Brutal crackdown by the Police:Harin

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UNP MP Harin Fernando said that the attack on todays protest was brutal and the government would not be able to continue to suppress the voice of the people. “This was a very peaceful protest that was brutally cracked down. I don’t think the government can continue this for long. You can see how motivated the people are and how much they disagree with this government, so obviously protest like this would continue,” he said.

The MP also stated that todays protest was just the beginning. “This was just the beginning and we will continue to protest against this undemocratic regime,” he said.

Speaking to Daily Mirror online after the police fired the second round of tear gas Senior UNPer Joseph Michael Perera said that the attack on a peaceful protest should be condemned in the strongest possible terms. “This was a very peaceful protest, none of these people had weapons or anything else with them. This same thing happened in Chilaw where one person was killed and now it's being continued,” he said. (Hafeel Farisz)

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  • Patta Pal Saturday, 18 February 2012 09:30 AM

    It is these types of people that give the opportunity for dictatorships to flourish. Protest obviously inconvenieces people. It is not done to do so but is an inevitable consequence.

    So he does not believe in process, if he does not want people inconvenienced!!!

    rajen Friday, 17 February 2012 03:00 PM

    you want more democratic for what ? , this same people destroy the sirikotha. same trying to distroy the country

    Thara Friday, 17 February 2012 03:22 PM

    Really....The innocent commuters got effected because of these stupid hooligans....This will only decrease UNP support....

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 17 February 2012 06:01 PM

    Today the Police are using tear-gas against the citizens who have launched protests against the government's repression and increasing cost of living. Ttomorrow, we will see the tears in the eyes of those who throw tear gas canisters and their "political bosses"

    Psharmindra Samuel Friday, 17 February 2012 06:34 PM

    Yes they shouldnt have taken the innocent coomuters to the stupid fray

    MH Friday, 17 February 2012 07:46 PM

    Come on Harin show leadership qualities if you want to be one of them in the future.Please do not try to stir innocent people on to roads and distructing public

    ravi Friday, 17 February 2012 07:48 PM

    What?
    Sri Lanak does not all democratic.
    You have to listen what ever rulling party or Majority say.

    mahin Friday, 17 February 2012 08:20 PM

    WELL SAID. THIS GOVERNMENT IS SO CORRUPT PEOPLE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS. TIME TO CHASE THESE ROGUES

    d,peiris Friday, 17 February 2012 08:22 PM

    What's going on in our butiful country???
    Iguess now in god 's hand.
    hope god will something soon before it's too late.
    If he still love the S/L
    hope for the best
    Jayamaha

    Jay Ranaweera Friday, 17 February 2012 08:56 PM

    Yes Thara, thats not undestood by these FOOLS!!!

    Sumathipala Saturday, 18 February 2012 03:08 AM

    What to do? A protest in the Yala park will certainly not disturb anyone, but it is of no use. If people like you two are only see your own discomfort, this country will never change. People are killed by the state, official and unofficial, the costs are exploding, people find it difficult to find money to eat, but some are only inconvenienced through traffic jam. Ask most of the "innocent commuters" what is a bigger burden for them, their life and the problems or the traffic jam from people which are acting on behalf of them and risk their lifes.

    clive Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:33 AM

    Govt should protect the democratice rights of the people...


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