Anti-British protests in Sri Lanka over Oxford snub
COLOMBO (AFP) – Hundreds of ruling party activists demonstrated at the British embassy in Colombo Friday to denounce Oxford University’s debating society for cancelling a talk by President Mahinda Rajapakse.
“Down with anti-Sri Lanka policy!” shouted activists led by Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa, who spearheaded protests against the United Nations in July that temporarily shut the agency’s offices.
“British imperialists, we will never surrender to you,” Weerawansa told the crowds amid loud cheers.
The demonstration followed protests in Britain to coincide with Rajapakse’s visit to London. The Oxford Union, the university’s debating society, cancelled his talk scheduled for Thursday after protests by Tamils.
The protesters in Britain accuse Rajapakse of war crimes while crushing Tamil separatists in the country last year. They called for him and key members of his entourage to be arrested.
On Thursday, Britain added to demands from Western allies, the United Nations and rights groups for an independent probe into possible human rights violations during the final months of fighting last year.
Sri Lanka’s army defeated the Tamil Tiger separatists in May after nearly four decades of ethnic bloodshed in which the United Nations estimates between 80,000 and 100,000 people were killed.
Wimal Weerawansa Amathitumani Obata Jaya wewa.
Soon, noodles will be the staple food.
DC uba dena dee kala vena dee balan idapan
DC KERI DEMALA
DC we dont suprise about you but kindlly i want to tell this now is the time to wake up from your dreams .We feel sorry of pepole like you .
Dc wage Pissek ekka Kathakarala wedak neha, Ara Issara Vp ekka Kara Sama katha wage , Therumak Nethi Gon hettha ekka Katha karala Ape Watina Kalaya Nasthi wenawa.
This is something to get the popularity nothing else..
Britian, USA, Norway are imperialists who supported LTTE terrorism. They tried to save them in the final war of liberation. Now they are hell-bent on taking revenge from our Hon President and the heroic Defence Services by false allegations because our Hon President paid them no heed and defeated the LTTE for good. UNSG is in their pockets. UNSG supported no investigations into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by US and British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Norway in particular owes SL billions of dollars in compensation for 30 years of LTTE terrorism which they whole-heartedly supported, through vested interests. I call upon brother WW of NFF to campaign unceasingly in front of Norwegian embassy till our compensation claim is paid out in billions of Vikings should be kicked out of the country and a claim for compensation made through the International Court in Hague.
DC, umba danna deyak nehe.
Sinhala jaathiye aahaaraya kurakkan ho haal-piti appa, indiappa, pittu, del, kos yanaadiya. Meva behevin guna aahaara.
Thiringu piti pan parasuddhage aahaaraya. Pruthugisi meya apata vikunuve. Apata eya hithakara nehe, guna nehe.Api nevatha apita guna, aadhi aahaara varga kaa yuthuyi. Athi garu janadhipathi thuma apata dun upadesaya meyayi. DC umba parasuddage aguna aharaya ka peliyan.