Jathika Hela Urumaya General Secretary
Ven.Omalpe Sobitha Thera Has Not Minced His Words On Recent Slaying
Of Journalist Sivaram And What He Represented.
Although the unequivocally expressed sentiments of the Jathika Hela Urumaya led by its General Secretary Ven.Omalpe Sobitha Thera has come down hard on slain journalist and editor of Tamil Net. the late Mr.Dharmeratnam Sivaram, the comparison to Hitler's Goebbels seems unnecessarily harsh albeit many truisms existing in the direction in whichTamil Net under Sivaram's leadership was headed. That Tamil Net constantly did make it a point to undermine the morale of the Armed Forces fighting the fascist tigers as quoted, certainly has more than a ring of truth to it and that in doing so the laws of Sri Lanka were contravened and violated, an indelible reality!
With all due respect for the dead journalist and his loved ones,
there has to be an affirmation that there were many within journalistic
and legislative circles who questioned the moral and legal authority
of Mr. Sivaram's right to some of the contentious opinions expressed
in the Tamil Net Web Site which even a simpleton could interpret as
pro LTTE at a time when the Government of Sri Lanka was engaged in
quelling an internal armed insurgency which reached intense and devastating
proportions which shook the Nation of Sri lanka to the core of its
very existence over many decades and the Ven. Sobitha Thera has certainly
made his point which cannot be swept under the carpet.
For a long time there also have been speculations about how the LTTE
on many occassions managed to penetrate the heavy security cordons
manned by the armed forces and police in order to carry out surreptitious
but vicious attacks and how certain secret Government sponsored operations
were disrupted and staff gunned down with pinpoint accuracy suggesting
inside information being released to the terrorists. Therefore it
comes as no surprise that there is a subtle finger pointing at the
likes of journalists who under the guise of being proactive independent
and impartial journalists often tipped the scales evenly on both sides
of the equation. In this instance being a columnist for a popular
local Daily News Paper as well as being editor of the main LTTE propaganda
machine Tamil Net where it takes no rocket science, as the Ven.Sobitha
Thera has suggested towards identifying the dangerous nature of such
individuals which also does not augur well for their supportives and
associates as they were but a part of the enemy within in innocent
guise who by way of further infiltration could invariably disrupt
the normal order of functioning of a Sovereign Democracy that is Sri
Lanka if tolerated and permitted to continue with impunity.
Quoting Ven.Sobitha Thera,
" D Sivaram was not an impartial journalist but a terrorist journalist. This dangerous man called Sivaram has been killed by another terrorist group opposed to the Tigers. Working in the guise of a journalist, Sivaram was an important character belonging to the facist Tigers who are crushing the freedom and human rights of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim people of this country.
He reminds us of Hitler's Goebbels. He created the myth that
the Tigers' killings are justified. Not only that, he undermined the
morale of soldiers engaged in war against the Tigers by giving information
for terrorist acts.
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