Human rights were violated in 1988-89 not now -Bandula

  • 20 Apr 2007 04:52:25 GMT

    One wrong does not make another right -- regardless of the `colour` of those who commit it. The shameful fact is, thousands were killed then; and thousands are being killed now. Maybe it is because we as a society did not adequately address the horror then and learn our lessons, that it has somehow come back to haunt us two decades later.

    And if we as a society do not address the problem this time around and put a STOP to it, I am sure other than losing a few thousands of our fellow-countrymen -- be they Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim or other -- future generations will also have to suffer the same way we did.

    The popular cliche goes ... history repeats itself ... right?

  • 20 Apr 2007 04:57:29 GMT


    Well said.

    Welcome to LNP discussions.


  • 20 Apr 2007 16:07:29 GMT

    [Human rights were violated in 1988-89 not now -Bandula]

    so, it was when the IPKF was there? why pulling india into it? lol

    so the 1983 massacre of 30000 tamils is not human rights abuse? Mr. bandulla?

  • 20 Apr 2007 16:22:41 GMT


    It was 3000 tamil civilians massacred in a couple of days.

  • 20 Apr 2007 16:24:52 GMT

    Oppps sorry kanthun, i stand corrected!!

  • 20 Apr 2007 18:03:01 GMT

    Has Sri Lanka forgotten the value of human lives?

    Even God Almighty will not forgive them! It is God and God alone who can give life and take it back. This is said and taught in all Religions.

  • 20 Apr 2007 22:15:04 GMT

    Absolutely correct. Now they are talking...

    That is why people care a dime about Opposition Leader and UNP claims of human rights abuses..

    International community raised voices when it is come to the rights abuses of the minorities and that`s again tamils..No one cares about Muslims and their plight..

  • 21 Apr 2007 02:59:00 GMT

    If so why did Bandula Gunawardena join the UNP soon after 1988-1989? :)

    This is another slimy, spineless, principless opportunist now barking away at the UNP from within PA ranks!

  • 21 Apr 2007 04:54:40 GMT

    [Human rights were violated in 1988-89 not now -Bandula]

    We laso heard this economic pundit saying the high price of commodities is due to `Nattamis` in Pettah.

  • 21 Apr 2007 05:33:56 GMT


    BG is no Economic Pundit ( no Doctorate in economics ). He was an Economics Tutor with possibly only a BSc, having an `Adyapana Kadey` (Mass Tutory) with the name of Sussex at Nugegoda in the late 80s. Having earned some money ( thanks to the wonderful system of free education SL boasts of), he got into politics by joining the UNP to line his pockets further. Now he is with the PA simply continuing the carnival as he has obviously seen there is no hope remaining with the UNP.