he gets his dad to bail out or feigns ill to stay in hospital. Now he’s making even more news by saying that he wants to be Higher Education Minister. Wow.
Minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka has made a request to leave the country for higher education purposes, to fulfill his aspiration of one day becoming Sri Lanka’s Education Minister.
President’s Council Hemantha Warnakulasooriya appearing on behalf of Malaka Silva informed court that his client was expecting to enter an American University. (Daily Mirror)
The implication here seems to be that getting an education would make him eligible to be Higher Education Minister. He has previously said “If people plead and request me, then I will enter politics” (via Gossip Lanka). Which, uh, I don’t see that happening. What seems to be happening is that the people are pleading for him to be arrested and the people in the government protecting him (via his father) are requesting that he leave the country.
But goodness, the gall. The government is run like a mafia, but they mostly keep quiet. In fact, I wonder if this is all a smokescreen to cover up major dubiousness, the first family trotting out the first jester family as a distraction. Or maybe they’re just not in control. It was publicity hounds like John Gotti that made too much noise and ultimately upended the US mafia. Methinks the Silvas are making too much noise and making the corruption and injustice of the government appear all too clear.