19 September, 2018

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Make Welikada And Vavuniya Prison Riot Reports Public Soon: Friday Forum Tells President

The citizens’ group Friday Forum has appealed to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to ensure the early publication of inquiry reports on the Welikada and Vavuniya prison riots.

In an open letter to President Rajapaksa, the Friday Forum said that when persons in the custody of a state institution meet with violent death it is a matter of great public concern, reinforcing and even going beyond the immediate issue of justice for victims and their families.

Mahinda Rajapaksa

“We believe that the publication of these reports can contribute to creating public confidence in the Government’s frequently stated commitment to strengthening administration of criminal justice and help the government to address problems in the prison system,” the letter signed by Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala and Prof. Savitri Goonesekere said.

The Friday Forum said the intervention to the President was being made in a spirit of democratic engagement by the Friday Forum, a group of concerned citizens who have come together to consider current issues of public interest with a view to making a contribution to peace, democracy, good governance and social justice in Sri Lanka.

“The Friday Forum urges you to make public the findings of the Committee appointed by the Hon. Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms, to investigate the events that took place in the Welikada prison, Colombo, in November 2012 resulting, in the death of some 27 inmates, with 43 injured and 11 reported to have escaped. The public has a right to be informed of the Committee’s conclusions and actions to be taken by officials responsible for the administration of the prison system,” the group said in its letter.

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    Why this statement over sudden?
    Who do they want to fool ?
    What about Anurathapura prison report?

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    waht about the case of Khuram Shaikh, the Red Cross worker got mudered by one of your party men

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      Whats this Friday forum?Something like Friday the 13th?Most probably a bunch of $$$$ Kakkas!

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    Welikada massacre was an extra-judicial execution of prisoners by animals in uniform.

    Truth will reveal who gave the order for that extremely brutal & inhuman crime against inmates.

    The King has no choice. He will deceive the stupid Sri Lankan electorate on this issue too. Ha..ha! What a surprise!

    PS: Meanwhile Gota’s BBS is busy fighting animal slaughter. Human slaughter? No problem. Fake religious morality at best.

    Cheers!

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      Ben Hurling,

      Cheers! And I liked it too!

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      cheers , animal slaughter is bad ,but human slaughter is good,long live the
      bbs, goats and the bulls.

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      Ben Hurling

      Could you persuade David Blacker to give us his honest opinion about these Prison Riot Reports.

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        NV,

        please be fair on DB , remember DB openly spelled out his views on prison riots , if i’m not mistaken he has quoted as saying ( or similar) ” flatten the prison by bombing and get the prime land for a another worthy cause “

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          srilal

          He may have changed since then.

          Lets hear it straight from the horse’s mouth.

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            Native, DB is still busy counting the War Dead of the Forces for the thirty months from January 2007 to May 2009. I bet, he has not been successful even to pass the 25 mark, as it was a Propaganda War only. Phew! What a War it was? where the LTTE even left Kilinochchi their stronghold without a fight. So how can there be war dead of the Forces without Fighting?

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          Get the prime land for a another worthy cause “,

          Yes, THE only Worthy cause is to fix another customer with good 20% to 30% commission under the SATAKAYA.
          and transfer money to Offshore bank accounts.

          D B ‘s support to Jarpassa Clan??????.

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    It will never be published.

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      I am Sri Lankan –

      Well said

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    The Report will be released once the hand of the MoD in it is given a
    twist – await a leak, for the Media is in the know. This is the usual
    standard of this Regime – shaping it!

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    What for?

    Who really cares?

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      Fathima Fukushima,

      “The events that took place in the Welikada prison, Colombo, in November 2012 resulted in the death of some 27 inmates, with 43 injured”.

      1. Dead & injured people’s families, friends & public cares.

      2. The top brass who gave orders for this inhuman, brutal crime in the centre of Colombo care too very much. When truth comes out they will be going to Welikada jail themselves. I guess they care a lot.

      Cheers!

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    The president dares not to make these reports public – not while CHOGM is pending.

    He has has even postponed the case of the murder of the british tourist and gangrape of his female companion – who is prepared to be present and give evidence.

    Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana,as Chairman of the Tangalle pradeshiya saba,will be introduced to Prince Charles, but the latter has taken a personal interest in the case.

    As usual,the postmortem report on the body of the male tourist,and judicial examination report of the lady,are top secret.

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    Mara will totally suppress the report or alter and manipulate to suit his political needs.The Friday forum is a group with innocent and honest fools. Mind you that Mara is the self centered fox of the 20th century.

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      They are NOT fools.
      They are well educated men and women with the nation’s interest at heart.
      So are members of LLRC.
      But both are ignored by the regime as their proposals,if fully implemented,will end the Familial Rule.

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    How can the thug president open repors to the public. Then all rajavassas will had to put in jail including himself.

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    Where was the Friday forum when Sinhala boys were getting killed because they JVP ?

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    where was the Friday when LTTE was killing and blowing up the whole country ?

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    these So-called Scholars, Academics are the worst kind that a country can have. I can now justify what Polpot did in Cambodia.

    See what they did to LAOS.

    What was the purpose.

    This particular special interest group is engaged their own country. What did you all did when the poor people are getting blown up into pieces.

    “Unknown to most Laos is the most heavily bombed country on earth per capita. The effects of the Vietnam war still haunt the Lao people to this very day. Wars benefit no one but the people profiting from them.

    Every day, Manixia Thor and her team of 20 women wake up knowing the jobs they have to go to could get them blown to smithereens. Unexploded American cluster bombs could detonate at any moment as they excavate dangerous areas of Laos with their metal detectors. Since the Laotian secret war ended some 40 years ago, millions of these unexploded bombs have remained buried across the country, regularly maiming children and ruining or ending the lives of the thousands who accidentally set them off.

    Due to Western involvement in foreign coup d’états, alleged third-party funding of rebel uprisings, and diplomatic meetings behind closed doors, history has seen many wars fought in a way that could be considered secret. Few secret wars, however, continue to lay siege to a native population like the secret war has in Laos—an undeclared state of conflict so brutal that it gave Laos the official title of being history’s most bombed country.

    For nine years, from 1964 to 1973, the US government dropped more than 2 million tons of cluster bombs and other heavy artillery on Laos. They did all this to help the Royal Lao Government (RLG) combat the far-left communist rebel group Pathet Lao, whose members were trying to, and eventually succeeded, overthrow them and taking control of the countr “

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      It is a shame this Bugger has been spared. As Ranjan Wijeratne used to say these Buggers have no right to live in society. How True?

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    Report will be a Whitewash, essentially exculpating the top Brass and offering up juniors as the sacrifical lambs.

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