24 November, 2017

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Shortage Of Blood In Jaffna: Daily Mirror Accused Of Planting Fake Story To Boost Army

The Daily Mirror newspapers has been accused of carrying a fake story allegedly planted by the army on a shortage of blood in the Jaffna province due to a caste related issues. The fabricated news report published on 13 June 2017 under the title ‘Caste differences in North lead to shortage of blood for transfusion’ attempts to boost the military showing that the soldiers had to come to the rescue of the people in Jaffna by donating blood to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

The Daily Mirror story had also quoted Jaffna Teaching Hospital Director Dr. T. Sathiyamoorthy as saying caste differences among the people living in the North was discouraging them from donating blood which had resulted in a shortage of blood for transfusion at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital. But in fact Sathiyamoorthy had told the journalist from the Daily Mirror that there was no caste issue, but yet the story had incorrectly quoted him as saying there was a caste issue.

Meanwhile, activist and journalist Thulasi Muttulingam had contacted Sathiyamoorthy to verify the contents of the newspaper article, who had later denied giving such a quote to the Daily Mirror. When Muttulingam had called Sathiyamoorthy on Tuesday, he had asked, “Are you a reporter? I am nervous to talk to any more reporters and would prefer to release my own statements. Just yesterday, the Daily Mirror reporter Yohan Perera called and asked me about the status of our blood bank, which I told him was doing well. He then specifically asked if we had any caste related issues with accepting and donating blood from our bank – which I completely negated. We do not have any such problem at our blood bank. I don’t even know where he got the idea from. He must have been fixed in his preconceived notion that it existed anyway because today the article appeared, quoting me as saying the opposite of what I had in fact,” Sathiyamoorthy had said.

Soon after the article was published, Sathiyamoorthy had written to the newspaper demanding a clarification for quoting him wrongly. Subsequently, the Daily Mirror removed the story from its website, and had said that they will publish a clarification. However, when the clarification appeared in today’s newspaper it said that Sathiyamoorthy had said that the caste factor was not a ‘major’ issue, whereas this too was incorrect as according to the Director this was a no caste issue at all. The journalist who had written the story had blamed the news editors and sub editors saying they sometimes make ‘big changes’ to the original article.

Incidentally, Daily Mirror was not the only newspaper that carried this plant, even The Nation newspaper had carried a similar story, but had later updated its website with a quote from Sathiyamoorthy where he had denied such a caste issue exists.

Dr. Sathiyamoorthy’s letter to Daily Mirror:

Reporter’s response:

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    The Southern politicians,journalists and armed forces are always bent on belittling the Tamils of North. They are not satisfied with years of ant-Tamil pogroms,army atrocities and deliberate discriminations. Now they want to publish fake news. They will either intimidate Tamils by fabricating stories about revival of LTTE or try to divide the Tamils by stories about caste system. Little do they realize that trampling on minorities will only drag the whole country down socially,polically and economically.

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      Sinhalese Buddhists are killing and raping their own and they cannot fathom the idea of other communities and religions living in harmony. So create a problem where there isn’t any.

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        Do Tamils know the word what harmony actually means? TNA mp’s relation was found to have raped and killed your Tamil girl Vidya and helped the accused to flee the area. This is your society. Yet you scream at the Sinhala people.

        You come from a society where politicians went to London to ask the British to institutionlise the caste system.
        Yesteryear tamil nationalists like Sundaralingam protested when SLG allowed low caste Tamils to enter a kovil. That is who you are. When the high caste Tamils realized that they cannot rule the low castes as they wanted, they tried to spread extreme racist vitriol targeting the sinhala politicians and people.

        That is who you are, extremely casteist, tribal racist bunch!

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          Sach,
          Yes Tamil people are well educated and civilsed to understand what is meant by Harmony? You should understand the difference between the behaviour of state, state institutions, public related institutions such as media and individual cases. I don’t know whether you may be able to understand the difference between A military person use his power to rape a Tamil girl and a ordinary Tamil person raping a Tamil girl. What was the purpose behind the paper lieng. Have you read the letter written by the Director? Do you understand the meaning of that letter? You are a dirty racist! The civilised Sinhalese community should be ashamed of people like you who live on spreading lies and misuse the power.

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            where did I talk about the education of you tamils? Infact people like you are an example how tribal and racist, people can be irrespective of their education. Can anyone imagine any civilized community supporting and funding a barbaric terrorist org like LTTE? You did that for 30 years until the SL state finally destroyed it. What is about military man raping and tamil man raping? how is it even relevant here?

            • 5
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              what about you people backing gnanasaraya the thug

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              Well said!

              I was in Jaffna the other day and saw first hand how some Tamilians discriminate other Tamilians.

              There will be another war between low caste and high caste Tamilians.

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              Sach,
              I think your brain is dead and you are in your confused state. Yes SL defeated LTTE but brutalism and barbarism of the Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism continues. It is you brought Vidya’s rape & murder case, not me. It clearly proves that you are in dementia.

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          Sachoooooo the dimwit, Do Tamils know the word what harmony actually means? TNA mp’s relation was found to have raped and killed your Tamil girl Vidya and helped the accused to flee the area?

          TFN: really? Rape does not have ethnicity behind it as a reason or cause. It has something to do with sick bastards who think they can do whatever they can to a woman because they think they can get away with it. You have very short memory I believe due to your stupidity the Krishanthy murder case where your war heroes gang raped this poor school child in Kaithady in the northern province when she was going home after school. Then murdered her mother and uncle who went looking for her.

          You are a vile piece of crap just like that low life Jim Shitty, KA Sumanasekera, Fathima Fukushima and ilk. Disgusting bastard go and get some medical help for your sickness. Also your Buddhist hero the BBS thug Gnanasara molested little boys, this pedophile bastard should be wacked in broad day light for doing that to small children. You have short memory don’t you Sachoooooooo?

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            Racist tamil from north,
            Rape does not have an ethnicity and i taught that to the other racist tribal fool from tamil community called burt here. How their tamil politicians are raping your women and run away. I was answering the sick tamil racist in the language normal tamil racists understands.
            When our people rape (military or not) we punish them unlike you. Did Gnanasara molested you? cos i have not heard of any such thing except his racist utterings.

            yes i throw bags of cr@p at racist tamils like you

            • 5
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              Sachoooooooo, I am a racist? I am only a racist when it comes to idiots like you. Other Sinhalese are decent people and have nothing against them. I am extremely racist when it comes to you and the other mutt called Jim Shitty. Under what tree or in what bush did your parents copulate to produce filth like you or are you a science experiment gone wrong? I always knew your hick kind is beyond repair. Gnanasara molested me? If he did, he will not be living today!!! Idiot Sachoooooooo he molested many young kids a few years ago, yes you have short memory. Now it is time for you to screw off……………or do you want more? if yes, please come back.

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                If you know of any kids molested by Gnanasara, go to the police idiot. Of course we know how racist and tribal tamils are. And guess what i dont care what inhumans like you think about us. Next time come up with a proper argument instead of wasting space to write meaningless and tasteless racist vitriol

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            Tamil from the north————-Are you a racist Tamil from the north as regular racist/stupid suggested here? How would you prove you are not a racist? Are you prepared to recite Mahawamsa for 24 hours? Are you prepared to agree with Champika that Sinhala language is oldest than Hebrew and Sinhalese discovered Zero, they developed genetic engineering 2500 years ago.? ————————-If you don’t you are truly a Tamil racist from the north whether you like it or not.

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              NV, for me I don’t cry over the Tamil language or my heritage. I was just born into it. As you continually proclaim that you are a native, then maybe you are. Our ancestors took your land and now fighting who it belongs to. The answer is to all who live there. Who gives a damn whether I am a Tamil, he is a Sinhalese or you are a native. Are’t all our people still there, so why don’t we let them live instead of trash talking like this filth sachoooo and his lovely friend jim shitty? I have never been a racist and never will be. It is a disgusting disease concocted by these gamaya dogs.

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              Sinhalese even the most racist fringe of it have not argued that Sinhala is the oldest or older than Hebrew. It is the job of Tamils who scream day and night that Tamil is the oldest and every language came from it. Internet is full of such hilarious claims by Tamils which are indeed tribal and entertaining.
              Who is reciting Mahavamsa? What does Mahavamsa say? The only racist who brought the Mahavamsa to political discourse in this country is the father of that animal who were killed inside a brothel house, GG Ponnambalam.

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      As usual, this article is a lie and is crap. There are other news reports which have published even the photos of soldiers donating blood.

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      Of course if not for army and sinhala people, the caste is a non issue among Tamils

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      James, I am a doctor who is working in Jaffna hospital. Your accusations on army in incorrect and racist. Army had been always there to donate blood when ever it was needed, and This particular instance it happened with relation to annual blood donation campaign commemorating Poson.

      It was Tamil political parties who tried to sabotage this event by threatening the blood bank doctors. Once things have not gone according to plan now they try to dump the issue on army.

      Army, from here on wards should never donate blood in any area of the country. Let the bastards rot without blood, whether it is Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim.

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    I think both the CT and Daily Mirror are edited by the same group of editors.

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      The racist bitch jim shitty has popped his head again

  • 15
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    That paper should be named the “Daily Crap”. Out of the English language papers it is one of the worst low quality tabloids that caters mostly to bigots.
    If you have an opposing view than the in house bigots you can be sure it will not see the light of day.

    • 5
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      I would say “Daily Mirror” should be renamed to “Daily Error”. What is shocking is that there is no formal apology. They just removed the article.

  • 15
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    When did the Army appoint HLD Mahindapala as its new spin doctor?

  • 12
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    I always use on-line news sites. Long back I stopped using Daily Mirror online (dailymirror-dot-lk) as the site was plagued by too many annoying ads that sometimes makes it difficult to see where their news contents are, in addition to their site’s performance issue due to the same reason. Looks unprofessional and a fake news site too.

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      I still visit it. Tabloids are good for amusement and its a pile of garbage so I feel free to throw my garbage too. Even if not posted, those editing can read it. :)

  • 7
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    I wonder what are the motives of these journalists !
    Jaffna is already a bastardised city thanks to foolishness of both Tamils and Sinhalese. Daily mirror needs to apologise to the people of Jaffna. Although, it is a beggar”s belief.

    • 7
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      Ken Robert————–“Daily mirror needs to apologise to the people of Jaffna. ” ————-You are not kidding, are you? Tamils/Sinhalese do not make mistakes therefore they do not have to apologise to anyone. Since you have been away from this island too long you have completely forgotten their culture. It is only appropriate if you apologise to Daily Mirror for your error?

    • 8
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      “I wonder what are the motives of these journalists !”
      Satisfying their base of bigots. This is not an uncommon thing, just look at the unwavering support for Trump.

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    “It is an issue, but not a major issue”…..How cool…… Not sure ” Who is not willing to give Blood to Whom “…. But there is a ray of hope for reconciliation between the Low Casties and the High Casties , if Dr Sathiyamoorthy has to do Blood Transfusions……….. Because when the TNA get their Federal Homeland…. our Dalit boys in the Army won’t be there …… …….But Suren Surendran may arrange Frozen Stuff from the Diaspora to come direct to Palalay with the permission of the Hindians of course…….

    • 9
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      Most probably K A S wrote the article and Daily Crap published it without checking as it normally does to earn brownie points from the gallery of screaming bigots.

    • 8
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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera ———-Where is Bandual Jayasekera? Is he the new spin doctor now?

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        NV, that fellow was the racist spin doctor in Canada for the Mahinda government. Then he went to the U.S., then off to Australia. While he was in the U.S., this hoodlum tried to sexually attack a colleague and she complained. Then he was removed from his post and found to be missing for a while. Then he popped his ugly head somewhere in Australia. Right now he has gone quiet again.

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          Tamil from the north——————- I am aware of him. He is in Sri Lanka now and popping in and out of media rooms now and again. By the way he has a column in the Island. KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera must be closely related to him only by looking at their typings.

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      K A Sumanasekera

      Something is radically wrong with you. You need your head checked. You must be having a frustrated childhood and frustrated married life as well to spill your hate like the way you usually do.

      Please take my advise and without spoiling your remaining life get your head checked. See a psychiatrist / psychologist. Accept there is something wrong with you without blaming everything on others and that is the first step to make a progress, otherwise you are doomed being stuck in the deep hell hole.

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  • 2
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    Even after constantly presenting articles and opinions on caste related issues without exercising your moral right to journalistic oversight, Colombo Telegraph is taking a moral high ground! CT, you have the authority to screen what is presented on CT, be it articles or opinions. After providing a ready platform for uncouth views how do you reconcile publishing this article. My sympathies are with Hospital Director Dr. T. Sathiyamoorthy.

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    Will Daily News publish that caste and religious issues prevents non Govigamma and non Buddhist Sinhalese from becoming heads of state or leaders of the Sinhalese. Only GOvigamma Buddhists are allowed to be leaders of the Sinhalese. Even Christian Govigamma like the Bandarnaicke’s and Jayawardene had to convert to Buddhism to become leaders of the Sinhalese. Low caste Premadasa was an aberration and he was bumped off, by the upper castes and the blame conveniently laid on the LTTE.
    Tamils on the other hand will accept a non Hindus like Chelvanayagam or members of lower castes like Pirapakarn as their leaders. Will Daily news also publish the fact that certain Buddhist orders in Sri Lanka will only ordain only the upper caste Govigamma as Buddhist monks or nuns and the lower castes had to start their own orders to be ordained as monks and their own Buddhist temples. The answer is no. It will never publish this but will keep on publishing its anti Tamil venom and lies

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      Caste issues in Sinhalese is a result of association with bad people with bad customs like Tamils. It is from the Tamil society that we got this caste issue. Tamils will vote for any Hindu or Christian as long as he targets and attacks the Sinhala people with racist vitriol. When the high caste Vellalas wanted to safeguard their hegemony, they found tamil racism as the best tool. What we as a nation went through was the logical conclusion of that political project.

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        Sachooooooo at least you learnt something. I thought all these days you were completely stupid. Good, I will give you 1/100 marks for learning one thing. Clever boy!!!!

        What else can we teach you. You don’t have the capacity of learning, so I am wondering what we Tamils can teach you. Don’t you have any educated Sinhalese friends who can help you? There are thousands of educated folks among the Sinhalese, can’t they be charitable with you?

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    Sri Lanka Army are the NUMBER ONE HUMANE ARMY in the world. While So called developed first world countries’ forces hunt their enemies down and kick their butt, Sri Lankan forces gave their blood to injured and daily food even to their enemies. Sri Lankan forces are advised to be caste sensitive of Tamils. When Army captured invading terrorists , different castes were kept separately. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————- The true reason that the government is struggling to settle Homeless Tamils people in Northern provinces is because of their deadly Tamil Casteism. Nandikadal Prabakaran fought a caste war, read Thamilini’s book for more information. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

    Casteism is still BIG problem among Tamils in Sri Lanka. There are several incidents at Tamil medium schools that low caste and poor Tamil children have been made to sit at the back of class room or if there are limited chairs, low caste poor Tamil children have to sit on bare floor. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————- As we Know Tamil problem is all about Tamil casteism. Chelvanayagam ‘s bosses were then Tamil Nadu politicians, he traveled regular to Madras ( now Chennai) on airplane in order to seek advises to help Tamil Nadu politicians to annex Sri Lanka as part of Tamil Nadu. On one of Chelvanayagam’s travels to Nadu, he was served by LOW CASTE TAMIL AIR HOSTESS, he thought this was done deliberately to belittle him by the airline, was deeply offended by this and went straight in to the pilot’s cockpit and complained. There are so many stories of Chelvanayagam’s antiques.

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    Sri Lanka Army, the NUMBER ONE HUMANE ARMY donate blood regularly. So whatever Tamils’ caste, they must not have any issue regarding blood shortage.

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      Johnny the stupid baby ————-Will you now give us some genuine statistic from hospitals around the island as to the proportion of Army blood donation as opposed to to civilian share? —————————————————————————————————————————-As the history has evidenced the armed forces have been notorious for shedding rivers of blood from 1971 to 2015, in various parts of this island. …………… Have a glass of boiled milk and go to bed and let Grandad HLD M read you a Dutta Gamani story.

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        Native, —What’s wrong with you?????????????? Do you want terrorists to have their own way?????? If anyone is violent towards others, then they must expect the same in return.

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    People were scolding only HLD Mahindapala for talking about Tamil castes. Now, they bash DailyNews for talking about Tamil Caste problem in related to blood transfusion. But, when it comes to many things such as selecting the TNA leader, University professors, conducting caste-conscious criminal trials (high caste raping & killing low caste girls) in Jaffna or in colombo, those cases go unnoticed. At least, the Medical director has admitted that the caste problem also is a factor in deciding the stocks of blood for transfusion. Why no one accepts it.

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    Shoot the messenger , bury your head in the sand and the caste problem in the North will surely go away .

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      What caste problem? It is the same as the south. It is only an issue when it comes to marriage and nowadays even this is now becoming a non issue, thanks to the LTTE. As for the south just look at the matrimonial columns , all upper caste Govigamma only request partners from the same caste or higher. It is Sinhalese people belonging to the very low castes or with a scandal or something to hide in their families , state caste is not an issue, as they cannot go lower than their current status. 99% of the upper caste Sinhalese both Buddhist and Christians want only grooms and brides from upper caste families. Also look how all Sinhalese political parties select candidates for elections . On a caste and religious basis. The candidate must belong to predominant caste and religion of the Sinhalese population residing in that electorate. Once an eminent Catholic Salagama candidate was not chosen to contest the Negombo seat, as this was a Catholic Sinhalese Karawa electorate and the population will not elect someone belonging to the Salagama caste. He was told to wait fora suitable opening for the Katana electorate that was high Salagama population. This sort of caste and religious nonsense is not found in Tamil electorates. Whom are they trying to fool. The mainstream Colombo based media is highly biased against Tamils

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      The Oracle———————-“bury your head in the sand and the caste problem in the North will surely go away .”—————————————————————————————————————————————–Surely these headlines are necessary for the crooks, war criminals, ………, …………… to keep them away from focus. You need to pull your head wherever it is to see, hear, smell, taste …………..evil around you.

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    Wow!! Suddenly there is something that the Tamils say they don’t lack!!! LMAO

    This journalist from Daily Mirror’s Yohan Perera seems to have been caught red handed twisting and lying. The doctor should take him to courts and sue him. Lying journalists should not be allowed to publish their crap. But then we won’t have any journalists left and no crap to read ….. Today’s journalists are more corrupt than politicians. Name me one good journalist from Sri Lanka. There is absolutely no one. Some write bogus stories like this or some other rumour and they think that is reporting the truth.

    That said, I think the Tamils do really have a problem with castes. That is not be denied but addressed in the proper way and solved. Presently I don’t think the lowest castes in Jaffna are even allowed into the hospitals. What the higher castes fear is not what this journalist has said, but the higher castes fear that they might get lower caste people’s blood. Until quite recently the lower castes were not even allowed to go to school or sit in the buses or enter temples. Temple entry is still forbidden to low castes. Even in the IDP camps it was a huge problem, that the higher caste Tamils did not want to drink water from the same container as the lower castes. Resettlement of Tamils was also extra difficult, because the higher castes didn’t let the lower castes use the same wells.

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      Punchi Point —————–Could you name one journalist with integrity, two intellectuals with honesty, ………………………………………………………………

  • 1
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    Tamils are feeling angry with an allegedly false news in media….LOL..then how should the sinhala people feel when lies are spread by the media attacking Sri Lanka and Sinhala people? Have patience racists!

  • 3
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    Is anything good happening in this country, it’s becoming a total screw up, the police, the judiciary, the media, all screwed up. very close to becoming a failed state!

  • 3
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    Screw one community, then another community, when will this ever stop, Is anything good happening in this country, it’s becoming a total screw up, the police, the judiciary, the media, all screwed up. very close to becoming a failed state!

  • 4
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    People are matured and know how to sift through news and absorb only the facts and not fiction.It was obvious that the story was a lie . If Mirror said that the high class people refused to accept blood transfusions it would have carried some credibility as they don’t know from where it came from. In recent times journalists have lost their credibility as evidenced from the election results in Srilanka and USA. Although the entire government controlled media campaigned for MR he lost and in USA 90% of the opinion polls said Hillary will win she lost badly. About the journalists let us say ” So they say let them say what they say.” Like the proverbial Swan given milk mixed with water it will only drink milk. People are smarter than the journalists.

  • 2
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    1.was there a blood shortage in jaffna?

    2.If there was did sathyamoorthy give the reasons for this.Just saying it has nothing to do with caste is not enough.We must know then what is the reason for the shortage,because the army is coming and giving blood which is unusual because usually they are bloodletting not giving.

    3.was this a quid pro quo for sampanthan distributing flood relief for the south?Now we have cancelled each others help and can get back to fighting each other politically.

    4.am i being cynical?If sinhalese and tamils really turn a new leaf i am happy,but if it is just a political stunts then i am unhappy.

    5.let us hope for the best,not the worst.let us be optimistic,not pessimisstic.Both sides have done a good turn to each other and hopefully it will continue in the future.

  • 4
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    What has giving blood got to do with caste race or ethnicity? If he had receiving or getting blood was an issue for the higher castes, as they were not sure from where the blood came from , it would have been more believable. Nowadays other than some mad caste /race fanatic most sick people low or high caste do not care where the blood comes from or if they need a transplant , where it comes from or who donates it. They are just grateful it happened. This man and many other Sinhalese fanatics behind him are deliberately trying to divide and defame the Tamils. The caste issue is the same for the Tamils as it is for the Sinhalese not more or not less. No one is discriminated on the basis of caste in the field of employment education temple entry or in society . Now it only becomes an issue during marriage and unlike in India , even in Tamil rural areas no one resorts to violence if some one from a lower caste marries a member of the upper case. It has become a non issue. Only Sinhalese racists who them selves follow caste and Sinhalese racists rags like the Lanka Web are trying to make it an issue amongst the Tamils. By posting all this lies, even the good deed that some members of the Sinhalese armed forces did in the north by donating their blood, is no more but people are suspicious that this was done deliberately for propaganda and to defame the Tamils

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    Typical crap by the CT. The soldiers should not donate blood in the north to preserve the purity of Buddhists blood.

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    It is bad blood and not ink that is circulating in
    the veins of some of those jaunty journos at the DAILY ERROR.

    Otherwise they will not think of publishing
    such inflammatory remarks to rouse racial hatred
    and promote ill feelings.

    Every other day it is a newspaper that thrills in
    yellow journalism. There is gossip from the front
    page to the sports page or just before it.

    Is this serious journalism? Or are they ventures
    in which money is spent to promote gossip and
    not news reporting

  • 3
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    Consideration of caste as an issue crops up at most in arranged marriages and NO MORE. Sinhalese must touch their hearts and deny that this does not happen in arranged marriages. Charlatans like HLD Mahindapala have persuaded some suckers that Sinhalese are “enlightened” and it is sad to find some commenters showing their ignorance. It has now gotten into “The Daily Mirror” now. The Lankan Army is well known for planting news. At one stage they used to surround a remote hut, shoot down the occupants and hide behind the word “Terrorism”. Have they ever denied “White Vans”? The caste & blood donation story clearly is fake fake fake. The “fake news” epidemic has started and is as dangerous that “hate speech”. The next Daily Mirror correspondent Yohan Perera’s canard might well be in the post!

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    Daily Mirror, and many other Sri Lankan news papers are not worth the papers printed on. I have seen and read all of them, they all are doing dirty and cheap journalism, none of their editors or journalists have two cents worth of anayalitical mind or senses to distinguish good or bad for the country or the people. They all have their corrupt and dirty agendas to destroy the country and the people for their selfish greed. The duty of the fourth estate is to protect the country and build good will among the masses where as in Sri Lanka they are doing the opposite.

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    I cannot find any mention about the army’s involvement in the false newspaper article by Yohan Perera in the Daily Mirror. What is mentioned in the Daily Mirror is that the doctor has said “Currently we obtain blood from Anuradhapura Hospital or from Colombo whenever an urgent need arises”. It does NOT say that the army has donated blood or anything of that nature.

    Can it be that this is also another twisted version of what really happened with addition of the falsehoods by ‘journalists’, this time by ‘journalists’ at Colombo Telegraph or whoever first wrote this and published here?

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