Sri Lankan Soldiers nearly shot down one flying towards army camp

  • 30 Mar 2008 04:02:02 GMT

    This is another attempt to curb the media freedom by homophobic racist Sri Lankan military. Of all the balloons flying everywhere in the country, this balloon carrying journalists have been targeted. FMM believes that this is a deliberate attack against the journalists riding the balloon. Recently Reporters Without Borders ranked Sri Lanka as the most dangerous country for journalists.

    -Predicted BBC Sandeshaya report-

  • 30 Mar 2008 07:42:49 GMT

    Vishnu,

    No wonder soldiers would be scared for the things that LTTE does. Remember, we have a dang war. Security is always a problem. LTTE uses any means to attack us. We have to be very careful to counter act for those threats. It is no racism, it is security son. There is no race. Nobody in the world can identify where we come from. Race is simply the stupidest thing. Are you that smart to believe why military has to be racist? RE-THINK about security. Not racism. We did not carry racist ideas when we were bron and very little. Let it be until we die too. That is humane quality son.

  • 30 Mar 2008 09:25:58 GMT

    This will no doubt do wonders for the tourist industry.

  • 30 Mar 2008 21:45:13 GMT

    Perhaps the SLA thought that it was a tin can plane of the WANNI TIGER AIRWAYS !

    A big `THANK YOU` for the soldiers who did not bring down the hot air balloon.

    May this lucky incident for the tourists be an eye opener for the organizers of such risky rides!

  • 30 Mar 2008 22:30:00 GMT

    Still cant shoot a baloon!! My god, scare.

  • 30 Mar 2008 23:09:26 GMT

    I think that the locals should be allowed to ride the balloons as well. I mean why not? :(

  • 31 Mar 2008 02:00:42 GMT

    Vishnu,

    [homophobic racist Sri Lankan military]

    LMAO that sounds like something from an article from Tamilnet.tv!

  • 31 Mar 2008 03:37:31 GMT

    You cannot blame the Forces if the riders were shot. It has to be expected with news floating that Tigers are frequenting the Yala Santuary and Forces have to be watchful.

    Hope Tigers will not take a hint or two from the incident!

  • 31 Mar 2008 06:33:51 GMT

    Very poor planning by the organizers.If the balloon was

    shot down, there would have been hell to pay.But why collect ten bucks from people???It should have been the other way around.The balloonist should pay for using peoples airway space!