Mannar bishop denies LTTE presence in church

  • 1 Feb 2008 23:29:35 GMT

    Good on you Rev Rayappu Joseph. Places of worship need to be open to all faiths and therefore should not give refuge to those who are driven by war - including Mr. Rajapakse.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam - Australian Tamil

  • 2 Feb 2008 00:07:18 GMT

    [Dismissing the claim made by Minister Keheliya Rambukwella that the LTTE was moving about freely in the church premises, the bishop said there had been no armed LTTE cadres in the vicinity during the past few days, after strict orders were issued by him.


    Before the strict orders were issued few days ago LTTE were moving freely. Why did it take so long for Rayappu to say no to LTTE ? Was he waiting until the issue was raised. Financially hard up and starving LTTE carders must have been digging in to the Church till. Now Rayappu make them starve before the imminent death.

  • 2 Feb 2008 02:13:41 GMT

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  • 2 Feb 2008 02:59:38 GMT

    In this news report, The Bishop also accepts that except for the last few dAys, LTTE were there in the Church.

  • 2 Feb 2008 05:00:40 GMT

    [LTTE cadres in the vicinity during the past few days]

    guess that`s enough to show that ltte was indeed in the church premises before couple of days ago from this statement...

    we all know about the arti gun ltte had close to the church premises to attack sldf cos they knew that SLDF can`t fire in return due to the church being there...

  • 2 Feb 2008 08:00:38 GMT

    Bishop in the payroll.

    No LTTE in church premises may be mullahs.

    Satan firing motors from back yard.

  • 2 Feb 2008 21:33:11 GMT

    Mannar bishop is under LTTE control and we can`t expect him to order LTTE to stay away from church premises, though he says so. On the other hand, Rev Rayappu Joseph indirectly support LTTE as most of his clients are from LTTE supportive group. But as a force military forces must try keep him your side by doing justice to him and community in the area.

  • 4 Feb 2008 15:40:03 GMT

    [the bishop said there had been no armed LTTE cadres in the vicinity during the past few days]

    Does he mean that they were there before?

    [We have strictly told the LTTE to leave the church alone as it is a religious place, he said.]

    Really? The LTTE listens to him! The Rev. should talk to them about value of life and make them walk the correct path in life.

  • 5 Feb 2008 16:53:23 GMT

    It is unfitting of the Bishop to utter naked lies of this sort. He will have a big burden of lies and deceit when he reaches the Almighty.

    Let us not forget the killing machine of the prabha and his slaves.

    I am sadddened for the poor Tamil youth male and female for the price they pay with their lives.

    May the war end sooon.....

    May Prabha be captured (If alive) or to execute in Public..