Move to give online evidence: DMPPF

2014-08-05 15:15:23

The Dead and Missing Person’s Parents Front (DMPPF) today charged that certain NGOs and foreign groups had invited relatives of disappeared LTTE cadres to Colombo to give evidence against Sri Lanka via the internet on the promise they would be paid Rs.200,000.

DMPFF advisor Ven. Angulugalle Siri Jinananda Thera asked the organisers why the DMPPF was not invited to last evening’s meeting held at the Centre for Society and Religion (CSR) at Deans Road, Maradana and inquired whether the External Affairs Ministry was aware of what was happening.

“Can any international organisation hold any gatherings or meetings without supervision or participation of government authorities,” he questioned.

The monk said Mannar Citizens’ Committee President Britto Fernando, who is also the President of the Organisation for the Families of the Disappeared had organised the meeting.

“It is learnt that the participants were to give evidence through the Internet. We decided to storm the CSR with several Buddhist monks and members of our organisation. We found no diplomatic officials there and that the organisers had invited several foreign representatives close to them,” the Thera said. “The organisers had given a wrong impression of our organisation and the foreign representatives who attended the meeting did not seek any clarification from us.

The Thera said the organisers had painted a wrong picture to the diplomats and that was why we disrupted the meeting.

“It is obvious that a group of individuals are prepared to betray the country for money,” the monk said.

He said there was only one Dead and Missing Person’s Parents Front, representing missing persons and had a membership of more than 500. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 8

  • SL Tuesday, 5 August 2014 17:55


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    Niranjan Tuesday, 5 August 2014 18:50

    If the monk's knew all this information (that they were gathering testimony, that people were paying money and that that "mahawera families" were being interviewed) before hand, why didn't they complain to the police before hand? Why take the law in to their own hands?

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    Robin Tuesday, 5 August 2014 20:08

    People should listen to both sides of d story before jump into conclusions. Suggest Daily mirror should translate d monk,s speech to English, so that Western diplomats will understand this is not IRAQ, LIBYA or AFGHANISTAN where they can easily fool the people and also those countrymen who are being paid in DOLLARS try to throw stones from glass rooms without understanding the ground realities.
    The Police should investigate this whole matter and should tell truth to D people of this country.

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    Rohan Wednesday, 6 August 2014 03:40

    Sri Lanka is now like a head less body. Any bastard can do anything if has money. When authorities are silenced Im glad at least Buddhist monks take charge. via DM Android App

    Reply : 12       3

    Duke Wednesday, 6 August 2014 09:03

    Well said !!

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    ramzi Wednesday, 6 August 2014 07:31

    dogs only enter open doors , but srilanks you can enter even bed room if you have political influence

    Reply : 0       1

    jeewan Wednesday, 6 August 2014 08:29

    These Embassies should stop interfering into Sri Lankan affairs and go an solve the problems they have created in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan.

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    gobbaya Wednesday, 6 August 2014 09:51

    how old is DMPFF via DM Android App

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