17 July, 2019

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State Media Says ‘Vulture Media” Provided Oxygen For The Fire

Sri Lanka’s state owned daily English newspaper – Daily News, has built a conspiracy theory around the violence that erupted in Southern Sri Lanka last week, blaming a ‘foreign hand’ for orchestrating the anti-Muslim violence.

Daily News Editor Rajpal Abeynayake, has drawn comparisons between the violence that erupted in Aluthgama and Beruwala and the covert operations carried out by the US to create a regime change in Cuba.

Rajpal

Rajpal

“If in the US they could go to the extent of creating something that mimicked Twitter in the hope that it would reach a ‘critical mass’ from which point they could launch an Arab Spring in Cuba, who is the sleepwalking simpleton who may think it is not credible that there was a foreign hand that totally orchestrated the events of last week with the same goal they had in mind in Cuba, that of affecting regime change?” Abeynayake has questioned in the editorial.

Furthermore, he has also heavily criticized social media users who updated the ground situation in Aluthgama and Beruwala in the wake of the clashes last Sunday onwards, describing them as ‘social media vultures’.

He has accused them of carrying out a ‘vicious misinformation campaign’ and has commended the mainstream media for ‘sensibly releasing the news through a filter’.

The editorial further calls on the relevant authorities to expose these various ‘foreign hands’, which Abeynayake believes are attempting a subversion that would instigate a regime change in Sri Lanka.

“While the perpetrators of the violence have to be apprehended, and the instigators have to be appropriately dealt with, the Cuba type regime change subversion that is sought by this kind of treacherous subterfuge by various hidden hands has to be mercilessly exposed. . .”

We publish below the editorial in full;

SICK, AND ORCHESTRATED

Any head in air skeptic who does not believe that last week’s events in two Southern coastal towns could not have been orchestrated should pause a minute to consider what the US government tried to accomplish recently in Cuba.

There is no twitter in Cuba, and those who know the extent to which various US governments have gone to subvert that country ought to know that the Cubans are very brave in keeping their self contained system going, and their values untainted.

But, US subversion can be ravenous and in recent times once more, the authorities there embarrassed themselves in attempting a Cuban regime change which they have been unsuccessfully attempting now for decades — generations, really …

If in the US they could go to the extent of creating something that mimicked Twitter in the hope that it would reach a ‘critical mass’ from which point they could launch an Arab Spring in Cuba, who is the sleepwalking simpleton who may think it is not credible that there was a foreign hand that totally orchestrated the events of last week with the same goal they had in mind in Cuba, that of affecting regime change?

At this moment nobody knows the source of the subversion, but as one of our regular writers Kamal Wickremesinghe said in an interview aired on SLBC last morning the events of last week had all the hallmarks of a destabilization move that was launched with the artfully engineered support of social media, a la ‘Arab Spring’.

The main organization that is thought to have incited the violence, with its now much talked about fire eating helmsman, is but a facade for the violence that seems to be well planned, executed to a tee with precision strategizing — and supported on all levels by what are probably the trained agents of subversion on social media.

This is what Kamal Wickremesinghe said on SLBC on the program People’s Power yesterday, and this is what we in these spaces have been speculating about with more than a fair inkling of what was going on since the disconcerting events of last week began to unfold.

The supporting facts are both all too obvious. Some of them have been hinted at by Mr. Wickremesinghe, and for others nobody has to look too far.

On Twitter for example, there were certain social media vultures who tweeted while the news was seeping in from the two Southern towns about the violence, that the number of deaths was almost close to double figures.

The screenshots of these tweets are available. There were retweets of these tweets by so called responsible social media ‘citizen journalism’ outfits (!).

The sheer horrendous nature of this vulture-ism is too disturbing to contemplate.

The obvious negative consequences of such orchestrated online rumour mongering/incitement was averted because to their credit due diligence was applied by mainstream media which sometimes did sensibly release the news through a filter, something referred to as a ‘news blackout’ by the pundits.

What was better? Was it this ‘news blackout’ that palpably would have aided in the deescalation of the situation, and possibly saved lives, or the oxygen provided for the fire by irresponsible vulture media, which calls itself social media, by exaggeration of fatalities and tweeting fake pictures in some instances?

The readers can take their pick, but what remains now to be seen is who was the puppet master behind these marionettes, the entire lot — the youth who were made use of to provoke the situation, the garrulous tub thumpers who retorted in kind, the goons that took to the streets, and the pablum that kept this entire effort stuck together, the vicious misinformation campaign carried out by vulture ‘citizen journalists’?

While the perpetrators of the violence have to be apprehended, and the instigators have to be appropriately dealt with, the Cuba type regime change subversion that is sought by this kind of treacherous subterfuge by various hidden hands has to be mercilessly exposed.

Who pulled the strings — who let the vultures out? Before some misled private telecom company gives social media awards — a hare brained scheme that has to be immediately called off in the context of the above mentioned dangers — answers to the above questions are probably the top priority issue that should occupy the energies of the relevant authorities.

 

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    who reads Dailynews except for Government Jobs and cotracts

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      State Media Says ‘Vulture Media” Provided Oxygen For The Fire

      Want to know the Truth.

      Read Lanka Truth. http://www.lankatruth.com

      Video: Anura’s speech stuns government
      WEDNESDAY, 18 JUNE 2014 22:45

      See What Anura Dissanayaka has to say about the Lies in Sulumina.

      Congratulations Anura, one of the best speeches I have heard by an intelligent honest politician. You brilliantly exposed the frauds that govern this country thru nepotism thugs and blackmail. Your expose re how the family stacks the diplomatic service with unqualified family members hit the nail in the head.Good luck we will always admire an honest Politician which is a rare commodity in Sri Lanka.

      This excellent speech deserves to be headline news on SILLUMINA, every news paper and media outlet. Unfortunately, our masses are too dumb to understand the gravity of the situation in the country.
      Moadakama of the MOADAYA, is the malady of the MOADAYA!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vpaICQxJ_w

      This government has no need for intellectuals – Anura

      The President, who appoints fraudsters and others who have involved in various irregularities as presidential coordinating secretaries and legal advisers, has no use for intellectuals says the Leader of the JVP Anura Dissanayaka. Education is not a necessary factor to the present government when an environment is created to revere black economy he added. He said this delivering the Memorial Day address at the National Student Heroes Day commemoration held at the Public Library in Colombo yesterday (20th).

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      Daily News Editor Rajpal Abeynayake, and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Manisha Gunasekera Women, who lies will be great Companions.

      Are they married?

      If not we should hitch them and marry them.

      Then we will have a Maha Borukara Pavula, Great Lying Family, and will be great addition to what we already have.

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      State Media Says ‘Vulture Media” Provided Oxygen For The Fire

      Lying Media and Shiils look Stupid.

      Audie: Bankrupt govt. creates canards against JVP– Vijitha Herath
      SATURDAY, 21 JUNE 2014 16:44

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7142:bankrupt-govt-creates-canards-vijitha-herath-&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

      The UPFA government that is fast moving towards bankruptcy is fabricating canards against the JVP says the Information Secretary of the JVP Vijitha Herath.

      He said this when ‘Lankatruth’ asked him regarding the fabrications created by the presidential media unit to discredit the JVP.

      The presidential media unit in an announcement stated today morning that a group of JVP activists joined the SLFP after meeting the President and last Sunday (15th) the ‘Silumina’ had as its front page lead a canard discrediting the Leader of the JVP Anura Dissanayaka.

      About the group that is said to have joined the SLFP today Mr. Herath said all of them are persons who were with Wimal Weerawansa’s NFF and said the attempt shows the bankruptcy of the government. The person who headed the group contested the Central PC election in 2009 from UPFA ticket he pointed out.

      Stating that two people who had been removed from the JVP six years ago getting the SLFP membership from the President indicates how bankrupt the government is and the low level they have fallen into said Mr. Herath.

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    Yep.. it’s all their fault.. not ours..
    This country’s history is BUDDHIST BARBARISM.. NO MORE NO LESS..
    THE State targets the minorities one by one..

    A Buddhist Monk/Bikkhu should practice Ahimsa (non-violence), Karuna (compassion), Metta (affection), and Maithriya (loving-kindness) towards fellow humans, (irrespective of race or religion), not only by their words but also in their thoughts and actions.

    BALU GANDASARA, PARA RAVANA, PARA HELA, according to them they all practice this.. BUDDHA MUST BE A HAPPY MAN for the death and the destruction his followers are causing against the innocent men women and children of this country..

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    Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Rajpal Abeynayake is the most cartoonishly moronic man to have ever wielded a pen.

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    Daily News is good for lookingat govt Tenders and contracts and then as a cheap substitute to toilet paper

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      Peace Lover

      Daily News is good for Daily Lies.

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    ” A sleepwalking simpleton” !

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    Actually what Mr. Rajpal Abenayaka is telling the truth. Everything because of these Vulture Media in Sri Lanka. Actually only now I can understand why our Aadambarakara Thatha and Hon. Anusha Palpita giving instructions to service providers to block web sites and Grease Piya’s kind instructions to Local Medias. Now a days in our Country lot of Developments projects are going on. Project part 11 of Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksha Airport (Chasing Peacock and Crocodiles out Project), part 3 of Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksha International Port (expansion to accommodate future Incoming Ships in 3015)and so many others and there is space in Vulture Media about the Development Projects. Recently our Hon. President was honored by Bolivian Government but that was not a news for these Vulture Media. Actually we are lucky that Bolivian people watching only ITN/Rupawani and reading only Rajpal’s rag. otherwise our great Leader and our Nation would have lost that great opportunity. in my opinion we should celebrate this also like we are celebrating war victory against LTTE in North and Muslim Extremists in Aluthgama.

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    CT.
    Please avoid barks made by this K9 Editor. He has no ethics, hence would stoop down to any low level, especially being a drunkard and a SURVIVOR.
    Do not respond to LUNATICS and SADISTS.

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      Selwyn

      ” He has no ethics,”

      In this island who has?

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    What a handsome fellow! Is that a Viagra pill he is holding?

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    It is only natural for a person with such a face and figure to become like this. His parents should have considered an abortion. Because they did not, the whole country is fouled by this “man”.

  • 0
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    The freebooter will never stop
    unloading garbage. Time someone
    found him a place in a mental
    asylum.

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