17 December, 2017

Blog

Who Gave Authority To BBS ?

By Tamara Wickremabahu – 

None of the Heads of the Countries of the Commonwealth I believe would endorse the forced entry of the “Bodu Bala Sena” (BBS) into the Human Rights Festival yesterday. Also, the delegates would see this incident as a scandal. This unruly act has to be condemned by all who respect the values of the commonwealth.

The organizers had a particular purpose in holding this exhibition. It was to inform the local and the international community the type of undemocratic governance that is prevailing in the country. There was an open agenda for the festival and had nothing to hide about it.

GnanasaraAs it is a fundamental right of every citizen, the organizers have every right to free expression.  Who has given authority to the BBS to stop free expression of anyone’s views?

Instances of violations of human rights are reported not only from the North but also from the South and that after the end of the war. In the recent times, a worker was killed by the Police while the workers were protesting against the pension scheme proposed by the government. At another time a fisherman in Chilaw was shot by the army while the whole fisher community was engaged in a protest against the hike of fuel prices. It was this year that people at Rathupaswela who lost their sources of drinking water due to pollution caused by the effluents of a glove factory.  During the protest at Weliveriya against pollution, three youth were killed due to gun shots fired by the army. At another instance dozens of prisoners were killed inside the Welikada prison.

Only those who have become blind as a result of their greed for power and wealth cannot recognize these incidents as violations of human rights. Instead they brand the activists as traitors and supporters of the channel 4 and Tamil Diaspora.  Obviously those critics who cannot understand these as violations of human rights are serving the political agenda of perpetrators of violence.

If any wrong was done by the organizers of human rights festival, the BBS ought to know what law permits them. To do anything beyond the law of the land would mean taking the law into their own hands. It should be noted that this is not the first time that BBS has behaved in this unruly manner.

But on no occasion have the authorities taken them to task for the illegal behavior by the members of the BBS. Does it mean that the authorities are affirming and encouraging the unruly behavior of the BBS for a political purpose? Also are the authorities manipulating them to undermine democracy to their advantage?

There have been occasions when the authorities deploy the army or the police undemocratically to control people’s democratic actions but using religious groups to curtail people’s freedom is a recent phenomenon.

The event shows to the whole world what is happening in Sri Lanka as regards democratic governance.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 1
    0

    The thug mervyn Silva is seen here directing the gate crashers. Is there law and order ? and on private property? The organisers should have known better to have prevented this.
    this footage should be presented at the UN meeting in Geneva in March 2014 to show the pathetic state of affaires

  • 1
    0

    I want to ask just one quition from Galagoda aththe Gnanasara of

    BBS that you have publicly announce that “IN THE HOLY QURAN MENTIONED

    THAT THE MUSLIMS HAVE TO SPIT THREE TIMES IN THE FOOD OR DRINKS BEFORE

    GIVING TO THE NON MUSLIMS”.So please anounce publicly with quotation

    from the “HOLY QURAN” by Lesson(Surah)number and verse number to prove

    your speech.If you cannot prove that you are a “BIG LIER” and what all

    coming out from your dirty mouth simply “A BIG BORU” and you are a “BIG

    BORUKARAYA” or “ANDARE”.

  • 1
    0

    Finally i see some Useful and Meaningful Comments. Usually People Use to Support “BBS” at the beginning and some still DO. There are millions of people are suffering in the country and politicians are using this Stupid “BBS” to fool the people. They Introduced the HALAL issue and won the election, They came up with a Mosque Issue and try to fool the people one the students killing by army.. Now again Halal to fool the people for Casinos and etc………… Still People are Stupid. They really think it is for religion they are fighting for.. BEHEADING is the Best Punishment for this Culprits. Not only for BBS, it interludes “RULING FAMILY”

  • 0
    2

    I’m not sure how authentic this is but I love it :)

    All countries should adopt this policy without pandering to the stupid and arrogant demands of moronic groups !!

    Putin’s Speech on Feb. 04, 2013
    This is one time our elected leaders should pay attention to the advice of Vladimir Putin…. How scary is that? On February 4th, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia:

    He said: “In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell ‘discrimination. We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of most minorities. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the national interest first, observing that the minorities are not Russians”.

    The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a five minute standing ovation!

    If you keep this to yourself, you are part of the problem!

  • 0
    0

    Madanaya alias Madyasara to the fore, Cut him down

  • 0
    0

    We were long waiting for the LTTEterror to be finished. Again NOW we await the end of another TERROR (GoSL) to end. It is shameful to some educated people(Prof G L Pieris etc) propping up the evils.

  • 0
    0

    Donkey Sinhalese forgot the past LTTE terrorism in very short time. Where were these Human Rights Donkeys when LTTE was active? Ha ha hiding under the beds like pigs waiting for slaughter from LTTE bombs. MR and Gota have created a stage for these pigs and donkeys to fight each other without any fear from LTTE terrorists now.

  • 0
    0

    [Edited out]
    by Joel Adamson – in 43 Google+ circles
    Jul 29, 2013 – I’ve even seen self-identification on cars: recently (not in Boulder, in … People fond of Theravada Buddhism will often charge Mahayana and … we all do things does drive us mad and to behaving like [Edited out]. … just me) are anxious and depressed and what we can do about it. ….. Join 242 other followers.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 300 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically shut off on articles after 10 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.