Reference the above titled news item published in the Daily News on
March 22(Thursday) by Dushy Ranetunge, we have received the following
This dirty iraqi should be kicked out of the country. He should face
the same treatment as if a Sri Lankan in their country has committed an
offence and the consequences he would have to face for a simillar
Unfortunately, who will care what happens to a poor employee in a
shop. Dollars and foreigners are important to Sri Lanka more than their
dignity and self respect. Letâ€™s watch what the Human Rights Group has to
say about this matter.
This Iraqi has committed an offence, it is false pretence to act as a
Diplomat for his personal gain. Therefore, he should be charged for
threatening to harm a person, insulting, abusing and his violent
behaviour in a public place.
Law enforcement agency, Police and politicians, wake up. There is an
important call to answer. Where are these big mouth politicians who
screamed their guts out on election platforms, begging the poor mans
support to go to the Parliment.
The diplomat must understand what happens if someone does the same to
his mother or wife. Would he like it? Well, diplomat or not, no one has
the right to abuse and threaten another.
We are living in a civilised world and this is definitely not
More so, if he is a diplomat, he must be exemplary in conduct
representing his country.
A police report must be lodged to safeguard the female staff member.
The Iraqi must make an apology in person. If he cannot control his
anger he should be sent for a anger management course at his expense.
Maybe in Iraq he can get away with his aggresive attitude but not in Sri
Have Compassion to your fellow beings.
I happened to read the above mentioned news item by Dushy Ranetunge.
Although itâ€™s an unpleasant incident, you have done a good job by
reporting it, especially with his name and phone number. I hope
people(readers) will understand the value of those two pieces of
These idiotsâ€™ think that we are their servants as we Sri Lankns are
too polite and too obedient to the foreigners most of the time and
should be told off when it is needed.
Living in Australia for the past 20 years, this is what I have
noticed and done. Even people (our people) are still bending their back
to the visiting corrupted Sri Lankan politicians too.
In my opinion, they should be put on notice that and when have the
opportunity to put them on notice to show them that we do not encourage
them to what their doing to the country and if they are roughs to not to
In response to Jayantha Anandappaâ€™s letter titled â€˜Bahu Vs Yapaâ€™, it
is important to note that the writer has provided wrong information on
my behalf. At least, he should have checked with the Sri Lanka
immigration about my departure/arrival dates from the island prior to
sending false information about myself to a national newspaper.
Furthermore, he has made a flimsy attempt to express his own view
about my personal knowledge and awareness of contemporary Sri Lankan
issues by saying that my understanding is light years away because of my
present stay away from Sri Lanka. Clearly, he has no knowledge of myself
and how often I visit my family, relatives and friends in my home
It is also apparently clear that Mr. Anandappa is not aware of the
modern communication systems and the internet available today for people
to learn about Sri Lankan affairs on a minute by minute basis from any
where in the world.
Obviously, this confirms to me that Jayantha Anandappa who admits
himself that he was fascinated by the charismatic personality of Bahu as
a wide eyed naive undegraduate is light years away from the current
affairs of the world. Therefore, he has the right qualifications to
This refers to the letter appearing in the Daily News of March 14
under the above caption. The writer, being a pensioner, has made every
endeavour to drive home the fact that a regular monthly pension in late
life constitutes a Godâ€™s gift.
Todayâ€™s Parliamentarians would be the most lucky pensioners in their
late lives. There are also high income groups who invest with a view to
reaping profits. All Government employees should also consider
themselves lucky, as they are assured of a monthly income.
All other working people undergo immense suffering in their old age,
without a regular income. Not only non-government workers, but also
ex-managers from the private sector are very often ending up as paupers
in their old age, due to lack of a monthly pension.
The Government, now engaged in genuine social development, should
consider this issue as its sacred duty to evolve an optional pension
scheme for all non-government employees, through a contribution from
their monthly salary to enable them to spend their old age with the
minimum of comforts.
This issue deserves attention particulary in view of the on-coming
ageing boom. We will then be proud to declare ourselves citizens of a
Reference editorial of Daily News March 20 titled â€˜LTTEâ€™s true
intentionsâ€™. As the editor points out the destroying of yet another
couple of gun runners off the coast of Sri Lanka by the SLN highlights
1. The â€˜fire power of the LTTEâ€™ has always been the mother of all
2. It shows that the international community is not doing enough to
stem the flow of funds and logistics to the LTTE to procure and
3. The LTTE is not working hard for peace but for war.
In this backdrop Mr. Blairâ€™s recent bleatings regarding the need for
Sri Lanka to go back to the notorious CFA 2002 is the biggest
hypocritical statement going around at present. Joining him in this
crusade to shelter the cornered LTTE terrorists are the US, UK and the
European â€˜diplomutsâ€™ and other VIPs.
Going back to the CFA means that the Armed Forces must go back to
their bunkers, LTTE has carte blanche to spread their terror network
right round the country and the cleared parts of the East including the
control of Mahaweli Oya (Mavil Aru) must be handed back to the LTTE
Britain morally and legally owes Sri Lanka billions of sterling
pounds to compensate for the incredible amount damage they have done to
the social and economic fabric of the country and the destruction of the
Sinhala Buddhist heritage through colonisation and proselytisation.
On top of the injustices, they have heaped upon our country. we urge
Mr. Blair to take his concern and hypocrisy elsewhere. Long live Sri
Lankaâ€™s Armed Forces!
Reading the above titled article brought back horrible memories from
1983 when my husband Sumith was kidnapped by the Moro rebels in 1983. He
was working for an American Company in Mindanao when he was kidnapped
and held in captivity for 9 long months for ransom, until he managed to
escape from the group. As far as I am concerned these are terrorists and
they will never be happy with any political solution.