There was uproar in parliament when UNP Deputy Leader, Karu Jayasuriya’s alleged statement regarding the investigation of war crimes. The Deputy Leader denied the allegations made by the government benchers.
Meanwhile, Leader of the UNP and Opposition Leader, Ranil Wickremeinghe said that the biggest betrayal was the imprisoning of Former Army Commander, Sarath Fonseka. (YP/KB)
Comments - 30
lankaputha Tuesday, 07 December 2010 10:09 AM
can one of you kindly send me the list of patriots as of 08th December 2010 who are in the parliament?
zorro Tuesday, 07 December 2010 11:00 AM
"how to ride a dead horse? just declare the horse is not dead and ride on it" the srilankan logic!!!
karu Tuesday, 07 December 2010 11:13 AM
Pirabaharan has once said that sinhalese have short memories, and judging by some of the comments above it indeed is so.They have conveniently forgotten that three years ago we lived in constant fear that a bomb would go off in the bus or the train we were traveling or at the school our kids were attending. They enjoy the prevailing calm and peace and yet clamour for the guts of the so called 'perpetrators of war crimes'. I guess that no war can be fought cleanly abiding all the international rules and regulations and conventions, and mind you folks, Velu and his gang were hiding behind civilians and firing their heavy guns from schools and hospitals. Things have happened in other parts of the world, more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. So, why single us out? Does not the end justify the means!
looney Tuesday, 07 December 2010 12:01 PM
well said karu, unfortunatly this is how an "average brainless sinhalese" like you and me think and see :)
M-J Tuesday, 07 December 2010 05:38 AM
NO RANIL. THE BIGGEST BETRAYAL IN THE RECENT HISTORY IS YOUR PEACE AGREEMENT WITH TERRORIST LEADER PRABHAKARAN... dont fool the public...
tamilsalafi website Tuesday, 07 December 2010 05:42 AM
These are usuals in Parliaments....That didn't help matters at all so we ended up roaring at each other
Tharaka Chanaka Tuesday, 07 December 2010 05:43 AM
Dear Mr. RW, the biggest betrayal is the fact that you changed the UNP's constitution and you have become a dictator in your own party.
ind Tuesday, 07 December 2010 05:44 AM
Good lesson for the opposition. Now they have to talk with responsibly. No talks to enertain the galary. Remember, Gov. has 2/3 and just a matter of vote in full !!
Anura Tuesday, 07 December 2010 05:56 AM
The dangerous thing is the government can bring no confidence motion against any opposition member on any charge, whether it is true or false, since they have the 2/3rd majority.don't forget friends this is SIRI LANKA,the Democratic Socialist republic of Sri Lanka.
Neomal Tuesday, 07 December 2010 06:04 AM
What is sad is that our parliamentarians behave.
sarath Tuesday, 07 December 2010 06:07 AM
The Karu's statement is small betrayal???
Calvin Tuesday, 07 December 2010 06:18 AM
Biggest one was millennium city scandal.... giving all the secrete service details to LTTE.... that you cant get away with for many life times....
sanus Tuesday, 07 December 2010 06:35 AM
For cheap gains politicians stoop low. Karu appears to bury the UNP and alienate the village voters.
Lahiru Nanayakkara Tuesday, 07 December 2010 06:53 AM
Mr. Karu, i really respect you if u made such comment. As a Sri Lankan Sinhalese i truly believe that these war crime allegations must be investigated and responsible parties must be punished without any hesitation. I have seen the video telecasted by Channel 4 and it revealed the complete story. Though we are sri lankans we must understand that reality.
MAdduma banda Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:00 AM
Karu is the gentle and honest politician... all government ministers are really thugs... go through the profiles of each and every one ... not single good man in this cabinet ....
cracko Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:02 AM
Don't we have freedom of speech anymore? Can't the ordinary man claim investigations? Is this right only belongs to Govt ministers? The Govt and its ministers seem panicking when they hear the word 'war crimes'. I wonder why? Cracks are beginning to show.
Citizen Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:14 AM
You junks come to real life yourl guys in a dream world see the real fact no politicians are good we should be true to our self then the country will develop automaticaly dump ppl wont understand this
TRUTH Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:17 AM
FOR AN AVERAGE SINHALESE (USUALLY HAVE NO BRAINS TO THINK) PEACE AGREEMENT WAS THE BIGGEST BETRAYAL. BUT HOW MANY LIVES WERE LOST DURING THE PEACE AGREEMENT AND HOWMANY BY GAINING PEACE IN THE MOST CRUEL MANNER. NOW WHO IS BETRAYING THE COUNTRY... WHERE IS THE WORLD'S BEST ARMY COMMANDER? WHERE IS THE PROMISED REDUCTION ON COST OF LIVENG? WHERE IS THE PROMISED PAY HIKE OF 2,500.00? WHERE IS THE PROMISED LAW AND ORDER?................
TRUTH Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:21 AM
I DONT UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE IN AN INDEPENDANT INVESTIGATION.
THE FORCES,THE GOVERNMENT, THE PRESIDENT, THE DEFENCE SECRETARY ARE SAYING THERE WERE ABSOLUTELY NO WRONG DOING.
THEN WHY ARE YOU GUYS PANIC SO MUCH ON A STATEMENT OF KARU JAYASURIYA.
Podi Wije Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:22 AM
Another traitor?? WOW opposition is full of traitors..
K. C. John Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:25 AM
Not a 2/3 given by the people. Just because a few self serving scum take the mandate given to them by the people and go over to the opposing side, does not mean that the government holds a 2/3 mandate from the people. The government may have 2/3 in numbers when the parliamentary seats are counted but this disenfranchisement, in my humble opinion, is the the greatest betrayal of the people of this country.
lankaman Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:27 AM
agreed 100%. Why cannot an MP say "Prove to the world that our forces didn't commit war crimes by allowing an independent international inquiry?" What is wrong with a statement like that? So sad to see that all opposition voices are drowned out by uncultured govt MP's like Dinesh Gunewardane, Anura P Yapa, Modawansa, Aluthgamage and the other presidential slipper lickers
Anura W Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:33 AM
Citizen Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:39 AM
I mean both the ruling and non ruling parties are misguiding the citizens be vigilant everyone
Sun Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:41 AM
hey lankaman and others, why we should work according to the UN and other nations, everytime when they calling us to investigate into those things, wht is the point saying that Sri Lanka is an independent country, the government bound to answer the ppl of the country not to others. Even calling an investigations against a country by another outsider, it is dmaging to that country, it is an insult, we didnt do anything, thre may civlian killings, for that we have appoint a commisison to investigate. please answer this, name a single such investigations against US, UK and other EU countries, who had done so much of war crimes(I think u ppl knwo what ar the war crimes according to wikileaks) that the UN appoint to look into.....
Miles Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:42 AM
When did this happen? I thought JRJ did it in his hey day. I think this is incorrect. This is the constitution of UNP for last 3 decades with minor changes by Premadasa.
Miles Tuesday, 07 December 2010 07:49 AM
The people electing those enlightened individuals as MP's and their representatives, gave them (the MP's) the right to think on behalf of the people for next 6 years and "DO THE CORRECT THING". The MP's are doing their job perfectly. Please don't cry foul just because it does not suit your wish or aspiration.
ind Tuesday, 07 December 2010 08:25 AM
keshini Tuesday, 07 December 2010 08:44 AM
cracks are showing so the govt. is panicking. Get ready for your downfall
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