Australian MP lashes out at colleague for speaking on behalf of Tigers
Posted on December 12th, 2014

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SPEECH Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Australian MP Don Randall recently lashed out at Senator Lee Rhiannon for expressing views supportive of the LTTE. The following is the full text of the statement posted on MP Randall’s website:

It is shocking and outrageous that Senator Lee Rhiannon of the Greens made a statement in this parliament on 26 November 2014 which demonstrates that one of the senators of this parliament commemorated the brutal terrorist leader Prabhakaran, who not only killed innocent civilians but killed democratically elected politicians in Sri Lanka.

As the members of this parliament are aware, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam commemorate the birthday of the leader of the LTTE, Prabhakaran, to coincide with Martyrs Day on 27 November each year. This is being celebrated by the LTTE supporters, who are continuing to promote separatism and radicalism in Sri Lanka after the defeat of the LTTE militarily more than nine years ago.

Sri Lanka fought a brutal, horrific, savage and barbaric LTTE outfit for over three decades, at huge human and material cost. The LTTE terrorists utilised innocent children for their cause as child soldiers and introduced cyanide capsules and suicide bombing to the world, using men, women and children to destroy economic, commercial, religious and public facilities. During the period of 30 years of conflict, the LTTE killed a number of democratically elected Sri Lankan leaders—including one President, seven cabinet ministers, 37 members of parliament, one presidential candidate, 10 political party leaders and the former foreign minister Lakshman Kadirgamar—and Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. They used 300,000 innocent civilians as human shields for military advantage, preventing them from escaping to safe areas. It is also known that they used heavy weapons to brutalise and to terrorise during the move to divide Sri Lanka, challenging the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka. They also killed over 12,000 innocent civilians, killed 1,200 and wounded 2,500 Indian peacekeeping forces, and killed 27,000 and wounded 87,000 Sri Lankan military police. In 1990, 600 surrendered policeman were brutally murdered in the east of Sri Lanka by the LTTE.

As we witness how the world is shocked by the atrocities of ISIS, while we condemn its brutal terrorist leaders, some Australian parliamentarians are commemorating terrorist leaders, which is shocking and a clear display of double standards. Under the circumstances I urge Senator Lee Rhiannon to make a public apology regarding her disgraceful and dishonest statement on Sri Lanka in this parliament. That is just untenable when, in the post- conflict era, Sri Lanka is positively progressing and people are enjoying a dividend of peace. The statement made by Senator Lee Rhiannon is unacceptable as she is supporting the LTTE while castigating the democratically elected President of Sri Lanka, which clearly creates disharmony and division amongst Sri Lankans in a peaceful Sri Lanka.

4 Responses to “Australian MP lashes out at colleague for speaking on behalf of Tigers”

  1. RohanJay Says:

    Kudos to Australian MP Don Randal. It is heartening to know that there are still though few western politicians, who are not corrupt who take the side of good. Rather than join the forces of evil. As most western politicians do. He is a rare shining light when most western politicians are bought off or are deeply corrupt and evil. Australia can be proud still few of its western politicians are of good moral character. How many can this be said of the rest of the western world. Congrats to Australia, that its political culture is nowhere near as corrupt as the rest of the western world indeed nowhere near as corrupt as the rest of the world!
    No wonder everybody wants to go and live in Australia. It seems like a true heaven on earth when the rest of the world is a hell!
    Also no wonder nearly all Sri Lankan cricketers, and cricketers from other countries too go to live permanently in Australia at the first opportunity.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Bravo ….Hon. Don Randall!

    THANK YOU very much for speaking the truth about Sri Lanka …a nation RACING to deliver the benefits of TRUE DEMOCRACY and PEACE to its people while many other countries languish in the grip of terrorism and chaos!

    While other politicians are bought lock, stock and barrel by the Eelamist LTTE Tamil Diaspora, aiding and abetting a defeated MURDEROUS TERRORIST OUTFIT revive terrorism in, and DEMONIZE, Sri Lanka, a FEW BRAVE SOULS speak the TRUTH!

    If the BRUTALITY of the Islamic State (ISIS) horrify the world as UNPRECEDENTED, that is because they have either FORGOTTON the BRUTALITY off the LTTE, or knew about it, but didn’t care about the pain and suffering of the innocent people of Sri Lanka!

    But NO LONGER, as the present UPFA Government of Sri Lanka DEVELOPS the Nation at an AMAZINGLY RAPID PACE into the new ECONOMIC WONDER OF ASIA!

    Jayawewa, Sri Lanka!, Jayawewa, President Mahinda Rajapaksa!

  3. Sooriarachi Says:

    Thank you Mr Randal. Your statement is factual and the details given will allow anyone to verify the allegations made against the Tiger terrorists. However, Mr Randal nor anyone else will be able to change the unprincipled and disgraceful stance taken by some Greens Party MPs, like Sen. Rhiannon, who must be doing this under obligation to the Tamil activists for whatever favours she may be receiving. I cant see any other reason for Rhiannon to lie like this and in fact cause friction between the Tamils and Sinhalese living in Australia, through these fabricated statements she is repeating.

  4. Nimal Says:

    Many thanks to Mr Randall.Brave of him to speak up against the terrorist diaspora.

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