Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva has gifted a two and a half acre land on the Thelangapatha Road between Peliyagoda and Wattala to Senior DIG in-charge of Colombo Division, Anura Senanayake, it is learnt.
The two and a half acre land is said to be a land that had been filled on a marsh and the DIG is reportedly planning on setting up a container yard on the land. Minister Mervyn Silva has given this gift to the DIG as a token of appreciation for his help in suppressing any opposition to the Minister in the Kelaniya electorate.
The arrest of Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha member Hasitha Madawela on false allegations was one such step.
It is also learnt that the Public Relations Minister had given a 40 perch land near the Kiribathgoda Town to the Superintendent of Police in-charge of the Kelaniya area, Mathurata.
Mathurata had been a close friend of Minister Silva since he was a sub inspector (SI) in the police and he was got down to Peliyagoda by Silva by making a special request from the IGP.