Sri Lanka: Controversial media minister resigns after 13 days
07 May 10

Mervyn Silva has resigned as media minister just 13 days after he was appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He has been replaced by former defence minister Keheliya Rambukwella, Reporters Sans Frontières claim like Silva, Rambukwella has a reputation for using violence and intimidation to silence journalists.