Sri Lanka tried to sway Tamil case, claims Aussie media

  • 1 Apr 2010 07:20:28 GMT

    This is typical gutter journalism by the Aussie media. The entire country is in the pocket of the LTTE. They aren`t even banned as a terrorist group here, which is why those three terrorists got off scot free. The Greens and other left-leaning parties here openly support the LTTE unashamedly. Last year there was a seminar in my university itself where big bugs from the Aussie media were telling the LTTE supporters that the SL cricket team will be touring Australia at the end of this year and they need to protest and make a lot of noise, and the media will give them full coverage. This is how the Aussies treat terrorists here.

  • 1 Apr 2010 11:27:25 GMT

    Imperator, thanks for your explanation. Eventually the penny has to drop. Once more and more Tamil boat people end up on Christmas Island, Aussies will start turning against Tamils. Are Aussie folks a bit thick or what?

  • 1 Apr 2010 14:01:37 GMT

    Noworries,

    No problem :)

    [Are Aussie folks a bit thick or what?]

    It is their journalists and politicians who have been bought out. The vast majority of ordinary Aussies are very nice people but they have no idea what the LTTE has done to Sri Lanka and are completely ignorant about the situation.

  • 1 Apr 2010 15:11:27 GMT

    Imperator, Same story in UK. I`ve lived here since the 70`s and I find Brits to be warm, friendly and really kind-hearted people. Most only take a superficial interest in conflicts in far-off places and like you say about Aussies, Brits haven`t a clue about the LTTE and their fellow travellers. Consequently, the Tamil diaspora find it easy to befriend them and tell them a pack of lies. The other day my neighbour asked me why has your country imprisoned the opposition leader! A work colleague asked me a month ago, is it true that Sri Lankan Tamils are seeking asylum in Australia because they are still getting killed in Sri Lanka!

  • 1 Apr 2010 15:27:14 GMT

    Where are those two LTTE-supporting Sinhala Garbage bags, Sisira Jayasuriya and Brian Seneviratne of Australia. Haven`t heard from the two arseholes for a long time. Probably their financing has stopped.

  • 1 Apr 2010 17:28:21 GMT

    This is hilarious. Sounds like a right royal cock-up by the Australian Federal Police and they are now trying to smear the Sri Lankan Government (above article).

    This is from Sydney Morning Herald.

    THE Australian Federal Police has been criticised by a Supreme Court judge for bungling a two-year investigation into three men who sent funds to the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers separatist group, including improperly arresting a suspect and abusing his rights.

    The AFP`s mistakes occurred during its 2007 arrest and questioning of Arumugam Rajeevan, one of three men who will be sentenced in the Victorian Supreme Court today for providing money to a terrorist organisation.

    Federal agents arrested Rajeevan at gunpoint despite having no legal basis to do so, refused requests from a barrister and lawyer to speak to him during his five-hour voluntary interview, and subjected him to questioning described by the Victorian Supreme Court`s Justice Paul Coghlan as ``really well over the top`` and ``outrageous``.

    The AFP, which sustained heavy criticism over its handling of another terrorist investigation into the Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef, said it could not comment on the case until the men had been sentenced.

    However, it is believed the AFP has already made changes to deal with the problems that arose during the Tamil Tigers investigation.

    Last year Australian prosecutors withdraw all terrorism charges against Rajeevan, Aruran Vinayagamoorthy and Sivarajah Yathavan.

    In December they pleaded guilty to a lesser charge under the charter of the United Nations Act, a federal law that makes it a criminal offence to provide an asset to a terrorist organisation proscribed by either the UN or the Australian government.

    In pre-trial comments in January last year - which could not be reported at the time - Justice Coghlan said federal agents had ``abused`` the rights of Rajeevan.

    He said the manner in which Rajeevan was questioned by a federal agent, Patricia Reynolds, was ``beyond any training a proper investigator can have`` and a ``fundamental departure from the proper principles``.

    After his criticism, the prosecution decided not to use Rajeevan`s interview as part of its case.

    Justice Coghlan queried why the AFP did not give Rajeevan access to lawyers while police were questioning him. He also described as ``frighteningly high-handed`` Rajeevan`s arrest at gunpoint in 2007 by federal agents and warned police they risked incriminating themselves by testifying about the potentially unlawful arrest.

    After the arrest, police realised they did not have enough evidence to arrest him and told him he would be ``unarrested``, a notion which Justice Coghlan described as ``bizarre``.

    The prosecution described the arrest of Rajeevan as ``a fairly grave mistake``.

  • 2 Apr 2010 01:09:48 GMT

    Noworries,

    [The other day my neighbour asked me why has your country imprisoned the opposition leader!]

    Even the BBC is calling SF the `opposition leader`. I wonder what the UNP and their goons have to say about it :)))

    [The prosecution described the arrest of Rajeevan as ``a fairly grave mistake``. ]

    It was a mistake all right. Since the LTTE is not even banned here as a terrorist group, the Aussie police technically had no legal grounds to arrest him. The only solution to this is to send our own agents here to finish the job properly.

  • 3 Apr 2010 00:27:22 GMT

    Here is a good Aussie article about the case:

    [http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/charity-used-as-front-to-finance-sri-lankas-tamil-tigers/story-e6frf7jo-1225848229678]

    The readers` comments say it all. There is only one LTTE donkey whining there, all the others are Aussies who are sick and tired of this game their politicians and judges are playing.