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Army officers are pictured here, assault rifles in hand, attempting to chase away protesting villagers who demanded for pure drinking water. One person was killed with gunshot injuries and fifteen others are currently receiving treatment in hospital.

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  • Observer Thursday, 01 August 2013 05:38 PM

    OH, what a PEACEFUL country this is!!

    Fazly Thursday, 01 August 2013 05:39 PM

    You encouraged people sit in front ex CJ's house and eat kiri bath now you reaping the harvest when the public learnt to disrespect law and order. wonder of Asia !

    Namal Perera Friday, 02 August 2013 11:44 AM

    This is corrupt, lawless Banana Republic (former democratic Sri Lanka) where citizens have no rights at all and where only criminals, murderers, rapists, drug dealers and terrorists are served and protected. Any one proud to be from this NATION???

    asoka abeywardena Sunday, 04 August 2013 03:34 AM

    he day that hero became dogs...

    kumaraya Thursday, 01 August 2013 05:51 PM

    Militarization!! There will come a moment when the camel's back will break.

    Ando Thursday, 01 August 2013 05:55 PM

    The message is clear... "do not try to harm businesses". This message was given earlier in Katunayake taking a young life about 2 yrs back.

    michael Thursday, 01 August 2013 05:55 PM

    What Army With Guns ?

    Jim KuruJim Thursday, 01 August 2013 06:00 PM

    Not a good move for new army commander who Assum duty today

    Real Peace Thursday, 01 August 2013 06:05 PM

    I've GOT An idea who is behind all this.

    piss Thursday, 01 August 2013 06:10 PM

    OMG is this a WAR or something?

    piss Thursday, 01 August 2013 06:12 PM


    mahavali Thursday, 01 August 2013 06:22 PM

    Hats off to people of Rathupaswela and the adjoining villages who fought bravely for their course.

    Gunapala Thursday, 01 August 2013 06:23 PM

    This is what the SL army had been doing in the North for a long time. Now it has come to us too.

    ballo Thursday, 01 August 2013 06:23 PM


    ddruvanit Thursday, 01 August 2013 06:42 PM

    very true

    Porky Pig Thursday, 01 August 2013 06:51 PM

    From the Wani to Gampaha, Nice!

    Gampaha Lal Thursday, 01 August 2013 06:56 PM

    This militarization shall backfire soon. Army have no role in civic matters. Let the Police deal with this kind of matters.

    Peace lover Thursday, 01 August 2013 07:29 PM

    What were the Army doing in a protest march by civilians asking for clean water?????

    zavahir Thursday, 01 August 2013 08:04 PM

    Good treatment for pattern of voters in Gampaha.This is deserve
    it for them.

    SLA Thursday, 01 August 2013 08:53 PM

    Gampaha voters getting their dividends. Good luck folks.

    angelo Friday, 02 August 2013 09:27 AM

    Im .going to spread the word in international news. in the gulf and get all eyes in sri lanka some how. Im a journalist from sri lanka and im ashamed of the way the president is treating his own voters. Its time that every Lankan Rise with patriotism than racism regardless religion. Time for a revolution. MR and his reign should be brought to an end

    Mahmood Thursday, 01 August 2013 09:16 PM

    after killing the tigers (Good Job) but now innocent people ( very bad)

    Sumith Friday, 02 August 2013 01:03 PM

    See! This is the scale just for a simple public unrest- how it could had been in the war zone?

    Ranjo Thursday, 01 August 2013 09:37 PM

    Why would the soldiers arm themselves with sticks???

    Suranjith Friday, 02 August 2013 09:59 AM

    When these army atrocities were happening in the North and East, the South and West rejoiced , now its happening right here in front of our eyes, many more to come, lawlessness happening all around us, the mafia goon regime is at its best in resolving the basic human needs of the assess who voted the goons to power...

    tamilan Thursday, 01 August 2013 10:35 PM

    well said!!

    Sam Friday, 02 August 2013 10:12 AM

    Yeah right! It didn't happen to you. So rejoice. Say "Honda wade okunta".

    siva Saturday, 03 August 2013 06:50 PM

    when they going to understand? hello leaders ! please regroupe whole nation without race or reglion.

    chanaka Friday, 02 August 2013 12:00 AM

    This is the greatest problem of the people.They didn't use their wise votes to choose the correct person to rule for them.So now they are facing the consequences of their actions. via DM Android App

    Lawless Lanka Friday, 02 August 2013 02:52 PM

    Imagine if this is the fate of Sinhalese by their own government and soldier what about the treatment for the minorities in the country?

    sinnan Thursday, 01 August 2013 05:33 PM

    The people of gampaha need this treatment from the government for voting to these thugs.!

    Thangarajah Thavarub Friday, 02 August 2013 11:40 AM

    you are proofing as mushlim. thoppi piratti.

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