The Sunday Leader

Police Protect Sirasa Attackers

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema

Police Chief Mahinda Balasuriya vehemently denied having reprimanded the DIG for Colombo H. M. B. Herath and the Slave Island OIC K. M. Perera for taking action and intervening in the attack on MTV/MBC last Monday (22).

The Sunday Leader has learned that political pressure on the Police Chief, compelled the IGP to censure the policemen who acted to stop the attack from escalating further. The Sunday Leader has reliably learnt that the IGP was pressured into acting in this manner following evidence (reproduced elsewhere on these pages) of UPFA members attached to the Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha being involved in the attack.

Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha members from the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance — Chathura Dhanushka, Sarathchandra Dias and Hasitha Madawala have been identified as being involved in the attack on MTV/MBC network offices in Colombo last Monday.

The three men, along with several other individuals involved in the attack, were identified from video footage recovered by CCTV cameras at the offices. The 16 individuals arrested by the Slave Island Police for their involvement in the attack also hail from the Kelaniya electorate.

All 16 suspects have now been released. Police sources attached to the Slave Island Police, speaking on grounds of anonymity, said that the 16 suspects had been released on police bail after merely recording their statements.

However, Director General of the Media Center for National Security (MCNS) Lakshman Hulugalle, at  a press conference following the attack, denied any government involvement in the attack on the offices of the popular radio and television channels.

He said the individuals who targeted Sirasa were protesting against the proposed musical concert by American recording artiste Akon. Hulugalle blamed the Jathika Sangha Sammelanaya for the attack, adding that both parties, the protestors and Sirasa had to share the blame because they had attacked each other.

However, the JHU-affiliated Jathika Sangha Sammelanaya condemned the attack and denied any involvement.

158 Comments for “Police Protect Sirasa Attackers”

  1. SIRASA IS ENGAGED IN A DIRTY CMPAIGN IN DESTROYING NATIONAL CULTURE AND ITS CENTURIES OLD VALUES FOR COMMERCIAL GAINS EVERSINCE IT STARTED ITS CHANNELLS. ITS A FACT AND UNDENIABLE. SIRASA WANTS THIS COUNTRY’S WOMEN TO BE SEEN AS TOYS AND ITS CHILDREN AS ANIMALS WHILE SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH TO DRINK, TAKE DRUG AND DESTROY THEIR VALUES.

    ALTHOUGH VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR IS VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR IN ANY CONTEX, THAT NEEDS CONDEMNATION; SIRASA RECEIVING TREATMENTS LIKE THIS SHOULS NOT SUPRISE ANYONE. SIRASA IS A GROUP WHO IS NOT MUCH DIFFERENT TO A CONDUCT OF HEADLESS CHICKEN KNOWING NO WHAT TO DO. FIRSTLY IT SHOULD EITHER CHANGE ITS NAME OR IT SHOULD SEND ALL ITS PROGRAM PRODUCERS AND EVERYONE FOR SOME LESSONS TO LEARN ABOUT COUNTRIES HERITAGE AND VALUES BEFORE RUNNING ITS CHANNELS FURTHER

    THNAK YOU

    • free opinion

      SRI LANKA IS INVOLVED IN WARCRIMES, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS!

      OPPOSITION ARRESTED OR KILLED
      DEMOCRACY DEAD
      SRI LANKA = SICK

      NO THANKS!

      • ARE YOUR FROM THE MOON OR THE MARS?

        YES, THANKS!

        • FreeTamilEelam

          ARE BUDDHISTS WARCRIMINALS?
          ONLY IN BURMA AND SRI LANKA!

          THOU SHALL NOT KILL!!!!

        • Bonapart

          There are times where it is sensible to forget about the religion and take measures to safeguard our lives ! you LTTE murderers can give it names as you wish !

        • Don

          you must be from pluto to condone violence against media!

        • Bonapart

          Yeah , In pluto the journalists who destroy and insult our culture and religion can be shot on the spot ! It ‘s unfortunate that here they stop at stone throwing !

        • Ari

          Why should the staff at Sirasa still working there, if they are patriots?

          How come someone still work for a LTTE supporter???

      • WHY DID NOT PEOPLE LIKE YOU SPEAK DURING LTTE RAIGN. WHEN UNP KILLING 60,000 YOUTH IN 89 OR JVP WAS KILLING SERVICE PERSONNEL AND GOVT SERVENTS. WHERE IS CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR THEM?
        YOU ARE A FREE MAN TODAY THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE GUTS OR SENSE TO UNDERSTAND. THAT IS WHY YOU TOO ACT AS A HEADLESS CHICKEN. FREEDOM YOU ENJOY IS TAKEN FROM THE WRONG END BY YOU. THERE ARE UNGRATEFUL PEOPLE BORN AMONGST US, PROBLEM FOR THAT IS NOTHING BUT THE UPBRINGING, EDUCATION AND ALMOST NONFUNCTIONING BRAIN OTHER THAN FOR SELFISH NEEDS.

        THANK YOU, PLS DO NOT TRY TO BE PART OF ‘HEADLESS’ SIRASA

        • FreeTamilEelam

          WE DO FOR MORE THAN SIXTY ONE YEARS OF SINHALA RACISM, KILLINGS, TORTURE, STEALING PROPERTY AND RAPING TAMILS WE DO SPEAK!

          BOYCOTT SRI LANKA!!!

        • Bonapart

          OK you boycot and never come back here to start your bloody LTTE. WE will teach you the same lesson if you come !

        • Lankan_Aussi

          Find the Tamil ill-arm in Europe. please don’t come back to sri lanka. Terrorist are not well come.

      • BEST THING YOU COULD DO FOR WAR CRIMINAL CHARGES IS IMMEDIATELY TO LEAVE SL. THAT WOULD BE THE BEST YOU COULD DO BY WAY OF HELPING IT.

        THERE ARE COUNTRIES OUT THERE UNABLE TO WAIT TO GET YOUR HELP FOR $$$S TO SEND MR HOME. YOU CAN ENJOY A LUXURIOUS LIFE. PPPPLLEASE…… GOOOOOOHHH!

        • Soorya

          You misguiding twisted lier! What you discribe were the methods of the Sinhala mob who tortured and killed innocent Tamil children and women during the riots in 1958. LTTE never killed innocent civiliens, they even kept the surrendered soldiers during a battle in luxury jails and guzzled them and later released them after a while as fat swines.

      • FreeTamilEelam

        40.000 TAMIL CIVILIANS HAVE BEEN MASSACRED BY THE SINHALESE ARMIES AND GOVERNMENT IN MAY LAST YEAR. DESPITE WARNINGS FROM THE U.N., USA AND EUROPE GOTABHAYA AND FONSEKA WENT ON WITH THEIR GENOCIDAL WAR!!!

        • Bonapart

          What about 70,000 innocent sinhalese civilians and small children and civilians killed by LTTE with kind sponsorship of Tamil diaspora ?
          You FTE hipocrote !

        • Lankan_Aussi

          FreeTamilEelam can be a potential Suicide killer. Good luck Canada.

        • LTTE KILLED NUMBERLESS SINHALESE, MUSLIMS AND BURGER INFANTS BY;
          1)TOSSING THEM IN THE AIR AND HOLDING A SWORD TO PIERCE THROUGH FROM UNDER
          2) BY SMASHING ON THE GROUND
          3) TAKING AS SHOOTING TARGETS
          4) BY FORCING THE BUDDING LTTErs TO CUT AND CHOP THEM INTO PIECES ALIVE TO RID THE FEAR/DISGUST FROM YOUNG TERRORISTS MIND.
          WHERE WAS DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS OR ANY OTHER BULL-SH…T YOU PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THEN.
          IS MR DOING THAT? GO TO JAFFNA, VAVUNIYA, MULLAITIVU, MANNAR OR ANY PART OF THE EAST TODAY IS THE DAY YOU CAN SEE THE CIVILISED ENVIRONMENT AND AUTHENTIC SMILES IN THE FACE OF TAMILS AND OTHERS.

        • Cren

          Moses delivered that promise land to the israelites !! Prebahakaran didn’t deliver that promised homeland for the tamils.By slaughtering Abel, robing Peter and cannot pay John nor Paul.Is that prosperous future around the corner?

      • Ari

        Free Tamil Eelam, he, he, he!
        Where are you from? Scarlem?

      • Ramasamy-Hatton

        THE FREE WORLD WELCOMES THE DECISION MADE BY THE UN TO APPOINT A PANEL TO INVESTIGATE WAR CRIMES COMMITTED BY THE SRI LANKAN GOVT.
        AGAINST THE INNOCENT TAMIL CIVILIANS.

        SRI LANKA IS SECOND TO MYNAMAR ON HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS.

        OVER 15 MEDIA PERSONELS BEEN KILLED BY THE SRI LANKAN GOVT. DURING THE PAST 3 YEARS.

        • HELLO MR. RAMASAMY, HOW ARE YOU?

          DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS NOT A SINGLE ASIAN COUNTRY TO TAKE PART IN THIS PANEL. THE REQUEST IS TURNED DOWN BY THEM. AFTERWARD THIS THE INTEREST ON THE MATTER IS FAST RECEDING. NOT EVEN THE EU MEMBERS SHOW AN INTEREST AT THE MOMENT. MOON IS HELPLESS IN FINDING FIVE MEN FROM SOMEWHWERE. YOU WAIT AND SEE ITS GOING TO BE PEOPLE FROM COUNTRIES LIKE GUATHEMALA, KIRIBATI AND MAYBE THREE MORE THAT ARE UNHEARD.

          WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MYANMAR?

          MEDIA MEN ARE ALL IN GERMANY, UK AND FRANCE UNDER ASSYLUM. AT THE MOMENT THEY ARE DOING WELL AND I MET ONE OF THEM RECENTLY DURING ONE OF MY TRIPS. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY DO? WHILE LIVING IN LUXURY GIVING LESSONS FOR REST OF THE BOGUS MEDIA MEN IN SL HOW TO COME TO EUROPE ON ASSYLUM.

          THANK YOU SIR.

        • Ramasamy-Hatton

          ADO ZOYSA

          NO ASIAN COUNTRY SHOULD BE APPOINTED IN THE PANEL BECAUSE THEY COULD BE BRIBED BY THE SRI LANKAN GOVT. BY MONEY AND WOMEN. N.NAMBIAR WAS BRIBED BY WOMEN AND MONEY

        • Ilankai Thamizhan

          MYANMAR GOVERNEMENT DID NOT KILL 30,000 OF THEIR CITIZENS BECAUSE THEY BELONG TO THE MINORITY.

    • Govin De Zilwa

      Who invited Akon ??? What about the main sponsers Sri Lnkna Airlines Tourist board Dialog ,,,,

      • FreeTamilEelam

        WHAT GOVERNMENT HAVE TERRORISTS LIKE PILAYAN AND KARUNA IN THEIR MIDST AND HAVE CRIMINALS LIKE DE SILVA IN THEIR GOVERNMENT?

        AKON IS NOT THE PROBLEM!
        EXTREMISTS LIKE THE JHU MONKS ARE!!!

        • Bonapart

          Poison should be terminated with the help of poison !

        • Don

          bonapart two wrongs don’t make it a right. that’s why Sri Lanka is under watch for human rights violations. even murderers have rights. personal vengeance is completely different to a gang of goons of a cabinet minister repeatedly targeting the media. doesn’t it look like the minister has the government’s approval to behave like an animal?

        • Bonapart

          Murderers who do not care about lives of innocent children and civilians do not have any right. LTTE were bloody killers of that nature. So using their own poison to kill the is justifiable.
          The word human rights is preached by USA and UK just to achive their political needs. Why dont you talk about human rights violation by USA in iraq and Afganistan ?

        • Ari

          FreeTamelam, or whatever…
          Haven’t the toilets of Scarlem poisoned you yet?

          Why don’t you kick the toilet door at the mall

      • Ilankai Thamizhan

        GOVIN! ARE YOU A RELATIVE OF GOMIN? YOU SOUND THE SAME .. IDIOTIC. WHAT DO YOU WEAR? PANTS OR SARONG?

    • Carlo

      Ha wow u talk about heritage like a true saint I suppose the crimes this government and mervins goons do must be also included in our heritage. Probably journalist disappearing, killings..the oppression of the opposition must be in the deal too. we manage to dig ourselves in a right hole talking about our heritage rather than changing with the time and embracing the essence of democracy we lack. No one can argue what our forces did to defeat terrorism but it was a joint effort not done by a single man. The best thing our country can do now is diversify and take the positives and leave the negatives aside. To be honest no matter how much I dislike Akon I don’t think he knew about the statue in the video. The publicity of this cancellation has done more harm to our country than good which gives us an image of a Zimbabwe or a Uganda

      • Dr.Sanath Seneviratne

        The stuff that spews from your obviously un-educated mouth indicates to me that you have no idea how things really are and all that you know can be found prior to the end of your nose. You do not deal with facts. You are incapable of a complete and independent thought and you obviate with the best of them. Your communication skills are that of a fourth grader along with your Intelligence Quotient. You do not live in the real world. If ignorance were bliss, you’d be a saint.

        • DR NO

          You stupid Dr, don’t know what you are talking.
          Nothing much wrong with Carlo.

        • kudu

          yeh Dr Sarath Im with you on this one
          what a bunch of ignorant mf

        • Carlo

          Yes..I am a very uneducated person who’s got no communication skills with minuscule intelligence. well I guess Dr Seneviratne you must be a genius to conclude that assumption with the few lines I written which I presume you take as facts to give me character certificate. Plus since you assume I dont live in a real world I might as well keep my mouth shut since I will not be arrogant enough to assume that I am the only educated person who read online news. Good luck to you Dr and thank you for proving my point which is the diminishing state of freedom of expression and civil rights in our country I suppose it might be my uneducated nature which makes me think every Sri lankan has a right for a point of view uneducated – educated rich or poor no matter how good bad it is rather than dictating and forcing subjectivity in our convention

        • what a stupid doctor check your brain , i have a doubt whether you could do your profession properly.

    • Ross

      you make real budhist sick. Anyone suporting rajapuka at this time has no shame and honor. only a third class goon could say good fo this government. get a life ignorant fool, you are spitting on lord Buddha’s face by supporting rajapukaz thugs and it gov.

    • bash

      Be intelligent my dear

    • Humbug

      This is the most untruth comment I have ever seen. This person is definitely a govt. stooge and a supporter mervyn silva. How far and to what extent will these people go??

    • Kandy Lamisi

      Mr Zoysa, What about the Free LIquor License to Laskman Perera, and is not he spoiling the culture and deeming the youth and the people by given them imported drinkst Black market rates. I suppose this is not againt the country’s culture.

      • I DO NOT NO WHO THE HECK IS THIS LAKSHMAN PERERA YOU ARE QUOTING AS. ALL I CAN SAY IS THIS LIQUOR LICENSE IS A ‘NOBLE’ CONCEPT INTRODUCED BY ‘BIGGEST BRAINED’ JRJ’s MOST MEANINGLESS CONSTITUTION. ONCE THAT IS SORTED WITH THE GE ON THE 8TH YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM WOULD BE SOLVED.

        THANKS

        • Soorya

          Nothing is going to get solved after the general elections on the 08th of April 2010. The only thing would change is the begging hands of the sinhala mass to take up arms to chase the war criminals.

    • To sean de soysa
      noting your comments you dont seem to be a credible person
      you seemed to be appeasing thuggerism, which is not acceptable for honest peace loving people of this country.
      If Sirasa is destroying our culture tell your govt to cancel their license dont resort to thuggerism & throw stones & breach the peace in daylight which is not acceptable to honest peace loving
      people of this country, anyone who dont like sirasa can switch to other channels.

    • Sean srilankas biggest haul of Heroine was detected in chilaw,
      the culprit was the secretary of Fisheries Minister caught redhanded but denied by the govt in shame to twist report to other
      side but the residence of chilaw, & police know better.

      Damn your culture.

      • VERY BAD I MUST SAY.
        ITS ALL BECAUSE OF THIS CONSTITUTION. WE HAVE A PARLIAMENT WITH A SYSTEM NO USE FOR ANYTHING. WE MUST DO AWAY WITH CURRENT PREFERENTIAL VOTING SYSTEM TO THE OLD SYSTEM WHEREBY WE KNOW WHO SHOULD BE OUR REPRESENTATIVE FROM OUR ELECTORATE AND WE WOULD HAVE A MAN TO REPRESENT US WITH OUR VOICES. BUT UNDER THE CONSTITUTION WE WILL HAVE ONLY CHAOS AND MONEY MINDED IRRESPONSIBLE PERSONS TO REP US. IT IS VERY SAD INDEED. HOPE PEOPLE IN THAT AREA WILL TAKE NO CARE FOR THESE MEN IN THE ELECTION. (WHOLE OF LANKA FOR THAT MATTER)

        BUT THE GOOD SIDE ISTHAT MY PRESIDENT HAS TAKEN FULL ACTION ABOUT IT AND I’M SURE HE WILL STAND FIRM TO PUNISH THE FELLAS.
        THANKS SHARIFF

        • To Sean De Zoysa
          Your answer is not relevant to the subject,
          constitution has nothing to do with media Freedom.
          Your President never practices what he preaches, still he has to take action on Rupavahini barging by his cohort Mervyn silva
          & Kudulal.

        • Dr.Balasuriya - Mahanuwara

          ALL THREE MAHINDA -GOTHA-SARATH ARE WAR CRIMINALS AND RESPONSIBLE OF THE KILLINGS OF 40,000 INNOCENT TAMILS AT VELLAI MULLIVAIKKAL

      • Hi Sheriff..There is nothing that surprises us about the lawlessness and corrupt practice of the current regime governing our country.
        Irrespective of who or what anyone may say, common sense indicates that we are all living in a cursed era , deteriorating by the day with all these filthy , corrupt and illegal activities, of course encourgaed and in commivance with the senior rogue leaders of the country..
        We can’t see much hope for any improvement unless some drastic measures take place.
        If not, we will continue to go from bad to worse…that;s for sure..

    • Lankan_Aussi

      Sirasa is a curse for the island. They are destroying the culture and values of the society. Must be stop with any cost.

      • Panchauda- Abu Dhabi

        Why watch……….Watch ITN and Rupahavini of MAHAJARA RAJAPAKSHA

      • anthony jones

        Lankan_Aussi: ,What’s the culture and values we are talking about, Sri Lanka is corrupted to the core in every aspect, the politicians unruly, money and power are their joy’s and the armed forces are tainted with war crimes, that’s how they won the war.

        Tourism has made them one of the sex capitals on this planet and now mothers are killing their offsprings due to reasons of poverty , whilst grandmothers are handing over their grand-childen to the caring hands of the police.

        Who’s to be blamed SIRASA, they are the ones who have created all of these. Make them the scapegoats. a j.

        • Ari

          Sirasa is the curse of the country.
          Too bad that we are tolerant.

          This type of useless TV/radio stations won’t last long in USA or Australia

    • Fairose

      Sirasa is new, we sri lankan know what sought of culture we cherish. If one is saying, sirasa is distroying our culture, he is an enemy of change and a slave of government propagandas with no brain of his own. Sirasa is tv that stands firm and brought changes with the changing world for good. The people who blame sirasa is having secret agendas that has nothing to do with the culture. Sirasa is not promoting violence. How you guys the violence. Is this your revered culture?

    • sandman

      Sean what do you do for kicks ? in todays world it is left to the parents to guide and take care of their children. The old days are gone FYI, and in this new world everything is there for the asking and it is left to individuals to decide what is good for them. It is useless complaining about Sirasa only, there are so many other things happening and it is the right of the Media to come out with anything they want. Everyone needs money to survive and even Sirasa do. If you do not like SIRASA just change the channel. I am sure that you have a remote to your TV.

      • HI SANDMAN
        THANKS FOR UR SUGEESTION WHICH IS OF THE LEAST OF USED THOUGH. I USED MY PRESENT TV FOR THE PAST 5-6 YEARS. THE LEAST I HAVE USED MY REMOTE CO IS TO TURN IT ON TO ‘HEADLESS’ CHANNEL THAT INCIDENTLY IS FAVOURITE. I’VE ALMOST NOT WATCHED IT. I ONLY WATCH A BIT OF IT TO KNOW THE LEVEL OF ITS LTTE SUPPORT AND THE WAY HOW IT TRIES TO DESTROY THE YOUNG MAKING THEIR MINDS TO LOSE DESCIPLINE AND ALL THE VALUES.

        THE MEDIA IS A SUBJECT I CAN WRITE TO YOU PERSONALLY A BOOK IF YOU HAVE READ NOT THE RIGHT ONE YET. SO LETS NOT TALK ABOUT IT.

        SRI LANKA, VERY SAD TO SAY IS WITH A YOUTHS WHO ARE DISGRUNTELED WITH MONEY, MONEY AND MONEY ALSO INSTIGATED BY SOME SENSELESS CHANNELS LIKE SIRASA. MONEY IS SOMETHING WE GET AS A RESULT OF CONTRIBUTING (EXCHANGING) OUR TALENTS, SKILLS AND ASTUTES WITH THE SOCIAL PROCESSESS PRODUCTIVELY. NOT BY KEEPING YOUR FEET UP AND CRACKLING AT SIRASA STUPID PROGRAMS ALL DAY AND NIGHT. IT DO NOT NEED YOU TO BE PRODUCTIVE AND TALENTED.

        PLS DON’T BE OFFENDED AND THANKS

        • Panchauda- Abu Dhabi

          BUT YOU STILL WATCH SIRASA. ADMIT IT MAN THOUGH YOU SAY LOT OF THINGS AGAINST IT

      • Ari

        Well, Sirasa has to be closed down for LTTE connections

    • 21st century Sri Lankan

      Dear Sean, Having an international artist perform is not disrespecting anything ofcourse all artists have their personal problems, but does this give our people reason to attack the sponsors for events such as this, who are merely trying to bring Sri Lanka to an international stage.
      Having girls dance to music does not in any way make them toys in the minds of the sensible and reasonable. It seems that our old traditions and cultures will be the obstacles we face when stepping into the 21st century.

    • Ilankai Thamizhan

      I THOUGHT HULUGALLA CLAN WAS A RESPECTABLE LOT. HOW DID THEY SPAWN A SCUMBAG LIKE LUKSHMAN WHO SAYS ANYTHING FOR A PENNY?

    • ed

      What culture or respect do we have left? stupid government break every rule in the book, even the supreme court orders anr not followed? Akon comming to sri lanka was a big deal, I was governments goins behad the buddha head?

      People who attacked sirasa were not normal sivilians, they were government goons from Kelaniya

      All these are same for sri lanka in front of international community

  2. edward

    It useless to expect the people involved in any crime aganist the media or any individual who is aganist the ruleing junta to be punished. You can be sure even the if criminal himself admits the commision of the offence police will not take action, that is certain. Why all these fuss. Better forget about the incident. What happened when our Kelaniya hero stormed into Rupavahini office. God save the country.

    • UNP-man

      Sirasa destroy the culture of our conytry

    • FreeTamilEelam

      THERE WILL BE NOWHERE TO RUN EXCEPT RIGHT INTO THE HANDS OF CHINA AND CHINA DOESN’T GIVE A SH*T ABOUT BUDDHISTS, THEY CHASED THEM AS TERRORISTS, LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE DALAI LAMA AND TIBET!

      RAJAPAKSA HAD THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO PEACE WITH THE LTTE DURING THE PEACETALKS BUT SINHALESE NEVER CAME WITH SERIOUS INTENTIONS~!

      BUSH DID THE REST…….

      • Bonapart

        Golden opportunity to come to peace with the LTTE ? Ha …Ha… that is the joke of the century ! WE saw how lenient LTTE for peace for 30 years.

        If the history can be rewound ,the same treatment should be given to LTTE and its supporters for the crimes they had committed.
        Huh.. Peace with LTTE !!!!

      • Lankan_Aussi

        Tamil ill-arm you are bunch of losers. You will be crying for whole your life or be a suicide killer show the Europe how the LTTE killed the innocent people.

        • Ramasamy-Hatton

          SRI LANKAN ARMED FORCES KILLED OVER 40,000 INNOCENT TAMILS DURING THE FINAL WAR AT MULLI VAIKKAAL.

          1) KILLED THE SURRENDERING LTTE LEADERS WITH WHITE FLAGS AT CLOSE RANGE. PL. SEE THE CHANNEL 4. FURTHER THE SRI LANKAN ARMY KILLED THE INNOCENT TAMILS
          2) BY SMASHING ON THE GROUND
          3) TAKING AS SHOOTING TARGETS
          4) BY FORCING THE CHILDREN CUT AND CHOP THEM INTO PIECES ALIVE.
          WHERE WAS DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS OR ANY OTHER BULL-SH…TO THE SINHALESE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THEN.
          IS MR DOING THAT? GO TO JAFFNA, VAVUNIYA, MULLAITIVU, MANNAR OR ANY PART OF THE EAST TODAY IS THE DAY YOU CAN SEE INNOCENT TAMILS BEHIND BARBED WIRE FENCES GUARDED BY SRI LANKAN FORCES.

          THE FREE WORLD WELCOME THE UN DECISION APPOINTING A PANEL TO INVESTIGATE THE WAR CRIMES COMMITTED BY THI RAJAPAKSE AND SARATH FONSEKA CRIMMINALS.

        • san

          Ramasamy,

          Yes, we have to kill all LTTE and their supporters, you know why the reasons. LTTE is a brutel killers they dont show mercy on civilians. They killed many children wemen and monks. They killed many muslims when they were in mosque and parying, How brutel the LTTE. So I support that they should be killed even after raising white flags, even after they surrender.

      • Psycho

        Yes, Yes, Rajapakse had a golden opportunity to divide my country by talking to LTTE !! Hilarious you eelam dreamer.

        However he used the “Platinum” opportunity to decimate them.

      • Ari

        Peace with the LTTE, ar*ehole?

  3. Soorya

    War criminal Rajapakse has already tranformed the country in to a pariya state like Myanmar or North Korea. He needs only an atom bomb to keep his possition strong. India or China will surely help Rajapakse to achieve his goals. Welcome to the club.

    • Kandy Lamisi

      Vote for teh Betal leaf and you will see the end of all Democracy in Sri Lanka. Now id the time to VOTE for any opposition party to come as the Governement, just to stop Rajapakse in his tracks. COME ON SRI LANKANS DO IT ON THE *TH OF APRIL OR SUFFER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIVES.

    • Ari

      Soorya, go and f urself

  4. Edwards

    Law of the Jungle now exits in Sri Lanka. Police, govern media, arm forces, cilivl administration are pawns of the power hungry politicians. If sri Lankan want to continue onn with the law of jungle then vote for Rajapaksha family and their cronies.

  5. feroz

    Come on guys, who is destroying the country now after LTTE and who is destroying Buddism ?.
    one answer Undemocratic Regime with Jungle law !.
    Who ever support this regime are traitor for the nation for sure.

  6. Lal.Fernando

    I wonder where is that other thug at that time.So called minister Mervin Silva?
    He has to be somewhere in the picture.

    • Kandy Lamisi

      Meryn the SILVA is getting The Crown and the Throne Ready for king mahinda the first of sri lanka. DID YOU NOT KNOW THAT HE IS THE COURT JESTER!! He cannot be seen anywhere because he is very busy holding on to the Throne, as they are scared that someone will steal it from them, so he is away stuffing all the Ballot Boxes. for another Election Robbery.

  7. Psycho

    So whom do you want to protect? Maharaja?

  8. prageeth

    One thing is for sure none of you including SL reporter does not live in Sri Lanka or knows Sri Lanka. People did not attack Sirasa or MTV or any media. They attacked Capitol Maraharaja Head office not MTV and Sirasa offices as the so thuthfull sirasa is saying and SL is tagging the line behind. people attacked Capitol maharaja only after they firehoesd from this office. the protestors who were protesting against the disgracefull singer Akone. The denials of sirasa is baseless There sister Engilish TV and Radio Stations did the media sponser ship Maharaga Group director Ms Needra was sitting and making statments from head table and platinum entertainemt is part of Capitol Maharaja.So all the hew how about media is all covwer stories the truth is Capitol Maharaja always tries to destroy Sri lankan culture and Buddhism. Since I have shop Nearby (next road) we camer to see the protest and we so the whole thing it was started by Maharaja Employees not protestors as every unpatriotic media and UNP is saying

    • Don

      don’t make sense why Sirasa employees would start a fight with Mervin’s goons. Stop blaming the opposition for your junta’s shortcomings. you help break it you own it. stop getting fisted by Idi and his friends.

    • kudu

      what a lying B ….

    • sandman

      U r lying thru yr teeth , if you have them !!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. ALL FINGERS POINT TO MERVYN THUG SILVA…
    WHAT A SHAME THAT THE COUNTRY IS COMING TO THIS LEVEL.
    HULLO MAHINDA……IS THIS A PART OF THE PROMISED LAND THAT YOU WANT SRI LANKA TO BE..IS THIS WHY YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT AND HAVE NOT HAD THE GUTS TO EVEN ONCE PUNISH YOUR PANADANG KARAYAS LIKE MERVYN..OR AS WE LL KNOW, YOU ARE SCARED AND UNDER OBLIGATION TO THE LIKES OF THESE PEOPLE AS THAT IS THE STYLE OF THE GOVT.

  10. bash

    Mervin is Mervin, Mahinda is Mahinda, these types will never stop as long as this regime is in power…. THIS IS THE CULTURE WITH THESE REGIME

  11. Colombaa

    Look at the faces of these Thugs,I mean the so called members from a mainstream political party.
    Oh Mother Lanka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a digrace to have all these IRCs as our politicians.
    Can these fellows count from 1 – 100 or even spell their names correctly.

  12. Lucky senanayake

    (In pluto the journalists who destroy and insult our culture and religion can be shot on the spot ! It ’s unfortunate that here they stop at stone throwing !

    Bonapart – Have you hearda thing called “rule of law” When people take law to their own hands it is called Anarchy.. You still live in medievil times man..Get civilized..

    • Bonapart

      That is a plutonian view !

      If we discuss about this world , do you think that these so called media should have all the freedom to insult and support the the people who insult to our religion and culture ?

      It is most unfortunate that people like you are very vociferous when some thing happened to these media people. But you never talk about the insult and damage they induce on our religion and country . Is that fair ?

  13. SAI BABA

    THIS GUY HULUGALLE IS AN IDIOT KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THE LAW,,YOU ARE A FOOL BASELESS IDEAS ,WHAT GRADE YOU PASS.OUR GENREAL THE WAR HERO WAS TAKEN TO CUSTODY AS YOU SAID CONSPIRING TA ASSASINATE THE ROYAL FAMILY,HOWEVER NO CHARGES FILED,.MY SUGGESTION TO YOU HULU IS GO BACK TO SCHOOL N COMPLETE YOUR O LEVELS AT LEAST ,SHAME ON YOU.

  14. SAI BABA

    HULU,WHEN UNDER ATTAck any body have the right to defence,SO STOP SAYING IT WAS SIRASA STAFF WHO AGGRAVATED,YOU ARE A STOOGE TRYING TO COVER THE REGIME,WHAT DEMOCRACY IN SRI LANKA,THE BEST FOR YOU GO TO A NIGHT SCHOOL GAIN SOME BASIC KNOWLEDGE,LET THE LAW TAKES ITS COURSE.

    • Ari

      Why should the staff at Sirasa still working there, if they are patriots?

      How come someone work for a LTTE supporter???

  15. KUMARI HANDUNGE

    SEAN DE ZOYSA,
    IF YOU DON’T LIKE SIRASA DON’T WATCH IT BROTHER.
    GO WATCH GOD TV.

    • HI MS.KUMARI,

      MAY I ALLOW TO ANSWER AS YOU POINT ME OUT.

      TRUST ME, YOU WILL NOT ABELIEVE PERHAPS I HAVE NEVER WATCHED THIS UNSCRUPULOUS LTTE SUPPORTING CHANNEL FOR A VERY LONG TIME. IT OPENLY SUPPORTED TERRORISM. YOU MAY WATCH IT FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT MIND BUT I NEVER SAW ANY SENSE OF ENTERTAINMENT FROM IT. AS I SAID THAT CHANNEL PERCEIVE OUR MOTHERS/SISTERS AS TOYS, CHILDREN AS ANIMALS AND YOUTH AS A SECTION TO SMOKE, DRINK, TAKE DRUGS AND DESCIPLINELESS. THESE ARE THE TYPES OF THINGS THEY WANT TO PROMOTE TO DESTROY THE YOUNG MIND. IF YOU ENJOY THE CHANNEL YOU ARE INVARIABLY SUPPORTING SUCH BAD AGENDA. PLEASE DO NOT BE LIKE THAT. LIFE IS ALL ABOUT DESCIPLINE, HONESTY, TRUST AND THE LEVEL OF COMMITTMENT FOR THE SOCIETY. NOT BEING SELFISH AND ANTI-SOCIAL.

      THANK YOU KUMARI WISH YOU COURAGE AND WISDOM

  16. Gama

    Sirasa per the views of some readers does not ruin our culture, this is just to
    blame them for nothing and Sirasa is doing a great service to this country and
    some Govt. supporters does not understand this and all those who took part in
    this incident are people supported by MR no doubt, because it is he who wanted
    to destroy media in this country as he does lot of fraud and sirasa disclose this
    to the people through media so MR is against that. MR is an insult to this country
    and if he continue to stay in power no doubt this country will become like Sudan,
    Somalia or Ethiopia, what a beautiful country now ruined by this bugger for his
    own benefit as well as to his junta. There must be an end to this and there
    will be a riot in this country very soon as how Iraq faces today this country too
    will face, many people will die including MR and his junta by this riot and this
    is the only lesson the people of this country will ever teach them. You bloody
    MR and your junta go to hell. God save Sri Lanka.

  17. Leonard S

    I am a christian. I can only laugh at this Buddist monks who have no proper up bringing and their followers.

  18. Don't Cry

    No doubt we Sri Lankies generation og Quinee & Lion. So we will be like That

  19. panishkarsingh

    LANKAS PLAGUE OF VIOLENCE

    Sri Lanka’s difficulty in severing its relationship of THUG, POLITICO AND POLICEMAN, the violent acts committed by some thugs are pre-meditated and calculated, thereby leaving a lawman with no solution than to commit perjury and insolence towards the civil community.

    Sixty years since nothing has changed. The thug controls the drinking dens, the prostitution, loan sharking and a murder time to time. As long as the thugs remain in tow with the local politician and the power in place he is a protected species, even a much more privileged animal than the WHITE RHINOCEROS.

    UNP, SLFP, JVP and since long the UPFA, unless the nation decides firmly to rid off this plague, Sri Lanka will enter into a chasm of political irresponsibility, take for example the Mafia, the Mexican cartels, they have become a power within a power. A small nation like Sri Lanka cannot and should not permit violence to roam free. All special favors are not committed freely, EACH CRIME HAS A PRICE

  20. jamaldeen

    what a repeat performance by the same actors, with different parts.
    the main actor stayed behind, allowing the bloomimg yougsters to take part
    in this show and hereafter.
    good training.
    If sirasa is detroying the culture, why cant so many millions of this country
    help not to destroy, instead of throwing stones, and being captured in the camera
    what a shame, what are their parents doing, this is the new culture brought
    by the new generation. who is to blame??????

  21. Sam

    This message is intended to tamil extremists. (& definitely not for the tamils who are willing to be Sri Lankans)
    No point saying “boycott srilanka”, since YOU are defeated militarily, Politically & conceptually. Have you already forgotten that your BIG BOSS = Stupid Prabhakaran is Dead now ? You thought that your sun god (mangy dog) can never be defeated. Get ready for his 1st death anniversary.
    we are in the process of ERADICATING you (tamil extremists) from this nation.

    So be in your safe dens, like Canada , USA etc etc & lookafter your children’s future & die peacefully like good parents there. You have nothing to worry about SRI LANKA.

  22. Gamini Dullewa

    When is MAHARAJA,the master mind behind all anti-sri lankan activities, going to be locked up………?
    .
    When is MAHARAJA,the master mind behind all anti-sri lankan activities, going to be locked up………?
    .
    When is MAHARAJA,the master mind behind all anti-sri lankan activities, going to be locked up………?

    Yeah, people demand, like the Kothalawala crooks, this terrorist be arrested…soon!

  23. fazil

    DEAR SEAN DE ZOYSA

    THERE IS NO TOWARDS AKON SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO PERFORM IN SRI LANKA BUT BEING A RESPECTFUL CITIZEN OF MOTHER SRI LANKA YOU ENDORSING VIOLENCE PUZZLES ME, IT COULD HAVE AVOIDED JUST NOT ISSUING A VISA FOR AKON WHICH GOVERNMENT DID, THE GOONS NOT ONLY DESTROYED THE SIRASA PROPERTIES BUT ALSO ENDORSED AGAIN SENT STRONG MESSAGE TO THE ENTIRE WORLD THERE IS NO MEDIA FREEDOM IN THIS COUNTRY WHICH NOT GOOD FOR SL. YOUR VIEW OF NOT TO ALLOW AKON TO PERFORM IN SL IS ACCEPTED BUT ROUTE YOU CHOOSED TO IS WRONG. SO DISCIPLINE MR SEAN DISCIPLINE DONT TRY TO TAKE LAW AND ORDER TO YOUR HAND

  24. Amesh

    Dear sean de zoysa,

    You say much as you want, but people in sri lanka still like akon only for his talent not for anything else. if this is the case all sri lankan media should be informed not to air akons songs or events in their channel, which is not a reality. See innocent people had been used by politicians for such activities. if you can remember Mr sharuk khan was treated bad in sri lankan when he was in sri lankan for an event. sinhala urumaya who were leading that propergenda stated khan as “INDIANU SUDDA TA RATA PAWA DENAWA.” what happen since than, how many times sharuk khan films were screend in sri lanka. so i would suggest you not to mix up things with media, LTTE, constitution, UNP etc… it showa that what a hard core UPFA supporter you are. dont always say that something wrong with constitution, if the constitution goes to a correct person it can do wonders. Why mervin silva is still politics, is it becoz of constitution? or is it becoz of corrupt political head who still want thugs in their party.

    Thanks & best regards
    A.Ilanko

  25. sooouthu

    srilanka i p on you

  26. singalanay

    what goes arround comes arround…he he

  27. Asoka Madawela

    Now they are fooling you in to thinking Sirasa is anti state. Sinhala vs Sinhala dan wali neh? Moda huttho! Lankawe inniey moda molay nathi pako thama.

  28. Asoka Madawela

    Tamil extremists cant open their mouth about human rights. I love how Tamil Tigers are now pretending to be victims.

  29. Asoka Madawela

    Include the photos in this article. Saying printed elsewhere wont mean anything to a person who comes directly to this post.

  30. Cren

    They are called wolfs in sheep clothing, name sake buddhist the main ingrediant in buddhism tolerence is zero.Revenge and vengence is thier solution to problems.They belive in a birth only to be in power reign and rule happly ever after like that cindrella fairy tale.The middle path to freedom is sidelined and the torn apart ideology been praticed.They think revenge blossom to roses all over the country side when you wake there is that “Suba Anagathayak”we are longing for.Damaging someones hard earnings is a great big sin you cannot repay even bulding a raja maha vihara when your a day arrives you’ll pay 100% interest for the good deeds done

  31. singalanay

    Asoka Modawela ..suits you better

  32. saman

    wow – are sri lankans so stupid?? – looks like all the clever people have left or are intending to -

    • singalanay

      THEY LEFT THE COUNTRY LONG TIME BACK …ONLY THE ROTTEN STUFF LEFT BEHIND

      • lady gaga

        or it could be the fact they are left here out of choice ?????

        • Ranabahu Gemunu

          Singalanay has to be one of the garbage guys left behind. Sounds like a cross between two dreaded unwanted anti Sri lankan parties in the country.

  33. First, I must say, however much pests or swines they are; I wouldn’t approve of an attack on anyone physically unless of cause they are terrorists. And the terrorists I say, must be eradicated like we did the sungoat and company in Nandikadal.

    I believe Maharajas are cultural hit men. In my opinion, worst than the terrorists. In my opinion, these people believe destroying the culture is the best way start to disintegrating this country. Though not necessarily in the said verbatim, vast majority in this country knows Maharajas are hell bent on destroying the culture of this country. It is very much evident that this activity has been going on for decades. Shall I say, ever since the inception of ‘Sirasa’.

    We could see that Maharajas have already build up a support base for that evil act throughout the country. One can particularly feel that trend among the English speaking plutocratic despots and the punks that want to be like them. One only has to read many a reader comments in this paper during the last few days to ascertain my premise.

    So, I say, it is foolish and futile to threw stones at them. They would just makeup the damage for a better appearance and make use of that propaganda to be known better. Brickbats would have been a better option though not much effective either.

    In my opinion, there other ways to confront their cultural genocide. One such effective method is to tax selectively and affect them dearly. This government has done it before by them taxing imported mega teledramas. It has befitted the entire film industry. Authorities ought to concentrate further on this aspect and come up with novel ideas.

    Now, let me think; yes, yes, no point in grumbling that Sri Lankan police is protecting their (Sirasa) attackers, let me suggest; Maharajas should follow the Tamil diaspora, approach Navei Pillai of HR commission and get your grievances redressed in Geneva.

    How about a reward for me, Maharajah!

    • I Say Leelawardena
      All Mega teledramas are from India, do you think MR will be willing to tax them , after recieving all support to the war & presidential election.

  34. singalanay

    leela i am sure you are the worst terrorist roaming arround hier ,,,go find your sela a victim and blow your self .go go go

  35. singalanay

    Boston Lanka News Edition: March 29, 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4be3YoB4cc
    News, Views and Entertainment from Boston & USA

  36. P.L.J.B.Palipana

    Dear Mr.Balasooriya,
    In this country CANADA there are lot of lady police well equiped for counter any situation. You are not doing your job properly for fear and we feel that “Yuddeta Neti Kaduwa Kos Kotantada”.

  37. lady gaga

    What LTTE terrorism , when there is terrorism amongst ourselves ? Prabha must be laughing while he’s in his grave , because even though the war is over ( or so they say ) , doesn’t mean there’s peace in this country! It’s heart breaking, really!!

    And wasn’t this even approved by the government long time before and why is the media station ONLY attacked ?

    • Ranabahu Gemunu

      Gaga; you do not deserve a reply. Yet, we shoud remind you that Sirasa is not an innocent party when it comes to national issues. It is a higly controversial media den. Prabha must be crying not laughing in his grave.

      • lady gaga

        and violence is the answer ? I’m sorry , but what does Buddhism try to promote and HOW do YOU do that???

  38. lady gaga

    And please…………. this whole akon thing to show how “people” are devoted is such a joke, I hope they at least practice the 5 precepts before talking about some music video! culture shock, geez!!! :/

  39. Ranabahu Gemunu

    Some times it is necesary to take drastic mesures to draw the attention of the relevant authorities. The crowd outside SIRASA has done just the same. One party has acted to promote an artist with a known record about degrading image of buddhism and the other party who has been obviously upset for inviting the questionnable artist to perform in a country blessed by Lord Buddha. Either Sirasa has under-estimated the wrath of Majority buddhists in Sri Lanka or they don’t care how they make a quick buck or their naive. Obviously Sirasa needs to learn what is known as “Societal Marketing concept” in order to not to offend the people of Sri Lanka in the future.

  40. Ranabahu Gemunu

    Some times it is necesary to take drastic mesures to draw the attention of the relevant authorities. The crowd outside SIRASA has done just the same. One party has acted to promote an artist with a known record about degrading image of buddhism and the other party who has been obviously upset for inviting the questionnable artist to perform in a country blessed by Lord Buddha. Either Sirasa has under-estimated the wrath of Majority buddhists in Sri Lanka or they don’t care how they make a quick buck or they are naive. Obviously Sirasa needs to learn what is known as “Societal Marketing concept” in order to not to offend the people of Sri Lanka in the future.

    • singalanay

      Ranabahu Gemunu … why dont you change your name to Adolf ,,because he had a similiar ideology and wanted to change the world

      • Ranabahu Gemunu

        If you don’t like the heat in the kitchen, just get out of it without dragging bogus arguments. It looks like you are a follower of that nasty fellow “Adolf” or another similar guy we knew; “Piribakaran”, please tell more about their ideology.

      • Ranabahu Gemunu

        Singalanay, if you don’t like the heat in the kitchen, get out of it without dragging bogus arguments. It seems you know the ideology of that nasty fellow “ADOLF” or let say another similar guy we know: “Piribakaran” or an ardent follower of this pathetic criminals. Do not hesitate to tell more about them.

        • singalanay

          i am sure Dr mahinda and his folowers are more like uncle Adolf,than anyone else …but you wont understand that anyway ..cause u r one of those thrada ,third grade johnyas from the slums of colombo .

  41. Ranabahu Gemunu

    Singalanay, Sunday Leader is a reputed media outlet, Please do not use this site display your vulgarism and hooliganism. If decency cannot be maintained, just leave the job to other readers.

  42. Musmil

    Sri Lanka: Priorities for the future
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IiDKw_KK8

  43. Investigator

    Hey all, dont waste time answering to one and the same person who comes as Dr. Balasuriya – Mahanuwara, Ramasamy – Hatton, Basheer – Modera and in some other forum as Moulana- Mahanuwara, Appuhamy- Galle etc etc.

    Please check the icon is same. Of course there is one original Dr. Balasuriya – Mahanuwara.

  44. Keith

    Dear brothers and sisters
    i feel very sorry for all of you who are stuck in this country , where no rights for a person with dignity exists . the country is been taken over from so called thugs,and hooligans . i was in Sri lanka after 8 years and i never felt so uneasy my whole life .people dont even have basic freedom og speach ,you are not allowed voice opinion without getting in to trouble. people are kept under false information . i met somany educated and civiliced srilankan ,who are even afraid to talk abou politics to their best friends. ….what happend to you my country ..i rely feel sorry for you

  45. N.C.Wijeratne

    We objected to the LTTE running their own Police-Now we have 3 Police depts: One Sri Lanka Police-two MR Police-3-Mervyn Silva Police.

    We also have tow other special Police divisions: Cut out Police-looking after cut outs of the Govt. Goons., then we have the CID criminals in disguise helping the Govt. in Crime Promotions! What a world!!

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