5 July, 2022

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Video: ‘Boycott Sri Lankan Cricket’ Activists Attacked In Oval

“At approx. 21:00hrs on Monday 17 June, officers on-duty outside the Oval Cricket Ground became aware of a number of items being thrown by members of the crowd. The crowd had dispersed by 21:35hrs. No arrests were made in connection with the incident.” London Metropolitan Police told Colombo Telegraph.

“London today saw ugly scenes of violence against democratic protests by Tamil activists at entrance of Oval grounds , as Sri Lankan ethnic Sinhala fan mobs gathered an assaulted Tamils, as they do in Sri Lanka.  The fans came out as excited after victory of Sri Lanka over Australia turned angry denying the rights of Tamil’s campaign to bring awareness of atrocities, ethnic Tamils are going through in the island under Sri Lankan military. The violence by Sri Lankan mobs injured few activists while the ugly display of Sri Lankan fans showed the real display of of situation in Sri Lanka.” News of the Transtamils reports.

According to Tamil Guardian Sri Lankan cricket fans throw rocks and bottles at ‘Boycott Sri Lankan Cricket’ activists handing out leaflets outside the Oval.

Video and picture courtesy Tamil Guardian.

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    jobless twits.

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    HI Visa people ^_^.. pls extend our janitor Visas…

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      P piraba

      Does UK issue and extend special visa’s for janitors?

      What an amazing country UK is.

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    This totally unaccepted. But first of all we condemn the English government to allowing the LTTE supporters to gather in public. Especially a terrorist organisation. Will English government allow to gather & campaign in public in support of Hisbollah or Hamas? Arrest the LTTE supperters. SL government should take some action on this.

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      I was there. The incident started when the bold heded man kicked a Sinhales fan when he tried to go near from them. They started this and they were looking for trouble and recorded everything to show the world

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      What about mara allowing BBS in sri lanka?? They are terrorists as well, (cheap terrorists).

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        That’s a Sri Lankan matter. No need to take it to the world. We will look after that problem. About the BBS…

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          NLankan

          “We will look after that problem.”

          That is the problem.

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        No difference between the two extremist gangs!

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    How they can hold ltte flags as ltte is banned in uk??
    Now it’s clear Colombo telegraph is seeing only one side of the coin
    Mahesh

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    Two years after the stanley cup riots in vancouver still people are charged with video evidence.
    Charge them all so this will not be repeated. There is no room for hooliganism in a civilized society. Its OK in Sri Lanka where parliamentarians tie people to trees and make teachers kneel in class nut this is UK.

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      Get your head out of your butt. The LTTE is a banned terrorist organisation. How come the UK govt. allowed falgs and demonstrators. ‘The real display of the situation in Sri lanka’ was completelt ignored by the outside world when traitors like you funded the killing of Sri Lankan for more than 30 years.

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      Burt

      Using civilian as shields, recruiting children for terroist activities, carrying out credit card frauds etc.

      Why not continue the usual list. Do not be saint man.

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        Why don’t you talk about Drone Attacks by the USA in Pakistan. Isn’t that Genocide? Caring out attacks on civilians. In Sri Lankan case, there was a war @ that time & the LTTE terrorists were taking refuge with the civilians. The LTTE cadres were killed & the civilians were taken out. Come & live in Sri Lanka first. Then talk about Sri Lanka.

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    The Genocide loving Eezhamists were flying the LTTE flag. So why weren’t they arrested by the Met for ‘promoting terrorism’? If the Tamil Guardian is really so concerned about ‘British Tamils’ physical safety, they should be assisting the Met on cracking down on ‘British Tamil’ gangs who murder each other with depressing regularity.

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      Mango

      “The Genocide loving Eezhamists were flying the LTTE flag. So why weren’t they arrested by the Met for ‘promoting terrorism’?”

      You should be suing the local Council for eyesore, mental cruelty, environmental disaster,animal cruelty……..etc.

      You also should be suing the Met for aiding and abetting terrorism. I will be right behind you, be a man.

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    DeJa Vu…

    DeJa Vu..

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    There is evidence even the otherwise unyielding Agnithevan was a supporter of the Sri Lankan Cricket team and the game. There is the old Tamil saying there is a time and place for everything.

    I am told Sangakkara and Muralitharan are helping to develop Cricket in the NEP.

    Senguttuvan

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      @Seguttavan!!! Where did you get the information??? It is all propaganda and in the case of Muralidharan it is sheer fraud by his manager in the Mankulam project.. Just in California alone they had raised $600-700,000 dollars. In addition there has been fund raisers in the UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.

      Why don’t you go and visit Mankulam and see WTF they have done with all the funds collected for 1 single project in Mankulam…. I know you won’t get VIP treatment in Colombo like Ian Botham’s two trips where Helicopter rides were available.

      Now where is Ian Botham and he is no where in sight from Mankulam. So is poor Muralitharan who really does not care a shit about the Tamils especially in the North, East or WP. Nor what he has done in the Up Country despite the unconditional love and support he received from 100 Million Tamils from all over the world.

      Murali should learn to have gratitude. I have met him twice and he is sincere and honest. And humble. Sadly he is been taken for good bloody ride…. Proof of the Pudding is in the eating.

      I was going to write an article. Unfortunately three of my good friends are also involved in the Mankulam project. So I decided not to write about it and the shit will hit the fan… Wait for the Book. It will be juicy about Mankulam as well… What a WTF disaster and calamity. It is right by the A 9. Go and freaking see, People. Not only the Seguttavans and other Fictious name holders… lol.

      Donald Jayantha Gnanakone
      Tamils for Justice.

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        //Unfortunately three of my good friends are also involved in the Mankulam project.//

        Are you still friends with them — What explanation do they have of the fiasco?

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          May be Nanakone is upset he didnt get a portion of that :D

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    How come UK allows the display of the flag of a banned terrorist organization

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      Suq Madique

      “How come UK allows the display of the flag of a banned terrorist organization”

      Good question.

      If the UK authorities don’t enforce law, why don’t you take the authorities to task? I never heard of them sending white van.

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        UK appears to be blind to what the LTTE does now and what it has done in the past. They never seem to think that recruiting child soldiers was something terrible. They kept the Balasingam couple despite the fact that they were Terrorists. UK knows all what they did in Sri Lanka but still sympathies are with them. They are protected.
        Same thing is done in Sri Lanka- BBS and Sinhala Ravaya is allowed a free hand. They have taken over the police function, the FPA clinic, they had burnt churches,kovils and mosques, meat stalls. Thugs burn presses, attack media institutions. BBS call themselves the police. The state has not brought these people to book. So we can’t complain against UK when we tolerate this type of activity here.

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          YES PRIYA

          WE TOLERATE ALL THE HOOLIGANISM, THUGGERY, BY PRADESHYA SABHA MEMBERS, PARLIAMENTARIANS, THUGS, BBS, SINHALA RAVAYA AND WE EXPECT JUSTICE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. THEY HAVE TAKEN POLICE POWERS AND POLICE ARE ONLOOKERS. PUT OUR HOUSE IN ORDER FIRST. VIOLENCE IS VIOLENCE WHETHER IT IS CREATED IN THE NAME OF RELIGION OR WHATEVER. AT LEAST ONE CHURCH HAS TAKEN THE BBS TO COURTS AND I HOPE HE CAN SUSTAIN HIS CASE AND HE GETS JUSTICE.
          WHAT CAN WE EXPECT OF THE POLICE

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    “as Sri Lankan ethnic Sinhala fan mobs gathered an assaulted Tamils, as they do in Sri Lanka”………bullshit for the ignorant. Tamils thrive of the sympathy of the white man and portray themselves as victims but the reality is far from that. They are are a devious lot and still striving to achieve what that megalomaniac prabha could not.

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      Nodrog

      “Tamils thrive of the sympathy of the white man and portray themselves as victims “

      Let me get this right.

      Tamils are the victors and Sinhala/Buddhists are the victims.

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    Hey, those are Tamil Tiger flags in the photographs, an organisation illegal in the UK! Why didn’t the UK police arrest those who held them?

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    There is a limit for anybody to bear up the anti Sri Lankan activities of the Tamil Diaspora. These people cannot accept that their God is no more.

    I Hope they enjoyed a taste of their own medicine.

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    Irrespective of ethnicity Sri Lankan cricket brings people together in SL. It’s a real shame these LTTE activists turned human rights activist are using Cricket too! You ask the rest of the world to boycott Sri Lanka except you use Sri Lanka at every chance you get!

    This is sports, leave your dirty politics out of it Tamil diaspora!

    You have every right to a protest but to use cricket and make a scene – then blame SL fans is really unbecoming of you. Another publicity stunt!

    “The Tamil diaspora with their LTTE flag just couldn’t stomach the Sri Lankan win and the angry mobs attacked the Sri Lankan fans” ! CT why don’t you publish what really happened instead of quoting other publications pls!

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    I cannot understand why these Tamil activists failed to realize that sports has nothing to do with politics. These activists are are a disgrace to the Tamil community.

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      Citizen

      “These activists are are a disgrace to the Tamil community.”

      The attacking Sinhala/Buddhists are angels.

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        Dear Native Vedda,
        Even the Sinhala extremists are a disgrace to their own race. You see it is only a few people, whether Sinhalese or Tamil, who are a disgrace to their communities. Majority of the Sinhalese, Tamils & Muslims want a peaceful life.

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          Citizen,

          Everybody wants and looking for peace. But who is destroying the peace and creating more trouble both in North, East, West and South…….

          It is these crazy uneducated politicalo thieves who came to power through Fraudulent means who destroy our country.

          Therefore first everybody irrespective of Cast, religion, race and age should unite and should get rid of these blood sucking, trouble making leeches and get back our Parliament and should give it to well qualified,disciplined, respectable and honest true patriots to govern.

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          Citizen

          “You see it is only a few people,”

          Where did these hoodlums originate? They are from Sinhala/Buddhist communities. So were the Tamil extremists. If majority of the people want peaceful life, they would have worked very hard to achieve it.

          The Tamils and Sinhalese are born racists and they rage 24/7/52 for no apparent reason, perhaps its in their stupid gene.

          Look at the comments under these topics, now that the Sinhalese believe that they have beaten the stupid Tamil diaspora at their home ground, time to rejoice, rejoice and rejoice.

          Since their tribal victory on the streets of London, the number of hate comments have increased, this only reflects the parochial nature of behaviour which prevails back home.

          The Sinhalese and Tamils are no angels and that is one reason as to why I want to reclaim my ancestral land. Would that bother you?

          Forget the Muslims they are another lot who live in another mythical world, nation without borders.

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    These LTTE terrorist never let other people to live peacefully ,these terrorist kids now they go against the SL cricket

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    Nothing is seen in the video. Looks like a tamil propaganda blititz. Anyway Tamils outnumber Sinhalese by manyfplds in London and Europe.

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    Illan Kanawa or Illagena kanawa, this is plain and simple provocation by a bunch of bogus diaspora trying to justify why they have to continue living in the first world, without coming back to their so called “homeland” and helping to develop it.

    This is probably why Britain deserves the occasional terrorist attack, for promoting and sanctioning this type of rubbish !

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    Typical of LTTE supporting Tamil diaspora not to stand for anything “Sri Lankan”. Cricket is the only sport that has no racial boundaries and the LTTE supporting tamils in UK with their ‘Tiger’ flags have to come and try to divide that as well. Shame on them and the LTTE tamil diaspora for going after cricket. Watching the cricket I noticed loads of Sri Lankan tamils at the Oval. Wonder if they were the ones who have had enough of the forced LTTE fundraisers and decided to show their anger towards the MOB OF TERRORIST supporters with their ugly Tiger flags.

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    Colombo telegraph, so you are reporting implying that the terrorists who destroyed OUR country and their supporters who mock and try to ‘Ban’ SLC are correct? I have a serious concern about where you stand..
    These are terrorists and terrorists supporters. These lot are worse than the torrorists themselves as they simply try to claim their refugee status creating some chaos in Sri Lanka..
    Sri Lankans have all the right to bash them up every single one of them…
    It’s enough us Sri Lankans lived a diplomatic life..it’s enough those lttle brainwashed idiots ruined the image of our country and prevented genuine Sri Lankans going to the UK….there will be no ltte..there will be no more any activities against our beautiful country anymore.
    just think about it, since 2009 Sri Lanka is moving forward in an astonishing manner..yes there are issues to resolve in economy but the progress is great so far..not a single bomb was blasted since declaring the vitory!
    So anyone who writes favouing these mean, savages LTTE terrorists should also be named as terrorists..
    if the British government is so worried about the terrorist activities occurs in Britain , then there you go.. deport these ltte supporters so the SL gov will do the justice..put them in jail where they belong
    everyone..this is Sri Lanka and we ARE LIONS! mind your own business or join hand to develop this country!

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      @Ryan,

      Dont u understand by behaving like this one is helping the very enemies of SL?

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    The Sri Lankan Cricket Team is NOT the Sri Lankan Government. One can be Tamil and a proud Sri Lankan Cricket fan at the same time.

    Protesting at and boycotting Sri Lankan cricket matches only alienates ordinary, decent and fair-minded Sri Lankans. This does not help the cause of justice for the displaced and disappeared Sri Lankans – Tamil, Moslem or Sinhala – who are all victims of successive tyrannical regimes.

    These protestors come from the lunatic fringe and are unable to accept that the cause of the LTTE is lost. Find a new way forward, guys. History cannot be changed and the methods of the past won’t work in the future.

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    These lot are worse than the torrorists themselves as they simply try to claim their refugee status creating some chaos in Sri Lanka..
    Sri Lankans have all the right to bash them up every single one of them…
    It’s enough us Sri Lankans lived a diplomatic life..it’s enough those lttle brainwashed idiots ruined the image of our country and prevented genuine Sri Lankans going to the UK….there will be no ltte..there will be no more any activities against our beautiful country anymore.
    just think about it, since 2009 Sri Lanka is moving forward in an astonishing manner..yes there are issues to resolve in economy but the progress is great so far..not a single bomb was blasted since declaring the vitory!
    So anyone who writes favouing these mean, savages LTTE terrorists should also be named as terrorists..
    if the British government is so worried about the terrorist activities occurs in Britain , then there you go.. deport these ltte supporters so the SL gov will do the justice..put them in jail where they belong
    everyone..this is Sri Lanka and we ARE LIONS! mind your own business or join hand to develop this country!

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      When a leading and popular Buddhist monks (BBS) openly said that they were going to physically attack SL cricket players, throwing eggs at them… what did you do? How did you feel?
      Those monks openly condemn leading SL cricket players as traitors!!
      Why didn’t you get agitated like this. Tamils are terrorist because SUDDA countries said so.. Ha ha
      You racist bas…ds

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        They didnt do it man…and they can’t do it! just don’t pull irrelevant things and try to rectify these terrorists activities..what are you one of them?
        you talk as if you have know me..idiot..I have written and done things against BBS activities too..so bugger off terrorist supporter! bugger of from my country

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    first of all, the LTTE is a recognized and banned terrorist organization by the UN and several other world organizations.. UK allowing these people to publicly support them by holding LTTE flags is unacceptable..

    first the UK government should arrest these jobless retards who are supporting terrorists before talking about other countries.

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      Borrow more money from the Chinese and buy another 100 Rolls Royce’s then you would find even the queen kissing rajapassa’s passa before November.

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    Maybe they were Australian Tamils and a bit upset about the match result :D

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    This report is a totally biased one !!!! I myself was at the Sri Lanka Vs. England match on thursday and saw these same LTTE protesters. I was so glad that inside the stadium there were tamil Sri Lankan supporters supporting their team together with their sinhalese and muslim friends. I personally witnessed this and was so glad to see this.

    A few points to note:

    Firstly these protesters are holding LTTE flags and promoting a banned terrorist organisation. If they have true grievances then this is not the place to protest and neither should they be holding LTTE flags. They are not protesting the tamil cause but the cause of a ‘killing machine’.

    Secondly as you can hear in the video they had brought small children. Talk about child soldiers!

    Thirdly this is a cricket match. A sporting event that Sri Lanka is taking part in an international arena. Their protest simply shows that they do not love their country but they are only there to cause trouble and mix politics with sports. They are all british citizens and therefore they are not Sri Lankan anymore. So their aim is only to cause problems.

    Finally if you are going to come and protest in a place where there are thousands of people gathering and especially during a sporting even do expect to be challenged. You are either foolish or you want to be attacked so that you can spread biased reports to spread your cause !!!!

    Colombo Telegraph you have a responsibility to print unbiased reports that demonstrate a good journalistic ethic. Or else are you too an LTTE ‘puppet’ fighting their cause?????

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      I hope President Rajapakse along with his brothers and the Cabinet members will go to England to cheer our Team during the Semi final match with India.

      Also He will be able to sort this issue to some extent. It’s no point talking issues inside Sri Lanka when the actions are taking place somewhere else.

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    you do not call terrorist groups as “activists”

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    It seems this website led by Sri Lankan tamil or Muslim troup. they indirectly hitting to the Sri Lankan community and the peace. you should balance your reporting tool my dear admin.

    Thanks.. :D

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    No solution other than killing those people who support LTTE. Those who are against LTTE should know that only language they can understand is a military solution. Don’t care about what our educated people say, They just say and leave you to with stand yourself every kind of racism against us. Then they say bla bla bla and participate press conferences, write books, articles, etc.

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    The UK Government or the regional administration rely on these Tamil votes so they allow such protests, even though sports has nothing to do with politics. Moreover like many writers, what has a banned organisations flag to do with peaceful protests. This shows that the UK plays a double-game when it comes to Sri Lanka. These protests should be banned at sport venues.

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    Let’s not get our knickers in a knot here over some tempest in a teapot!

    A principle that has been established over many years is that ANY sporting event is NOT off limits to political protest.

    The “west” boycotted the Moscow Olympics after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the “east” boycotted the L. A. Olympics in retaliation four years later.

    The treatment meted out to South Africa during the apartheid years is another prime example. I believe Sri Lanka itself took action against cricketers who were on a “renegade tour” of that country, though that story seems to have an interesting denouement in that the son of Kerry Packer who, I believed, sponsored that event is now being given all kinds of VVIP treatment and “incentives” to set up a gambling empire in what our rulers would have us believe is the shining beacon of Theravada Buddhism!

    All of this, of course,does NOT justify the use of violence in promoting a political viewpoint or the display of symbols, such as a Tiger flag, which, if the comments made are accurate, is a criminal offence in England and about both of which the cops should have taken appropriate action.

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    The comments here show that there is still hope for Sri Lanka. Shame on a bunch of hooligans for protesting at a sporting event, and shame on you CT, for your biased reporting.

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      Nish

      “Shame on a bunch of hooligans for protesting at a sporting event,”

      Shame on protesters. ඡය වේවා! jaya vevā to the attackers.

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