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The police this afternoon forcefully removed a group of monks who were on hunger strike in Fort demanding the release of General Sarath Fonseka. The police also removed the temporary sheds used by the monks for their protest.

The police also harassed journalists covering the incident. A Colombo Court later told the police to submit a report on the whole incident involving the monks by tomorrow. (LS)












 
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  • Monday, 05 April 2010 08:51 AM

    All Sri Lankans are awaiting and praying for his early release.
    S F should lead the country.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 08:58 AM

    On whose orders?. These is no freedom even to stage a protest fast in Sri Lanka.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 09:37 AM

    Demo-Crazy of Burma.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 09:37 AM

    Is this democracy ??? What happened to freedom of expression and speech ?

    Monday, 05 April 2010 09:48 AM

    Police is very smart in doing all these. They cannot do things that would hurt the governing goons.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 09:57 AM

    good work police. Monks should be in the temple. not in politics

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:02 AM

    So much for freedom of expression In SL.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:07 AM

    well dear sri lankan's those who voiced for Akon can now stand up at Temple Trees and ask the President Mahinda to seek forgiveness, Monks are to be respected as much as Buddha. Akon had a lady dancing around Buddha, here we see Police man handling Monks. what have you got to say people.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:14 AM

    Can someone in Civilian clothes manhandle a monk in that manner ? Is it LEGAL let alone ethical ?

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:18 AM

    GODD TACTICTS! DONT KNOW WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO WHILE ELECTIONS WERE ON ON 7TH!

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:19 AM

    Same people stoned sirasa for inviting Akon to sri lanka because of video with buddhist statues, same people attack the monks who teach about budda. what a country.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:24 AM

    Looks like that we are going to face a tragedy like Myanmar. (Burma). Subha Anagathayak

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:25 AM

    Police have no time to remove posters - they can remove people who express their views.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:33 AM

    THE POLICE IS SHY TO TAKE ACTION WHEN THE GOVT.GOONS ARE INVOLVED.VERY FUNNY SRILANKA

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:36 AM

    good!

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:37 AM

    monks with political agendas .. elction is close by so need some drama. good job police. we shdnt give any room for these ppl.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:40 AM

    Sad picture to see in a buddhist country. Because LORD BUDDHA's siwura is there.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:42 AM

    Let's see whether there will be a sea of monks tomorrow continuing the fasting tomorrow. This event show the true nature of a back boneless nation.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:49 AM

    These JVP monks are thugs in a robe.Well done police.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:51 AM

    Why didnt they have the same enthusiasm when told to remove election propaganda meterial?

    Monday, 05 April 2010 10:55 AM

    Funny enough. Ven Asgiriya Mahanayake says to vote " Suba Anagathayak"
    God bless us all

    Monday, 05 April 2010 11:00 AM

    Okay - but, who are those people manhandling (or, sadhu-handling) the monks?

    Monday, 05 April 2010 11:06 AM

    these fellows should be hammered unmercifully they are not buddist the are disgracing the dhamma

    Monday, 05 April 2010 11:09 AM

    No freedom to Die even !.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 11:18 AM

    Mahanayaka's Where are you ?.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 11:27 AM

    People Cant See, Cant Hear, Cant Talk...They cant Think even !

    Monday, 05 April 2010 11:29 AM

    Comming Colour is Not Good !.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 11:30 AM

    They can continue the fast in their temples. Place is immaterial. Most important thing is the concept. I hope media will do an excellent job.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 11:32 AM

    This is called POLITICAL FREEDOM !.
    Mr Precident...What about a Janagoosa or Padayaathra ?. Do you allow us to do it ?.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 11:44 AM

    2 seconds of a lady dancing in front of Buddha is totally unacceptable..!! manhandling monks is ok, so is hitting monks in parliament..!! makes sense to me :)

    Monday, 05 April 2010 12:03 PM

    i doubt no one would throw stones to police like the way they did to sirasa

    Monday, 05 April 2010 12:08 PM

    Civil clads are not police, there are Under world or army poeple

    Monday, 05 April 2010 12:23 PM

    What a shame on SL gov and Police...

    Monday, 05 April 2010 12:27 PM

    they don't look as if they fasted for a long time , may be 15 to 20 min of fasting and a lot feasting

    Monday, 05 April 2010 12:29 PM

    Even Monks are not spared in this country ... What a great Buddhist Country .

    Monday, 05 April 2010 12:34 PM

    Ado Police!, why can't you remove illegal election cutouts & banners like in last two pics....????

    Monday, 05 April 2010 01:25 PM

    what problems this buddhist monks have in this country ?. they dont have rights or they still not satisfied with the rights they are enjoying now or what ??

    Monday, 05 April 2010 01:27 PM

    Where is the freedom of expression? Yesterday Tamils, today Sinhala! Tomorrow the rest. That is the end of the story.

    Tuesday, 06 April 2010 10:01 AM

    CRY FREEDOM..................

    Monday, 05 April 2010 01:55 PM

    Here we go, MR's democracy at its best !!!!

    Monday, 05 April 2010 08:49 AM

    Even Zimbabwe has not been this bad where law and order is concerned. What is the use of all these Poya Day Sermons people behave like animal.

    Monday, 05 April 2010 08:50 AM

    Where are the Buddhists of this country???????


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