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Clear sign of mafia-type govt.: Mangala

9 November 2011 08:25 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The main opposition United National Party (UNP) today charged that its official news website ‘Lankawaynews’ had been banned at the time it was being checked out.

UNP parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera told a news conference this web site was among several others that had been recently banned by the government. 

He said his party has been forced to call off its official launch scheduled for November 27.

Mr. Samaraweera said the UNP intended to take legal action against this move by the government.
He charged that banning of web sites was a clear sign of Sri Lanka becoming a mafia-type government similar to the one which was in Libya and what is presently in Zimbabwe.

“At the start were a stock market mafia and then a land mafia and by banning websites the government is preventing people from becoming aware of these dangerous moves,” he said.

Mr. Samaraweera said this unfortunate situation was highlighted by prominent Buddhist monks and other religious leaders.

He said the UNP was planning to make next year a year of protests over these mafias and added that the protests would be held in every constituency (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 10

  • CW Wednesday, 09 November 2011 08:35 AM

    Look, Who is talking?

    buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 09 November 2011 08:42 AM

    You were also instrumental in bringing them to power.

    YURI Wednesday, 09 November 2011 08:54 AM

    half of the population said that already so far

    Salma Wednesday, 09 November 2011 09:28 AM

    Who knows who will be the next person to join the Govt??

    pissa Wednesday, 09 November 2011 04:40 PM

    Either you are with us or Against us.

    GonAliya Thursday, 10 November 2011 12:33 AM

    Sour Grapes

    Just Another Citizen Thursday, 10 November 2011 04:04 AM

    Our politicians keep switching sides like changing underwear

    AMG Thursday, 10 November 2011 04:36 AM

    Ridiculously truth !

    Karu Thursday, 10 November 2011 05:27 AM

    Poor impression.

    izmie Thursday, 10 November 2011 05:35 AM

    By the time protests are held next year all will be forgotten.

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