6 July, 2022

Blog

Sinhala Extremists Hijack Daily Mirror Newspaper On Aluthgama Riots

The Daily Mirror newspaper edited by Champika Liyanarachchi which failed to report on the anti Muslim violence in the Aluthgama area for the past five days published a series of pictures in its newspaper today of Sinhala homes that had been damaged in the violence on Sunday.

Champika Liyanarachchi

Champika Liyanarachchi

The newspaper editors had claimed the under reporting of the religious riots in the south were born of a desire to refrain from inflaming communal tensions further in the light of the incidents, sources within the Daily Mirror Editorial told Colombo Telegraph.

However it published a series of photographs of Sinhala families whose homes had been damaged in the riots while JHU Minister Champika Ranawaka was on a visit to a Sinhala settlement in the Dharga Town area in its Saturday edition.

“It has exposed our prejudice. We are standing for aggressors of minorities we will stand up for the majority community but never ever for the minorities” a journalist at Daily Mirror told Colombo Telegraph.

The journalists said that it was a grave miscarriage of justice to fail to report on the fate of Muslims while attempting to portray the victimisation of the Sinhala community alone.

“We could have balanced it and written about it but we just stayed silent” the reporters said.

The newspaper has come into serious criticism for its failure to effectively report on the anti Muslim violence the past week. It has also condemned the social media users for updating about the violence on their private networks. The Daily Mirror position on social media has been no different to that of the state media newspaper Daily News which called Twitter users ‘vultures‘ for their reports on the issues in Aluthgama.

Saturday’s report and pictures of Sinhala settlements attacked were published under the title US creating another Taliban in Sri Lanka – words of JHU Minister Ranawaka who claimed the US was not taking a stronger stance on Muslim extremists operating in Sri Lanka.

Liyanarachi is alleged to be on intimate terms with the JHU minister Champika Ranawaka.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 12
    1

    Sad that Daily Mirror has been reduced to this but on the bright side Chamipka is such a lovely lass to look unlike that fellow Rajpal and his contorted expressions!

    or listening to mumbo jumbo from coolies like K A Sumansekera (LEELA)

    • 8
      0

      Peace Lover

      “or listening to mumbo jumbo from coolies like K A Sumansekera (LEELA”

      Mind your language, K A Sumansekera is a Sinhala/Buddhist Vellala and never worked as a coolie nor will he in the future.

      His partner who is in Middle East has always looked after him.

      He is a kept man. Lucky chap.

      • 2
        0

        Native, nor will he (K.A.R.I.Sumana) admit that this woman in the picture is Bum-Chumpuka’s keep.
        What’s the bet?

        • 1
          0

          CT Editors – many thanks for exposing the Daily Mirror as the Rajapaksa Rag that is!

          The Sunday Times also only had pictures of Pathala Champika’s visit to Sinhala homes and not a single pic. of the destruction of Muslims’ homes.

          The media is largely the reason for the Total IGNORANCE, RACISM, ARROGANCE and PARANOID Buddhist nationalism of the majority of SInhala Modyas who are in love with themselves and the Jarapassa regime…

      • 0
        0

        now im getting jealous of K A Sumansekera as he is a kept man,so tell me if I also get Sinhala Buddhist Wellala chick can I send her to the middle east and have an easy life like K A Sumanasekera?

      • 2
        2

        Dear Native,

        There are thousands of non Vellla women who clean toilets, sweep shopping centre floors, and make beds in Hotels for the love of the Dollar whilst Vellalaa spouses stay home and watch soapies.

        It is nothing different to what thousands of our poor Sinhala and Muslim sisters do in the Middle East.

        But there is one significant difference between the two categories.

        Sinhala and Muslim poor have and are sending their hard earned Ryals to feed their loved ones, send them to School and even Uni and build shelters to house them with a proper toilet and a proper batth room.

        This has lifted the poor rural villagers from absolute poverty to a reasonable level of living ,with a decent meal, proper schooling and even proper jobs over the last 30 years.

        In contrst what have the non Vellalas who poured in their hard earned Dollars in to the LTTE collection Tins which the activists were carrying from house to house.

        Of course you may present these activists as the current GFT and the TNGTE, which are formidable organizations in the West, according what we read here.

        But their inhabitant cousins, lost a whole generation of youth, produced 80,000 War Widows ( TNA stats) and 300,000 captives.

        And non Vellals evidently still are landless as same as before Prabakaran.

        Temples are still under apartheid and the dalits getting marriage proposals from Wellawatta is a near imposibility.

        Please go through that valuable article again from one your own ( perhaps non vellala) ” Vellala and the Untouchables”.

    • 2
      0

      Lies and Pacha by champika Pachawaka,

      Whitewash, Distract from Alutgama State Terrorism.

      http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/48702-us-creating-a-taliban-in-sri-lanka-champika.html

      “The US is repeating the mistakes it made in Afghanistan by distorting the Aluthgama incidents and very soon will suffer dire consequences. By nurturing and fostering militant Muslim groups against a democratically elected government instead of helping to hunt down the militant elements within the Muslim community, the US has only strengthened the global Taliban movement,” said the minister who is also the General Secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU).”

      “He said there was a conspiracy behind attempts at taking this matter to an international forum without resolving it at Pathirajagoda in Dharga Town where the incidents began.”

      Facts are as given Below:

      4. Rumors were spread saying that a Monk was killed by Muslims. So clearly, this was planned. Besides, the BBS and Gotanaya Rajsapaksa, who knew of the plan?

      5. “It was not, let us repeat, not a peaceful procession”

      Yes it was not a peaceful procession. They were looking for trouble. Initial Attack by BBS and other Terrorists looking for a fight in Aluthgama.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ylqbhDDx6w

      6.. One can see the BBS thugs were protected by police and the people in the procession stated firing or the police stated firing.

      7. “If there was convoluted justification of last Sunday’s violence and if justification spurred further violence the blame falls squarely on the IGP for making the following (irresponsible) statement: ‘Three Muslims in a trishaw assaulted the driver and the Buddhist monk. The Buddhist monk was in hospital receiving treatment for two days and then discharged. He was to be taken to the temple in a procession when the incident occurred.’”

    • 4
      0

      @Peace Lover
      “……………..is such a lovely lass to look “.

      Heh, heh; High time you visited SPECSAVERS, buddy.

      • 3
        0

        @Oombudy Boombuddy

        Our srilankan men are so hard-up, they’ll even put lipstick on a pig and say she is loverly.

  • 10
    1

    From what i know this women has an infatuation on Minister Champika Ranawaka. In fact Chamipaka Ranawaka has also mentioned it to some key persons. This is a well know story. Since she has crossed all the lines i hope the owners of Daily Mirror will intervene and take corrective action by replacing her.

    This is the time we need great journalist like Lasantha Wickremathunga.

    The Editor of Daily Mirror also did not cover many issues pertaining to removing the Chief Justice Shiranee Bandarnayake.

  • 6
    0

    And to think that I actually buy these two ‘dailies’! The Daily News unfortunately has the most comprehensive list of obituaries, which I have to read but I always skip the editorial-ugh! The Daily Mirror is now off my list.

    • 2
      0

      Why do you study the obituaries on a daily basis? If the ones you really want to go go, it can only be with a big bang which you won’t miss!

  • 6
    0

    The Aluthgama Drama is getting tantalizing, just like the alluring lady in the photograph. Inshallah in the first week of the New Year 2015 when the drama is concluded I hope to meet with her and celebrate the orgasmic conclusion.

    In the meantime please permit me to give for the benefit of CT readers sneak peeks into the next few and final episode of the drama.

    Imagine the Gota Military Establishment financing a presence in Sri Lanka for “bleeding heart” Muslim extremists from Afghanistan.

    Several minor dramas are arranged in their name for some three months killing a few innocent Sinhala Buddhist children and pregnant women for maximum publicity.

    Towards the end of the third month, Bebadu Sara and the Gang start wreaking havoc on Rajapakse targets, claiming the Taliban were responsible.

    Suppose a Rajapaksa family dinner is bombed to smithereens. Mahinda & Namal are despatched to kingdom come. Evil Gota can then tell the US Government – “see, we told you, and you thought we were the enemy”.

    Can you imagine how many birds he will be killing with one stone, including installing himself as Military dictator of Sri Lanka?

    All his efforts will be crowned by a huge celebratory Christmas Lunch 2014 hosted by Gota the Nasty at Temple Trees for the US Secretary of State and the entire US Military Establishment with US warships in attendance at Trinco and Colombo Ports. Ha Ha. Sri Lanka becomes a US Military Base controlling the whole of South East Asia.

    Hail the US Citizens United Inc.

    • 5
      0

      “Suppose a Rajapaksa family dinner is bombed to smithereens. Mahinda & Namal are despatched to kingdom come. Evil Gota can then tell the US Government – “see, we told you, and you thought we were the enemy”. Can you imagine how many birds he will be killing with one stone, including installing himself as Military dictator of Sri Lanka? All his efforts will be crowned by a huge celebratory Christmas Lunch 2014 hosted by Gota the Nasty at Temple Trees for the US Secretary of State and the entire US Military Establishment with US warships in attendance at Trinco and Colombo Ports. Ha Ha. Sri Lanka becomes a US Military Base controlling the whole of South East Asia.”

      Talibsthan ,

      You portend ominous and probable.

  • 3
    0

    Wow! Alluring Editor and her Newspaper Hijacked?
    JHU leadership seems to be lacking of basic Buddhist principles.
    Is it Greed? Or is it Lunacy?
    Do PCR, UG, GAG have similar aims and ideals?

  • 5
    0

    Time to boycott Mirror.

  • 6
    0

    This Liyanarachchi is having an affair with the JHU racist terrorist Champika. She is doing the dirty work of JHU here. This whole episode is a carefully planned and executed conspiracy against the Muslims. The aim of the regime is to arouse nationalistic sentiments in the Sinhala Buddhists for their survival. The President’s Bolivia trip, the monk’s fiasco with 2/3 Muslim youths, police complain and non-action by the police, resultant agitation against the police, BBS rally, synchronous attacks on several Muslim targets are all well planned executions. The attack on the Sinhala houses is the kingpin of this whole fiasco culminating by the visit of Champika and another of JHU of the Sinhala victims with the finishing touches being done by the Liyanarachchi racist lady through her newspaper. Now it is their hope that the majority Sinhalese would buy their story and begin to hate Muslims and gradually build the flame to an internecine warfare where Rajapakshas would be the saviors of the nation and religion. These sick [Edited out] Rajapakshas must be hauled before an International War Crimes Tribunal, tried and executed. That is the only way this problem can be solved.

  • 4
    0

    Gota wants to be king, its like in the Lion king story.So Gota get rid iof his brother,son runs to India or to US and after some time comes to defeat the Killer of his father

    • 0
      0

      The scenario Jehan envisages may take place. In fact, that looks like the wish of most people. But the return of the son to avenge the father, like in ancient days won’t happen. The son is more hated than the father – during a much shorter span in public life.

      Hooker

  • 4
    0

    When dawn is about to break, it will bring out better and better games – in Sanhala please. The Muslims of Sri Lanka really don’t care who says what anymore, since hey know there will be no respite for them in terms of justice and fair-play from this racist government. They are just resigned to their fate.

  • 3
    0

    D.M.has gone for dogs.There’s no difference from that rag D.N.They should take tution from great Indian Editors. Demart.

  • 4
    0

    This woman Champika Liyanaarachchi was once threatened by Gota with death for reporting news that he did not like. Then when Ranil wanted her to come out with the truth in public, she declined and went on to accuse Ranil of trying to interfere with the media. This woman is no different to Renuka [Edited out] with Political stalwarts for personal gain. I believe all these women can be stationed at the Hambanthota Port to draw the ships and nothing is too big for any of them. Therefore Champika Ranawaka will [Edited out]

    • 4
      0

      gamini

      Do you remember Reggie Michael the no nonsense fearless former editor of Daily Mirror?

      Please give us a brief introduction to his hard hitting editorials (mostly edited out by censures) during the JVP’s first uprising in the early 1970s.

      • 2
        0

        Native,

        Not only Editors of yore were people of stature, but every Public servant had self respect and courage then. But alas! the learned of today are a shameless breed with no self respect and shame. Absolutely servile and are lackeys of the system. Although we feel uncomfortable, I presume they are quite comfortable with each other coming from the same background.

  • 5
    0

    The comments appearing in Daily Mirror are just few sentences. I wonder whether these are created by the Daily Mirror itself. All those comments are published bogey names.

  • 5
    0

    Well Done CT for courageously exposing this woman who infact played a drama on World Press Freedom Day trying to uphold the journalistic standards..With this Editor on top of d hierarchy its now high time the masses quit buying this paper and bought Daily FT instead where atleaat you get to read Dharisha’s & Ashwin’s outstanding expose!

  • 3
    0

    wonder whether champika writes the editorials for while she is busy [Edited out]? Especially the recent editorial that blamed social media for revealing what MSM couldnt!

  • 2
    0

    wonder whether champika writes the editorials of DM while she [Edited out]? Especially the recent editorial that blamed social media for revealing what MSM couldnt!

  • 6
    0

    on a lighter note… imagine she is getting married to Champika of JHU.. the wedding invitation would read..Champika WEDS Champika.. nice.. and I, for one might think ..a lesbo scenario is going on… and for the 1st time a gay marriage is taking place in SL….

    • 1
      0

      JHU-BBS

      “on a lighter note… imagine she is getting married to Champika of JHU.. the wedding invitation would read..Champika WEDS Champika..”

      Can’t she marry a better guy… the average guy off the street will be better than Chanpika Boruwaka…

      Champika Ranawaka Is Conning

      But Champika ia Para-sinhala, in the Land of Native Veddah, and he came from South India and the DNA in his body confirms that.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/champika-ranawaka-is-conning/

      “I said at the beginning that Champika Ranawaka fails to deliver in the end. This is because all he does is to create fear among Sinhalese and create aversion. The hard fact is that the existence of the Tamil and Muslim communities is established and cannot be reversed even if we desire to commonsense would demand that these three ethnic groups live together and build up harmonious relationships settling their issues amicably. Leaders like Champika Ranawaka should work toward such an end. There is no other way for the Sinhala and for Sri Lanka. Champika’s rhetoric only suggests that the Sinhala must push out or obliterate the other minority communities. In the immediate post 1956 years we saw racist-thinking rabble rousers try that and Sri Lankans have experienced what all that process led to. Prey, do you offer a better way of elimination, Champika?”

  • 8
    0

    WARNING !!!!!

    THOSE OF YOU, WHO COMMENT ON DAILY MIRROR ..BEWARE… THEY HAVE A SECURITY CODE AND ONE’S IP ADDRESS CAN BE TRACED… A WHITE VAN MAY VISIT… IF U WANNA COMMENT ..USE A PROXY SITE TO HIDE UR IP ADDRESS… I AM ACCESSING THIS FROM SL USING A PROXY SITE COZ CT IS BANNED IN SL…

    • 0
      0

      But I guess if your on a dial up connection then they cant trace it or can they?

      can a techie explain

      btw,DM does not publish comments (most of what we write)

      • 0
        0

        I am not a techie, but I know, whether its a dial up or a cable the ISP (Internet Service Provider)can trace each and everyone’s IP. Unless one uses a proxy server…

        Most of my comments dont get published either even though I dont use profanity…

        • 0
          0

          Why ISP the publisher of CT does know where it comes from as the online real database is programmed to show. CT has never denied it but confirmed it to a commentator who was masquerading that he was at Lanka while in the UK.
          Going piggyback on another persons wireless connection is privacy and moving to other wirelesses gives it dynamic privacy of location.

  • 2
    0

    We saw a stark change in Daily Mirror reporting soon after the Aluthgama communal riots.

    We feel that a strong signal could have came from top to curb all Daily Mirror reporting soon after Aluthgama massacre, loot and riots and Champika Liyanarachchi would have made helpless by the ruling party. She has lost her wings now.

    Now Daily Mirror has fallen to the low grade of “Daily News” another Rajapakse propaganda machinery.

    Soon the readership of Daily Mirror would fall dramatically.

    Now Daily Mirror has become Rajapakse cum Patali Mirror.

    When we readers will enjoy some great news articles. Not under this regime.

    Thank you CT for bringing us great newsletters. Please keep us informed.

  • 0
    0

    Daily Mirror should do an article on how many mosques in Sri Lanka are funded with Saudi money. Like the saying goes, a city never sleeps, neither does the Ummah!

  • 0
    0

    Another Rajapakshe stooge exposed !

  • 0
    0

    @gopal
    I need to see the obits. in case I miss my own!

  • 0
    0

    This is typical shoot the messenger attitude.

    When you can’t face the truth kill the journalist who says the truth!!

    What a foolish mentality.

  • 1
    0

    Sri Lanka knows the editors connection to JHU and its unofficial leader Champika. The champikaa-champika nexus. So, it is no surprise that she writes this way. What I cannot fathom is, Where is Upali Wijewardene and family, WHY ARE THEY SILENT? WHY is their business hijacked by JHU

    • 0
      0

      Yes its been hijacked… well Upali’s wife got married to A welgama, the transport Business owners. of whom 1 son is Kumar Welgama.. Minister in the UPFA ..

      • 0
        0

        “2 well Upali’s `wife` got married””

        Ha ha outlaws unite!

  • 0
    0

    I used to read DM online in a daily basis on a mobile device and after this incident, thought of never read from now on.

    Shame on Wijeyra Group and this is a dirty game.
    isnt the Wijeya boss, Wijewardanas son a UNP MP? all these guys doing double games.

  • 1
    0

    ” Champika Liyanarchi is alleged to be on intimate terms with JHU minister Champika Ranawaka ” says the last paragraph of the article ,which incidentally has just one sentence. This triggers many naughty ideas in our dirty minds ! !

    Champikaa is reportedly on “intimate ” with the minister.Then it’s quite natural of her to toe his line since many ideas , beside fluid , can flow in bed.Come on guys please give them a chance to do that for they are obviously enjoying it.As to whether the two have their own spouses or not does not matter aney.

    Champikaa the Editoress is obviously putting that voluptuous look of her’s to adulterous use and both she and the minister are very happy about it.So should not we be happy too? Ofcourse we we would be happier if we could have a peek when the two are ” intimate ” together. So Champikaa and Champaka ( see even the names match , man) please inform us the next time you meet ok?

    • 0
      0

      [Edited out]

      We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

  • 2
    0

    The other English newspaper of this group is the Daily FT. This paper is edited by a Muslim-Mr. Cassim. He was a beneficiary of a free computer given by Mahinda Rajapakse. This is only a gift given openly. We do not know what is given under covers. This is the level of journalism in Sri Lanka.

  • 2
    0

    I have been an avid reader of the Daily Mirror till I noticed a sudden change in the style of news reporting of late.No wonder the Champika lady is the new Editor, bosom pal of Champuka the BBS champ rep in the JHU. Good bye “Daily Mirror” no more letters to the Editor nor will I buy this rag sheet .This paper will soon be classed as the MR regimes propaganda crap sheet like the “Daily Noise”. I thought this was a sister paper of the Respected “Sunday Times” With a decent Editor like Ratnatunga. Gone are the days of Reggie Michael a no nonsense Editor that gave respectability to the “Daily Mirror”.Welcome “Financial Times”and its star reporters like Darisha Bastianz.that are not afraid to publish the truth.You got a new contributor

  • 1
    0

    The online edition of the Daily Mirror is the only newspaper I have been reading, because of their less biased and more balanced news reporting thus far. Alas, I notice that it is becoming pro-government biased though officially it is not under Govt. control, like the Daily News. It is also noticeable that DM is cosying upto Champika Ranawaka as the comments space has been disabled only under the article titled “US creating a Taliban Sri Lanka:Champika”. As stated in this article they only show pictures of Sinhala settlements which suffered during the riots and not the Muslim ones, which was much more severe.

  • 1
    0

    Why complain about Champika with Champika. If there is
    anyone who can bring racial amity, it is she. She
    is equally friend with Rauff Hakeem too. Both will
    confirm how great this Chumpy Kar is.

    • 1
      0

      Champika Liyanaarachchi is exposed at last. Will she also do a Kumari Cooray soon?

  • 1
    0

    I am making these comments here in response to the article titled “US crating a Taliban in Sri Lanka: Champika” appearing the Daily Mirror as I could not do so under the DM website:
    1) Champika is saying the US is trying to distort the Aluthgama incidents. Firstly, he is trying to pass the buck and secondly there is nothing to distort when the truth of what happened is plain and clear to any unbiased person.
    2) The matter had been taken to the International forum as the minorities have lost faith in the Govt. and the law enforcement mechanism and procedures here in Sri Lanka.
    3) It is not the US which is trying to create a Taliban in Sri Lanka but the bigoted and racist groups like the JHU, BBS, Sinhala Ravaya etc. who are nurturing and supporting the creation of a Sinhala Buddhist Taliban in Sri Lanka.
    3) Any “help” which he offers to resolve the issue will be only to the advantage of the racist forces.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 5 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.