Showing posts with label terrorism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label terrorism. Show all posts

Friday, April 18, 2014

Who attacked the opposition MPs of Sri Lanka at Rajapaksa's inefficient harbor and airport?

A speaking photo of MP Eran Wickramarathna at empty airport taken by MP Ajith P. Perera
Sri Lanka police media spokesman Ajith Rohana, SSP, said that an investigation is underway regarding if there was any drawback from the side of police at yesterday's incident of a mob attacking a group of MPs of the major opposition United National Pary (UNP) at Mattala airport and Hambanthota harbor.

The police media spokesman said that two police officers each of the VIP security had been deployed in the security of the MPs and they should have informed the relevant police station in case of any security issue of the MPs. However, they had not informed so, he added.

Police media spokesman said to Derana TV yesterday that the MPs had not sought security from police in their visit to the airport and harbor which had been criticized by the opposition for alleged inefficiency and malpractices.

However, MP Ajith P. Perera said to media yesterday that the MPs had informed the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Southern Province about the situation.Derana TV showed a police vehicle driven ignoring MPs' plea to provide them with safety.

A violent mob attacked a group of Sri Lanka's major opposition United National Party (UNP) MPs today as they visited the newly built Hambanthota port and Mattala international airport.The attacks and manhandling of the members of the legislature were videoed and aired by private TV channels this evening. Footage showed police inactive whilst the attack.

A photo carried in media showed a gun wielding Mayor of Hambanthota Eraj Vernando running into the violent scene.  

Some of the other persons who attacked the MPs are said to be the lumpen cohorts of the politicians who had been given jobs without proper work to do in return to their service at elections. Some others are the contractors, service providers and vendors who profit from the loss making ventures which have almost no business.

The group of MPs led by UNP MP Ajith P. Perera visited the development projects in down south today under an invitation from the government, as they said. The MP said that they had due permission from the Minister of Civil Aviation Priyankara Jayarathna.

The MPs were threatened by thugs that claimed to be defendants of the ventures. One person who claimed to be a person who wanted to safeguard the airport said that the MPs could see that three flights were landed in the so called international airport today. The MPs were jeered by mobs and they were attacked with rotten eggs and stones as they left the site due to troubles. The bus that was carrying the MPs and the media persons was damaged slightly.

MP Ajith P. Perera said to media that it was a very pathetic situation that the MPs were denied access to the public enterprises. He said that the MPs had informed the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Southern Province about the situation.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Not only Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) but United National Party (UNP) also in Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC) list of terrorist groups

Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC) has named Sri Lanka's Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) as a terrorist organization.

This is the link to the TRAC page of BBS.

TRAC has listed about 3,800 groups known to aid and abet political violence or terrorist organizations including Al-Qaeda and the LTTE, Colombo Page website mentioned .

Interestingly, the organization has named major opposition United National Party (UNP) as an inactive terrorist group that has used  Assassinations as a Terrorist Tactic and Bombings. Definitely, a very accurate recognition.

No doubt, People's Liberation Front (JVP) and some other political parties like Tamil People's Liberation Tigers (TMVP) are also listed in this website due to their violent past despite they are in democratic mainstream now.

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