[Marxism] Sri Lanka: A nightmare for Tamils

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 00:01:24 MDT 2012

Ash Pemberton

When Tamil asylum seeker Dayan Anthony was deported back to Sri Lanka by
the Australian government last month, his immediate arrest and
interrogation did little to allay fears he would not face harassment from

His subsequent government-arranged press conference appeared to be staged
for the benefit of the Sri Lankan and Australian governments.

After 14 hours in custody and flanked by government officials, Anthony
said: “Sri Lanka has become the safest place on the Earth after the LTTE
[Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] was wiped out from the country. I did
not face any type of harassment at the hands of Sri Lankan authorities
after I returned to the country.”

Such a statement is incredible given the many reports of human rights
abuses by the Sri Lankan government, especially after the its victory over
the LTTE that ended the civil war in 2009.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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