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Printer Detained Under Prevention Of Terrorism Act For Anti-Mahinda Posters

Mahinda as Hitler Devi in in poster

Mahinda as Hitler Devi in in poster

By Roel Raymond The owner of J & J Printers, Jayampathy Bulathsinhala has been detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, The Sunday Leader learns, for printing anti- Mahinda posters in opposition to the 18th Amendment to the Constitution that was  passed in Parliament on Wednesday. The office of Sarala Graphics (also owned by Bulathsinhala) in Nugegoda was raided on the night of September 7 (Tuesday) by a team of policemen from a special unit at the Mirihana Police. Finding that  Bulathsinhala was not present, they arrested the eight workers present at the time — one of whom is a woman. The next morning, as early as 3 am — according to reports — the residence of Jayampathy Bulathsinhala in Nugegoda had been visited by the policemen, who had arrested his wife Kumudu Wijeyawardena and her two younger brothers Kelum and Nimal Wijeyawardena. The policemen had questioned the three family members on the whereabouts of the posters. At 1 pm that day (Thursday 8) Jayampathy Bulathsinhala had surrendered himself  to the Mirihana Police Station, where he was arrested and  a detention order under the Prevention of Terrorism Act was  served. His wife and her two brothers who were produced before the Magistrate’s Court that day, were released on bail. The eight employees of Sarala Graphics have also been served with  detention orders for the same offense. A number of UNP MPs  who had commissioned the job had visited the Mirihana Police Station and taken responsibility for the printing but to no avail.

14 Comments for “Printer Detained Under Prevention Of Terrorism Act For Anti-Mahinda Posters”

  1. Martin Thomas

    This is the begining of King Rajapaksa’s rule. Well you guys deserve this and more for giving him the absolute power to rule his subjects. Now why are you crying??

  2. Chula W

    There is a limit to… “Free Speech…Freedom of the Press…Media Freedom”…

    This publication…Sunday Leader is positive proof…that there is Press Freedom in Sri Lanka…

    This crude poster was tasteless & extremely vulgar…a picture of Hitler…super-imposed on a photograph of the President of Sri Lanka…

    It would NEVER be tolarated in most other Nations….
    a poster of the President / Leader of the Nation…super-imposed with a photo of Hitler…
    in Germany…its illegal to have Nazi symbols & paraphernalia…
    in Singapore…printer would receive a public lashing…
    would be banned in Malaysia…China….Russia…etc…etc

  3. Maniwadu

    Don’t cry babies. This is the begining and how the future is going to be and many will be detained under the PTA. These Rajapakse’s has develop a new meaning to the word “TERRORISM”

  4. murugs

    Only Tamils suffered badly under the MR & co rule, now even his own sinhala people are beginning to have a taste of it. The “ruthless” terrorists are all history.
    In the future all of us can experience the ruthless rule of the ‘Terrorist’ government.
    Jayawewa !!

    • dp

      wrong ..more than just Tamils it was terrorist who suffered under MR….ruthless terrorism has been wiped from sri lanka..you can think of your state of peelam in Canada..

    • Kandana

      wrong, these are the people backed LTTE, and supported them and people cheered when signing agreements with Prabha.

  5. I suppose they arrested the wrong guy. The real terrorists are portrayed in the poster, if you ask me!

  6. Ram

    Sunday Leader is taking pleasure by publishing this again & again . not a credible news paper, TO PUBLISH THIS KIND OF PHOTO !!!
    COMPARING TO HITLER THE MAN WHO SAVE THE COUNTRY ?

    THIS IS A SHAMELESS NEWS PAPER.

  7. kuma

    This raja paraya must go we need our general.

  8. I TIS NOT ANTI MAHINDA,IT IS A TRUE EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF MAHINDA AND FAMILY.

  9. TAMILS GOT PRABAKARAN,A CRUEL DICTATOR.NOW SINHALESE GOT THEIR CRUEL DICTATOR.WAIT FOR FEW MORE YEARS,YOU WILL SEE MAHINDA WILL BE MORE CRUEL THAN HITLER.

  10. This is the bad luck of our people. Our people are used to think about today and tommorow only. They never think about the future. If we can live today happily, it’s enough. Forget about the children, country and so on. That is why the politicians are taking us for a ride since the begining. We have a long history of betrayed by the politicians. Still they are doing the same thing. It’ll continue till we act like fools. They used to take full advantage of our nation. Do not blame them. Blame our selves.

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