Sepala Ekanayake - He hijacked to meet his love

  • 19 Jan 2007 19:38:57 GMT

    [At the end of the trial Sepala was sentenced to five years imprisonment. While in prison he produced some plays and became very popular among the other prisoners. Once again, he became free Ekanayake in 1987. ]

    what happened when he was in prison!!

    a pat on his back for a job well done. I am talking about a massacre in the prison which was spearheaded by this person.

    and yesterday i saw one intelligent dude say he is his HERO!

  • 19 Jan 2007 20:01:54 GMT

    [But when the government came out with the `Package` he became a staunch critic of the PA.]

    So, he tried to hijack the `political solution`! He did not learn anything from the prison life.

  • 21 Jan 2007 08:21:46 GMT

    [a pat on his back for a job well done. I am talking about a massacre in the prison which was spearheaded by this person]

    No no I don`t think this guy was ever involved in it.

  • 21 Jan 2007 14:21:19 GMT

    [I am talking about a massacre in the prison which was spearheaded by this person.]

    TC,

    My being a sinhalese Buddhist from the South, if I ever saw Sepala Ekanayke some where I would never think it would be him. Hence it is amazing how a Jaffna Tamil (as stated in eelamist website) managaed to recognize amidst the massacre at Welikada Prison. In order to give more prominence to the massacre the eelamists brought his name up.

  • 22 Jan 2007 19:44:38 GMT

    Shisya, Ru,

    http://www.uthr.org/Book/CHA10.htm

    there are many more site but i quote this since this is an anti LTTE/Anti tamil (most of the time ) anyway site.

    [The first thing that caught Peiris` eye was Sepala Ekanayake, who faced the officer with an object in his hand, which horrified the officer. The officer immediately recognised Ekanayake, who being Sri Lanka`s pioneer hijacker, had been built up into something of a folk hero in the Press. Ekanayake spoke to Peiris confident that the commandos, who were a part of the Army, were on his side. His words with reference to the object in his hand were: `Sir, komade vade?` (`Sir, what do you think of this job?`). Peiris, who was rushing towards the building with gun in one hand, used his other fist to give Ekanayake a blow on the face. Ekanayake found himself flat on the ground. This happened outside the boundary of the YOB. Having seen the behaviour of the soldiers on the 25th, Ekanayake probably thought that this group was also coming to cheer them. We note that Ekanayake had been the first to enter the YOB. This is meant that he had done his work there and had come out with something that he was proud to show off.]

  • 11 Dec 2010 15:51:59 GMT

    He is really a hero

    a man from RUHUNA.this is what fathers love. and an excellent brain. tough it is correct or not, he did his job as a father & a husband!