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Nirmal Attack Shows Fascist Group Hasn’t Given Up Their White Van Culture: LfD

‘Lawyers for Democracy’ has today condemned the physical attack on Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri, the former President of the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations, when he was at the May day rally at Kirulapane organized by the group of parties supporting the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

DR. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri

DR. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri

“This attack which is a blatant attack on democracy and the mandate given by the people in no uncertain terms at the last presidential election. The people voted against the fascist and racist politics of the last government and expressed the desire to be governed under a democratic system where rule of law and human rights are respected.” the LfD said in a statement.

LfD said; “This attack on Dr. Nirmal is an attack on the movement that brought about this change as Dr. Nirmal and FUTA led by him was in the forefront of the struggle for restoration of democratic rule. The attack by this fascist and racist group shows that though the white van has disappeared, but this group has not given up the white van culture which prevailed during the last few years and used by them to suppress the people by bringing fear into them.

“While we condemn this dastardly act it is an eye opener to civil society that the threat to democracy still exist as seen from the behavior of this group in Parliament to obstruct the passage of the 19th Amendment. It is the demonstration in Colombo on the 28th organized by the forces led by Rev. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero that forced this group to retract from obstructing the passage of the 19th Amendment. Civil Society has to be vigilant to protect the peoples’ victory of 8th January 2015.”

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    Since they are like a beaten snake, they are desperate. They all used to all sorts of corruption, violence, murder etc with assured support from their top. They would like to intimidate their opponents and as country is returning sanity with the new rule, these guys cannot be allowed to show their rowdiness. Police must be severe on these guys.

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      DR. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri

      RE: Nirmal Attack Shows Fascist Group Hasn’t Given Up Their White Van Culture: LfD

      Why are they NOT arrested and Charged?

      They Commit crimes and get off free nothing happens.

      Incarcerate them and punish them

      Hang the Killers

      That is where the problem lies.

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        “Why are they NOT arrested and Charged?”

        Have you read the news of the PS chairman whose name was Mandis or something like that? I am too lazy to find the source but maybe I saw this in the Sunday Leader. Anyway, the guy was shot dead some weeks ago. He was a well known criminal in his area(Hikkaduwa?). The real news is that he was charged with 12 killings and many other crimes but continued on free foot and chairman of the PS.

        Is something going to happen to the guys who attacked Dr Dewasiri? Maybe. It will take a long time to find out unless somebody really powerful orders the police to act fast.

        Of course, the police and courts should do their part without any encouragement. This is what we voted for. Change.

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          Heretic

          “Why are they NOT arrested and Charged?”

          What about the Mahinda Rajapaksa Gang? Liars, Crooks, Robbers and Killers?

          What about the crimes committed by them? When will you punish them?

          Are the New Yahapalanaya guys all wimps?

          Sri Lankans need a New Sheriff. They got a New Sheriff- Maitripala Sirisena.

          But the New Sheriff needed to shoot as well, not just talk.

          New Sheriff For a Few Dollars More – Clint Eastwood’s Entrance (1965 HD)

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-k_BW8iLkk

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            Good lesson for those who spread the lies before last election

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      Aluthgama Attack ,Parliamentarian Palitha thewarapperuma’s Experience

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtXKvnXK42A

    • 0
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      dcn, were you alive when Dr. Wasantha Bandara was assaulted under “yahapalana” rulers?

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    Mahinda and his Co. should be jailed immediately. Otherwise this kind of attacks will continue. Mahinda is the no one asshole to this country.

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      Because he saved the country from the clutches of terrorism you idiot dailymirror.lk?

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        max Müller the Aryan supremacist

        “Because he saved the country from the clutches of terrorism you idiot dailymirror.lk?”

        Don’t be childish.

        He was only the tool to end terrorism. However credit goes to VP for ending terrorism.

        Even if Mahin ended terrorism it does not give the right to rule this island like Idi Amin.

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          Native Vedda – 1 of the principals of the school of thought which know only 1 thing. Bash Sinhala buddhists in SL and promote Tamil chauvinism in order to demolish the exclusive position SBs’ entitled in this soil. I agree with your ending. I commented for the above outcast comment of dailymirror.lk

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        max

        “Because he saved the country from the clutches of terrorism you idiot dailymirror.lk? “

        The Country was saved by Gen., noe Field Marshall Sarth Fonseka. after Gen. Fonseka saved the country, The liar and Crook Mahinda Rajapaksa tried to get credit for it, and called himself Raja, Raja.

        Even, Velupillai Prabakaran has ethics, nor Mahoinda Rajapaksa and his Corrupt Family,

        Listen to this interview with Sarath Fonseka, the True Hero.
        [Edited out]

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          Amarasiri, your illusions and stupid fairy tales are good for idiots like you only. Where the hell this so called war hero before MR came to power? You are blind with hatred and nothing else. Hence the good editors of CT have to edit your vituperative and abusive language.

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    This ex-Clergyman should know that it was a slight touch of the Hand of GOD.
    GOD works in mysterious ways.

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    Got a the barbarian is still active, it appears. Cage this animal and many such acts will end abruptly. Sirisena and Ranil must show more guts and be resolute in pursuing the killers of the Rajapaksa regime.

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    Very good lesson for those who spread the lies before election to topple the government on contract of tamil diaspora and western countries

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    I condemn this attack by the patriotic crowd. However, Nirmal should not have gone there. Nirmal may be having many enemies , overt and covert.

    A mere change of regime will not usher peace, democracy and human rights.
    Ours is a normadic tribal society.

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    This is disgusting. The culture of violence goes back decades; the slaughter of hundreds(thousands?) of innocent Sinhala youth during the JVP uprising, the killing again, of thousands of Tamils men, women and children during and after the ‘war’ of 2009. Is this endemic in Sri Lankan culture? Is the urge to torture/maim/kill a Sri Lankan trait?

    The perpetrators are not brought to book and punished. Why? Whatever happened to tolerance, compassion and respect for fellow beings? Don’t we take pride in comparing ourselves as being ‘superior’ to the Indians, our giant neighbours?

    Pathetic.

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    No body of a right mind would ever condone the act of violence in manhandling Dr. Devasiri. Just because he took a stroll to see what is going on amidst an hostile environment he should not be subjected degrading treatment. This shows Sri Lanka has yet to grow in tolerating different opinion, different ideologies etc and limit the difference to a healthy banter.

    But what appears to unintelligible is the pronouncement of the LFD. Dr. Devasiri was not abducted by a group which came in a white van to be described as white van culture. Those who are knowledgeable knows that even amongst the law enforcement or the forces there is a group that does not care to be on the right side of the law and instead they would be on the winning side to get benefit all the time. It is this same official lawless groups that perfromed the the abductions (even then in white vans) in the late 1980’s and summarily executed in the midst of crushing the JVP uprising, operate white vans to abduct temporarily or permanently just a few years back and now appear as good officers in front of the present regime. They are always right and victorious. It is that if at all the LFD has to be concerned if they are indeed Lawyers for Democracy.

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    Can not understand “Lawyers for Democracy” because lawyers always for the ” Point of Law” nothing more or less .. Soldiers for War not for appeasing. Very tricky and sorry for being ignorant.

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    So LFD, tell me why this government cannot arrest the attackers? Sorry guys but this is just the beginning of the new government taking on the culture of the old. Once the Maithri and Mahinda finish their pow wow you will find that the frying pan is much more comfortable than the fire.

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    While I condemn this attack I cant stop myself asking this question. When Dr. Wasantha Bandara had been attacked by the goons of “yahapalanaya” where was this so called commentators, LFDs, HR champions, NGO pundits etc.,???

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