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The government said in Parliament today that certain international elements were grooming some groups in Sri Lanka to bring about a regime change in the same manner they did in Libya.

Making his remarks during the debate on the adjournment motion in Parliament, Leader of the House Nimal Siripala de Silva said that these international forces were well aware that the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa could not be defeated through democratic means.

He said that these inimical forces funded some groups in Libya and ignited people to take to the streets against the government of that country.

“There are such attempts being made here. We have to nip it in the bud,” he said.

He was responding to JVP rebel MP Ajith Kumara who moved the motion and charged that the government was trying to undermine the democratic rights of students and political rights activists. The Leader of the House remarked that some persons claiming themselves to be students’ leaders had sexually abused fellow students in the guise of subjecting them to ragging.

“We have to eradicate ragging from the university system. Freshers are subjected to inhuman forms of ragging. It is unacceptable. The government cannot tolerate such acts,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Lal.Fernando Friday, 20 January 2012 02:09 AM

    Ragging should and have to be stopped. In 1970s my cousin was subjected to ragging he ended up mentally disturbed and ultimately took his own life.

    Aristotle Friday, 20 January 2012 02:18 AM

    If the Sri Lanka opposition can not why not from outside for the sake of the people.

    Amila.G Saturday, 21 January 2012 07:19 PM

    The government knows what they are up to . Best way to get local support is to use the word INTERNATION to win the hearts of the fed up masses.

    Michael Friday, 20 January 2012 02:34 AM

    Crush them with all your might. You have a clear majority to safeguard the integrity and the security of this country. We did not vote for a PUSSWEDILLA Government.

    Voter Friday, 20 January 2012 02:53 AM

    So why are you scared Mr Minister, You will loose your job and perks. Anything that is good for the Country and People is good. As long as the Changed Govt like you donot fill in their pockets. Work for the people and country even without Salary.

    td Saturday, 21 January 2012 11:57 PM

    PLEASE CALL CHINA, THEY WILL HELP SRI LANKA TO TACLE INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTS AS THEY HELP TO WIN THE WAR.

    Tonto Friday, 20 January 2012 03:20 AM

    Two comments Mr. Minister - 1. Reference Int'l elements, do not nip it in the bud but rather 'bite the bullet' and 2. Reference ragging - remove the beam from your eye before looking for scabs in others' eyes. Thank you, Miracle of Asia.

    S. Hettige Friday, 20 January 2012 03:25 AM

    Paranoia!

    Lanke Banda Friday, 20 January 2012 03:39 AM

    Foreign Intervention Ha ! let lose Dr Mervyn S. to tackle them.

    sltk2004 Friday, 20 January 2012 03:49 AM

    I think the same international elements are the cause for our cricket defeats, spreading of dengue, numbers of traffic accidents etc...

    saman Friday, 20 January 2012 03:49 AM

    Disgusted elements and groups depending on NGO funds welcome any chaos in the country.Then only they can live with easy money dragging the country in difficulties again.

    samudra Friday, 20 January 2012 04:01 AM

    Gvts own actions will decide whether they get the support of people or not.

    Thomas Friday, 20 January 2012 04:18 AM

    Why are you comparing Libya & Sri Lanka. Are there anythings happening in Sri Lanka , similar to Libyan regime in our country. Unsolicited fear. Do RIGHT,then nothing will happen to the current regime in Colombohappen

    Sammy Friday, 20 January 2012 04:12 AM

    It is an insult to the people of Libya to say that they had been instigated by vested interests to fight against injustice and autocracy in their country.

    Nihal Friday, 20 January 2012 04:28 AM

    University Administrators should be given authority to sack and kick out these Rascals who start Ragging Freshers. There should be an end to this nonsense, Students come to Learn and do higher studies and not to engage in unacceptable activities. Sri Lanka gives them FREE education and they do not value it. I live in Europe and only in Sri Lanka Universities this type of activities take place. Please be tough on these so called students , Kick them out and .

    Ahmed Friday, 20 January 2012 04:28 AM

    who care this speech. first try to find way to reduce a cost of living at least people to live happily without burden

    Aku Aku Friday, 20 January 2012 04:29 AM

    If we Sri Lankans want a regime change(God knows we do!) so be it and Sri Lanka will be a better place to live in!!

    Aristotle Friday, 20 January 2012 04:32 AM

    As usual passing the buck. It is no secret that the popularity of the government is on the decline.

    Kangarro Friday, 20 January 2012 04:44 AM

    Ya Minister we badly need a change ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    True Srilankan Friday, 20 January 2012 04:45 AM

    Allow the judiciary & police to function independently, uphold the democratic values, decipline your politicians to respect the human values, allow the media freedom. You dont need to worry about any international elements,

    karsha Friday, 20 January 2012 04:52 AM

    Ameer,
    First take action against corrupt ministers.

    Nodrog Friday, 20 January 2012 05:04 AM

    If you can get your act together there will be no need for any regime changes. I do agree we have to get rid of the radical elements studying for free.

    Akurana Friday, 20 January 2012 06:24 PM

    Comment 'Dislike' itself shows nobody is with you Ameer Khan

    Alastair Reynard Friday, 20 January 2012 06:52 PM

    Google 'Grand Terror Alliance Senators, American lawyers, former US Ambassador to SL'

    Google 'Geopolitical Implications U.S. will struggle to combat terror even after Osama is long gone'

    The transnational criminal empire of the LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists consider Canada as the most vital western nation to support their terrorist campaign. Here's what was written to the Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Stephen Harper in 2010:

    Let us also not forget a heartbreaking fact: Sri Lanka would never have seen a terror war and the resulting carnage if not for the Tamils living in the west. Remember: success of Tamils in Canada and the west directly corresponds to the success of the Tamil Tiger terrorists. We cannot let this continue and we definitely cannot let LTTE be the model for al Qaeda or other terrorist groups.

    honest Friday, 20 January 2012 05:53 AM

    You are honest about comparing to Libya

    CP Friday, 20 January 2012 05:49 AM

    With the current unrest situation in the country, health top sees "crocodiles in tea cup"

    MISUNDERSTOOD Friday, 20 January 2012 06:01 AM

    are we getting foreign aid to do Ranil's job?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 20 January 2012 06:20 AM

    The Minister should not insult the people of Libya who clamoured for a regime change - with even help from outside - as they could not tolerate any more the corruption, unequal distribution of oil wealth, family bandyism, grooming of Gaddafi's son as his successor etc. Does the Minister see any similarities here ?

    sampath Friday, 20 January 2012 06:12 AM

    How was the Government got "CLEAR MAJORITY"? Why crush peoples' voice? just to stay in power and rob everything?

    polly weerakkody Saturday, 21 January 2012 12:59 AM

    sri lanka is a sovering country. It came out of 30 year ransm by the so called ltte. please keep out of sri lanka. its getting well and progressing. the common man is happy and content. So the out siders and the lost cases within, donot bother.
    The country will survive and we all shall fight and organize our selves to ditroy all who are trying distrupt our country.
    The peace is there in SL, Out side elements plrase keep out.

    Sena Saturday, 21 January 2012 01:32 AM

    Elements in school tried to rag me but I fought back and got hurt but also hurt those arse holes and then they stopped the madness.

    farieze rumi Friday, 20 January 2012 06:44 AM

    beware of UNPers who crossed to GOVT

    Yaka Saturday, 21 January 2012 03:15 AM

    Looks like you are brain washed by anti western and regime bootlickers. Do you watch ITN all the time?

    Just Another Citizen Friday, 20 January 2012 06:48 AM

    I think people like Kim Jong Il, Saddam, Mubarak, and a few others would have felt the same.

    harbi Friday, 20 January 2012 06:58 AM

    Universities shall be 100% free of ragging and JVP maniacs! If we Sri Lankans allow foreign powers to mingle with local politics that’s the end of the story so I wish no one (patriotic Sri Lankans) need it or hope for it to happen once again! ( Api inguru deela miris gaththane eka sarayak!)

    kanesan Friday, 20 January 2012 06:58 AM

    If there is good governance and justice, then you do not have to worry about any of those elements. If you are scared, it time to rectify your mistakes and change of heart, before it is too late.

    bash Saturday, 21 January 2012 04:15 AM

    GOVT NEED NOT WORRY IF THEY ARE RULING ACCORDING TO PEOPLES WISH, AS IT WILL BE MAJORITY DECISION.... IF ELECTIONS WERE RIGGED OR MANIPULATED AS ALLEGED, THE GOVT MUST PANICK & WORRY... THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED IN THOSE COUNTRIES

    bash Saturday, 21 January 2012 04:18 AM

    200m FOR HELICOPTER RIDES IS TOOOOO MUCH, GIVE THE JOB TO A YOUNGER MINISTER AND GIVE THE MONEY TO HELP DEVELOP THE TEMPLES, CHURCHES AND MOSQUES ETC

    citizen1 Saturday, 21 January 2012 04:42 AM

    Anyone has better brains than than the present..

    Sammy Saturday, 21 January 2012 04:46 AM

    @sb there has been a mass uprising and not just an insurgency in Libya. This reveals the amount of discontent there was in that country. How can outsiders create this mass uprising? It is for the people to decide what they want and not for you or any one person to do that. Are you not one of those guys who has been brain washed into giving all those statistics, gotten from dubious sources? You too don't gulp fabricated stories.

    Ananda Friday, 20 January 2012 07:11 AM

    Come on MI, you don't even know how to write the name of our country properly. It is not Srilanka but Sri Lanka.

    Ananda Friday, 20 January 2012 07:12 AM

    Get lost. People like you let our country down.

    Ananda Friday, 20 January 2012 07:13 AM

    Will you do that ?

    Laxana Saturday, 21 January 2012 05:36 AM

    Come on, Ananda. It's not Sri Lanka. It's Shri Lanka. Make some useful comments rather than finding fault with grammar and spelling mistakes.

    das Friday, 20 January 2012 07:14 AM

    Brilliant one!!!

    Hadira Friday, 20 January 2012 07:27 AM

    We have no strong oposition to safeguard the interest of masses who voted against the current Govt.But it seems there is big international oposition (pro western)is being built up against the well being of this country,SO BEWARE''!!!

    jagath Friday, 20 January 2012 07:32 AM

    Sadhu, chage the regime may be good. But who will take over?
    JVP!!!!! UNP under Ranil, Both Options are no brainers.

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 20 January 2012 07:38 AM

    Very good sarcasm...we could also include the LTTE as desert.

    sb Friday, 20 January 2012 07:51 AM

    Another brain washed Guy(by western media) Do you have any idea about Gadaffi era! That time they were fortunate to have quality life well above many western countries.prisoners rate was below that of US;the Women were treated equally(in 2007 female entrance to higher education was higher than males).They ENJOYED a strong economy.Everybody was privileged to have good free health and education. BUT now after"so called"civil war for democracy, the Libyans are loaded with debts to NATO,USA,UK. Females loosing equality, Sharia law dominating!,No more Free health, free education ,
    interest free loans! BUT westerns will nicely enjoy the
    profit of Libyan OIL! few foolish Libyans made a country of some democracy with luxury to a country with no democracy and no luxury! DONT GULP EVERY FABRICATED NEWS PUT UP BY WESTERN MEDIA

    achtung Saturday, 21 January 2012 07:16 AM

    people like you should be sent to places like north kor. just to see the difference , you people are ungrateful for what we got. true sl is not the ideal state, but at least do not make asinine comparisons.

    Esala Friday, 20 January 2012 08:02 AM

    Even you don't have sinhala name go back to country you came here. give your ......side to then to change the regime.

    Australian Saturday, 21 January 2012 07:26 AM

    undemocratic countries? My foot..Where do you find democratic countries on this earth? But there are many politicians in every country who just do lip service but act quite differently

    Engineer Friday, 20 January 2012 08:11 AM

    You are moron of the highest order to compare north Korea to sri lanka.

    Australian Saturday, 21 January 2012 07:37 AM

    Can you name any country where you have all these independent activities?

    gavesh Friday, 20 January 2012 08:19 AM

    For the sake of people or for the sake of western powers who want to rip-off the country. Whare has this type of toverturning governments helped the people of that country?

    In Iraq - More than 1 Mn Died, In Afghanistan and Libiya.... people are suffering like nothing. People would be better off in the hands of the worst dictator in the world than with these so called western saviours.

    Shelton Fernando Friday, 20 January 2012 08:31 AM

    Dear Minister, who told you that we don't want a change in regime? You are not informed well on the ground situation. A regime change is the need of the hour for your information. Be prepared and tell the other jokers too to be ready with their bags packed.

    Anonymous Friday, 20 January 2012 08:35 AM

    Although we have different views and perspectives we may need a common platform with democratic values.

    With the arrogance and the power these so called politicians have shown us again and again and stressed all the limits up to a breaking point. At this rate I won't be surprised if another revolution would start from within.

    -power to the people-

    Bindu Friday, 20 January 2012 08:37 AM

    This politician is trying fool the people.
    Mr Minister those days have gone and now a days people are very clear.

    dilu Friday, 20 January 2012 08:39 AM

    you forgot to add A/L results issue, Private Pension, all connived by foreign elements.

    Noel Friday, 20 January 2012 08:59 AM

    Who are the international elements?Why don't you name them?Even Gadafi had the same thinking an year ago..

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 20 January 2012 09:27 AM

    Patriotism is the last resort of scoundrels. When they lose all logic for reasoning, the weapon called patriotism is used because it does not require an explanation.

    sadhu Thursday, 19 January 2012 07:17 PM

    sri lankan regime is best friend of undemocratic countries like china, Lybia, North Korea, Myanmar, Iran, Venezuela,.... so is there a surprise when sri lankan want a regime chanege?????

    M.J Anthony Friday, 20 January 2012 09:32 AM

    Ripe for change as all have realised they have been played out right round,whatever govt propaganda says!
    We have got a vote 1 Rajapakse get 5 Rajapakse deal which was not what we wanted & 300 more Rajapkse's taking lanka to cleaners!

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 20 January 2012 09:27 AM

    When SL was under the British Boot, they certainly would have fished into our resources, but under local leaders we are certainly getting robbed a thousand times more. The local leaders who cry out patriotism and worry about the west are biggest culprits in this game. Remember we are still surviving because of tea, rubber and garment exports, all products introduced to SL by the west. Our accounting systems are western, which is keeping our country going. Now you tell me what our local leaders have introduced? Export housemaids? Three wheeler drivers? Private bus operators?

    MI Thursday, 19 January 2012 07:51 PM

    Welcome to Srilanka....

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 20 January 2012 09:30 AM

    No I would not, that is also one reason why we do not want to be ministers. But their were ones who had the honesty to do that such as Dudley, NM, Kothelawala, Dahanayake, Keuneman and many more.

    citizen1 Thursday, 19 January 2012 07:43 PM

    Getting antsy?

    gajan99 Friday, 20 January 2012 09:41 AM

    Sarath Fonseka is a traitor.

    Ram Perera Thursday, 19 January 2012 08:48 PM

    A government that fails to follow democratic principles cannot be defeated by democratic means. So Nimal Siripala is correct
    Ram

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 20 January 2012 09:51 AM

    Quality of life was for the people who praised Gaddaffi. No prisoners because all are killed even on slightest suspicion. Free education consisting of what Gaddaffi wants you to learn and think...even Gaddaffi and his kids had their higher education in the west. No elections...no accountability....no investigations...Gaddafi is the police and police is Gaddaffi...no tourists...passports cannot be taken, one has to prove valid intention for the same...I can give you more my foolish freind.

    BOOBEE Friday, 20 January 2012 09:52 AM

    OK OK Calm down Ananda calm down..

    Javi Friday, 20 January 2012 09:51 AM

    can we name as "LANKAN SPRING" soon

    Ameer Thursday, 19 January 2012 09:38 PM

    Please government we are with you take action against these corrupt elements

    Mi Friday, 20 January 2012 10:17 AM

    Ananda I Thanking you for corrections but I Doubt you must b a Puppet of this regime

    cris Friday, 20 January 2012 10:14 AM

    its not SriLanka. its Shri Lanka

    Ranjith Friday, 20 January 2012 12:59 AM

    we have voted for that too. But No change, We wish best of luck for them too.


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