Sri Lanka’s Public Relations Minister Meryvn Silva remained obstinate on Tuesday in his pledge to “break the limbs” of those who work against Sri Lanka, as he continued to threaten those labelled as “traitors” to the country.
Speaking at a visit to the Kelaniya Vihara after a pooja, he compared his threatened punishment to that of ancient Kings to traitors, commenting,
“As a man from the south I will fight against any move to betray the country. If I threatened to break limbs I must say that breaking limbs was a lesser punishment when compared to those that existed during the time of ancient kings.”
“I will not allow the individuals who depend on dollars of the foreigners and do their dirty work to ruin the Sinhala community. President Mahinda Rajapakse saved the country from terrorism through a humanitarian operation when many other government’s succumbed to the pressure of terrorist movements and granted their demands.”
See our earlier post: “I will break your limbs in public!” – Minister threat to human rights activists (23 March 2012)