Azath Salley Has Been Released

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Azath Salley has been released a short while ago. His detention order was revoked by the president. He is at a private hospital now.

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101 Responses to Azath Salley Has Been Released

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    Bravo! Mr. President, you did right. Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran
    May 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm
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      Agree. It was the right thing to do Dr. Narendran. And I happy Mr. Salley can now be with his family. And continue democratic politics. Downside is shrewd President bags praise for releasing a political foe. After first arresting the guy using PTA. Abuse of power. Same story with General SF. First massive, unlawful abuse of an opponent. Then play Mr. Nice Guy by releasing the man. Sri Lankan nation is suffering from “Stockholm Syndrome”. Kidnapper has become our sole defender and ally. Collapse of rule of law is further proven by this case. Sri Lanka is unfortunately a family run dictatorship now. Rajapassa clan can do as they wish now. Until they are unceremoniously removed from power. Soon I hope.

      Ben Hurling
      May 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm
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        Yes Rajapakse would be able to satisfy Rajasinham type but not the fair thinking public

        Mr Retort
        May 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm
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          Retort, I am not sure whether Dr. Narendran is so satisfied. I don’t think he can be fooled so easily either. If you have only read his writings on CT. More likely, he is happy for Mr. Salley, his family and Sri Lanka as a whole, with this outcome. Given the situation we find ourselves in right now, in the country.

          Ben Hurling
          May 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm
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          Very True, Dr Narendran is a Bulls’ Doctor, so he often talk Bullshit.

          Buvanes
          May 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm
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          What a pathetic servile set of buggers thanking the President after Azath Sally is released. What is there to thank him when he wrongfully arrested him. MR should not have arrested Azath Sally in the first place without verifying facts. Next MR will kill individuals as Khuram Sheik and say sorry and these buggers will pardon MR because he said sorry. Today the Supreme Court has postponed Azath Sally’s FR application knowing very well that he will be released and more so after the snub received by the De facto CJ after the Matara Lawyers have refused to felicitate him. What disgraceful characters these are?

          gamini
          May 10, 2013 at 10:51 pm
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        Ben Hurling, The Government(= President) is beginning to see the limits to what it can do, as the memories of the war recede from public memory. Mahinda Rajapakse is an astute politician and am sure is beginning to smell the change in winds. The ‘do, come what may’ attitude is slowly changing to ‘test and retreat’. Very soon and hopefully, it will become ‘think before the leap’. Please read Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka’s interview published in dbsjeyraj. com today. It is a good analysis of the current situation. I am sure it will defintely make MR think and review matters. Dr.RN

        Dr.Rajasingham Narendran
        May 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm
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          Dr. Narendran, According DJ’s article you refer to. DJ is not sure himself who is actually driving policy in Sri Lanka. Implying national policies of great impact are driven by an unelected, unrepresentative and unaccountable Neo-Con. Gota. GOSL = MR = GOTA! The most powerful bureaucrat/politician in the country. Believe it or not. Would be very wise of MR to re-assert peoples’ will invested in President’s office in Sri Lanka. Presuming that MR himself was elected in reality. And not by “Gilmart” or election abuse. MR should firmly place Gota exactly where he belongs. Agree with you. To a great extent, in the analysis, DJ hits the nail on the head.

          Ben Hurling
          May 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm
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            If it is the truth, why cant work a bullet against 1 man who seems to be most dangerous to millions of the folk… ?

            Andre
            May 10, 2013 at 9:43 pm
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            NOT elected….. BUT SELECTED,, just like in the case of GW BUSH, who was NOT elected BUT SELECTED by the Supreme Court of Florida…in this case SELECTED by a sibling…

            Fair N Square
            May 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm
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          Dr. RN, MR knows f*all. The man is sick. He is a power freak. He doesnt like any obstacke around him. Just because elected as the president of course by a fraction, he thinks ‘Mama Thamai Pora’. Without any knowlegde (40 years political experiences is just rubbish, If you kick a thuththiri gaha ten of them will fall), brain or education he is playing havoc thanks to his megalomaniac character plus his inferiority complex which is in his genes/family and his father D.A had too. But D.A was a podiyan those days in front of those pillars such as Phillip Gunawardene, PBG Kalugalla, CP de Silva, Stanley de Zoysa, TB Ilangaratne, CAS Marikar, Maithipala Senanayake, Vimala wijewardene so on. Rajapaksas are on rampage. What they are doing today is legalized extorsion, or rather robed in broad day light. They hate pilitical opponents. HATS OFF to Mr. Salley for raised his voice loudly in public against this mad family. Now Salley paved the way for others to oppose too. Salley was nothing in the polics and little known to many until this inhumane arrest. But the mad Rajapaksas made him famous. Every Muslim must respect him for what he did for their community. I as a Sinhala Buddhist wish we too have a couple of bravea as Mr. Salley. Well Done Azad, people are with you. Thank you.

          Pandukabaya
          May 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm
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            Even on a war site, enemy should be eliminated earlier or later. So, why is that nothing seems to be go against this megalomaniac ? He is the most hatred leader – these days in the world. Atleast over 500 mio folks from India hate him. Over 350mio EU folks dont find him as a good leader. Over 200 mio of americans would not agree with his politics. Nor would Canadians be on his side for sure. No some asians and other countries ( over 100 mio) in the regions would support him as a leader.. So entire world would not recognize him as a leader… R2P to react now than later is my wish.

            Andre
            May 10, 2013 at 9:53 pm
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            Having watched a TV program in which Sally was interviewed I myself, he is fearless, and what he is pointing out are a clear message to all folks in the country, keeping silence further cant help anyone. Sinhala counterparts should learn to act fearlessly before any injustice not just being alert to own selfish life styles. Minster of Justice should learn from Sally how he should have been if he wholeheartedly wanted to stand for the sake of his communities.

            Andre
            May 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm
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        I agree with you. Firstly it was wrong to use PTA arrest Azath Sally. If the PTA is used wrongly he should have taken immediately to use his power to release him. Secondly he has not apologized to Azath Sally and his family. He has not taken any action against his brother for his misuse of PTA. The fact is that he surrendered to the Pressure from muslim community and human rights organisations and International community and the fear of CHOGM going away from Sri Lanka. There is no change in his real face.

        Ajith
        May 11, 2013 at 12:27 am
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          “and the fear of CHOGM going away” So it was a stunt to hoodwink the west and in that case was it a muslim/sally arrangement too? Naana thoppie peratu.

          ONE
          May 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm
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      King MR, you are great as this Doctor Mervin Silva says here. Please use all your brain cells to prevent this sort of silly things do not take place in the future, because I can’t answer my little kids Anura

      Anura
      May 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm
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      Dear President Now the time you need good advisers & efficient administors around you. , who brought to this place, they need the change from you.Need a good secretory to defense. Your leadership only won the war.it will stay when you administration fair to all.

      Yehiya
      May 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm
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      How can you say Bravo, Dr Narendran when MR/GR combination does a wrong thing and when the going bgets bad does the “right thing’?

      sisira
      May 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm
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        It is never late to do what is right. Sooner the better, when something wrong is done. Dr.RN

        Dr.Rajasingham Narendran
        May 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm
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          Prevention is better than sooner or later.

          Ajith
          May 11, 2013 at 12:28 am
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        Because money talks and bullshit walks ……..some people are always for sale !

        Dev
        May 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm
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      He first did a wrong and then rectified it with a right! A yay he has made AZAD Sally a HERO!

      DODU
      May 10, 2013 at 7:47 pm
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        …anyway..

        DODU
        May 10, 2013 at 7:50 pm
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      Nay Doc, the truth is that Azath was arrested under Gota’s orders. Azath’s arrest was not instigated by nor to the liking of brother King MR, since he (Azath) is a high profile political candidate, who had a clout with minorities, which also drew too much international attention. MR is actually taking the brunt for his brothers abrasive behavior. It is the same with Gota’s BBS misadventure, which ultimately ended up with the violent attack on Fashion Fabric storehouse. Everything died out with the meeting of IOC’s 57 Muslim member countries. As brothers, nothing ever comes out into the open, but there is some internal squabbling going on, as to who is in charge of what.

      Marwan
      May 10, 2013 at 11:01 pm
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        DeJa Vu MaRa Mafiso, plays the game again. Why not Arrest Budu Bala Sena thugs and release them again? Well, would we see a King Kasyapa Scenario Here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigiriya The Culavamsa describes King Kashyapa as the son of King Dhatusena. Kashyapa murdered his father by walling him up alive and then usurping the throne which rightfully belonged to his brother Mogallana, Dhatusena’s son by the true queen. Mogallana fled to India to escape being assassinated by Kashyapa but vowed revenge. In India he raised an army with the intention of returning and retaking the throne of Sri Lanka which he considered to be rightfully his. Knowing the inevitable return of Mogallana, Kashyapa is said to have built his palace on the summit of Sigiriya as a fortress and pleasure palace. Mogallana finally arrived and declared war. During the battle Kashyapa’s armies abandoned him and he committed suicide by falling on his sword.

        Amerasiri
        May 11, 2013 at 7:42 am
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      I too feel the same. But how about the hundreds of Tamil youths(many lost their youth) are in jails under the same PTA without any inquiry or charges?

      M.Sivananthan
      May 11, 2013 at 2:44 am
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        Can’t you ask this question from Hon. KARUNA , Pillayan, KP, Daya Master….? All are former murderers of innocent Sri Lankan civilians and thay are now partners of MR and Co.

        DODU
        May 11, 2013 at 7:19 am
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      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran, That’s the way for Salley to go forward. I bet had Salley not send that inclusive affidavit to the President he would still be in custody. If only Salley wrote his now famous letter to the President and pointed out errors in his interview reporting and deny his connection to separatist terrorists in an affidavit before he was arrested, I mean his innocence, he could have avoided his hunger strike as well as unwanted stay at Nawaloka. I am happy arrest ended by terrorism denial but wish it better be true for Salley’s own good. Leela

      Leela
      May 11, 2013 at 4:54 am
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      For the Royal Pardon????

      Rohan
      May 13, 2013 at 8:54 pm
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    Good move president. You are a peoples person but surrounded by some dangerous elements. As for Azad, he didn’t deserve what he went through, but he asked for it. Even in politics there is a way to do things. You can disagree and criticize what the president does, but there is a way to do it. When it comes to using the mouth, Azad has a lot to learn. He can and should get some lessons from General fonseka

    Mohamed
    May 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm
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      Mohammed, “there is a way to do things” If you know the wat, why not let us know? Readers would appreciate if you could kindly let them know “the way to do things”.

      Kannan
      May 10, 2013 at 10:39 pm
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    Hope Asath Silly has learnt his lesson at least now. Fire is not something to play with, especially at the expense of a communities goodwill with its compatriots.

    Mammalay Marikkar
    May 10, 2013 at 4:01 pm
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      Rajapakse also would have learnt and also taught his siblings also a lesson on private.

      Mr Retort
      May 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm
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      What a coward you are Mamalaya Marikkar? You were so brave when you fought against the Suddas alongside myself. What happened. Did MR give you a kuttiya? What is the fire you talk about?

      saradiel
      May 10, 2013 at 5:27 pm
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        Hello Saradiel,Im sorry you have forgotten our history. Wasnt our battle really against capitalism and the social inequality it brought upon society. The Suddhas became our foe only as a natural extension of our common mission. Were you not then compared with Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest fame? Did we not wait in hiding and rip the mail coaches and the rich passengers at the foot of Utuwankande? Did you not then split the money and give your share to the poor folks. We were social heroes who won the hearts and minds of the people whose plight and cause we espoused. And in the process we fell foul of the laws of the land and naturally, with the Suddhas who were the guardians of the law at the time. No way did we jeorpardise the interests of our beloved people for cheap popular support. This is the fire I was talking of. The communitys well-being and rapport with its compatriots was sacred and uppermost in both our minds.Hence our historical alliance which survives even to this day in the countrys history books. Now, it needs to be protected with even more fervour in the light of radical yells from both sides. Please do something about this if you can still help. As for my kuttiya from MR, I wish he would send it along soon. The country is bereft especially with the cost of living hike and the recent electricity tariffs that unless you are a politician, you simply cannot survive. I have enough poor souls around my village who could benefit from this measly kuttiya. As for me, I am trotting along and hope I can find a suitable spot in the Dansala by the Pansala. Happy Vesak and goodwill to all communities.

        Mammalay Marikkar
        May 10, 2013 at 9:38 pm
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      He would not learn a lesson but he has taught a lesson to those who stay dead silence without going against to the brutal megalomaniac rulers.

      Andre
      May 10, 2013 at 11:41 pm
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      So long there are SPINELESS idiotic morons like you,, WE Sri-Lankans may not see the light of day again…. Power is bad, Absolute power brings down the mighty… who ruled with iron fists.. namely Saddam, Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak… to name a few.. sooner than later we may Add MR to the never ending LIST.. including his beloved siblings…

      Fair N Square
      May 11, 2013 at 6:52 am
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    President Rajapakse, Great!!!! Great!!! You did the RIGHT THING. TIS POOR GUY AZATH IS NO WAY A TERORIST OR WILL EVER BE A TERRORIST IN HIS LIFE!!! YOU KNOW HIM QUITE WELL. YOU ARE ARE HIS FAMILY FREIND. THIS GUY IS A VERY SOFT-HEARTED PERSON……………BUT HE HAS ‘NO’BREAKS’ ON HIS SPEECH………..AS SOMEONE SAID………..’ HE IS LIKE A BULL IN A CHINA SHOP” WE HOPE HE HAS LEARNED HIS LESSON.AND WILL ALWAYS FOLLOW DEMOCRATIC NORMS AND MOST OF ALL BE A GOOD PRACTISING MUSLIM…….NEVER EVER SCOLD PEOPLE, BLAME PEOPLE,…..PERHAPS THESE MAY BE NOT POSSIBLE WHEN YOU ARE IN POLITICS………..THEN DAMN YOUR POLITICS AND VOW YOUR ALLEGIANCE TO YOUR CREATOR……………..’COS YOU WILL BE ANSWERABLE ONLY TO YOUR LORD………..I AM SURE ALL OUR MUSLIM FRIENDS AND AZATH SALLEY’S MANY WELL-WISHERS ARE ALL RELIEVED. WE SALUTE PEOPLE LIKE MP SUMANTHIRAN, DR. WICKREMABAHI KARUNARATNE AND PEOPLE LIKE DR JAYALATH JAYAWARDENE, DR RAJITHA, FORMER PM; HON RANIL WIOCREMASINGHE FOR HIS BOLD SPEECH IN THE PARLEAMENT YESTERDAY. PEACE AND BLESSINGS ON MOTHER LANKA…………..DIASPORA DAS DEVADAS

    DIASPORA DEVADAS
    May 10, 2013 at 4:12 pm
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    This completely outside of this arrest or release. In an article in Daily Mirror says that Azad Sally can not speak Tamil. Very interesting!!! please, my Muslim/Tamil brothers, be careful, this guy could be another typical Sri Lankan leader

    Anura
    May 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm
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      Anura, Every muslim in sri lanka speaks tamil. Tamil is the mother tongue of sri lankan muslims.

      justice
      May 11, 2013 at 3:08 am
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        NOT true.. I Know quite a lot who cannot speak tamil, who come from the southern districts coz they have been using sinhalese from childhood… I know of such people in person…

        Fair N Square
        May 11, 2013 at 6:55 am
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        Wrong. Wrong.Wrong. A hundred wrongs Anura. Not all muslims speak Tamil.And Tamil is NOT the mother tongue of srilankan muslims. Most muslims do speak the language but in various bastardised forms which make it difficult for the Suruttu Tamils from Jaffna or the Toddy Tamils from Batticaloa to understand.Even among themselves, the Tamil spoken by the Muslims varies in dialect, syntax and pronounciation. Since the turn of the last century even this trend was broken and most muslims adopted English as their mother tongue until the old Nari Banda forced Sinhala on the community in his great leap of communal & political opportunism. Today, with the academic and social integration of the communities, most Muslim households speak Sinhala.This is not to denigrate the Tamil language but to clear any misconceptions in your own mind Anura about the linguistic habits of the Muslims.

        Reza Pahlavi
        May 11, 2013 at 8:41 am
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      Please do understand, eventhough his mother tongue is Tamil, he studied in Singhala Medium. So he is weak in Tamil. This is what Praba & Co wanted from Muslims! – not to Speak Tamil! Now most of the Muslims whose mother tongue is Tamil are studying in Singhala medium schools! Already huge number of Hindus, who went abroad as asylum seekers have left Tamil Language! Tamil is slowly dying in Sri Lanka! BBS is happy about it.

      DODU
      May 11, 2013 at 8:04 am
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        Wrong, He studied in the English medium WITH ME AT D.S.Senanayake College. 2 batches after US were the last batch to study in the English Medium….

        Fair N Square
        May 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm
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          Sorry, if so I agree. But not in Tamil.

          DODU
          May 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm
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    If Azath Sally has been released, then he hasn’t done anything wrong. Why the hell was he taken into custody. The reason is to threaten and silent those who speak/write against the very stupid actions of the GOSL and also to threaten and silent others. Piduruthalagala is about to erupt.

    Ronny
    May 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm
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      WE learn that the detention ORDER was REVOKED by the President… we would like to know who SIGNED the detention Order in the FIRST place.Was it the President or GR? Moreover he was in custody for MORE Than 48 hours without being presented to court. His rights were ABUSED.. Salley You have a case in hand..sue em all…including GR. GET HOLD of a smart lawyer… Not just in SL courts, also in a US district court coz GR is a US citizen… Think locally, Act Globally

      Fair N Square
      May 11, 2013 at 7:01 am
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    Yes, Azath Salley has many lessons to learn if wants to serve his community. Foremost among them is to “control” his mouth. He had been so naive to agree for an interview with the “Junior Vikatan” of Cho Ramaswamy who is a TIGER SYMPATHIZER and cessanionist and a fouled mouth fellow with NO CHARACTER at all( A former comedian in the Tamil Cinema). Basically he has “PUT ALL THE WORDS INTO AZATH SALLEYS’S MOUTH!!!! AZATH , Please learn PROTOCOL AND DIPLOMACY if you want to serve people and if you want to be in politics and dont ever be an opportunist. Be patient you time will come. Dont trample people and their rights for petty political gains. Perhaps, you now know who spoke on your behalf, eventhough you kept on attacking them in Public and Private; Mr Rauf Hakeem, Hon Ranil Wickremasinghe spoke in the parliament as well General Sarath Fonseks !!! SO GOOD LUCK AND TAKE CARE AND TAKE SOME LESSONS IN PROTOCOL AND DIPLOMACY IF YO WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL POLITICIAN DIASPORA DAS DEVADAS

    DIASPORA DAS DEVADAS
    May 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm
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      How misinformed of you. this shows you believe anything that said to you. Cho ramaswamy is not an editor of JV. Also he is one of the strong opposite opinion to LTTE and Eelam. Learn something before you post. Cho is very critical of Eelam and LTTE for which many Tamils hate him in tamilnadu

      manisekaran
      May 10, 2013 at 8:26 pm
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      How some people of your kind have no idea of anything.. You make the people laugh. CHO is a vehement critic of LTTE and he and famous Tamil writter T.Jeyakanthan called the LTTE as “DONKEY TIGERS”. You do not know a simple information about a famous man in neighbouring Tamil nadu. Then what the hell you cry about “Protocol”?

      M.Sivananthan
      May 11, 2013 at 2:53 am
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        Cho Ramasay of ” Thuklak” ‘ is a critic of LTTE. He was a joker and a comedian actor. Anyway, he is always Amma’s man and JV belongs to Ananda Vikadan Group! People do make mistake, but there is nothing to laugh about it! Correct them if they are wrong or misinformed.

        DODU
        May 11, 2013 at 8:23 am
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      LMAO @ PROTOCOL and DIPLOMACY , the 2 vital ingredients possessed by MR and GOTA… You just crack me up with your posts…

      Fair N Square
      May 11, 2013 at 7:03 am
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    As always the President intervenes to deliver justice. That means that all the other donkeys are not capable of delivering justice. The HR case was postponed for today for what reason? Even the SC seems to be marching in step. It would be better if there are proper laws and judicial system where any person can obtain justice. Not have to write letters and fast unto death.

    Safa
    May 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm
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      The simple reason MOST of out learned Judges with a SPINE left SL to serve in Fiji Islands… No sooner the CHEAP justice was SELECTED, the cream of the Judiciary started looking elsewhere…

      Fair N Square
      May 11, 2013 at 7:07 am
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    It was in the first place a stupid thing to have arrested this guy and made him a hero. I hope Sally will hereafter think before he utters anything. Dayan’s article gave me a clue about his father. I have met his father Sally, who was then a member of Communist Party Peking Wing led by N.Shanmugathasan, a few times at his home in Maradana. Senior Sally was very knowledgeable and he was an active communist party worker.

    Naga
    May 10, 2013 at 6:39 pm
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    Azath Sally sent an apology letter to presedent and got released.

    Buvanes
    May 10, 2013 at 7:12 pm
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      He was ” forced” to send this letter just so the EGO of MR would be boosted.. and that he felt all IMPORTANT. There will come a day.. NONE will accept a letter or even an affidavit from GR or MR… Sooner than later, natural Justice will play it’s part…

      Fair N Square
      May 11, 2013 at 7:09 am
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    Rajapakses are very good at measuring the depths of pools they could dive. Imprissoning Gen.SF, impeaching CJ, arbitary arrests, disappearances,sabotage, releasing murderers and convicts are few of them. Releasing Azad Salley in the face of severe criticism showed Rajapakses their limits of power which could spread into achieving true Civil liberties, democracy, justice and good governance. Let’s hope this is the beginning.

    Jayantha
    May 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm
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    MR is trying to be a baby by pretending that he does not know what his own bunch of hooligans are doing !! Chandra Seneviratne

    Chandra Seneviratne
    May 10, 2013 at 7:35 pm
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      You are absolutely right. And let us not forget that a mark of a true leader is to take responsibility for the actions of his administration. These grand gestures – revoking the detention order in this case and providing relief from the huge electricity price hikes to the low end consumers – may at first glance make the President seem very benevolent and caring but he is only ‘undoing’ what his own administration had done. Anyway, it’s good Azath Salley’s immediate ordeal is over. I say ‘immediate’ because we have been told there are some enquiries pending against him. So, who knows what may still be in store.

      fred
      May 10, 2013 at 8:16 pm
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        An apology By MR to the Rugby referee, who was assaulted by his youngest son Rohita Rajapaksa (the news of which NO SRI_LANKAN paper carried) would of been an ideal way to start… but he is surrounded by egoistic maniacs..to whom abuse of power is the only game they know to play..

        Fair N Square
        May 11, 2013 at 7:13 am
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      And there are edcated babies like Dr, naraendran to believe him!

      sumane
      May 10, 2013 at 9:26 pm
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      I guess his vision should be minimum if he is trying to pretend that he is not aware of many things happening in the country. That is total ignorance. It is easy to tell that he is not aware of many things. But not easy to find solutions to all the problems that arise due to his stupid administration.

      Andre
      May 11, 2013 at 1:26 am
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        Probably suffering from Tunnel vision… due to too much pressure which led to Glaucoma… or even Retinitis Pigmentosa…

        Fair N Square
        May 11, 2013 at 7:15 am
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    in politics there is a way to do things- Mohamed Fire is not something to play with- Mammalay Marikka Typical slave mentality.Both should step out a bit from their own brand of political wisdom and see how politic is conducted even countries like Maldives let alone western countries. Jhon

    Jhon
    May 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm
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      He did it in his own crude way !

      Imana
      May 10, 2013 at 9:05 pm
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        some people think it is ” Either my way or the Highway” only to realize that when they get stuck on the Highway.. they need a TOW TRUCK…. (^_^)

        Fair N Square
        May 11, 2013 at 7:17 am
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    There is a lesson in this for Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabhaya. When you do the right thing you spread happiness amongst the people. There is a feel good factor not only because Azad Salley was released, but because the President has done good. The thing is to learn to do the right thing not only for strategic reasons, but because the action is good and right.

    Wickramasiri
    May 10, 2013 at 9:01 pm
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      LMAO.. President has done good? his arms were twisted by the International community.. and he had to cow down…

      Fair N Square
      May 11, 2013 at 7:19 am
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    When is the UNP parliamentarians doing their Fast unto death to remove their puppet leader from his post which is protected by the same Ruling junta.

    Mahela
    May 10, 2013 at 9:39 pm
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    I think this incident has some legs even though MR wants to emerge as a “fair minded ” democratic leader and get the this issue out of the public domain. About 24 hours ago, DS Gotabaya publicly stated that Mr. Sally held discussions with armed separatist Tamil groups in India to conspire against SL. If it is the case Mr. Sally not only should be arrested,he should be charged as well. Now the question becomes wether we have defence secretary who has no credibility at all when it comes to serious law and order issues in SL.

    Avi
    May 10, 2013 at 9:56 pm
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      Hague? ya em are waiting for the arrival of the (Troyal) yes Troll and Royal family of SL…

      Fair N Square
      May 11, 2013 at 7:21 am
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    Ayyo ! Why are you gentlemen getting so excited about the release of Mr. Salley? He should not have been taken into custody in the first place, right? This is how things are done in a Banana republic! Funny thing is, we can’t afford the bananas! The Rajapakse’s keep testing the limits of audacity and we keep letting them stretch it, over and over again. This was not a warning to Azath Salley. He is not significant in the bigger picture. Rather, it was a warning to the Muslim community that if they were to choose agitation, there will consequences. Armed struggle had nothing to do with this exercise. So lets agree, there is no right thing to do, when you did the wrong thing in the first place. Rajapakse knows the game. We need to be familiar with the rules of the game…so he does not keep hoodwinking us.

    UPUL
    May 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm
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    The MF did every thing, gone to Uganda to see Edi Amin’s people to get good advise to harass some more people back home.

    SILVA
    May 10, 2013 at 10:40 pm
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      LOL gone to learn MORE about being a Dictator…from a Muslim ruler, Lil does he know all em Muslim Dictators ended up bowing to PEOPLES POWER, which also will happen in SL ASAP…

      Fair N Square
      May 11, 2013 at 7:26 am
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    no wonder this professionally animal psychologist uses ‘Bravo’ in this occasion? what is there to apploud in that anyway, if one is not dealing with a chimpanzee experiment? MR was either pushed to do or had planned it that way from the beginning. is this the same Dr.Rajasingham Narendran that we see on a youtube video titled “Tamil Diaspora representative lauds Government”. His first comment on this whole saga was: Does anyone know, what Azad Salley said in the Junior Viketan interview? Even DBSJ does not reveal this in his write up in his website, which I read this morning. He of course refers to a TV program where he had referred to the First Lady as a Beauty Queen. She apparently was one and this is well known. DBSJ also reveals that Salley was questioned on the Junior Viketan interview. All discussions on the issue of Assad Salley’s arrest, however reprehensible it is, would be speculative unless we know the details of his Junior Viketan interview. Dr.RN Dr.Rajasingham Narendran – May 7, 2013 7:35 am Thinking he could blow a big trumpet saying vikatan interview was all good reason to detain salley under PTA. not a single contribution being able to read the language to tell people what that magazine was all after. Gone are the good old days, now we have internet – what goes on the internet stays there forever – so no more deception! his final comment (before the bravo) was: Dr, Dayan, A translation of Azad Saaly’s interview in Junior Viketan has been published yesterday in CT. It appears the question of Muslims possibly having to take up arms is of lesser significance compared to the charges against the Rajapakse family. What is your take? Dr.Rajasingham Narendran Dr.Rajasingham Narendran – May 9, 2013 7:47 am uthayan attacked: say there are a cheap paper burning and beating themselves for attention instead of blaming the perpetrators. at least malinda was honest about his racism. tna attacked: say tna needs policy reforms. a man says he was torchered and experts confirm with direct access to the case: say by looking at the newspaper pictures it looks very much like self inflicted shia muslim wounds scars and you thought police beat up by pvc pipes. when were you a doctor for humans? why is it so hard to make a public statement contradicting or condemning your (past/current/potential future) pay masters in plain language straight forward? oh, it’s a rhetorical question! you may maintain il silenzio.

    cynical
    May 10, 2013 at 11:33 pm
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      I dont read Dr narendirans bulshits. Just ignore him. Calm down, You cant change those who behaving like a fool. I beleive he need some sort counselling.

      J.Muthu
      May 11, 2013 at 2:10 am
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      cynical, You are correct. Narendran is a secret sycophant of the Rajapakse regime. He expects an “adviser” post if UPFA wins the NPC election. He even maligned the war widows in the Vanni,and their daughters,by saying that they are earning money by prostitution. He even said that they travel to colombo two weeks a month to earn money as prostitutes. He says that there are brothels in jaffna – so far undiscovered by the police and army.

      justice
      May 11, 2013 at 3:28 am
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        i think it would be great if someone can publish a journal of this Dr.Rajasingham Narendran’s comments on this site on a chronolgical order with links and footnotes to help readers with the context. that will do a great service to teh future of this country in educating the people on what he is. yes, i remember about the prostituion claim of his too, didn’t occur to me while i was typing the above comment. brothels in the north run by prostitutes from war affected women but not yet discovered by a military that has one soldier per six (almost one and half family) of civilans! what a bluff and disgrace the bugger is.

        cynical
        May 11, 2013 at 5:44 am
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      Cynical, When you string up a fairy tale, at least do it non-selectively. Read my comments following the English translation of the full Viketan interview published in CT. Further, according to what I read today, Sally wrote a letter ‘ explaining’ his position to the President, in exchange for his release. A political drama of sorts to justify the release! Sally has come out the worse in this exchange. A man who cannot think before he opens his mouth and imagine the consequences, should not pretend to be a leader. A man who cannot standby what he said, is not fit to be a man. Similarly a government that has to enact a drama to correct its own folly in arresting him under the PTA, is not in any better. I am personally glad Sally has been released and that the President released him. I hope both learned their lessons and we also learn our lessons. Further, how many of you rushed to write and comment without knowing the full contents of the Viketan interview? How many of you commented on the IDP camps and yet continue to make snide comments , without ever seeing them? Dr.RN

      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran
      May 11, 2013 at 6:39 am
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        Dr.Rajasingham Narendran, so that was a political drama that involved so many players as RW, Vikramabahu K, MA Sumanthiran, Gotabhaya R, Mahinda R, Dayan Jayatilleke, the non-state run media and last but not the least Dr.Rajasingham Narendran? next time try not to BS us! so you’re a man who thinks a lot in terms of you know what, deserves to be a someone who wants to serve at an advisorial capacity(one of your recent comments somewhere else!)? yeah, you better be happy because Salley once had a honeymoon (your term) with the regimes too. think about what did you write about vikatan after you read vikatan, before you accused of others to have written before reading? Yeah, we know you saw the IDP camps and gave an interview that goes under title “Tamil Diaspora representative lauds Government” in youtube! And further you wrote in your comments about that mystical prostitution business that happens in a place where law is enforced (?) by one military soldier for every six civilians in addition to the civil (now under defense establishment), in a land where the very trade is illegal. Remember you said that to clear the govt of the accusation. Have you no shame or that’s a commodity that you trade in exchange for other worldly benefits?

        cynical
        May 11, 2013 at 10:49 pm
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          *so you’re a man, who thinks a lot in terms of you know what, before you speak or write your comments and now articles, that deserves to be a someone who wants to serve at an advisorial capacity(one of your recent comments somewhere else!)?

          cynical
          May 11, 2013 at 10:50 pm
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            Yes. Ar least more than you do. Dr.RN

            Dr.Rajasingham Narendran
            May 12, 2013 at 7:35 am
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              Should be: at least. RN

              Dr.Rajasingham Narendran
              May 12, 2013 at 7:37 am
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    the recent strategy of MR is obvious: 1. state will have to bring in more and more restrictions and hardship on the people, for supposedly inevitable reasons. 2. MR intervenes at the end and solves in favor of people. 3. people elect MR over and over. based on: 1. The cricket issues of the past. 2. The electricity tariff case of yesterday 3. azath salley case of today it’s always been the king’s intervention!

    the know it all guy
    May 11, 2013 at 1:46 am
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      So in future we don’t need to go to Courts to settle issues, but to the King for a pardon and it will be done. So it Looks like……OUR KING WHO ART IN THRONE……. HALLOWED BE THY NAME……..THY WILL BE DONE…….PLEASE PARDON ME……AND YOUR SINS ARE PARDONED AND A POSITION IN THE FAMILY COMPOUND “Parliament” IS GIVEN. This is called the new era of Jokerland. Pardoning by the king. Who is going to be the next Kangetta………

      Mahela
      May 11, 2013 at 4:40 am
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    Many or few Muslim ministers could have played a role behind the screen.Ranil,Sumanthiran,VickramabahuK and many others who tirelessly workrd for the release deserve their due place.Azath handled it with courage and confidence and the country,not only the Muslim community,has to applaud him for standing up to a ruthless arrest.

    whywhy
    May 11, 2013 at 2:44 am
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      Sumanitheran yes…..Ranil..did not see him at all here and that Socialist Vicramabahu??? (who thinks he is living in the West and wears a t-shirt and then over that wears a long-sleeved unbutton shirt) I do not think so….:-)

      DW
      May 11, 2013 at 6:57 am
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        Dear DW Wickramabahu was among the first to rush to the scene of arrest and stood by Azath family guiding them along with Sumanthiran and in my view,this was the need of the hour and real show of solidarity and unity.Ranil spoke in parliament in support of Azath by attacking the use of PTA.RaviK and Tissa Attanayake also joined the group. So let’s appreciate what all of them did and the possibility that Fouzi and Hakeem could have spoken to the relevant authorities behind the scene,can not be ruled out.

        whywhy
        May 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm
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      Hats off to u sir… for having the knack to see the right…

      Fair N Square
      May 11, 2013 at 7:30 am
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      You said in well.

      Lanka Muslim, UK
      May 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm
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    WhyWhy don’t give credit to these Muslims ministers and those Muslim MP’s who are in bed with MARA and Co. Non of them did any thing for his release, it all happened because of the opposition politicians and the ordinary people’s actions. These cardboard bailawans always fear the combined oppositions and the people, and they don’t want to give space for this to happen for it would bring big damage for them.

    Rauf
    May 11, 2013 at 6:28 am
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    “Azath Salley Ha Been Released” Translation: Now the jihad will begin.

    Lester
    May 11, 2013 at 10:43 am
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      IF so, let it begin for the Betterment of SL not just Muslims and to unseat he ruling elite.. Jihad does NOT have to be only by taking up ARMS… learn the true meaning of Jihad than be a sheep, who would toe the line of the WEST and neo-cons..

      Fair N Square
      May 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm
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      Jihad was started by Ashoka by killing over 18,000 followers of Ajivika sect in Pundravardhana for (a person of this sect) just drawing a picture showing BUDDAH bowing at the feet of Nirgranta Jnatipura ( identified with Mahavira, the founder of Jainism). Probably this may be the firs Jihad in the history of the world!

      DODU
      May 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm
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    His affidavit submitted along with a letter to the President ( see Ada Derana of today) only refers to the arms taking issue. This means that his accusations against the Rajapakse family yet have not been denied by Azad Sally. Dr.RN

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran
    May 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm
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      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran, is that a reminder to the regime or a justification for further persecution? Did you read what lankaenews has to say about Shiranthi, whose beauty appealed to you so much? Instead of being so cunning, why don’t you openly state who you work for?

      Your Momma
      May 12, 2013 at 10:35 pm
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        It means that the Rajapakse family needs to prove that these accusations are false! The onus is on the family. Dr.RN

        Dr.Rajasingham Narendran
        May 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm
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          Rajasingham, what’s your price?

          Immigrant Sudda
          May 14, 2013 at 4:35 am
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    azath please note that even though you left them the unp are still your friends and the only friends you will have.

    tasil samarasinha
    May 11, 2013 at 6:41 pm
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    Azath Salley Denies Apologizing to President for his Release and Asks “Why Should I”?

    Maghribi
    May 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm
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