Sri Lankan refugees desperate plea to...

Sri Lankan refugees desperate plea to Rudd

There are 35 comments on the www.smh.com.au story from Dec 22, 2007, titled Sri Lankan refugees desperate plea to Rudd. In it, www.smh.com.au reports that:

They are the remnants of the Howard government's much maligned Pacific Solution - 74 Sri Lankan refugees in limbo, waiting to begin new lives in Australia.

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Dictio

Saint Kilda, Australia

#25 Apr 24, 2009
Elias is a Tamil
why there are so many singalese in here also ? they also claimed refugee status like tamils why?
Jason Kirk

Leichhardt, Australia

#26 Nov 7, 2009
Australia need to stop these terrorists from coming into the country... these could be dozens of terrorists within these people... for the sake of the country... stop them now...
Jim Kelsey

Auckland, New Zealand

#27 Sep 30, 2012
Sorry this is probably off topic but I came across this searching for Dilmah and it's so sad that people have to blindly blame Dilmah for practices of some Sri Lankan plantations as though Dilmah are the only people growing tea over there. I just had to have a rant...

I went to their plantation while on holiday recently and I saw how much they do to look after their workers. They are one of the companies that don't greenwash like so many do and it's sure as hell not to cover up how badly they treat their workers as someone called Elias posted a while back?!

Do you're research people because in harming a brand that does actually walk the walk you're harming the very people you claim to care for.

Fairtrade has good intentions and makes a difference but so many brands only subscribe to it just to make more profit for themselves, not for the growers and not because they actually give a damn. I don't give loyalty to brands just because they have a Fairtrade logo I give it to brands who show they care through their own actions.

“Hindu God- Dhanwantri”

Since: Mar 11

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#28 Sep 30, 2012
Jim Kelsey wrote:
Sorry this is probably off topic but I came across this searching for Dilmah and it's so sad that people have to blindly blame Dilmah for practices of some Sri Lankan plantations as though Dilmah are the only people growing tea over there. I just had to have a rant...
I went to their plantation while on holiday recently and I saw how much they do to look after their workers. They are one of the companies that don't greenwash like so many do and it's sure as hell not to cover up how badly they treat their workers as someone called Elias posted a while back?!
Do you're research people because in harming a brand that does actually walk the walk you're harming the very people you claim to care for.
Fairtrade has good intentions and makes a difference but so many brands only subscribe to it just to make more profit for themselves, not for the growers and not because they actually give a damn. I don't give loyalty to brands just because they have a Fairtrade logo I give it to brands who show they care through their own actions.
Ha.. Ha.. Ha..
Elias the racist Tamil bogus refugee is a pathological liar.
Thor-Indra-Zeus

Piliyandala, Sri Lanka

#29 Oct 1, 2012
Elias wrote:
Humane thing is to give them asylum
Elias,
Those are Tamil scoundrels who have violated every immigration law. the dravidian wretches Thurasingham (a good negombo name) and ronald reagan (only a tamil will have a name like that)should be both deported back and we should use them and other tamil illegal immigrants as a workforce to repair the infrastrcuture in the country which they damaged or destroyed, paying them a minimal wage. The dravidians can pay back their debt to society.
Thor-Indra-Zeus

Piliyandala, Sri Lanka

#30 Oct 1, 2012
Jim Kelsey wrote:
Sorry this is probably off topic but I came across this searching for Dilmah and it's so sad that people have to blindly blame Dilmah for practices of some Sri Lankan plantations as though Dilmah are the only people growing tea over there. I just had to have a rant...
I went to their plantation while on holiday recently and I saw how much they do to look after their workers. They are one of the companies that don't greenwash like so many do and it's sure as hell not to cover up how badly they treat their workers as someone called Elias posted a while back?!
Do you're research people because in harming a brand that does actually walk the walk you're harming the very people you claim to care for.
Fairtrade has good intentions and makes a difference but so many brands only subscribe to it just to make more profit for themselves, not for the growers and not because they actually give a damn. I don't give loyalty to brands just because they have a Fairtrade logo I give it to brands who show they care through their own actions.
Jim,
what you say about Dilmah is correct in so far as they set the standards on good treatment of tamil workers on the estates. Elias is emgaging in a form of economic warfare against sri lanka because he is a tamil migrant in Australia. actually most estates look up to Dilmah as the benchmark.
Templeton

Richmond Hill, Canada

#31 Oct 3, 2012
Thor-Indra-Zeus wrote:
<quoted text>
Jim,
what you say about Dilmah is correct in so far as they set the standards on good treatment of tamil workers on the estates. Elias is emgaging in a form of economic warfare against sri lanka because he is a tamil migrant in Australia. actually most estates look up to Dilmah as the benchmark.
You as as Sinhalese would have loved to enter Australia as a refugee like most of your countrymen but you dont have the money to pay the middleman. So you suffer in Srilanka and in your frustration you rant against the inoocent Tamils. I feel sorry for you begggars.
Punc

Ottawa, Canada

#32 Oct 3, 2012
Templeton wrote:
<quoted text>You as as Sinhalese would have loved to enter Australia as a refugee like most of your countrymen but you dont have the money to pay the middleman. So you suffer in Srilanka and in your frustration you rant against the inoocent Tamils. I feel sorry for you begggars.
Pakaya your sustralian cricket team is going to get facked by lankan. you demalu can stay. LOL

you pau the middle man and smash your head into a rock LOL
Tamil terrorist in action

Mechanicsville, VA

#33 Oct 3, 2012
Watch Tamil tiger terrorist in action:

Anuradhapura Massacre by LTTE - 146 Civilians dead on Wesak day

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Tamil terrorist in action

Mechanicsville, VA

#34 Oct 3, 2012
These days countries need to keep an eye out before letting terrorists or Muslims in the country.
Templeton

Richmond Hill, Canada

#35 Oct 3, 2012
Tamil terrorist in action wrote:
Watch Tamil tiger terrorist in action:
Anuradhapura Massacre by LTTE - 146 Civilians dead on Wesak day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =qqdW2auRlo4XX&feature=you tube_gdata_player
Sinhala terrorists killed over 40,000 innocent tamils in less than a month according to the UN report.
Thor-Indra-Zeus

Colombo, Sri Lanka

#36 Oct 3, 2012
Templeton wrote:
<quoted text>You as as Sinhalese would have loved to enter Australia as a refugee like most of your countrymen but you dont have the money to pay the middleman. So you suffer in Srilanka and in your frustration you rant against the inoocent Tamils. I feel sorry for you begggars.
Souljah you foolish tamil coolie,
I have no wish to go and live in Australia when I live in Sri lanka a much higher standard of living than almost every australian doesin australia. That is what you tamil ghetto migrants do not understand: you are dirt poor economic migrants and you went to live in australia because that country was shortsighted enough to take in people like you.In Australia all the tamils do is cause trouble and engage in gang warfare and live in dreary wethnic ghettos. Those successful tamils have dfrauded the australian people like the $46 million thief at ING.
You tamil monkeys are not integrated in the australian society.
oil drenched tamil, I have viited australia 7 times both on official buasiness and on holiday.I have been to Canberra, melbourne, Sydney, Perth and even Alice Springs. even though I have had very pleasant experiences and friends in australia: Singhalese-Aryan and Burgher, I would never think of living there not because of money, but because of my high and respected position in sri lankan society, the need to care for my parents who are getting older and my estates which when combined with the holdings of my siblings, run in thousands of acres of tea and paddy fields. Our estates have in the linerooms 300 South Indians Tamils whose ancestors were meenachchies bought by my ancestors in the late 19th century.
There is no way I will think of settling in Australia.
truth

Perth, Australia

#37 Oct 3, 2012
Templeton

Richmond Hill, Canada

#38 Oct 3, 2012
Thor-Indra-Zeus wrote:
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Souljah you foolish tamil coolie,
I have no wish to go and live in Australia when I live in Sri lanka a much higher standard of living than almost every australian doesin australia. That is what you tamil ghetto migrants do not understand: you are dirt poor economic migrants and you went to live in australia because that country was shortsighted enough to take in people like you.In Australia all the tamils do is cause trouble and engage in gang warfare and live in dreary wethnic ghettos. Those successful tamils have dfrauded the australian people like the $46 million thief at ING.
You tamil monkeys are not integrated in the australian society.
oil drenched tamil, I have viited australia 7 times both on official buasiness and on holiday.I have been to Canberra, melbourne, Sydney, Perth and even Alice Springs. even though I have had very pleasant experiences and friends in australia: Singhalese-Aryan and Burgher, I would never think of living there not because of money, but because of my high and respected position in sri lankan society, the need to care for my parents who are getting older and my estates which when combined with the holdings of my siblings, run in thousands of acres of tea and paddy fields. Our estates have in the linerooms 300 South Indians Tamils whose ancestors were meenachchies bought by my ancestors in the late 19th century.
There is no way I will think of settling in Australia.
Australians dont diferentiate between Sinhalese and tamils, they look the same for them. You sound like a despicable Sinhalese who does not want to admit that you are born poor and would like an opportunity to come to Australia by boat so you could elevate your current lifestyle. I would be surprised if you even went to India by boat. It is the Sinhalese who caused a riot in Melborne years ao when the started to fight the Aryans during a cricket match. Most of the Sinhalese refugees after obtaining the status tend to support Srilanan team which is a betrayal against the country that offered freedom.

Uncivilized people like you would write anything to make you feel good.
Thor-Indra-Zeus

Colombo, Sri Lanka

#39 Oct 3, 2012
Templeton wrote:
<quoted text>Australians dont diferentiate between Sinhalese and tamils, they look the same for them. You sound like a despicable Sinhalese who does not want to admit that you are born poor and would like an opportunity to come to Australia by boat so you could elevate your current lifestyle. I would be surprised if you even went to India by boat. It is the Sinhalese who caused a riot in Melborne years ao when the started to fight the Aryans during a cricket match. Most of the Sinhalese refugees after obtaining the status tend to support Srilanan team which is a betrayal against the country that offered freedom.
Uncivilized people like you would write anything to make you feel good.
I need not waste time trying to expain this to a tamil coolie such as yourself, but oil drenched one, but I was not born poor. I don't have huge sums of cash like the new rich who make money on commissions, but I own houses,lands, estates, and even things like rare paintings and rare books.i have on my shelves books which can sell in London for GBP 5,000: my granfather bought them and preserved them- now they are now mine and when I die my sons will have them. I hope they will never be sold as they are our heirlooms, like my ancestor the Dissawa's sword and other regalia.
Tamil Monkey- do you have any idea who were harold Peiris? ivan Peiris?Justin Deraniyagala? No of course you did not know because nobody discussed art in the Vanni mud hut where your parents were born. well oil drenched one,they were part of the "43 Group" who were the avant garde artists of Colombo in the post independence period.Their paintings sell at Christie's and sotheby's for tens of thousands of pounds. well it so happens that i own more than 30 oil paintings, sketches, ink drawings by those artists. When they were young struggling artists my grandfather bought paintings from them to keep them going. Some of them used to even gift their works to him. the artists were from very good families, always partied, enjoyed discussion and were always welcome in our home for drinks or a meal. That was upper class society in the old days.
My grand uncle owned racehorses as did my wife'a grandfather. they used to race at the Colombo race course. Our family used to all go the big races. You would have never heard of that lifestyle in your mudhut.
Like most people who could be called old money, we just have wealth so we do not have a need to run to a foreign country that is not ours to make aliving.You would not understand that oil drenched one.
I was educated in Several European cou tries when my father was posted overseas I speak french quite well and my german needs some brushing up. My university studies were at Oxford.A contemporary of mine was David Cameron who studied PPE there.
Money has never been an issue to my family we just had it

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