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Bishop appeals over media attacks in Sri Lanka

There are 16 comments on the Ekklesia Daily News story from Feb 9, 2011, titled Bishop appeals over media attacks in Sri Lanka. In it, Ekklesia Daily News reports that:

A senior Anglican bishop in Sri Lanka has condemned the "continuing attacks on media and the connected activities", including nonviolent protest.

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Radhakrishnan

London, UK

#1 Feb 10, 2011
A senior Anglican bishop in Sri Lanka has condemned the "continuing attacks on media and the connected activities", including nonviolent protest.

The appeal for "those in authority to ensure democratic freedom of the people" comes following an attack on the office of Lanka e News.

The Rt Rev Kumara Ilangasinghe, Bishop Emeritus of Kurunagala, has previously been involved with peace and justice initiatives alongside the Roman Catholic Bishops of Jaffna, Mannar and Anuradhapura and the Anglican Bishop of Colombo, the Rt Rev Duleep de Chikera.
Radhakrishnan

London, UK

#2 Feb 10, 2011
The senior Anglican bishop
The full statement reads as follows:

It is with much regret and distress that we have noted the continuing attacks on media and the connected activities. We vehemently condemn the attack on the office of Lanka e News which has caused a tremendous damage costing over fifteen million. The attack on the non-violent protest that was held in Colombo to create awareness among general public on continuing threats to media freedom too is a clear indication of the absence of opportunity for dissemination of information in our country today. All these have happened around the time that we as a nation was commemorating the sixty third Independence of the country. That is why many of us feel that it is certainly and can only be a commemoration and not a celebration. A commemoration should ideally give us an opportunity to reflect on the reality and move forward.

Also it is regretting to note that one year has passed without any information on the abduction of the Lanka e news journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda and many other media personnel. Many of them are living outside this country for fear of their lives. There is intense pressure on the media and those who are concerned about protecting the people’s right to information. This reality speaks volumes for those who are responsible for these attacks, who are frightened of this information and the revelations. Investigative journalism has suffered immensely in our country over the years. This affects our international reputation and is a continuing threat to the democratic values and institutions that have sustained our beloved society. We once again emphasise that this situation does not indicate any signs of a nation that is striving towards authentic development or a civilised society after a prolonged conflict.
Radhakrishnan

London, UK

#3 Feb 10, 2011
The senior Anglican bishop
The full statement reads as follows:
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How sad and foolish are those who inflict harm of this nature, who also appear to be affected and intent on suppression of the revelations and the investigations of the journalists, believe that opinion can be silenced by such brutality. They ought to remember that freedom is breath of life, not just of any person but also of a nation. We applaud the many in our community who are willing and committed to make any sacrifices to preserve that ‘breath of life’.

It remains the responsibility of all concerned and especially those in authority to ensure democratic freedom of the people, if Sri Lanka is to be taken seriously as a Democratic Socialist Republic. We call upon the government and especially the Ministry of Media, and all other political parties together with other civil society organisations, to ensure the freedom of journalism and access to information by providing sufficient security to journalists and media institutions and there by to ensure the right of expression and the right to information in our country.
Dan Dougherty

United States

#4 Feb 10, 2011
patta demala

Slough, UK

#5 Feb 10, 2011
Dan Dougherty wrote:
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Don't bark with the help of bible quotations. Your bishops and catholic priests are the worst enemies of Sri Lankan sovereignity. They played foolishly with the innocent bloods of hindus, muslims and buddhists. Your christian collaborators with the ltte thugs are the real menace to Sri Lankan people. Now, Sri Lankan hindus realised this and writing against those imperialist bible holders. Shame on to you. Don't play with the innocent lives of Sri Lanka.
Dan Dougherty

United States

#6 Feb 11, 2011
patta demala wrote:
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Don't bark with the help of bible quotations. Your bishops and catholic priests are the worst enemies of Sri Lankan sovereignity. They played foolishly with the innocent bloods of hindus, muslims and buddhists. Your christian collaborators with the ltte thugs are the real menace to Sri Lankan people. Now, Sri Lankan hindus realised this and writing against those imperialist bible holders. Shame on to you. Don't play with the innocent lives of Sri Lanka.
No one is innocent in the eyes of Almighty God. Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Heaven.:-)
indian

Maidenhead, UK

#7 Feb 12, 2011
Dan Dougherty wrote:
<quoted text>No one is innocent in the eyes of Almighty God. Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Heaven.:-)
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Jesus was sent for only Israelis. Not for you. You are blindly following him.

Jesus was the only way to heaven only at Jesus time. He was not meant for whole humanity. Only Prophet Muhammad is sent for whole humanity.
Imthiaz

Sri Lanka

#8 Feb 12, 2011
indian wrote:
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Jesus was sent for only Israelis. Not for you. You are blindly following him.
Similarly Allah was sent only to Palestinians. Not for you. You are blindly following him and spreading infectious disease by hugging each other at the mosques.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#9 Feb 12, 2011
Imthiaz wrote:
<quoted text>Similarly Allah was sent only to Palestinians. Not for you. You are blindly following him and spreading infectious disease by hugging each other at the mosques.
and siva was sent to filthy rabid animals who staple things on to their ballsacks- so you're ok worshipping him being a disgusting demala sewer rat- ROFL.
Banda Banda_

Since: Oct 10

Ottawa, Canada

#10 Feb 14, 2011
aruI_ wrote:
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and siva was sent to filthy rabid animals who staple things on to their ballsacks- so you're ok worshipping him being a disgusting demala sewer rat- ROFL.
Muspanthu Kalakanni buruwa (kassipu mahathaya)
Umba mokada meh UK eke inne, eka suddekutta pukadeegena anith suddage payiya kate areagena? Eka okkoma evervama, gihilla athe parak gahala budiaganing.
Patta Kariya, mole nathi buruwa. LOL
Soulja

Richmond Hill, Canada

#11 Feb 14, 2011
patta demala wrote:
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Don't bark with the help of bible quotations. Your bishops and catholic priests are the worst enemies of Sri Lankan sovereignity. They played foolishly with the innocent bloods of hindus, muslims and buddhists. Your christian collaborators with the ltte thugs are the real menace to Sri Lankan people. Now, Sri Lankan hindus realised this and writing against those imperialist bible holders. Shame on to you. Don't play with the innocent lives of Sri Lanka.
Almost 90% of the murder of innocent people were committed by the so called Buddhists. Hope you read your newspapers,( may be you read the papers but almost all of them are controlled by the thugs so you are excused of not knowing the truth by default)
UNBlASED SRlLANKAN

“Truth triumphs in the long run”

Since: Apr 10

Truthland

#12 Feb 14, 2011
Soulja wrote:
<quoted text>Almost 90% of the murder of innocent people were committed by the so called Buddhists. Hope you read your newspapers,( may be you read the papers but almost all of them are controlled by the thugs so you are excused of not knowing the truth by default)
Aney wiseacre, why do you talk about truth while dealing with pack of lies? I always burst into laughter when you talk about truth. You are engaged far away from the reality. You also have to face up the fact that you are not capable of handling any sensitive issues. You just want to make Topix a total trash by your goofy acts.
Banda Banda_

Since: Oct 10

Ottawa, Canada

#13 Feb 14, 2011
Rinaz wrote:
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Aney wiseacre, why do you talk about truth while dealing with pack of lies? I always burst into laughter when you talk about truth. You are engaged far away from the reality. You also have to face up the fact that you are not capable of handling any sensitive issues. You just want to make Topix a total trash by your goofy acts.
The idea of the terrorist in carrying out cowardly civilian massacres in festive seasons in Vanni was to engineer a communal backlash in the country that would victimize the Sinhalese. However, the Sinhala thug has never been successful in instigating any such attack at the Sinhala people after 1983.
Soulja

Richmond Hill, Canada

#14 Feb 14, 2011
UNBlASED SRlLANKAN wrote:
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Aney wiseacre, why do you talk about truth while dealing with pack of lies? I always burst into laughter when you talk about truth. You are engaged far away from the reality. You also have to face up the fact that you are not capable of handling any sensitive issues. You just want to make Topix a total trash by your goofy acts.
Its ridden with trash when you spit verbal venom. so blame your self and your ilks here.
patta demala

Swansea, UK

#15 Feb 17, 2011
Soulja wrote:
<quoted text>Almost 90% of the murder of innocent people were committed by the so called Buddhists. Hope you read your newspapers,( may be you read the papers but almost all of them are controlled by the thugs so you are excused of not knowing the truth by default)
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Buddhists are innocents. Buddhists, Muslims and Colombo Tamils helped one another to eradicate criminal ltte thugs.

Hello Soulja, please avoid reading tamil diaspora newspapers.

Read only Lakehouse Newspapers.
UNBlASED SRlLANKAN

“Truth triumphs in the long run”

Since: Apr 10

Truthland

#16 Feb 17, 2011
Soulja wrote:
<quoted text>Its ridden with trash when you spit verbal venom. so blame your self and your ilks here.
"penny wise pound foolish".Like that don't aggrandise.An opportunist like you never hesitate to blame others.

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