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It was an inside job-Hulugalle

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Director General of the Media Center for National Security (MCNS), Lakshman Hulugalle said that initial Police investigations into the attack on the Uthayan office in Jaffna had revealed that it was an 'inside job'.

“There is nothing new in this attack- this is the same tactic used by the LTTE. Initial investigations have revealed that it is an inside job to tarnish the image of the government and the country,” he said.

Meanwhile, military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya issuing a statement rejected the speculation that the military was involved in the attack.

Following is the full statement

PRESS RELEASE
RE:  ALLEGATIONS DIRECTED TOWARDS THE MILITARY WITH REGARDS TO AN ATTACK ON UDAYAN PRINTING PRESS IN JAFFNA

There is a widespread speculation regarding the attack that has taken place in Jaffna at the Udayan printing press in early hours today (13 April 2013).  Some speculate that the Military was involved in either carrying out or supporting this attack.  We reject such allegations.
It is reiterated that the Sri Lankan Military Forces are duty bound to protect the constitutional rights. The freedom of expression is one of the guaranteed rights.  The Military has no requirement to engage in acts against freedom of expression.  
There are a large number of different media institutions in Sri Lanka and anyone following what is published/broadcasted/telecasted would know that criticism on Government as well as Military are very common.  Except a handful of media institutions the vast majority are privately owned.  In the recent past it is only Udayan which is owned by a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian (who is actively campaigning against the Government and the Military in the north and east) that allegedly faced numerous forms of harassment.  This is an interesting phenomenon.
There are several other publications in Jaffna and elsewhere (published in all three languages) that level harsh criticism on the Government as well as the Military but there are no allegations of harassment.  Why is it only Udayan?
According to preliminary investigations carried out by the authorities the damage caused by the latest attack is not excessive.  Only three paper rolls are partially burnt along with few papers, no damage to any printing machines, and power supply has been interrupted due to heat.  When power is restored the paper can resume its operations, perhaps today itself.  
As things appear, it is obvious that the publicity gained by the paper through this alleged attack on its printing press is enormous.  The local as well as international political mileage that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), as well as other international pro LTTE organizations propagating the ideology of establishing a separate state in Sri Lanka, gain by way of discrediting the Government and Military is much greater than the physical damage. This publicity will surely be used by them to support their widespread claims that international interference is essential for local reconciliation.  
We refute speculations of any Military involvement on attack on Udayan in Jaffna.

 
 

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-14+145 # pj 2013-04-13 13:30
Hahahahahahahah a.......
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-13+137 # Ben Hurling 2013-04-13 17:59
If you lie all the time. You start believing in the very same lies you tell people of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Huligalle, please go find honourable employment.
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-10+105 # Lankanboy 2013-04-13 22:32
Joke of the year
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-6+44 # Jollyboy 2013-04-14 06:49
Joke for the "New Year" is more apt.
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-5+43 # MayIwin Silva 2013-04-14 07:24
Yes, it is an inside job within the government.
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-5+33 # Samaritan 2013-04-14 06:26
The statement itself simply goes on to prove the perpetraration to fethom as to who did it. There is a saying that THE CAT CLOSES THE EYES THINKING THE WHOLE WORLD IS GONE DARK
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-6+41 # Nimalasiri 2013-04-14 10:12
Change your name to 'Boorugalle' or 'Harakgalle'
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-12+128 # TJ 2013-04-13 13:42
we konw that what you are talking is a humbug. please note that, acting through proxies do not absolve anyone from criminal charges.
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-14+155 # dutugemunu1 2013-04-13 13:46
Aren't you ashamed to talk like this .Donot think that you are talking to Sriankans only.
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-156+32 # Nodrog 2013-04-13 13:46
Good way to gain publicity and increase newspaper sales....especially when they have nothing worthwhile to report about.
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-18+13 # Suq Madique 2013-04-14 10:15
Seems like the LTTE cheering squad is not in full force judging by the few red thumbs down. LOL.
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-13+11 # Suq Madique 2013-04-14 10:16
Seems like the LTTE cheering squad is not in full force judging by the very few red thumbs down. LOL.
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-12+97 # Javi 2013-04-13 14:22
Cinema is good for you tell story
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-10+135 # kamal 2013-04-13 14:39
Mervin Silva type excuse- they tied themslves to trees/they set fire to themselves etc!
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-11+93 # Balu Silva 2013-04-13 14:39
Sri Lanka has the unique distinction where people tie themselves to trees for not reporting to the Dengue campaign and the owner of a press in the north setting fire to his own press to bring disrepute to the Govt. Can you beat this?
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-11+106 # Perumal 2013-04-13 14:47
Uthayan owners and editors attacked themselves, Media men, businessmen, students, workers etc. get vanished or shot to disrepute the government.
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-10+102 # Matiya 2013-04-13 14:54
This master puppet will say any thing to hide the criminality of the masters!
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-5+62 # Rana Raala 2013-04-13 14:57
මාරයි නේද මෙයා ! Real investigation , send them to China.
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-5+101 # Sarath 2013-04-13 14:57
If you are sure that it is an insider job, then bring the culprits to justice.
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-4+72 # AIA 2013-04-13 15:02
This is why the government should expedite the reconciliation and the development process in the North. No one can exploit any situation then
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-3+47 # aj 2013-04-13 15:09
LOL
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-3+85 # Yahiya 2013-04-13 15:19
This man is punished by court. How can stand as civilized spokeman for Security.
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-4+30 # John 2013-04-13 21:45
....its a qualification?!
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-2+29 # Mr Retort 2013-04-13 18:40
Puhuuuh push-up ha hooo
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-2+47 # democratic socialist 2013-04-13 18:40
Uthayan web site and e-papers are banned to view in So called democratic socialist republic of sri lanka since 2009!!!
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-5+50 # Mason 2013-04-13 18:46
Sri Lankans are not gullible enough to believe this story. You are telling this to please your masters, but the general public are larger and greater and they need to know the truth.
You've said something about tarnishing the image of the government and we wish to hear from you briefly what this image consists of.
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-6+34 # Ram 2013-04-13 19:47
What a joke
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-6+10 # Suq Madique 2013-04-14 10:17
Why don't you laugh then?
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-4+29 # Roshini 2013-04-13 19:48
Reconciliation with minorities at full swing
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-4+33 # MennaPora 2013-04-13 20:33
I would like to nominate Mr. Hulugalla for the the Scotland Yard or
for FBI. He has a outstanding capability of finding out the source of all the problems so soon . Even before the flame goes out at Udayan he found the source of the fire. Miracle of Asia.
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-2+8 # Fair N Square 2013-04-14 06:55
does FBI here = Female Body Inspector?
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-4+36 # Vas 2013-04-13 20:44
How many times has Uthayan office been attacked? You think they are attacking themselves?

How can a credible gvt employ people like this?
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-0+2 # Mervyn 2013-04-15 10:00
You think this man is a credible Government Employee? He is a well known swindler and a crock!
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-3+39 # Mn 2013-04-13 21:14
Greatest and most pathetic lier of Whole Sri Lanka.
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-3+29 # Terrace 2013-04-13 22:01
You believe some one believe these type of statement?
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-4+35 # Balu Silva 2013-04-13 22:07
Who on earth will listen to the words of a convict.
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-4+34 # Ampattan 2013-04-13 22:12
Yes. We believe you 100%. You are honest and your government too. The rest are liers. International community will certainly acdept your comments.
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-3+6 # mano 2013-04-14 05:02
you are correct. they all are innocents and never harm any one. they are next to Gandhi and lord Budha
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-5+25 # KR 2013-04-13 22:12
konde bandapu lankikayanta ova kiyapang!
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-2+10 # Ajith P Perera 2013-04-14 04:45
Keheliya Rabukwella contradicts Hulugalle! Both r liars.
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-2+9 # Gota 2013-04-14 04:55
Mr. Hurlugalla, i told you to tell this out side job. but you told same story aging... Gota
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-1+8 # Ranjo 2013-04-14 05:05
Put the proof on the Table, Mr Ex Convict.
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-1+7 # Cheena 2013-04-14 05:11
You are right Mr. Hulugalle. Same logic as mastrubation. Uthayan gets a self satisfaction. Why dont you light your sarong on fire.
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-2+11 # one 2013-04-14 05:30
anther joker from da same mother in kalaniya
- via DM Android App
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-2+13 # aj 2013-04-14 05:30
Ya u got inside and did the job
- via DM iPad app
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-2+7 # aj 2013-04-14 05:30
Ya u got inside and did the job
- via DM iPad app
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-2+11 # shame 2013-04-14 05:30
Firstly! The world does not believe you. You run this country with a village mentality. Jokers!
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-2+11 # AJ-DXB 2013-04-14 05:30
minister seems to be a student of Dr.Mervyn Silva
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-2+9 # Jagath Leanage 2013-04-14 06:15
Have you been asked to tell so by some one?
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-3+12 # Citizen Perera 2013-04-14 06:41
This man always come up with fairy tales.
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-2+11 # MayIwin Silva 2013-04-14 07:24
Mewa wenne koi rateda? Lankawe, ape Lankawe.
Thanks to Sunil of Gypsies.
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-2+5 # Andrew Pitugala 2013-04-14 07:26
Hans Christian Anderson nor Grimm brothers could have said it better.
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-2+9 # Ruhunu Kolla 2013-04-14 07:38
Hulugalle, be carefull, do not think about a job after the retirement!
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-2+11 # ranjith 2013-04-14 07:44
Paid for bluffing
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-1+11 # Lumbini 2013-04-14 08:20
Thanks for very convincing exaplanation.
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-2+16 # Amila 2013-04-14 08:29
The same story as the Major assaulted himself.
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-2+13 # Kumar 2013-04-14 08:33
Yhis is one of the million lies this government has said to cover up their sins. God save the people!
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-1+12 # Sugath 2013-04-14 09:12
Even if it was a inside job, Nobody will believe you.
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-1+9 # Minister 2013-04-14 09:23
"egolloma gahagena" The usual theory!
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-1+8 # Kay 2013-04-14 09:34
Quack Quack....
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-2+17 # Sammy 2013-04-14 09:46
Who is permitted to carry arms in the North. If unauthorised persons are in possession of arms then it is of serious security concern. Be a little more smarter.
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-2+13 # Dammika 2013-04-14 09:55
Oh really ... we can imagine .... Hmmmmmmmmm
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-0+6 # Saman12 2013-04-14 13:14
Still terrorist are alive in North and East?
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-2+9 # varuna 2013-04-14 13:33
this is the only thing that a joker can do. you cant expect nothing els from these kind of jokers.
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-1+6 # sham 2013-04-14 13:38
these guys should understand that they are telling to people should be reasonable... :-o
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-1+2 # S.Sriranjan 2013-04-14 18:59
No doubt! All those Mechines should be inside the Press???
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-0+3 # fred 2013-04-14 19:34
Of course it was an 'inside job'. Everything that was damaged was 'inside'.!!!!!!!!
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-0+4 # Saman 2013-04-14 20:36
Of couse this is a Rajapakse Inside job.
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-0+1 # tomsamusa 2013-04-15 02:13
By "INSIDE" do mean from inside temple trees of sinking lanka????
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-0+0 # Radish.S 2013-04-15 04:32
Great, but what about Trinco5 and muthur 17?
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-0+1 # Burt 2013-04-15 06:09
Is'nt this guy ashamed to put on a trouser and walk in public?Clothes cannot cover his nakedness.
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-0+1 # Thomas 2013-04-15 07:59
He is Paid ti Lie , Nothing but Lies.
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-0+2 # Amila. G 2013-04-15 08:16
Born Sucker of the regime . The face says it all.
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-0+0 # Kiwi 2013-04-15 08:31
If the culprits are NOT caught then we all know who did it!!!
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-0+1 # Mervyn 2013-04-15 10:15
Don't be so hard on this mad man. May be he had a bad fall from the cot when he was a baby !!
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-0+1 # citizen 2013-04-15 10:17
This is the Latest BEGALLa from Hulugala
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-0+0 # KELA 2013-04-15 17:26
Hitler,Idi Amin,Saddahussa in,Gadafi, Praba,Now who?. All bad guys will see the end and end their families too. Who is next?
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