The Sunday Leader

Colombo May Entangle Itself In A New Diplomatic Tiff Soon

By Munza Mushtaq

President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government is likely to get entangled in a diplomatic row, amidst reports that defence authorities are planning to quiz several journalists, including foreign journalists who were at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel during the presidential elections last month.

“Even though defence authorities are likely to ‘diplomatically’ handle most of these foreign journalists, a majority of whom were from neighbouring India, the move is expected to spark a diplomatic row with neighbouring nations, especially India,” sources told The Sunday Leader.

No nation wants their journalists to be put under the microscope over the internal issues of other countries, sources said.

“Several Indian journalists have already been warned by authoritative officials that they will be quizzed over what took place at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel in Colombo where defeated presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka and parliamentary members of the opposition stayed. It is alleged that the opposition camp planned a military coup and had also allegedly planned to assassinate President Mahinda Rajapaksa,” sources said.

Indian television channels including NewsX broke the story of Fonseka staying at the five star hotel in Colombo.

“The Indian government is expected to intervene on behalf of their journalists and ask the Sri Lankan government on a ‘government to government’ basis to adopt a hands off policy on their journalists, if they feel the quizzing gets out of hand,” the sources claimed.

120 Comments for “Colombo May Entangle Itself In A New Diplomatic Tiff Soon”

  1. raymond

    Who is there to quiz our President? He is all mighty and is crowned . “the King of all Kings” . Hail Mahinda Raja!!

    • Weerawansa

      Mahinda Rajapaksha Awajathaka Keri Ballata Hena Gahapan !!!

      • Lalith

        Who ever make this comment insut to all of us who reading Sunday leader.

        Please behave your self

        • raymond

          Idiot, learn English or make your comments in sinhalese!

        • MJLondon

          Tell Raymond, he is an Idiot, this is an English News Paper, the comments should be in English. The People like him spoil our beautiful Sri Lanaka. Grow Up Man.

        • Weerawansa

          Karunaa Raja Gedara. General Hira Gedara. Mahinda Rajapaksha Awajathaka Keri Wesa Ballata Hena Gahapan !!!

        • Lalith

          Raymond

          Thanks for your advice? Tell me who is the idiot you or me? You may have only good english but not a brain.

        • Only people with warped mind insult others with filth. If they do not know how to express themselves in a descent manner; what can we do. Just ignore them.

      • pukadena ranil

        thoge thatha kauda kiyala ammageng ahapan pakayo!!!!!!

        • Nadaal Mohd

          wonder whether this is MNervyn Silva’s comment. Pls editor do not let filth be printed

        • Mangala

          Thoge Ammata Ballo Hukala Balu Keri Walin Ipadunu Ponna Keri Balla, Thoge Ammata Kyapan Wesa Kame Yanna Epa Kiyala.

        • Mahinda Spurm Dog

          Karuna Raja Gedara…General Hira Gedara…
          Mahinda Rajapaksha Awajathaka Para Ballata Hena Gahapan!!!

          To: The Ponna Balla who made a comment here by the name ‘pukadena ranil’.
          Thoge Ammata Ballo Hukala Balu Keri Walin Ipadunu Ponna Keri Balla, Thoge Ammata Kyapan Wesa Kame Yanna Epa Kiyala

      • Eelam Dreamer

        I agree with you

      • Somawansa

        wish you the same ! (obtah esema wewa !)

        • NmN

          Please my countrymen behave in a proper way…dont do and speak like what the politicians do…

        • Spurm Dog Mahinda

          Karunaa Raja Gedarata… General Hira Gedarata… Mahinda Rajapaksha Awajathaka Para Ballata Hena Gahapan !!!

      • jane

        what kind of a fool are you.No wonder you are a foni suppporter.A dimwit.

      • Wrishee

        Shyapaya wedeemata nam wachana niweradiva demiya yuthu we. Athishayokthiyen demu wita bala rahitha wana athara eya kiyu/liyu theneththa wethama ella we. Kese wethath obe idiri dina kihipaya wimasilimath weema watee. Wisheshayen thenithala paalu bim wala nithara gevaseema angata yahapath novanu etha. Oba Weerawansada? Dahamda? nobala mema udana wekiya obata salakanu etha.

      • Manu

        Is this is the kind of comments the Sunday Leader Web Administrator approve. Comments are also like the paper

      • SH

        This trashy Weerawansa must be coming from the gutters of Sri Lanka. We don’t need your trashy comments keep it to your self or share with SF.

    • Ruwan

      Better say:
      “Hail Maha Jara Passa”

    • usa

      Raymond
      You can also make MR happy by wiping his ass with your tongue

    • truth

      MR is our king & always will be KING! others can shout nothing wl happen to him as people are with him. ungrateful basteds can go with traitors

      • kayesenar

        MR the king of GOONS. He thrives on the foolishness of the GOONS. LONG LIVE THE GOONS OF LANKA> LONG LIVE THE GOTHA FAMILY>

    • kari demala

      MR is always our KING!

    • WIMAL VEERWNSH

      YES BARNY RAYMOND

      You must inflate Hitler by calling him Maharaja. Dont be a 2nd class citizen. These bugers go mad when u call them Maha Raja.

  2. raymond

    Please stop saying “defeated candidate”. General Fonseka was not defeated – the votes were rigged in Hitler’s favour!

    • Psycho

      Are you hallucinating? or forgot to take your medication?

      • maluman

        Mr psycho, stop drinking the propaganda that your uncle mahinda feeds you. Grow a brain and open your eyes. Ofcourse the election was not fair. Any fool knows this. And idiots like you keep kissing MR’s @ss.

        • Oiiii Psycho..Even Angoda is not good enough for you..True to your psuedonym,better get your head checked ….if you get well, recommend to rajapakses as they need theor heads cleared as well.

        • Psycho

          You seems to in a fantasy world, dream on.

      • Psycho..Mahinda must be giving you or your female relations the good woorks for you to lick him so much…Guess you and your female family members must be liking his style and getting a few bucks for your immoral and shameless ways….In Angoda also you get patients who will like you and you can take some of your family members..Let us know how you feel after the works OK…Bloody mad idiot..writing for the sake of your stupidity with no substance.

        • Psycho

          You are free to join me at Angoda, very soon SF will be my ward mate.

        • NmN

          i dont think so those angoda people will do the same things like the MR and government doing at present…those are in angoda wiser than these MR regime…

        • NmN..Sorry I should have thought of that..I agree that even the patients in Angoda are far more honourable than the Hora Balu Rajapakses..Let’s not insult the good patients and Angoda in itself by even hinting that MR should go there..I think the most appropriate would be first to the hangman in public and then to Rot in Hell at leisure..Nothing less than this.

      • Lathawata Kathawa

        Rigging is only a “thought” brought forward by the oppostion including SF. They have no evidence to prove. If they had any, scenario now we are witnessing would be completely different. Now they are pointing their fingers to everybody not knowing the exact person behind that meticulous manipulation of votes.
        Only explanation to these hallucinations is – if they don’t assume the votes were manipulated, both of these parties have nothing to sell in the general election & go further down as a credible opposition.

      • MJLondon

        Same comment you are making to everyone, you should be the one to take medicine.

      • Onemore

        Psycho, Shake your head wipe your eyes relax your head and get any election results in the past. See if you can possibly calculate 1.8million majority of votes under any circumstances. Secondly go through the utterances of many parliamentarians who made comments after election. They prove that they were in firing line if SF wins. Those prove that MR had planed to rig this election at any cost in order to safeguard his battalion of foulmouthed ministers and mps and any other who burst their lungs on election meetings and participated in killing and assaults etc. I believe that, as a last measure govt conspired to roundup opposition in their hotel to apprehend SF and others though he wins he will not be let out to do nay thing. Now MR is afraid of parliamentary election and further tries to crack down oppositions regrouping. It won’t work this way. People like you should get enlightened with reality or else you’ll belong to goon gang slinging mud or throwing stones for cash payment.

    • Eelam Dreamer

      Yes you are right. I agree with you.

    • Suresh Jeywardena

      he was defeated…using guns and force.

    • Lalith

      Raymond, You are a real idiot. You have only English. Even do not know simple arithamatic

  3. harry

    Election was won whilst breaking election laws.ITN,Rupawahini were breaking the law even on election day.Government also ignored the Supreme court decisions and continued to break the law.What is the point in having these laws if there is no action taken for breaking the law.Election commissioner was impotent and did not want to take drastic actions other than sending circulars! and afterwads EC declares the election as “FAIR”.My foot! Law is an ass.

    • Sam Perera

      Harry the Scummy,

      Stop whining and learn to respect the democratic will of Sri Lankans. The white man worshiping fumbducks like you in Colombo no longer are the decision makers in Sri Lanka. It belongs to the rural masses who sent their sons and daughters to defend the country. Go home and fly a kite you a-hole.

      • harry

        Sam Perera
        I was referring to the law and your reply is not to the point.Address to the point that I was bringing up on this forum.It is also wiser to learn to be atleast bit more decent with your language.

        • Truth First

          harry, well said. For people like Sam, anybody who is expressing his/her view which is against the ruling family, they automatically become traitors and conspirators.

        • Deborak

          Harry,

          I know this guy Sam Perera,he writes in Lankanewspapers too.Bgger cannot comment decently without name calling.

          And the funniest thing is this fellow residing in USA worshipping and even licking white a holes
          and telling others they are white man worshipperes.

          LMAO :)))

    • Election Commissioner chages his stance with the changing of Dollars within the hands of power..One day, he says he will resign as he is fed up..Next day, after money and promises made, this spineless PIG and snake says election was fair and wants to continue as EC..More money and benefits after he allows the General Election also to get rigged.
      Filthy Pig this Election Commisioner is and he associates with also Filthy rogues and Pigs like Horapakse and his Balu clan.
      He also will bloody live a life of misery before he rots in bloody hell..Curse these filthy, immoral corrupt Pariahs…Let the people and the country down for peresonal; benefit.

    • jane

      what a dreamer and loser.

  4. AJ-Sydney

    Get the bloddy Indians out of the country.They created troubles and they export
    corruption and etc.

  5. P.L.J.B.Palipana

    Dear friends,
    Our children(SriLankan) use to read our local newspapers once they have free time. So we have to express our feelings in a decent way.

  6. Sinhabahu

    Gotabaya is acting like a mad buruwa. Computer operator dosen’t know law but to rig election electronicaly

  7. Some of these readers are so nasty, vicious and inhumane! You can agree to disagree and express your frustrations in a little more decent manner so that we can all appreciate the differences.

  8. Nim

    Mahinda R is worse than Idi Amin…….Where are those 16 ministers joined with Idi Amin? You all must be court martialed for helping a inhuman ruler for your personal gain

  9. Janaka

    The comments here explains the true nature of the Sunday leader, Nothing but vengeful hatred

  10. How can a Sinhalese abuse President Rajapakse and Gotabaya? What sort of blood run in their veins? Mahinda is the greatest leader SriLanka ever had.

    Gota, from the start planned to liberate SriLanka. With the President’s assistance, he established liaison with countries like Russia, China,Iran,Chechniya,Pakistan and India and bought weapons, then He strengthened the defence forces by adding thousands and thousands of new recruits. Massive funds were allocated for the war effort. Thank Gota for the victory and not abuse him. If not for him Paraba will still be in charge.So another woman starts crying in SriLanka. First it was Sirimavo Bandaranaike then her daughter Chandrika kumaratunga and now Anoma Fonseka. If you all had safeguarded your husbands by moderating their behaviours this would not have happened. The Bandaranaikes destroyed the country by their racist policies and created division. Now Fonseka divulged state secrets and publicly stated he will be a witness before the war crimes tribunal in Geneva. Dont cry for me SriLanka! Only traitors will oppose Mahinda and Gota.The Monka who support Fonseka are JVP supporters. Be weary of them.
    uB#DyIsBYQlJ Someone should tell Karunanidi, Srilanka is not part of his Nadu. Those who abuse the President abuse their father as Mahinda is the father figure who saved us all.

    • TAX PAYER

      MR has only two sons as I know and I don’t remember you as being one of them; where you adopted as an after thoght?

      • Lalith

        Hi Tax p. MR has three sons.

        But Punchi banda telling some thing true. But he needs to add MR+GR+SF all together. Head less JVP brought the disastrous to SF

    • Punchi Banda your comments show your pro MR stand, because
      you are misled by the fake propoganda with blatant lies in the
      print & state Media, SF & Anoma are pure Bhuddhist & dont have
      mixture like MR who has a PERCY name which belonged to the
      Catholics & Shiranthi is a Catholic.
      If an Army Commander demands more men & Equipment to fight
      the state Enemy it is the duty of the King or President to give
      everything at their disposal otherwise they too are traiters.
      It was the strategy of SF & courage that won the war, he assured us that he will never allow another Army commander to continue this War.
      SF never revealed any State Secrets, those are Fabricated
      propoganda to tarnish his IMage & you are a sucker to believe it & mind you he never broke the Geneva Convention
      He waged war abiding the Geneva Convention those who broke the rule by side stepping the commander thats their look
      out.
      Ignorant Punchi Banda JVP is the real patriots in this Country.

      • There is no such thing as pure Buddhists. We follow Mahavihara tradition; that is what Sinhala Buddhists are. Obviously, you do not know what it takes to be a Sinhala Buddhist. Is there any point me sweat about it. I suppose not.

        It seems Fonseka is a ‘war hero’ for you now when he became a politician; Am I right? I like to know whether he was a war hero for you, the days that he saluted Mahinda? I bet you were not. You don’t sound like one. You sound like a one of those that proselytized Fonseka to anti-national camp. Not even ‘the God’ can help him now!

        For us of cause, Fonseka was a war hero when he had been giving orders to kill the LTTE leaders without distinction. As of now Fonseka has become a traitor not because he has became a politician but he said he will give evidence against Shavendra Silva and other battle front commanders for wrong doings.

        I am not undermining General Fonseka’s ability to wage war. But it must be said, Fonseka had been a cold room commander whereas Shavendra and company had been trench line commanders.

        Do the Yankees follow Geneva conventions.

    • Loku Baba

      If an opportunistic coward like Gota who ran away from military for safety 15 years ago when LTTE was fighting with just AK47s and lived in the USA with USA citizenship can strategize to win a war in Sri Lanka you must ask why the hell most powerful nations like America with all the high-tech weapons and most powerful politicians in the world cannot win wars against impoverished Afgans or Iraqis. Gota came back once his murderous brother who killed people in Mulkirigala in 1985, all of a sudden given Bandaranayake part leadership to contest and win the election. All Rajapkses mushroomed from all hiding corners of the world and now live happily spending donations, loans and grants come from foreign nations and banks for our people. Without Sarath Fonseka who knew the real battle, had the real experience against LTTE and showed his bravery and patriotism bought the victory. Idiotic, uneducated, corrupt and undemocratic egoistic Rajapakses want to create a kingdom for them fooling all the intelligent Sri Lankans. That should be avoided at any cost to save democracy, decency, justice and peace in our land.

    • jaju

      you show how stupid the sinhalese are .(I am also a sihalese)When we become like zimbabwe then dont start crying

  11. Ariya

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government is likely to get entangled in a diplomatic row,…???

    This word “likely” in the first sentence in the article says that the rest of the story is BS!

  12. DISSANAYAKE

    WHEN I GO THROUGH THE COMMENTS MADE BY SOME OF READERS, I FEEL SORRY FOR THEM AND THE EDITOR OF THE PAPER TOO.

    HOWEVER COME TO THE POINT, WE STILL HAVE NOT REALIZED THAT OUR MOTHER LAND IN A BETTER POSITION AT THE MOMENT. IT IS UNDOUBTED THE MR, THE ” DIYASENA KUMARAYA” UNITED THIS COUNTRY BEATING ALL THE ANTI-SRILANKAN FORCES.NOT ONLY HE HAD TO FIGHT WITH LTTE BUT ALSO WITH WESTERN POWERS, MEDIA MAFIA SUCH AS SIRASA,DAILYMIRROR, ANTI-SRILANKAN AND POWER GREEDY FORCES SUCH AS RANIL,MANO,HAKEEM, JVP. HE WON THE WAR FOR US….! THAT IS THE TRUTH..! ACCEPT IT.

    BUT WHAT SF HAS DONE TO THIS COUNTRY….! THE GREEDY GENERAL HAD 13 DAYS TO RETIRE. MR MADE HIM THE CHIEF OF ARMY. SO NOW HE IS CLAIMIMG THAT HE WON THE WAR… CAN ANY ONE TELL ME THAT HOW HE WAS GOING TO THE WAR IF MR HAD BOW TO THE WESTERN POWERS AND STOP THE WAR…? WHERE WE HAVE BEEN THEN…? THERE WERE MANY CABLE CHIEF OF ARMY COMMANDORS IN THE PAST.BUT THERE WASN’T A REAL LEADER TO THIS COUNTRY….! THAT IS THE TRUTH.

    POLITICIANS LIKE, RANI,MANO,SOMAWANSA,HAKEEM ARE JUST POWER GREEDY INDIVIDUALS. THEY JUST WANT TO GRAB THE POWER. RANIL IS SICK WITH PRESIDENT DREAM.BUT RANIL WILL NEVER BE THE PRESIDENT OF THIS COUNTRY BY PEOPLE VOTES.HE KNOWS IT. SO HE TAPED SF. GREEDY AND UNGRATITUDE SF TRAPED. FROM WAR HERO HE WAS DOWN TO ZERO. FINALLY, RANIL TOO WON…

    MR HAS THE REAL VISION FOR THIS COUNTRY. THE GENERATION OF RAJAPAKSHAS, SHALL NEVER BETRAYT OUR MOTHER LAND. BUT RANIL AND COMPANY WILL DO SO JUST FOR POLITICAL GAINS….! BE AWARE OF SUCH ANTI-MOTHERLAND FORCES.

    WE ARE TALKING ABOUT FREEDOM OF SPEACH, FREEDOM F MOVEMENT, DEVELOPMENT , EDUCATION, MEDICAL FACILITIES… WHEN WE THINK BACK OF THE PAST FOUR DECADES, JUST TELL ME ANY ONE ENJOY BETTER FACILITIES THAN WHAT WE ENJOY NOW…? MF CAN NOT DO MIRACLES OVER NIGHT. BUT HE IS ON THE RIGHT PATH.. ONE DAY PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY, OUR SECOND AND THIRD GENERATION, OUR CHILDREN WILL DESCRIB THAT MR WAS THE LEADER WITH A BACK-BORNE…! THE REAL LEADER WHO LOVED OUR MOTHERLAND…!

    • lankawatcher

      “WE ARE TALKING ABOUT FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT,……….”

      Do you honestly believe we have it now and it is going to get better in the future? You are earnestly requested to ‘OPEN YOUR EYES”. The media is hounded they cannot reveal the truth! The Editor of this paper was assassinated in broad day light. Why? Because he was revealing how the rights of citizens in this country were getting trampled by an ‘all too powerful President”, who would not speak a word against it. For your information, there is a move now to monitor our internet use with the assistance of the Chinese. When that is implemented, you and I won’t even be able to give our comments like this.

    • Samarasinghe

      Dissanaike, you are talking of freedom …….today people have no freedon even to eat what they like because of the cost of living whilst your freedom giver is having lavish tamashas everyday at Temple Trees. For the first time even the 4 Maha Nayake’s are in agreement that people have lost their democracy and freedom.

    • Dissanayake you are also seeing things with a blue spectacle,
      I agree with your stance about Ranil, Mano ,Hakim Clan, but i dissagree when you paint with the same brush to JVP.
      Why JVP helped Mahinda to become President is it to get (portfolios perks or bribe like the UNPers & Weerawanse who
      crossed over,) to keep the country undivided, who protested & demonstrated Against Norway & LTTE, did MR Or any present
      ministers participated it was the poor lower cadres of the JVP
      In the hot sun & Rain demonstrated. Mahinda Was pushed to
      war by the JVP, It was the JVP who made Mahinda to tear the
      ceasefire agreement very reluctantly he did it .
      Dont braggart your Mahinda give JVP its due place & Glory.

      • DISSANAYAKE

        COMPARE OUR COUNTRY’S ECONOMICAL DEVELOPMENT, GDP ,AT LEAST WITH OUR NEIGHBOURS. LOOK AT THE DEVELOPMENT CURRENTLY GOING ON IN ENERGY, INDUSTRIAL, AGRECULTURAL, INFRASTRUCTUARAL PROJECTS. LOOK AT THE COLOMBO STOCK MARKET PERFORMANCES. WORLDBANK/IMF UPGRADED OUR COUNTRY TO MIDDLE CLASS RECENTLY.LOOKING AT THOSE, I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY THAT THE COUNTRY IS ON RIGHT TRACK AS FAR AS THE ECONOMICAL DEVELOPMENT IS CONCERN.

        ON DEMOCRACY, DO NOT DOUBT MR. HE IS COMMITTED TO DEMOCRACY.WE DO NOT NEED A MILITARY GOVERNMENT IN OUR MOTHER LAND. PEOPLE WHO DOUBT ABOUT FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, BETTER GET RID OF SF. WHY OUR PEOPLE FORGET THE PAST SO SOON..? JUST FEW MONTHS ABACK WE WERE ALWAYS IN FEAR OF BOMS IN THE HEART OF COLOMBO.ASK THE PEOPLE FROM WAR ZONE, WAR LINE. HOW DELIGHTED THEY ARE NOW. SUCH FEAR DISTRURBED OUR LIVES FOR DECADES. BUT NO MORE…!

        PEOPLE LIKE LANKAWATCHER, ASK YOURSELF IF WE ARE ENJOYING DEMOCRACY NOW…? YES OFCAUSE. WE ENJOY IT. DO YOU QUESTION RANIL OVER HIS LEADERSHIP IN UNP..? I WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF UNP. BUT IN UNP THERE IS NO DEMOCRACY. RANIL IS JUST A POWER GREEDY ORDINARY PERSON. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO TEACH US THE DEMOCRACY….!

        AS A GOVERNMENT SERVENT, I KNOW MOST OF MY COLEQUES DO NOT PERFORM THEIR DUTY PROPERLY. BUT THEY EXPECT MORE AND MORE BENEFITS FROM THE GOVERNMENT. THIS WAS ALWAYS THE CASE. WE DO NOT REALIZE OUR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TOWARDS THE COUNTRY. WE SHOULD CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK FIRST.

        REGARDING THE MEDIA, I DO NOT THINK THAT SRILANKA HAS FAIR MEDIA HOUSES. ALL THE MEDIA HOUSES ARE BELONGS TO HMV( HIS MASTER’S VOICE.) THEY JUST CONDUCT HIS MASTER’S POLITICAL AGENDAS.THAT IS THE TRUTH. THEY DO NOT PRACTICE JOURNALISM INSTEAD THEY PRACTICE MASTERLISM….! SO WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT MEDIA RIGHTS. TO TALK ABOUT MEDIA RIGHTS, THERE SHOULD BE MEDIA OF THIS COUNTRY.

        SEE, LEE KWAN YEW, DR. MAHATIR MOHAMMED DEVELOPED THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES. THEY GOT RADICAL DECISIONS IN ORDER TO DEVELOP THEIR COUNTRIES. LEADERS SHOULD LEAD. THEY NEVER FEAR ABOUT WESTER COUNTRIES OR PUBLIC OUTRAGE. IN SINGAPORE, RAJARATHNAM, THE OPPOSITION LEADER BROUGHT TO COURT, PUT IN JAIL. HE WAS BANK CRUPTED FINALLY. HE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO GO FOR AN ELECTION. IN MALAYSI, OPPOSITION LEADER, ANWAR IS CURRENTLY FACING SODOMY CHARGES. ULTIMATELY HE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO CONTEST AGAIN. FURTHER,MALAYSIA HAS SIGNIFICANT TAMIL POPULATION. BUT DO YOU KNOW THAT THEY ARE SECOND CITIZEN BY THE CONSTITUTION.” THE MALY BUMI PUTRA” DOCTORIN RULES. THERE ARE ONLY ONE LANGUAGE, MALAY IS THE GOVERNMENT LANGUAGE. EVERYBODY SHOULD LEARN IT. DOES KARUNANIDHI KNOW THESE FACTS.

        SHERIFF, YES, JVP HELPED MR INDEED IN THE FIRST ELECTION. BUT THEY WERE TRYING TO CONTROL MR IN ADIFFERENT MANNER. DO YOU THINK IT WAS RIGHT..? LOOK AT THEIR CONDUCT IN THE HISTORY.THEY BRAIN WASH YOUNG MINDS. IT IS ALL ABOUT EMOTIONS. THESE EMOTIONS WILL DISAPPEAR WITH THE TIMES. IN OUR UNIVESITY TIMES, WE TOO ENGAGE ALL THESE ACTIVITIES. BUT WE REALIZED LATER THAT IT WAS NOT RIGHT. THEY DO NOT BELIVE IN DEMOCRACY.DO YOU THINK JUST BECAUSE THEY CONTEST ELECTIONS THEY BELIVE IN DEMOCRACY.NO… THEY WILL BE REJECTED BY THE PEOPLE IN THE NEXT ELECTION FOR SURE. THEN THEY WILL GET ARMS AGAIN. BY HOOK OR CROOK, THEY WANT THE POWER. THAT’S ALL. IF THEY COME TO POWER IN THIS COUNTRY, OUR MOTHERLAND WILL EXPERIENCE THE WORST. THEN PEOPLE LIKE LANKAWATCHER AND SAMARASINGHE WOULD NOT BE ABLE EVEN TO OPEN THEIR MOUTH. THEREFORE JUST OPEN YOUR MIND AND EYE NOW… SEE THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHERLAND WALKING TOWARDS ABETTER FUTURE UNDER MR..!

    • Eelam Dreamer

      We hate MR who smashed our dream, at least SF kept it alive

    • Adminiya

      DISSANAYAKA ! Don’t show your ignorance as a blog writer. People won’t read your “patharanga jathakayas” .Use the commonsense. Don’t waste your time on lengthy passages.

    • KABAI

      Dissanayake, tell the readers the truth. Did you check your bank account? You will definetely ask why. For you to write this much, either your bank accounts should be filled with money or MR’s people pointing pistols as was done to EC. Let the truth speak Dissa.

    • jaju

      Dream on till MR kills you

  13. Roi

    Mahinda Rajapakshe is the Sun of this Nation. He Brightens up every dark place of this blessed country regardless how dark some areas would be. I am proud say that I am a Sri Lankan under his leadership.

  14. kumara soysa

    I am ashamed to read the language of these comments. It is the spoken word that binds us and we become what we are. I plead with you all, including the editor; refrain from using foul and abusive language. It will not get this nation to prosperity. We are the biggest laughing stock in the international community because a one time hero is today a traitor. This attitude and language will not transform Sri Lanka

    • Kumara Soysa…Better for MR and his crooks to be destroyed tahn we do…We are already a big big laughing stock in International community..Has been and has not got any better..and wont get any better with an IDIOT and CROOK like Mahinda as pakkadi president.

  15. JAYAN

    THE TRUE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE SADDENED BY THE UNWISE ACTION OF THE MAHARAJA. TODAYS POLITICIANS HAVE NETHER VISION NOR SANITY. MR IS SURE TO GET INTO A TANGLE WHICH CAN DESTROY HIM FOR EVER.

  16. ..ANOTHER ZIMBABWE..ANOTHER..SOMALIA..ANOTHER MYANMAR…ENJOY IT…NOW IT IS YOUR TURN….YOU CANT NEVER CORRECT SINHALEASE…NOW FROM FRYING PAN TO FIRE…ENJOY IT ALL THE BEST

  17. Nalada Awe?

    All have a very good knowledge on what is happening in the country.

  18. dagobert

    Either this Editor is a thrash or this paper is a thrash going by the reader comments entertained.

    Whats happening to The Leader?

    Mr. Lal Wikrametunge, wake. Introduce decency and curtail unwanted remarks & encourage meaningful responses and deabates.

    • Kalawedda 2

      Don’t talk nonsense. Website is popular because of these uncensored blog. Things you want may not be in the blog. So don’t read them. Otherwise this is the most interesting blog to have.

  19. Peter

    What puzzles me most is the talk of the type of blood running through the veins of the Sinhala race. If we are to go by the history,apart from the story that a Singhaya impregnated a woman, may be the genes of a human and an animal were the same at that time, which we all studied Viyaja who came from orissa was not a budhist but a hindu and an Indian. He was exiled with his goons ( As compared to Dr.Mervyn Silva and his goons) landed in Srilanka and married Kueni,supposed to be Naga or tamil. Later killed her and grabed the kingdom in the traditional fashion. Later brought women from South India ( Kingdom of Sera, and present day Kerala, land of ShivShanker Menon and V.K.Narayanan-Indian Security Advisor) and fathered children. Now how do you sort out this controvercy about the blood. Over to you ‘Punchibaba’ ,as you are in a better position,can you please help us all to get a clear picture on this matter!

    • DISSANAYAKE

      PETER, LET ME INTERFERE HERE.. BEFORE YOU ASK SUCH QUESTION, DID YOU EVER THOUGH ABOUT WHICH BLOOD RUNS THROUGH YOUR VEINS…? PROBABLY YOU MAY BE FROM A SINHALESE,BRITISH ENGLISHMAN,TAMIL,MUSLIM,INDIAN, AN AMERICAN OR ANY OTHER. DID YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT YOUR ORIGIN AND YOUR RELIGION…?

      DO YOU BELIVE IN EVEOLUTION, CREATION OR ANY OTHER SOURCE…?

      WHATEVER IT IS, WE ALL ARE HUMANS. THE BLOOD RUNS THROUGH OUR VEINS IS HUMAN BLOOD.

      IF WE TALK ABOUT ORIGIN OF ANY NATION/NATIONAL, THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF STORIES, LEGENDS, STUDY THOSE BEFORE YOU ASK SUCH A STUPID QUESTION..

      AMERICAN OR AUSTRALIANS CAN SAY THEY CAME FROM BRITISH. IT IS CLEAR BECAUSE THEY HAVE JUST FEW HUNDRED YEARS OF HISTORY ONLY. BUT OURS IS DIFFERENT. IT IS A LEGEND LIKE IN INDIA, CHINA…

      IF YOU THOUGHT ABOUT YOURS, MAY BE YOU ORIGINATED FROM A MONKEY OR A DONKEY..SO WHAT ABOUT THE BLOOD…? IS IT MONKEY OR DONKEY BLOOD…?

      NO ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO TELL US EXACTLY HOW HUMAN BEINGS COME TO THIS EARTH… WHETHER IT IS EVOLUTION OR CREATION… IT HAS HAPPENED. FROM THERE WE HAVE COME TO THIS STAGE. THAT IS WHAT WHAT WE ARE NOW.

      • KABAI

        Dissanayake, you don’t know how you came to the earth and talking as if you came from Jupiter. Go through the Holy Bible. You will come to know whether someone created you or not.

        • DISSANAYAKE

          KABAI, ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND…? IT WAS MY ANSWER TO PETER.. AND IF YOU READ MY LINES CAREFULLY, IT SAYS THAT I REALLY DO NOT KNOW HOW I COME TO THIS EARTH..

          NOT ONLY ME, NO ONE.. YOU ALSO DO NOT KNOW.. BUT YOU BELIEVE… JUST BELIEVE. IT DOESN’T CLEAR THE FACT..

          I HAVE HUGE RESPECT FOR THE BIBLE… BUT I DO NOT BELIVE CREATION.. YOU MAY BE A CHRISTIAN.. SO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BELIVE IT… BUT, LET ME PUT TO YOU IN THIS WAY, WE ALL KNOW THIS EARTH IS ROUND… BUT IT WAS OFFICIALLY ADMITTED BY THE POP RECENTLY ONLY… WHY IT WAS SO LATE TO ADMIT SUCH A GENUINE FACT…?

          SO ARE YOU TELLING ME TO GET THE CREATION AS A FACT….?

      • Since you asked Peter about the origin and whether it is evolution and creation or any other, let me add these comment for readers to decide. Don’t get me wrong and call me a bigot which I am not.
        ‘Genesis 1’ of the Bible says; the spirit of the God roamed over the water and created the earth on the very first day. And, the sun, moon and the stars were created on the fourth day. The order goes like this: Day 1: Sky, Earth, light. Day 2: Water, both in ocean basins and above the sky Day 3: Plants. Day 4: Sun, Moon, Stars. Day 5: Sea monsters (whales), fish, birds, land animals, creepy-crawlies (reptiles, insects, etc.) Day 6: Humans (apparently, here both sexes were made the same day at the same time. But, Geneses 2 has a different story.) Day 7: Nothing created, so a holiday.
        Koran also says, God had created everything from nothing. Sura 7:54, 10:3, 11:7, and 25:59 clearly illustrate how the job was done in six days. But if you add up the Job duration in Sura 41:9 to 41:12, the number of days for creation come to (8) eight.
        As per Buddhism; in Anguttara Nikaya 77, Acintita Sutta, Buddha said; “There are four conjectural that are not to be conjectured, because that would only bring madness & vexation to anyone who speculates about them.” Postulation about the origin etc. of the cosmos is an unconjecturable that is not to be conjectured about. Buddha said so because we cannot trace the beginning to the Universe. No doubt, this implies; the Buddha had categorically rejected the myth of the creator God.
        As per Science, It says the Universe started with a single enormous explosion. ‘The Big Bang’. It is a hypothesis. Some say the theory was first proposed a by a Belgian priest named Georges Lemaitre in 1927. Some others say; that Lemaitre, Alexander Friedman, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawkins have contributed to it.
        Of the observed 100’s of millions of galaxies with each galaxy having 100’s of millions of suns and solar systems, Wickramasinghe & Nobel laureate Fred Hoyle says there could be many identical suns to our own. Just think of the infinite variety of civilizations may have risen and fallen throughout the endless reaches of space/time.

        • Timothy YU

          Mein Gott Leela, you are someone sweeter than a NUN in a convent. Your knowledge on all superior beings makes me thighs and groins shudder, keep up the preaching, I love you

        • Lanka Man

          Hello China man, why are you commenting on SL. We dont care a rats back side, whether you are born in Sl, travelled the universe

        • Psycho

          Timothy, do you know that Leela is a man?

  20. JP

    WHERE ARE THE INTELLIGENT PEOPLE? MAY BE THEY DON’T READ SUNDAY LEADER!!

  21. Peter

    Dissanayake ! why are you getting so agitated about this . First of all you have not answered the clarification I have asked for from Punchibaba,if you choose to interfere.This is the problem with Srilankan ‘patriots’ like you. Hero worshippers like you always mis the point. Only people like you who thinks and talk that those oppose your political views do not have pure Sinhala blood in their veins( proof read Punchibaba’s or for that matter similar comments elsewhere). So my dear friend first answer my question before we could decide in whose veins Donkey or Monkey blood runs. Besides read what you have written you yourself are sure what to believe ,Creation or Evolution. Make up your mind my friend and tell me as a Budhist,I presume you are, which one you believe in. I am sure as a christian that I believe in creation and sure that only 4 groups of red blood runs through the veins of all human beings.

    • DISSANAYAKE

      PETER, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TRUE TO MY SOUL. I NEVER TALK IN EMOTIONS BUT THE FACTS.

      IN MY DESCRIPTION, I HAVE ALREADY EXPLAINED THAT WHATEVER HAPPENED IN HISTORICAL TIMES, WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS AND THE BLLOD RUNS THROUGH OUR VEINS, BELONGS TO HUMANS. IT IS HUMAN TYPE.

      I WAS LITTLE UPSET WITH YOUR ARGUMENT, REGARDING THE ORIGIN OF SINHALESE. IT IS NOT DUE TO THE FACT THAT I AM A SINHALESE. IT IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT, NO ONE CAN SAY EXACTLY HOW WE ORIGINATED.. MOST OF THE RELIGIONS DESCRIB AND TAUGHT “THE CREATION” BUT I DO NOT BELIVE IT, NEITHER I BELIVE IN EVOLUTION.. I AM NOT SATISFIED WITH BOTH THE THEORIES…TO BE HONEST.

      BELIVING IN SOMETHING IS SOMEHOW A GOOD THING. IT GIVES YOU SOME KIND OF SELF CONTROL, DISCIPLINE AND MENTAL BALANCE.

      BUT, WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IS THAT WE ARE HUMANS..WHETHER WE COMES THROUGH EVOLUTION OR CREATION, WE ARE HUMANS…WE BEHAVE LIKE HUMANS AND LIVE LIKE HUMANS…

  22. SAMAN

    MR IS THE PRABAAKARAN 2 BORN FROM SOUTH.LTTE LEADER PRABAKARAN DESTROYRD BY SF.EVENTHOUGH SF IS ALSO FROM SOUTH HE IS BELONG TO ALL PROVINCE OF SRI LANKA.THAT IS WHY HE GOT MORE VOTES FROM NORTH AND EAST EVEN AFTER RESULTS WERE MANUPULATED.THEN WE THOUGHT WE MAY HAVE PEACE BUT PRABAKARAN 2 HAS STARTED NOW ANOTHER WAR.WE ALL SHOUD JOIN WITH SF TO SEND MR HOME AND REESTABLISH DEMOCRACY , FREEDOM AND PEACE IN THIS COUNTRY

  23. Suresh Jeywardena

    I am not sure if I want SF to be executed or not if he had done crimes like they say he has. What do you guys think?

  24. Suresh Jeywardena

    I am not sure if I want SF to be executed or not if he had done crimes like they say he has. What do you guys think? what do you guys think? After all, he did defeat Elara and the Demallas.

  25. john

    I am really sad for Sri Lanka. I love this country but now i am afraid to live here: why?
    A dictature is on the way… Hope ALL will go to vote because MR can’t get 2/3 majority to change what he likes. GO TO VOTE!

  26. Timtohy YU

    Dear Friends in Sri Lanka, I can surely turn my eyes since I am abroad, but I usually return 3-4 times per year. I am Chinese and have worked all over the World. PLease do not believe the three brothers and their cohorts, the Chinese are destablising the entire world. They even imposed that the GOSL to refuse the Visa of the Dalai Lama. If you Sri Lankans wish to have a government similar to Burma.. Please vote Mahinda and Gotabhaya, the three stooges are being paid by China and financed for these internment camps. Sri Lanka’s economy cannot sustain 12000 inmates. This is a concentration camp. Even Buddhist monks will fill the ranks of these camps. China is purely anti-religion and they do not care about the Sri Lankans, the three stooges and their ministers, do not know where they are stepping their feet into. Oh great Maha Sangha, beware of the evil of China. You still have time to dislodge the evil brothers.

  27. Peter

    Dear Dissanayakke! Now I am in a better position to understand your point. It was not my intention to hurt your feelings,as a Sinhalese as I have said elsewhere I have honest admiration for the sinhalese people as my best friends and you won’t believe my relations too as my M-O-L ‘s sister got married to a Sinhalese and their children and grandchildren adopted sinhalese names and married sinhalese and sadly they had to leave Batticaloa, just for this reason, during the peak of the troubles. So it was my intention to drive home the point that Politics based on this talk of Sinhala Blood and Tamil Blood is not getting us anywhere. it is hurting people of all groups and categories unimaginable( proof my own relations displacement from Batticaloa.). This what I am trying hard to achieve since I came to this country and hope to see some results before I am no more. The story of the 2 kittens fighting over a bread taking their case to the monkey is very much fitting in the case of Srilankans.You and I know what happened to the kittens at the end, and I do not want that to happen to the Srilankans. So please spread the news.

  28. Eelam dreamer 2 (Rajendraus)

    Peter, Dissanayake and Kabai: All you j…… just do not know history other than the jataka stories you learnt in primary school. The Sinhalese go by the false perception that they are of Aryan Origin. They are in fact the descendents of an intermixed society that came into being after the Kannada invasions some where around the 11th Century.

    Both Jainism and Buddhism were prevalent in Tamil Nadu until about the 2nd century AD or even a few centuries later. Before the advent of the Sinhalese the entire South India and the island of Sri Lanka were under the successive rule of the Chera, the Chola and Pandian rulers. Tamil was the language spoken then, and Hinduism the religion. Somewhere around that period the entire South India was taken over by Buddhism replacing Hinduism. It did not remain so for long, and Raja Raja Cholan installed Hinduism back to its pristine glory.

    By about the 11th century, there were time and again Kannada kings from Kalinga (Karnataka in S. India) like monarch Nissankamalla (1187-1196), Queen Lilavati (1153-1186)consort of Great Parakramabahu (1153-1186), King Sahasamalla (1200-1202) all of them born in Kalinga (South India) invaded Lanka. This is substantiated by ancient coins (used by them during the period) which bear the devanagiri characters. They also built Hindu Temples in their kingdoms. They conquered the territory in South Lanka and ruled that part of Lanka up to the 13th century. The warriors and the chieftains settled in the newly conquered territories and there arose the ancestors of the present day Sinhalese. It is during this period that Buddhism spread in South India and so did it extend into Sri Lanka They therefore cannot be Aryans as much as they falsely claim, or that they came from North India, because the Canneries are South Indians (Dravidians themselves).

    Historians and archeologists agree that there is great amount of similarity in the Singhalese and Canaries letters and they look almost the same (and may be some of them may sound similar). There are over 4,000 Tamil words in the Singhalese language. Just because the Sinhalese are in the majority, and can indoctrinate the race by the limited knowledge that circulates in this tiny island, history cannot be revered to their whimsy.

    • XXX

      So how come majority of archelogists claim Sinhalese are descendents of Bengali and South Indian imigrants. The basic structure of Sinhalese language is Indo Aryan. It is not hifg pitched like Tamil but soothing to the ear. even Foreigners vouch to this fact.
      Sinhales may not be Aryan. They are mixture of Bengai, Dravida immigrants. As they form the majority and there’s no tangible proof of an advanced Tamil civilization this country it is suffice to say we cannot grant Ealam

      • ayesh

        Actually earliest written TAMIL document belong to the 12 th century and issued by none other than Parakramabahu the 1st FOR the benefit south Indian traders !!
        The word damila does appear in early inscription, BUT there is not a single inscription which has damila letters ! None have found despite of the great efforts by many archaeologists including the Tamils.

        Tamils do have a proud loooong history in TN, BUT when its come to Sri Lanka there are lagging far behind the people called SINHALESE !

    • Psycho

      Are you trying to investigate the the pedigrees. Do you things that we are dogs or horses?

  29. XXX

    Reputed news websites like Guardian deletes expletive comments. Sunday Leader editor Fredrica jansz should take personal responsibility for allowing raw filth like this in her newspaper’s website . Shame on You !!!

  30. Saro

    Singapore had one leader who had a vision for that nation after Malaysia forced it to secede on the language issue that all FOUR languages were made official against Malay Only. Sri Lankan went for Sinhala ONLY and is on the verge of dividing into two nations. Even today after 60 years of destruction and killings the leaders are short sighted and vengeful not only on the minorities but on journalists and political opponents. It’s unadulterated racism and paranoia.

  31. Cedric

    Allowing the ‘Dirtbags’ to spew out filth in this comments segment will soon turn this section into a garbage yard , and would only harm the good name of the founder editor of this newspaper. !

  32. martin

    This section is a cess pool and I’m surprised that the present workers at this newspaper allow this type of garbage.

  33. pearl

    Maybe the present workers at the newspaper are themselves garbage ad live wallowing in their own dirt. That would explain why this type of thing is allowed

  34. Psycho

    Ladies & Gents, no point barking around, the caravan goes on!
    SF supporters are “Urban Elites” , “Thambiyas”, “Eelam Dreamers” and JVP thugs. Most if not all these minorites would have fought the Eelam war only in front of the TV, blogs like this and in armchair discussions.
    The nation has spoken the rest is sour grapes, hence lets move on

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