‘Hoax’ letter asks Aussies to host SL family during C’wealth Games

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Queensland Police in Australia is investigating a ‘racist hoax’ letter, which has said that one Queensland resident has been selected to host a Sri Lankan family during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 9news.com.au reported on Tuesday.

The letter, which appears to be printed on Gold Coast Commonwealth Games letterhead and signed under the name of chairman Peter Beattie, notifies one resident they have been selected to host a Sri Lankan family during the event under the “United by the Moment, Share Your Home” plan.

“These people will suffer tremendous upheaval and it will take some time for them to adapt to our way of life. So as not to inconvenience you, we shall provide adequate supplies of curry powder, rice, chicken and powdered goats milk,” the letter reads.

The letter goes on to list tents, stretchers and portable toilets as being “available at a modest rental” to host the extended family, as well as free immunisation against typhus, cholera, tuberculosis and leprosy and “two milking goats”, among other provisions.

In a statement, a GOLDOC spokesperson has told 9news.com.au. that the letter is a fake and has been handed over to Queensland Police who will conduct preliminary investigations into the motive and origin of its source. 

The letter, which emerged on user discussion website Reddit, has drawn criticism as an attempt to stir up racial tensions.

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  • rajitha7 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:04 PM

    Well in Australia, it's estimated that 45% of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Approximately 14% of the population (1 in 7) experiences anxiety disorders. (Beyond Blue). Perhaps if the Aussie copying "Sri Lankan way" may help in some way to deal with the depressing situation. In fact, this letter must be from someone who needs such help.

    christopher Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:12 PM

    I guess that is why Sri Lankans still flock to Australia

    Sri Lankan Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:27 PM

    Let us forget their mental health and get hold of the goats. Hope they are giving two healthy goats in milk!!

    Another Goat Wednesday, 21 February 2018 02:37 PM

    The goats, are they Sri Lankan goats?

    Ajith Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:30 PM

    Results of that Sri Lanka guy would have shown his extremely Sri Lankan style to his Australian neighbors and would have become a nuisance.. :)

    bendunk Wednesday, 21 February 2018 01:37 PM

    whoever did the joke needs to do some research I think he's got south Asians mixed up in general :D Sri Lankan's and goat's milk? where did that come from? There's nothing more prefered by sri lankans than Lakspray :D

    DESHABANDU Wednesday, 21 February 2018 02:05 PM

    What milk do Australians drink, I am curious? Cow? I think goat's milk is much better.


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