16 July, 2019

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Tailed By Intelligence In Colombo, Says Channel 4 CHOGM Team

Britain’s Channel 4 team that arrived in Sri Lanka today to cover the Commonwealth summit to be greeted with “public” demonstrations at the airport and at their hotel now claim they are being followed in and out of their hotel in Colombo.

The Channel 4 team includes No Fire Zone Director Callum Macrae.

Callum

Photo credit Duncan Stone, Twitpics

Channel 4 News Editor Ben De Pear tweeted a short while ago that a car with plates ending 4612 were following the media team from their airport to their hotel and now from the hotel out.

Channel 4 Journalist Jonathan Miller also tweeted that they were being followed by a motorbike, a car and three men.

“Tailed by lka intel (intelligence) from airport to hotel & now to dinner. 1 motorbike, 1 silver Kia Sedan reg 4612, 3 men with taches,” Miller tweeted.

Even as the capital is mostly shut down for the summit and VIP arrivals demonstrators managed to get very close to the airport’s main exit door at the arrivals terminal. The Government has however prevented accredited media covering the summit from going to the airport to photograph and report on arrivals.

It is also curious that the demonstrators happened to know exactly what time the Channel 4 team was landing at the BIA, said one reporter based in Colombo.

With the degree of surveillance on the Channel 4 team so high, local journalists are unlikely to engage with the broadcasting team and they are unlikely to be able to travel freely to other areas of the country without endangering the people they speak to on their travels, the journalist explained.

Yesterday the crew from Britain’s ITV had their flight to Jaffna cancelled and were forced to take the road to the North, with the authorities now fully aware of their movements.

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    This’s what and how I feel in terms of lanken tamil cause
    I am a sinhalaya living on the west
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    Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people living for today

    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people living life in peace

    You, you may say
    I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
    I hope some day you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people sharing all the world

    You, you may say
    I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
    I hope some day you’ll join us
    And the world will live as one

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      The life will be very boring and the people will start to commit suicide.

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    It is diagnosed as cancer. It has spread well in all organs of the body. Who can save this patient?
    Dr Ban ki moon?
    Dr Nambiar?
    Dr Sharma?
    Dr Man Mohan Singh?

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      None of the mentioned Drs are able to handle it yet.
      It has become to the metastasized stage. If ones like late Kadirgamar had been within us, we could keep more hopes.

      Dr. Banki Moon – not at all capable
      Dr. Nambiar ?

      Drs Sharma & Man Mohan Singh – no means capable of doing anything regarding the grave issue

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    Didn’t Bandula Jayasekara openly threaten Callum that he will personally interfere and block his entry visa to SL , where is he now ?
    Bandula should lead the agitation and start confronting C4 team along with other patriots in SL.

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      Yes, he did (recalling he would personally not allow Calum to get in as if SRILANKA was his own property).

      Now he has to resign ( he even challenged to do something) if the bugger has balls. If estranged man keeps his words, he has to react :)

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      Siri lal;
      Bandula Jaysekara is another One of the Leaches like Kudu Marwiya, Malindha, Raajapaal, kudu duimia.
      He does not have any Self respect like his Bosses, The Jarapassa clan.
      He is shouting like other leaches to get attention Of Jarapassa morons.
      Let them have it as they are the same bag of sour ONIONS, smells shit, who goes after COLONIAL MASTERS, but Blaming others.

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    Tamils have LOST again when Callum came to SL. They tried to block him and now out of defeat shy away in shame!

    Tamils are very good at hiding their defeats.

    Too bad no Tamilian is invited to CHOGM! :(

    British took Tamils as slaves to SL, Malaysia, Mauritius, Fiji, Singapore, etc., etc. but no Tamilian in CHOGM.

    Brits sure know how to treat slaves!

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    USA spies on everyone.

    SL intel should spy on all Tamilians. Tap all their phones and internet. Not hard because all are routed through SLT.

    May be they are already doing it.

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      You think too highly of GOSL’s ability.

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    Chogm began with a bang! MR invited Calum for a cup of tea. What happened to the Sinhala king ???

    He is now inviting even Terrorist Supporters who raped Sri Lanka’s good name ???

    Selling the Sinhalaya’s dignity for the sake of chairmanship???

    Interview I am eagerly waiting.

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      Aren’t he wining & dining with the Terrorists who procured arms, raised funds, killed innocent monks and created mayhem in the South ?

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    Fully support the Governments monitoring of C4 movements. They have a hidden agenda. SL appears to be the easy target for all these so called “Humanitarian Groups”. I wonder why they all came to life after the war in SL ended. So many others wars, so much more war crimes and crimes against humanity in the rest of the world. Where were these people when the LTE operatives / supporters in the Western world demanded money from tamils in those countries and if they didn’t pay up, their families back in SL were apparently harmed or killed?? (Not crimes I guess)

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      My, my, Mahendra – where were you when our politicians and the armed forces sold fuel and other necessities to the Tigers? Where were you when different governments handed out millions and millions of rupees to the Tigers for favours ? Didn’t our own Sinhala men in our armed forces sell inside information to the Tigers ?

      If we Sri Lankans do not have the backbone to stand up for what is right, atleast let someone else do it. Let them do it for the sake of your children and the grandchildren !

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    It looks Govt is wasting tax payers money in their P.R campaign , it looks many of their stooges defending them in C.T for their supper.

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    I wonder if any of these men would tweet the amount that the LTTE has deposited in their accounts so then everyone will know who these fraudsters really are. I used to have utmost respect for British journalism ever since the documentaries I saw in the 80’s of poverty in Ethiopia but it is so blatantly obvious that these so called reporters/journalists have an agenda that they bring shame to the profession.
    As they say to journalists, there are not two sides to every story, there are a hell of a lot more!

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