27 October, 2020

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The Problem With Tony Abbott’s Sri Lanka Policy

By Eva Sparks

Tony Abbott has toed the diplomacy line delicately this week during his visit to Sri Lanka.

While leaders from Canada, India and Mauritius boycotted CHOGM citing the Sri Lankan government’s dismal human rights record, and British PM David Cameron visited the conflict affected areas and spoke frankly with President Mahinda Rajapaksa over the need for an inquiry into war crimes, Abbott has refrained from criticisms and instead gifted the Sri Lankan government with two navy patrol ships.

Never mind considering why people get on the boats. Never mind asking whether or not Mahinda Rajapaksa really cares about stopping the boats, after all, if the boats keep getting through, maybe he’ll get more military equipment.

No doubt Abbott’s line-toeing was an effort to forge an amicable relationship with the Rajapaksa government in the hope they will cooperate on dealing with people smugglers. The issue of ‘boat people’ takes centre stage in Australian political life and was a central issue in our latest election. To fulfil his election promise to ‘stop the boats’ and instil confidence in his constituents, the focus of his visit to Sri Lanka had to produce some political capital for this Australian minefield. Two big boats makes for good photos and good capital.

But Abbott’s approach to Sri Lanka is ill conceived and shows his lack of understanding of how international relations work, and how countries outside Australia work. Boats will not be stopped brushing over human rights violations and giving an already highly militarised government more equipment. An effective policy would give some consideration to stopping people getting on the boats in the first place.

When calling for investigations into war crimes, leaders are wanting to see some resolution on the estimated 40 000 civilian deaths that happened in the final stages of the war. But of equal importance is the current situation of the increasingly authoritarian government that has tightened its grip in the post-conflict era.

Mr Abbott made the comment that it is most important protect is the right to freedom from death and violence from war. It’s a line that seems reasonable in a sound bite and justifies his silence, but by credible accounts just plain wrong when applied to Sri Lanka. War is sometimes not the worst situation.

Sri Lankan lawyer, human rights activist and journalist Kishali Pinto Jayawardena has been in Australia in the past week speaking at the Australian National University and to government groups about the current situation in her country. Her message is straight: the situation in Sri Lanka is worse now than it was during the war.

There has been a complete breakdown of legal systems as the Rajapaksa government tries to eliminate any opposition.

“When people come to me now, I say there’s no point in taking their problems to the Supreme Court.”

Last week the key opposition party in Sri Lanka, who also boycotted CHOGM, wanted an opportunity to talk about human rights. With a ban on protests in Colombo during the meeting, the Samagi Human Rights Festival was organised on private property outside of Colombo. It was aimed at giving people the chance to share their experiences.

On day one of the festival the opposition leader, Ranil Wickremasinghe’s car was attacked by pro-government protesters. On the second day of the festival it was violently interrupted by a Buddhist extremist group while the police refrained from intervening before issuing a court order to shut down the festival.

Since Thursday members of the opposition party have been followed and threatened. It is expected that once the attention of CHOGM subsides the government will crack down on those who were part of the festival.

The silencing of dissention is what Sri Lankans have grown accustomed to. Many journalists and activists fight for change knowing that one day they may be pulled into a white van and their family will not hear from them again.

These are not events that happened during the war, but last week while our PM was sitting less than an hour away hatching a plan to deal with boat people without talking about human rights. Never mind considering why people get on the boats. Never mind asking whether or not Mahinda Rajapaksa really cares about stopping the boats, after all, if the boats keep getting through, maybe he’ll get more military equipment.

Since the war ended in 2009 the Sri Lankan defence budget has dramatically increased. Soldiers wander around idly undertaking construction jobs, running grocery stores and guarding the many war monuments scattered about the country because in a country no longer at war, there is not enough for a military of that size to do. People smuggling boats are not getting through due to lack of equipment.

Despite Abbott’s silence on human rights issues, his opinion wasn’t necessary to make CHOGM the PR disaster for Sri Lanka that it was. Abbott can come home and tell the Australian public that he’s giving them two old ships as part of his promise to stop the boats. Politically, he toed the line and many constituents will consider it a job well done.

Logically and morally, he proved to be as short sighted as ever.

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    Her message is straight: the situation in Sri Lanka is worse now than it was during the war.

    Could you please check with Kishali Pinto Jayawardena whether he is willing to go back to those days if a time machine was made available? In fact the writer deserves to be sent back to those days, may be even put on one those doomed buses or trains so that they can really understand what they are talking about today. How easy it is for people to say we were better off during the war!

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      (゜゜)~ Kishali Pinto Jayawardena whether he is willing to go back to those days if a time machine was made available? (゜゜)~

      Blasphemy against Sinhala Buddhist Mahawamse to suppose it cannot stand the test of truth and reason.

      Hinayana Buddhist Thailand the only country that has never been ruled by foreigners gave the Japanese free passage to kill their neighbours during WW2. Many a Northern Ceylonese in the British Army fought at Rangoon and died for the cause of freedom from fascist while Sinhala Buddhist assisted the fascist Japenese.
      Seen the photos of gore at Nanjing where the Japanese bayoneted Chinese babies and lifted it up saying they were dirty and inferior. Only your darling darling Japanese bend over when they greet you and kiss you with dosh. Why so? Strange: Japan has never formally acknowledged its military aggression. Nor has the Japanese nation publicly apologized for its crimes against humanity. Yes, the Japanese butchered millions of unarmed Asian men, women, and children. But the Japanese also butchered hundreds of thousands of military and civilian personnel who were not of Asian descent.

      Everyone’s adversary talks nonsense don’t you think so!
      I’ve a Big Un (o|o)|(o|o)
      0:3

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        40000 civilians killed.Thats what it says.Wrong.They were LTTE cadres.Suicide bombers didn’t come wearing Tiger uniforms.They wore civilian clothes.What about the Tiger civil defense force?WE all know who Kishali,Dharisha,Thisaranee are [Edited out]Of course these defeated Tamil terrorists now sing a different tune.The tune is human rights.The problem with these defeated Tamil terrorists and their henchmen is that other than the shot gun David,puppet Manmohan Sing and pineapple grower the Mauritius man the rest are not to their liking.This civilian bogey is getting too stale.Even the so called contributors at CT who act as civilians are the defeated Tamil terrorists. Characters like Javi,Thiru,Mike,Nattive Vedda etc will now more about it.

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          Tadpole (゜゜)~ WE all know who Kishali,Dharisha,Thisaranee are [Edited out]. (゜゜)~ Characters like Javi,Thiru,Mike,Nattive Vedda etc will now more about it. (゜゜)~ Tadpole (゜゜)~

          Sevela [kuudu] Max{Imum} Vol SilBaaa baa

          wants to go to heaven whatever the hell that is,

          I love them all Don’t You?

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWcwTdhnDxc

          Keep walking Gooo`ta `Booo`ts you are in Hell along with `Cooo`ray. (’-’*)

          (o|o)|(o|o) star ☆彡

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            Javi you old fart,i have left you a message at “After CHOGM and LTTE Rump”.

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          Well said Max. As much as I am not a fan of Tony Abbott being a left leaning voter the man knows when to mind his own business and recognise that his nor any country should be some kind of world police hovering over Sri Lanka. He has his own problems back home relating to the increased national debt ceiling as well as issues relating to MPs privileges/entitlements which make our MPs demands look like a pittance. It seems that any one that is not asking to isolate Sri Lanka by boycotting or hypocritically putting pressure has a problem with their foreign policy. It’s pretty simple. Either they don’t know the consequences of foreign countries poking their nose, they are ignorant to the consequences or they just get a kick out of seeing Sri Lanka in foreign news related to something not about the cricket!

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        jackass where is your tadpole . ?

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          How slime flies off the handle?? ;)

          0:3

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        Javi,
        You talk as if you are a holy nun.How about that blood thirsty monster of your’s Prabakaran?How long are you going to act this phony character?

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          “|”You talk as if you are a holy nun.”|”

          Sevela [kuudu] Max{Imum}

          Ha ha ha ha!
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXpZj_hqEAA&list=RDvar0vTL9zYw

          Keep walking Gooo`ta `Booo`ts you are in Hell along with `Cooo`ray. (’-’*)
          0:3

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            Guess i have no choice but use Andara Demala like Javi.
            Javi chooo.Javi Goooo!Awful smell!Hooooo!

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              (゜゜)~ Guess i have no choice.. QQcrying(゜゜)~

              Because it would stink the house out, thats why??

              Ha ha ha Yea!

              Barrow load of manure for manioc.

              King Pongs B.O. you just made the smells and they didn’t the noises.

              Poor sole keeping chewing those `Booo`ts `Gooo`ta sun-a-boy.

              Incest Monkey
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffPacpKKxsA

              0:3

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                Ba Ba black sheep.Kankan booru sin sin noroo.Javi chooo.Javi goooo!Dingiri dingare dagena pol katu male.Hoooo!Now at least we speak the same language.

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                  Underwear my baby is tonight!

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                    Javi,
                    Is it true that you are operating a private business(Condoms)at your work place in the Pettah Podu Wasikilya?Javi Chooo!Javi goooo!Hik Hik Hik!

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                      It’s AnSell Inc FTZ beyond your imagination. Yea Ha ha ha!

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      The fact is during war there was no attack on temples and mosques by BBS. The tamils outside the war zone were able to carry on with what they were doing. people were able to resort to the courts to resolve disputes but now the courts are one man bandits. Temples and destroyed, mosques are vandalised, people are killed, abducted, raped but the justice system is inoperative because the courts take orders from the government. The suspect in the murder trial of the British man is released on bail, because he is mahinda’s man, would that happen in any other murder case.

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        mr silva your commant was excellent. srilanka was very beautiful country now it turn into worse criminal country,on justice for people, human righs violation, police and army has power to killed any one against the government but name democratic government, common wealth countries out of 53 countries 24 were present, what a discrsed to srilanka, govt want work witout opposition in parliament where is democracy, budhist monks involved in politics ingrance of budhhism,

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          Yes,for you Srilanka was an excellent beautiful country for you when you blood thirsty monsters was on a killing spree for thirty years.WE know that now it’s not the same for you.It will never be.Your nightmare will never end.

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    It is not a problem; it is a solution!

    SL loves TA. Only Tamilians hate him.

    Whatever is good for SL is bad for Tamils.
    Whatever is good for Tamils is bad for SL.

    This is the golden rule.

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      Tadpole (゜゜)~ This is the golden rule. Tadpole (゜゜)~ .

      Mossad is getting `mewsical` ;)

      Hijab Baaaa …Burka Saaa! ~゜・_・゜~  bats ~゜・_・゜~ 

      I’ve a Big Un (o|o)|(o|o)

      0:3

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        dont get high before you write . that will make for a better mewsical

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          (゜゜)~ dont get high before you write.(゜゜)~

          Abe the Amude Sevela Octopong,

          Stop crying and viper your nose.

          You are pole vaulting without a pole!

          I’ve a Big Un (o|o)|(o|o)

          0:3

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        Javi, I like to see your Big Un. When are you going to show it on Skype?

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          “|”Javi, I like to see your Big Un.”|”

          Public Space Silencio!

          star ☆彡^5▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ஜ۩۞۩ஜ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
          ENJOY! HUMANS AS THEY ARE NOT SOYLENT GREEN! ;)
          Vennila Veedu = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18yCwJxxRj4 っ) っ) ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ஜ۩۞۩ஜ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ star ☆彡^5

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        Javi,
        Ever since that unfortunate incident at Nandikadal,your thick nut has got worse.Doubt that there is a cure.Why don’t you bang the bloody keyboard with a sledgehammer imagining it to be Mahinda’s head.At least we would have a piece of mind with not having to go through your nut language!

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          1/8 breed you don’t have a vocabulary and can never think beyond being a used Elastoplast/.
          Ying Ha ha ha!

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        Kudu Javi,
        Ever since you got that new job at the Pettah Podu Wasikiliya,you have been inhaling too much stuff.Javi chooo! Javi Gooo! Chooo&Gooo gives Javi his living!

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          Phew! there is an awful smell around here and its always you. Very soon you will go back 1000 years courtesy your ever loving Tamil Nadu.
          Yea Ha ha ha!

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      What ever is bad for your As_, is good for your BIRD Brain, FU_K-U-SHIMA,
      And what ever is bad for your BIRD Brain is good for your As_ !

      get my drift BB ? !

      ha ha

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    I feel the bad moon rising! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUQiUFZ5RDw

    Mugabe Loves You Tatte Motte Sinhala Buddhist!!

    You know nothing about British History except you were their subjects via East India Company- the classic tatte motte.

    Meharak tota gemba’s independence is an accident caused by the new US Pres. Truman and a tired Churchill with a blitzed London.

    While the Northern Ceylonese joined the British Army and fought the Fascist Zen Buddhist Japan at Rangoon You ala batala Higano sided with the Japanese, spied for them , and then went an hid in Tamil Nadu for fear.

    Sold Diego Garcia to the UK for $50k without consulting the inhabitants and they were driven into the sea. It was when your canny matinee started importing chillies and onions that the JT’s felt hopeless and fled to TN. There they met by accident retired Indian British Forces who had bravely fought alongside with the Northern Ceylonese. You created it they will finish you to the finish like the Diego Garcians.

    Lanka belongs to Baharat and we have seen what you have done in 65 years. Like Hong Kong it will be taken back with the blessings of China. Then we make it the only Sinhala Buddhist Schedule Caste State of India that gives you quotas than enlarge your begging bowls and committing genocide. Alternatively, trip it up Mugabe Loves You. \o/

    Ö Ö Ö 0:3

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      @ Javi
      “Sold Diego Garcia to the UK for $50k without consulting the inhabitants”

      At the time, people were starving and rice was rationed to 1 meal per day with bread queues 10 miles long. Bathalawathy needed the money v badly to bribe the communist trio to join her unpopular govt for support. The Diego Garcians were not in any danger because they could swim, anyway. So no harm done.

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    your argument is flawed, Mr.Navin, argument is breakdown in law and order which was present during the times of war which is lacking at the times of PEACE. its nothing to do with war and its immoral to shelter into refuge of war to justify current tread. it shows your moral corruption to ideas and dissent

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    Is Eva from Old Julia’s South Asian desk ?..

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    Tony Abbott came enjoyed the hospitality of [Edited out] by gota, donated or sold ( depending on whose version to believe) 2 old boats and went end of story.

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      The 2 old boats were given by Abbot not for any other purpose but towards ensuring that no more ‘boat people’ from Sri Lanka will land on his shores.

      And according to some reports we have to pay for repairing them- yet another bill for us to pay in addition to CHOGM bills!

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        What the hell do you want?Brand new cruise liners to accommodate these smelly defeated Tamil terrorists?

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        the boats were a THANK YOU to gota for providing the underaged girls to entertain tony abbott

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          Tony Abbot is not Mahatma Gandhi who slept with girls in his old age.

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    Tony Abbot has bungled again, falling out of step with the rest of the Western world. He perhaps hardly knows that the top people behind people smuggling from Sri Lanka are in the higher echelons of the Sri Lankan government itself and now that CHOGM is over and Abbot had played the role that Mahinda wished him to play, departures of boats from Sri Lanka may start again. It may even be possible that Sri Lanka will wait until March 2014 to do that!

    Sengodan. M

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    Eva,

    The antipodes will continue to see boat arrivals regardless of what trinkets the leaders of Australia and NZ might give the GOSL.

    The most important factor in this operation are the few highly connected ‘facilitators’ that enable the trade to flourish. Till that vital part of the ‘business’ is eliminated, prepare for more ‘visitors’ to your delightful lands under southern skies. However, don’t hold your breath that any solution will be found solely relying on the GOSL.

    ps: the aussie boats have already been earmarked for highly popular Navy-organised whale watching tours off Mirissa. Feel free to come and experience the thrill.

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      It is the Tamil terrorists who have already settled in Australia who are funding the so called refugees. It will end soon and take my word. tamil and other Indian terrorists are not welcome in Australia.Abbot won the election on a platform known as STOP the BOATS.

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        I just hope the aussie cricketers will stop calling our sinhalese cricketers ‘black bastards’.

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    More people have been living under the army boots since the end of the war than during the war.
    Structural violence (=state terror) of govt institutions have been increasing.

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    Australian prime minister mindset was about boat people. he may forget the commonwealth summit was humanrights.trade,welll of people.he was talking out of turn.

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    Living condition in Indian camps for Tamil refugees is bad, but, still they prefer to languish there than going back to their own place, partly their houses are occupied by military and partly they fear of being enslaved. People risk their lives by getting on dilapidated boats to leave Sri Lanka must have genuine reason that Tony Abbot’s unwillingness to see speaks for the man. His government plays politics at the expense of desperate people fighting for their mere survival in a country ruled by alleged war criminals.

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      One of the objectives of the Indian terrorist arm branded Tamil Tigers was to send as many as possible Tamils and Indians to the West as refugees. The have succeeded in this as there are almost half a million of them in Western countries lead by Canada. They have formed voting ghettos with other Indian migrants mainly Indian colonial parasites from former British-Indian Empire now the Indian Empire. Indian has failed so far in their other objective, that is to divide the country and get hold of Trincomalee Harbor.

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    “Two big boats makes for good photos and good capital”.

    It should be “Two big clapped out old boats that the Aussies had no use for”.

    Tony Abbott couldn’t have adopted a similar stand as his British counterpart David Cameron when he is representing a racist country like Australia.

    If he did, it would have been like the pot calling the kettle black.

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    Mr. Eva Sparks:

    Who do you think about you Guys’ policies towards Australian Aboriginals who are the blood relatives of Sri Lankan Tamils ?

    when are you going to finish exterminating Australian Aborigines ?

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    Surprise !!! Surprise….since when Kishali Pinto Jayawardena (KPJ) become a HE ?????

    Abbot has a problem. In that its a serious one. He was not bothered whether SL has gone from bad to worse.
    His problem was Tamil Naduans are masquarading as Northern Tamils and moving down under in droves.
    Therefore, who can put a spoke into this wheel? Gota & the SLN.
    So the boats.

    That man CAME AND RAN, who departed threatening GOSL is now begun to strip in his glass house.
    Why ? He is Exporting Weapons to SL in the pretext of combating Piracy.

    What is this HE OR SHE Kishali Pinto Jayawardena (KPJ) YELLING BLUE MURDER DOWN UNDER??
    Who funded the trip?? Probably the Aimless Human Rights Commission’s Bar sale Fern and do…..mmmmmmmmmm its Danish Kroners

    We have no DIGNITY but what is the Danish viking DIGNITY interests in Sri Lanka? Many proxies to down Sri Lanka…………..

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    Tony Abbot is a Rhode’s Scholar who is not swayed by the proxy propaganda war waged by those who funded terrorism in Sri Lanka. He knows how human smuggling was used to raise funds by these terrorist fund raisers and terrorist cadres, who collect funds by human smuggling, coercion, credit card scams and drug smuggling. These ill gotten funds are offered to unscrupulous journalists, Human Rights activists and politicians who dance to their tune.

    To politicians like Harper, Cameron and Ed Miliband they offer block votes to sway a significant number of parliamentary seats, in addition to fat purses. It looks as if the Eva Sparks is also sparked by the filthy lucre of these terrorists and terrorist sympathizers.

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    Eva Sparks,
    First of all, let me tell you that almost all ‘boat people’ to Australia are economic refugees or terrorists in hiding. You’ll hardly find a real refugee among them.

    To prove my assertion, I can produce living proof from a village here in the down south of Sri Lanka where I live. I can show you a success story of a bogus asylum seeking family who now have a British passport. And an individual who had been deported back to Sri Lanka from Italy after a boat trip to Italy that ended up in an unexpected misadventure. Aren’t there any real refugees? Very, very few.

    Tamil Nadu is only a few miles away from the North of Sri Lanka. 98% of the people in Tamil Nad are Tamils. Tamil Nadu Tamils even had attacked Sinhala tourists there to show their empathy towards their Tamil brethren in Sri Lanka. So, really speaking, Tamils should have gone to Tamil Nadu as refugees and not to Australia. But no Sri Lankan Tamil seek refugee status in Nadu. Indeed a lot of overstaying Nadu tourists are being caught and deported fro Sri Lanka.

    Obama believes, it is his right to order navy SEALs to shoot the terrorist Bin Ladden or anyone stood on their way. Presidents before him believed it is their right to bomb those who allowed Ladden to live in Afghanistan. But Obama, Cameron and et al didn’t want our army to finish LTTE goons who had blasted 384 human bombs numerous other bombs to kill civilians.

    Neocons say the civilians killed by daily drone attacks are collateral damage but those who were killed by being human shield of LTTE are war crimes. The fact that you are silent in these matters show your partiality.

    Edward Snowden is facing a long jail term if remained in the USA. Julian Asange has been in a worse situation. USA and its neocon allies say such people are a national threat and therefore are criminals. Are they not refugees? When Sri Lanka government follow suit neocons cry foul. What different situation Snowden and Assange like people face from Taraki or any other that faced jail term in Sri Lanka?

    But those who support press freedom etc disagree with the actions by the US, the UK and other neocons. They say whistleblowers are an essential part of human rights and press freedom. Britain’s Guardian newspaper says, 70 different press advocacy and rights groups from 40 countries said they were alarmed at the way his government had reacted, saying it had invoked national security legislation to try to suppress information of public interest.

    There is an active opposition to Rajapakse government. I say they are active because they hold tv and press briefs and write articles. They organise many a demonstration against the government and hold them at the busiest places of the country. Yet, not many people participate in them. And that shows most voters do not support them. Only a few days back that the university students closed a main road to demand they be given hostel accommodation. Road users were furious for they were stuck in traffic for hours.

    And Ms Sparks says ‘the situation in Sri Lanka is worse now than it was during the war’ as journalist Pinto said as if there is no freedom to demonstrate. I must say, Pinto is an English speaking wallah. Mass put her in par with the likes of the NGO sharks and evangelist traitors. People know that such people do not reflect the opinion of the mass. Otherwise, Rajapakse government cannot win election after election.

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    The better way for the Australian government to stop the Sri Lankan boat people smuggling to Australia is to pay the Sri Lankan personnel one huddred thousand rupees or more for every Sri Lankan stopped from leaving the Sri Lankan waters. For, I heard from people getting into those boats from Batticalooa that is what each of the would be illegal Sri Lankan immigrant pay to the SL Navy personnel when they are stopped by the SL Navy on the seas. I heard that the people smugglers tell their clients that each should take one hundred thousand rupees in cash with them when they get into the boat. The recent arrest of Navy personnel is further proof that they aid and abet the people smugglers. Ninety nine per cent of these illegal boat people are economic migrants.

    They are not genuine refugees. Not many are returned to Australia. Once they tell the Australian authorities that they are running to escape persecution by the SL authorities their claim will have to be examined. Then the Australian legal process will have to be followed. Even if the Immigration authorities decide they are not genuine refugees, they will have the right to apply to the Refugee Tribunal, and then to the Federal Court and even to the High Court. This process will take years. They are helped by organisations like the Red Cross which provide free legal assistance all the way to the High Court. In the mean time they will be allowed to live in Australia and even work. I understand that most of those who were released into the Australian community send remittances to home. Many Christian welfare and voluntary organisations provide these bogus refugees with food and organisations like the Red Cross even find them free accommodation and provide them with pocket money. Many of them save these monies and send them back home. On seeing the families of these bogus refugees getting regular remittances, the neighbours put their husbands and sons into these boats.

    At least Tamils can be believed if they say that are being persecuted, but lot of Sinhalese and even Muslims have come to Australia saying they too are being persecuted. I have seen groups of these bogus refugees in Sydney chatting among themselves in fluent Sinhala. I believe some of these Sinhala speaking guys are either Sinhalese or people of Tamil origin from places like Negombo.

    I do not think the gifting of the patrol boats would help Australia. But no harm in Tony Abbott in trying this as well.

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      Yes, every man has a price to bend the law. You say hundred thousand rupees per person is the price for a boat to proceed to Australia. Thousands of people bribed with gold to go abroad when they were in the mass refugee camp after the war. They also bribed their way out during the war. These are the people who bribe some UN personnel and media personnel to include them in the number of civilians who died during the war. They change their names and get married to Tamil girls in the host countries to avoid deportation proceedings.

      Their wives and mothers mob Cameron to help them to find their missing husbands and sons enjoying a good life in a western country! This is the reality.

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    Eva Sparks has not the capacity to research facts on the ground. Defence expenditure has decreases, and not increased as stated by the woman. There is more freedom for Lankans since the conflict was brought to a conclusion in May 2009 – no more suicide bombers ripping off bodies or parcel bombs to worry about. Parents can expect children to come home from school safely.These facts she forgets to mention, and one can see the hidden power of the LTTE’s wallet and easily journos can be enlisted for propaganda purposes.

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      I think you are either ignorant as to what is happening in SL now or just another paid mouth piece. During the war the Tamils in the south were not attacked by the sinhala mob because they were afraid LTTE will respond. How many pogroms in the south against minorities after 1985 NONE. How many between 1958 and 1983 at least 8. After the war BBS has demolished and vandalised mosques, temples and churches with impunity. The security forces kill as they please e.g. Welisiwera .so cut the crap you brainless son of a prostitute.

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    If cameron can hear only one side behave like a crazy pig, why Abot can’t listen to a one side…Now it is balanced…”No natural Justice” by British Pig..

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      There are tamils living in the UK but not comparable to the millions in TN, India. All those tamil refugees living in EU/sacandinavia/US,Canada,Aus countries have something in common; that is they have to respect the law and order of those countries that are rigorously in action. There cant be exceptions. I have noticed that Cameron held a meeting with tamil representatives in UK prior to leaving the country for CHOGM summit. However, the lack of rule of law and order in India and SLANKA have made it like hell out of a situ. So the compulsions within the latter two countries are not far from similar to those of the west, but some politicians deliberately focus those migrant communities to achieve their political agendas. This was the reason Indian PM not to have mentioned clear reasons why he intended not to attend the CW summit, while leaders of UK and Canada made it VERY clear on what basis they reacted in that way.

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      ”No natural Justice by British Pig.”.


      Sooo ri,

      Oink, Oink the Hogs son!

      0:3

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    Eva, the two boats are peanuts for Mr. Rajapaksa, as the 2014 budget revealed Mr. Rajapksa is paid by the Sri Lankan Taxpayers much more than Mr. Abbott gets paid. Such is the development of Sri Lanka, thanks to Mahinda Chinthanaya( Vision). He will soon purchase the entire International Court of Justice!… That is how Rajapaksas do tings.

    When Frederica Jansz the editor of the Sunday Leader overstepped the subservience limit of Rajapaksa standards in journalism Sri Lankan government’s Secretary of Defence, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the brother of the President, it ended up with the purchase to the whole newspaper company by a crony of the regime. The Defence Secretary told Frederica Jansz that if they were at a function together ”I will tell people this is the editor of The Sunday Leader and 90 per cent there will show that they hate you … they will kill you”.

    Mr Rajapaksa has said he was harassed by the paper, and the language he used was in common use.He also use such ‘common language’ on an interview on the BBC. Talking about the General Sarath Fonseka , the defence secretary said “We will hang him”

    Ms Jansz was later fired as editor of The Sunday Leader when a Rajapksa crony bought out the paper. She was followed and harassed even after being terminated. She was receiving threatening phone calls and finally fled the country.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/editor-flees-sri-lanka-after-fearing-for-her-life-20121109-293ai.html#ixzz2lSToMh2e

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      The story of Ms Ismail was more or less the same. There are a number of journalists that have sought refugee on the west since 2005. All these will break their silence towards the MARCH 2014. Wait and see whether the brutal regime could go on fooling everyone in this way.

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    A simple question to Abbot:
    Will you use white vans to abduct journalists and murder them in cold blood?

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      Tamil Tigers the Indian terrorist arm has murdered more journos than any one else in the island nation. Almost all the vans in Sri Lanka are painted white. C4 journo went in one of them and loved the journey.

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        You mean all these white vans belong to Gota? Can you give some numbers of how many Journalists were killed by Sinhala state terrorists?

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    Dear Tony Abbott…people smuggling is organised by the rajapakse regime using the Sri Lankan Navy

    why is that during Australian election time there is a vast number of boats leaving Sri Lanka for Australia.

    As soon as the elctions are over and Tony Abbott becomes PM, there are no more boats?

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      In the early eighties thousand of Tamils and other Indians went to Australia as refugees. If it was not for the politicians like Tony Abbot, John Howard and Gerry Hand Australia would have had more of the so called refugees from Ceylon.

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    “While leaders from Canada, India and Mauritius boycotted CHOGM….”; Tony Abbot has the best understanding of India, Mauritius and Canada. India is an Empire in itself and the beneficiary of the British-Indian Empire. The Emperor did not attend Colombo and Perth ones. Mauritius is an Indian colony and India has a naval base there, and Canada sent in an Indian colonial parasite from Tanzania Deepak Obraih now an Indian vermin in British Canada.

    Cnada is not in the Indian Ocean Rim and Tony well and truly knows what India was and is up to with the Indian terrorist arm branded the Tamil Tigers.

    I hope you will leave my comment in the name of free speech and human rights.

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      Nalani bandara
      you like name calling people. What did our king say people in glass houses should not throw stones. You who doesn’t know who you father is because your mother is a prostitute in Pettah area who was arrested by the police recently and released because of your service in licking gota’s arse.

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        Liking a man’s arse does not bear children. The Pettah is the ghetto of Indian colonial parasites who dominate the economy of the island nation. They came with British after 1792 and they prospered after 1840, the year Trade Registration Ordinance was proclaimed by the British-Indian Imperialists. The non Indians of Ceylon has no trade to follow other than prostitution.

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    It is believed that large number of asylam seekers are transported by Sinhala Navy boats and it is organized by one of Rajapakse’s (Econonmic minister. I don’t know whether Tony abbot gave boats for that purpose and he must be getting something from that Minister. I think it is a joint venture at the expense of tax payers money.

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    Tony Abot has no policy. So why worry about Sri Lanka policy. Soon he will be replaced by his own party. This guy wanted to buy all the fishing boats from Indonesia so that the people smuggling will stop. That is how intelligent he is.

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    AJITH -A simple question to Abbot:
    Will you use white vans to abduct journalists and murder them in cold blood?…..

    IN DUE COURSE.

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