6 December, 2019

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Cardiff Cricket Protest: Six Tamil Protesters Pleaded Not Guilty To Invading The Pitch

Six out of Seven protesters pleaded not guilty to the aggravated trespass on the pitch during the cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Cardiff and were bailed with the condition that they cannot attend any national or international cricket matches until their trial in September.

The other protester who invaded the pitch, Manimaran Sadasaramoorthy who pleaded guilty to a section five public order offence at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court, told Judge Martin Brown that his dad had been murdered by the Sri Lankan government.

“Nine men were charged – six with aggravated trespass on the pitch – and the others have been charged with criminal damage to a car, a public order offence and assault.They are all on police bail to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on July 10.” South Wales Police yesterday told Colombo Telegraph.

According to the Wales Online; One man was given a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly and another arrested on suspicion of disorder is on police bail pending further enquiries.

“A protester who invaded the pitch during a cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Cardiff claimed yesterday that his dad had been murdered by the Sri Lankan government. Manimaran Sadasaramoorthy, 42, of Mitcham in Surrey, travelled to Wales on June 20 this year to take part in a legal protest at the city’s Swalec Stadium against the presence of the Sri Lankan cricket team on British soil.” Wales Online reported.

Pleading guilty to a section five public order offence at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court, the unemployed dad of two told Judge Martin Brown that he ran on the pitch during the match carrying a banner “for the 40,000 people killed by the Sri Lankan government” and a Tamil Eelam flag of a proposed independent state that Tamils in Sri Lanka want to create in the north and east of the country.

The largely peaceful protests in Cardiff followed a violent incident near the Oval Stadium in London the same week, where Tamil and Sinhala activists clashed during the Sri Lanka-Australia cricket match.

An eighth man admitted throwing a stone at a passing car outside the stadium, while a ninth man accused of common assault was unable to submit a plea because he could not understand the Tamil interpreter provided by the court – his case was adjourned until July 23.

Prosecutor David Cooke told the court Sadasaramoorthy gave a false name and date of birth on his arrest and was later found to have “previous convictions for dishonesty”, Mr Cooke said, the last of which was in 2006. Asked by Judge Brown why he ran onto the pitch, Sadasaramoorthy – who was representing himself – said: “My dad lived in Sri Lanka in the north east and in 2009 the Sri Lankan government declared a war – my father was arrested and they murdered him.”

Saying he was aware the ethnic Tamils had a “grievance” against the Sri Lankan government, Judge Brown asked him to instead explain why he ran onto the pitch on June 20.

Sadasaramoorthy answered: “On the day I went a lot of Sri Lankans were shouting ‘you can never come back to Sri Lanka’, saying if you come there they would kill me, so I told them you are in a democratic country in Britain and that they couldn’t do anything here.

“That’s why I took the flag and ran on to the pitch.”

The judge gave him seven days to pay a £250 fine, £85 court costs and a £25 victim surcharge “in it’s entirety”. Six other defendants who denied public order offences were Regan Chares Kumar Balachandran, 23, of Newham, London, Sukitharshan Karthikesu, 25, of Buckhurst Hill, Essex, Thilakshan Kulasingam, 19, of Mitcham, Surrey, Kaunshanth Maheswaran, 20, of Dartford, Kent, Sivendran Nadarajah, 24, of Mitcham, Surrey and Thayalan Ratnam, 31, of Croydon.

Related stories;

Cardiff Cricket Violence: Nine Arrested – South Wales Police

Boycott SL Cricket: BTF Wants UK Govt. To Investigate How Peaceful Protesters Were Physically Attacked

New Videos – Oval Cricket Violence: No Arrest Made So Far, Three Arrested An Unconnected Incident – Scotland Yard

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    “unemployed dad of two”
    “gave a false name and date of birth”
    “previous convictions for dishonesty”
    “could not understand the Tamil interpreter”
    “in 2009 the Sri Lankan government declared a war”

    These guys paint a nice composite of the typical LTTE diaspora monkey: a jobless, lying crook who can’t even speak English and hasn’t got the first clue about what happened Sri Lanka :-)

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      They are all in their twenties, brainwashed foolish young men.

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        you are an ignorant person. there is no need to brainwash tamils.
        it’s a natural instinct to hate sinhala lot. they are not foolish either. they are intelligent people who know what they are doing. hating sinhala people is not uncommon among tamil people. if any tamil says he or she likes the sinhala people i would say they are hypocrites.

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      The product of Sinhala Buddhist racism after independence.

      VP exploited them.

      The Sinhalese Racist politicians too.

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        Here we go, a Jihadi

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        amarasiri:

        do you know how the Church treated it’s first ONLY WOMAN POPE ?

        In the 12th century, a scribe named Sigebert de Gemlours wrote:

        “It is reported that this John was a female, and that she conceived a child by one of her servants. The Pope, becoming pregnant, gave birth to a child, whereof some do not number her among the Pontiffs.”
        The most famous and detailed account of the Pope Joan comes from the Chronicron pontificum et imperatum (The Chronicle of the Popes and Emperors), written in the mid-13th century by Martin of Troppau (Martinus Polonus). According to Troppau:

        “After Leo IV, John the Englishman (Anglicus), a native of Metz, reigned two years, five months and four days. And the pontificate was vacant for a month. He died in Rome. This man, it is claimed, was a woman and when a girl, accompanied her sweetheart in male costume to Athens; there she advanced in various sciences to the extent that her equal could not be found. So, after having studied for three years in Rome, she had great masters for her pupils and hearers. And when there arose a high opinion in the city of her virtue and knowledge, she was unanimously elected Pope. But during her papacy she became in the family way by a companion. Not knowing the time of the birth, as she was on her way from St Peter’s to Lateran she had a painful delivery, between the Coliseum and St Clement’s Church, in the street. Having died after, it is said she was buried on the spot.”

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      oi black monkey, get up on the tree. november is not far off for the commonwealth swinging chamionships. sinhala black monkeys are visiting africa to get the support of their relations. visits have resulted in africans offering toilet cleaner and maid jobs for sinhalas. they need dumb and thick people like you.

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    Stateless and jobless LTTE goons.

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      living stateless is miles better than living in a pariah beggar state.

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      Well said. They live on the English people’s generosity and then crap in their plates

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        dai naaye, don’t talk a load of bollocks. unlike you scum they have principles. i have never heard a word from the english people about the incident. why are you worried about it. half caste parish just shut your face.

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        true to some extent but dont think too high of the Enlgish people Peter

        1)1st they invaded a lot of countries and stole stuff (just go to the British museum in London and visit the Asian section where you can see the looted artefacts from sri lanka!

        2)Enlgish society to a great extent is broken,with teenage mums and all that,Peter aiya please do try and visit UK and see if you dont believe me

        3)lots of English take the easy ay out and live on benefits and dont work (see the council estates there) and Asians and Africans work hard and do their jobs which keeps the UK economy moving

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    These clowns don’t know what a pitch is!

    Thalaivar never let them play cricket.

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      true they don’t know what a pitch is but what they do know is about sinhala killers, rapists and child molesters.

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    stateless brainwashed goons and im sure few of them would not have even been born in Sri Lanka, hope they get punished by courts

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      oi oi sinhala fool, how many unresolved cases are pending in the pariah state. when are you going punish the sinhala criminals and killers. how about war criminals.

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        Tamil monkies call others monkies.

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          oi black sinhala monkey, can’t you see sinhala black monkeys in the cricket field. what cricket for black sinhala monkeys. why don’t they go and swing on trees.

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        thats far from the truth and im no sinhalese but its time you fools of the diaspora get on with life

        remember the 1000’s of tamil people killed by the LTTE just because they didnt agree with them

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    Paid agents of Gota & KP Associates trying to discredit the noble cause of Thamileelam?

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      Did you mean Tamil Dreamlam ?

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      Even India does not want you.

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    Now Interpol is looking for this guy, credit card fraudster , SL jail is waiting for your arrival

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      He needs to be arrested and sent on a strict diet as his belly is falling out of his “skimpy” t shirt.

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    LMAO… jobless dad of 2, wonder how he managed to find the money to buy the ticket….Hope the welfare office of his area who mail him a check queries him on that… Ah no wonder the UK is tightening the screws on immigration.. MOST of these people PAID A HUMAN SMUGGLER to get to UK. They actually are economic refugees than real asylees. Look at how he has fed on the UK’s tax payers to grow this fat…. the officer is finding it difficult to bring him down….. God save the Queen….

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    A good prop forward for the UK 15 rugby team

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    I hope they are all deported! One African reached heaven before he got on a plane. Maybe these terrorists will do too. The lost the war now they will lose their dole and other benefits.

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