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SLPP Blasts ‘Section Of The International Media’ For Misrepresenting Kandy Incidents

Chairman of the Sri Lanka PodujanaPeramuna (SLPP) Prof G.L. Peiris has taken issue with ‘sections of the international media’ for ‘amplifying and broadcasting Government propaganda’ which pins responsibility for the recent Sinhala-Muslim disturbances in Kandy on the SLPP and the Joint Opposition (JO).

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Prof Peiris has criticized Reuters and the London-based Guardian in particular in a media release (given below).  The position of the SLPP, he said, is that ‘all those responsible for the violence should be brought to book’ and that a Presidential Commission of Inquiry should be appointed to inquire into all such incidents going back to 2012.

Portrayal of the Kandy incidents in the international media

Sections of the international media have continued to amplify and broadcast the Sri Lanka government’s propaganda that the Joint Opposition or the Sri Lanka PodujanaPeramuna was responsible for the recent Sinhala-Muslim disturbances in Kandy. In a story datelined March 25. 2018, Reuters has stated that “Police and politicians backed by the country’s former strongman President MahindaRajapaksa joined anti-Muslim riots that rocked Sri Lanka’s Kandy district this month…” This article is based on allegations made against the SLPP by the Law and Order Minister and the Cabinet Spokesman. The latter is quoted as having stated that one SLPP local government representative named Samantha Perera was under investigation for ‘attacking Muslim-owned shops and mosques with stones’.

The Reuters article stated that CCTV footage shows Perera, pointing at the higher floors of a building opposite a mosque, and that according to the Cabinet Spokesman, another SLPP local government representative had been arrested for ‘setting fire to a mosque’. Samantha Perera has informed us that he had been trying to control the crowd and send them away and that there isCCTV footage to prove it. The wife of GaminiRajapakshe, (no relation of the Rajapaksas who lead the SLPP) the SLPP local councilor who has been arrested, informs us that her husband had been arrested near the Narampanawa junction about 100 to 150 meters away from the Menikhinna mosque when he was returning home from his workplace. There is an obvious attempt to frame members of the SLPP.

Even though the police Spokesman stated that he had been arrested while setting fire to a mosque, we learn that the Menikhinna mosque was never burnt but had only been attacked with stones. From the moment disturbances broke out in Ampara and Kandy, the government has been trying to lay the blame for these incidents on the SLPP. We have already issued two statements pointing out among other things that these Sinhala-Muslim disturbances which are now increasing in frequency, were first started several years ago to destabilize the Rajapaksa government and that the reason why the present government never appointed a Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the incidents that began in 2012 and culminated in the Aluthgama disturbances 2014, is because all the perpetrators are among the founders of the present government.

Despite this, the government keeps trying to pin the blame for these incidents on the SLPP, in the hope that they will be able to motivate the Muslim people to vote en masse with the present government as they did in January 2015. A section of the international media has been helping the government in its propaganda effort. Recently, the London based Guardian in an article on the Kandy incidents quoted Alan Keenan of the International Crisis group who said that this violence can be related to ‘the growing strength of the Rajapaksa led opposition’ and that these clashes were being motivated by ‘a need to look for new enemies to unite the Sinhalese and to win votes’. Despite the efforts of various interested parties, nobody in this country, particularly the Muslim community believes these stories anymore.

 When the SLPP recently held a press conference on this matter for foreign correspondents with the participation of former President MahindaRajapaksa, the AFP correspondent in Colombo wanted to know why we were having that press conference at all because nobody was holding the SLPP responsible for these incidents except for some attempts at political mud-slinging by members of the government. That in fact is the prevailing view in Sri Lanka. Our position on these incidents that have been occurring from time to time over the past several years is firstly, that all those responsible for the violence should be brought to book, and secondly that a Presidential Commission of Inquiry should be appointed to inquire into all such incidents going back to 2012.

Professor G.L.Peiris

Chairman

Sri Lanka PodujanaPeramuna

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    Chairman of the Sri Lanka PodujanaPeramuna (SLPP) Prof G.L. Peiris,

    RE: SLPP Blasts ‘Section Of The International Media’ For Misrepresenting Kandy Incidents

    Why? You do not want the Truth to be revealed?

    What about Alutgama? Amparai? 1958, 1971, 1977, 1983, 1987-89, and 2009?

    You can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all the time.

    Why not fess up and say, this is Para-Sinhala “Buddhism”, a special cult of Racist Buddhism only found in Sri Lanka, occupied by the Paras, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, Aethho-Desh.

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      We can assume that the recent violence against Muslims will sure make MARA pakse to have a hope , maybe day dream , he would accumulate the Muslims and Thamil , even more Catholics votes in next president election.
      As a result of these inhumane Sin Kele barbarism, Muslims started and will continue hate the Sillarsena regime. If UNP changes headmaster then there may be a chance for UNP . After all , all are Boodhayas. No one can be trusted as they are power greedy monsters using the name of Budhism.

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        It is our Silisena and MR goons behind this. BBS Nanasaara was in Japan with Sillysena. BBS Nanasara visited prison to see well being of Mahasona. Sillysena Visited Kandy after the riot along with Iththakande Saddatissa, Elle Gunawansa (Safron Robed thugs) All these are to discredit UNP and RW as RW was the Law and Order Minister just temporarily at that time. This is one of the points in NCM that as Law and Order Minister he failed to control the situation. No need to be a rocket scientist to know who is behind this riots.

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        Yes this could be a SLPP move to try to get the minority voters!

        But if so it exposed the extent they will go to by even turning on the citizens of our country to win in 2020!

        Hope the people don’t fall for it and end up bringing back this lot!

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      Chairman of the Sri Lanka PodujanaPeramuna (SLPP) Prof G.L. Peiris,

      RE: RE: SLPP Blasts ‘Section Of The International Media’ For Misrepresenting Kandy Incidents.

      Just curious. Why are you misrepresenting incidents? Did Buddha or Jesus taught you to lie as interpreted by the Sinhala Monks and Sinhala Priests? Mahawamsa?

      Because, you are a politician and politicians can lie?,Because the populace with the average IQ 79, cannot figure it out, especially the Para-Sinhala Buddhists as well as the other Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, Aethho-Desh?

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      Prof G.L. Peiris, your Sri Lanka PodujanaPeramuna (SLPP) are the ones guilty of inviting International Intervention by creating the riots against the Muslims to try and topple this government and force yourselves into power. Now when you get exposed don’t try and turn the story on its head…

      The whole country can see that you lot are only making the Sri Lankan situation worse!

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      Go on GLPEIRIS stop making funny faces and
      answer Amarasiri.

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    Dear CT , if you can please kindly make an article by subtitling the video and publish in article .

    ALL SRI LANKANS;
    Latest Report –
    An Investigation officer , compromises Muslim , InduTamil & Budhist , revealed the secret of death of kumarasingeh in a video released by him. He claims 03 Sin Kele Criminals caught by them and investigated . Shockingly those Sin Kele Criminals told that Kumarasinghe was murdered by injecting poison in the hospital on the 09 th day.
    . It is narrated in Thamil Language which is being investigated to catch the murderer. Then the world will come to know the Terror Face of Sin Kele Budhism.
    Listen the voice of an CID officer ;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93MiFPAh5nY

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    Hey Prof,

    What were you doing from 2012 to 2015 When your party was in power and violence was unleashed on Muslims? Mobs ruled the roost with your governments backing. Did you arrest or punish anyone?

    You have already proven your ineptitude similar to this government. For 70 years the Greens and the Blues have destroyed this country. You have no qualification to judge as the greens and the blues are a bunch of mutts who want to squeeze this country dry and let the foolish voters destroy themselves.

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    Interesting, Sri Lanka print, electronic, TV and Radio are today fronts of various political parties. Very few are acting independently in publishing news. For example Maharaja group owned TV are all against the Prime Minister, they telecast even on topics that does not relate to the PM opinion (or direct discussions) to attack him. Faraz is the worst of all. Derana web news does not allow comments from readers where the article is about Mahinda or Gotabaya Rajapakse or SLPP, they block the comments. Island on the other hand does not allow comments but all the news on the electronic media is pushing SLPP and Mahinda to the hilt. So in short SL media are bias and do not FACT CHECK. Some times they even publish two differently opposing messages on the same topic on their electronic site, as one is a lie. Unlike SL media international media publish FACT CHECKED news and very rarely they get it wrong. If its wrong they will publish the corrected version subsequently. So for GL Pieris who has lost all credibility, for example he in the recent past opposed the same constitution which he pushedto comment about international media proves that he is bias and does not have a stable mind. Its time the Government makes it compulsory for all media to FACT CHECK the news they publish and if its found to be lies then the media should be severely punished. This is not suppressing media freedom but sharing of FACTUAL NEWS.

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      Park,
      I just wanted to mention this, but you have beaten me to it!
      What is the CREDIBILITY that Prof. G.L. Pieris has?

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      Very true. SIRASA Jornos are surviving because of Ranil. They are getting paid more and more for attacking Ranil. Ada Da Rena and Kudu Hiru and Print media such as Divaina, Lakbima are very biased. Gutter Journalism.

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      The MTV has prostrated themselves quite shamelessly in front of thr President and other anti Ranil forces and today have lost most of their audience as a result. The personalised targeting of the Prime minister is so clearly evidenced, they have managed to lose .a sizeable viewership through their blatant bias. This has worked in Ranil’s favour as many who had previously no special affinity towards him are today quite sympathetic towards him. That station in particular does not know what it is to present themselves as a professional channel wedded to the truth.

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    Humans is the only species which lives on hopes. GL P is human alright- he hopes international community to accept his explanation and declare SLPP squeaky clean.
    Good luck GL P.
    PS: Why not say that the Aluthgama, Ampara through to Kandy incidents never happened?

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    LOL LOL LOL Prof, What a low life a esteem prof has become. I guess as someone here quoted before “if you sleep with fleas that what you wake up with”. An outright liar now into preaching. I am sure Karma has a special place for people like Prof and DJ to pay there dues.Professor trust me , the international media is much smarter than what you think, They are not the Lankan media who are familiar to you as cheer leaders.They will find the facts as they do with Trump/Putin or Modi.

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    In history Prof. GL Peries will be remembered as a slave of a dictator, murderer and racist. It is proven undoubtedly that Mahinda family is behind the attack on Muslims after 2009 when Mahinda was the President, Gota was the defence secretary and GL Peries was a minister. White van abduction and murder by Mahinda regime is the hallmark of Mahinda regime which includes GL Peries and Dayan Jeyatilake. You are an educated criminal who is responsible for destroying the democracy, justice and genocide of Tamils and Muslims.

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      correctly said this old scrap, never stepped into the courts for, thanks fpr those who awarded prof post..may be the same earlier batches of 100 marks rcd like namal

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    Professori Gilbiris Peiries , We trust the international media more than the SLPP. while the drama continues We also suspect Japans involvement in this conspiracy behind the riots. Patholaya , Gandasara and more demons are with SLPP. Alibaba Mara is rubbing his Gold for fortunes.
    Close to the election the third P of SLPP will become F.

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    This bloody Goo Licking Peiris has no other work than causing turmoil?

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    The incidents that began in 2012 and culminated in the Aluthgama disturbances 2014, is because all the perpetrators are among the founders of the present government.

    Why there was no action then since all the perpetrators are among the founders were with you then where the wrong doers for the disturbance saturated was with you 2014 the rooted cause.
    Many a little makes a mickle’?

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      rbh:
      You might even be winning the competition Jim softy etc. etc.for total gobbledegook. Keep up the effort and we might be able to make you Minister of Education in a future Jarapassa government.

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    The media that pointed out the role that G.L. Pieris party played in this sordid episode must be quaking in their boots, if they haven’t used his paper for the purpose that most “attimbas” do!
    However, this being the land of the setting sun, there must be citizens that believe that anyone in the west would even bother to read what these racist jackasses have to say.

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    The never-elected-to-office G L Peiris is handyman across the board to all who would use his services. He is living evidence of the educated and erudite doing the housekeeping for the rampant and devious politicians in our midst. Twisting and turning a moot point to suit the desired objective is a speciality of the man.

    His crowning glory came when as Minister of External Affairs he bowed to the wiles of the shitty ‘monitoring m p’ the execrable Sajin ‘slapper’ Vass G (who, inspite of his long and ever-growing list of indiscretions roams free in our Garden City of Asia.)
    Mindful of the bowing of G L P, is it surprising that even judges are afraid of this thug?

    On the strength of his record, why should we bother with GLP at this time? As ever, GLP is only the monkey, not the organ grinder.

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      Spring Koha

      “The never-elected-to-office G L Peiris is handyman across the board to all who would use his services.”

      Lately he has been appointed the full time child minder of Namal baby.

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    he should have served the law faculty better..joined the nazi type people for personal gains…insult to the academic community.
    -daya

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