Fisherman killed in Chilaw protest

15 February 2012 07:01 am - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A fisherman was reportedly killed and several others injured when a clash erupted during a protest in Chilaw a short while ago.
Military spokesman Brigadier Nihal Hapuarchchi said that the Army had not been deployed to Chilaw to control the tense situation.

"The Puttalam Brigade Commander is there. But he had not been given instructions to send troops. We have two battalions in Puttalam which consist a contingent close to about 2,000 soldiers," he said.  (SD)




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  • Fernando K.i.S Wednesday, 15 February 2012 07:57 AM

    this is only the start.all the peoples must unity for face the killings by the government

    Vije Monday, 26 August 2013 09:00 AM

    It's very good

    oeopep Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:09 AM

    well said

    Matalan Wednesday, 15 February 2012 11:57 AM

    That's right, junior citizen! Govt. has and will win all elections. Yes, it will, as long as people keep voting to the cheats, liars, fruit bats and two tongued-snakes and not against what they suffer whilst the EC kept hostage on election night!

    ind Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:18 AM

    How many starts for last few years !!!

    Rosh Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:40 AM

    A revolt would be the finest solution to show the dis-approval of what govt is doing right now... But who's gonna take the lead? Nobody believes what JVP says, UNP has in-house crisis which the Top's biggest marathon is to save his leadership rather than saving the country. Only solution seems to me is - a spearhead leading by genuine SLFP members and rebellious govt members.

    mohan Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:42 AM

    poor fisherman soul may rest in peace.

    Just Another Citizen Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:45 AM

    The deployment of the army would mean that its a war. This is why they are usually deployed.

    shan Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:50 AM

    Something fishy when army jump the gun and say that they are not deployed in the area

    aruna Wednesday, 15 February 2012 09:06 AM

    OHOMA YAN, OHOMA YAN

    buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 15 February 2012 09:16 AM

    Why this unity was not there when innocent tamils were massacered?

    junior citizen Wednesday, 15 February 2012 09:17 AM

    there are plenty do you want an election ?

    kaputakukula Wednesday, 15 February 2012 09:32 AM

    Dear buffaloa citizen, it hurts only when it pricks me! This is Sri Lanka.

    Dasa Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:05 AM

    we should not forget this government eliminated 30 years terrorism from the country. we should tight our belt and help the government to overcome this global crisis

    lucifer Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:05 AM

    Army didn't deployed...
    Police didn't attended....
    It was found as a clash between protesters....
    -just another news

    lk Wednesday, 15 February 2012 01:54 PM

    so sad. what wrong did he do?

    kondebendapucheena Wednesday, 15 February 2012 10:27 AM

    Very well timed for Human Rights meeting in Geneva

    Thatha Wednesday, 15 February 2012 07:09 AM

    Started middle east and come to Maldives, next....?

    Dammika Wednesday, 15 February 2012 11:03 AM

    if people like you are in that list .... wash your eyes and clearly open to see what is happening around you

    Dammika Wednesday, 15 February 2012 11:17 AM

    Yah ... this is the same old Song my friend.

    dila Wednesday, 15 February 2012 07:25 AM

    Ascharyee prathipala .......

    upul Wednesday, 15 February 2012 07:27 AM

    Sad !!!!!

    Dammika Wednesday, 15 February 2012 11:08 AM

    because of buffalo citizens never said anything when LTTE killed all citizens

    j Wednesday, 15 February 2012 07:50 AM

    Long waiting for that many of politicos poor guy

    padma Wednesday, 15 February 2012 07:51 AM

    Can we find a person has voted to this government now ?

    chanda Wednesday, 15 February 2012 07:52 AM

    Unlike many other people who still keep silence, he lost his life because he had fish but not selfish.


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