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The UNP- led protest march came under attack by an armed group a short while ago at Punchi Borella. Several persons were injured in the incident and a few vehicles damaged. Protestors were heading towards the Welikda prison demanding the release of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka.





UNP Deputy Leader is rescued by his supporters to avoid him from being assaulted by an armed gang at Punchi Borella, today. Pic by Samantha Perera
























Pic by Samantha Perera




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  • citizen1 Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:08 AM

    Then he will fall asleep at courts during the case/s

    Ryan Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:13 AM

    Very very good for being sarcastic on independence day

    Ryan Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:14 AM

    pariah is people who did the protest police should have hit them first

    citizen1 Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:15 AM

    nice try.

    Ryan Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:14 AM

    Pariah is the people who did the protest. Thats why some concerned citizens hit the protestors to avoid country become a pariah state.

    KD Sunday, 06 February 2011 03:06 AM

    Let me get this straight. UNP protest march was on the way to Welikada prison to free SF and got attacked. Great.

    kavindra Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:18 AM

    man only a govt fellow could cme up with such a stupid comment such as this!

    Prag Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:36 AM

    Is this democratic???

    Thomas Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:49 AM

    RELEASE THE ROARING LION S F OF SRI LANKA OUT OF THE WELIKADE PRISON

    Yehiya-Doha Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:56 AM

    Govt. cannot organize like this. Very shame for democracy.

    Nimal sumanasekera Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:59 AM

    Very good......same like in Egypt...that's the way.....!!

    MANILA PERERA Saturday, 05 February 2011 12:42 PM

    Sinhaleese are not fools like Egypt people, You go away

    Yehiya-Doha Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:08 AM

    People knows who is leading this violance. Poor IGP unable to do any things.

    daham Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:16 AM

    If unp is a responsible party they should not have tried to move to prison with a crowd in the night.

    rohithades Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:22 AM

    dear God1
    It is enough is enough

    J E M D Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:27 AM

    KEEP ON DREAMING

    Delon Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:30 AM

    Why are UNP mp's running around with garage plates when the defence sec has clearly said this is not allowed? They deserve to have their windows shattered for breaking the law!

    hiran Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:39 AM

    Yes saranga, thats correct, that is the result from the so called MR's indipendent inquiry, not to worry. This is the starting point of the end.

    suren soysa Monday, 07 February 2011 04:04 AM

    let's make a stand to stop the UNP rot coming back to power?

    ruwan Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:46 AM

    This government is destroying law and order of the country.

    Mahesh Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:52 AM

    Great freedom day, free party. Who is the Idi Ameen now.

    suren soysa Monday, 07 February 2011 04:05 AM

    Story telling about UNP's cheap antics?

    malkanthi Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:49 AM

    All these politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.

    ahamed Friday, 04 February 2011 03:47 PM

    I know now president will order to IGP do a independent inquiry about that fight. This is the sri lankan tradition

    Ape Rata Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:50 AM

    ALL THIS UNP & JVP THUGS HAVE NOTHING TO DO FOR 6 years than creating problems IN THE STREET.

    suren soysa Monday, 07 February 2011 04:24 AM

    Is the JVP & UNP todlers in hooliganism & destruction of life & property?

    Jay Friday, 04 February 2011 04:03 PM

    After Egypt should come Sri Lanka

    Matalan Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:03 PM

    Egypt not Cuba it is US' best ally. How can they manupulate?

    Bonda Friday, 04 February 2011 04:14 PM

    Another Egypt in the making???

    pandula Friday, 04 February 2011 04:16 PM

    Freedom at its top for Sri Lankans

    pinky Friday, 04 February 2011 04:30 PM

    democracy in Sri Lanka

    Matalan Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:15 PM

    Independence and freedom for all thugs, bone lickers and sewer rats!

    Suny J from Melbourn Friday, 04 February 2011 04:31 PM

    Suba Anagathayak...!!

    Matalan Saturday, 05 February 2011 02:21 PM

    You have forgotten your pills again!

    Janitha Friday, 04 February 2011 04:42 PM

    Well done UNP. Keep up the pressure. Don't give in to the thugs.

    TITANIC Saturday, 05 February 2011 04:39 AM

    One Day people will uprise against this govt like in Egypt,

    PRATHEEPAN Friday, 04 February 2011 04:44 PM

    not the armed group it was the armed police with out the uniforms.congratulation for your successful effort

    MK Friday, 04 February 2011 04:44 PM

    DEMO-CRAZY of the govt...!

    Banda Saturday, 05 February 2011 04:41 AM

    KP to form a political party & The General to serve a jail term...Asia's Miracler!!!! Can a miracle happen to chase this Regime away.....

    Sachintha Friday, 04 February 2011 04:45 PM

    Happy Independence day Sri Lanka....!!!! the way to go fellas...!!!

    Roshan Friday, 04 February 2011 04:50 PM

    No freedom to show peoples' expectation. Gvt backed thugs are breaking breaking public law in open way. Where is the head of state? what he is dong 4 maintain law of country?

    gamarala Friday, 04 February 2011 04:56 PM

    Are we going to watch & wait till our nation becomes a Pariah State?

    gamarala Friday, 04 February 2011 04:59 PM

    Is this the Human rights our President speaks about?

    citizen1 Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:05 PM

    The current (especially the ruling) lot are full of it!!

    Shirangika Friday, 04 February 2011 05:01 PM

    Is this the free expression guaranteed to the citizens of Sri Lanka by the Constitution?

    Steve Friday, 04 February 2011 05:02 PM

    If there is protest who ever should not destroy property of others. It shows it been done by thugs and not by loyal citizens of the country.

    Oyage sudu kella Saturday, 05 February 2011 05:24 AM

    Is this the independence ? Only thugs in SL have independence with Police support. Pathetic !

    Hellofajoke Friday, 04 February 2011 05:04 PM

    Lets make a stand to stop this rot!

    DSP Saturday, 05 February 2011 05:24 AM

    Gov will say as usual that "This was organized for tarnishing the government image".

    citizen1 Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:09 PM

    Yours (your brains) have obviously experienced a thorough washing complete with bleach!

    citizen1 Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:11 PM

    Are you trying to score points with the govt for any reason? Perhaps a job?

    walapalam Saturday, 05 February 2011 05:33 AM

    and during this inquiry if real persons involved are found then IGP in great trouble

    Rajendra Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:16 PM

    UNP & JVP will get some sympathy votes....But they will loose any way......

    Karuna Amman Saturday, 05 February 2011 05:39 AM

    I guess this is too much this time...

    nagu Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:17 PM

    Ranil Vs Sajith ?

    nagu Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:19 PM

    Yes.....These protesters are jobless....Disturbing the public and causing havoc....

    nagu Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:21 PM

    Saranga is right.....UNP is scared of loosing another election....

    chulan Friday, 04 February 2011 05:21 PM

    Dont worry MR will appoint a commission by tomorrow. and police will arrest one or two person and they will be bail out after few days. This is what we call democracy

    wickra Friday, 04 February 2011 05:25 PM

    Egypt in Sri Lanka, lets go people.

    We the Sinhalase people will no longer tolerate the Rajapaksa government on increasing food prices and taxes just for personal greed.

    He entire family has private trips with our tax money!!!!!! Protest to remove him and let UNP in!!!

    channa Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:22 PM

    No becoz of people like Ranil & the gang......

    Saranga Friday, 04 February 2011 05:33 PM

    UNP has done some cheap ..... , it could be either UNP or JVP who did this to put the blame on Gov!

    channa Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:23 PM

    You mean the roaring traitor......

    GameKolla Friday, 04 February 2011 05:35 PM

    IGP will stock some 'popcorn' to eat during the investigation (as it boring at takes time without decision or improvement), and wait for the order comes from MR.

    channa Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:24 PM

    He is in Prison....

    dilan Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:26 PM

    Dream on.....

    Matalan Saturday, 05 February 2011 06:17 AM

    Of course, Saranga. How on earth can anyone find fault with this marvelous Govt?

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Saturday, 05 February 2011 06:35 AM

    this is the work of inter-party rivalry

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Saturday, 05 February 2011 06:37 AM

    titanic, you are on the verge of going down to the bottom along with your party

    Dvid Saturday, 05 February 2011 06:41 AM

    This is when UK would be laugphing at us, even on a independent day these guys are fighting

    sam Saturday, 05 February 2011 06:50 AM

    Well, is there a wonder why the UN or the international community are not willing to accept the LLRC appointed by MR?

    hari Saturday, 05 February 2011 06:48 AM

    time to follow Tunisia and EGYPT,if we care even a little about the future of our Kids under the rule of these thugs.

    citizen1 Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:41 PM

    Your definition of those free is spot on.

    Nimal Saturday, 05 February 2011 07:05 AM

    This is what you call 5-star democracy.

    Megha Friday, 04 February 2011 06:18 PM

    Do not compare Egypt with this regime! Egypt now is very similar to the final days of UNP regime(1977- 1994).

    jayampathi Saturday, 05 February 2011 07:02 AM

    ASIYAWE ASHCHARYA!!!

    Megha Friday, 04 February 2011 06:18 PM

    Again to have UNP regime!!!, Oh my god!! Again to see dead bodies of youths in the road sides with burning tire garlands? We will never allow UNP to come to power again!

    truth Saturday, 05 February 2011 03:51 PM

    mr suranga u must enter in to politics. you have a great futuer.

    Rajitha Friday, 04 February 2011 06:23 PM

    yeah. that's exactly those who behind the attack want here in sri lanka. people should not fall into these traps.

    Dimz Saturday, 05 February 2011 07:12 AM

    Shame on u saranga.... Ths country is goin frm bad to worst bcz of ppl lyk u...

    mortalKombat5 Friday, 04 February 2011 06:40 PM

    so who's gonna take to the streets??? i don't think you will...you are too comfortable in front of your pc to care...

    acord4 Saturday, 05 February 2011 08:13 AM

    pls make srilanka after egypt....

    Hash Friday, 04 February 2011 07:32 PM

    Anyone from Egypt ? can you teach us your technics ?

    ada Saturday, 05 February 2011 05:16 PM

    there are informed sources coming from the main desk that this attack was perpetrated by UNP themselves and Mr. Karu Jayasuriya was one of the main men behind this. this is pathetic no matter what.

    Neville Friday, 04 February 2011 08:06 PM

    Where is Ranil.Is he in SriLanka or escaped as usual?

    Manujer Saturday, 05 February 2011 08:49 AM

    Yeas of course,

    The attack has been done by the opposition themselves.

    As there are so many intelligent people like you, in SL (they are the majority) it is the conclusion.

    Strangest thing is, the government has allocated a considerable amount on defence rather than health and education, according to the budget. But the Police and the Army, helpless.

    DOHA BOY Saturday, 05 February 2011 08:53 AM

    I will definately return to sri lanka , if sri lanka is next in line after egypt......

    Antonan Friday, 04 February 2011 09:14 PM

    Who else are there in power in this BANANA REPUBLIC except THUGS.

    Minnal Saturday, 05 February 2011 09:21 AM

    All Sri Lankans will be employed in the commission of inquiry.

    jt Saturday, 05 February 2011 09:37 AM

    since when did wanton violence become necessary to prove that one is "concerned"? oh thats right... since this regime came in!

    Saranga Silva Saturday, 05 February 2011 09:47 AM

    UNP was attacked by JVP to put the blame on Govt. Who will be benefited right now with a situation like this. Use your brains people.

    Thas Friday, 04 February 2011 11:05 PM

    This is the type of sacrifice that MR is talking about.

    S. Aran Johnny Friday, 04 February 2011 11:16 PM

    You should take up story telling!

    niroshan Friday, 04 February 2011 11:51 PM

    @ suranga,,

    Wake up man!!!!!!

    Gamiya Saturday, 05 February 2011 10:29 AM

    At least listen to the people to keep ur crown.
    RELEASE OUR REAL HERO.........SF.....

    Nishan Saturday, 05 February 2011 12:17 AM

    More people should joint like Egypt

    baba Saturday, 05 February 2011 12:39 AM

    Is it your justification? very poor, please go to myanmar.

    chandra Saturday, 05 February 2011 12:49 AM

    Egypt situation manupulation of US. Sri Lankan will no be such foolish

    Ranabau Saturday, 05 February 2011 11:58 PM

    You have forgotten CBK ruled 12 years, MR 6 years, another MR's 12 years to come. Total SLFP rule will be 30 years. But it wont go 30 years like in Egypt. It will come soon.

    ZA Sunday, 06 February 2011 01:10 AM

    You join first.

    Ranjith Saturday, 05 February 2011 01:35 AM

    Already a Pariah State. Good for loyalist like those in Myanmar and Zimababwe

    malkanthi Saturday, 05 February 2011 01:42 AM

    Egypt after 30 yrs ruling, but sri lanka will be less than 10 yrs!

    asanka Saturday, 05 February 2011 11:14 AM

    We do have brains. You don't have. We can see that from your comments.

    cracko Saturday, 05 February 2011 01:50 AM

    Sri Lanka Amazing! What will they come out with next?


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