Fasting to get General released forbidden: Fasting Bhikkus baton charged by Police

  • 6 Apr 2010 05:08:06 GMT

    Gov is blocking peaceful protests of people and accounting back marks on its human right records.

    When monks or any other group wanted to fast, there is no forcible way to stop that (though gov did it yesterday). May be the people who are fasting have cheap political objects too, YET, gov has no write to use the force, other that the level granted by the law.

    What the CJ is advising on this matter to gov?

    Can gov do the same, if Tamils in Jaffna start to fast for devolution...?

  • 6 Apr 2010 05:10:45 GMT

    Bhikkus are the `Foundation` of `Chinthanaya` main supporter to Mahina Rajapaksa 4 years ago.

    `Hey Sirima, I chained the Dogs, Your Husband `Banda` released the Dogs and one of the `Dogs` bitten him, that is his foolishness`(Sir John Kotalawala)

  • 6 Apr 2010 05:13:40 GMT

    [Can gov do the same, if Tamils in Jaffna start to fast for devolution...?]

    they will give Big Macs.

  • 6 Apr 2010 05:17:44 GMT

    Government deviding nationalists to strength JVP.

  • 6 Apr 2010 05:18:34 GMT

    The only way for People to show their dissatisfaction is by voting against the present rulers..if they don`t then live with the present regime and think about it when the next elections come around..simple as that..

    In Politics normally people Vote for whom they like and from day 1 after that will start complaining about them..after 7 years when the time comes to vote again will vote for the same leader..

  • 6 Apr 2010 05:20:37 GMT

    Problem can these voters think to such extent..?

  • 6 Apr 2010 05:39:15 GMT

    [Lanka slams US war crimes ]

    [Sri Lanka has slammed the US saying it has blood on its hands after a shocking video showed a US aircraft firing indiscriminately towards civilians in Iraq killing atleast 25 of them including two journalists.]

    Ahhhh......`slam`..nice! I like that word!

    just like we `slammed` a flaming bloody hot rod up velu pulles butt cheeks

  • 6 Apr 2010 05:46:26 GMT

    I saw that Iraq clip.

    Its a good opportunity for SL to hit back US.

    Not only SL, other countries those who wish to see the fair play in international politics will use this clip.

    Then, US will be forced to admit what happened, and eventually punish if they can find the people did that.

    SL must show them, not the size and power of the country, law is same for all....!

  • 6 Apr 2010 05:50:00 GMT

    [Sri Lanka war-zone doctor stands for parliament

    By Mel Gunasekera (AFP) 2 hours ago

    COLOMBO A doctor who drew world attention to civilian deaths during the Sri Lankan army`s defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels last year is to contest polls this week for a party that backs the man behind the offensive.

    Veerakathipillai Shanmugarajah, 40, was detained following the army`s final victory over the Tigers and accused, with four other medics, of falsely spreading rebel propaganda to international aid agencies and journalists.

    Now he`s running for parliament in Thursday`s election for a Tamil party that has thrown its support behind President Mahinda Rajapakse, who ordered the military offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

    `I believe President Rajapakse is ideally suited to lead and rebuild our country after the war. I will work to support him,` Shanmugarajah said ahead of the vote, which is expected to consolidate the president`s hold on power.

    The United Nations says that at least 7,000 civilians perished in the final four months of the army`s assault on the northern jungle area holding the remnants of the LTTE`s fighting force.

    That assessment was partly based on the information provided by the handful of doctors who remained inside the war zone right up until the military secured victory over the Tigers on May 18, after more than three decades of conflict.

    The doctors said between 350 and 400 civilians were killed in fighting in the final month of battle, while a similar number perished between January and April last year.

    During their subsequent detention in military custody, Shanmugarajah and the other doctors retracted their claims, saying they had only spoken under rebel pressure.

    They were then released and given their jobs back.

    `I don`t want to talk about the casualty figures. That`s over,` Shanmugarajah told AFP by telephone from his home in the northern town of Mullaittivu.

    `We worked under very difficult conditions, with no electricity, proper medicines or equipment during the final days,` he said.

    `We had to keep moving the hospital to avoid the bombs and shells. Our people suffered a lot. But now things are much better with the war over.`

    Shanmugarajah, who performed hundreds of field surgeries during the fighting, gave up his state sector job and is a candidate from the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students -- a former militant group that was linked to the LTTE but now backs Rajapakse.

    According to the elections department, some 267,000 people are registered to vote in the Wanni area, which covers six constituencies including Mullaittivu, which Shanmugarajah is contesting.

    But the actual number of voters is believed to be less than half that, as many remain in makeshift state-run relief camps further north, nearly a year after the bitter conflict ended.

    `I am confident my people, the patients I looked after, will vote for me and get me to parliament,` Shanmugarajah said.]

  • 6 Apr 2010 05:57:24 GMT

    [If General Fonseka is hauled before the Army Courts because he was involved in politics when he was an Army Commander and Chief of Defense staff, before what Court should Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse be charged for openly participating in politics and canvassing for support for the Govt. ? UNP Gen. Secretary questioned, when addressing a media briefing yesterday (5) at the UNP media unit.]

    Why bother that much...?

    See, the president is the No. 1 person to do his service to the country, but he too lost almost all his time for the election campaign in last few weeks.

    He has to catch-up lot of valuable time he used for SLFP.