Herman Guneratne was arrested by Matara police last evening after he used a personal weapon to shoot at pro-Ranil protestors during what was supposed to be a peaceful march to oust UNP Leader. He was produced before the Matara Additional Magistrate today and remanded. Herman is the father of expelled UNP reformist and Southern Provincial Councillor Maithri Guneratne.
Sirasa Chief And Presidential Advisor Herman Involved In Violence Against UNP Members In Matara – Mangala
Ben Hurling / October 7, 2013
Sri Lanka cannot progress as a country by replacing corrupt UPFA with these untamed thugs of the UNP.
Javi / October 7, 2013
You are addressing the symptom not the cause. Are you from kehelwatta?
Ben Hurling / October 7, 2013
Why be such a touchy sensitive feeling?
Both SLFP & UNP have an endless supply of thugs. We have seen plenty of examples of their tyranny over 65 years.
Sri Lanka will not make much progress by replacing SLFP thuggery with UNP violence.
Sri Lanka needs and deserves new alternatives. Country has an endless supply of very talented, honest people for leadership.
However, these two rotten, family run, corrupt parties choke emergence of such new talent. Fearing the end of this horrible status quo. Where we have alternating rule by either SLFP or UNP.
Sri Lanka must end that for good. Earlier the better.
Native Vedda / October 8, 2013
“Both SLFP & UNP have an endless supply of thugs. We have seen plenty of examples of their tyranny over 65 years.”
Where do the JVP and LTTE fit in your observation?
Javi / October 8, 2013
Ben don’t you think SL would become like Egypt of today if the public try a spring action? Remember Gota is backed by the Jews and that is his main support.
“honest people for leadership.” Bernard Shaw would be rolling in his grave. This is at present honest : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20243493 check it out.
The question is will the west back a change like its backed Modi in lieu of S Swaraj NO because Rajapassa has purchased PR firms in the west with ease due to terror- he stuck a gold mine. GTF were able to stop r..passa at London because they were able to get Boris into power with 34 seats but that’s one off over now, because Boris won’t contest again as mayor and there may be a larger white voter turnout next time. So you see cMoron attending commonwealth.
The Chinese are good at infrastructure but it’s like their toys that break and no safety (of course poor nations need them to grow).The cause of all wars are economic in nature nothing else. So the known is better than unknown and it’s got to be taken from there. TNA and Tamils were so desperately cornered and Wiggi fell into their lap (while 80% were watching)its great but he has a thousand obstacles. Are you expecting the same with mean looking clouds on the prowl? It is a tough nut to crack.Wish you well.
gamini / October 7, 2013
Ben Hurling, RW does not condone thuggery as MR cultivates it. For that matter have you ever seen RW arguing in a vulgar manner as MR behaves, even when being interviewed. No RW never has been seen in bad temper ever. RW has loads of patience and can endure any insult heaped. That is a supreme quality of a Cultured Human Being, fit to be a Leader.
Now all you people claimed RW has no backing in the UNP. These clowns as Maithri Gunaratne and his father a supposed Presidential Advisor who is suspended from the UNP for his anti-Ranil Campaign obviously supported by MR cahoots have irked the UNPers to believe enough is enough. So can you blame them? At least now do you see the backing RW has in the UNP?
You say Sri Lanka cannot progress with this type of Thuggery. Where were you when Mervyn was caught on film with his goons attacking Sirasa? although they deserve is another matter. The BBS attacking Mosques and Shops? The UNP cannot be the Coward of the County. Sometimes they have to fight like men.
Ben Hurling / October 7, 2013
Do not take my comments too personally as an attack on RW.
Ranil may not be the worst in the UNP. He might even be the best in a basket of UNP’s rotten apples.
My point is Sri Lanka must end alternating monopoly on power by these two disfunctional parties. Both SLFP & UNP are highly corrupt. Both have a mired in a very violent past.
We have seen repeat performances by both UNP & SLFP over 65 years. Look at Sri Lanka now. It is a place from which citizens escape even by sinking boats. Shameful!
I hold these two stinking parties run by cronies for their henchmen totally responsible for Sri Lanka’s mess.
PS: Nothing personal. I just love my country. Not a my party.
gamini / October 7, 2013
Ben I do concede that both Parties the UNP and the SLFP have contributed to the chaos prevalent in the country today. It is for that reason that the Corrupt UNP members are sitting as Ministers in the MR Govt happily enjoying the perks. In such a scenario RW stands out above Party Politics eschewing Confrontational Politics. RW has to a great extent cleanse the UNP thanks to MR. Unfortunately some do not understand the value of RW. I promote RW not for any personal gain or for the love of him, but for the gain the Country would receive under his Able and Honest guidance.
Javi / October 8, 2013
“I hold these two stinking parties run by cronies for their henchmen totally responsible for Sri Lanka’s mess.”
” I just love my country. ”
Similar to religion, patriotism is an emotion, as opposed to a rational thought process. Studies and surveys have consistently indicated that approximately 90% of persons in any given country have strong patriotic sentiments. This percentage is similar to the percentage of people involved in other faith-based activities, such as religion. This same percentage also reflects the bell-curve of the general intelligence level of a population: 90% of all persons in SL population group register an IQ below 60 while in a Caucasian population group register an IQ below 120..
So we say love is blind!
We have seen JVP of the south, LTTE of the north. How do you propose to change the power base is it with a Tsunami? There is no IC for the north or south(charity starts at home is their policy) and SL cannot even develop over dead bodies. Come my friend tell us now because elections are due soon.
DUM / October 7, 2013
NOW CMB TELEGRAPH IS VERY FAMOUS WHEN IT COMES TO VIDEOS.. but there is no video here.. Only a Frozen edited clip.. Hey the Same CMB TELEGRAPH who could not even supply let alone put a Picture of the Historic moment where the NEW CM C.V.Wigneswaran was sworn in today with the President.. IS that a foem of Self censorship??? But quick to put a edited still about malinga and call it a video..
Citizen / October 7, 2013
There are some unwanted elements in the UNP. Ranil with other seasoned politicians will have to tackle it patiently. These unwanted elements do not realize that failures are pillars of success. There is suspicion that some sabotages are taking place to erase UNP in the minds of the people. When the lawyers went on protest on the impeachment issue, the other professionals should have joined. This is where the national political parties like UNP made blunders. Here is a case Herman Guneratne would have expected something if he acts against the pro-Ranil protestors which could have been a possibility. Ranil Mangala, Karu Jayasooriya and others should act with great caution in the best interests of the country when the country is marching towards a totalitarian State.
Ninja / October 7, 2013
You idiot Ranil has to go home
podimalli / October 7, 2013
who gave this name to maithrI? his name should have been MERAYA
3 GENERATIONS OF KILLERS.
A. Friend / October 7, 2013
Herman of course is a govenment man carrying out a government contract. Mythry is is different.
loku baba / October 7, 2013
These people are going to replace the UPFA thugs with democracy and rule of law? oh come on!!! if this is the thuggary while in opposition, we can just imagine what they’ll do in power
D / October 7, 2013
HE HE HE
GOOD WORK HIRU… now do you have videos of Duminda Silva shoot out too? Why the double standards… is it cos Rayynor owns the channel :)
Lapatiya / October 7, 2013
Actually they have that video, but the problem is Duminda doesn’t remember what has happened. even now that part of the shooting has permanently erased from his brain memory and he is the only Politician in the world to function as peoples representative with half of the brain.
Now this guy, Hermen Gunaratna also has to consult Mr. Hemantha Warnakulasooriya, Father-in-law of Buddika Pathirana, immediatly to get some legal advise like Duminda Silva and should not worry about Judiciary as Cheap Justice, Mohan Peiris is there. Then it will be the second part of “Mata Mathaka naha” Nadagama.
Piyal / October 7, 2013
What kind of presidential advisor is he? Shooting like this? This video is enough to send him in for years. That wouldn’t happen in this God blessed country. Good for Sri Lanka for the kind of presidential advisors it has. OMG, God should save this country.
bganendra / October 7, 2013
Why should Ranil go.Has he robed the people or has he given money elyto the LTTE using tsunami funds. Sirasa and the MTV/MBC net work wants him to go. Can Killi Maharajah make govts and break govts. Can Sirasa say one word against Gota the thug. Govt has given a contract to Maithri G to get rid of Ranil.
Ranil lost the presidency because MR offered a bribe to the LTTE thru’ Mangala and late Sooriarachchi,to bar Tamils from voting.
Was Ranil responsible for this.If not for this situation, Ranil would have been the President till today. Certainly there would have been PEACE in in the country, and definitely UN interference in the internal matters of the country, could have been avoided.
animal / October 7, 2013
People… open your eyes. This is the government trying to wipe out the only viable opposition there is. If you still believe in fair-play and justice, don’t sing the song that MR and his goons have created.
nimal p.dunuhinga / October 7, 2013
thuggery is a blood relative of corrupted politics?
shankar / October 9, 2013
The video clearly shows who attacked whom first.Mangala’s thugs got some of their on medicine from a 75 year old man who narrowly survived an attack from a guy with a pole and had to defend himself.
It is an absolute disgrace that the police watched while the thugs are attacking,but are quick to arrest the man who was defending and doing their duties.Also mangala and his thugs go scot free.