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I was misquoted: Asath Sally

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While stating that he does not advocate or support anyone to take up arms against Sri Lanka, former Colombo Deputy Mayor in an affidavit said he was misquoted by the Junior Vikatan magazine published in India.

“I gave an interview to the Junior Vikatan magazine published in India. I state that in the manner in which the interview was published I have been misquoted. Upon realizing this I requested them to publish a correction which has been republished,” he said in his affidavit which was sent to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on thirsday.

The content of the affidavit says:

I gave an interview to the Junior Vikatan magazine published in India. I state that in the manner in which the interview was published I have been misquoted. Upon realizing this I requested them to publish a correction which has been republished.

As a Sri Lankan Muslim I don’t advocate or support anyone to take up arms against the Republic of Sri Lanka as I am fully aware of the consequences and the costs of such a course of action as seen through the three decade war in Sri Lanka.

I have stood for and will continue to stand for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka and for equal rights of all communities.

If anyone is misled by the interview published in the Junior Vikatan or if anyone has been disturbed, I express my regrets.

I attended a conference organized by the “Popular Front of in India” purely on the basis of and invitation extended to me by the said organisation and I participated solely as an invitee for the first time. I had no prior knowledge of the said organisation’s background and their motives.

As a patriotic citizen of the Republic of Sri Lanka and who supports the sovereignty of Sri Lanka I will not and will not support anyone who makes statements against Sri Lanka or its national security and I condemn such actions and statements.    
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  • Truth Hurts Saturday, 11 May 2013 09:27 AM

    WE ARE REALLY GLAD THAT YOU HAVE BEEN RELEASED MR. SALLY. HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO TELL THE TRUTH BUT SEE THAT WHATEVER YOU SAY IS NOT 'MISQUOTED'.

    Nazli Saturday, 11 May 2013 09:47 AM

    Azath - I think again you are digging a big hole when you say if the muslims take arms we know the consequence.... By that statement you are implying that you have thought of that course of action. Before you make a statement read through and think through what you are writing. Because here there is no misquoting.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 11 May 2013 03:27 PM

    Then they would have taken revenge because you are talking against present government/regime.

    Janaki Kalansuriya Sunday, 12 May 2013 10:31 AM

    When you romance with the devil, you must know the consequences. Nobody defies the king and/or his men. Remember what happened to a young Ruggerite?

    xlntgson Sunday, 12 May 2013 02:31 AM

    When you go to Chennai next, don't give interview to Nakkeeran!

    Bastonian Sunday, 12 May 2013 10:34 AM

    Remember richard de zoysa,you are lucky to bestill live in This generation under Our good president,

    Nash Saturday, 11 May 2013 04:20 PM

    he has been a controversial figure for years,

    Sammy Sunday, 12 May 2013 04:07 AM

    He doesn't seem to think before he speaks.

    Vishali Sunday, 12 May 2013 04:26 AM

    You would have told what others had thought

    Shahnawaz Sunday, 12 May 2013 04:45 AM

    Clearly, he misjudged his limits. Not that he was misquoted. Hope he is careful at least after this.

    buhary Sunday, 12 May 2013 05:19 AM

    PRESIDENTS WILL

    paisa must appah Saturday, 11 May 2013 12:11 PM

    Poor fellow. He forgot his Tamil and the crooks misquoted him.

    sugath Sunday, 12 May 2013 05:44 AM

    He should be grateful to the government for the free publicity and rocketing him to the center stage. May be now he can win a seat to the parliament

    tin tin Sunday, 12 May 2013 12:00 AM

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