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The activists of Movement for People’s Struggle staged a protest in front of the United States embassy in Colombo urging the NATO to immediately stop bombing in Syria. The activists who participated in the protest seen here holding placards written with anti- American slogans.  Pix by Pradeep Pathirana




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  • Jayantha Monday, 06 August 2012 12:35 PM

    I thought I was well behind time when I read the news item.
    When did NATO bomb Syriya?
    This clearly shows the mental capacity of these protesters.
    Did they obtain permission to protest? The Govt. should order the Police to dismantle the Protest as it is NOT their democratic Right to Faulsely accuse a country or To demonstrate for a wrong Cause or display ignorance to the US.
    This shows that any idiot can hold a protest rally 'At The Drop Of a Hat', Only in Sri Lanka. This is a disgrace to Sri Lanka.
    Americans will be laughing at Our expense.
    Govt.! Do something!! Arrest the idiots to say SORRY to U.S.

    Pala Monday, 06 August 2012 01:19 PM

    What a Joke

    ishak Monday, 06 August 2012 01:27 PM

    America got a lesson from Egypt.I think they may think twice before helping.I dont think they will involve in this situation.

    Ronny Monday, 06 August 2012 01:21 PM

    This is a High Security Zone area only for Opposition protests! Here the protestors are given even police protection and Government support as well.

    john Monday, 06 August 2012 02:19 PM

    Every citizen has the right to protest peacefully but to see women holding placards with the F word written on them is wrong , im sure they can't read english and they are not to blame but the organisers should be ashamed .

    Siripala Monday, 06 August 2012 02:24 PM

    Exiled Syrian National Council (SNC) says city of Aleppo is facing carnage with the Assad regime deploying its full military might, including Air Force, against civilians and lightly armed Free Syrian Army.
    NATO is not bombing Syria.
    IT is clear the Movement has no knowledge of the real facts.

    hewavoitharana Tuesday, 07 August 2012 07:48 AM

    i think these idiots even dose not no where Siriya is,must be organized by JVP or wimal weerawamsa for a packet of lunch

    Sujeeva Devarani Monday, 06 August 2012 06:39 PM

    Must be organised by Wimal Sahodaraya

    asoka Monday, 06 August 2012 07:57 PM

    What a bunch of idiots ! Seems like they are protesting against the police? They should face the embassy if they are protesting against the embassy. They have their backs to the embassy and showing the placards to the police?

    lalith Monday, 06 August 2012 10:32 AM

    im sure 99% of the ppl who are protesting does not know whats happening in syria

    Just Another Citizen Monday, 06 August 2012 10:46 AM

    There are things happening in Sri Lanka, why don't they protest about those in front of Temple Trees, Parliament etc?

    RajasH Monday, 06 August 2012 10:48 AM

    and for that matter where Syria is

    Minister Tuesday, 07 August 2012 03:38 AM

    Do some of them at least aware of the meaning of the writings on the boards they are holding in their hands?

    neil john Monday, 06 August 2012 10:33 AM

    I am sure NATO will stop bombing now.

    Ruvin Monday, 06 August 2012 10:35 AM

    NATO isn't even bombing Syria, these people are so ignorant. No wonder Sri Lanka is in the state that it is currently.

    Sisira_kk Monday, 06 August 2012 10:44 AM

    Yeah, I doubt even the organizers have any idea about it, They seems think of Siriya as a another Libiya,

    C'mon guys NATO has NOT bombed Syria yet, What's happening there is still an internal struggle,

    Lanka Shantha Monday, 06 August 2012 10:58 AM

    The woman holding the play card (2nd photo) can't read it in English or she is doing it for money.

    ramkuumar Monday, 06 August 2012 10:52 AM

    Yes, Bombing in Sriya, but bonbing including carpet bombing in north & east will brink last peace, good policy.

    tarzan Monday, 06 August 2012 11:09 AM

    when nato starts bombing syria

    Gayal Monday, 06 August 2012 11:21 AM

    F*cking for Verginity???
    Seems WW is behind this. And he don't know how to spell Virginity properly.

    Lal Surain Monday, 06 August 2012 11:13 AM

    Thease protestors dont know whether there are sitting or standing. so blind and deaf why ant they watch news. thease are all rubbish political motives. open your eyes and protest for what is happening in Sri Lanka - From Dubai

    John Monday, 06 August 2012 11:30 AM

    I doubt the virginity of the girl holding a poster in the second picture - a psychic sri lankan............... try and try, one day you can die

    Haffez Monday, 06 August 2012 11:33 AM

    Ayila tika illankanda hadanne. Rata winasa karanda epa boru siriya adren. Kawud oke Nayakaya.

    Rj Monday, 06 August 2012 11:42 AM

    Most of these people really don't know what is happening in Syria.. It appears that they are presenting idiocy something totally irrelevant to us. (And there is no such thing as F*ucking for virginity)

    Namal Rajapakse Monday, 06 August 2012 11:43 AM

    Are these people mad or nature of them. The people who lead these ptotest might not even know what is NATO is and what they are doning now. Stupid, first sort out problems in Sri Lanka, we have enough things to do in Sri Lanka before we try to protect Killers in Syria. We love Syria because Both governments are similar.

    sxhabeeb Monday, 06 August 2012 11:45 AM

    Another Group of Modawansas in the making.... ?

    vulture Monday, 06 August 2012 11:46 AM

    why dont these idiots protest for Duminda's arrest

    Dee Monday, 06 August 2012 12:06 PM

    B'cause then the protestors might get bombed.

    Sammy Tuesday, 07 August 2012 04:40 AM

    Why not protest against President Assad to stop killing his own people and end dictatorship.If the lady holding that particular placard understood the meaning, she would probably not be carrying it.

    limatc Monday, 06 August 2012 12:07 PM

    WHAT NONSENSE , INTERNAL STRUGGLE , HOW DOES THE REBEL GET ALL LATEST EQUIPMENTS, LIKE TANKS , GUNS , IT IS SAME AS LTTE HAD , DO ANYBODY THINK WITHOUT SUPPORT OF OTHERS , USA OPENLY SIGNED THE DOC STATING THE REBELS , THAT MEANS USA IS ALSO A TERRORIST COUNTRY , WHEN WE FOUGHT LTTE , USA OPPOSED US AND SUPPORTED LTTE , USA SUPPORTED YEMEN TO KILL REBELS , USA SUPPORTED LIBYA , EGYPT , TUNISIA , WHO CAN ASK QUESTION

    Dee Monday, 06 August 2012 12:18 PM

    a packet of rice, bottle of water ( strong stuff) and a free bus ride can mobilize a nation!

    contact us Monday, 06 August 2012 12:24 PM

    Idiots embossing the Sri Lanka. US nothing to do with what is going on there.


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