Malaka and Mervyn at his birthday party at the defunct D’s. Note the guy with the bandaged hand.
After assaulting cops, a man at a nightclub and numerous innocents, Malaka Silva went of the radar for a while. This son of the already violent Public Relations Minister (I know) Mervyn Silva had fast acquired his own reputation for indiscriminate violence, usually against usually protected targets like police, other politically connected people and now members of the Army. This weekend Malaka and his crew, including other wayward political sons, beat up an Army Major, taking his official firearm and mobile chain.
According to police spokesman SP Ajith Rohana, the Minister’s son had entered into an argument with the army intelligence officer Maj. Chandana Pradeep and after the officer and a corporal, who accompanied him proceeded to the car park, a brawl had erupted and they were assaulted by Malaka Silva and some of those who accompanied him.
The Major had identified Malaka Silva and the former Kegalle district parliamentarian’s son among those who were in the group.
The officer, who sustained injuries due to the assault, is warded at the national hospital and had undergone surgery, the police said…
There had been several Ministerial Security Division men present at the time of the assault, the police said.
In his complaint, the army officer had told the police that they have gone to the apartment hotel to meet some persons and Malaka who had arrived there, accompanied by a group of men, had asked for a cigarette from him while they were coming down in an elevator and he had obliged. Then, the Minister’s son had asked for a lighter and the officer had told him he didn’t have one. The officer and the corporal had proceeded to the car park and Malaka had come there with his accomplices and assaulted him.(The Island)
Will there be any sort of justice for this assault and theft? Like the many assaults before it, Malaka will likely suffer no actual consequences and his father will bluster on. Like Sunil Perera of the Gypsies said in a recent interview with The Sunday Leader:
Sunil said that he is ashamed to be a Sri Lankan when he reads news reports as to how politicians do not have any embarrassment to misbehave in the society. Take the Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman for an example. He has once again been installed in his position till he is found guilty for the rape case. Rape and murder is heard from every nook and corner of this country. In most cases, politicians are involved but surprisingly they are not arrested but their henchmen are taken into custody.
This has become the law of the day. Let the Constitution be amended and bring a new clause to it allowing politicians and their family members to kill anyone of their choice once a year without any legal action. (With So Many Clowns, No Room For Entertainers – Sunil)
Seriously, with so many clowns, there’s no room for entertainers. If only the clowns weren’t so violent.