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Easter Sunday Massacre: Daily Mirror Front Page Gossip Is Dangerously Misleading

By M.A. Sumanthiran –

M.A. Sumanthiran PC

Today’s Daily Mirror front page has this ‘gossip’ which is dangerously misleading. It implies that I was to attend the Easter Service at Zion Church, Batticaloa on April 21st but desisted from doing so because President Mahinda Rajapaksa called and warned me of the impending suicide attack! I wish to categorically state that this is absolutely false.

On April 21st I attended an Easter service in Colombo as usual, unaware of any threat. When I learnt of the ‘bomb blasts’ I went to the Kochchikade St. Anthony’s Church and met Rev Fr. Jude Fernando and other clergy. Several bodies were still lying at the explosion site. It was there that I got to know that this was a suicide attack. Thereafter I went to the Accident Service of the National Hospital where I met the Secretary to the Health Ministry, Director Health Services, the Hospital Director and others. I also went to the Casualty Ward to see some of the injured.

Later that evening I spoke to the President of the Pastor’s Fellowship in Batticaloa and decided to go to Batticaloa the next day to meet the affected people and attend some funerals. I got to Batticaloa by about 8.30am on April 22nd and along with the said Pastor and our Party General Secretary Mr Thurairajasingam, visited several funeral houses. We also attended the burial of the young son of another pastor at the cemetery.

While still in Batticaloa, Mr Mavai Senathirajah, the President of our Party spoke to me and Mr Thurairajasingam and we decided call for a day of mourning (NOT Hartal) in the North and East and set the date as 24th April for that purpose. Mr Senathirajah, who was in Jaffna at that time, told me that he had visited the catholic Bishop of Jaffna and the Northern Governer and had informed them of this decision. I said we would do the same in Batticaloa and we accordingly visited the catholic Bishop of Batticaloa and the Eastern Governer and informed them of our decision to observe the day of mourning, before returning to Colombo.

The false ‘gossip’ published today has necessitated this long post. I never had any intention of attending the Easter service at Zion Church nor was I warned by anyone of any impending attack on that Church.

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    This is what Lankan media is worth of ????F – – – – – G garbage. Based on these garbage lot of people comment , in social media and these forums. I personally viewed news in Sakthi, Derana, and government owned channels which are obviously biased and mostly not factual. Same with news papers.

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      Mr. Sumanthiran, The person spreading the most lies and fear psychosis in Sri Lanka at this time is your buddy, the US Ambassador and her FBI agents in Sri Lanka , who are predicting another attack which they will organize in order to get the Buddhists to retaliate.
      She should be asked to shut up or get out of Sri Lanka and the US embassy premises should be searched first for bombs as the SL police sniffer dogs found US diplomats with bomb materials at the JAIC Hilton.

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        Right on Rocket man! Enough of this groveling to the bloody murderous empire and its blood $$$
        MCC puppet Bondscam Ranil and his butterflies including the Financially illiterate Finance Minister of Sri lanka who has been crashing the rupee and economy on IMF-MCC- advice thinks that the sun shines out of the Whitman’s Ass! They need to get out too

        This is not in support of the corrupt and criminal Rajapaksa thugs but to speak truth to power or Sri Lanka will be turned into fireball of religious violence and conflict to advance the US project in the Indian Ocean and the Dirty war against Asia Rising.

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        Do not post lies which cannot be substantiated.

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    If the gossip in the Mirror has any truth, the one who is vulnerable is MR.
    If he had information that the Zion Church was a target, what did he do about it (other than warning Sumanthiran)?
    *
    Sadly what goes as gossip is no worse in credibility than what goes as news.

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      SJ in another article on this CT, you attacked me when I stated that many top Sinhala politicians knew of the impending attack. MR has warned his wife’s relatives who are Catholics not to go to church. Harin Fernando’s father who was warded in hospital had warned his son not to go to church because of bomb threat. Sirisena went to India and then to Singapore to avoid it, and asked his family to stay back in India till Easter ends. All these people wanted this to happen for their own political goals. They were told that it will be a minor one, targeting hotels in east and Tamil churches, and as victims will be foreigners and Tamils, they did not take action. Unfortunately for them it was more than expected and some Sinhalese were killed and Colombo hotels bombed. (continued)

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        (continued) – Sirisena wanted it to subvert democracy even dissolving parliament and prolonging his tenure illegally. Mahinda and Gotabhaya wanted to use this to blame the government and come back to power. Ranil and his catchers wanted it to have an excuse to ease the pressure on them by UN to comply with the demand of accountability of war crimes and missing persons, and political solution to Tamils. With the obsession of the Sinhalese to go after Muslim extremists, Tamil problem will be shelved if lucky for a few years and if not permanently. MR and gang, Gota and Sirisena are having an overt anti-Tamil agenda, Ranil and UNP are playing double game according to their covert anti-Tamil agenda. Army in the north has summoned rehabilitated and released LTTE cadres, probably to make use of some of them to do the dirty work for them instead of them doing it, in their campaign against Muslim extremism, like how they used Muslim home guards to commit murder and ethnic cleansing of Tamils. The glorious silence observed by China in neither condoling it nor condemn it, arouses some suspicion against it, as they may be behind it to bring Gota and MR back. This plan is not recent but going on for sometime, probably with help of Pakistan intelligence agency who had been working with Muslims in the east and instigating them against Tamils. Arrest of Pakistanis working in the copper factory making bombs should shed a light as they may have been planted by Pakistan intelligence agency to commit this crime.

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        If it was this attack why didn’t you name the politicians who were in the know. The only one accused of being told and ignoring is you-know-who.
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        “MR has warned his wife’s relatives who are Catholics not to go to church.”
        This is serious business. Avoid speculating and produce meaningful evidence.
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        BTW
        It is rather unethical to do a racist analysis of such a tragedy.

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          SJ you have a low IQ due to which you are unable to analyse. There is nothing unethical when majority of the dead are Tamils, which is not a coincident. Truth seems to be unpalatable to apologists like you.

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            GS
            It is far better to analyse honestly with however low IQ one has than indulge in subjective fantasy with an imagined high IQ.

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            The Daily Mirror today disgracefully explained that it was a translation mistake.
            By what stretch of imagination a translation error could yield an utter falsehood is anybody’s guess.
            DM have very creative translators I guess.
            *
            It would have been truthful to admit that the story was fake and apologise to the readers and the parties concerned.

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        Bullshit Tamil Tiger propaganda.

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      (Continued) In Batticaloa all dead were Tamils. They say the target was St. Michael’s church where deaths would have been higher, but the priest had premonition of an impending attack and brought forward the service by one hour. When the bomber arrived at the church, he found it empty and went to the Zion church which was near and was stopped at the door when he blew himself up. Had he gone in more people would have died. In St. Anthony’s Church Kochchikade, it was the Tamil service that was targeted and not the Sinhala service. This was deliberately chosen when there were more prominent churches like All Saints catering to Sinhalese. In Negombo it appears to be a blunder, as there are two churches in the name of St. Sebastian’s and the bomber went to the wrong one. St. Sebastian’s church at Wellaweediya (Sea Street) was the target where the people would have been Tamil speaking Barathas and Tamil speaking Sinhalese. Instead of blasting the former, bomber went to the latter killing Sinhalese. Killing of Sinhalese and Sinhala policemen when raiding a safe house, has forced Sinhala politicians to take action. Even now despite evidence of top Muslim politicians being involved, government and opposition are shielding them and arresting only low and middle level Muslims.

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    M A Sumanthiran,

    You are a politician. Mahinda Rajapaksa is a politician . Sirisena is a politician.Ranil W is a politician. Do you want the people to believe the politicians? Mahinda,s wife is Catholic. Did she attend Easter services?

    There was one Minister who said that he was advised by this father, who was in the Hospital, not to go to the Easter Services.

    So, it looks like, it was a generally known secret among the politicians.How did they know? From the state intelligence services?

    Generally, politicians lie. Just observe Sirisena.

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      Amarasiri

      In Weeping Widow’s time did you hear or read any fake news/gossip?

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        Native Veddah,

        Of course. Didn’t the weeping widow become the PM?

        Remember, the mean IQ was 79.

        However, this fake news/gossip has circumstantial evidence, like the possibility that it may be the earth that is moving, and not the Sun.

        Remember, the mean IQ is still 79.

        Native Vedda, you know very well, that the Paras lie. Looks like we have a Para lying contest these days in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

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      MA.Sumanthiran is a Great Politician. He will not hesitate to spray the Onion Juice(Vengaya Charu) into his eyes and pretend to SHED TEARS for the Dead and the Living simultaneously.

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        KA
        This is a matter where a ‘responsible’ medium casts aspersions on people and one has every right to correct the wrong impression.

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    Sri Lanka’s news papers, TV channels and radio stations are real stinking shits and cesspits. The learnt and knowledgable give no two shits to them. If one looks at the quality of their news and reporting it’s all utter shits. That too Daily Mirror which is owned by Ranil’s uncle and the mass media minister’s father, and which is a real shitty news paper and worth the paper printed on.

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    This is what is termed GUTTER GOSSIP. Strange; Daily Mirror is owned by the Wijeyawardenas.
    To target MaRa, they have also injured a Civilian in Sumanthiran!

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    I think, Mr. Sumanthiran is saying something but the PResident as well as everybody may be thinking that Sumanthiran is connect to a certain coup. If not why, Mr. Ranil wickramsinghe specifically said, ” I INFORMED SUMANTHIRAN TOO”. what is the need to say that. I tlooks some one knows that Srilanka has to prepare for Global Terrorism. AL BAGHDAI supposed to be killed more than once, severely injured more than once, both russia, USA and SYRUIA tried to kill him, What Ranil said was All those country’s intelligence failed and AL BAGDAdi WAS LIVING AND he is ready to attack again any where in the island. So, what doe ssri lanka has to do. Obey the AL Bagdadi or buy weapons to get ready for further attacks by global terrorism or let foreign troops may be in civilians cloths roam around in sri Lanka. PArticularly, when the bond scam was not going under the table. whAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE DRUG MENACE. WILL THAT BE NEGLECTED. Or some one wanted Sri lanka to forget all those. I here, Even queen phoned and wanted MS to FORGET THOSE THINGS AND START TREATING MUSLIM BETTER. Tht is a big question. Mangala Samraweera is not an banking expert. Yet, he visited a pacific island, FIJI to attend the ADB seminar. Mangala Samrweera says, I do not understand anything they are talking. while some one had told him “We are getting a nick name there. do not let that continue and when you go start talking about finances and banking. They may have talked taking banks to the stock market and letting foreigners by the banks too.
    I am pretty sire, Ranil is a SALES MAN TO Global terrorism and he is talking on behalf of weapons and equipment manufacturers or something bigger. I read MS already bought some Remote Sensing equipment for Scanning what is coming in seas. There are RADAR Jammers, RADAR detectors. I do not know what happening. and Ms was talking about (CHATUMHARAJIKA GODS).

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    This “Print Media” “Gossip” is always WEAK and time consuming to read and understand. The best of postings that carry and make a long story short are the “F” Book comments. One example: Mr. Rajith Senaratne – the Minister of Health addressing the media said: “The Intelligence Authorities have warned that some of the VIPs are on target and he (Rajitha) is on Top of the List”. To this, “F” book made a posting and said: ” Yes, we are running short of beef – ISS”. Isn’t this the BEST than writing volumes on this Minister’s work and capabilities? Another one much more interesting came referring to an incident that was related by Ms. Chaturika in her book “Janadihipathi Thaatha”. It said: “My father’s father (Grand Father) punished my father (Sirisena) by twisting his ear for something wrong done. My father after that went a set fire to the paddy field”. Quoting this “F” book posted : “Did not this father set fire to the whole country”? So what and how the Social Media has pushed the Print Media to the gutters. Mr. Sumanthiran and all other “Politicians”: Make it a Daily Routine to “First Thing” to read the “F” Book , so that all of you would much better informed of the peoples’ minds and their comprehensive understandings than most of you.

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    Sumanthiran points out that the ‘The Daily Mirror’ of 01 May ‘Daily Gossip’ as ‘dangerously misleading’. It implicates MR as having pre-knowledge of the 2019 Easter Sunday event.
    This just cannot, and must not, be true.
    MR must categorically deny this.

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    the mirror named no names
    so why did sumanthiram get upset

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      N
      The cartoon did not leave much to imagine.

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    “On April 21st I attended an Easter service in Colombo as usual, unaware of any threat.”
    —–
    Which church in Colombo?

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      EE, you ask “Which church in Colombo?”
      What is the significance of the name of the church?

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        SJ,
        I asked that question because I do not think that he attended Easter Service. If he attended he could have mentioned the name of the church. My gut feeling is that he knew about the threat and was hiding in his house.

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      Eagle Eye
      That’s a million dollar worth question!
      Which church in Colombo did he attend for Easter Service???????

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    Who would read such a scum propaganda source like the Daily Mirror. The journalists who work there are the worst scum bags you’d ever find.

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      Have you tried others?
      The Island for a start!

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    Never in a Million would I have thought ,Thiran is Abraham..?.

    And I know for sure that the Opposition leader didn’t know about any attacks, because Hema and Pujitha never told the Opposition leader even to slow down , let alone hide like Hiran and his other UNP Buddies did.

    And Dr Ranil’s Strong Man Dr Rajitha is doing now with his other Seven Ministers on the ” LIST” who don’t even go outside on the Instructions of their Security Chiefs who have got the latest Intelligence.

    I am glad to hear that Abraham a tleast attended Sunday Mass, from the Yahapalana Christian Faction, when the real Catholic Faction leaders like Harin stayed Home.
    And I believe Abraham didn’t get a Tip Off either .

    BTW where is Dr Ranil’s UNP Minister of Catholic Affairs?.

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      ‘Abrham’ left out one important fact. What made him thank Mahinda in Parliament!

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    Now, I think Ranil appointed Sumanthiran to edit the Mr. Washington wrote Srilankan constitution because that is what Al BAGDADI wanted. Ranil is very powerful there.

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    The Politicians (in particular Sinhala and Muslim politicians) always mislead theie public…to the extent that East is now ISIS territory …

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    We are not sure about World’s most notorious murderer or the crook’s words’ worth. But we all know Sumanthiran was informed by Ranil. Media is saying this as Ranil said. Then Sumanthiran went to meet Hebullaz. Now it is appearing that Hezbollah is blackmailing Sumanthiran that Sumanthiran went to meet him, but still saying untruth things even after that.

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      Inspector Jacques Clouseau of Pink Panther fame strikes again!
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      Mallung, carry on digging: you may strike something other than gold!

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    It is now no secret to ordinary citizens that politicians of all parties were fully aware of all bomb attacks minus suicide, and helped each other to save their lives.
    What is unbelievable is their CONSENSUS to let the bloodbath happen so that they can postpone the impending Presidential Election.
    In the Batticaloa church, around 17 children who were in the choir were killed by the suicide attack. Other places I don’t know. Some tourists too have lost their children. Heartless despicable politicians should take the full responsibility of the attack.
    I believe that the attacks were meant to be continued. However, for some reason, the number of bomb blasts stopped at 9. I am sure the “no show of race-riots” may have disappointed those politicians who were aware of the explosions and their locations.
    SF is wrong to say that the Muslim extremism cannot be eliminated within 3 months. Why not? The Army Commander has given an assurance and he will do the job. They are now unstoppable.

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      ” It is now no secret to ordinary citizens that politicians of all parties were fully aware of all bomb attacks minus suicide, and helped each other to save their lives. “

      Thanks Champathi accepting the Earthly God, Old King let his children, the Ceylonese citizens to die.

      But the Colombo Media still playing the hide and seek. Not honestly or openly telling that it is the politicians killed the 350 people.

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    Lankan Media is GARBAGE. And then see who is providing the information ??? Our criminal politicians. On the day tragedy Sumanthiran had met the Governors of East and West and told he will will personally request the community to be calm and supportive and not to believe any rumors. One of the governor told the media that Sumanthiran had requested the community (mainly North and Easy) to shut down and protest against the perpetrated violence. I still remember as a child viewing “Rupavahini News” which was full of it . Even today the government media is the same. Rest are no better.

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    Please boycott buying the Daily Mirror – If articles like this are produced it is a gutter newspaper not worthy to be called a newspaper. Also disgraceful to think that a newspaper will have a gossip column. Just goes to show the depths of degeneration and crassness that the nes median Sri Lanka has descended to. These journalists will be more comfortable cleaning toilets rather than cooking up stories that are neither interesting and only misleading. Management of the Daily Mirror surely cannot allow this sort of journalism to flourish and I suggest that gossip has no place in decent newspapers.

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    I was flabbergasted to read what Abraham said at the Human Rights Safe Guarders & Safe Keepers Gab Fest organized by Weliamunne in BMICH…

    Abraham reckons Muslims wouldn’t have attacked our Catholic Brothers , Sisters, Moms , Dads, and Kids and their Holy Places with Suicide Bombs if he got Dr Ranil’s Federal Constitution with separate Homelands to Thamils and Muslims.

    My mate Mallyuran who is my Encyclopedia on Thamil Politics says Abraham went to see Hezbulla..,
    Wonder whether it is Hezbulla who told that to Abrahm …….

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    People got injured and killed in the Eastern province church were Tamil Christians as well as Hindus converted to Christianity by Pastors after the war. In Kochchikadai church, Sinhalese Buddhists & Christians and Tamil Christians and Hindus were killed. In Negombo Sinhalese Christians and a few Tamil Christians got killed. So Islam extremists have succeeded in maiming and killing people from Sinhala and Tamil races who practised Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism. The message thus conveyed is Islam and its followers are the only one to remain unattacked in this island and the rest are to be wiped out.

    None of our politicians are affected by these dastardly acts. This shows their complicity.

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    ISIS replaced Al-Qaeda in its fierce cruelty. There was NO Al-Qaeda in Iraq before the Christian Born Again Bush led invasion based on lies.

    That invasion became the main call for recruitment; this was like how 1983 Black July became a perfect recruiting tool for the LTTE

    ISIS came later and is based on Saudi Wahabi Salafist ideology. ISIS ideology hates anyone who is different. They hate Shia, they hate Christians, Buddhists, Hindus etc because they live 500 years behind the times. They want a Caliphate and relive past glories in the 21st century. Arabs have accomplished NOTHING in the past 200 years except enjoying Oil wealth and dictatorships. Saudi Arabia is the US ally. US has hundreds of billions dollars worth of business with Saudi Arabia. They have secret bases there. They use Saudis to counter Shia Iran. These Wahabi Sunnis hate Shias and they hate all minorities.

    You should have the balls to tell your sponsor the USA NOT to butt in and try to get a base there. If that happens, there will be hell to pay because more ISIS muslims will come to attack them. Look at Syria and look at Iraq now. Finally they are defeated militarily but they are spreading across Asia.

    Stupid Sinhalam modayas should not start attacks on innocent Muslims like they did at Digana and Aluthgama. Then more people will join ISIS to exact revenge. You are a Christian Tamil; you should tell USA who funds you, to stop intervening openly and not to create more trouble. They destroyed so many nations in recent times and before. Venezuela, Libya, Chile, El Salavador, Iraq, Lebanon etc., etc.,

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      I don’t believe in the nonsense said by some that USA directly created ISIS. The USA armed, funded, and trained OTHER Islamic groups in Syria and Jordan. Members of these other groups quit their own groups to join ISIS. Just like in Sri Lanka, when the LTTE became the dominant militant group.
      You are right that Saudi Arabia is the number one global exporter of Wahhabi/Salafist terrorism. Not only in Sri Lanka, but all over the world, Saudi Arabia funds the building of new Salafist mosques. It is at these mosques that poor, impressionable young Muslim men become radicalized. Contrary to what many believe, radicalization does not begin when someone reads the Quran. The radical preachers (imams) are snakes. You can watch some on Youtube, such as Anjem Choudary. They know how to portray Muslims as only victims, while blaming Israel and the West for every evil on the planet. Anjem Choudary even denies that ISIS is guilty of any atrocities. What these leaders do at the end is convince the young men to join a group like ISIS.

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    Following the so-called expose’ in ‘The Daily Mirror’ of 01 May, the paper on 02 May explained that it was a translation mistake. This is irresponsible bordering on incitement.
    Did that kusu-kusu incident happen? We wait for the gentleman in MR to clear the atmosphere.

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    This DM claim cannot be proved. What can be proved, however, is that Ranil and Maithree were informed as early as April 4th about pending terror attacks. Their reaction was to visit other countries to enjoy shopping trips. These attacks could have been prevented easily. We know that more than a dozen people were involved. The safehouses were in urban areas. It would have been a simple matter to catch a lower-level figure and torture him until he revealed the rest of the network or gave more details of the attack. In fact, the details of the attack (names, locations, dates) were part of the intelligence assessment provided to Sirisena & Co. They did not act on it because they didn’t want to lose the Muslim vote. These idiots prevented the police from doing their job; now they are using DM to trash MR.

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    No difference between US Media and Sri Lankan media. 90% (CNN, NBC, CBS,ABC. WP, LAT, NYT)in US support Libertards and rest the conservatives( Fox etc). Trump is villein according to 90% of the US media and our misinformed media too. According Sunday Times SL, Trump is an idiot, yet he was one of the first to send condolences and technical help.

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    can any one clearly state the name of at least one TV channel that is really independent ???

    Sirasa/Shakthi/MTV is the mouthpiece of the owner Killi Maharajah who is anti Ranil and trying hard to make Sajith the leader of the UNP ,Derana is anti UNP because it is owned by the amunugamas ,Hiru is owned by Duminda Silvas brother and is anti UNP

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      nadarajah,

      What is the big deal?

      If one TV start to support Ranil then he will turn into a serious person, not being real nariya. Tell me Please in ground he is better then other two of the Trio team?

      “Kaluthai Punnu Puzhuthi Marunthu”. Donkey’s wound only get cured but dirt it fall and turn around! TVs probably knows who he is, but not you.

      Why didn’t he inform anyone about the warning he got?

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    I read all the comments and Eagle squinted myopic Eye, just stand out as a racist full of hatred. Does it matter which church he attended you demented moron. I am aware when people turn senile they not only have impaired memory and cognition but may exhibit mood and personality changes (nasty old person) . But you seems to be a racist by birth.

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    TNA’s comedies keep flashing their comics high in the Air. Even the Tamil Christians in the East & the West, the highly affected society by this incident did not ask for additional Rapist Army cordons. But Mavai – Sumanthiran gang, showing Old King’s gossip phone call warning to them as prove of death threat , have asked for additional army. Can these two imbeciles move to Colombo permanently, live forever safely and leave alone the North forever? We don’t want there either these guys or the Rapist Army. They supported Emergency declaration, which the entire West fought hard with Aanduwa to be removed. There is no problem in North. But Aanduwa released fake news that 20 Vehicles loads of Arms had gone to North. Now they have entered into Jaffna University and have arrested the Student Union leaders under PTA. This is a 100% proof that this drama of Easter Sunday was instigated by Appe Aanduwa. Aanduwa staged this show to knock off Sampanthar’s Secret Solution permanently, keep the Rapist Army only in North so the South can be left not protected and UNHRC resolution can be conveniently skipped. News saying $ 4.5 M money has been transferred from ISIS account to Lankawe. Instead of entering Jaffna University, can we have all MPs and Ministers ‘Bank accounts and homes be checked for money laundering?

    Further please provide a list of all MPs and Ministers who went to a foreign Country during the bombing, highlighted the ones in Middle East, Malaysia, Singapore & Pakistan. Then make an immediate investigation on all them and release that report to public.

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    M.A. Sumanthiran

    “They know how to portray Muslims as only victims, while blaming Israel and the West for every evil on the planet.”

    Isn’t that TRUE? Here is a small list.

    Remember who used the dreaded Nuclear weapons ONLY once in the world in 1945 killing anything over 200,000 civilians. For Decades following the Vicious attack, survivors were suffering from increased Cancer, Birth Defects, Brain Defects etc.

    Invasion of North Korea in Sep.1950 by the US and allied Forces led to a war that lasted till July 1953 in which an estimated 2.5 million Korean civilians were killed and wounded

    The 20 year Vietnam War (1955 to 1975) once again saw US and allies fighting in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.which caused the death of over 2 million civilians.

    The US led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 which is still burning with tens of thousands of civilians killed with almost 5 millions as Refugees, Internally Displaced and Asylum seekers. Importantly, 18 years after the Invasion, Afghanistan is in a chaotic situation with violence on a daily basis being the Norm and the US using Drone strikes to kill the Afghanis.

    In 2003, it was the turn of Iraq to face the wrath of the US led West who bombed the most developed Arab country in the Middle East to Stone Age. Almost 1.5 million Iraqis have been killed since with many more maimed and forced to leave the comfort of their houses to a wretched life in Refugee Camps. Iraq is still bleeding 16 years after the US led invasion. The US led Invasion of Iraq Not only let loose Murder and Mayhem on the Iraqi people but also gave birth to the much Hated ISIS which has not spared even our little Sri Lanka.

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