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Noori Under "Reign of Terror"

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This is a short documentary about Noori, a sceneic village 14 Kilometers off Deraniyagala where many atrocities are alleged to have taken place. Many victims did not want to be on camera and many didnt speak to us in fear of reprisal. However, the short film depicts ‘ the tip of the iceberg’ in which the Police, Politicians and Criminals collude to further a reign of terror on innocent villagers.

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  • weera Saturday, 10 August 2013 04:21 PM

    Thank you Daily Mirror for giving us this horrendous and heart breaking news which no other media has done. Can't imagine Politicians elected by the people can resort to such a low level. Is the President sleeping or is he under the impression that building super highways and other mega projects will transform Sri Lanka into a wonder of Asia?

    Sam Thursday, 08 August 2013 01:31 PM

    Villagers down south are now "tasting" the atrocities being commited on villagers in the north and east by the police and the army.

    Srilankan Thursday, 08 August 2013 01:40 PM

    Another well known place is Nawalapitiya....

    John Thursday, 08 August 2013 01:56 PM

    I weep for my friend Nihal who died trying to protect the estate and those in his charge from he thugs....and I weep for Sri Lanka.....

    Dushyanthi Thursday, 08 August 2013 02:51 PM

    Daily Mirror, please follow up on Noori incident & give regular report on the status of this village who have been harassed for a very long time. I raise my hat to you & you remain the only newspaper I read!

    Ravi Thursday, 08 August 2013 05:41 PM

    Nations gratitude to Daily Mirror for this exposé.

    mc Friday, 09 August 2013 05:32 AM

    only solution is we all stay inside the prison and let the killers outside. safe way.

    Nimal R Friday, 09 August 2013 06:09 AM

    Thank you Daily Mirror for the great work! The UPFA government has too much power is corrupt and there is no sign of the UNP coming to power.
    This is very bad for the country and I am blaming the UNP for not having a leader with a vision, strong and capable of defeating this government.

    Ranil will never be voted as the leader of the country because he signed a CFA with LTTE.

    Hence he should pave the way for some one else to take the leadership and build the party.

    Wijitha Senadeera Friday, 09 August 2013 01:17 PM

    what the so called government of srilanka doing, I am asamed of the police doing. If I was there know what to do.

    Rathu Nariya Friday, 09 August 2013 02:13 PM

    Lets kill the politicians. They have done nothing for the country

    pieris Saturday, 10 August 2013 02:30 AM

    PLEASE SEND MERVIN SILVA(hon minister) to investigate this matter

    piyal Saturday, 10 August 2013 08:55 AM

    Great Job DM. Thank you!

    Sunil Panabokke Saturday, 10 August 2013 12:40 PM

    Subsequent to these events on Noori many other unlawful acts and events have followed that may take too much of The Mirror's time to cover fully. However, the public would appreciate it very much if one story of these heinous acts is covered to the final closure. Why not make it Noori.? Once the public concern dims the actors have a free hand to do what they want. May your journalists have strength of character and fist!

    Dyan Thursday, 08 August 2013 01:15 PM

    Is this 21st Century Sri Lanka? No wonder SL is now 28th in 'Failed State ranking; only with the likes of Somalia, Afghanistan 'ahead' of us. With this YouTube [we salute DM] SL would soon be in 'Club' of the first 3 Failed States. What a sham 'Democracy' sans Law & Order. Thugs stuff ballot boxes and prop criminals to power - only to see this mayhem and terror. Nihal was a decent bloke - would not harm a fly - have known him for 40 years. Oh! the agony he underwent by the clubbing, stabbing and cutting. Let these perpetrators burn & rot in hell! RIP Nihal

    Ramya Sunday, 11 August 2013 04:02 AM

    Nihal Perera was my podi mama. I am so proud about his honesty right until his last moment. I have no words to express my grief podi mama. Thanks to Daily Mirror, attakota and the kalliya are being exposed. I hope Gotabaya will do justice as the final verdict on these murderers is given by him and not with the team of lawyers who are working on the case. I feel ashamed of myself for returning to our motherland after living overseas for 25 long years only to find that the Tamil terrorism has been replaced by the sinhalese led by the third grade politicians and the only qualification they require is :THUGGERY. GOD FORBID ATTAKOTTA AND HIS KALLIYA. PODI MAMA OUR THOUGHTS ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU AND THE FAMILY GATHERS OFTEN TO GRIEVE FOR YOU. we all miss you so much.


    neutralman Sunday, 11 August 2013 11:04 AM

    Arrest the Minister and Chief Minister even... then ppl will have faith in government

    neutralman Sunday, 11 August 2013 11:05 AM

    Arrest the Minister and Chief Minister even.. ... then ppl will have faith in government, fearless daily mirror i know u would publish this

    Roshan Sunday, 11 August 2013 11:30 AM

    Now we should understand why Tamils took arms and the LTTE was born...

    Dinesh Bandara Sunday, 11 August 2013 04:06 PM

    So many years those innocent and poorest Tea Pluckier s suffered due to terror and Police was watching providing support to those murderers.
    Tea plucking innocent Tamils were forced to sleep with them in front of their husbands and Brothers.Many got killed . including a DEAF BOY AND HIS BROTHER OF same family.. Husbands were killed in front of wives. while in front of Children..The whole area was very silent including Bhudhist Monks , Politicians, and many.
    Now the whole country is awaken after killing the Manager. His background was strong and he belongs to the majority Sinhalese. Now every body is waken . FINE .......!.

    raju Monday, 12 August 2013 04:24 AM

    Well done Daily mirror...Pls keep it up...All prayers of these innocent people are for you.....

    Indi Monday, 12 August 2013 05:01 AM

    I love Daily Mirror because they are fearless and always publish the truth.

    Nuwan Monday, 12 August 2013 06:06 AM

    What were the opposition politicians doing for all these 5 years? Did they speak at the parliament? any protest march against this by the opposition politicians?

    pacifist Monday, 12 August 2013 11:31 AM

    Sri Lanka will never become another Singapore of Asia...Get over it.

    Mahadeva Friday, 16 August 2013 07:33 PM

    Nihal Perera was a very good friend mine, he was a thorough gentleman, very straight forward person, these thugs did not allow him to perform his duties & killed him ! Where is "JUSTICE" in so called paradise ? the paradise has become another Somalia & Zimbabwe
    "Daily Mirror" your good work is highly appreciated, Keep it up!!!.

    rohan dissanayake Monday, 19 August 2013 02:39 PM

    you are right, there is no UNP or other govt. raising their heads in the far horrison. Dont blame the opposition for it, at this junture even a 'POLPITAK' as a opposition leader should be able to win the race with a large majority, if not for the ' jilmart' computer system. God save our country.

    Siripala Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:11 AM

    When the political higher up's, turn a blind eye to the atrocities being committed by their very own supporters, then its the beginning of the end for any country. We all had so much of hope , after the defeat of terrorism that a new ear would dawn in Sri Lanka. It has become a nation of thugs ruled by thugs. Its a virtual nightmare now. I am too old to leave this country, but I fear for the young generation to what they would inherit.

    Achchcaru Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:28 PM


    Renur Wednesday, 07 August 2013 01:25 PM

    WEll People are yet to know that there is a dictatorship in the country under maharaja Clan

    Ranjith Silva Wednesday, 07 August 2013 01:58 PM


    Kasthuri Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:04 PM

    Can not imagine, where our country heading towards !. Its shame how thuggery overwhelmed day to day life of civilians to this level.

    sam Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:23 PM

    Thank you Daily Mirror

    I have observed you are the only media covers this story fully.

    even some gossip web sites who coveres everything has forgot to mention this.

    Nihal is a hero to give liberation to these people, please keep on reminding what happen to this case otherwise people will forget these like other cases.

    Bimal Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:26 PM

    What a situation.
    Poor Nihal has to scarifies he's life.
    God may furnish them in time.

    Spitfire Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:27 PM

    This depicts what is happening all over Sri Lanka by UPFA politicians in the name of being PATRIOTIC.

    Dinesh Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:55 PM

    "I feel like taking up arms and finishing this".....a retired army personnel....feel the anger building up.....

    isn't this what happened in 30 years ago. 100,000 lives lost....and still people are suffering not the minority but the majority

    MERVIN SILVA Wednesday, 07 August 2013 04:01 PM

    Great work daily mirror giving this and most so called medias couldnt do this
    Hang them all.
    People did the wrong thing by voting

    Nina Kamal Wednesday, 07 August 2013 05:54 PM

    Where is the peace what the nation yearned for!!! Can we have DIG MR Latiff and his team posted to this area!

    Nina Kamal Wednesday, 07 August 2013 05:56 PM

    Bravo DM! Good exposure!

    Aaron Singho Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:06 AM

    What a beautiful country Ceylon was in the 40's and 50's? . The ROT began in 1956 for political expediency. No one wants to accept the truth of the deterioration of the country from that time.
    Once a country goes in this direction it never comes back, It ends up like Somalia or Zimbabwe. If freedom of the PRESS is lost then everything for there on is over.

    dayaweerasinghe Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:48 AM

    "Miracle of Asia"....... becoming..... "Terror of Asia"

    viv Thursday, 08 August 2013 02:40 AM


    God Save our Nation

    Thamara Kumari Thursday, 08 August 2013 04:35 AM

    President is responsible for this directly, he protects the crooks including Maheepala

    kusal Thursday, 08 August 2013 06:15 AM

    Suba anagathayakm ! miracle of Asia

    Mawella Thursday, 08 August 2013 06:36 AM

    Arrest Maheepala Herath Immediately, and charge him. If not, Maheepla Heart is counting his days, before he arrested outside sri Lanka, when go overseas, thats for sure

    gowri Thursday, 08 August 2013 07:22 AM

    Fully destroy these people

    DUTUGEMUNU Thursday, 08 August 2013 07:23 AM

    Thamara Kumari .

    HE is a crook himself with his family ..........

    pumal Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:03 AM

    If this government wants to clear these crimes, it is not a big deal for Brothers. But they use 2/3rd power only for their survival, not for lawful peoples’ grievances. Miracle of Asia is very very far away in its real mean, but in opposite mean absolutely we are. Srilankan Politicians will never bring us real peace for lawful people of all race, now only way is to take foreign community intervene, which politicians will blow it as a big ghost, only because it is a threat for their survival and what they doing for themselves would not be possible then.

    ruvindu Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:03 AM


    ruvindu Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:34 AM

    salute for DM!!

    Silmy Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:28 PM

    this documentary is enough to arrest Mahipala

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:48 PM

    The "Proud Father" who boasted about eliminating terrorism, has now become the God Father of State sponsored terrorism against innocent citizens. It is time to issue a revised version of Mahinda Chinthanaya now, to be called "Mahinda Hinsanaya".

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