21 August, 2019

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Video: BBC TV Crew Held Back At Sri Lanka Commonwealth Event

A BBC cameraman was physically restrained by security officials at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

The BBC’s James Robbins and his cameraman Duncan Stone were attempting to film Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, at a media event before the formal opening of the Commonwealth meeting.
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    I think it is time that all countries all over the world deport all sinhala buddhists to sri lanka since their support to protect the country from international terrorism is vitally and urgently needed.

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    backchat from the natives and the slaves eh ?

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      HEY THERE, BBC!

      ACCORDING TO WHAT I HEAR THESE PARANOID BOYOS SUSPECT YOU OF WORKING IN TANDEM WITH CHANNEL 4… AND THERE WAS NO WAY THAT LACKEY WAS MISSING THIS GLOBAL EXPOSURE PHOTO OP.

      LET’S HOPE THAT AT LEAST A FEW PEOPLE WILL NOW TAKE US SERIOUSLY WHEN OUR JOURNOS SEEK ASYLUM IN THE UK.

      RAJAPAKSA JUST MADE AN UTTER MONKEY OF YOU JOSTLING AROUND MUTTERING SOMETHING ABOUT THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS.WHAT A LAUGH YOU GAVE THEM.

      BELIEVE US NOW ?

      WE’RE DEALING WITH PARANOID KILLERS… BUT IS THAT TOO INCREDIBLE FOR YOU TO ACKNOWLEDGE ?

      REMEMBER BOB DYLAN’S ” THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND’ ?

      HOW MANY MORE JOURNOS AND DISSENTERS MUST BE KILLED BEFORE YOU LISTEN TO THE ANSWER IN THE WIND ? AND GODDAM IT, WRITE ABOUT IT INSTEAD OF BEING SO SCARED.

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    Interesting to see what lame excuse, the “International Community”, “The UN”, “The Commonwealth” or dozens of other “world organizations” that Sri Lanka is part of, will give, not to initiate an International Inquiry now.

    At least those days they used to “condemn in the strongest possible sense” but they don’t do that anymore either.

    What has a man besieged by his own brothers got to do to make the rest of the “leaders” do something to help? Some friends you’ve got when you are a leader. MR can’t investigate his own army; everybody knows that! So what don’t these “leaders” get?

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    Did they you not attend the press conference where the President took questions from all media organisations… Please check the link below..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TSpN40R1MI

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      I watched this in you tube. interesting. The president looked very uncomfortable, Kamlesh Sharma intervened few times to rescue Mahinda.
      Mahinda did not come across as The Chair of Commonwealth , he gave an impression fo he has no clue what it is all about. Kamalesh Sharma intervened again to rescue him

      The question and answer session was interesting too. There was this journalist, she identified hersel as Sri Lankan but living in Guninea? and classified her as an international journalist. Looked like she was planted.

      But waht was interesting is that she compared Prabkaran to Jack The Ripper.

      she said Prabakaran woukd have put jack hte ripper to shame.
      Now jack the Ripper terrorised prostitutes in the streets of London around 1888 to 1891 by brutally murdering them fater sexually assualting them

      So what comparison is that to Prbakaran , the leader of one of the ruthless Terrorist Organisation in the world?

      Perhaps she must have wathched C4’s Killing Fields and she was in fact comapring Jack The Rippeer to the Sri Lankan army.

      her next statement was even more hilarious. What will King Mahinda do about the menace of the Tamil diaspora that is now plaguing the country. Mahinds looked taken aback and simply said they must come and talk to me.

      Poor planted Sri Lankan journalist she must have thought why did I bother.
      so if you happen to read this post please do comment

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      HEY THERE, BBC!

      ACCORDING TO WHAT I HEAR THESE PARANOID BOYOS SUSPECT YOU OF WORKING IN TANDEM WITH CHANNEL 4… AND THERE WAS NO WAY THAT LACKEY WAS MISSING THIS GLOBAL EXPOSURE PHOTO OP.

      LET’S HOPE THAT AT LEAST A FEW PEOPLE WILL NOW TAKE US SERIOUSLY WHEN OUR JOURNOS SEEK ASYLUM IN THE UK.

      RAJAPAKSA JUST MADE AN UTTER MONKEY OF YOU JOSTLING AROUND MUTTERING SOMETHING ABOUT THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS.WHAT A LAUGH YOU GAVE THEM.

      BELIEVE US NOW ?

      WE’RE DEALING WITH PARANOID KILLERS… BUT IS THAT TOO INCREDIBLE FOR YOU TO ACKNOWLEDGE ?

      REMEMBER BOB DYLAN’S ” THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND’ ?

      HOW MANY MORE JOURNOS AND DISSENTERS MUST BE KILLED BEFORE YOU LISTEN TO THE ANSWER IN THE WIND ? AND GODDAM IT, WRITE ABOUT IT INSTEAD OF BEING SO SCARED.

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        WINSTON DE VALLIERE

        Why aren’t these ugly Sri Lankan men in their Aryan Sinhala suite?

        It seems that deep rooted colonial mentality has somehow survived the past 65 years of independence.

        I am not sure as to why all these dark colored Sinhala/Buddhist security men are in colonial suites.

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          Sinhalese are about as Aryan as South Indians, but that doesn’t stop them from imposing an Aryan language on others despite their own forefathers and mothers having an Aryan tongue imposed onto them. Truly Stockholm Syndrome.

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    This is live evidence of 5 star democracy, freedom of press and rule of Law. Thank you the President for exposing everything naked to the world community.

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      Vibhushana

      “Thank you the President for exposing everything naked to the world community.”

      You mean exposing the naked emperor to the International Community.

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    BBC sorry to your plight but if Rajapassa becomes head of the British Commonwealth, a Colonial Relic organization that is totally irrelevant and obsolete today, you have no one to blame but your own leaders (Cameron and Charles) who are first among equals in the British Commonwealth of Clown colonial relic CHOGM Circus for showing up shamelessly in Colombo to patronize a military dictatorship under the guise of ENGAGEMENT – a totally empty and vacuous notion given Rajapassa skill at talking nonsense for years!

    Indeed it Rajapassa the Corrupt war criminal is made Emperor without Cloths of the Commonwealth Circus, this colonial relic’s days will certainly be numbered, as the global call to SHUT IT DOWN will gather force. This is an organization that boosts third world dictators and violates its own purported core principles of “democracy, and rule of law”.
    We has had enough SPIN and empty words about “engagement” – the Clown Kamlesh Sharma’s favourite SPIN and Sop! Rajapassa at the CHOGM press briefing repeatedly invited everyone to “discuss” and giggled!
    Yes he has been discussing and having endless Commissions to
    “discuss” with little progress -f or years while he consolidates his military dictatorship. The ONLY thing that was done was the Northern Provincial elections – a sop to the Commonwealth of Clowns for Rajapassa to become King and have Cameron and Prince Charles “under” him – as his foolish Ministers have been boasting in Sinhala! Time to shut down his stupid Common Poverty of Nations British Colonial relic!

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    This is pathetic state of affairs Mr President

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      WHAT NONSENSE ARE YOU TALKING ?

      DID YOU NOT HEAR MR SAY THAT ” SRI LANKA REMAINS COMMITTED TO UPHOLD THE SHARED VALUES[ HE FORGOT TO MENTION FOUNDING PRINCIPLES]OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

      IN OTHER WORDS, IF THE MOTHER OF THE COMMONWEALTH COULD INVADE, RAPE, KILL AND PLUNDER, MR SAYS HE’S ALL FOR IT…WITH A VENGEANCE YOU MIGHT SAY.

      THERE YOU ARE,IF NOT SRI LANK , AT LEAST HE REMAINS COMMITTED ALONG WITH HIS BROTHER TO UPHOLD [ TO THE BLOODY HILT] THE ‘SHARED’ VALUES OF THE C’WEALTH.

      SO WHAT’S EVERYONE GRIPING ABOUT EH ?

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    Enough is enough,

    international community:

    what the hell are you doing. What more you want to prove lawlessness under Rajapakse regime.

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      Gotaimbara

      “What more you want to prove lawlessness under Rajapakse regime.”

      It is an already established fact isn’t it?

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    At this rate, the entire former British Empire could be forcibly colonized and ruled by Bandits from Medamulana if they are allowed to continue like this. I have a feeling that majority of the participants will pass a resolution not to appoint an alleged war criminal as Head of the Commonwealth taking account all the human rights violations since coming into power in a very fraudulent way.

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    Is this “the Rajapajkse sheel” (courtesy – PM Stephen Harper) wants the world to believe are Commonwealth and/or Lattimer Principles.
    The toothless British Lion is being treated as such in what many countries in the West believe to be a Failed Society. Hague is as
    vague as always and contradicts himself. The Brits are treated like
    dirt by bankrupt Sri Lanka.

    Will Cameron hit back by moving a Resolution to keep the Chair of
    CHOGM vacant till someone else is crowned in Glasgow? Is that why
    Mahinda Rajapakse has become openly anti-British beginning yesterday.
    My word! If Rajapakse fails to get crowned??? Frightening to imagine.

    Hooker

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    Great going

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    Paw ane? Not only Channel 4 but the BBC is also against the Rajapaksas.

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      Everyone is against the Rajapaksa , oh itz a conspiracy !!

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    BBC must stop supporting anti Sri Lankan Terrorists.

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      Thats your last supper putte!
      Trip it up moron Mugabe loves you .

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    In Kamlesh Sharma not coming forward to condemn the harassment and attacks on BBC and Channel-4 teams, he exposes his surreptitious collusion with Mahinda Rajapakse that the Canadian PM aptly described in appropriate language. The Canadian delegation should consider moving a No Confidence motion on Sharma.

    Backlash

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    Why they want to close to the presidents. They come to cover the meeting then why do you want to close president. You were not invited that so don’t come it. You do your job the president do the his job. As reporter you have responsibility as a president he has more responsibility. If you want make an appointment and meet him

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      Tadpole (゜゜)~ Why they want to close to the presidents (゜゜)~Tadpole

      I don’t seek I find! */*

      Try “auto gooo therapy” it keeps you wealthy and wise! ~゜・_・゜~ bats

      Gota `Gooo`ta `Booo`ts ;)

      0:3 O:-)

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    Blocking from what? Now can guess who has an agenda…THIS GOVERNMENT

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    Cricket fancy BBC and Croaket fancy Sinhalese the doers for darling darling Fascist Japan in a tackle.

    Come on BBC lets have the real Shock and Awe since Saddam, Gaddafie were Sinhala amigos. (o|o) (o|o)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18yCwJxxRj4
    moonfaker

    0:3 ☆彡^5

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