The United National Party (UNP)-led Vipakshaye Virodaya, the joint opposition group said today's attack on Bodh Gaya was a result of Sri Lanka failing to honour agreements and undertakings it had given to other countries.
UNP Assistant Leader Joseph Michael Perera addressing a news conference said the attack was a direct result of the Sri Lankan government’s failure to handle international affairs diplomatically. He said Sri Lankan Buddhists had become the target of the international community because of the actions of this government. “However, we condemn this attack which has been directed at Sri Lankan Buddhists,” he said.
Mr. Perera said the continual hostile attitude by the Sri Lankan government towards international communities and to her neighbour could result in another civil war. (Yohan Perera)
What this MP is saying is very understandable. Tamil diaspora want to make a message. How do you make one that hits the spot? Bomb the holiest place of buddhism. I cant understand how everyone here does not see that logic. Please enlighten me?
crow Monday, 08 July 2013 01:09 AM
REALLY NOT GOOD TALK
leo samson Monday, 08 July 2013 01:15 AM
Bodgaya is in Bihar province where there is a muslim population. This can be a reaction to anti muslim in Myanmar Has this MP studied this aspect and concluded that it is not so?
Marcelle McDonald Monday, 08 July 2013 01:26 AM
Dis-Respectful....Dispicable act by person(s) unknown.
Get well wishes to the injured for a speedy recovery..
senake Monday, 08 July 2013 01:32 AM
What a typical third class politician, how could he combined this with politics, this people try to destroy the world history , in fact their own country. And this jokers try to get some credits with stupid jokes
Batangala Monday, 08 July 2013 02:01 AM
See his political maturity and capabilities of political analysis of a situation. May be he does not read news papers or any international news cast. God save UNP.
Saragoyya Monday, 08 July 2013 02:08 AM
An ardent supporter to Government by uttering nonsense. People of this country specially from Ja-Ela area must be wondering what is wrong with senior politician.
Chandra Monday, 08 July 2013 02:20 AM
Absolutely a 'Harakage' statement.
Kapil Monday, 08 July 2013 12:00 AM
Ranil as usual. Go and join the Taliban now. via DM Android App
Nimal R Monday, 08 July 2013 02:58 AM
This guy is an idiot and no doubt UNP can never come to power. How about the promise given by India during the accord i.e.would bring peace to Sri Lanka within a month or so. Instead Sri Lanka cracked to pieces. These are the fools who are an asset to extremists in India.
samarasinghe Monday, 08 July 2013 03:23 AM
most idots can,t understand international relation ship
ASANGA Monday, 08 July 2013 03:51 AM
Considering all above fact , i would like to ask from Joseph, "TIME TO RETIRE" isn't it?
chinthaka Monday, 08 July 2013 12:48 AM
This is direct charge against India. !
Due to broken promises given by Sri Lanka, India attacked their own Bodhgaya ! How can you analyse the mentality of this "Joint Opposition Group " ?
kanil Monday, 08 July 2013 04:01 AM
Hey, this is not a political issue. this is only religeon terrorist. this is not firt time they attacked to us. But UNP mad politician always try to clean theirs terrorist. They always beside of them.
Giann Monday, 08 July 2013 04:05 AM
Oh my god. What has happened to the UNP with this bunch of old jokers. Time the young leaders take control and save this party from total elimination for the sake of our country. Whatever said this act of terror should be highly condemned.
Sara Monday, 08 July 2013 05:00 AM
UNP leader must call explanation from this man as to why he commented as a ....on this issue.
Lankan Monday, 08 July 2013 05:03 AM
This is EXACTLY why the UNP can't come to power.....does this man know what he's on about??!!!
MADUKRM22 Monday, 08 July 2013 05:39 AM
Aiyo.......what bullshit and crap is he talking ?????
kattakarawala Monday, 08 July 2013 05:44 AM
What a stupid thing to say!
crow Monday, 08 July 2013 05:49 AM
CITIZEN Monday, 08 July 2013 07:47 AM
Being a matured politician, he has made a silly comment! I wonder what connection the Sri Lankan Govt's failed promises has on the attack on Bodh Gaya? Does Bodh Gaya come under Rajapakse's purview? Or, is it part of Sri Lanka? Well, for that matter no Sri Lankan even has been affected! I think he should speak with a little more responsibility!!
galleguy Monday, 08 July 2013 07:51 AM
this fellow may be suffering from chicken gunya.
ramesh Monday, 08 July 2013 12:17 PM
Don't vote for the UNP & PA. BY that you will do a grate favor to the commiunity.
Uditha Wijesena Monday, 08 July 2013 12:19 PM
This is the status of the present UNP. Yanne Koheda Malle Poll
rw Monday, 08 July 2013 12:00 AM
den dunnama okkoma harida.fool via DM Android App
Andrew Pitugala Sunday, 07 July 2013 12:42 PM
NONSENCE INDEED. Does not show any political maturity even after so many years in politics.
Grace Sunday, 07 July 2013 12:41 PM
Is he sleep-talking if I am not mistaken? or trying to politicize the attack.
manoj Sunday, 07 July 2013 12:43 PM
Typical bullshit of a christian..Wonder why UNP get no votes..
Chipmunk Sunday, 07 July 2013 12:49 PM
This is a bloody fool. He is justifying this terrorist attack,. Is this Pamankada-Medawachchiya-Thoppigala season 2 ?
kandula Sunday, 07 July 2013 12:51 PM
They made similar comments for LTTE bombings as well.
Prof Wickramatillake Sunday, 07 July 2013 01:03 PM
Sir, I support you otherwise, BUT PLEASE DO NOT bring this issue into Sri Lankan politics. shows emptiness in logic.
RanjithT Sunday, 07 July 2013 01:14 PM
One should be careful to open the mouth because till then others will believe that he is a wise man but when he open his mouth he proves that he is an idiot of first grade. That is what this joker just did. Stupidity at its best. No wonder opposition cannot come up with a credible plan to counter the actions of this government.
Cobra Sunday, 07 July 2013 01:18 PM
Koheda Yanne? Malle pol!!!
Fusion Sunday, 07 July 2013 01:29 PM
What the hell is he uttering? No attacker has been named and nobody has taken responsibility for the attack! You just did the "UNP-led Vipakshaye Virodaya" a great disservice.
Devinda Daulagala Sunday, 07 July 2013 05:25 PM
This is why I find it impossible to vote for the UNP even if I wanted to vote against the PA....
Gayan Sunday, 07 July 2013 05:36 PM
There goes few more thousand votes. Lame jokers of UNP.
Sujith Sunday, 07 July 2013 12:11 PM
What nonsense is this guy talking?
Ariya Sunday, 07 July 2013 07:22 PM
It's most disgraceful that the UNP has within its ranks senior members who can make utterances so irrational and stupid as this one.
doggg Sunday, 07 July 2013 07:55 PM
some times most see in the wrong way and only the most intelligent can see the real facts ! like in a class room.... look at our foreign policies anf guess !
MAWELLA Sunday, 07 July 2013 08:35 PM
This man has mixed up his agenda. These are the leaders of UNP like the big boss, All ways confused Gama Ralas
Attention Sunday, 07 July 2013 09:02 PM
we should more care about our own temples now on!
Observer Sunday, 07 July 2013 11:27 PM
I don't agree about the "christian" part but agree "why UNP gets no votes". They need to talk sense when they open their mouths!
lal Sunday, 07 July 2013 11:27 PM
An idiotic statement from a party destined to irrelevance.
netizen Sunday, 07 July 2013 11:49 PM
S Tissera Monday, 08 July 2013 12:02 AM
This is a bad response, Bodhagaya is not only for Sri lankan Buddhists but for other countries as well Myanmar / Thailand Cambodia etc:. But the lesson all of us in Sri Lanka can learn from this is the reaction of the Indian people and Government, they have all totally condemned this attack and also very clearly said that "attacks on religious places will not be tolerated" Investigations are going on and the culprits will be brought to Justice. Where is this happening in Sri Lanka - Politicians and Clergy please note.
sAman Monday, 08 July 2013 12:06 AM
No woder people don't vote this party.
CanuteTissera Monday, 08 July 2013 12:10 AM
I hope the Sri lankan Government does not call for an inquiry - It will be the biggest international Joke, "Physician Heal thyself" will be their response.l
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