26 February, 2020

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Anti-Muslim Violence: “News Blackout Was Imposed” Says Minister Ranawaka

Government Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has acknowledged that an unofficial ‘news blackout’ was imposed by the government on mainstream media with concern to reporting on the anti-Muslim violence that erupted in Southern Sri Lanka.

minister Champika Ranawaka

minister Champika Ranawaka

Ranawaka, who is also the General Secretary of Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), has heavily criticized the ‘news blackout’ pointing out the move has boomeranged as it has led to the creation of an extremely negative impression concerning Sri Lanka, worldwide.

In his comment to a weekly English newspaper – The Nation, Ranawaka has pointed out that since news today can be propagated worldwide in a matter of seconds through social media, the censorship on the Aluthgama and Beruwala incidents led to the suppression of the truth as it left scope for rumours to be circulated.

He had also been critical of English language media and citizen journalists on social media, accusing them of ‘fabricating stories’ concerning the ground situation in the areas affected by the violence.

Furthermore he had rejected the fact that the violence in Aluthgama and Beruwala were well-coordinated attacks against the Muslim community, describing such claims as ‘blatant lies’.

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Media Blackout On Aluthgama Situation: Police To Cover Mosques Island-Wide

Sporadic Violence Continues: Ban On Gnanasara’s Speech

Sinhala Extremists Hijack Daily Mirror Newspaper On Aluthgama Riots

Media Blackout On Gota-Muslim Meeting: Muslims Hold Gota Responsible For Attacks

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    “Government Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has acknowledged that an unofficial ‘news blackout’ was imposed by the government on mainstream media with concern to reporting on the anti-Muslim violence that erupted in Southern Sri Lanka.:

    This guy is a para -Sinhala Liar.

    You cannot take anything this liar states.

    Of course there are other lairs as well.

    • 9
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      This Champika has the cave mentaility who thinks some tribes are superior than the rest. Champika and the Rajapakse is going to take Sri Lanka back to cave age with Medumulane thuggary.

      God save Sri Lanka !

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      He is an educated fool….doing contract for MARA. Basically he is a failure politician and he has no ethics in his life-just liar. Complete failure of Administration under his ministries (Ex: Norocholai was corrupted under his ministry). He is just intoxicating Racism and hatred among young boys and girls in Sri Lanka insist of finding good education and employment for them.

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        I know you mean well and all your points you highlight are absolutely correct except please don’t insult the educated citizenry of Mother Lanka by calling this uncultured bigot an ‘Educated person’. Sri Lanka sacrificed blood and sweat, braving hunger and toil to provide us with free education not for it to be used for the purpose of creating a hate mongering, lying, killing and looting army of unemployed yobs whist other citizens who are clearly productive and even providing employment to others are targeted and destroyed systematically. The money spent on ignorant criminals like this fool should be acquired back by the state using what ever means possible before they destroy not only those hard working citizenry but also the very essence they pro port to be the saviors of.

    • 4
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      This man is not only a liar, he is a thief , and a womaniser and most of all ,he profits from marketing religion

  • 0
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    [Edited out]
    Please write instead of posting links – CT

  • 22
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    Hon Blatant Liar Champika Lyanarachchi Champuka Rena-Waka,
    What’s the point in Shut the stable door after the horse has bolted?

    You, Gereasepiya, Gandasara & your other sidekicks master minded the attack and that has reached the International community within 24 hours. Probably you were shocked how did it happened. Your brains don’t work because you are all obsessed with racism.

    Gandasara let the cat out of the bag in Kandy. Your only agenda is to save Mara at any cost. There isn’t any love towards the Sinhalese or for Buddhism.

    You may observe pansil, atasil, dasasil or any sil but you are confirmed liar, A BLATANT LAIR. Papishtaya you are a sick maniac.
    Look at yourself in the mirror. You will be scared to death! Yours Greasepiya’s and Gandasaraya’s sight would scare the hell out of anyone.
    Liyanarachchi should be awarded for tolerating you.

    • 6
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      Government Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka aka The The Maha Liar

      “Gandasara let the cat out of the bag in Kandy. Your only agenda is to save Mara at any cost. There isn’t any love towards the Sinhalese or for Buddhism. You may observe pansil, atasil, dasasil or any sil but you are confirmed liar, A BLATANT LAIR. Papishtaya you are a sick maniac.”

      These liars have no shame.

      The worst lying scum of the Para ever to descent from South India to the Land of Native Veddah,

      Champika Ranawaka Is Conning or lying

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/champika-ranawaka-is-conning/

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      A BLATANT LAIR.

      Senarath Kalupahana:

      First learn English before writing subjects that are hard to understand for you.

    • 5
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      @Senerath Kalupahana,

      Before one Lady also said the same thing about this sick man. such a sick person. If anybody listen to this sick man’s “Paris Desanawa” would recommend that he be treated by a “Harak Weda”

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        Lapatiya, No doubt he is sick.
        I watched that speech of virus Champika lying through his teeth in Paris. Nothing but blatant lies.

        Its so obvious that JHU/Gota aka BBS trying their best to create a Jihad force in the island. Muslim priests must advice their people, specially the youngsters every now and then about this conspiracy. Gota might even fund them thru his Pakistani buddies ISI and Pakistan Army.

        Muslims must take note of Pakistan view about this ethnic riots took place in Aluthgama/Beruwela, which CT has published here. Aren’t they indirectly dragging India into this? Pakistan is a failed nation run by ISI/Military. There is no civilian government. Mahinda gonraja too following them.

  • 3
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    Blackout has failed and Champika and his BBS have been disrobed for all the world to see their facist jewels. Keep speaking Champika and tell us more about the antics of your godfather.

  • 7
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    Champika is a shameless person. When he was kicked out of the Ministry of Power and Energy he should have resigned. But he did’nt. Even his party leader the Ven. Rathana Thero has said that Gnanasara Thero’s speech was wrong. As Gnanasara Thero’s leader the Ven Wimalajothi Thero cut himself off from BBS, champika’s leader Ven.Athureliye Rathana Thera is going to get out of Jathika Hela Urumaya soon. Since Champika wanted the trouble to spread to other parts of the country, he did not want the media ban of the Aluthgama incident. Guys like Champika are the reason why Sri Lanka is going down the toilet!

  • 3
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    Pathalaya Champika Ranawaka is no better than Gnanasara.

    Listen to his speech here. https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/champika-ranawaka-is-conning/
    What blatant lies PCR knowingly utters with no other motive other than to stir up the racist Sinhala Buddhist riff raff. This speech was made on 11.05.2014 and contributed to the attacks in Aluthgama a month later.

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    For those who are not anti-sinhala buddhist;

    Champika Ranawaka’s talks are available in You tube clips. Watch and understand the other side of the story.

    Instead of the blame game, try to understand the reality.

    • 2
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      Thankfully your reality is far from that of most us Buddhists. Spreading blatant lies and hate speeches by bigots like this man will not help Buddhism or Sri Lanka. It has already bumped us back a few decades. The whole world is talking about us as if we are barbarians who never learn. We have lost the very few friends we had and soon we the whole country will face the consequences. People like you should seriously spend your time learning about Buddhism rather than waste your life trying to defend the indefensible. Get a reality check!

    • 0
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      Jim Softly, the reality is that YOUR OWN COUNTRYMEN were killed BY YOUR OWN CONTRYMEN.

      These countrymen of Muslim Faith sided with the GOSL when fighting with the Tamil Tigers. They want one united country. They themselves were chased away from Jaffna. They looked upon the Sinhalese to provide them solace but NO! NO! NO! they deserve to to be killed, looted, and injured.

      They were heaped with insults on their religion, their food, their dress. They were made to live in fear in their own land they call home.

      Shame on ALL SRI LANKANS, SHAME ON YOU! May the Muslim Community take care of the children of the dead.

  • 3
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    No surprise. This rogue regime wants to cover all it’s crimes in every way possible. The journalists are killed, kidnapped or physically harmed, credible websites, like this one, are blocked, evidence is fabricated or discredited, and there is no freedom of the media, or free speech (unless it is of the hate kind by the BBS).
    The guilty are afraid, and they will always hide the truth from the people, and the rest of the world.
    Thanks to social media, twitter, I-phones, CCTV cameras and what have you, the truth always comes out.
    You would be a fool to believe in the rajapaksa propaganda.

  • 3
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    Why could not Minister Champika Ranawaka request his keep, Editor Champika Liyanaarachchi to publish the News? Or is it that both like a Blackout for a knockout?

  • 2
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    What’s his role behind the brutal terrorsit attacks of BBS in Aluthgama, Beruwala, Dharga Town and Ratmalana also need to be investigated?
    He shows no sympathy toward victims but try his level best to criticize victims and the BBS, on their turn, showcase him as a true Buddhists leader in poster campaign…..

  • 2
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    Champika, how is the Lanka atom bomb project progressing?

  • 3
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    Why did the Government minister Champika Ranawaka who is constitutionally obliged to look after all ethnic communities, go to Aluthgama and distribute rations only to Sinhalese families? This shows their bias to discriminate people in distress based on ethnicity.

    It was clearly reported in CT itself based on a video produced by JHU supporters themselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrBgKWapYFA

  • 4
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    Most of all this bugger is an enemy of the State, the Sinhala race and Buddhism. If BBS, JHU and the likes are champions of the above mentioned then we can see the sad state we’re in. I urge every single one of you to first filter the words that come out their mouths through your knowledge of Buddha’s philosophy. If you don’t have the knowledge then make this a great opportunity to learn. THINK and ACT accordingly once you figure out these psychopaths are nothing more than false prophets who are trying to destroy everything you and I love to further own interest and they are being used to further interests of the our enemies.

  • 2
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    Blacklist this thug and his families from foreign travels.

    Please write to the local embassies.

  • 3
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    Blacklist this thug and his families from foreign travels.

    Please write to the local embassies.

    He made hateful political speeches in France.

  • 0
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    Patali R,
    Note this Noble precept of Buddhism
    “Musavada Veramani Sikkhapadam Samadhiyami” ( I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech ).
    Are you a true Buddhist?

  • 3
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    Champika is a spineless fellow, coward and bigtime liar. The guys who are preparing a names list of extremists and terrorists to be handed over to the International Criminal Court should put this guy’s name as top 10 most wanted racists and strip this guys freedom to travel, and let him rot in his own house.

  • 0
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    Haraka and gona this Patali and Gamanpila duo who ,on national TV call people foolish ,and say that they have lack of knowledge. Arrogant, thick skinned educated?? Dumbos talk a whole lot of rubbish.
    We Buddhists , Christians , Muslims Hindus and what ever , have to reflect on what has happened to us in our lifetimes. We have never met any one who saw any of these great religious leaders, or god or heaven or hell .
    If you do not like Patali or Gamanpila or Rajapaksa or his brother,what good would it do for you, to come and hammer me ,and burn my house because I am Sinhala, or Buddhist? It makes no sense to me . But when the 12 soldiers were killed in Jaffna and a hand ful of thugs went round burning innocent people’s houses the majority of Sri Lankans were not sad. This is why god,Allah lord Kataragama Vishnu etc etc gave us 30 years of war!
    The JVP had a reason to rebel ,but they too were brutal. They killed a lot of innocent people who were just doing their jobs. Who affected the tsunami most?
    Name one child ,whose father or mother thieved, who has done well in life?
    We live but, do not seem to learn

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