Hon. Don Randall (MP), Your Interview In Ada Derana TV Sri Lanka
Posted on November 19th, 2012
Hon.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Don Randall (MP),
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Dear Mr.Randall,
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I have responded to you on several occasions having read your candid observations on Sri Lanka after your several visits. In your recent Adaderana TV interview you once again confirmed these along with the present progress. It is indeed gratifying to hear a positive report on Sri Lanka from an Australian representative from the Federal Parliament. Please accept my sincere appreciation.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I get the feeling these are unsolicited observations that you made in your unaided travel with your wife. I believe you were in Sri Lanka as another tourist who enjoyed the freedom to visit where you wanted. Your first hand experience to visit the Naval Base in Trincomalee and talking with the Naval Officers and interviewing the unsuccessful boatpeople to Australia should become a unique revelation to the listeners how the desperate economic manipulators construe to kill two birds with one stone. Due to the efficiency and commitment of the Naval force in this instance they managed to deprive the fraudsters to denigrate Sri Lanka and be successful to gain refugee status!
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â You had the opportunity to hear the deported bogus refugeeÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s confession to the authorities in Sri Lanka, that he was never subjected to torture nor has he got a bad back as a result of torture, they were just plausible reasons for Australian Immigration department to become a successful migrant as coached by the experienced Tamil Diaspora in Australia. These and many more, such as rape, incarcerations make excellent reasons that cannot be ignored by the Immigration department! Your confirmation of what the deportee Anthony said justifies the famous saying by Abraham Lincoln
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â but you cannot fool all of the people all of the timeÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Unfortunately this type of information do not appear in main stream news papers in Australia however much we advice the media regarding the ground realities with regards to ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“Boat people & Asylum SeekersÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â from Sri Lanka, we only present the truth, which is of no value in comparison to the Green Notes that oils their palm!
I am sure the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime takes on board your advice as to how the progress in the North & East should be administered for everybodyÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s satisfaction.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â As for the presence of the Military in these areas, in defence I must say, though there are no serious threats by the defunct LTTE just now, but the LTTE rump residing off shore have not stopped their elusive Elaam DreamÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â, now they have regrouped under several virtual Parliamentary names, having appointed, Prime Ministers, Deputy Pri-ministers, in fact a whole cabinet, at a time Sri Lankan Army is still discovering huge caches of hidden artillery & ammunition in the conflict zones, one would tend to be vigilant rather than sorry later. Although the advanced Western regimes may not have a visible army amongst the civilians, they have the luxury of observing any such suspicious activity monitored 24hr/365days with the most modern electronic surveillance gadgets locally and globally using the Satellites. As you know Sri Lanka is a developing country which has monetary constraints which makes it extremely difficult to imitate the Western method of surveillance, hence the occasional presence of military movement has become necessary. Besides, just like the Australian forces in Afghanistan who make a huge contribution by constructing the infrastructure, Sri Lanka too is now utilizing the Army personnel to expedite the reconstruction of the infrastructure destroyed.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Importantly, would you believe that thereÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s a strong request by the Lower Cast of the Tamils that their life is safe by the presence of the Army.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â So, though it appears life is not normal to the Western eye majority of the Tamils love to see their freedom is secured by the presence of the military, one need not take my word, but I would request any tourist to question Tamils for their feelings on this point or make a survey in those areas as to the presence of the Military. Having made this in defence, I must also say, since of late the regiments have been drastically reduced, very soon there will be a day where the Army will be confined to the Barracks!ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Last but not least, I believe Rear Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe continues the good work late Mag.Gen.Janaka Perera & Mrs.Vajira Perera started to educate the members of the Parliament and the Public on Sri LankaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s true identity and her rich culture influenced by The pragmatic faith Buddhism!
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â In conclusion let me extend my sincere gratitude for your kind words on Sri Lanka.
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Yours Sincerely,