Sri Lanka Army commander warns newspaper to censor defense columns

  • 6 Aug 2008 21:46:04 GMT

    Can`t censor the internet heh!

    :))

  • 6 Aug 2008 21:56:47 GMT

    These selfish journalists are worried about a request by the army.

    What about the soldiers who are in the fight, who have to facing death every single moment. What about showing some respect to the soldier.

  • 6 Aug 2008 21:57:48 GMT

    Lt. Gen. Fonseka is doing a job that needs to be closely observed by independent media that represents the people of Sri Lanka who cover his salary with their taxes.

    What he is asking for reads like he desires a Burmese style military dictatorship.

  • 6 Aug 2008 21:57:57 GMT

    [No press freedom in failed state.]

    No press in the peelam

  • 6 Aug 2008 22:05:07 GMT

    Freedom1,

    [Lt. Gen. Fonseka is doing a job that needs to be closely observed by independent media that represents the people of Sri Lanka who cover his salary with their taxes.

    What he is asking for reads like he desires a Burmese style military dictatorship.]

    when the lives of soldiers are at stake, any information leak would be equivalent to the journalists picking up a rifle and shooting the soldiers themselves.

    we remember what press freedom did to the Mahasohon Brigade at millennium city. The press is free to report the news, but they should censor key battle information.

  • 6 Aug 2008 22:13:04 GMT

    Here is a round-up of today`s main stories (IN ENGLISH):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrSGNTuNk8s

  • 6 Aug 2008 22:18:34 GMT

    CMB,

    sure, there is something, that the press should also respect when it comes to protecting the lives of the troops who carry the burdon.

    On the other hand, a critical coverage helps to improve the confidence in the troops and to avoid failure such as killing innocent and also disasters like the succesful assault on the Sri Lankan airforce in Anuradapura which had been poorly organized there as well as during the Super 8 final.

    Media is there to detect wrongs and weak spots to improve the whole like as an independent watchdog that works for the people.

    That is how i grew upin Europe and i do appreciate that a lot.

    We ordinary people have no other friend than free media. Please try to think about that.

  • 6 Aug 2008 22:20:23 GMT

    This is not new move by the Srilankan forces.This has been in the practice through out the world for decades .

    Even today no one can see unbiased reports on Iraq and Afghan war against terror .

    But the most important issue here is that not a single western reporter ever report any news article which could effect the morale of the brave soldiers who fight against the terror .

    Especially the journelists from the western world are bound by their own proffessional ethics. patriotism is a priority in their reports.Unfortunatly we cannot see this kind of developments in SL even today.

    In SL we have media mafias (Those who are on NGO pay rolls) . So they dont want to see that GOSl is wining the war as they cannot achieve their own agendas had GOSL win this war

    Now we are the winning formula and goons are the running formula .

    We are facing the most crucial part of the war.

    Brave soldiers have determined to finish the war soon.-All the citizens of Srilanaka need and expect to eradicate LTTTe. GOSL is not planing to hand over the war to the next generation.

    Therefor GOSL needs to Take strong decisions to safeguard the interests of genral public.but Majority will accept it

    (odd ones are in each and every society, I am sure they will oppose it )

  • 6 Aug 2008 22:22:40 GMT

    Where is the warning?

    Some idiots want to write everything without any responsibility. I do not see any any warning in this article.

  • 6 Aug 2008 22:23:15 GMT

    Ohh poor sri lankans... don`t they know they can read most reliable and most latest news in www.tamilnet.com?