4 April, 2020

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President Rajapaksa Phoned TRC Palpita To Ask Colombo Telegraph Blockade

In a surprising move, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa inquired from the Chairman Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Anusha Palpita about the blocking of www.colombotelegraph.com, the Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa

It is understood that Palpita deliberately lied to the President saying that Colombo Telegraph published personal attacks on high ranking members of the Government including the President.  Colombo Telegraph challenges Palpita to cite instances where articles published on Colombo Telegraph contains ‘personal attacks’ on such individuals.

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History of Colombo Telegraph blocking

First -December 26, 2011 – We are blocked but we will not be stopped

Second – May 8, 2012 – Colombo Telegraph Blocked Again

Third – March 29, 2013  – Sri Lanka Blocks Colombo Telegraph and Selected Tweets: Colombo Telegraph Unblocked

Fourth – August 23, 2013 – Colombo Telegraph Blocked, How To Reach Us Now: Sri Lanka Telecom And Mobitel Joins The DPI Club!

Other attempts 

October 26, 2012 – Colombo Telegraph Was Hacked

August 9, 2012 ColomboTelegraph Password Cracking Attempt Blocked

Freedom House Report: Freedom On The Net 2012, Sri Lanka Is A Country At Risk

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  • 14
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    Don’t waste time on these fools. I have no time for fools. You are not going to reform or educate them. Just walk away. Lie back and think of England.

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      Since you have been targeted or penalized ridiculously why don’t you just show Palpita what actually personal attack is.

      Attack Palpita and all other cronies NOW onwards.

      No point in being gentle. [Edited out] mindset will understand what it is.

      • 5
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        Pandu long time no see.

        Pictures worth thousands words. This I reminded looking this article :(

      • 6
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        dushiya would do anything to suck a white bum.

    • 4
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      Hello Palpita,

      This is Para-Mara.

      I want Colombo telegraph blocked.

      Yes, Para-Maharajaneni,

      It will be done

      Your obedient,
      Shill,

      Palpita.

    • 2
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      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

      • 3
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        I see your comment has been removed. Learn to address other’s opinions and comments in a civilised manner. It is better if you give some space for your grey matter between your ears to rebalance!!!

        • 2
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          Next BBS/RS topic

          ` muslim male/female genital mutilation Lanka`
          down with the Burka and the Thoppi. Cavity check !!

          Ay Caramba! Israel don’t stop the music until Muslim terror is annihilated from the world. Lanka needs you too.!

          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28403116

    • 1
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      I am in SL and noticed some internet providers block the Colombotelegraph site.

      They are doing this by blocking from DNS servers. By configuring your computer to use Google DNS you can make your computer to access Colombotelgraph. I did it and browsing Colombotelegraph.

      Google DNS site IP address are 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4.

      If you want step by step instruction to change the DNS to google DNS please follow this link.

      http://www.howtogeek.com/164981/how-to-switch-to-opendns-or-google-dns-to-speed-up-web-browsing/

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      RE:President Rajapaksa Phoned TRC Palpita To Ask Colombo Telegraph Blockade

      CT

      Can you ask President Mr. Mitripala Sirisena to ask RC Palpita To Ask Ubblock Colombo Telegraph?

  • 8
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    Exactly whom are they kidding?

    King’s paranoid machinery of oppression run by bootlickers blocked the webiste. Have the courage to admit it.

    Jokers! Ideal candidates for Colombo’s Comedy Central.

    Cheers!

  • 6
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    CT, As a journalist, your job is commendable.

    • 4
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      Depends on who you call journalists and whose side you are on. To me this website is so anti Sinhala it is amazing! Only some of the traitors like Chandrika Kumaratunga, Ranil Wickremasinghe and Mangala Samaraweera want to see you up and running outside the country. They have all lost credibility within.

  • 3
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    Colombo Telegraph,

    “It is understood that Palpita deliberately lied to the President saying that Colombo Telegraph published personal attacks on high ranking members of the Government including the President.”

    Lying seems to be a common practice among some Para-Sinhala, like Palpita serving the MaRa. Lying is knowingly telling the non-truth or un-truth.

    Listen to what Anura Dissanayake, MP and leader of JVP, has to say in Parliament.

    Anura DIssanayake’s Parliament Speech – 2014.05.08

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_unCNDUV0YI

    • 3
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      Alone looking at the picture attached to the current, triggered me unexpected allergic reactions.

      This man is a curse to this nature. Today he has been sending the message invisting Modi to the Island. Birds of a feather flock together.

      • 1
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        Sven Perera

        “This man is a curse to this nature. Today he has been sending the message invisting Modi to the Island. Birds of a feather flock together “

        Can Modi help in taking back all the Para who came illegally yo Lanka, the Land of the Native Veddah back home to Bharat, India?

        After all Buddhism, Hinduism amf Jainism originated in Bharat.

  • 2
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    Out of curiosity what is meant by ‘reliably learns’?

  • 1
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    Without lying how can he remain in his post?

  • 1
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    The President, or any mother’s son – to use a popular local expression, is not beyond reasonable criticism in the democratic form of Govt we subscribe to. If this particular official is “trying to hold pandam” in his over-zealous and pretensive “official duty” of protecting the family his suspect services should be immediately done away with.

    The Freedom of Expression cannot be compromised with even in a fragile democracy as the one we are forced to endure with in recent times.

    Backlash

  • 3
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    Lying to the president is like lying to God. Even God will forgive you for lying but the world will not forgive Rajapaksa for all the lies to deceive the world. Bensen

  • 2
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    King is putting a new drama to fool the CT readers.(This may be to soften the crowd before the election) He thinks if this story breaks out then overnight even the CT readers will be turned into Mahavamsa Modaya and would start to listen government’s propaganda. CT readers demand not just free the to CT. They ask free the Media. So then why he is asking about blocking CT? What about the other media? We hear the Tamil part of the Ada Derana has been blocked in Lanka. Repeal all the circulars and all the law demanding medias to register with the government.

    What one can tell is, if CT is turned into Daily News, the readers going to find out something else. So attempting to target the CT will not serve any purpose to King’s government. It is not CT writing these against government. Readers knows what is happening in the land and that is why is they come to CT find out the bottom of it. Death of Lasantha, Tharaki… did not cure he people’s thirst to seek the truth. If CT is not there they are not going to become Mahavamsa Moadaya’s.

  • 1
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    “President Rajapaksa Phoned TRC Palpita To Ask Colombo Telegraph Blockade”

    Aaa..ha! Really? The bugger must be really flabbergasted that no one told him about it in time and heartbroken that readers were denied their media freedoms! Ane Polpale must be a worried man now of his future career!

  • 3
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    Please, let’s not be fools. This call is all part of the drama of deception that continues to be performed around us. And what a performance it is.

  • 2
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    Colombo Telegraph should not be blocked. CT allows anyone to post comments whether pro or anti government, pro or anti Sinhala,muslim or Tamil.

    Lankaenews is not like that.

    • 1
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      Don’t you notice that LT is now getting closer to “sucking up” to the King and his goons!!

  • 3
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    If the big man (Periya Dorai) wants Colombo Telegraph (CT) blocked, why must a small man (Sinna Dorai) lie to keep it blocked? Hence it is clear that it is the Sinna Dorai who wants to keep it blocked. Was there any personal attack or for that matter any attack before on Sinna Dorai? As a regular reader of CT I have not seen any.

    Therefore the conclusion is that CT has failed to please (Santhosam) the Sinna Dorai to keep the CT on line. Today this malaise is there everywhere. My god! today we have to buy the freedom of press and free speech. Very soon we would be required to buy the right to breath.

  • 2
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    In a free and democratic country (this is what the President calls Sri Lanka), what is wrong in any one personally attacking the Presidents and other politicians in any of the columns?

  • 1
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    Leave the lie apart. But how come that CT is so excited about the inquiry of the president !!!!!?? ….who himself by nature and records of his history,has hundreds of Goebbels in him !!?

  • 4
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    Leave the lies aside. What do you guy’s think Thisaranee is churning out day in and day out? and I’ve seen some derogatory comments too.
    But that shouldn’t be a reason to block CT. Politicians are generally thick skinned and they can withstand a lot more than they appear.

  • 1
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    As channel four said behind that smile is an evil man i can not agree more these people are all for themselves and when the truth is spoken they shit bricks,so they say block it, he is just abusing the word president i dont think he knows the meaning of it.For all those who gave this man power he is feeding them PITTU. no matter what you or I say it will fall on deaf ears and he just laugh at us while he drinks his top class whisky. What a shame for whats happend to such a glorious country the pearl as you called it, my heart bleeds to see the destruction caused by just one potato looking man….

  • 5
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    Well done, President Rajapakse. The myth of free speech is exactly that – free speech. Every organization, from small to big, has its own agenda. Everyone will try to protect their own interests, only that those with more power will often be more successful. Reverse positions – big fish, small fish – and the new big fish will play the same game.

  • 0
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    Dear Colombo Telegraph

    Please remove that face of the [Edited out] Jarapasse which appears as item 1 in the news section. This picture is the first image to pop out when the CT is clicked open. Then all evil thoughts rush through my mind – including to poke my [Edited out].

  • 0
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    Who is Palpita fooling?

    I live in Sri Lanka and have no trouble accessing CT. In fact my Home Page is set to CT and opens without any trouble.

    If there is a will, there is a way ;-)

  • 0
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    I have the problem in CT site loading with my Dialog Internet connection but it works fine with SLT internet connection.

  • 0
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    I cannot believe our President and his baggage boy and all these fools we have for leaders! This country is going to hell. I want to leave and never return. The President should have remained in New York where he was seen with women and drinking with drunks.

  • 0
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    GET THIS BLOODY UNEDUCATED UNDERWORLD CRIMINAL RAJA CROOK OUT OF POLITICS IN THIS STUPID HOPELESS COUNTRY AT LEAST NOW TO SAVE THIS NATION WITHOUT FALLING INTO FURTHER ANARCHY.

  • 0
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    The block is gone. Now we can access the site.

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