28 September, 2020

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Ranil Hits Out At Media For Being Hypocritical

In a strong hitting statement, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today criticized the country’s media for adopting a two-faced approach when reporting on certain incidents in the country.

Addressing parliament today, Wickremesinghe said that Sri Lanka didn’t need media which followed a two way approach where in one instance they applaud the Embilipitiya magistrate’s decision, but then goes silent on the Homagama magistrate’s decision.

Ranil“How many of you’ll have reported about the Homagama magistrate’s ruling in today’s papers, tell me when you’ll we report it?,” he asked from the media gallery in Parliament. “What have you’ll reported on racism?,” he demanded.

He went on to say that even when the Bar Association issued a statement condemning the incident against a group of people including Buddhist monks who attempted to obstruct the decision of the Homagama magistrate’s decision to remand Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero, not many newspapers had published the association’s statement.

“Take a proper stand without hiding the truth. We know the agendas of some of these media, they are trying to create unnecessary communal tensions in the country,” he said.

Wickremesinghe also disclosed that there were two sets of journalists in the country, one that fought for the freedom, and the others who are creating problems but are trying to show an ‘innocent’ face.

“Where were some of these journalists, when Prageeth Eknaligoda disappeared, and Lasantha Wickrematunge were killed?, why were they silent? I know very well in whose pockets they were,” Wickremesinghe said.

Meanwhile a media observer told Colombo Telegraph that Wickremesinghe’s speech appeared to be a ‘bit arranged.’

“It was very critical of the media, but also goes on to reflect the media landscape of the post Rajapaksa era, as well as press freedom in the country.”

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  • 57
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    A very good hard hitting reply honourable Prime Minister. I think SL media needs to be reminded of what their actual role in society is to do. I hope Sirasa and all the other rotten bunch so called “independent” news wake up to this delusion they seem to be living in.

    • 37
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      Ranil named and shamed out the those racist journalists. The jouranlist facing a different leader who handles the journalists in different way. JR, Mahinda, Gota controlled press with white vans and intimidation.

      Ranil just shame them.

      • 11
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        These are very dangerous times in Lanka.

        The Mahinda Jarapassa family knows that the net is closing in on them and they will make every attempt to UNLEASH CHAOS in Lanka before they are held ACCOUNTABLE and PUNISHED for their CORRUPTION, CRIMINALITY and LOOTING of the public monies.

        Politicians in Lanka always use RACISM and RELIGIOUS HATE SPEECH to engineer RIOTS, VIOLENCE and SOCIAL UNREST to cover up their crimes.

        Ranil Wickramasinghe and CBK must formulate a COMMUNICATION STRATEGY to EDUCATE the people on this.

        1. If the $3 billion stashed away in the Jarapassa family’s secret bank accounts over seas had remained in Sri Lanka there would be no economic crisis and the Rupee would not be crashing.

        Recovering the $3 Billion to that was stolen by Jarapassa family, rather than borrowing from the IMF which is a rotten Capitalist organization is the solution to Lanka’s economic crisis.
        The IMF turns a blind eye to Financial Crime and Orruption and has institutionalised financial Crimes in the Global South, because the looted funds of Southern DIctoators like Jarapassa boost the economies of the western world in the world while spreading inequality and poverty globally. The Kaiser Report on Russian TV (RT) constantly exposes this.

        Ranil also needs to get rid of the corrupt insider trader at the Central bank, Arjuna Mahendran must be tried for financial crimes and NIvard Cabraal too.

    • 11
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      This is very right.

      Srilanken journos are still not impartial.

      They had been trained by Rajaakshe men for the last 10 years. Even today, they do the job as they have been trained on.
      May be they have fears of Rajaakshe men still scot free in the country.

      Can any journos respond to the questions raised by PM ? They have no balls to do so WITHIN Srilanka. We are lucky that we have CT – great actually.

      Rajaapkshe ghosts are roaming every corners of the countrty even today.

    • 6
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      Hard hitting? He calls journalists Geba and Reeri Yakas.

      It is as impotent as that could be expected from this eunuch! The attack shows he is desperate. Sirisena is going against him on the UN inquiry. SLFP ministers refuse to sit together with the UNP ministers. Soros did not offer any help. Davos did not bring any promises either.

      The man is scared. He knows how his father kept Dudley, JR and the UNP in power with the use of Lakehouse media. SO he is shit scared.

      Calling this hard hitting is an insult to hard hitters.

      • 6
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        He is no more desperate than all the other Sri Lankans that love the country of their birth and want law and order, peace and prosperity for those that are making an effort to live a decent life.
        Don’t find fault with his delivery point out whether his statement contained lies. I don’t think so. Normally the media in a country is the voice of the people but for too long it has been the shield of corrupt politicians. This is the beginning of a new year, lets turn a leaf and work together at least for the sake of the future generations.

      • 0
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        You are obviously one of those grossly incompetent, totally useless “journalists” that the PM refers to !

        What a mess you have made of your little reply…

        Potent…more like IMpotent !

    • 2
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      The so called “Independent Media” were all out hunting for Ranil for months on end, during the time there was considerable internal dissent within the UNP. Their news telecasts were nothing more that anti-Ranil diatribes and propaganda against him, running into several minutes each day. Those of us who watched, haven’t forgotten.

      Why cant our people admire our Prime Minister for a change? After all he is the Prime Minister of ALL and a far cry from his immediate predecessor who evoked hardly a negative comment even when he was involved in some hair raising incidents!!! I think the reason is because they know that they cannot reach the heights to which Ranil has arisen. Therefore they all try tearing him down; the most popular sport in the Sri Lankan society.

      Nobody cheers a champion here; especially if he schooled at Royal and wore a western suit. Instead they cheer only when they see such men fall. That is the perverse delight our people get; an inherent quality among this Lion sired nation people of ours.

      The octane on which this nation runs its machine is called ‘Jealousy!’

      Independent media, my foot! Enough of the self proclaiming propaganda. Let the people do the judging!.

    • 1
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      Even today, Journos are tremoured by Rajapakshe killing tactics. So it will take antoher few years to become them normal. And the facts some journos inlcuding haward educated Malinda Senviratne were gifted laptops by abusing state funds. Remember ß

      They would not use their neutral thoughts due to the kind of facts.

      Else, why cant they directly interview Rajaakshe men and bring balanced views to lanken press.

  • 28
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    Ranil if you are so brave why don’t you arrest the Rajapakse regime and Ganasara.

    of course there will be riots in their strong hold and by their minority supporters. What is the army doing in the barracks? Deploy the army and arrest all the rioters and lock them up.

    Have the courage to do it once you don’t have to do it again.

    • 6
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      Rajash

      What is this comment of yours? Why are your going topsy-turvy.

      You are going against Ranil, Mahinda and Gnasara. You do not have any friends. You like to live like an enemy all the times.

      Whatever over support I give to Mahinda, you know that give I have a soft corner for Ranil. He is a good man. He is a positive thinker and doer. He is not a racist.

      Ranil cannot do what you state just like that. He has to pass the enormous hurdles before him.

      One sided political establishment, hostile AG dept, Mahanayakes, Mahinda Rajapakse & Co. C V Vigneswaran & Co,JVP, Wimal Horawanse Lord Hakeem etc., are waiting tom give enough headache for him. He has to carefully manoeuvre through.

      I want him to spare Mahinda & Co., because I like them so much. He must reach an agreement with Mahinda for Mahinda to enjoy his retirement peacefully.Then I too can retire without wasting my time on the revised Mahinda Chinthanaya.
      [Edited out]

    • 14
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      Rajash I too wish it was as simple as you say, but it is not.
      The problem is that the army is unreliable; what is there to prevent it from turning its guns the other way round and attempting a coup with the backing of the (at the time of a clash) rioting Rajapaksa mobs?

      Don’t forget this is STILL a killer army, RIDDLED through and through with Gota’s rabble. The ranks have to be cleansed, a programme of civic education conducted, and the high command replaced. None of this has been done; and its tricky to do.

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        E W Golding
        I am sorry to say this and I apologise to my Sinhala friends.
        It is inevitable that the Army need to purged of Gota/Mahinda bootlickers. Lot more blood need to be shed ; this time Sinhala racist blood.

        As in any true democratic country The defence forces should be neutral same as the Judiciary

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          Rajash

          You must order like a commander than crawling like a worm.

          You should have said:

          ‘As a true patriot of Sri Lanka, I order the ranks and files of the army to purge Mahinda, Gota and all others associated with them.

          ‘This must be done in the best interest to safeguard our democracy, human rights and justice.

          ‘This order comes independent to the fear of taking a strong stand by the elected government.

          ‘ My order must be executed within 30 days’.

          This is what is called assertive order. What you said is a crawling comment of your deep down anger.

          My darling, this is just an advice like many others to reshape you to be assertive and truthful.

    • 3
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      Just before 2009, Ranil and the gang lived thanks to Army with their protection and Monkas support.

      Now, suicide bombers walk home, Army and Monks are jailed.

      Army should arrest Ranil Wickramsinghe.

      • 6
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        Now, suicide bombers walk home

        you mean Karuna & KP courtesy of Gota…

    • 4
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      “Ranil if you are so brave why don’t you arrest the Rajapakse regime and Ganasara.”

      He can only create the environment for law and order to prevail. If he dictates who should be charged and who should not be charged without allowing due process then he will be no better than his predecessor.

    • 0
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      RAJASH is obviously Rajapassa in disguise. All he wants to do is unleash chaos…there you have it !

  • 14
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    What a pathetic figure.What an equally pathetic performance.

    Is this the Yahapalana Prime Minister?..

    Batalanda will call up 10,000 from Colombo to attack even 10,000 from the Village if they come to Homagama…

    How cool?..

    No wonder Abiththaya is desperate to get his Megaplis in to gear. by even stabbing the Monk who nurtured him.

    May be Abiththaya wants to fast track the breeding of Bath Gottas,( or are they Yahaplana suckers now ) to help Batalanda to muster these tens of thousands to attack the Villagers.

    Batta keeps harping on Hunting.

    Wasn’t he the tracker for LTTE Pirahaparan, when Tigers slay our brave Military Intelligence Officers in their sleep in Athurugiriya.

    Wonder who those Monkeys in the Sinhala Buddhist garb clapping when Batalnda was attacking the Sinhala Buddhist Journalists, who are trying to save the Nation from the impending disaster.

    • 15
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      KASma KA Sumanasekera (Dr No)

      When did you type this piece, before or after your malt, neat or on the rock, home or Scottish distilled, paid or free?

    • 2
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      Kandiah Arasaratnam Sumanasekeram, who produced you? The entire article has nothing to do with the Tamils or the bloody LTTE. How did you manage to get your garbage in here?? Native asked you whether you had some western type drink, he does not know that you have been drinking illegal kassipu all your life. Isn’t your boss Parapaksa the one who gifted the LTTE Rs. 180 million and prevent the Tamils from voting for Ranil? Isn’t Parapaksa the one who stole Tsunami money? Isn’t Parapaksa the one who got his brother the petrol station cashier to murder Lasantha? ………………… you must be quite poor now that the Parapaksas are out of power?

      • 2
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        Isn’t it wonderful your Thumbi took the 180m and committed suicide at the Nanthikadal what a brave warrior.

        • 2
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          Patriot the pathetic

          “Isn’t it wonderful your Thumbi took the 180m and committed suicide at the Nanthikadal what a brave warrior.”

          Did your all purpose Thambi commit suicide?

          Bribery, money laundering, ballot rigging, ….. were and are criminal offences.

          MR is eternally grateful to your all purpose Thambi for winning a war and two elections. Why aren’t you?

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            @Native Vedda

            I think you are too harsh on our Thambi

            All he did was provide goods and services for payment. He was under no obligation to do so. It was not as if MR tortured him until he accepted 180 Million and agree to deliver the votes !

            Or was he ?

      • 2
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        TFN,

        What do you reckon mate?.

        Will Baththudeen allow Hakeem to give Batti to Sambandan for the North East Ealaam aka Federal Thamil Homeland to be run by Vellalas in Colombothurai.

        I know you live in Scarborough where all the Diaspora dalits are.

        That is why Suren Suredran didn’t invite any of you when the BTF signed the MOU with UNP London.

        The agony Batalanad’ Rail is going through now is totally because of his commitment to fullfil the demands in that MOU with in the time frame that has been stipulated.

        Swire was there last week , Bedouin Prince will arrive in a couple of weeks followed by another crew from C4.

        There will be no respite for Batalanda . .

        Because your mate Solheim co signed the MOU as the guarantor for the Diaspora.

        And Solly has the full backing of Cameron but not sure about Harper.

        These are the issues you should focus on and not think of good old days of drinking stale toddy in Kotahena Tavern.

    • 1
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      You could be stupid and there is nothing wrong with it, but you advertising it irritates.

      “Batalanda will call up 10,000 from Colombo to attack even 10,000 from the Village if they come to Homagama…”
      Your one of the ones who do direct translation and believe every word of it. Should be one of the subhuman that believe they got lion blood. :)

      [May be Abiththaya wants to fast track the breeding of Bath Gottas]
      You should know: are you one of those who went in line to MR far a bath packet and Rs.100/= ?

  • 25
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    First of many thanks to CT for giving the readers the opportunity to listen to th worthy speech of Ranil in the parliament.

    Ranil

    I have my greatest admiration for your stand on issues beyond racial divide and your very difficult effort to find a way out for Sri Lanka from its prolonging malaise.

    Despite the LTTE pulling the rug on you by not allowing the Tamil people to vote for you to become the President, thus paving the way for Mahinda to grab the portfolio with the Tamil default, you did not discharge an iota of hate or remorse against the Tamil people. You are a statesman worthy of praise and recognition.

    Your speech in the parliament critical of the media is very timely and appropriate. Media played an important role to strengthen the racial divide.
    If not for the media, the major 1958, 1977 and 1983 anti-Tamil violence would not have taken place. I recall the campaign carried out by the media when the anti-Tamil standardisation policy was introduced that lead to the three decades of war that drained and decayed the country.

    I hope and prey that you will make significant progress to overstep the established hurdles to find a genuine way forward to resolve the historical political stalemate in Sri Lanka.

  • 25
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    Excellent speech by our Prime Minister Wickremasinghe.Racial incitement needs to be nipped in the bud for Sri Lanka to progress.We are yet to hear the stand of President Sirisena on this matter of utmost national importance.The sooner the President does so the better.

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      Alone speeches not enough. They have to react ACCORDINGLY.

      I think they have to go harder than sofar against all these culprits.

      Rajapakshe has been acting his role today, even if every 10 year old would go against temples or churches must not be abused for consolidation of political power.

      As a former leader, this man should be aware of all these.
      I have no doubt, sooner there will be something big against Rajapakshes in this country.

    • 3
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      The way you think is wrong. Ranil is being controlled by western power. He does work according to that. He is sacred that citizens of sri has already know what is the hidden agenda of ranil. he doesn’t care what will happen to the country, but he is worried about he won’t be able to satisfy western power

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        senak

        What is wrong in Ranil taking a western stand?

        There so much good in the west to help Sri Lanka.

        The 600 odd MP’s in the British parliament are sharp and talented politicians. Pick one of them randomly and interview him and we Sri Lankan will be ashamed of the standard we reflect. Even branded cronies in the British parliament speak sense.

        We have parliamentarians who dug their own grave before their death and go on futile hunger strike to be abandoned after drops of sweet drink by their leader.

        The British parliament and the police will not spare any parliamentarian or lord involved in corruption. Any such thing will be debated and dealt with.

        Ranil is the right person to bring the much needed changes.

        Look at things positively than giving a blind and blanket approach.

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    [Edited out] Please avoid typing all capitalized comments – CT

  • 5
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    The main Colombo media was responsible for 1983 riots by highlighting the killing of 13 soldiers by LTTE but blacking out the killing of 56 Tamil civilians by the army in retaliation, that was made clear by the Presidential Commission appointed by the then president Chndrika B Kumaratunghe. This communalist reporters have NOT learn anything from 3 decades of destruction and communal hatred by extremists. They are indirectly promoting BBS, SinhaLE, Ravaya and the like.

    Many journalists of Colombo media accepted free laptops and interest free loans from the ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse and reported news and views favourable to that familial autocratic government. Most of them are not worthy of being in journalism as they are mobs sell their services for bribe and coolies.

    Whenever the soldiers are convicted of crimes including rape committed on ethnic communities these so called media keep quiet but whoever is done on ethnic majority is given full publicity.

    COLOMBO TELEGRAPH is singled out from general criticism as they are neutral to reporting communal and national news. It rightly highlights corruption, nepotism, bribes and crimes. When it comes to reporting nepotism within this yahapalana government it looks as if overkilling takes place. The people are benefitted by many acts of this government but the government may fall into the claws of autocratic Rajapaksas and his corrupted accomplices if CT does the exposure and criticism by going over the top.

  • 4
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    Oh Dear.. it seems Freedom of the Press Yahapalana Style is Freedom to report only Positive Things of Yahapalana

    Same playbook of Freedom of the Press Mahinda Chinthanaya Style !

    Hon. PM, There is a Government Information Unit.

    Use It.

    Your friends the US have regular Press Releases from White House. Is it so difficult to do the same in Sri Lanka ?

    If you dont have typewriter, I have an old one I can lend.

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      Maalumiris ,

      As always you get your wires crossed again , it’s not about putting government propaganda ahead , this is all about racism ! Keerthi Waranakulassoriya , Chatura Alwis , Madhawa et al , who are those journalists ? who do they really represent ? none of them deserve to be called journalists themselves , they are just Mafia king’s lackeys .aren’t they are extremely lucky that PM Ranil just named and shamed them instead of sending that one way dreaded white van ride . Derana , Sirasa , swaranavahini type TV stations are the root causes for all these 3 rd grade type reporting in SL , Derana’s Dilith wealth must be scrutinised before any thing else , he was/is the part and parcel of the Rajapakse Mafia gang , how did he become a billionaire in such a short period of time ?

      who ever bothers to watch Derana news will realise , who they actually represent .

  • 5
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    I hope and prey that you will make significant progress to overstep the established hurdles to find a genuine way forward to resolve the historical political stalemate in Sri Lanka.

  • 3
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    100 day govt and yahapalana govt had so many illegal and corrupt activities. Ranil was sleeping. Ranil rewarded some of this corrupt supporters. Some others are doing very well.

    Ranil and the gang wanted to bully this monk.

    that is something that should not be forgotten.

    Tamils are not capable of being a political force.

  • 8
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    Thank you PM for calling out on the media, and those who are responsible, for this climate of racial tensions, and inciting the rest of the country, to attack those who are not Buddhists. This MUST be nipped in the bud, and not allowed to poison this country. Shame on the media, who still operate as if the Rajapaksas still rule.

    The media has a important part to play in this country, and being fair by not propagating false rumors that incite, and cause fear in the minds of the ignorant, should be their priority. They should question, and disprove, the deliberate lies against the minority.

    A fiery speech that was long overdue.

  • 9
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    A superb, passionate , convincing and no holds barred speech. Ranil is no whimp as many had accused him. He has timed his outburst well. It is a message.to not only the media, but all of us. Themedia was definitely playing games. It was toying with facts, forgetting the dictum ‘ Facts are sacred, but comments are free ‘. Although Ranil has condemned mainly the Sinhala media, the Tamil media is also engaged in the same game. The English media, play a more subtle game. It is time the media is freed from the grip of corrupt vested interest with an ant-national agenda.

    The Ranil we wanted to see has finally stood up. A very welcome development for this country. He should now ensure that the existing laws are applied strictly without fear or favor. The remanding of Gnanasara is a very good start. The police also should be aware that they are not immune to the reach of law. The Embilipitiya case is a good start with regard to the police.

    Many like me would like to see some corrupt big fat cats charged in the courts. Why ar’nt Sajin Vaas, Basil Rajapakse, Wimal Weerawanse + his wife, not charged In the courts yet?

    Dr,Rajasingham Narendran

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      “The Ranil we wanted to see has finally stood up. A very welcome development for this country. He should now ensure that the existing laws are applied strictly without fear or favor. The remanding of Gnanasara is a very good start. The police also should be aware that they are not immune to the reach of law.”

      Dr Rajasingham Narendran I bow to thee. There is no more to be said as you’ve said it all.

      Brilliant!

  • 8
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    There was pin drop silence as the Prime Minister went on the rampage.

    He has stomached too much for too long, and said what he had to say in the simplest of terms. All of it was true.

    Any right thinking newspaper editor would have hailed the Homagama magistrate for his fearless action. That was not to be.

    Says a lot, doesn’t it?

  • 2
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    If Ranil has half the brain people claim he has he will realize that media reflects the mood of the society (specially if there is no coercion from Government). It should ring bells now that playing to the Diaspora Gallery has turned the media against him and his government. Blaming it on journalists and naming names is a sign of desperate man.

  • 9
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    What the PM said is said is absolutely correct…. Our Journalist have also watered with racialism and Patriotism over the past decade and they still are following. Malinda, Rajpal Abenayake they should be kicked out of this field to set an example to the rest.

    Yesterday there was horrific news story that appeared where a Six your old boy was found murdered in Shampooer next to Navy camp… Not one Colombo based paper carried it…. There was a 13 year old Girl Murdered all papers carried it…

    Disgrace to our Journalist……

  • 3
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    Shame on you, Rani and all those looking up his backside commenting here. You complained of a lack of press freedom and democracy under the last regime. Now you want to curtail the freedom of speech / press? What next? A police state?…You are already cheering the police state Rani / Sirisena are creating! You deserve the destruction of the nation / economy that is happening!

  • 4
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    This fool thinks the press is there to praise his every move. Independent media is a commercial enterprise and they report whatever helps them to sell papers and get advertisements and go with the mood of the nation. If this idiot is worried about what goes on in SL press he should read papers from UK and USA and see how they blast the governments every move, justifiably or not. The ‘Sun’ newspaper, which is the bestselling paper in the UK has led campaigns that has changed government policy yet it is widely regarded as trashy right wing paper with extreme views. Yet you don’t see Obama or Cameron wasting public time lambasting press for not reporting things in their favor. Those people are mature enough to understand the meaning of “free press.” What is surprising is not this imbecile berating the press, but that there are bigger fools here who think that he has done a great job. Just listen to him – does he sounds like a leader or a nymph?

    • 0
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      Excellent response. Unfortunately the. SL are like toads in the well. They do not know what happens outside. S. L. ignorance is the word and the. P. M is no exception.

  • 1
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    First: I would say some of the references and choice of words used by the Prime Minister were not correct and should have been avoided. Also the gestures and the body language displayed were not up to the standing of a Prime Minister of the country. Very probably, he was disturbed and some of the “notes” he received while speaking made him more agitated and angry. Having said that, I would say, the subject matter he was dealing with, viz the “impartiality” and the “responsibility” of the Media, was very appropriate sand timely. Everyone of us knows and appreciates the FREEDOM we have WON in expressing our views, for or against any of the public affairs. But that does not mean that FREEDOM GAINED must be misused and abused. As pointed out by the PM with reference comparatively to two of the media reporting of Ambilipitiya and Homagama incidents, we saw the differences. Even very responsible organizations such as the Bar Association acted differently in the two incidents. I consider MEDIA to be ONE among all other Civil Society Organizations and that fact must be brought to bear its responsibilities on all Public Matters, devoid of any partiality. HIT HARD where it needs and GIVE CREDIT where it deserves. Speak the truth and educate the reader so that the correct information (as far as possible) is given out. So in this period of TRANSITION the MEDIA bears a very great responsibility and it must not play or get played into the hands of any “disruptive forces” that are raising the ugly heads to go on the “REVERSE GEAR”. This WARNING is equally given to those in Governing from the President ,Prime Minister downwards.

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    79% Sinhalese Sinhalese country, Politicians, Doctors, Lawyers , Journalists and others don’t wants to criticize their own motherland. All our Journalists always try to safeguard our Sinhalese motherland. Golden old days our Buddhists and Buddhists Monks fight with British, Portugeese and Dutch to get freedom. Our village people consists of Buddhists Temples.

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      What the hell are you trying to say?

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    Asoka

    “79% Sinhalese Sinhalese country, Politicians, Doctors, Lawyers , Journalists and others don’t wants to criticize their own motherland.”

    Therefore proportionately the Sinhalese have more crooks, criminals, child molesters, drug smugglers, war criminals, petty thieves, rapists, drug addicts, alcoholics, pimps, prostitutes, murderers, stupids, arsonists, terrorists, … wife batterers, thugs, looters, …….. than all the minorities put together.

    Its a great news.

    Thanks.

  • 0
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    Wonderful speech by the Prime Minister! We do not want racism to raise its ugly head in this country. We also applaud the Homagama Magistrate for his brave decision. Need more such brave judges to turn this country around.
    Jarapassa must be plotting his next move…….

  • 1
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    “today criticized the country’s media for adopting a two-faced approach when reporting on certain incidents in the country.”

    The Honorable prime minister must be aware, like I am, that the media has always been showing two faces or more.

    Every regime goes and criticizes the media. Obviously the media reports what their owners want them to say, taking sides as the population takes sides.

    How about the “Government Newspapers”? I suppose they are doing the right thing by being unbiased and fair?

    Sri Lanka, continue to be divided and divided and devided.

  • 1
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    Aiyo Ramil…. Where’s that “media freedom” you were ranting about before getting “elected” last year? “Media freedom” also applies to you too.

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