Opposition leader threatens journalists in Sri Lanka

  • 2 Dec 2008 07:19:24 GMT

    [Even UNP Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella at several news briefings had been critical of journalists which drew strong protests. The journalists claim that the media policy of the Opposition Leader and the UNP is clearly displayed by these incidents]

    since this is ITN well I dont know how over exaggerated this news is... but if it is true, it is not good for a party that has even slight hopes of coming to power... media is important factor if a party is willing to consider to at least get into power.. specially when it is the main opposition party...

  • 2 Dec 2008 08:04:19 GMT

    This is total rubbish ! The Daily Mirror that started a good web site with breaking news and comments from readers now publishes only news favourable to the government and doesn`t publish any comments detrimental to themselves or the rulers.

    Pitiful how so called independent newspapers compromise themselves !

  • 2 Dec 2008 09:03:59 GMT

    Some time ago Traitor Ranil made a public declaration that all Rural Businessmen will be sent to Somalia.

    Not only member`s Rural Chamber`s of commerce, but all jounalists critical of Triator Ranil will also be sent to Somalia if Traitor Ranil becomes president.

    Traitor Ranil is now fighting with his own, family owned newspaper group....pretty soon this Traitor will be thrown out of his own home by his mother. Traitor Ranil`s own brother Shan Wickramasinghe is already supporting Mahinda....

    Actually not just Mahinda`s Brother`s but Traitor Ranil`s brother`s are also supporting Mahinda....Very soon Traitor Ranil`s mother will also support Mahinda.

    Remember what happened to Richard De Soyza during Traitor Ranil`s UNP era!....

    Remeber how Traitor Ranil as PM, evicted Paul Harris from Sri Lanka for exposing the true Nature of the LTTE during the UNF govt of 2001 and Traitor Ranil`s Traitorous CFA!!

  • 2 Dec 2008 09:28:08 GMT

    [since this is ITN well I dont know how over exaggerated this news is...]

    Seems to be true as DM confirms Ranil`s outburst as follows:

    [DM Editor should not play games with me :Ranil

    UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing a media briefing a short while ago said Daily Mirror Deputy Editor Kesara Abeywardena had called him a weak leader in his column. The UNP leader said he knew the motives behind such articles and added Daily Mirror Editor should not play games with me .]

    See:

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=33801

  • 2 Dec 2008 13:17:54 GMT

    [Seems to be true as DM confirms Ranil`s outburst as follows:]

    well either ways not good for Ranilw to fight off the media... he should know better... after all he is not very popular at the moment with him being on the opposite...anyway thanks for the link P007

  • 2 Dec 2008 14:41:01 GMT

    The United Non-Sense Party now waiving the stick to journalists.

  • 2 Dec 2008 16:15:55 GMT

    Mala paninawa cos he is too old for any job.

  • 2 Dec 2008 19:50:25 GMT

    [Mr. Wickramasinghe was also critical of the Chief Editor of the Daily Mirror.On several earlier occasions, Ranil Wickramasinghe has humiliated, threatened and insulted journalists]

    As per the media, the government is worse. Hence the media has the responsibility to address the issue through the worse offender.

  • 2 Dec 2008 19:52:20 GMT

    [Not only member`s Rural Chamber`s of commerce, but all jounalists critical of Triator Ranil will also be sent to Somalia if Traitor Ranil becomes president. ]

    In other words, you are thanking the LTTE that he is not the President

  • 2 Dec 2008 21:23:03 GMT

    [He had assaulted a journalist during a media briefing]

    Ranna poniyata echchara deyak karaganda puluwanda?