15 August, 2020

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Fearing Bad Publicity, Desperate Sirisena Threatens ITN And Stops MP Hirunika Appearing In A Program

Following in the footsteps of his ‘Rajapaksa masters’, President Sirisena has threatened state-run media institutions, ordering them to stop inviting certain politicians to political talk shows or interviews that casts him in a negative light.

Sirisena has contacted ITN and threatened them to “watch their back” if they proceed with a program that was scheduled to host MP Hirunika Premachandra this morning.

MP Hirunika took to Facebook and wrote up the entire ordeal that had expired.

Hirunika Premachandra

In her FB post, Hirunika notes a journalist from ITN reached out to her yesterday afternoon and requested that she not mention any negative comments on Sirisena, adding it would be ‘an issue for us”.

Hirunika had acknowledged the request but informed in return that her reason to attend the program was to mainly speak of the Easter Sunday attacks and that she has no choice but to speak the truth about Sirisena’s culpability in the tragedy.

Her response to the journalist had been met with the following reply:

“Yes I can understand. But at this point let’s be diplomatic.

If the channel is acquired this will all be finished. You know how crazy he can get!

All TV channels are attacking the UNP and this is the only channel available to at least air a development news.

Even that space will be lost if you proceed with saying negative things about him…”

Hirunika had then told the journalist to inform the announcer to refrain from directing any questions with regard to Easter attacks.

Few minutes later, another contact of hers at the ITN had called to give a read out of a call Sirisena made to the station with regard to Hirunika’s appearence in a program.

“He had asked under whose orders you have been invited to the program tomorrow… he had also asked whether ITN is trying to tarnish his image by bringing you tomorrow,” the contact had informed her while adding Sirisena had directly threatened to retaliate if the program proceeded as planned.

“He said, ‘…You wait and see what I will do to you if she is in the program tomorrow, ‘ …So I am sorry but we will not be able to accommodate you in tomorrow’s program,” the contact told Hirunika.

This isn’t the first time Sirisena threatened media institutions to censor any negative publicity that involves him. Earlier the request also clearly referred to his family including Daham Sirisena as well.

MP Hirunika goes on to note that today, Sirisena is engaged in the very tactics his 2015 opposers resorted to, with the aim of limiting the reach for his vision and message.

The young MP in her post also wrote that Sirisena is the ‘most unsuccessful and naive leader’ she has witnessed within the political history she is able to recollect.

She also added that it is a shame that an individual who could have bid farewell to the position like Mandela, will instead leave the post after being the ‘joker of the castle’.

Since President’s office has so far not responded to any of Colombo Telegraph queries, we have not asked the President’s side of the story.

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  • 51
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    This young lady is the main vocal against SIRISENA stupid behaviours.
    So that may be the reason SIRISENA to abuse his power once again.
    This BP Sirisena should be hung by his balls for all the high crimes and corruption being continued in his office. He has fully forgotten who has elected him. Today, his behaviour is almost like that of Gadafi in his last days. Wait and see, Karma will punish him, sooner than later, sending him where he deserves, once missed, 6 feet under.

    • 25
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      As one of good old friends added me lately, SIRISENA is on his head while wearing his sarong with entire world being displayed that he has not wearing an underwear.
      :
      So, even if the stupid man went on boasting about, his elevation from a minister position to a president – should be the very reason, him not to have even the common sense as any clerical clerk would have today. He does know that what comes from his cesspits are stinkier than anything else, in the same time, he is the elected president of this nation. We fought him to become the prez while driving away most abusiveleader we ever had, Rajakapakshe BP.

    • 8
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      Do you mean that this time it should be 12 feet?

      • 5
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        No, incinerated and ash sent to planet ‘SENASURU’. Sorry, these words of mine are not at all in ‘Hatred’ (Dvesha) but that’s where he belongs according to his ‘Vipaka Karma’. Metta!

      • 1
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        Punchinilame:
        Yes. And put a heavy concrete slab on top. Ugh!

    • 15
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      Dear Ms. Hirunika Premachandra,

      Sirisena has earned the Titles of Traitor, Sevalya (sleaze ), Pachaya(liar), Maka-Perethaya(living off the dead) etc. and his actions are in keeping with his character, and he claims that he is (Para)Sinhala-“Buddhist “, and fooled 6.1 million voters.
      He is the opposite of Angulimala. Angulimala was a bad guy who became a good guy.

      Sirisena, claimed to be a good guy, fooled 6.1 million voters, stabbed MaRa in the back after eating hoppers, and became a bad guy. Now he wants to hang people. He did-not care about the 300 people killed by the Devil following terrorists. All he cares about is himself.

      Why is the Parliament procrastinating in impeaching this Sevalaya, sleaze ?

  • 40
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    Hirunika you are a very strong person.
    You definitely will be a great leader and you will have a bright future.
    No one can stop it.

    • 24
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      Whoever whatever being said about her father – this young lady can talk to the point.
      :
      I really like the way she make it very clear that SIRISENA is sirisena and Rajapakshe are Rajapakshes. Never ever, Sirisena cant become Rajapakshes… or vice versa.
      :
      See, how some politicians though rotten in LANKEN parliament, cant yet call a spade a spade, but Hirunika does whereever she appears. That is her strength, I guess the education and real analysis about the society of the day. This young woman could do lot more in the future, is also my thoughts.

    • 4
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      Oh yeah, she has her own speciality. Kidnapping. Remember? Do you fools have such short memories???

      • 2
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        Eagle Eye

        Judging from your post i bet you are a sinhalese.

        Sinhalese will never allow another to rise, however promising.

      • 2
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        Eagle eveil,
        Then what about BP Rajaakshe – who had then been a BELIATTHA rasthiyadhu karaya to our parents information. Later became your darhling… and ended up ruining the nation. To me Rajaajshe should be hung by their balls for all the high harms to have done deliberately. All because you guys are punnakku eaters. You mahinda pala will have no place even in the worst layer of the apaya. You guys will have to shed the last breath,being that frustrated, believe me.

  • 25
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    Layers and layers of deceit, malice and treachery are being peeled off this man every single day. It will be interesting to see the core of this rotten apple once it is finally revealed. Will there be a bluebottle fly laying her eggs there?

  • 6
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    Good Governance is the governance of government.
    Why don’t we send that bullshitter Lloyd Fernando from Marga to go and speak about good governance to Sirisena and Hirunika. After all, he’s an expert on it… I also understand that’s the only thing he knows!

  • 31
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    We have to congratulate Hirunika for her brave talk.
    Don’t give up Hirunika.

  • 25
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    Val Booru Madya Nidahasa by a Val B……….

    Nothing more to add to this P…..ya from Polonnaruwa. It is a shame that humans stoop to this low for survival after doing all the dirtiest thing under the sun.

    It is not an under statement to state that we are a Country like No Other, of the Paras .

    • 12
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      My question is if Germany, Uk, Netherlands and other powerful nations in Europe could control their media not falling to the banners of media censor or etc, why not the govt of SL stand still with whatever the abusive informations being spread by lanken kind of highly abusive media cirminals ?
      :
      Sirasa was master mind of october political crisis in october 2018
      Derana and Hiru TV channels, go on attacking muslim srilankens not having proper source of evidence to prove that Dr Safi is according to their hearsays theories… a barbaric doc… ironically nothing is yet proved to support their hypothesis. How could just buddhist monks be that aware of such human surgeries… why the experts stay as if their penises were entangled…all in all.. this country people are that passive not to be able to call a spade a spade.

  • 6
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    Whatever said and done, at the end of the day clown Sira has blocked and must continue to block the US colonization of Sri Lanka with its puppet Bondscam Ranil and its ACS, SOFA, MCC compacts etc.
    Bondscam Ranil should be impeached for looting the CBSL and high treason and conspiracy to turn Lanka into a US military base.

    Sri Lanka owes a debt of gratitude to this farmer who is struggling to be president of a totally corrupt country which has been colonized by the American Octopus and its fake experts planted all over the country. US SOF Special Operations Forces were clearly behind the Easter attacks with Alina Teblitz Fresh from Syria weaponizing religion in Sri Lanka.

  • 5
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    If he sends his white van she can send her black van.That way they will abduct each other.

  • 6
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    So Sira is shitting in his pants even before Hirunickers opens her mouth?
    How pathetic?.

    Litro Spiritual Laeder Dambara Amila ripped in to Sira, And told the Media that both Asgiri Prelate and Athigaru Rajaguru Malcolm both must be clubbed to shatters.
    But Sir did jack shit?

    Now Sira is summoning the Rupawahini to give Red Cards.
    Wonder why?..

    Because I know our Dalits in the SLPP wouldn’t piss on her, even Hirunickers were on fire.
    Is it the Dr Ranil Faction followers Sira frightened of?.
    Is Hirunickers from Colombo West?…

    • 10
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      My 3 is certainly gone crazy but when it comes to scaring off media, he can never beat the record set by your guys MaRa & GoRa! 44 dead journalists and a few more with broken limbs after the (in)famous White Van Rides in the darkness of the night!

      • 1
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        Dee Pee,
        Our Catholic brothers and sisters will say at least they could go to Kocihkade and tell their Prayers , come back home to their little abodes and sleep peacefully in the night..

        What Church do you go to pray.. Mate…

  • 17
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    The media channel that Sirisena had purportedly threatened, should provide the public with a voice recording of the conversation. That is the true spirit of an independent nation with representative democracy. If he is able to threaten, then he should also be able to suffer the ignominy of public exposure. Punishing someone via the courts for character assassination (with evidence and to the satisfaction of a free judiciary) is different to thuggish behaviour.

    • 1
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      Shame? Better wait to hear the excuse instead!
      Dis you hear his excuse to carry out the death penalty? He said that it is not his fault; that it was the courts that imposed the punishment; and that he is only signing papers!

  • 10
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    “He had asked under whose orders you have been invited to the program tomorrow… he had also asked whether ITN is trying to tarnish his image by bringing you tomorrow,”
    Does he have any image to tarnish? What kind of image he is talking about? Killing 259 Innocent People by ignoring intelligence information? Re-starting Capital punishment again? Image he accumulated by violation of Constitution intentionally? betraying 62.5 Mil People who voted for this Coconut Donkey? Anyway thanks to firebrand “Hirunika” for exposing this Idiot. Real Parliament member. We need more and more Hirunikas and Mujibar Rahman’s.

  • 9
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    If asked , this low life peasant would deny ever doing such a thing . This creature has also developed the habit of behaving as if nothing has happened ;thereby, uttering some totally different BS next day. Wonder ,how dare he plans to face the presidential election in Nov/Dec ?

    • 1
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      Dear Srilal,

      I hope all is well with you. I have so frustrated whatever I hear about lanken politics today. To me, if SIRISENA would have been the first to be executed, there I would go celebrating it. As no other leaders, he has become a total ignorant of us 62 lacks that ele vated the BP today. I am so fed up of all these my brother. I know yopu guys did a lot driving away BP Rajapakshe from his authoritarian dreams.
      But what happened to the country since SIRISENA has no balls, nor has he got any leadership skills to do the job. If the man would have been stoned to death, we would not surperise right ? His crediblity is fallen to minus today. I have no doubt the curse of those got killed by EASTER sundy bomb will work on his sooner than later.
      Greetings from Switzerland for today.
      Take good care of my brother.. U were exceptional by your great comments by end of 2014. I still remember those critical days of lanken history.

  • 8
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    I am surprised and pleased to see that women are more outspoken than men when protesting against and/ or criticizing those high-ups in government who engage in wrongdoing. The men don’t like to ruffle any feathers so they don’t say anything and keep biding their time. They are always focused an assessing to which side they should jump during election season and so keep their options open by studiously refraining from offending anyone. Always non-committal and opportunistic.

  • 5
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    Old King launched a fight against Hiruni and lost. Now New King is starting to test his luck. Sure with this term New King is going home. You don’t need Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena to predict all these small things. It is for bad luck Sinhala Buddhist politicians oppose Hiruni.

    Good Luck New King!

    • 0
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      Mally…What is this ” Hiruni” bit..
      Are you trying to give Hirunika an Elite Cut & Polish?
      Do you have a crush too.
      I don’t blame you mate. There are others too who have gone well past the Use by Date..
      But Dr Ranil has nothing like that .It is all about killer Politics.

      Dr Ranil is a bloody good Talent Spotter when it comes to picking the good ones from the Draft. .
      Look at what he picked at the last Draft in 2015 .

      Rajitha son Chathu, Hiruni Premachandra, Venerable Rathnesara, and not forgetting Dr Shafi who unfortunately could not make the “Cut”.

      They have all done a fantastic job to help Dr Ranil give us full 4 and a 1/2 years of Good Yahapalanaya .up to Easter Sunday in April this year.
      – ..
      Although Dr Ranil may call it an aberration, it has galvanized the whole Muslim Community and made them stand right behind Dr Ranil like that Rock in Magamapura .
      And trying every which way to prove that Dr Ranil is innocent and Dr Ranil didn’t know nothing.
      Dr Ranil has even given nearly 30 % of the clout at the PSC to Muslim Mps or Mps who are special Muslim Supporters .

      I am sure whether it is intentional of just a co incidence, because Dr Ranil’ s Yahapalana Cabinet also had 30% Muslims up until l Easter 2019. and a little bit after..

      Anyway what I want to ask you Mally, Do they have a Woman Deity who destroys bad Men.
      Because my Elders told me Sira also went to visit Lord Thirupathy?..

      May be Dr Ranil,s Gold Atapairikara was bigger.
      But then Sira was the 3rd Richest in the Forb’s List while Dr Ranil got in to only the 7th place..

  • 6
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    Sirisena is a bloody shame to this country of ours. He got my vote and has misused the mandate many of us gave him. His time is limited.

  • 5
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    What a joke. Who cares about what Hirunika says.
    Hirunika is in Parliament because of Maithri.
    Ask Ranil how many preferential votes she received.
    She is not the only one.
    There are may UNP MPs who secured their seats in Parliament through vote rigging by Ranil and Maithri.
    Biting the hand that fed her can be seen throughout Hirunika’s short political career.
    First Mahinda.
    Then Maithri.

    • 4
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      What do you mean by

      “First Mahinda.
      Then Maithri “.
      Champawati?

      First Arahat Mahinda.Thero
      Then Maithri. Thero?

      They are hiring ISIS on innocent Tamils Christian. But if try to hire ISIS on them, even they wouldn’t come just 72 virgins. These such dirty dirty rotten niosome smelly pigs. You want them, but Hiruni wouldn’t want Aappa eating traitors.

      • 1
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        Mallaiyuran
        She changes her colours quite often.
        Didn’t she first supported and sang hosanna to “Appa eating traitor” in order to get a seat in the Parliament?
        First Mahinda.
        Now Maithri
        Next will be Ranil close to elections.

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          Mallaiyuran – Oooops
          She changes her colours quite often.
          Didn’t she first support and sing hosannas to “Appa eating traitor” in order to get a seat in Parliament?
          First Mahinda.
          Now Maithri
          Next will be Ranil closer to the elections.

    • 0
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      Champa, a woman whose carrier is said to be the oldest,… cant see it right easily.
      :
      We understand you are lack of your customers these days… in the after math of the easter sunday bombing occured due to the total ignoarance of ballige putha SIRISNEA.
      .
      But please why dont you take a rest and have you checked medically if you could continue as pros further ? Dont you think so ? Rajakashes will hire you forever for their survivial… your staple food will even become their Kakka for your good.

  • 3
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    A man in a parliament full of not so manly characters.

  • 5
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    Hirunika, Why is your kidnap case not beign heard?
    /
    Send a jeep with seven or eight goons of yours to kidnap the president.

  • 4
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    Whilst I despise Mythri S, I also do not have much trust in this “podi kella” or adolescent female, as she calls herself.
    Well, first and foremost, she is not a “podi kella” or a female adolescent, as she is a mother f two children.
    She is neither a novice in making claims, since was accused of a kidnapping accusation with clear video evidence, and yet she was bailed out within 15 minutes of her arrest ( and that too, during an afternoon on a weekend). She was never charged of that crime thereafter despite clear video evidence ( with audio) of she leading the brutal kidnapping in broad daylight in front of the shop that the victim was working for.

    As you see, justice and the arm of law is heavily twisted here in Sri Lanka, precisely dubbed as the, “land like no other”.
    I pray for all Sri Lankans living in this lawless land of what we call Sri Lanka.

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      Dharshana
      Fully agree , after all the fruit never falls far from the tree . She is following in the footsteps of her dearly beloved late father.

  • 2
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    Sri Lankans have an average IQ of 68-So they are now considering Hirunika, Sangakkara or Nagananda ! Keep going brainy guys

    • 1
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      Kebeb,
      When you have the gall to bundle Nagananda and Hirunika into one class, it is a clear sign that when you go overseas, the average IQ of Sri Lanka jumps up by 20 points.

  • 2
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    Hirunika is blatantly trying to make gains off the 2019 Lankan Easter Sunday ‘tragedy’. This is immoral.

    Few years back, Hirunka packed her new duty-free with 9 goons and sent them to ‘abduct and teach a lesson to a Dematagoda youth. The job was clumsy. The goons were imposed suspended sentences. Hurunika has deftly dodged several court appearances.
    Hirunika is no angel.

  • 1
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    I don’t think for a moment that Sira is worth our time spent on him even
    a second . Nothing new going to come out of all three Leeches !

  • 3
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    Sevala Sira can’t stand erect before real women like Hirunika. He’s a diabolical clown not fit to be even a VC chairman.

  • 1
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    Is the Constitution violating President Sirisena mentally stable?

  • 2
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    Hirunikar is collecting as much possible brownie point by bashing a dead duck President.
    Oh ! must say she is brave in every aspect……….. You name it…
    No basket women in parliament.

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