20 October, 2020

Blog

Channel 4 Team Arrives In SL; Greeted By Protests At BIA

Days after the Government announced again that demonstrations and protests would not be permitted during CHOGM 2013 the Channel 4 team and No Fire Zone director Callum Macrae exited the Bandaranaike International Airport to face a media mob and a demonstration against the broadcaster a short while ago.

Photo credit Duncan Stone, Twitpics

Photo credit Duncan Stone, Twitpics

The Government has accredited Channel 4 to cover the CHOGM summit in Colombo.

The airport is under tight security with expected road closures throughout the day to facilitate VIP travel from the airport to the capital.

However the demonstrators protesting Channel 4’s documentaries accusing the Sri Lankan Government forces of war crimes was permitted at main exit doors of the BIA.

“We have walked out of Colombo airport straight into noisy anti channel 4 demo,” Channel 4’s Jonathan Miller tweeted on arrival.

On the weekend, several foreign journalists reported finding a special booklet inserted into their CHOGM media packs discrediting Channel 4’s claims, entitled ‘Corrupted Journalism.’ Commonwealth Spokesman Richard Uku is reportedly investigating how the booklets got into the CHOGM media packs.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 0
    0

    Look at those guys who are protesting.This must be the Malu Pan Balkaya of Mahinda Kahandagamage of course with the tacit approval of KING GONE.My worry is as to where is the bigest desha premiya Wimal Modawansa.

  • 0
    0

    At least it looks more spontaneous than that “protest” by Tamil “civilians” in Kili that Callum’s so fond of :D

  • 0
    0

    SL is a free country , anyone can demonstrate against any one , especially for those who are tarnishing our fatherland with vested interests ,so my suggestion is , to go before Jaic Hilton and start demonstrating until C4 leaves the country.

  • 0
    0

    Well, the LTTE’s Plan B is progressing very well. This story is based on the famous film ‘300 Spartans’ which the LTTE once used to motivate its cadres. Earlier they used the film ‘Lion of the Desert’ to promote suicide bombing.

    Vaani is doing her role commendably in UK. She is very successful in using C4 to provoke Tamil diaspora. Since 2009, Vaani and C4 have tremendously increased hatred against Sri Lanka globally and locally. C4 has its agenda in tact to divide Sri Lanka in another 3-4 years. It will release a footage showing some men raping Issaipriya next March just before the UNHRC meeting. Later, in May 2014, prior to Indian general elections, they will release some armed men shooting tiger cub Balachandran. That would be the beginning of the end of the story for a united Sri Lanka.

    Sadly, Sri Lanka doesn’t seem to have a strategy to win the LTTE ‘Plan B’ war. C4 uses videos of injured Tamils to gain public sympathy worldwide for their cause. They never show the sufferings of the Sinhalese and Muslims at the hands of LTTE to balance their fair reporting. They are never willing to handover the evidences to UN or an International Court immediately to end this controversy. These actions of C4 means that they are wholeheartedly working for the LTTE Plan B. So, I have the genuine doubt that Vaani was the one who took those videos orchestrated by LTTE itself and passed on to C4!

    Hence, whoever welcomed C4 at the airport with some placards reminding their job and pay(earlier wrongly mentioned as protesters!), knowingly or unknowingly, working for the pro-LTTE groups and C4!

    • 0
      0

      Ahamed, when were you circumcised ? Your slip is showing :)

      • 0
        0

        When ever someone uses a name that is an obvious sectarian or ethnic identifier in CT, one should be suspicious because there is a strong likelyhood this person is using said name to give people a false impression of their identity.

    • 0
      0

      My dear Ahamedasa Sumangala thero

      Did you have a shower and raise your left leg naked ,in front of Raja the pest control man!

    • 0
      0

      ah…mad, you need brains to develop a strategy and your corrupt regime unfortunately has not been bestowed with brains.

  • 0
    0

    I thought GOSL said clearly, no protests leading up to or during CHOGM….

  • 0
    0

    Good thing, atleast 100 poor people got full day meal and arrack.

  • 0
    0

    The sooner these so called ‘journalists’ listen to the people of Sri Lanka and not some expats who want a separate state who I can assure you will never even live in it, the sooner we will have real peace in this country. You don’t need a brain to know that those that invested in the LTTE for so many years were disappointed that their investment crashed and burned in 2009 and they’ve realised now that the best way to get a separate state is by playing a war crimes card which doesn’t really cost much because they just have to lobby politicians who want their vote. It should be a disgrace that those that sacrificed their lives to defend our motherland against terrorists are being portrayed by our own people as the only war criminals.

    • 0
      0

      Why do you use a Slavic name since you are almost surely Sinhalese.
      What is it with soo many Sinhala Nationalists on CT masquerading as something else.

      Re. War Crimes
      It happened, you just want to sweep under the rug those who pertrated gross human rights violations and focus only on the LTTE, typical of you Natioanlist lot who ignore all the pogroms you carried out spanning decades, long before the LTTE was born.
      You aren’t going to get your ethnically pure Sinhala only Sri Lanka ; that is a dream you lot are deluding yourself with.

      • 0
        0

        Gotta love those people that think just because you don’t sympathise with the Tamils but with all Sri Lankans after 30 years of war that you are a Sinhala nationalist…
        Tamils and Sinhalese have slavic names such as Dimitri and Janika so are they also masquerading as something else PalmSquirelli?
        As Lakshman Kadirgamar said we are ‘First and foremost Sri Lankans’ we all want a Sri Lanka where Tamils, Sinhalese, Moors etc can live in peace as they have been for centuries so enough with your stereotyping of me as you have made a fool of yourself assuming my ethnicity. You’re as bad as those that accuse every Tamil of being a terrorist. I’m sure if you did a poll to see if those living in Canada living on refugee status on whether they would return to Sri Lanka with an ethnic Tamil state you’d be lucky to get anyone that would say yes. You seem to have a pretty imbalanced view of the country if you also think that those with a name which is not common with their ethnicity is ‘masquerading as something else’.

        • 0
          0

          Your posts here are genrally sympathetic to GOSL and dismissive of the war crimes perpertrated by GOSL. That in itself strongly points to you being a Sinhala nationalist.

          Sinhalese don’t have Slavic names, and if one does then he/she must be mixed , which would be a very rare thing. So I am calling you on what is very likely you masquerading as someone you are not, not unheard of here at CT since there are other Rajapaksa water carriers here who masquerade as non Sinhalese or at the very least disengenously try to give the appearance they are not Sinhala.

          It is not imbalanced , rather it is about what is most likely, that a Slavic person will not only post on CT but take a GOSL sympathetic view or that you are a Sinhala Nationalist using a Slavic name. It comes down to which is the most plausible scenario.

          • 0
            0

            I don’t know why I’m even arguing with you because you obviously have never lived in Sri Lanka nor know anything about Sri Lankans! I’m still laughing at the part you said ‘Sinhalese don’t have Slavic names, and if one does then he/she must be mixed’.
            So I guess Mohan Peiris, Aravinda De Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Dimitri De Silva, Ranjit Fernando and Garmini Fonseka etc are all masquerading as non sinhalese because they all have either surnames/first names that are not of Sinhalese descent?
            Plausible scenario? That’s a nice way saying your stereotypes.

  • 0
    0

    Muslim thamby Nanan, watch your hat. 1/4 already gone balnce will go very soon.

  • 0
    0

    Who let the dogs out.

  • 0
    0

    Who I sighted the dog.

  • 0
    0

    The C4 journalist missed a real opportunity here… They should have gone to the protestors with the camera on and asked them questions regarding the reasons for the protest and if they had seen the C4 documentary at all.

    I bet half the people at the protest don’t even know how Callum Macrae looks like or seen the documentary. We all know that they were paid to carry this out… Come on the journalist, use your head next time and expose the fakes.

    • 0
      0

      You are right Doc. Did you see that Bugger trying to intimidate Callum, killing the Queen over and over.

  • 0
    0

    according to Adaderana today – President MR will not hesitate to take action against any human right violation and added that there is nothing to hide and is very open. My policy is to win over terrorists, ready to listen to Tamil diaspora, who must also listen to us and won’t allow to divide country…

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 7 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.