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By Gandhya Senanayake

A poster campaign organized by the JVP against the imprisonment of former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka in several cities were blocked by the police, JVP media unit said

Posters in Hangwella, Avisawella, Maharagama, Borella, and Wellampitiya were allegedly confiscated and torn off by the police, while several JVP members who were putting up posters in these areas were taken into police custody. 

A three wheeler used to transport posters and other related material was also taken under police custody. 

The JVP while condemning these acts by the police alleged that the police was now behaving in a way that furthers the government agenda. (Daily Mirror online)   
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  • citizen1 Saturday, 02 October 2010 04:27 PM

    I thought Kehelmala MP declared on national tv that the oppsositions groups could protest... that a load of bull as usual?

    Podi Guru Saturday, 02 October 2010 05:20 PM

    Does not freedom of speech exist?

    Lal Medawatte Saturday, 02 October 2010 05:34 PM

    Be patient . The nature is above all. Nature will punish all those thugs, culprits inluding MR,GR, BR and the clan very soon.

    mata nikang hithuna Saturday, 02 October 2010 05:39 PM

    Dear Police, remember when people get in to street you have nowhere to run.

    Perera Saturday, 02 October 2010 09:06 AM

    Government should understand last time they got only 37% votes from general election. They should keep in mind majority of 63% opposite to government.

    Ex-Sri Lankan Saturday, 02 October 2010 11:08 PM

    You are right mate. The trouble is that those idiots havent seen the true democracy.

    Dheen Saturday, 02 October 2010 09:31 AM

    Dear Mr. Perera, The only thing that cannot be done now is to change the gender of a person, everything else is possible.

    Cotton Hall Saturday, 02 October 2010 10:04 AM

    The way to go for a country fast moving to be a Banana Republic. I wonder what type of action the UNP is taking in support of SF.

    Cotton Hall Saturday, 02 October 2010 10:05 AM

    Sorry sir, the gender too cab be changed.

    I Hussein Saturday, 02 October 2010 10:11 AM

    Pushing too much is not healthy. Looks like as if someone wants another uprising so you can make that as an excuse to do many changes.
    Future is so bleak.

    Siri Saturday, 02 October 2010 10:15 AM

    Under Mussolini, stopping public agitations were started off by the Police which lead to a full-blooded Police State in no time. More to come...before the inevitable demise (like good old Mussolini).

    Siri Saturday, 02 October 2010 10:16 AM

    Signs of a Police State in the offing.....just the way Mussolini went about it.

    Lionel Sunday, 03 October 2010 05:29 AM

    Why is the govt. so scared to face the public opinion?Why aren't they allowed to put up posters?During the last elections,hundreds and thousands of posters were seen everywhere.How did those read them react?Let them give the light and they will find the way.People are not stupid.They know what to do NOW even if they made a mistake THEN. That's why the MR regime is scared NOW.Let people decide,not the cunning politicians.

    McTavish Saturday, 02 October 2010 10:33 AM

    now its a good time for JVP to create a chaos.. stupid MR..

    Zufar Saturday, 02 October 2010 10:50 AM

    Democracy in Banana Republic at its maximum!!

    Katussa Saturday, 02 October 2010 11:21 AM

    Henceforth only govt. posters depicting the brutalities of the LTTE and Fonseka's alleged sins will be allowed. So be prepared to lap it all up!!

    Katussa Saturday, 02 October 2010 11:25 AM

    Oh, I almost forgot, there will also be posters of the King and his kin, their blocks grinning at us from ear to ear. Saadu, saadu!!!

    Non Sri Lankan Saturday, 02 October 2010 12:16 PM

    Idiotic Sri Lankans.. This is what you voted for... Enjoy...

    bash Saturday, 02 October 2010 12:29 PM

    Distribute hand outs

    Jay Sunday, 03 October 2010 10:21 AM

    First it was the LTTE, now it's the Police...

    Raja Senanayake Saturday, 02 October 2010 02:22 PM

    There is no room now for any peaceful democratic dissent. Remember how Hitlers goons attacked peaceful rallies. Crying shame on the Police that they don't respect the rights of the people.

    imran Sunday, 03 October 2010 11:32 AM

    suba anagatayak.


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