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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Our apologies to Mr Thavarajah



"Please appreciate Sri Lanka Guardian is the voice of the people of Sri Lanka and when views and observations are expressed, we expect our writers to be truthful and honourable. We do not appreciate those with their own agendas fighting their own petty differences on our platform."

[December 07 - Sri Lanka Guardian] The Sri Lanka Guardian has received a communication from Mr S Thavarajah responding to a feature that appeared in our columns December 4, 2008 titled “Reply to EPDP: In Defence of R Jayadevan & S Thavarajah by Mr S Nadarajah. In this, Mr Thavarajah stated that Mr Nadarajah has deliberately dragged his name into a dispute between Mr Jayadevan and Dr T Rajaratnam. Thereafter, he gave us a short reminder to us on the limitations of the press to publish material.

We are all embroiled in very serious political problems in the country and are searching for solutions. When we have writers who send their views, observations and solutions written under their names, we give them the honour due trusting these are all expressed in the interests of our country and every community that forms the nation.

Furthermore the press has its limitations too unlike a book publisher or a thesis writer. Mr Thavarajah has taken exception to a particular claim made by Mr Nadarajah and we quote:
In the article under reference the writer has inter alia stated that “Rajasingam Jayadevan wrote having obtained information from S.Thavarajah who has sought political asylum in London. In his asylum application, Thavarajah has made all the allegations against Mr. Douglas Devananda and the EPDP”. Further he states “It was S.Thavarajah who has been giving information to Jayadevan”. These are all absurd statement by the writer. While I categorically deny the facts of these statements, I wish to state clearly to Nadarajah that I fully endorse the statement of A. Rajamanicam, the Administrative Secretary of EPDP referred to in the said article.


We regret that Mr Thavarajah has to write to us and deny the claims made by Mr Nadarajah and tender our sincere apologies to him. We hope Mr Nadarajah will respond to us and explain as to why Mr Thavarajah had to make this claim about the veracity of his contentions.

Please appreciate Sri Lanka Guardian is the voice of the people of Sri Lanka and when views and observations are expressed, we expect our writers to be truthful and honourable. We do not appreciate those with their own agendas fighting their own petty differences on our platform.

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