Maxine Mckew MP’s speech on Sri Lanka on the 25th March
Posted on March 25th, 2010

Vajeera Warnakulasuriya Melbourne,

Referring to your speech on the 25th March in the Federal Parliament I wish to post the following sentiments.

Being a member representing both Sinhala and Tamil and the rest of the community in the electorate of Benelong you have taken a diplomatic view on Sri Lankan affairs with a tinge of aggression. It is strange western Governments do not consider LTTE mob as a terrorist group merely because they are not a threat to the West. This attitude of the West including Australia helped LTTE sympathisers to mingle with them portraying as innocent victims of a demonic regime. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ It is natural even for the professionals and the respected people to falsify facts to win the hearts and minds of the gullible just to tarnish the good name of Sri Lanka. Little they realise that their very presence in those countries are due to free education facilities offered to all. That’s their gratitude!

Today we have seen how some of the British members of the parliament enjoyed monetary favours illegally, who would have thought people of such stock would stoop to such levels! Australia too is not immune to curry favours if the environment is right, what they care is only the party contribution and the vote. However the Sinhalese can read between the lines of the parliamentarians and they will be vigilant in this election year as to which way their franchise should go!

Sri Lanka has eradicated the most brutal LTTE terrorist movement after three decades of lukewarm defensive approach. The earlier governmentsƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ mollycoddled this issue due to external pressures from the International community. The last minute efforts by the West to save the leaders of the terrorist group was ignored, so that General Sarath Fonseka was fortunate to end this terrible conflict due to the correct direction given by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Unfortunately this man lost his head and fell pray to the conniving opportunists who made him to believe, you are the man to lead this country. Little did he realize leading a country is not his kettle of fish, so through his ignorance he uttered matters of sensitive nature to the forces in public, in doing so he breached the discipline of the forces for which he was taken to custody, and gave his democratic rights to prove why he should not be punished at the *court-martial*. This would be the normal action any country would follow if their Commander General acted in this manner! ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ It’s up to those countries that indulge in hypocrisy to pinch their consciences and be ashamed of them! So, it is interfering in internal affairs of a country if one criticises this action without knowing the facts.

The country has resettled a very large amount of the IDPƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s except for 64,000 ~ 75,000 within a very short period, which should be appreciated by the international community, considering the humongous efforts in demining millions of explosives before the resettling can be made, it is easier said than done! Today there are millions of IDPƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s living in appalling conditions within the war tone areas and in Africa. These places were not barred from Humanitarian relief agencies and Media, yet their conditions have never changed and hundreds are dying daily, those who criticise Sri Lanka on this issue must shut up if they have not solved that catastrophe. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

It is sad that the international community only visualises the democratically elected Sri Lankan Government as the mythical ogre, whose there to swallow her inhabitants, stubbornly they believe so, just because thatƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s not the Government of their choice!

If only they realize that we may be wrong, letƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s give them a chance to work out themself the best solution to live in Peace and Harmony.

You have been an excellent journalist, becoming a parliamentarian should not hamper your clarity of analysing Global issues truthfully.

Yours Sincerely

Vajeera Warnakulasuriya
Melbourne, 98088763

3 Responses to “Maxine Mckew MP’s speech on Sri Lanka on the 25th March”

  1. gdesilva Says:

    I liked your parting shot – “You have been an excellent journalist, becoming a parliamentarian should not hamper your clarity of analysing Global issues truthfully”! Well said.

    Also, I suspect this is just political play. First Stephen Smith comes out with a reasonably unbiased statement in the Parliament which I am sure would have upset a lot of LTTE sympathisers so now it is time to go into ‘damage control’ mode – hence Maxine comes out with a different slant to the story. Now everyone is happy and will vote Labor.

    This is not democracy – this is Government by lobby groups hence the need to keep all parties reasonably happy.

  2. priyanikari Says:

    I think we need to educate these western politicians(idiots) a little bit of sri lankan history and also about this ethnic conflict.Tamils in sri lanka lived amicably for years untill some foreign powers planted the seed of racism between the two races.We all know that TAMILS in wellawatta (punchi yapanaya)live like like maharajas ,and again 54% in other parts of the country without being discriminated . Why they need to live seperately.So are the sinhalese racist? to be honest ,i am sick and tired of these ignorat idiots, keep writing Vajira, well done!

  3. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    Two interesting comments to take note of.
    1.”You have been an excellent journalist, becoming a parliamentarian should not hamper your clarity of analysing Global issues truthfully” – stated by Vajeera Warnakulasuriya
    2.”This is not democracy – this is Government by lobby groups hence the need to keep all parties reasonably happy” – stated by G desilva.

    Unfortunately a growing number of politicians in western nations are now not ashamed to take instructions from lobby groups which control large funds and large vote banks, sufficient to influence elections. Truth and peaceful coexistence are the victims.

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