Hooded eunuchs running amuck

  • 22 Nov 2007 09:21:49 GMT

    [The pathetic failure of the police to conclude the previous investigations into attacks on the press and to bring the perpetrators to justice appears to have emboldened others of their ilk to target the media. Hence the need for a speedy probe into the incident at issue and deterrent action!]

    When did the Slankan police succeed in anything??? Failure after failure after failure. There is no doubt government is involved and fully behind this cowardly attack. They know that Sunday Leader is the real leader in newprint and read even internationally. MR, Basil, Gota have a case to answer. All and sundry should condemn this dirty, cowardly and terrorist act in one voice.

  • 22 Nov 2007 09:26:10 GMT

    All 3 RAJAPAKSA brothers in action? is the Mahindachinthanya blooming with thugs?

  • 22 Nov 2007 10:52:53 GMT

    This will never happen in LTTE controlled areas!Want to know why? They just kill them and blame the SLAF! Simple .....lolz

  • 22 Nov 2007 11:11:59 GMT

    The behaviour of Upali Newspapers in this event is really hilarious. At least `The Island` mentions about Karuna and Pilliyan but Divaina is careful to blame `private thugs` (whatever that means) for the attack. Editorial of Divaina today reserves a large part to incidents happen during UNP time indirectly hinting this is done by UNP. Majority of Divaina readers are JVPers, so Nimal Welgama`s behaviour is in a way understood.

    Karuna or Pilliyan obviously cannot operate in Colombo without anyone`s assistance. They cannot obviously burn a printing press within a HSZ without some help from high ups in the government. It is pathetic these issues are not even touched by Divaina.


  • 22 Nov 2007 12:04:56 GMT

    [One may not necessarily agree with Lasantha`s or Sonali`s brand of journalism but no one has a right to suppress their freedom of expression either through physical violence or intimidation.]

    I am one of those who disagrees with the Leader brand of journalism which is really gutter journalism. But the attack on the Leader Printing Press is reprehensible and unacceptable. Whichever way one looks at it, the govt. has a lot to explain.

    The culprits and those behind the culprits must be brought to book and must be made to compensate the Leader for the losses suffered by the newspaper.

  • 22 Nov 2007 13:20:38 GMT

    Where is ANIZAM today?? By now he should have come out with full horse power


  • 22 Nov 2007 15:32:00 GMT

    Similar set-ups that are anti-patriotic must be turned to ashes. These are a bunch of opportunists without any concern for those who sacrifice for the nation. Glad it was done and should be repeated to send a message that the nation is more important than media freedom or thrash.

  • 23 Nov 2007 03:08:16 GMT

    Even though Sri Lanka has LAw, it is not respected at all.

    IF these people don`t understand, then the alternative is what happened.

    These people are busy screwing up Sri Lanka.

    We have to decide right or wrong under the circumstances.

    I think, good punishment.

    Becayse , they will get money from the insurance.

    Environmental pollution because of smoke and their insurance went up those are the only differences.

  • 23 Nov 2007 05:32:03 GMT

    We need a society which respects the law and order.

    you can`t start it from the bottom

    the top should be right first.

    will it be possibkle?

  • 23 Nov 2007 09:01:18 GMT

    [These people are busy screwing up Sri Lanka. ]

    Only `these people`? I think everybody except me is screwing the country!