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Who Is Afraid Of Colombo Telegraph?

By Malinda Seneviratne –

Malinda Seneviratne

The news/views website, Colombo Telegraph is blocked for users from Sri Lanka.  This is not the first occasion this has happened. Colombo Telegraph is not the first website that has been blocked either.  Tamilnet, which was the voice of the LTTE was blocked years ago.  Other sites which like people to think that gossip, wish and other mischievous missives marketed as ‘news’ that the operators of the websites believe would in some way help their political project(s) have also been blocked.  Pornographic sites have been blocked too.

The blocking of websites is first and foremost silly.  Those who really want to visit such places can do so at the cost of just a few mouse-clicks.  It is therefore childish.  Now we don’t know for sure who blocked CT, but let’s assume that the Government had a hand.  If that is the case, the Government is not doing itself any favors. Indeed, it can be argued that it is detrimental to the Government to block CT or those other classes of websites referred to above.

As I argued in a piece titled The staunchest friends of the regime that sites like Colombo Telegraph helps the regime.  It’s an old theory, true, but dissent and criticism is more containable within democratic structures and in this case such opposition gets off loaded into virtual space largely inhabited by invective-spewing hotheaded cowards who are loathe to walk the talk.

Colombo Telegraph has more uses than this dissent-offloading business. Even if you thought CT was run by nutcases with nutcases and for nutcases with narrow political objectives that are against the larger interests of the citizenry, it can be taken to be a place where the enemy shows up, shows face, spouts criticism.  Knowing the enemy by face, name and word is very useful in politics.

But CT is bigger than that.  CT gives space to a wide range of political views.  While it has its complement of regime-haters (mostly out of disappointment and rage that preferred outcome(s) did not materialize), there is enough cogent criticism to make such whiners irrelevant and even sufferable.  The benefits outweigh the negatives.

Speaking strictly for myself, in addition to CT accommodating my articles, it has offered me insights into the characters and politics of those who don’t necessarily agree with me.  I am richer for reading their versions of things and their vision of how things ought to be. Sure, I don’t care much for the invective of the largely ill-informed and politically compromised commentators who throw up frequently below what is posted, but that’s fine with me; I just don’t bother to read that stuff.  I do read the articles and I find them by and large to be well-written and well argued (even though I may not share the assumptions and may find fact-selectivity problematic).

CT, more than any other source, mined Wikileaks for documents pertaining to Sri Lanka, many which wrecked the sweet picture of the USA and UN that those opposed to the regime, for example, may have entertained.

What is fundamentally objectionable here is the curtaining of expression-freedom, the intent rather than the act (which, as I said, could be sorted out with a few mouse-clicks).  It implies fear.  It implies retarded thinking process.  It implies lack of counter-argument (to whatever it was that bothered the ‘blocker’) or inability to articulate objection.  CT has not shown that it will not honor the right of reply to any article posted on the website, but even if it did, that kind of ‘censorship’ is too common for anyone to gripe and whine.

This blocking of CT is a violation of my right to information, my freedom to visit websites that I find useful.  It is a childish and pernicious move on the part of the blocker(s).  CT is not a threat to my security and not a threat to national security, and even if that were the case, the best way of responding to that kind of threat is to engage using the same weapons, primarily word and argument. This, is counterproductive, and moreover offers free ammunition to those who actually may have pernicious designs on the nation and national interest.

If some state element is behind this blocking, it deserves the tag ‘dumb-ass’.  If not, it is in the interest of relevant state agencies to find out who did it and put a stop to these kinds of meaningless and childish responses to what is in the view of the blocker(s) objectionable.
*Malinda Seneviratne is the Chief Editor of ‘The Nation’ and his articles can be found at www.malindawords.blogspot.com
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    At last Malinda has written something useful. Good

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      Agree . -:)

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        People should use…. http://www.ninjaproxy.ca to access blocked sites from Sri-Lanka… dumb ppl whoever thought a site could be silenced…. Dogs bark but the Caravan moves on…. goes an old saying….

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          There are hundreds of Free Proxies, just type “Free Proxies” & go to any Blocked Web Site.

          Uneducated, Ace Donkeys / Mutts are running Govt’s “Web Access” policies & Govt. does not need enemies if they have these Idiotic friends /a..holes.

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      Agree. He has done better this time.

      However, still he is really afraid of naming and shaming those behind the Colombo Telegraph blocking. He know who they are by name.

      Malinda is a prominent practioner of self censorship. Like many others in SL. Can’t really blame him. Guy has a family to live for.

      That sort of proves the point really well. SL is under a fascist dictatorial Junta. Everyone is scared.

      But, we do have a democratic facade. Lovely! Until abruptly one day you notice a white van stalking you.

      Cheers!

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        ‘Can’t really blame him. Guy has a family to live for’

        Ben, In that case he should stop writing.
        What Malinda does is white washing the Family
        indirectly. Isnt this article comical?
        He made me laugh with his justification.
        Who else would block a web site which is not
        praising the fake king and family?
        Malinda should write to Daily News or Daily Mirror.
        CT readers are far too intelligent than he thinks.

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      Malinda,

      Very good write up. Thank you CT

      The Gutenberg Printing press, the Radio and TV and now the internet will not allow facts to be forever suppressed. Sri Lankans should be curious as to why CT is problematic for the state.

      1. “The news/views website, Colombo Telegraph is blocked for users from Sri Lanka.”

      The Church banned and put it in the Index, the Copernicus book on the Heliocentric model, but the Earth still continue to move and rotate.

      2. “But CT is bigger than that. CT gives space to a wide range of political views. While it has its complement of regime-haters (mostly out of disappointment and rage that preferred outcome(s) did not materialize), there is enough cogent criticism to make such whiners irrelevant and even sufferable. The benefits outweigh the negatives.”

      That is the key. It gives space for differing views, differing Myths and differing ideas, and lets readers sort out out the facts from fiction, Myths and beliefs such as Nirvana, Nibbana, Samsara, Rebirth, Heaven, Hell, Limbo, Purgatory, Kamma, Soul etc. It pits the belief against the scientific method test for validity and reason.

      In the end, the the facts and truths will prevail, and myths will fall.

      Still, 25% of the people in the developed world believes the Sun is still around the Earth.

      http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/c7/tt07-09.htm

      Table 7-9
      Correct answers to factual knowledge questions in physical and biological sciences, by country/region: Most recent year
      (Percent giving correct answer)

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      “CT was run by nutcases with nutcases and for nutcases “… what are YOU Mr Malinida? to be writing on CT.. a worst case …nutcase….

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        Exactly.

        The Junta of SL seems to be rather worried about nutcases of CT.

        Cheers!

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        Did you somehow miss the first bit of that sentence, FairNSquare: Even if you thought CT was run by nutcases with nutcases and for nutcases”

        Not very fair and square are you?

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      There is a kautilya’s double?
      Malinda always writes good. Why the at last?

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    The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all.
    – Niccolo Machiavelli

    Machiavelli rules the day……

    Let’s hope and throw our mind waves in support of CT Warriors, for them to continues to hold the candle in the wind.

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      Pl. be read …continue to hold…

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    Very fair comment from someone who is a supporter of this intolerant regime. He refers to this act of the government aptly as, childish.

    Dictators don’t tolerate even the mildest criticism and debate on the way they rule the country and this ban on the CT has proven that.

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    Is CT blocked in Sri Lanka ? Really ??

    Will Jim Softy, die a natural death now ? What a shame – this was his bread & butter !!!

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      this was his bread & butter !!! { FoR Jim Softhi].

      Really??????.

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    The masses are to be denied hearing, speaking or seeing any evil against the regime. Like the three monkeys they are supposed to live in this paradise, climb trees in protest and get shot by the military, unknown, unheard and unwept. Such is the humanitarian feelings of our great rulers and their lackeys.

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    Thanks.
    In the present state of events against the public escalating in the country,blocking of online news conveys that the government wants to only dish out their news and muzling the truth.

    News of the struggle the GOSL is going through to give the public a peacefull existence after the war ended,giving great credit for example to China,Belarus etc.Hiding the actions of criminals.

    From time to time the government has blocked online news.But the government I believe has its own sources to get into the blocked online news such as CT,TC etc to find out what the diaspora and their own public’s views are.When we hear violence still taking place especially by the army,MP’s their cohorts and above all the ruling party and the R.family it proves they are suffering from a fear phsychosis.
    Insitigating and unleashing their power on innocent victims is another way of shutting down the voice of the public.As my friend who just returned after a 3 months stay in SL said,they were their during the height of the Weliveriya incident and later the attack of the Muslim mosque in grandpass.There was so much protest – but- ‘Do they care’ were her words.
    It was sad hearing these words.Especially from one who lived through all the ethnic race riots,a widow escaping with her children and still thinks ‘do they care’.So it goes on from bad to worse.
    In todays scenario,journalists are arrested and got rid off.Truth is shut down.The protests of familes of these journalist are shut down,others escaped the country.

    Do the people of Sri Lanka,especially the village folks know that ‘what they read is only government news’?

    Internationally Sri Lankans have appealed and lost.All embassies have acces to these news.These are reported back to Defense.
    As we can see one of the reasons why our own writers on these threads sign off with pseudonyms/pen names.I am sure many of them want to and have visited Sri Lanka.They do not want the ‘white Van’to recieve them at the BI.Airport.

    So much for a claim that we are a democratic socialist republic.
    The muscle/muzzle on the media is the first step to crash on regardless to establish a state that has today fallen into the doldrums of suckers and criminals.

    The fist step leads to another.Then the muzzle on the Judiciary,Elections Office,bulldozing into media offices,breaking up of equipment.Harrasing journalist doing their job,snatching cameras and expensive equipment and dashing it on the ground.

    ‘Do they care’? So it goes on.

    These sort of actions are visible to the public in Sri Lanka.These have been reported in some papers at the cost of the lives of their own jounalists,their families and their equipment.Absolutely no media freeadom.

    I am thnakfull for some of our online media that keeps us informed of the ‘news’.It is us who need to sieve the truth from all that is dished out to us.
    We trust some online news and soon that is blocked.The ones that speaks the truth is the one that suffers most.
    This is another form of HR violations.This affects the jobs the journalists have.A means to live.

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      Hannah Rajaratnam:
      I hate to say this about someone who is on the side of the angels, but do you think you could say something original and not bore us to death through repetition?
      As for Malinda Seneviratne, I really can’t believe that people believe that he is showing signs of “reformation!” Here’s a guy who says, “Now we don’t know for sure who blocked CT, but let’s assume that the Government had a hand,” as if butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth.
      Have any of you people read the vicious crap that this ….. has been responsible for over the years? If you have, do you believe that he is capable of REFORMING HIMSELF? If you do, have you scheduled your next visit to the loony bin?
      Come on guys, this is the MOST MALICIOUS HYPOCRITE in the media today and you can rest assured that he checked with the Rajapaksa who own him and the newspaper he heads up before he sent this submission in to CT.

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        Appochchi,you are quite correct in your assumption. Many here have been deceived by this Chameleon.

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        was Malinda referring to you when he wrote ‘ill-informed and politically compromised commentators who throw up frequently below what is posted’?

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          Bedrock Barney:
          If the cap fits, wear it, man. You are part of the brigade that Malinda belongs to anyway, so you should have headgear similar to his in any event.

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            So it was you. Don’t be upset, he wasn’t specific, we can pretend he was referring to some else. As to calling someone a most ‘malicious hypocrite’, when the entire UPFA/GOSL membership is available for targeting is like blaming SL for climate change when all the heavy hitter are out there.

            Malinda writes with a Sinhala Buddhist bias. He has openly said so. On TV. Yet you will never see him in support of media censorship or banning of any kind of media. This is is a different issue.

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    Sri Lankan government is like an Ostrich. They think that by blocking the site Sri Lankans will not get the info. Its time the computer wiz kids find ways of getting around this. In China too this happened and the people there found ways of getting around it. So let some one find a way and teach the government a lesson.

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    ‘Who Is Afraid Of Colombo Telegraph?’ – Are you MS. Of course its the Gankabaraya and clan, who else would do such cowardice things. Dont be a Thoththa Baba.

    ‘Colombo Telegraph is not the first website that has been blocked either. Tamilnet, which was the voice of the LTTE was blocked years ago.’ – Thats fine, since they supported an extreme org. Nothing to debate about. How silly you are MS to bring this point as an argument.

    ‘Pornographic sites have been blocked too’. – Are you joking MS? Every country should block these sites. Whats the big deal in it blocking after all adambarakara thaththa is an honest and decent man right? :)

    ‘Those who really want to visit such places can do so at the cost of just a few mouse-clicks. It is therefore childish’ – Can you please tell this to the so called computer wizard, Gota who is anyway like a half grown child.

    ‘But let’s assume that the Government had a hand.’ – What?, Did you forget to have your pills MS. Even for an argument sake you don’t say such silly things.

    What I reckon is Malinda is little upset about the blockage of CT because pro regime guys might miss his write ups polishing the fake king Yasalalaka Tissa now and then.

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      ‘Did you forget your pills’

      Hihihi.
      Malinda believes he could insult our intelligence by his writing!

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        ken rob, – Malinda is working for the regime.
        He is Percy’s and Nanadasena’s stooge who every now and then showing another face in public as if he is an independent journalist. He id not. His washing regime’s dirty stinking laundry.
        I too wonder why CT allows or publish Malinda’s scandalously biased articles.

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    Blocking web site toys no !

    Once again the China man comes to Mahinda’s rescue

    But there are cracks, you will have to read a lot to know how to get around this “MARAS WALL”

    http://www.howtogeek.com/162092/htg-explains-how-the-great-firewall-of-china-works/

    Ready Steady POOO !!

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    Denying the educated Lankan readership of a catholicity of views and opinions is not merely silly – it is a calculated attack on the freedom of information by sinister and unstable minds such as those who came out with that madness of the failed grease-yaka project. This is the predictable path of the mind of the mentally venal, sick, intolerant, semi-literate dictator/s – surrounded by shameless sycophants who mislead them all is well in the country. They suffer the illusion they will go on forever. So did despots Ceaucescu, Gadaffi, Sadam Hussain and a dozen more.

    Despite an uncharacteristic honest essay, Malinda exposes his prejudice “CT is run by nut cases for nut cases” The healthy, regular and biting comments flowing in by minute in CT makes it far too clear it is, decidedly, not so. The action of the State certainly “implies growing fear” as the collaborationist Malinga makes bold to admit.

    The very essence of the successful democratic countries in the West/Australisia is that they are uncompromisingly wed to the spirit of democracy – an important aspect of which is the freedom to criticise the rulers and expose weaknesses in the system. In these societies “benefits far outweigh the negatives”

    Senguttuvan

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    “Who Is Afraid Of Colombo Telegraph?”

    MR Malinda Seneviratne, the day you will be afraid of Colombo Telegraph will come:

    That will be the day when the MARA junta go to the Hague for war crimes, when your props disappear in thin air.

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    I think this is Malinda’s oblique way of apologizing to CT.

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    Mr Malinda Senavirathne;

    You mentioned that
    “As I argued in a piece titled ‘The staunchest friends of the regime’ that sites like Colombo Telegraph helps the regime”.

    do you think so????.

    As I am not an intellectual, and as I am Just an O/L educated villager from remote, eastern region of sri lanka ,
    and not have an ability to write articles in Proper English,
    I mean Queen’ English,
    so I read articles from learned people like yours and
    comments on them reasonably, the way I understand, as I wants to learn.
    and I hate to agree with you on your above statement.

    I think that Colombo Telegraph Publishes
    What ever the News Which are News worthy,
    and Showing their Journalistic View.
    Without Any Bias for the news hungry readers, mostly to who residing abroad.

    Further more You stats that;
    “I don’t care much for the invective of the largely ill-informed and politically compromised commentators who throw up frequently below what is posted, but that’s fine with me; I just don’t bother to read that stuff. I do read the articles and I find them by and large to be well-written and well argued”.

    I think Most of the commenters here with C T are Largely Very Well- informed and,
    Only A few Who are Paid by The YOUR FRINDLY REGEME Commenting to the Mostly present Regime Criticising writers/Editors.
    Clearly we can see that on Their comments .

    And you are asking,
    “If some state element is behind this blocking, it deserves the tag ‘dumb-ass’. If not, it is in the interest of relevant state agencies to find out who did it and put a stop to these kinds of meaningless and childish responses”.

    Are not You Scratching their back stating above????????.

    Because you very well know that, who wants to do Blocking of a governance Criticising Web Site,

    This blocking of Colombo Telegraph is a violation of everybody’s right to information, and every body’s freedom.
    THEN Mr Malinda Senavirathne,
    as a well respected Journalist of Sri Lanka Media Circle.

    Why You are so Afraid to Tell Openly That, it Is a Violation of OUR HUMAN RIGHTS .

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      ‘a well respected Journalist of Sri Lanka Media Circle’

      My foot!

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    Pardon my technological ignorance but does anything/anyone OTHER THAN a “state element” or “state agency” have the tech capability of blocking a website in Sri Lanka?

    If the answer is NO, then who might that “state element” or “state agency” possibly be, I wonder…:))

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      This is so lovely! Dayan Jayatilleke adding his two cents worth in what he hopes is some kind of obliquely witty way!
      It’s not Christmas yet, but it’s never too early to say,”Bah! Humbug” to frauds like this Hero of Geneva 2009!

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      Even though Malinda is pretending that he does not know for sure who blocked CT, as DJ has rightly pointed out, who else other than the “state element” or “state agency” is capable of blocking a website in Sri Lanka.

      It is interesting to see, for the very first time Malinda calling the “state element” or “state agency” a ‘dumb-ass’.

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        Does Gota know what Malinda called him?

        Anyone care to inform the De Facto President of the Republic of Sri Lanka?

        Cheers!

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          Proveded Gota understands the meaning of those terms.

          Since they all are playing a game it doesnt matter to them they been called Dumb-asses, as long as we people are Dumb.

          ‘The Nation’ is a pro regime gobbledygook. I wonder why CT allows MS to sing Baila.

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      You should know, Dayan. You have defended them vigorously in the past. And believe me, it was them you defending–not some metaphorical “state” you would like to think.

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        Hi Pal – Why did you copy my name?
        I named myself kekille, after our Sri Rohana Janaranjan thuma Percival Mahendra Rajapakispasksa.
        After all he is our Vishwakeerthi Sri Threesinhaladishwara.
        There fore I call ‘kekille’ with much love for our adambarakara thaththa.

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      It is mos def a ‘state element’, operating on the instructions of the ‘deep state’. This ‘deep state’ is quite shallow when it comes to intelligence. This is deeply apparent when dealing with the ‘4 norths’.

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        Bedrock barney:
        Whohee! Your eloquence and intelligence is truly astounding! have you buckled on your life-jacket now that you’ve chosen to leave the sinking ship?

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          Whohee? really dude, Whohee?? Where you are from, people say Whohee??? My life is strapped on tight, I jumped ship when the 18th amendment passed. Still no sight of a rescue vessel….hang on, I think I spot a shark….. named aney apochchi!

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      The Hypocritical Technocrats.

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    Congratulations Malinda for expressing your honest views.In the past you were regarded as a journalist hired by the evil empire for their propaganda. The impressions given in your article were that you were defending the regime in various ways. You were not only defending some of the bad acts but also attacking the opposition and people who criticize the government. But since lately I observed that you appear to write more independently,on your own views.More than your political arguments I was condemning some of your anti Tamil sentiments in your articles, during the war and after the war. I have branded you as a religious extremist associated with Hela Urumaya or some other Sinhalese extremists who believe Lanka belong only to Sinhalese.
    But again I see recently you condemned attacks on Muslims wholeheartedly. It is great to see you being matured to accept the reality. I am sure your understanding of Buddhist principals properly, may have contributed to this change. I have read your articles on nonviolence and loving kindness. I am sure you agree that Buddhists should not have any boundaries, when they extend loving kindness. They should feel the pain and suffering not only Sinhalese people, but also Tamils and other minorities.
    By expressing your honest opinions you might lose privileges you enjoy and may be your life would be threatened. But you can be happy that you work in accordance with your consciousness. . You would be well-respected as an independent journalist in contrast to one who writes anything to please the ruling family.

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    Your website promotes hatred against Buddhism and your senior editors should all be fired. You are a disgrace to journalism. Your slogan should be “our truth is a campaign of misinformation.”

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      969 Movement (@969Movement):
      Another day, another pseudonym for yet another of the running dogs of the Rajapassa Rajaya.
      Your time could be better spent looking for a lamp-post to pee on than occupying space here, buddy!

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        Have you not heard of freedom of expression , you moron ? 969 movement has the right to articulate his views . You are such a dumb hypocrite , get a life.

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    Who is afraid of CT? None, except Gota and his Brothers.
    Who is afraid of Gota? None, except those who are unable to name Gota who is responsible for the closure of CT.

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      CT, Malinda and Gota are all working together.
      This is a drama and do not trust any of these 3….

      censorship, I fully support.

      Donald Gnanakone.

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    Sensible views Malinda, but given the strings you hold by virtue of your pivotal media position, would you now make these views also known more extensively in the Sri Lankan media and canvass for media freedom there?

    It will help enormously.

    However, he says he doesn’t read the “invective of the largely ill-informed and politically compromised commentators who throw up frequently below what is posted”, so this appeal may come to naught!

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    People whose words come from the bottom of their hearts don’t, and don’t have to, fear anything.

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    It just shows the kind of knee jerk reaction from the likes of Lucien and camp.
    Good Luck to MaRa

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    Why u all crying Sinhala Buddhist, go on finish this family. You all have blood in your hands, lets one more finish them. We all have a wonderful life in our beloved land. Let rule you and let us rule ourselves. Am I greedy, hope you agree I am not…

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    These are outlets where the election losers are vent their spleen.

    That is why we don’t have ROWDY Arabic Spring like nonsense in SL.

    IF the minorats want Arabic Springs they are entitled to but I doubt it.

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    CT has become my number one choice for my daily reading. Author says ‘CT was run by nutcases with nutcases and for nutcases’. In the eyes of the author I have become a nutcase now.

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    It is as usual difficult to work out on which side of the fence Malinda Seneviratne sits.

    On the one hand he states “CT was run by nutcases with nutcases and for nutcases with narrow political objectives that are against the larger interests of the citizenry”. There is no mincing of words here.

    On the other he calls MR’s lackey who blocked CT on the internet a ‘dumb ass’.

    What is fundamentally objectionable in this kind of writing is that the reader may be moulded to complacency and start trusting what MS writes word for word.

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      Malindaarselickers will confirm that his cheeks are badly pock marked by his sitting on the fence – on far too many occasions.

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    well writen Malinda
    but he is imposing self censorship on himself but thats understandable

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      Probono publico:
      You certainly sound like the bs-agent who writes under this same pseudonym to the English dailies.
      You are certainly consistent in the RUBBISH you send in for publication!

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    I’m confused! Is this from your ‘Parallel Universe’ or did you have one foot in both ‘Universes’ when you wrote this one?

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    Aney Appochchi – truth hurts and it has to be repeated to be heard- considering the bullish behaviour of some.

    What do you mean ‘us’.speak for yourself.Angels are treading over graves and soon the re- awakening will begin now or sooner.

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    Just now, I posted a reply to Malinda’s comment in the article:

    On Navi Pillay’s ‘Open-Mind’, Mildly

    by Malinda Seneviratne

    August 25, 2013

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/on-navi-pillays-open-mind-mildly/comment-page-1/#comment-675851

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      You can bring dozens of evidences proving that MS has been a supportive to the current murderous regime. But the thick skinned guy would not be away from this kind of writings – so as his boss has been – would just ignore to core and would hurt us again and again.

      We the nation, to this date, have been fed up the manner the blood sucking rajapskhes rule the country.

      We have come to the level that none of us cant see it anymore, but there is no other choice before us the little simons while the opposition, senior politicians stay mum as has never been in the past. If Siriya is approchable, MR would have got contacts with Asad too, to the manner he has been in Belarus this week preaching to hold talks on the basis of bilateral relations. What do we the poor nation got to do with a nation that has been cornered by international communities for their low records on DEMOCRACY. Belarus former socialist state has now been regarded to have lower index for its democratic nature.

      All these could be fairy tales to the gullible poor villagers in sl, nothign would help to the progress of lanken developments through states like Belarus.

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        appologies:
        We have come to the level that none of us bear it anymore,

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    Malinda Seneviratne

    You are shedding Cocktail tiers!

    Everyone knows what you were doing in Geneva last year.

    Be honest to yourself!

    Do you accommodate any articles in so called “The Nation”, which are against Rajapaksa and the government?

    Before you preach others, you put your mind set in order.

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    Agree with Malinda’s sentiments.

    I like to read more opposing view points than supportive view points. It allows two things. Firstly it allows me to test my views (and sometimes correct erroneous views on my part). Secondly it allows me to identify the opponents.

    CT provides plenty of opposing views.

    CT has it’s own agenda, it’s quite illuminating if one follows those viewpoints concious of the agenda behind.

    Blocking such views is a loss. Hence my protest (freedom of speech or information is crap in the current world order like human rights. So I would not argue on behalf of such freedoms).

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