Video: A tense situ outside PM’s office

8 January 2014 07:50 am - 46     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A tense situation prevailed outside the Prime Minister’s office at Flower Road when the police tried to prevent Sihala Ravaya members from forcibly entering the Prime Minister’s office a short while ago.

One protesting monk was reportedly injured and admitted to hospital.

Some members of the ‘Sihala Ravaya’ organisation began a protest opposite the Prime Minister’s office demanding that he resigns.

The anti-riot squad had also been deployed to bring the situation under control

  Comments - 46

  • silva Wednesday, 08 January 2014 10:32 AM

    wonders of Asia

    sarath mendis Wednesday, 08 January 2014 10:55 AM

    Since the letter went from his office, the Prime Minister should resign, that's true. That's just the correct thing to do, whether he is directly involved or not does not matter. However, we cannot allow thugs and criminals hiding under robes to take the law into their hands. These are not buddhist monks - they are criminals in robes. The law should be enforced against these extremist monks/criminals.

    It seems like the top man is encouraging this.

    Samare Wednesday, 08 January 2014 11:09 AM

    When even minor MPs deal in drugs and other criminal activities itis not surprising that the premier felt that he has to outdo the young guns.

    rani Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:49 AM

    Now the UNP has gone to pieces I think RANIL should join MR he should offer this post to him he's a true genuine gentleman to show the world as a well spoken LEADER.

    Exhorcist Wednesday, 08 January 2014 04:23 PM

    Naduth Hamuge Baduth Hamuge. Who is hood winking whom??

    Dee Wednesday, 08 January 2014 11:42 AM

    they should ask all of em to resign, if thats the case! idiotic fellows, acting like paid mercineries.

    Kumudu Wednesday, 08 January 2014 12:07 PM

    Please gentleman, do not use obscene language in public media!

    Jehan Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:33 AM

    Why on earth are any of these clowns deserving of the title 'venerable' it is an absurd concept perpetuated by ignorance and fear. The whole idea of being a monk is the personal journey one undertakes to conquer oneself by eschewing the materialism of life. It is only in Sri Lanka that such people are somehow elevated as being somehow 'better' than everyone else and deserving of venerance

    ANTON Wednesday, 08 January 2014 07:55 AM


    ABC Wednesday, 08 January 2014 07:57 AM

    President can ask the PM to resign instead of sending these groups

    Pradeep Wednesday, 08 January 2014 07:58 AM

    Why they did not protest against Kudu Duminda or the Ethanol Minister, it seems somebody in the government behind this protest to remove PM.

    KI Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:00 AM

    so who is the next PM in the list ?

    Raj Wednesday, 08 January 2014 12:39 PM

    If you are making the judgement, then what is the point in having courts and judicial system and all the protocols

    Observer Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:02 AM

    We only can GLOAT !

    KUMAR Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:02 AM

    The director of the show is out of the country....

    KUMAR Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:04 AM

    the director of the show is out of the country

    unchikun Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:04 AM


    Roshan Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:05 AM

    This is the Government sponsored protest for PM to resign, which our PM doesn't understand. Where did this Ravaya go when the Kelqani King was accompanying the Kudu dealer to the flight?

    SL Man Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:07 AM

    A new Rajapaksha PM is what is needed....

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:08 AM

    Carefully scripted drama for the cameras. Can't believe monks can resort to this kind of behavior. Its about time they returned to their temples and meditated on their disgraceful conduct.

    Ram Perera Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:11 AM

    It is surprising that the government is allowing this kind of protest without nipping it in the bud. Where ever Sinhala Ravaya or BBS go they get their way through to their destination as the Police act soft on them

    DULL Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:11 AM

    Set up of powerful secretary ... all internal settings !!

    Matupala Srirsena Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:14 AM

    Prime Minister must resign and need court of justice accountability for his drugs deal.PM should take responsibility of drugs deals commitment.

    ramo Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:30 AM

    without the powerfull backing ,they won't able to do like this,
    No opposition to Question about law and order

    Marikkar Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:32 AM

    Peaceful protests should not be prevented. On the other hand there shouldn't be lenient approach against any Radicals.

    Mikee Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:42 AM

    set up game to oust PM

    Be Fair Thursday, 09 January 2014 03:36 PM

    Message is clear: PM should resign..........
    But for me Monks should also preach, practice metta, this is ......??????
    A concerned Buddhist

    Ghanasara bugger Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:56 AM

    What happened to Ghanasara Keri huththa.

    #WGT Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:57 AM

    speculations that Chamal R will be the next PM and John Amaratunga gonna be next speaker

    Anjalie daham Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:57 AM

    Buddist hypocrisy ...

    Game Kolla Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:59 AM

    Latest Tele Dramma being shown.. ( Produced and directed by...........????)

    Jayasekara Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:59 AM

    Prime minister should take responsibility for his speech and letter send on behalf of him and should be jailed for assisting drug trafficking

    Mi Wednesday, 08 January 2014 09:04 AM

    Looks like Big brother looking for the position is he the next PM?

    ANTON Wednesday, 08 January 2014 09:07 AM


    Hafsal Wednesday, 08 January 2014 01:14 PM

    Matupala don't talk rubbish. Try to see the real picture behind it.

    hello Wednesday, 08 January 2014 09:17 AM

    If the PM is asked to resign for this, what should be the state of the President and the Defense Secretory ? (dont ask me again blinding what ?)

    unchikun Wednesday, 08 January 2014 09:24 AM

    Nothing will and can change our great "Kudu" Prime Minister.

    malintha Wednesday, 08 January 2014 09:26 AM

    In name of religion.. people do what ever they and get away. This applies to all communities and religions world over. Hence, proper education is the only way out to understand what is right & wrong preached by many & who is behind their agenda

    ANTON Wednesday, 08 January 2014 09:26 AM


    viv Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:59 AM

    is this the way you take forward Lord Buddha's preaching ....!!!!

    Heshani Wednesday, 08 January 2014 09:37 AM

    I would ever like to see a protest by Muslims against drug dealings..

    Banda Wednesday, 08 January 2014 09:45 AM

    Each time I read of Sri Lankan news I get the urge to PUKE its so disgusting. I hope this is a eye opener for the rest of the corrupted clan who are in to nefarious activities and they think just because of their power they can over come everything I guess the example must be set right from the top. The entire cabinet Ministers are all waste of space in the lovely island their pedigree says the story there is NO ONE who is professional and clean. This time it is these orange clan idiots next time I guess the whole country will take matters to their own hands an ensure their is a HAPPY ENDING NEEEEEEEEEE HO

    Exhorcist Wednesday, 08 January 2014 09:50 AM

    No show up Cha-Mal n Jonnah in that crowd?

    zorro Wednesday, 08 January 2014 02:15 PM

    the clan will install one from the family to have all the saying in SL Politics!

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 08 January 2014 02:29 PM

    What ever said and done, he also deserves such treatment. Because he too was eating in the same plate.

    david de silva Wednesday, 08 January 2014 10:23 AM



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