14 December, 2017

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Sri Lankan Govt. Periodically Blocked Colombo Telegraph: US Human Rights Report

The Sri Lankan Government periodically blocked access to the Colombo Telegraph website as well as several Tamil news websites including the pro-LTTE Tamilnet, a US State Department report on Sri Lanka’s human rights situation in 2013 said.

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    I’m sure the Pro Rajapaksa crowd will come up with some reason why this article has it all wrong.

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      No. No. This shows the goverment is also doing some useful things demanded by 99% of the country’s population.

      Isn’t that good?

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      I am in SL and noticed some internet providers block the Colombotelegraph site.

      They are doing this by blocking from DNS servers. By configuring your computer to use Google DNS you can make your computer to access Colombotelgraph. I did it and browsing Colombotelegraph.

      Google DNS site IP address are 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4.

      If you want step by step instruction to change the DNS to google DNS please follow this link.

      http://www.howtogeek.com/164981/how-to-switch-to-opendns-or-google-dns-to-speed-up-web-browsing/

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    Grouped with porn and terrorist propaganda sites? Oh dear what a shame !

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      If CT is grouped with terrorist propaganda and porn, then why are you commenting on it off the cuff? LOL

      Are you titillated by CT??

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      Are you Rajkattapal Abeynayake or are you writing on his behalf??

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      GOSL’s grouping is pretty worthless.

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      Better than hanging around Negamobo beach SSSrama

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    lmao .. self important nit wits

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    If the Colombo Telegraph is happy to be equated with sites like the ‘TamilNet’ then I cannot fault the government as the latter are nothing but part of the LTTE propaganda machine. Let us hope that the Telegraph is different and criticise the government when necessary and praise them if and when that’s the proper response. Let us not take lessons from the US.

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      Who are you claiming is equating CT to Tamilnet?

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    This government will allow who is a puppet of this politician supporter allow all rubbish news to publish. who tells truth and trust never get chance. This is Lanka Media.

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      Your English has no sequence of tense! Are you A.H.M. Asswar’s (M.P. and self-proclaimed journalist) brother?

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    CT has blocked some of my comments on political points. I am not complaining I grin and bear it!
    So, CT it is your turn now!

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      Yours have been not in compliant with CT guidelines.. latter is clear to many on this forum. SO you cant expect more from CT so long you respect them as we all do.

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        Leela,
        Good that you reminded me. May be GOSL also has such guidelines. Or are you saying GOSL can’t have guidelines like CT???

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          CT has guidelines for THEIR site.

          GOSL is restricting access to the internet, and last time I checked GOSL does not own the internet.

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            Are you a moron? Sri Lanka does own the internet inside that country. Otherwise, how can they block CT. Any country can close down or selectively block their internet as they wish. Even the US block certain internet sites that they think is a security risk.

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              This guy is an idiot, a MARA apologist, don’t try to be smart here man. If so, why don’t GOSL admitted it? Look at the MARA’s tweets you [Edited out] ? Grow up idiot.

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                Anusha,
                I am not talking about MR’s tweet and I don’t care about what he tweets. I am talking about managing the internet by governments.
                Looks like I am dealing with a bunch of morons here!

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              The servers for the blocked sites are not situated in Sri lanka.

              If you are going to claim Sri Lanka owns the internet, then what exactly does Dialog and Etisalat own; they aren’t state apparatuses you know.

              If Sri Lanka owns the internet within Sri Lanka, wouldn’t that be the public? So who gave Rajapaksa authority to block the net. Being the elected leader does not give Rajapaksa the right to infringe upon democrasy or make any law they wish . Did Rajapaksa consult with the populace,civil society, the courts and the opposition before they ordered these sites be blocked ?

              Those other countries who engage in blocking Net access are also considered authoritarian countries , partly because they restrict a free press.

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                palms,
                Why don’t you also ask who gave the authority for MR to annihilate the LTTE terror group?
                Your comments show your intellectual capacity. Why don’t you stop posting here (or anywhere)?
                Sad….I am dealing with a bunch of morons here!

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          What are those guidelines? We can see CT guidelines are published here. But where are the GOSL guidelines?

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            Anusha,
            Don’t ask me. Ask the GOSL. They can decide what is a security risk for the country. Do you think the US, UK governments have published guidelines when they block sites? what CT censored is
            [Edited out]

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      My observation of CT is that they allow a wide range of viewpoints but they censor those that are nothing but swears . CT even allows Fathima F, who constantly gloats about Tamil deaths and wishes genocide on Tamils, so CT is pretty liberal with its censorship policy.

      If CT had no censor policy, this forum could be innundated with people spamming adverts, so should they allow that too.

      The difference between CT and GOSL is that CT only applies a censor policy to their site, they are not restricting speech or access to the internet or other sites.

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        Palm,
        Why do you pollute the internet with this kind of garbage statements?

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      [Edited out]

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    You like to dish it out but can’t take it, huh.

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    Follow the US style of journalism.

    US journalists don’t like to call G.Bush as a criminal and liar for the wrong doings in Iraq where more than 500,000 widows are created after the US invasion.

    Because they respect a person who is a criminal or not, elected by the people of their nation.

    When J.R.Jayawardene closed all the opposition press, these US based donkeys kept silence.

    If CT like to promote US policies which are against the interest and welfare of Sri lankans, CT has no option but to accept the ban!

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    Even CT accepts that Sri Lankan govt should certain things published by CT.

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