Monday, May 25, 2009

Importing terrorism for political gain

By Asoka Subhawickrama, Sydney

(May 24, Sydney, Sri Lanka Guardian) Sri Lankan Australians, numbering some 150,000, are gravely concerned about suggestions from certain quarters to give temporary protection visas to Sri Lankan Tamils who claim to be refugees of the war that ended recently. Our political leaders better think twice before making a decision.

Internally displaced people (IDPs) in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan government has categorically declared that all the war-affected citizens will be resettled in their villages within six months. If developed countries give a helping hand for this exercise, it could be completed earlier and more satisfactorily. After all, the Sri Lankan government has to look after not only the Tamil IDPs, but the many thousands of Singhalese and Muslim IDPs who fled the ethnic cleansing of the North and the East by the Tamil Tigers during the past 3 decades. Full text Share on Facebook