Monday, November 27, 2006

Developments on Sirasa

There are unconfirmed reports coming in that MBC is to be investigated by the CID.

This is actually a very disturbing report since it is seen as an attempt by the GOSL to stifle media freedom in Sri Lanka and limit the entertainment choices that people have. The allegations are that a certain percentage of the income generated is being channeled to the LTTE and TRO.

We have been very vocal against MBC on most occasions but accusing a channel and trying to ban it is not at all good for the country. It is believed that this is being spearheaded by certain extremist forces in the country.

MBC Networks is one of the most popular and very vocal media organizations in the country and does well to counter some of the propaganda of the extremist forces in Sri Lanka.

One has to understand that just because the station is owned and operated by Tamils, assuming that they have links with the LTTE and TRO is being very narrow minded and will result in damaging Sri Lanka's image as a free nation.

The Maharaja organisation has been in business for several years and if there is any suspicion let the CID investigate them in a fair and transparent manner. We hope that this will not lead to the banning of another channel and depriving the already deprived public of entertainment.

We should not expect every station in Sri Lanka to give the point of view shared by the Sri Lankan Government. We should understand that there will be certain stations which will clearly give a different point of view and if the Sri Lankan government is clean then it does not have to fear this adverse publicity.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are stories that Maharaja network support LTTE but still not caught red handed.But the way they present there news we have to suspect they are supporting LTTE.
Last saturday there was a news on sirasa news 1st saying " Army found six dead bodies at Vavnia after a mission" and same news went on LIVE at 8 saying "Army found 6 LTTE dead bodies" with same video frams sirasa showed.

Why sirasa cuts the part of "LTTE"?

There are many little GIMIX of sirasa like this. Watch carefully!!

Anonymous said...


BREAKING NEWS :

UNCONFIRMED REPORTS ARE COMING IN SAYING THAT SUPREME COURT HAVE ORDERED CBNSAT TO IMMEDIATELY COMMENCE OPERATIONS.

SHALL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY.

CBNSAT SUBSCRIBERS UNITE

Anonymous said...

WHAT THE HELL....WHEN I CALLED CBNsat THEY KNEW NOTHIN ABOUT IT WHATS GOIN ON....BLOG ADMIN PLEASE INFORM TRUE SITU URGENTLY....

CBNsat THIS IS OVER TO YOU WHAT ON EARTH IS GOIN ON....

HOE UNLUCKY ARE WE TO LIVE IN A NATION LIKE THIS ITS BAD ENOUGH THE PROBLEMS WE HAVE THEY NEED TO DEPRIVE US OF THE LITTLE ENTERTAINMENT WE EVEN GET HERE....

GOSL....WTF MATE...????

Anonymous said...

I think government have right to investigate anything. It is not disturbing media freedom.
If police can stop me on the way home and check my identity, my car, my bags and ask me questions – why not Maharaja Group?
If Maharaja have nothing to worry – it is not a big deal.

indi said...

The government does not have the right to investigate anything. There is actually something called 'malicious prosecution.' That is why the government needs warrants and all before they can disturb a person or organization.

Supporting the LTTE is a convenient bogeyman leveled so as to rile up uninformed people like the commenter here. It is fun to scream terrorist, but this is really part of a systematic attack on the free press

Anonymous said...

Really no doubt Sirasa (MBC) is a part of LTTE. They have become the southern propaganda agent of LTTE.

Buddi said...

showing the Paribaharan's speech to the country, they show really who they are. all other stations just tell the news as just another news. but the maharaja gorup, Telecast it as LTTE wants. I was suprise by how much air time shakthi TV allocate for terro leader to deliver his message all over the country.

Anonymous said...

//The government does not have the right to investigate anything. There is actually something called 'malicious prosecution.' That is why the government needs warrants and all before they can disturb a person or organization.//

Agree. When I mean investigate – I mean that in the proper and legal way indeed.

Saying that – Maharaja Group is not above the law, even they have very little media in their blood. If there is a suspicion Maharaja Group contribute to LTTE finically, we should clear that up even if it disturb media freedom.

But at the same time government should not have any right to disturb any of the broadcasting – let’s say Praba’s speech for an instance – I have a right to know what that mother fcker talking about. Let me have deferent view points form deferent media and let me be the umpire of that. We had free education – we not suppose to be stupid.

We should not put everything in to the same basket. Maharaja Group is not only a media company. Not only politicians, cooperation also systematically attacks free press. Lets keep things transparent from the both sides.

Anonymous said...


SIRASA IS THE VOICE OF TIGERS IN THE SOUTH. DEAR ADMIN, WE CAN'T LET A MEDIA STATION OF THIS NATURE OPERATE SAYING IT'S MEDIA FREEDOM. IN THIS COUNTRY MEDIA FREEDOM IS GONE TO THE DOGS.

IT IS SO EVIDENT THAT A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF FUNDS GENERATED BY MBC GOES TO LTTE. THE SAME WAS WITH THE CBNSAT. THATS WHY THE GOV OF SL WANTED TO CHANGE THE OWNERSHIP.

THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY AS THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE SINHALESE BUDDHISTS. WE ARE A COMPASSIONATE NATION. WE HAVE NEVER EVER INVADED ANOTHERS LAND. BUT IF SOMEONE COMES TO INVADE US WHETHER ITS A MINORITY LIKE TAMILS WITH THE HELP OF NORWEGIANS OR AMERICANS WE SINHALESE HAVE GUTS TO FIGHT BACK. WE WILL NEVER EVER LET ANYONE INVADE OUR LAND.

WHY DID SIRASA BROADCASTED THE TERRORIST LEADERS SPEECH ON IT'S CHANNELS. IT IS THE VOICE OF TIGERS IN THE SOUTH. FOR THE SAME REASON THE GOV OF SL CAN BAN MBC NETWORKS EVEN TODAY.

Anonymous said...

yes this is a good move , If found guilty , MBC network should be banned , We care about the Country than the Entertainment.

cbnsatcustomer said...

OMG everyone is LTTE and whole world is against sinhala buddhists. Americans may invade us, UN is against us, tamil nadu is against us, co-chairs is against us, Sirasa is LTTE. CBNSat is LTTE, DTH technology is against us, mobile phones are against us, google earth support LTTE,
Human Rights Watch is against us, Allan Rock is gainst us, IMF is agiants us, world bank is against us, SLMM is against us, sunday leader is ltte. ICRC is against us, shane warne is against us, darrel hair is against us, janashakthi stolen vehicle tracking support LTTE. Raja FM isgainst us, FTV is against us, evangelist christians are out to destroy us, lalith kotalavala is LTTE, ceylinco is gainst us, open-economy is against us, free market economy is against us, globalisation is against us, english films against us, hindi films against us, preveena is agianst us, super stars are agianst us, milk powder is bad for us, NGOs are against us, solhim gainst us, norway aginst us, finland agiant us, geneva conventions are agianst us, MTV is against us, soma edirisinga gainst us, mawbima newspaper support LTTE, UNP is ltte, wicrama bahu is ltte, vasudeva is ltte, kumar rupasinha is ltte, cable tv is LTTE, sattellites are LTTE,

Anonymous said...

Let us all refrain from watching/listening MBC/MTV/Sirasa

sam said...

hey cbnsatcustomer..
nice list :)
may be they are not against us - may be we are against everything.