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MTV/MBC attacked by thugs

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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)
 


 
 

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-6+104 # Guest 2010-03-22 16:37
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.
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-27+176 # Guest 2010-03-22 16:40
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.
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-121+22 # Guest 2010-03-22 18:28
Ther is only one truth my friend. That is the " FOUR NOBEL TRUTHS". Everything else is not the pure truth.
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-35+77 # Guest 2010-03-22 18:36
it is because this media group is owned by Tamils.
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-8+76 # Guest 2010-03-22 16:42
Well at least no one can blame poor SF for THIS
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-23+165 # Guest 2010-03-22 16:43
media freedom in SL i guess....
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-8+77 # Guest 2010-03-22 16:48
Ohoma Yang. More to come after the April Victory
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-13+181 # Guest 2010-03-22 16:49
mervin start to show his colours again....???
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-9+133 # Guest 2010-03-22 16:50
How brave i tell you, to think they actually retailiated with the same stones that were thrown at them...Bahaha!
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-4+49 # Guest 2010-03-22 18:21
Democrazy , we want GS + also
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-5+46 # Guest 2010-03-22 16:51
What a country.....
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-6+56 # Guest 2010-03-22 16:54
Suba anagathayak
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-141+16 # Guest 2010-03-22 16:57
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
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-8+68 # Guest 2010-03-22 16:57
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.
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-6+74 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:01
H E over to you as a Media Minister SHAME SHAME SHAME
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-3+54 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:03
Media freedom in full swing in Sri Lanka.
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-6+62 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:05
Your TAX Rupees At WORK !!!
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-5+63 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:07
Media ministry is under the President. TELL US WHAT ACTION THE MINISTER OF MEDIA IS GOING TO TAKE IN THIS REGARD?
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-4+37 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:12
good time to get rid of the politicians of this caliber
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-3+38 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:14
Truth is the enemy of this administration. How long they can suppress the truth? The more the press the more it bounce.
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-3+37 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:17
Where we going?
where our (Thugs)legistra tors going?
is this a democratic?
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-7+17 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:18
this is not right but the issue is AKON.. the singer..
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-5+29 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:20
This is the 5 star democracy of this government.This fools must think that all tese acts will go against Srilanka.
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-3+39 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:22
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.
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-3+38 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:22
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.
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-5+43 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:24
How about if they got 2/3 ?
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-4+30 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:30
Sounds like a Vermin is behind this despicable act.
Thuggery rules in this country.
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-3+44 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:34
atterny General, is this the security you promised Jurnalist living in exile?
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-3+37 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:34
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.
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-3+39 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:35
NO MEDIA FREEDOM IN SRI LANKA
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-3+33 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:35
PUNISH THEM WHO EVER MAY BE. LAW IS FOR EVERY BODY.
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-4+37 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:40
we should change the goverment into unp there "s no any option we saw the real freedom at 2002 unp goverment period
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-8+43 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:49
I'm Shamed to be a Sri Lankan.
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-129+16 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:49
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 !!!!!!!!!
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-115+13 # Guest 2010-03-22 17:59
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
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-4+44 # Guest 2010-03-22 18:02
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.
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-4+41 # Guest 2010-03-22 18:03
Don't know whether part of the thesis of another so called "honorary" doctorate, ha ha ha!
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-4+40 # Guest 2010-03-22 18:10
Hi
This is the type of security available for press.

So. . .PLEASE RETURN TO S L . . .all those media persons who have left the country . . .
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-4+57 # Guest 2010-03-22 18:29
Residents of Gampaha district, only you can stop this, by not electing Mr Dutugamunu again
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-5+33 # Guest 2010-03-22 18:40
Freedom of expression....true Sri lankan style I guess
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-5+31 # Guest 2010-03-22 18:44
Demo crazy, Jayaweewa!
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-4+38 # Guest 2010-03-22 18:50
attack dog on the loose again. All with blessings.
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-3+17 # Guest 2010-03-22 23:00
Like in Somalia ... no law and order.
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-3+20 # Guest 2010-03-22 23:05
This is our "homegrown democracy!" You will see more of this after 8th April.
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-2+20 # Guest 2010-03-22 23:15
All these activites are committed with the blessings of ...
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-2+24 # Guest 2010-03-22 23:34
Be 'proud' to be in the most dangerous country on earth for journalists. After all, we have to be at the top of something.
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-2+16 # Guest 2010-03-22 23:44
"Equality, under the law, to all." So, let us see what will happen.
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-3+24 # Guest 2010-03-23 02:12
Intelligent, decent, respectable and honest people are in the minority, in Sri Lanka.
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-2+24 # Guest 2010-03-23 03:25
Sri Lanka, still in the "STONE"-age.
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-2+27 # Guest 2010-03-23 04:38
More to follow? Give them 'two-thirds' and all this will be legalized.
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-2+19 # Guest 2010-03-23 04:47
What a shame!
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-03-24 03:58
2/3rd's majority, for these THUGS ?
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-0+0 # Guest 2010-03-24 04:50
It is sad to see Sri Lanka moving in 'reverse gear' when it has the chance of going forward, with full force.
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