23 September, 2020

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Sri Lanka’s State Press Launches Scathing Attack On Channel 4 Ahead Of CHOGM

Sri Lanka’s Government controlled daily has launched a scathing attack on Britain’s Channel 4, days before a crew from the broadcaster is scheduled to arrive in Colombo to cover the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting next week.

Rajpal

Calling Channel 4 reporting “tacky, lurid pants-on-fire journalism that’s not fact checked, not sourced or corroborated,” the Editor of the Daily News Rajpal Abeynayake wrote in his editorial this morning that it was “journalism on the far side of the moon.”

Calling Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma “affable” – the official has been extremely concessionary towards the Rajapaksa regime – the Daily News Editorial said Channel 4’s Jon Snow was in an ignoble hurry to trip him up during a recent interview.

“The enormity of the canard boggles the mind. These people are nothing short of criminals. John Snow if he can malign a country in this way without feeling the need to substantiate what he says with an infinitesimal jot of evidence, is obviously of a criminal mindset as the charges he makes sets him up as a direct agent for seeking to maliciously prosecute key persons in the higher echelon of the Sri Lankan Establishment,” Abeynayake writes.

Abeynayake’s newspaper which has seen an unprecedented lowering of standards since he assumed the chair said Channel 4’s journalism was “a crime against humanity”.

Abeynayake’s editorials regularly and personally vilify media personnel, rights activists and opposition members – and essentially any public persons both within and outside Sri Lanka who hold dissenting views from that of the ruling Rajapaksa regime and its media bandwagon.

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    Do you call that a scathing attack? Channel 4 and particularly Callum Macrae deserve far more attacks for undermining Sri Lanka and been on an agenda against Sri Lanka. Reporting the truth and facts are ok, it is expected of media but trying to obstruct progress of the country and willingly or unwillingly trying to reverse the hard earned peace after 30 years of misery is not.

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      @ Liberal One- Do you know why the heck they gave visa to Callum Macrae despite all his action to reverse the hard earned peace after 30 years ?

      ” Channel 4 Director of controvertial documentary ‘No Fire Zonec, Callum Macrae and his team were granted visa to enter Sri Lanka in order to cover the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka, the Secretary of the Media Ministry stated. “

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        I guess we are bound to allow media for the commonwealth, most likely foreign countries must have taken an assurance that no media will be banned.

        But that does not mean we should not counter propaganda of Callum Macrae. If you ask me government is not doing enough to counter his agenda against us.

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          Well what are you talking about? GOSL can take Channel 4 to the courts please go ahead and do it. Writing empty words here will not do anything to curb the channel 4. Go ahead mister ask MR to challenge channel 4 at the courts. Enough money is being spent with the PR firm but no guts to challenge channel 4; why?

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            This guy Rajpal Abeynayake is another idiotic Editor of the Daily News: This newsprint has lost credibility long ago: It’s a joke that he can take on a world class news media.

            It you put a mustache on his face he will look like a black Hitler!

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              what ? world class news media’
              havent you heard of world class journalist Jimmy savaille.thats is the class of BBC ND cHANNEL 4.BE AWARE THEY ARE ASFTER YOUNG TAMIL BOYS AND GIRLS

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            There are many things that we want this gov to do. That doesnt negate the fact Channel 4 is propaganda and biased. The same argument can be used by stating Channel 4 could have given the so called videos and evidence to UN instead of gaining political mileage. that is what raises questions about CH4

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              How do you know they have not given all the evidences to the UN? How did you think the Draunsman report was formulated? Get your act together for goodness sake. Last evening Channel 4 news featured 3 Uk solders executing and Afghan and showed a video clip as well. You see Channel 4 was challenged by GR and severely insulted personally by him; would you not take it as a challenge to show the world in terms of what really went on?

              Please do not be an apologist and face the reality like the LTTE supporters had to do!

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                They have not given. That is why UN never mentioned about it directly and only after CH4 come up with videos.

                I dont know how Darusman report was formulated but one thing I know Darusman has ignored obvious war crimes by LTTE and talks about 40,000 deaths with “credible allegations” but with NO credible evidence.

                So what is UN doing about those videos of Afgans being killed by Brits? Is the CH4 going to telecast them at UN? Are they going to have a resolution on it? Mind you the video is of Brits killing afgan CIVILIANS. But in SL war the videos are about killing COMBATANTS. That is a difference.

                I am hardly an apologist of MR. I am strong critic for him. MR is a thief and a thug but he is not a war criminal.

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                  You are talking absolute rubbish.Copies of all the C4 footage is with the UN. And there are many more, more revealing and more incriminating fotage available, these will never be released for public viewing, to be used as incriminating eveidence at the appropriate time.

                  Remember it took 4 years for these footage to emerge. Many more will surface.

                  The GOSL response to C4 so far has been, we dont know who took this footage, the footage is fake, the rape may have been comitted by LTTE etc etc.

                  GOSL is yet to challenge C4 in the UK courts or any other courts or for that matter none of the Rajapakse siblings have filed defamation against C4

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            I agree with you.
            Please not in Sri Lanka with our Most trustworthy Cheap Injustice presiding the the Presidents not so Supreme Court.

            levi.

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            BURNING-ISSUE,

            WHAT IF SOMEONE TOLD YOU THAT cHANNEL 4 HAS THE IDENTITIES AND FINGERPRINTS OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEM THE FILMS AND NEGATIVES ? CAN’T RISK GOING TO COURTS AGAINST THAT KIND OF WEAPON , CAN YOU ?

            AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ANY COURT [ NOT IN SRI LANKA] IN THE WORLD WILL RULE THAT THE EVIDENCE IS AUTHENTIC. WHAT WILL BE THEN SAID ?
            wE KNOW THE ANSWER !
            “INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY”

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          Well government deported two IFJ media personal from Australia last week.
          WHy can’t government have a consistent policy.
          Why are they hell bent on pleasing British CHOGM delegation?

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        May be someone is after macraes testicles for meatballs with rice and kirihodi. Giving him a visa would bring this dinner rasy to fetch.

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      “Reporting the truth and facts are ok”

      If the facts are deemed wrong by GOSL, they can of course sue the Channel 4. Why do not they do that? Your attack is baseless and you have no leg to stand on. Last night Channel 4 exposed about 3 British solders executing an Afghan and what they said afterwards. You think that the Channel 4 has been selective but they do not spare anyone. If you have something to hide, you will be worried!

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        Does Channel 4 goes after Britian the same way they do to SL. If the video says the same then should same critical journalism applies to Britian? And why only Lankan leadership singled out?

        Shouldnt we expell britian from Commonwealth too if one is going by the same logic?

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          Now you are talking really pathetic! On what basis you want to expel Britain from the Commonwealth? Please outline.

          Obviously you have no idea about Channel 4 and their investigative journalism; please do not open your mouth without know the facts. The Channel 4 won many awards for their excellent works and not always about foreign countries. Please do some research.

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            I dont care how many awards CH4 won? I asked what they are going to do with that? I asked you would they target Britian the same way they target SL? And why cant Britian be expelled from CW? Does Britian has exclusive right to violate so called cherished commonwealth norms?

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              Are you dyslexic? How many time I have and many others written about what the Channel 4 does; what is exactly that you do not understand?

              Why should Britain be thrown out of CW? Please outline; I cannot comment on invisible innuendoes can I?

              The simple truth is that you cannot deal with what the Channel 4 has exposed about Sri Lanka! I pity you for it. The LTTE supported are dealing with the defeat and the crimes that they have committed but as for you; you want to maintain a moral high ground when there is none! It may take a couple of years or ten years or more, the perpetrators will be punished. Let me make this claim, the future Sri Lankan leaders will handover the culprits you mark my word.

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              Perhaps your friend Mahinda may table a motion during the CHOGAM to expel U.K from Commonwealth, and he be the Royal King of the Commonwealth.

              I am sure he has enough Chinese money to buy the leaders of the poor commonwealth countries to vote for his motion

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          your comment shows that your totally dumb?
          have you not heard of how the british media went after a top BBC journalist called jimmy saville who was a serial chidl abuser?
          didnt you see the British media coverage on a royal marine who killed a wounded afghan millitant and the marine was tried and court marshalled for his crime can the same thing happen a bogus buddhist sri lanka do your buddies have the same guts to do it?

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            Didn’t Sri Lankan media show how 2 cops forced a youth to drown, didn’t they show the crack down by army in waliweriya? Those things are expected from media and nothing wrong with that.

            But Callum Macrae does the following. He organizes his videos to be shown in each and every country, he goes from country to country delivering lectures on so called war crimes of our army, he doesn’t publish his videos as he receive them but time it for important events, he publicly asks for international war crime probes, he is asking world leaders to boycott Sri Lanka.

            All above point to something more than just media reporting and in fact resembles how Sirasa is attacking Ranil.

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              if i may but in did sri lanka media give coverage when the army went on rampage in jaffa in july 1983 after the landmine blast? or when the navy butchered travellers in the boat to nainativu (boat named kumudidni) or when the jaffna bound VIP express was stopped in rambewa in 1984 sept and more than a dozen passengers killed and women raped these are just to mention a few incidents

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          Hey SACH, apparently you did not know that JON SNOW refused a knighthood or an OBE or some such thing a year ago PRECISELY BECAUSE HE DID NOT WANT ANYTHING STANDING IN HIS WAY IN CASE HE HAD TO EXPOSE SOMETHING ABOUT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.

          BY THE WAY, IS YOUR NAME AN ABBREVIATION FOR SACCHARINE ?
          ANEY SWEET MEN !

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          At a recent NDTV interview, the Tamil terror rump frontman Macrae asserted that he is not part of a Western plot nor an LTTE supporter. He also claimed that he’d made films similar to the ‘No Fire Zone’ in Iraq, though we have YET to see any evidence, as none had been broadcast by Ch 4

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          Has Britain deliberately committed mass slaughter of civilians on a scale comparable to the SL Army in 2009.

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        Is Callum Macrae asking for war crimes investigations against Britain’s political leaders? Is he organizing the said video to be screened at each and every country and is he going around giving lectures on the video? Is he timing the releases of said videos? Like just before UN sessions or just before when UK prepares to host an world event? Is he asking other countries to boycott UK? Does he tweet about the said video each and every day?

        No but he does each of that against Sri Lanka. Question is why the double standards and should we tolerate such?

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          The answer to your question is pretty straight forward. When the media exposes a wrong doing the British Government conducts a thorough investigation before even commenting. But in Sri Lanka all what the government does is a blanket denial. That is why the campaign against Sri Lanka continues.

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      I am not sure what Liberal-1 is but you looks like a moron just out of Gota’s arse. Your mother is fu… around the soldiers and you are bending backwards to satisfy their carnal instinct. Just out of the arse enjoying the freedom whilst it last.

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      There is no peace in the war affected areas on Sri Lanka. Absence of fighting is not the same as the presence of peace. This was confirmed by THREE independent reports published just after the recent Northern Provincial Election. Assaulting candidates and their supporters by the military cannot be happening in peace time. Those incidents happened while the government and military spokesmen claimed the army was confined to barracks. If that is the case what is it like when the military are in the fields and forcing themselves into crowded buses without paying fares.

      Rajpal Abeynayake is paid by the government to do the propaganda whereas CH4 journalists, Jon Snow and Callum Macrae are top class journalists who won many awards for their excelled professionalism. Abeynayake runs a partisan and biased newspaper and serving in such paper reveals his personality and character.

      If the government or its servants including those who work in the state run media want any proof of the accusations let it agree to an impartial investigation and face the consequences.

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      The GOSL must take this opportunity to arrest those of C4 when they land in Colombo and take them before the courts of this land. That would be the ultimate test. Rajpal can be the crown presecution star witness and we can all rejoice when Callum and friends are sent to Welikade for a holiday (at state expense, of course).

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        That will give the de facto CJ a chance to test his legitimacy to hold on to his office and the illegitemacy of the Rajapakse brothers to hold on to theirs. This might even awake those who disregard humanity and encourage R’s to their ciiff.

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      You mean the peace in pieces. Misery was not 30 years, it is 65 years of brutality and Criminality of a Sinhala race.

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        Let me get this straight. The whole post independence era is a misery(this can be relatively true bc we are an under-developed country) but the era earlier when we were under a foreign invader with no democratic rights and still under-developed was all happy and blessed?

        We, free people want Sri Lanka to be treated equally like any other country and we want our right to pursue prosperity. That is why a propagandist like Callum should be exposed and I’m happy another propagandist like Rajpal attacking callum than attacking our opposition for a change.

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      Rajpal need to see a therapist bad.
      He has completely lost the plot!

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    “Abeynayake’s newspaper which has seen an unprecedented lowering of standards since he assumed the chair”

    This newspaper has never had any standards. Despite being one of the oldest media houses in Sri Lanka.

    Always controlled by corrupt politicians of SLFP or UNP. Through henchmen such as Abeynayake.

    PS: However, I enjoyed Abeynayake’s attack on CH4’s witch hunt against Sri Lanka.

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      A.A.GILL A REPUTED JOURNALIST IN THE UK HAS RAISED THE SAME CONCERNS THAT ABEYNAYAKE HAS ECHOED AGAINST CHANNEL4.

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        Please tell this forum as to what exactly A.A Gill said about Channel 4. If you understand nuances of British satire, you would not have made this comment!

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          to Burning issue here goes , what the journalist A.A Gill said .

          “CHANNEL 4 HAS ACUUMILATED A LARGE NUMBER OF AMATURE FOOTAGE FROM MOBILE PHONED AND IDEO CAMERA’S ,MOSTLY UNATTRIBUTED AND UNCORROBORATED.IT MIXESTHIS FOOTAGEWITH COMMENT FROM UNNAMED SOURCESWITH DISTORTEDVOICES AND SHADOWEY FACES AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYERS.IT WASBRUTAL,SHOCKING BUT IT WASNT JOURNALISM.NOT A SECOND OF THIS HASBEEN SHOT BY CHANNEL4.NONE OF THE EYE WITNESS ACCOUNTS COMES FROM JOURNALISTS.SHOWS COMMENTARY WAS INTEMPERATE AND PARTISAN .IT WAS ALL HELD TO-GETHER BY ASSUMPTIONS . CHANNEL 4 NEWS HAS DRIFTED FROM PROVIDING NEWS BROASCASTS INTO BEING AN OUTLET FOR NODDING SPOKESPEOPLE AND ASSORTED NGO’S AND PRESSURE GROUPS. ANYONE WHO CAN PROVIDE A SENSATIONAL FILM FOLLOWS AN OLD AMERIAN IEW “IF IT BLEEDS IT LEADS”

          IT REALLY WAS THE MOST ASTONISHING AND MISJUDGED EDITORIAL DECSION FROM A NEWSBROADCASTER, THAT HAS GROWN INTO A HABIT OF POOR JUDGEMENT. THIS DOCUMENTARY WAS A LOW POINT IN A CONTINUING SLUMP.”

          NOW DO YOU BELEIVE ME ????????

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        AA Gill is famous for reviewing restaurants.
        May be he got confused with The Palmyrah Caffe he reviewed

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      The great D R Wijewardena must be turning in his grave when he sees the Jokers Palace that his much respected and beloved Lake House has become.

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        Wijewardene must be turning in his grave to what the” Daily Mirror” has become. His son owns that paper .

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      @ Ben please can you elaborate on your statement
      “However, I enjoyed Abeynayake’s attack on CH4′s witch hunt against Sri Lanka.”

      what witch hunt are you talking of?
      are you saying its all fake?

      in the 1st place did you watch the whole program where they say a lot about ltte terrorism and all those bombs? unfortunatley it seems that your just another fellow who has a grudge against the govt but not interested in justice for those victims in other words an anti govt racist perhaps?

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        Peacelover,

        True. I enjoyed Abeynayake’s tirade against CH4.

        Abeynayake has written to please his political masters. Yet, he has a few good, a few not so good and a few dumb points.

        Besides, these we know it all and we know what is good for you, Western journalists should be challenged by someone. Abeynayake does that. British journalists are no Choir Boys or Girls.

        I beleive massive violations of the law was committed by the military at the end of Ealam War IV. These must be investigated and criminals must be punished severely.

        For the sake of Sri Lanka’s future. Above all for the sake of victims. Sri Lanka must ensure justice for our own sake.

        However, nothing should be done to please external hypocrites be they Harper or CH4, who had abandoned us during a 30 year long nightmare.

        Sri Lanka struggled alone for 30 years with massive LTTE terror. Defeat was knocking on our door. We did not get Intel required. We had to beg for weapons needed.

        Most of these Western do gooders refused to ban the LTTE as a terror group. Until Osama indirectly helped our cause by taking real face of terror to a Western doorstep on 9/11.

        Ha..ha! we ought to build Osama’s memorial statue here in Colombo.

        There is no doubt CH4 is motivated and works according to a plan to corner SL. There is reason to believe Die-Ass-pora has planted an agent inside CH4.

        Yes, they now give a brief intro on LTTE’s true nature. This is to look unbiased. To mislead the ignorant viewer. It hardly documents LTTE’s long list of despicable crimes in a graphic way. I am not fooled by it. All their documentaries on SL totally lacks context.

        Have you seen any CH4 Docs on LTTE crimes for 30 years? Have they investigated fund raising by LTTE in the UK? Have they looked into their propaganda networks & lobbying in the UK? Have they talked Adele Balasingham about child soldiers? CH4 woke up once VP got cornered. All this time, while Sri Lanka was exploding, CH4 was Jon Snow was sleeping.

        They want to ensure Sri Lanka’s dictatorial King goes to The Hague. Very good. But, not while a far bigger war criminal, Tony Blair is sitting pretty and globe trotting in their own backyard.

        You might want to accept anything. Just because it comes from Britain or the West. I don’t. And it appears many Sri Lankans don’t either.

        Please note Sri Lanka has always been a humane, tolerant, hospitable country. But, brutalised by corrupt politicians since independence.

        To regain our humanity, we do not have to depend on CH4. We can do better than that.

        Let us stand up for Justice and for ourselves! On our own feet.

        Cheers!

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          ATTABOY Ben ! many a slip tween the cup and the lip eh “

          May I quote you ? “But, not while a FAR BIGGER WAR CRIMINAL, Tony Blair, is sitting pretty”

          Are you by any chance saying that MR IS A BIG WAR CRIMINAL though not AS BIG A CRIMINAL AS BLAIR ?

          BY YOUR REASONING, IF BLAIR IS FOUND GUILTY AND HUNG BY HIS NECK, BY WHAT SHALL MR BE HUNG FOR BEING A ‘BIG WAR CRIMINAL” ?

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      Dayan Jayathilake you are a creep!

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    Please don’t try to find fault with Rajpal. He is given a mission by MR and he has to do his best to deliver.

    Sad part is he is a lawyer who has taken a oath to perform the duties according to the conscience and maintaing integrity. This of cause this man has absolutely failed.

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      Is RajPAL a synthetic lawyer like Hitlerpaksha and his playboy son Namal??

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      Rajpal is the chief sooppu karaya.

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      MR too has taken the Same oath.

      Levi

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    he is doing a job for daily bread

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      Lackey onanism is not a proper job.

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      ….daily bread with the occasional cheese thrown in …if u know what i mean ;-)

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    Rajpal is a Sinhala Budhist fool whom is teh damn Vegitarian bastard studied in Ananda College. I am Zahira Boy so we know what the result being a Budhist and their failed Filosotthy

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      I guess it is the fault of your forefathers? They should have kept out of this land with “foolish sinhala buddhists” and stayed on the dessert with the camels. No point in bashing the island’s original inhabitants now, is there?

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      I am also a Maradan Zahirian. All this while I thought the he was a Sinhala Hindu hiding behind the robe. and attended Thiruppathy Temple with MR.

      Levi

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      This is not a sri lankan muslim

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    If the content of the Channel four video is fabricated why on earth is this regime, which is renowned for its restlessness towards anyone who goes against them, take Channel Four to an international court ? Why do lap dogs like Rajpal bark on the sidelines and wreck the living day lights of Channel four in the Daily News not read by any sane person ? Prove Channel Four is wrong and move on.

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      Well they complained to the Watchdog, which is the regulatory body that oversees complaints. It has found that the Channel 4 has not breached any rules. Of course, GOSL can take the channel 4 to the UK courts. They know very well that they will fail; not only they will fail but also the courts would deem all the clips on the programmes are authentic; this is what GOSL fear!

      Instead they unleashed this unprincipled paper editors like this guy to write some nonsense.

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      Lies agreed upon proved channel 4 is lying what else you need, if you haven’t seen that video go and watch that before you comment here

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        howdy kris (as in rodrigo) hows summer treating u?
        still the same old racist are we?

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        Lies Agreed upon is about how GOSL tortured Tamil Doctors and Tamil war prisoners to Lie in fornt of the camera, Banki Moon, and lie confession

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        Come again Kris, Lies Agreed Upon proved Channel 4 was lying ? How the fucks can our soldiers who were largely uneducated village guys know so much about video editing to corrupt the films taken by them? What about the camera phone pics? are you suggesting that Channel 4 altered the films and pics?

        I’m no expert but after nearly 45 years in journalism I do know the real McCoy when I see it.

        Even KP and Karuna will die laughing at the utter crap you spew out here.

        Do you know that Cameron is at least making a few noises about accountability because even he admitted several months ago that the documentaries held “credible evidence’ of war crime.

        Got any idea of Channel 4’s credentials ? No? get down to it on Google.

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      As I said, the GOSL should take the opportunity once-and-for-all of taking into custody these people, Callum and the C4 team and Frances Harrison and the BBC team, and test their accusations in our court of law. We shall then get an official result. For sure the GOSL will be able to call as main witnesses all the editors of our national newspapers and Gotya and his officers. It will be a no contest.

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    We learned from John Snow that Gaddafi ‘had atomic weapons’, a statement he made as a matter of fact. No other ‘news channel’ had ever made such a claim and we KNOW this to be utterly UNTRUE. Miller/Macrae/Snow are orchestrating the campaign against Sri Lanka, with claims as valid as the above.

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    Some day these henchman like Rajpal will forced to pay a heavy price for the crimes they had committed against the humanity, with a scant respect to the rule of law and rule of nature.

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    Dear Rajpal

    Please let us know whether you want Macray to Show in Full. Even Most of the Sex Maniacs who commit rape will not like to be filmed in action.

    What was shown was more than enough. It was most worst spectacle to watch the Most elite Sri Lankan army of Saints in action on surrendees.

    Way to Go Macray.

    levi

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    Channel 4 has been winner of Nobel awards for the Documentaries relating
    to Sri Lankan war. Elements of propaganda & sheer imagination do not
    win awards. GOSL slipped up in the Mobile phone menance in the front-
    lines in a war without witnesses. It was too late to curb the evidence
    that fetched good income in USD via media agents locally & abroad. Gota
    can only keep Ramawickrema in a golden cage until ICC call comes,
    when the white van will do the needful. Rajpal pl. note.

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      Punchinilame . where did you get the idea that CH4 is a winner for the Nobel awards for documentaries . This is the typical disinformation that rocks SL by people like you . Please be civil and apologise for your ignorance .

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    channel 4 winner of Nobel awards. ado BOOOOORUWA BOORUWA ITS BOORUWAS LIKE YOU THAT WRITE FOR THE JUNGLE TELEGRAPH

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    The attack by Rajpal in his editorial on Jon Snow and C4 was as a result of the interview by Jon Snow with Kamalesh Sharma and the reference to 12,000 disappearance since the end the war.
    I do have a lot of respect for Jon Snow as a respected and seasoned journalist/interviewer but i have serious doubts on the figure of 12,000 disappearances. Where did he come up with that figure? Was this given by a credible source?
    Equally I’m baffled Kamalesh Sharma did not question this figure or challenge Jon Snow as to the authenticity of this figure.

    see the interview
    http://www.channel4.com/news/sri-lanka-commonwealth-chogm-kamalesh-sharma-video

    Sharma was struggling but he was far worse when interviewed by George Algiah (Alagaratnam)of the BBC. Think he was the word “engaging” over a dozen times in the BBC interview

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      Chandra , Ask your respected journalist to give a list of names of the disappeared . See if he can provide this . Some of the names are those who disappeared in the aftermath of the tsunami which claimed many lives . This was a natural disaster and it affected many people .

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    Rajpal Abeynaike’s savage attack is like being attacked by a feather for the Channel 4 journalists. Rajpal is no match – intellectually or in journalistic integrity – to the journalists of the calibre of Jon Snow and Calum McRae.

    Rajpal is a dog protecting his master, Rajapaksa, and that is what he is paid to do. Channel 4 is not foolish to broadcast accusations that have been thoroughly verified and if the Rajapaksa regime is cock sure they are wronged they can easily file a case in a court of law in the UK. Despite all the noise about videos and other evidence shown so far being allegedly fabricated the Rajapaksa regime had not resorted to challenging Ch 4 in the courts. I wonder why!

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    I have a burning desire to see the following award winning C4 programmes.

    Sex Box – Three couples will take it in turns to have sex in an opaque box before being interviewed by Frostrup, 50, and a panel of experts for the Sex Box

    Channel 4 – Real Sex Season:

    Porn on the Teenage Brain – a documentary looking at the effects of pornography on teenagers

    The Week The Women Came – a show about a group of women teaming up in the pursuit of more satisfying sex. “with regular therapy sessions and ‘homework’ to carry out with their partners, each woman will embark on a journey of sexual reawakening to confront her loss of libido or inability to orgasm head-on”.

    Date My Porn Star – will feature three men meeting their favourite adult stars to see if they can still distinguish between reality and fantasy and it will also look at the mechanics of the adult industry “from the casting couch to those who are ‘gay for pay’

    Virgins – will feature a selection of young people discussing what it’s like to be a virgin in 2013 with pornography hanging over them and The Golden Rules of Porn is described as “a tongue-in-cheek look at blue movies

    Other High Quality C4 programmes:
    My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
    The Joy of Teen Sex
    Embarrassing Fat Bodies
    The Girl That Became Three Boys
    Teenage Vampires
    My Big Fat Fetish
    The 15 stone Babies

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      Eastham boy , I am happy that you have highlighted all the muck that Ch 4 throws at the viewers. They are now marketing sex in a big way as a solution to their slump in their viewing rates. You forgot to mention the controversial Big brother programme as well . ch 4 caters to the ignorant, uneducated, audiences.

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    Rajpal is for once correct. John Snow did make a mistake and quoted a much to high figure.

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    If Channel 4 is true NO TAMIL should live in SL.

    It will repeat again! :)

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    The following is a statement issued by Gota

    “If the British outfit is sure of its sources let them be produced before judicial authorities in UK or some other country in Europe. Otherwise, their identities can be revealed in Geneva or The Hague. If they are not prepared to substantiate such allegations, they should shut up.”

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    Oh what ecstasy to be host of the CHOGM!
    In a fair isle once resplendent and nice
    Little did the rulers then fathom
    That it would come with such horrible price

    We’re told now that Harper’s not coming
    And Manmohan is still thinking twice
    But Chuck and his PM will make it
    (They say) to exact a big price

    From a regime that’s clearly gone pear-shaped
    Helter-skeltering with prettifying our town
    With Rolls Royces and Mercedes shining
    New roadways and lights, e’en boundary walls down

    They say they will ask after disappearances
    And the un-rule of law that now reigns
    And why Khuram’s killer still is absconding
    Though the AG makes noises, but feigns

    And midst all this the ante is upping
    With new revelations so brutal and stark
    Channel 4 is being clever with timing
    But what do you expect, a walk in the park?

    And I-BAHRI’s seemingly not coming
    Been denied their visas it’s feared
    Pity the regime doesn’t just get it
    That they’ll soon see their back-sides all seared

    For when the show’s over will come the reckoning
    For the grandeur so wasteful and dear
    And when the inquisition that Cameron promises
    Hits kith kin and military near

    At least that’s the plan we all hope for
    Now over to our dignitaries so stern
    Let’s hope that they teach them a lesson
    That they’d otherwise ne’er ever learn

    In the meantime old Rajpal can shout
    From soap-box and via editorial so vile
    But he probably realises full well
    That the wise ‘mongst us will only smile

    So its off the tavern we’ll go then
    Down one, two or three or a four
    And wait with breath bated, nay inebriated
    Until these assholes are kicked out the door

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    The Daily News is excellent to ascertain the date of the day and also to learn of those near and dear who have passed away, from its obituary notices. Continue the good work. Bensen

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