29 September, 2020

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Media Circuses Featuring Cordon And Search Operations Restart

In clear violation of instructions by President Sirisena and the government little less than three weeks ago to refrain from taking media along on search operations, it appears the military has once again welcomed media crews to tag along.

Media stations, particularly popular, private-owned television outlets started featuring footage of search operations since a few days back. The topic was widely discussed on Twitter today, when a news item aired by TV Derana, featured a raid on a Muslim owned home in Thakkiya Road, Negombo.

The search had been carried out on the home ‘with high walls’ where security forces had come across 28 children and four women and an individual claiming to be the head of the household and the father of the children.

It appeared as though the investigation was being led by the journalist instead of the military personnel. The segment featured the journalist directly questioning the home owner on how he manages to finance the upkeep of 28 children and four women claiming, ‘by the look of it, this land doesn’t look like it yields a revenue of even one rupee,” while military personnel looked on.

Meanwhile, several prominent journalists on Twitter revealed the military has been sending out SMS ‘invitations’ to witness cordon and search operations in various districts.

Sunday Observer Editor Dharisha Bastians tweeted today, a screenshot of the invitations shared by the military, pointing out its in direct violation of the instructions to security forces not to take media with them during search operations.

On May 6, the President and the government issued clear instructions to all media stations and journalists to avoid accompanying the military during search operations, in consideration of several requests made by civil society groups of potential violation of rights and privacy.

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  • 14
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    28 children! 4 wives!

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      The US embassy controls the Ranil Wickramasinghe government of clueless and corrupt butterflies, who are asset stripping and selling Lanka to USA and its EU, Japanese, Singapore and Indian friends: as with the Colombo Port East Terminal, the Oluvil Harbour,.

      Also, the police and investigations into the Easter Sunday carnage, that was planned by the CIA and MOSSAD, funded by Saudi and executed by deluded youth are controlled by FBI which is why the US diplomats who had bomb material at the JAIC HIlton have not been arrested..

      Fact is that IS is owned and operated by US proxy Saudi Arabia, and both had advanced notice of the East Attacks. Check out: ashttp://english.almanar.com.lb/727410

    • 0
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      Disgusting!

    • 3
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      yes, “Thambi Ura ” dirty muslim pig had produced 28 piglets

  • 9
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    Send them all to the “showers”.

  • 33
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    The biggest cause and contributors for all the present day’s chaos, fear, mayhems and troubles among the people is the gutter and cesspit mainstream media of the country, especially – Derana TV, Hiru TV, Sirasa TV, Island news groups papers, Daily Mirror group news papers and Ceylon today etc. They are not the guardians of the people and country but are champions of creating hate and discords among the communities. They are disgusting, and they should be checked. The government should establish an institution to monitor their anti people and anti social activities. These institutions have more freedom than those in the developed countries. If they were in those countries by now the owners, editors and journalists would be in jails. By none stop and continuous hammering the people’s heads daily with these half baked and falls news from morning till midnight, they are destroying the country for good. Their only agendas are their owners but not the people’s, and the people are well aware of their tricks and games. All this got stopped at any costs for the good of all.

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      I agree with you fully about how u feel about those media outlets u have mentioned but from the other side of the argument, we have to understand the fact that there is an equal number who loves them. In other words, public is not as innocent as we generally believe; they also have choices for “facts” depend on their biased interests. I don’t believe that SL can get out of this media mess until one or a few media outlets can earn the reputation for non-partisan reporting. SL also needs a paper like Washington Post of which the style of reporting stayed unchanged among changes of the ownership.
      There is two other main reasons for why SL media have become what they are today: 1. The small size of SL media market. It is a well known fact that only a very few media outlets runs with a profit. The majority of them are maintained with funds come from other businesses. That is one reason media owners go after politicians b’cos it helps them to earn money even from dirty businesses.
      2. The decrease in the number of journalists with advanced education mostly in privately own media. Most journalists are very young & don’t have much understanding in advanced thinking related to subjects like philosophy of science (this a problem even in the Uni staff).
      However, I can’t agree with you on the issue of Gvt control. If a portion of the public has interest for certain kind of news, Gvt control cannot stop them looking for such news. The best way to combat such a plague is to provide better news. The best way to attack false news is revealing the falsehood itself. That is the only way to discourage the public from looking for news from false reporting.

    • 3
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      Old man, ever heard of some thing called free press? Take ur complaint to the Western Ambassadors in Colombo and see what they have to say!

  • 10
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    If the army decide to invite the media for their search operation, then who is the president to object it. Army should be and is free to do what they think is the best way. Politician should keep away.

  • 4
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    persecution
    /pəːsɪˈkjuːʃn/
    noun
    noun: persecution; plural noun: persecutions

    hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression.
    “her family fled religious persecution”
    synonyms: oppression, victimization, maltreatment, ill treatment, mistreatment, abuse, ill usage, discrimination, tyranny, tyrannization, punishment, torment, torture; More
    pogrom;
    informalwitch hunt;
    informalred-baiting
    “victims of religious persecution”
    harassment, hounding, harrying, badgering, teasing, bullying, molestation
    “the persecution I endured at school got worse as I got older”
    persistent annoyance or harassment.
    “his persecution at the hands of other students”

  • 12
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    I am just wondering if it is Maithripala Sirisena the REAL HIDDEN BBS leader. Because, he is pulling the wrong moves as the President ever since he became the one on the votes of the Tamils and the Muslims who voted for him mistakenly taking Sirisena as the saviour against the Rajapakse criminality. But, it is a huge mistake to believe that the GOVIGAMA MAFIA RULING ELITE bloodline will ever be the SAVIORS bringing in GOOD GOVERNANCE. They are all one and the same criminals who might even do any harm to this country just to save their “political dominance” over the system against everybody else who are NON GOVIS. This is not the only time that SIRA helping The Criminal Monk Gnanasara whom he has white washed as being NOT A TERRORIST against the TAMIL Politicians who are crying to get the Tamil Prisoners who are being held up in prisons for trumped up charges or captured as suspects. According to the SINHALA RACIST NETWORK which is at present at launching the FULL WAR against ISLAM which is coming under the Zionist schemes, not to call the violence caused by them as TERRORISM or they are to be called as TERRORISTS although it is the very SAME STATE TERRORISM clearly sponsored by the RULING ELITES from 1956 up to now that created the TAMIL TIGER TERRORISM and now the so called “Islamic Terrorism” which is the pretext which is being used against the entire Muslim population including the Muslim politicians who have helped the SINHALA RACIST MAFIA to dismantle the LTTE that saw its end.

  • 4
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    Nobody wants to speak about the media circus of SinhaRaja Tammita-Delgoda during the last phase of the war.

  • 12
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    Yes , media has violated President’s ruling but isn’t the media here telling the truth? How come we allow polygamy for Muslim males in SL? What’s so special about them?
    And why isn’t CT publish any news about the Muslim doctor who is alleged to have sterilized Sinhala mothers during ceaserean operation by damaging falopian tubes? Isn’t that a genocide attempt on Sinhalese?

    • 5
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      An accused is innocent until it’s proved that he is guilty. If the newspaper has all the details he should have forwarded it to the police so the investigation can be completed quickly. See how many MP’s have practised pologamy or having mistresses? How many MP’s have ammased wealth beyond their means. Why aren’t the police charging them.

  • 14
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    What a load of shitty legislators and an impotent shitty President. They should be hung by their balls for living off peoples money and harassing them.

  • 13
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    Media going out of control may be a problem but look at the underlying issue: A Mohommedan cult doctor is alleged to have messed around with the reproduction capabilities of Sinhala women, another Mohommedan has bred 28 little Mohommedans and educated them on a stone age racist ideology. These are serious problems that the Sinhala people need to know about and it is because of the Media’s out of control reporting that these are coming out.
    If these allegations are incorrect the so called moderate Mohommedans must get involved and explain the doings of this crazy cult.
    The honorable venerable Galagoda Athey Apey hamuduruwo warned about this crazy cult years ago if the people had listened to him 250 innocent lives would have been saved.
    The crazy Mohommedan cult is now clearly exposed as a clear and present danger to the future of this country (Allah Allah Kaboom issue, Mosque grass cutting issue, Shariah uni issue, Doctor issue, 28 kids Breeding issue), either the so called moderate Mohommedans control the crazy cult or the people of this country bring in Gota and Apey Hamuduruwo to control this cult from the outside.

    • 5
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      Sach and Saurus,
      No doctor carries out a surgical procedure without the signed consent of the patient on the Bedhead Ticket – relatives sign if the patient is unable to – especially sterilisation.
      If this doctor did so, evidence will be there.
      Entire operating theatre staff and doctors who assist the surgeon, will know.
      It is also against the Hippocratic Oath.
      Al coroners too know this.

      • 3
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        We are not talking about a doc operating under hippocratic oath. We are talking about the possibility of a Mohommedan operating under racist stone age teachings and ideology damaging the fallopian tubes of sinhalese women once they are under anesthesia. After all Mohommedans are experts at the genital mutilation of females so messing around with fallopian tubes may be second nature to them.
        But you are right, if the Mohommedan did this evidence will be there. It is important to find the evidence either for or against.
        The mob doesn’t understand probability or the normal distribution so while 116 to even 500 women out of 8,000 having 1 child may fall within the normal distribution this will be well over the heads of the mob. It is probably wise for the Mohommedan politcians plus their lackey dentists to keep their mouths shut and not interfere with this investigation.
        The narrative right now is how one Mohommedan doctor genocided 8,000 sinhalese unborn children while another Mohommedan was breeding 28 little Mohommedans. The next time the mob is on the streets this is what will be remembered . Does the Mohommedan cult understand how the narrative changed? From the weird crazy cult to the dangerous Allah Allah Kaboom cult. Better the so called moderate Mohommedans like Sabby PC and the fairy sort out the craziness of the cult but if they are unable we have a potential nobel peace prize winning patient peaceful monk who is just itching to get down to work.
        Either way just six more months to go before the clean up starts.

  • 6
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    One of the biggest problems of Yahapalana leadership is their attempt to be politically correct – they apparently do not understand that the people all around the world are rejecting politically correct leaders and selecting leaders who can answer the most pressing problems of the country openly and transparently and honestly –

  • 5
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    As far as I know, the ban states that media can only show/publish footage/ news sanctioned by the military. If the military is inviting the media, then there is no conflict in this matter.

    • 3
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      Hypo Crito

      Why the hell do you think the military would tell you the truth?
      Are you still sucking your thumb in a cradle?

  • 14
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    racist buddhist pigs, what right u have to comment about muslims having more children. buddhist got caught to the government properganda of ‘Punchi powl ratharan” adverts. same as the stupidity of worshipping idols made of clay. which cannot do nothing even if a dog pisses on it. And worshipping a yellow robe who doesnt produce anything. sitting under a tree. what can a yr teach a man who has children. who has to provide food and shelter. nothing. learn from people who are real, not from drunks called monks like gnansaraya.

    • 1
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      Huh !!. You sound retarded and probably a terrorist too. Go bomb somewhere else.

    • 3
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      Are you related to Zaharan of NTJ fame?

    • 5
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      One of Allah’s most obedient children gone mad. LOL!

    • 2
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      I am a Muslim. And I find your tone extremely disturbing.
      End of the day, someone from our community went and killed 250 people. Those terrorists don’t represent us at all. BUT, we need to understand the pain people are feeling. How would you react if 250 Muslims got killed?
      Therefore scolding people as “pigs” and making fun of monks is not going to solve the issue. Your part of the problem if you speak that way!
      Always exercise patience, even during trying times. After all, that’s what Islam and the messenger taught us in his teachings!

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        Please use correct spelling – Mohammad.

    • 4
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      You Islamic pig stop calling others pigs. Be warned that people like you who spread hatred against non-Muslims are being watched and will be behind bars soon.

    • 3
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      It is the Father pig who with his 4 wives have produced 28 piglets that every decent human being is talking about you moron. In future it is in the best interest of this Buddhist country that not only the fore skin but the whole production canon is removed from every male during circumcision.

      JP

    • 3
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      One of the big problems of jehan, cholan and others is an inability to hide their racism and hatred. CT should ban them for inciting racial hatred.

    • 0
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      @Jehan Thambi pig,
      Your fucking Allah is a non existent monkey. Do you know muhhamad ‘s father is a pig. Thats why there are no photoigraphs of him.
      Don’t talk about Buddhist teaching , the best of the human brain power ever witnessed in this world. You have no brain to understand it.
      Your fucking idiots fuckin islamic beliefs are good for donkeys like you & other muslim pigs

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  • 2
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    WOW, Lankan politics is taken over by Ganasara , Religious groups and Media. Where as Government has taken over the job of Religion and Media (a lot of temple visits and media stunts).EXCELLENT. And the retarded shemale is salivating at the pervasive thoughts of “paedophilic dreams” and another bed wetting at the thoughts of polygamy. Rest are busy in persecuting the Muslims. Calling police for finding orange clothes , Lady wearing clothes with a marine sign is interpreted as “dharma chakara” and arrested and now the Doctor who may well be innocent doing his job, but in Lanka it takes only a group of racist to claim “me too”,( the reason doctor had too much money ????? so we need some) Few of the women complained having a baby and could not conceive after , not that they never had.A person is innocent until proved otherwise by Law, not by a group of racist or media. These are just previews the real show is about to begin when Ganasara gets into act. Why do you.ll think MS was in such a hurry to visit and then pardon this “ape man”. So that he will take over from here on wards. Way to go countrymen. Sit , Relax and Enjoy The Show. These are like multi serial AVENGER shows. The sequences are end less. We had many before starting 70 years back and still running in packed houses. Dont forget the Pasta factory now in ashes.

  • 2
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    A guy with 28 kids is more of a problem for him than others. But let me enlighten further. Can it be that bad compared to Sexual orgies of Rajapaksas sons or MS brat, who were running around having wild sex like horny bitches (I mean dogs which are actually better) . Is it worse compared to Thajudeen murder committed by Rajapaksas , Rape and murder of the UK citizen by politician, Sexual glories of Duminda Aiya ( now waiting for MS pardon), drugs peddling politicians —–etc—–etc. For Lankans now IMMORAL is set as the “new moral” Lankan, you are absolutely right . This is called persecution at multiple levels.Lankan governments are experts in it.They persecute in multiple ways like politics,education,culture, constitution, media,employment —etc so that it does not attract international scrutiny . The strategy is to keep alternating and at different levels it will be difficult to scrutinize. Tamils as victims can tell in detail about these strategy, which have been put in use for over 70 years and has never failed.

  • 3
    3

    Sri Lanka’s media is dirt cheap including news websites. All working to a certain agenda. Darisha Bastians husband got a job from Mangala and she is working in Observer along side Mangala’s agenda. So? Only some can work according to an agenda?

    Between polygamy for Muslims should be banned. If anyone needs it, he can go to a middle eastern country

  • 2
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    All news should be filtred from one particular gov organization before telecasting or publishing. Most of these pvt media are not helping thw country at all what they are tryin to do is increase the profits and followers of these media institutions.
    Remember during ltte war too, gov bravely filtered news effectively. Same should happen now if media personel dont understand ethics.

    • 3
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      No single community in Srilanka has any legal right to call it
      belongs only to them and when such a thing is uttered in
      parliament itself , he should be held responsible for creating
      racial tension in the country . Media very comfortably ignores
      these kind of blunders and at the same time runs after trivial
      issues that can be magnified for sensation . Srilanka showed
      time and again that it is not matured enough to put into effect
      even the basics of democracy , let alone trying advanced
      features ! The introduction of TV into the country has gone like
      monkey having the razor in his hands ! TV stations are acting
      like parliament and sometimes like the police , grilling people
      representatives like criminals about four days out of five work
      days a week and stupid publicity hunting MPs run to them
      when invited ! Monkey paradise !

  • 2
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    The military probably welcome the publicity generated by the media.
    They have to justify their massive salary increases, and really earn the Good Conduct (witnessed by the media) Allowance.

  • 3
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    I remember my father recalling some years ago how they voted in elections
    before 1977 . No ID , No ink and just walk in and cast your vote ! Exactly still
    valid in the UK . You don’t have to have your polling card either ! Just the
    name and address and you get your ballot paper . J V P insurgency frightened
    the ruling class and ID cards came into use . Vote rigging was getting
    widespread , Ink came into use ! What I am trying to dig out is , how as a nation
    we fell into the extreme actions every time we faced a difficult situation .
    Everything is now at its extreme end . Not only the Army and police to deal
    with situations, Monks , Politicos , Medias , Schools and some professionals
    all get into the scene with necessary weapons that is their Thugs and murderers .
    Violence is instigated and tolerated in almost all institutions , especially state
    owned . It happens from the top , down ! Muslim houses were searched now
    twice for terrorists and weapons and in my opinion , our politics does not need
    anything else to talk about for another two decades ! VAST MAJORITY OF
    MUSLIMS ARE INNOCENT AND DON’T TOLERATE EXTREMISM BUT
    EVERYONE’S HOUSES MUST BE SEARCHED ! Very Intelligent POLITICIANS
    Believe Majority of Muslims are GOOD MUSLIMS ! And a couple of dozens
    Terrorists managed to make the Police and Army and the hooligans from
    Sinhala community to run after them with elections round the corner !

  • 3
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    Translation:
    One pig, four sows, and 28 piglets….
    This guy is only one of thousands who have more than one sow and several piglets.
    /
    Meanwhile, Sinhala ladies are working like slaves for minimum sh1t wages in Arab to provide free education, free health care , free housing, etc for 4 million freeloading useless terrorist Muslims.
    /
    It is time to revoke their ill-gotten Sri Lankan citizenship and resettle them in Tamil Nadu fishing villages.

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      Yemen.

      Don’t bring them to TN please.

  • 3
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    I hear Salafism is far violent and destructive than the Wahhabism. but, the govt is silent and Media is not publishing that.

  • 2
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    This guy doe snot have a job too. Others are donating money and he has a big house too. I do not know whether he is a Maulavi.

    • 2
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      J D ,

      In one village , in the South , Army went to search a house
      where one Cancer patient woman aged about 52 yrs and
      an Asthma patient of about 46 and another woman of around
      26 , were living . Army didn’t go inside the house , just checked
      the IDs . Well it was all ok . The second time last Friday
      morning , again the checking , pulling all their belongings from
      cupboards , kind of real scrabble around ! Shall we magnify the
      scene with a suitable heading to discredit the Army ? Let us get
      back now to the Moulavi and BELIEVE THAT HE HAS 28
      children and four wives in a BIG HOUSE living on PUBLIC FUNDS !
      What makes you believe this kind of a story specially under
      prevailing circumstances is another issue but is it to expose
      people’s privacy that the search is being carried out even if the
      story is true ?

  • 4
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    Multiple wives cannot be accepted as it is primitive thinking.

    The woman is only a baby factory ! A country must have only one law.

  • 0
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    Guilty are those who hide explosives and weapons. Not the media who bring this information to the open!

    • 0
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      Terrorists don’t exhibit their weapons and explosives for public
      view ! They kill themselves and you hardly find the whole truth !
      We are talking about sensible media functioning that does not
      pick up rumours and malicious intent materials for reporting to
      fuel existing tension among races ! Certainly media played a role
      in creating racial tension among communities !

  • 0
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    kebab ,

    Keep in mind , Srilanka was created with rights to different
    cultures and it is in the constitution that Muslims can have
    four wives and for your information , many non-Muslims
    convert to Islam just to marry their mistresses ! It is always
    women who make babies . Sinhalese and Tamils all had ten
    children before the invent of Balloon ! That’s been poor man’s
    pleasure land , if you are still not happy , ask a grown up !

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