The government in order to cover up their subjugation to US, UK and their European allies has ordered all local TV stations, not to carry live debates on the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka which was adopted in the council’s 30th session in Geneva without a vote.
“By doing so Ranil and Sirisena are trying to quash independent views on the matter while trying to stamp only their version on the issue in the public’s eye” The National Freedom Front leader and UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa said.
Addressing journalist in Colombo yesterday Weerawansa questioned the actions of both Ranil and Sirisena in trying to manipulate the media. Weerawansa recalled that the duo had shouted themselves hoarse at election platforms, about “Media Freedom”, not so long ago.
Weerawansa pointed out that both Ranil, Sirisena, Mangala and company were engaged in a media blitz to showcase that the Geneva resolution was a major victory for the country and the proposed judicial mechanism to try the so-called war criminals was one which is fully owned by Sri Lanka.
The NFF leader questioned how a judicial mechanism which included foreign judges, prosecutors, investigators and lawyers could be called a fully owned local mechanism.
“The media which is refraining from revealing the truth and helping in the rulers to cover up their mess should be ashamed of themselves”
Weerawansa said that Japan has already stated that the Judge they are going to send to officiate in the “Hybrid” court in Sri Lanka was the one who occupied a similar seat in the Hybrid court set up in Cambodia after the notorious Pol Pot rule’
The NFF leader went on to say that Ranil should learn from his famous uncle JR Jayewardene on handling such matters.
Weerawansa pointed out that after the 1983 July riots the UNHRC brought four successive resolutions on Sri Lanka calling for international intervention.
However JR undeterred had not only stood against such resolutions but finally was also able to convince the UN that Sri Lanka had arrested 6700 people in connection with the violence and it was also wrong for the countries who brought the resolution not to cite the atrocities of the Tamil rebels whose actions at the first place had led to the mayhem.
Weerawansa noted that although JR was guilty of many wrongdoings during his tenure in this instance he had prevented any international involvement in a domestic issue.
Weerawansa said he had reliable information all 22 commanders who led their respective brigades during the final stages of war have been cited in the report compiled by the UNHRC panel.
sensible Citizen / October 3, 2015
It is important that we hear different views of politicians specially the opposition view. Can our media including CT give prominence to people who talk substance not rhetoric. I think people like booruwansa like attention talking rubbish. Or is it that we don’t have any quality politicians in the opposition?
Sam Perera / October 3, 2015
This very man – MR s lap dog- Wimal BUurwanse was dead silent at the time, Aluthgama people were targettely attacked. HOwe can this bugger to open his cesspit this way ?
Amarasiri / October 3, 2015
National Freedom Front leader and UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa said.
RE: Ranil And Sirisena Manipulate Media: Weerawansa
May be Ranil and Sirisena are manipulating the media, and they all are dancing together..
You too manipulated media, and even math and algebra..as well,
2/2 =0, and some of the UPFA children are now failing their math and algebra too, after voting for Mahinda Rajapaksa and UPFA. It is all your fault. Never mind you got 300,000 preferential votes from Modayas, Mootals and Fools with an average IQ of 65.
Anura Kumara Dissanayake’s Speech on Wimal Weerawansa
Priya / October 3, 2015
Yes they may be manipulating media and you can raise your voice against it.That is democracy and it itself is an achievement isn’t it Wimal.
When you were a cabinet minister in previous regime could you have opened your mouth .
At least you can be assured that no white vans coming after you.
People can criticise freely now and just enjoy your rights.
Your days are numbered if you keep barking for every bone throw at you.
JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA / October 3, 2015
and the moon never falls,
Caravan goes on as nothing happened.
Dogs never get even any bones.
dharma / October 3, 2015
Mr.D. J or translator Gomin, tell this in pure sinhala to him
Thummullu iganna wimaley
be happy Pm & president manipulate media, if the manipulate against to you and your condominium approvals and your private properties or if they manipulate your wife as what happened in previous regime…
you can;t have STF support to rescue your mistress from Safari jungle when she stangled with strange men…. just shut your Nine holes and put your tail into anus.
May prison will be acquire you very soon.
Thummulley iganna … Can’t you call somebody and put speaker phone nowadays ?????? CT don’t censor this… no filthy word over here also in history we had those news as your news feeds too.
Colombo telegraph over to you
be transparent and be neutral … to create or make popular your website time to time don’t be partial to one. disgusting….. yet again if commonest behave that you disgusting for petty reasons….
Jim softy / October 3, 2015
These people talk. but, when he had the opportunity he was doing dumb Fasting while eating Lemon Puff. He established schemes to steal from the country and get rich. His wife set up fake business to do other things.
that is what a well known assassin of JVP did when the power.
Jim softy / October 3, 2015
My view is Wimal Weerwansha, eventhough he got lot of preferential votes by the dumb voters, should be considered as a social outcast.
first when he got the opportunity he was a JVP assasin and got lot of youths killed.
then he got the second chance, Mahinda Rajapakse offered this uneducated, the post of minister of engineering and Construction, simply because of construction part, and he used that opportunity to steal again and the whole family engaged in it.
Mallaiyuran / October 4, 2015
“The government in order to cover up their subjugation to US, UK and their European allies has ordered all local TV stations, not to carry live debates on the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka which was adopted in the council’s 30th session in Geneva without a vote.”
At last there is one point the human being can agree with the wild lion Wimal Weerawansa. That is only trick from UNP. As Winala had indicated, UNP wants to win the next election on the race card saying they are the ones saved everybody by refusing to sign ICC and watered down the 2015 resolution. This is how the UNP wants to keep the Sinhala Buddhist as Sinhala Modayas. Will UNP put in front of Sinhala mass what is in the OISL report and explain how the Old Royals, including the New King violated International Human Rights and Humanitarian laws and what is the UN and the UNHRC for and on what ground they had passed the resolution?
Come on Ranil Mahata! Do you have an answer?
Sinhala Intellectuals never will let the Sinhala Buddhist to learn the truth.
Walt / October 4, 2015
“”Weerawansa noted that although JR was guilty of many wrongdoings during his tenure in this instance he had prevented any international involvement in a domestic issue.””
It’s well known fact that Dictators Antonio of Portugal, Franco of Spain both hoodwinked the USA
Ronald Reagan was tricked by any fascist who was anti-communist they included J.R. Jayawardena of Lanka,(dickey bird) seducing Reagan with a baby elephant.-
the American’s have bad logic so don’t play your stupid buddha card called japan.