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The large number of protestors led by Minister Wimal Weerawansa who have gathered outside the UN office in Colombo have erected a stage, blocking the entrance of the office preventing UN members from entering or leaving the building.

Weerawansa speaking to reporters gathered in the area said that they will not move from outside the office till such time UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon does not dissolve the Expert Panel.

The protestors have also started a fast unto death ‘sathyagraha’ outside the office. (Daily Mirror online) 

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  • Concerned Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:59 AM

    Is Foreign Minister also taking part in the Sathyagraha?

    Mushi Tuesday, 06 July 2010 11:28 AM

    Our fasting month falls next month. Pls. hold on.. we too will join Weerawanse &Co..

    shane Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:04 AM

    Tear gas these guys, and save the name of the government.

    dave Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:09 AM

    Should not be allowed to move or exit to anybody untill Ban Ki Moon agree to withdray booldy useless Panel.

    MK Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:10 AM

    Unemployment is anyway an all time low of only around 5%. Maybe we can bring it down further to 3% if we employ these fellows!

    ShanShin Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:12 AM

    sathyagraha is for good or bad? People must be blind faith! Like Sam says, if the government has't done anything wrong, why do these people fear and getting into bizarre activities!

    suresh Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:12 AM

    Denied visa to EU for investigating GSP+.
    Denied visa to Swedish FM for hobnobbing with terrorists.
    Denied visa to UN panel for advising Srilanka on reconcilation.

    oh Srilanka, dont cry though when Word starts to deny you everything with this behavoir.

    Kapila Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:13 AM

    Oh please stave to death. Then we can get rid all of those who tarnish the image of our country.

    Kumar Wijayasekara Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:14 AM

    Exhibition of fools paradise.

    Kalu Arachchi Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:14 AM

    FOOLS !!!!

    A Perplexed Sri Lank Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:15 AM

    Sheer buffoonery to fool foolish people.
    What has the Presidential Secretariat and the Police Department to say on this SIEGE .

    Appuhamy Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:18 AM

    Winal You are our hero, keep the seige untill UN disolve its so called expert pannel

    Farshard Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:19 AM

    Bring mervin sliva also for that place then only that place will be beauty...

    W.G. Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:21 AM

    what damage this poeple brings to our country better to live this country how can we live this place

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 06 July 2010 11:42 AM

    Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 06 July 2010 11:43 AM

    Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

    Jeeva Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:27 AM

    Haste Makes Waste

    deyyiya Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:30 AM

    fasting is said to be very good for your body....but what is most encouraging is that these jokers have started a fast unto death....hopefully a few will errrrrr.....die?

    Ruwan Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:33 AM

    I can't understand why these people apply this kind of very cheap methods.

    If this pannel not necessary refuse it deplomaticaly, with out showing so much scare to it.

    Sarath Silva Tuesday, 06 July 2010 11:55 AM

    Good Job, you must also siege US,UK,France,Australia,Norway embassy s, Keep up the good job. Wimal U R Our hero. You are the next President of Lanka.

    The Judge Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:35 AM

    Can the President of Sri Lanka allow this to happen to the UN within the territories of S/L.
    Who is Weerawansa to stage this protest. He must be doing it with the govt's tacit support!!!!!!!!

    SW Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:42 AM

    Wonder who is supplying the lunch packets and water bottles.

    telemachus Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:46 AM

    haha....well said!

    tha Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:48 AM

    Why dont the police...Arrest them like they did in other protesters......or load them in buses and unload them in jaffna............

    victoria Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:50 AM

    He is prfeparing himself for the next elections and he is sure that he can foll ASri Lankans all the time???

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:53 AM

    This pseudo "patriot" called Gel Wimal is going to bring the country into a precipice from which there will be no escape. Thats why they say little knowledge is always dangerous.

    Gamaralaya Tuesday, 06 July 2010 08:56 AM

    This is all the Govt using the NFF to do this protest. This will not happen without the blessing of the head of state. Let see whats the UN, US and EU are going to do about this.

    citizen1 Tuesday, 06 July 2010 12:11 PM

    I have no words! Beyond any vocabulary I can think of!

    ND Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:00 AM

    No good can come off it. WW, you should know better than to resort to violence. A peaceful protest is far more effective.

    Musthafa Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:01 AM

    we must show our unhappiness about the panal appointed by ban ki moon, the whole conutry must join against the UN.

    ami Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:05 AM

    Well done the puchayudaya of lanka -WW-go ahead and storm this UN office until they submit to our will

    ami Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:07 AM

    well done the punchayadaya of sri lanka go ahead and storm the UN office until they submit to our will

    Dr M Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:11 AM

    Why is the govt not putting tear gas to disperse these trouble makers?

    chris abey Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:18 AM

    I am ashamed to be called a Sri Lankan.
    If there is nothing to hide why are we objecting to this panel.Even objecting can be done in a decent manner not behave like a bunch of thugs.

    Janaka Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:19 AM

    Poor wiman. This man does not have work.

    shanthapriya Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:26 AM

    you are sadly mistaken,they were not hamudurawos, but only pretented to be

    shanthapriya Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:28 AM

    DR MERVIN SILVA , A NOTABLE ABSENTEE

    aaaaaaaaaaaa Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:33 AM

    Is this legal to block the UN office IGP but begging is illegal in front of the UN office

    AJ Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:36 AM

    So that one can blame the 'foreign hand' for all the economic mismanagement that is going on in the country.

    Upali Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:38 AM

    Please continue Mr. WW, until UN peace keeping force arrives!

    Rohan Perera Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:41 AM

    UN must evacuate their staff and families and maintain only essential services to show the world what Sri Lanka is all about.

    Kevin Tuesday, 06 July 2010 12:52 PM

    Is this the end of PANCHAYUDAYA or end of GOVERNMENT?

    malli Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:45 AM

    Well done Weerawansa ,you are the hero of this country

    gunda Tuesday, 06 July 2010 06:54 AM

    More should fast to reduce the food shortage in Sri Lanka.

    DEEN Tuesday, 06 July 2010 06:57 AM

    SURELY WE ARE GOING TO LOSE INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT, BECAUSE OF THESE BEHAVIORS.

    shameel Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:55 AM

    Stupidity of the ppl at it's best.......Prime factor Gong Wimal

    Ishak Tuesday, 06 July 2010 06:57 AM

    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.

    Minnal Tuesday, 06 July 2010 06:58 AM

    Sri Lankan un-employment can be reduced by employing people to stage demonstration.

    Gayan Samarasekara Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:01 AM

    Is this fool acting sense???

    malkanthi Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:02 AM

    So this is government's cheap tactics using WW!! The UN pressure must be unbearable! good Drama! We are enjoying watching!!

    Upul Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:03 AM

    Hope WW will fast and die.

    malkanthi Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:04 AM

    WW seem fighting to his last breath to secure a seat for Muzzamil!!

    nawas Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:04 AM

    surely working as agents with some country to get benifit their own

    Anjana Tuesday, 06 July 2010 10:10 AM

    Wimal Poda !!

    Neil Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:09 AM

    These protests are causing more damage to Sri Lanka's image internationally. It proves the fact that there is something to hide

    suwimal Tuesday, 06 July 2010 10:11 AM

    Two or more wrongs do not make a right.

    ordinary lankan Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:10 AM

    fasting is a superb idea ... very good for the body and soul

    BUGGER Tuesday, 06 July 2010 10:11 AM

    Is Wimal also going to fast to death?

    Sinala-machan Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:24 AM

    Thank you MR and GR and your family. We Sinhalas at last show the world our true colors. God bless MR and Long live the King MR. CLOSE THE UN OFFICE NOW.

    ishak Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:17 AM

    "A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen."

    RajasH Tuesday, 06 July 2010 10:15 AM

    Child buddhist monks leading the sit in. Good image for Sri Lanka Buddhism

    malkanthi Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:18 AM

    What is WW next step if UN does not dissolve the panel??? expecting sanction!!

    Kadira Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:19 AM

    This is inevitable and the UN should note that they cannot bully Sri Lanka into submission !

    Holman Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:20 AM

    Tear gas and arrest all of them like how those 'hamuduruwos' were arrested near Fort Railway Station. Polisiya nidida?

    Mahesh Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:21 AM

    this will only tarnish Sri Lanka's reputation. The Govt should intervene and put a stop to this. Please Mr.President, do something. Your vote base is anyway guaranteed without Wimal.

    alex Tuesday, 06 July 2010 10:39 AM

    Protest is the right of any person - why deny it to people protesting against the UN

    Suresh Tuesday, 06 July 2010 10:44 AM

    I was passing these so called protestors in Havelock Road. There were women with infants marching along. Its so obvious that they have been promised a reward for this.

    I am sure if they were asked what they were protesting for half of them would not know. They were just shouting words from a printed paper and were clueless what was happening!!

    And they were lead by the man who got the most votes in WP. You can imgagine the majority of people in WP now..... and people come to WP from villages for better education , jobs etc..

    Weera Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:25 AM

    Maybe we can reduce the food shortage, but still Gunda, it won't be the ordinary food we all eat, you see!!

    Sam Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:27 AM

    If the government hasn't done anything wrong then why does Vimal worry about UN Expert panel or any other panel for that matter?

    Param Tuesday, 06 July 2010 02:06 PM

    Good luck Wimal Weerawansa . First time Weerawansa is helping the Tamils. Good publicity for the tamil cause. Please do it for longer period.

    Aadil Tuesday, 06 July 2010 10:58 AM

    Good going! Some sort of relief for the peace loving citizen of SL if some thugs die. I hope Wimal also sits and fast to death! And they can call in our DR. of POLITICAL THUG.

    nandasena Tuesday, 06 July 2010 02:13 PM

    Don't blame WW!! Blame the people who has the puppet stting!!!

    david Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:39 AM

    Shy Lanka,
    These politicians can go direct talk with those UN officials.
    They have the facility.
    If monks protest, if student protest we see water cannon and tear gas.
    Here is nothing, means a lost government is behind the protest.
    UN official too watch our TV news every day and they will understand this.

    Dingimahattaya Tuesday, 06 July 2010 11:15 AM

    Wimal is a hawkish, because of his behavier we will lose international diginity

    local boy Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:52 AM

    Sam, this panel is not independent , its depend on certain so called super powers who does not want us to develop. that's the concern

    Arshad Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:54 AM

    This brings more disrepute our Motherland. ultimatelty poor masses has to face the consequences

    IQBAL Tuesday, 06 July 2010 07:54 AM

    but the leaders will get food form back door..


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