MTV/MBC attacked by thugs

22 March 2010 10:47 am - 53     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Gandhya Senanayake and Supun Dias

An armed group believed to be associated with a notorious Deputy Minister attacked the MTV/MBC office at Braybrooke Place a short while ago severely damaging the place, an MBC official told Daily Mirror online.

When asked if the Minister was also present at the scene, the official said that the Minister was not to be seen at the time of the incident.

He also said that the MTV staff members were attacked by stones and the staff had retaliated by throwing the same stones at the gang afterwhich the gang fled the scene.

Police who arrived at the scene made ateleast 16 arrests.

Government and Opposition members also rushed to the scene to see the extent of damage and hold discussions with the MTV/MBC management.

Members of the Special Task Force and the police have been deployed outside the premises.

Meanwhile eye witnesses said that some of the attackers at the scene had held placards against the upcoming concert by popular international artiste Akon for which MTV/MBC is a sponsor. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 53

  • Monday, 22 March 2010 05:35 PM

    This is our "homegrown democracy!" You will see more of this after 8th April.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 05:45 PM

    All these activites are committed with the blessings of ...

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:44 AM

    Truth is the enemy of this administration. How long they can suppress the truth? The more the press the more it bounce.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:47 AM

    Where we going?
    where our (Thugs)legistrators going?
    is this a democratic?

    Monday, 22 March 2010 06:04 PM

    Be 'proud' to be in the most dangerous country on earth for journalists. After all, we have to be at the top of something.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:48 AM

    this is not right but the issue is AKON.. the singer..

    Monday, 22 March 2010 06:14 PM

    "Equality, under the law, to all." So, let us see what will happen.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:50 AM

    This is the 5 star democracy of this government.This fools must think that all tese acts will go against Srilanka.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:52 AM

    This is why we will always be a banana republic. We elect pathetic little men with pathetic little minds to govern this pathetic little nation. God help this country.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:52 AM

    God bless GSP +. Sending a delegation overseas to discuss & obtain the GSP+ is in vain. Waste of money -The Govt. cannot control its own ministers.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:54 AM

    How about if they got 2/3 ?

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:00 PM

    Sounds like a Vermin is behind this despicable act.
    Thuggery rules in this country.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:04 PM

    atterny General, is this the security you promised Jurnalist living in exile?

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:04 PM

    Truth is the No.1 Enemy of this Administration. They attack all those tell the truth and all those who write the truth. By doing so, they give more chance for the Truth to bounce.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:05 PM


    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:05 PM


    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:10 PM

    we should change the goverment into unp there "s no any option we saw the real freedom at 2002 unp goverment period

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:19 PM

    I'm Shamed to be a Sri Lankan.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:19 PM

    So another drama created by Sirasa. Why would any minister want to attack sirasa at this point of time???????

    This is all a lie... Don't get fooled !!!!!!!!!

    Monday, 22 March 2010 08:42 PM

    Intelligent, decent, respectable and honest people are in the minority, in Sri Lanka.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:29 PM

    getting stones thrown at themselves just get the sympothy of the public...cos nw ppl r getting to knw wat they hv done in the past

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:32 PM

    A government minister leads the thugs. What a shame on this government and their fuuny system.
    Sri Lanka has become a supper corrupted country in this civilized world.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:33 PM

    Don't know whether part of the thesis of another so called "honorary" doctorate, ha ha ha!

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:40 PM

    This is the type of security available for press.

    So. . .PLEASE RETURN TO S L . . .all those media persons who have left the country . . .

    Monday, 22 March 2010 09:55 PM

    Sri Lanka, still in the "STONE"-age.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:51 PM

    Democrazy , we want GS + also

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:58 PM

    Ther is only one truth my friend. That is the " FOUR NOBEL TRUTHS". Everything else is not the pure truth.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 12:59 PM

    Residents of Gampaha district, only you can stop this, by not electing Mr Dutugamunu again

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:08 PM

    More to follow? Give them 'two-thirds' and all this will be legalized.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:17 PM

    What a shame!

    Monday, 22 March 2010 01:06 PM

    it is because this media group is owned by Tamils.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 01:10 PM

    Freedom of expression....true Sri lankan style I guess

    Monday, 22 March 2010 01:14 PM

    Demo crazy, Jayaweewa!

    Monday, 22 March 2010 01:20 PM

    attack dog on the loose again. All with blessings.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 10:28 PM

    2/3rd's majority, for these THUGS ?

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 11:20 PM

    It is sad to see Sri Lanka moving in 'reverse gear' when it has the chance of going forward, with full force.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:07 AM

    what a shame! what a third grade politics! with 2/3 majority 2/3 of lankans will be wiped off. if presi does nothing he is presi for a set of people only not for sri lanka.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:10 AM

    Why have the got to target MTV/ MBC always. Is it because they tel the truth to the general public.

    Where is the media right in the country.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:12 AM

    Well at least no one can blame poor SF for THIS

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:13 AM

    media freedom in SL i guess....

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:18 AM

    Ohoma Yang. More to come after the April Victory

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:19 AM

    mervin start to show his colours again....???

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:20 AM

    How brave i tell you, to think they actually retailiated with the same stones that were thrown at them...Bahaha!

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:21 AM

    What a country.....

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:24 AM

    Suba anagathayak

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:27 AM

    No can't be. I think it is the work of the MBC/MTV staff it self to get insurance claims. Or probebly the work of the UNF to discredit the suba anagathaya of this country. Rajiv

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:27 AM

    MTV staff members will be arrested, nobody else. The staff members will be taken in for questioning, just like what happened in the Rupavahini incident.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:31 AM

    H E over to you as a Media Minister SHAME SHAME SHAME

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:33 AM

    Media freedom in full swing in Sri Lanka.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:35 AM

    Your TAX Rupees At WORK !!!

    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:37 AM


    Monday, 22 March 2010 11:42 AM

    good time to get rid of the politicians of this caliber

    Monday, 22 March 2010 05:30 PM

    Like in Somalia ... no law and order.

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