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Don't blame govt. for attack on journalists: Athugala

3 August 2013 03:14 am - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Government Information Department Director General Ariyaratne Athugala said today that all media institutions should take the responsibility for the assault on journalists during yesterday’s incident in Weliweriya and said the government could not be held responsible for it.

Speaking in Matale he said there were times when he too was helpless at times, wondering if he should resign from his post and commence his previous job at the University. (Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa)

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  • informer Saturday, 03 August 2013 12:00 AM

    government is responsible for the welfare of its citizens via DM Android App

    nihal Sunday, 04 August 2013 02:45 PM

    shameless so called intellectuals

    Diga Sunday, 04 August 2013 12:48 PM

    Mr Rathugala resign and tell the truth like Mr prishantha Jayakody.

    VoiceOfLanka Sunday, 04 August 2013 04:40 AM

    bandakka - Wrong mate! They take ALL the responsibility for winning the war and SF was nowhere.

    Siribiris Sunday, 04 August 2013 03:05 AM

    Spot on Athugala.... the media men got them selves beaten up by their own colleagues and the boy who got killed shot himself... now why on earth should people blame the innocent government ???

    mervin silva Sunday, 04 August 2013 01:12 AM

    I bet you wont resign.

    Spineless Athugala

    sanjo Sunday, 04 August 2013 12:46 AM

    please stay away from the university.

    Upul Gunawardena Sunday, 04 August 2013 12:44 AM

    When the Army openened fire and killed people the govt. Of that country should take the full responsibility. Who ordered the use of lethel force? Is it the journalists or the govt. Of SL?

    Ranjitdea Sunday, 04 August 2013 12:12 AM

    Now you see the quality of the people who are at higher seats of learning.

    Dinesh Sunday, 04 August 2013 12:00 AM

    What a joker. Shame on you. Look into the mirror prof. Do you see a man sold his soul. via DM Android App

    saman Saturday, 03 August 2013 07:46 PM

    You are fully naked. Look at you ............people like you have been there in the past , may be in the future........but sure not for ever!

    Anima Saturday, 03 August 2013 05:09 PM

    What is this guy talking. This guy is sleep talking

    Dammika Saturday, 03 August 2013 04:59 PM

    There is nothing to wonder about if you have the back bone MUST resign. And how could you say media institutions must take responsibility ... who attacked them ... was it media heads or forces sent by govt. Don't talk nonsense

    one Saturday, 03 August 2013 12:00 AM

    will c if u have the [email protected] to do it..... via DM Android App

    Toosh Saturday, 03 August 2013 04:30 PM

    I am a journalist and attending dinner party organised frequently by the ruling party and also obtained the perks like laptop computers, duty free car, pension scheme etc. So I should be silent and act in favour of Government.

    Thomas Saturday, 03 August 2013 04:12 PM

    Who else to blame

    Shank Saturday, 03 August 2013 04:11 PM

    Who is in charge of the military who defeated the LTTE? They are the ones who got the credit at victory! When the same military do some thing wrong the fault lies in others! That's how SL is! Some things never change!

    R Saturday, 03 August 2013 03:09 PM

    yes please resign and take up some thing else.

    Because what you don't uderstand is that the Government of any country is responsible for the safety of it's citizens and you say GOV is not responsible. GOV of SL is responsible only for the afety of politico's and their sons

    Nihal Ranjan Saturday, 03 August 2013 02:06 PM

    Aio Sirisena

    Api Buruwo Saturday, 03 August 2013 12:41 PM

    I suppose the 17 year old who died of gunshot wounds also shot himself according to your f.g logic!

    bandakka Saturday, 03 August 2013 12:15 PM

    Govt never responsible for anything.

    Most irresponsible govt in SL.

    sanaboy Saturday, 03 August 2013 11:19 AM

    Yes.. Do the job properly for the Govt... Today i saw your under construct mansion in Depanama-Pannipitiya.. I think u need more money to finish it..

    Hash Saturday, 03 August 2013 12:00 AM

    strange that when army won the war, the government took all the credits.. but when they attack unarmed people and journalists they are not responsible? via DM Android App

    Kumara Saturday, 03 August 2013 05:42 AM

    Why should media institutions take responsibility when they are the victims? This is called passing the ball. Ultimately, no one takes responsibility.

    CROW Saturday, 03 August 2013 05:17 AM


    ANTON Saturday, 03 August 2013 04:58 AM

    AMMAPA ???

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