Sri Lankan attacked in Australia

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A Sri Lankan man and his Indian wife have been attacked and racially abused in Australia by a group of drunken men, the Press Trust of India (PTI) quoted Australian media reports as saying today.

A group of 25 drunken thugs bashed up 60-year-old Ranjit Sahasranaman, who is married to Indian-origin Agalya Sahasranamn, outside his own home in Carrams Down suburb on Sunday morning, PTI reported.

Sahasranaman, a Sri Lankan national, revealed his over two-and-a-half hour ordeal of how he fought back with the thugs till police arrived and dispersed them.

Sahasranaman, who has lived in Australia for 19 years with his wife and two kids, said he was assaulted and racially abused by the gang of mostly white men who damaged his back fence and gained entry to his yard.
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  • Tuesday, 02 March 2010 12:45 PM

    These are the people who advocate us on how to treat minorities. Ironically the victim too seems to be a Sri Lankan Tamil.

    Thursday, 04 March 2010 08:51 AM

    One day these tamils who migrated to western countries will realize how good is our mother country Sri Lanka. For peacefull tamils no problem. Only terrorist will have problems. No place for terrorism in Sri Lanka. We invite all peacefull tamils to come back to your mother country and live in harmony with others. you are our brothers and sisters. we have no diference. we love you all. Romba kadalikkam

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 12:48 PM

    What a justifiable reasoning by one of our kind. When we have this kind of people NGOs will become redundant..

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 01:02 PM

    this is a result of indian excess in australia. because australians cannot distinguish between lankans and indians....unfortunately.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:10 AM

    I HOPE THIS IS NOT IN RESPONSE To WEERAWANSE DEMONSTRATIONS IN CMB

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 01:05 PM

    well, if the police doesn't take action, or the security forces simply just be spectators then it is the fact.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 01:45 PM

    Wi We / - here is a chance for you to show your solidarity for Sri lankan people down under , rather than barking for nothing in front of UK ambassy ,

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:24 AM

    IT LOOKS AUSTRALIANS ARE IN THE FOOT STEPS OF THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN SRI LANKA. IS THERE ANY ORGANISATION SIMILAR TO JHU OR NFF OR JVP THERE TOO.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:25 AM

    That has nothing to do. You need to understand the context in which happend. Sorry Judge your judgement is incorrect this time. Give up your job.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 01:50 PM

    Is there really a problem in the way certain people conduct there day to day matters that frustrates the locals of that country ? Just think about it......maybe some of the fault lies with the victims themselves.

    First and foremost it is important to learn to live with others........blend better with all types of people without grouping together and demanding Eelam would be a good start.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:32 AM

    All Sri Lankans living abroad should return to SL and try to develop the country.

    Welldone Aussies... Chase all Sri Lankans back to SL.... :)

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 01:50 PM

    This is not State Sponsored my dear... Outsiders are only concerned when the minorities are not taken care by their own Gov.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:33 AM

    I think Aussies should do something serious about it else, we might start getting immigrants from there

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:35 AM

    WHERE CAN WE LIVE HAPPY AND SAFE.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:45 AM

    judge where are you living ? Not in an asylum I guess ! Weerawansa emonstrated against Brits ! This shows the malice.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 02:16 PM

    I hope authorities will give maximum punishment to the culprits unlike in Sri Lankan thugs who always get away with politicians help.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:46 AM

    This is really sad. I hope this doesn't trigger a new wave of violence. Spineless thugs...attaching a 60 year old man.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 02:20 PM

    There's no land like my motherland. Guys why you leave this great country. Come even now and live with our GREAT people.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:50 AM

    Srilankan Tamils are killed in their own country and this is one off incident .Indians need to adopt the Austrlaian Culture

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 03:24 AM

    Any where but Sri Lanka.

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 03:25 AM

    BOYCOT AUSTRALIANS........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 10:09 AM

    This is really scary.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 10:09 AM

    It is very ironic, the gentleman of tamil origin would have gone to Australia on the pretext racial disccremination in Sri Lanka, and to find out that he was beaten up and verbally abused by whites. In one way this is very bad, but on the other hand kind of a "poetic justice"

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 03:40 AM

    "Gutikanakota thamai Rata mathak wenne"

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 10:11 AM

    If this happens in Sri Lanka everybody will say discriminating minor community and blame the govet.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 10:18 AM

    MR. brown, Mr. Miliband, Mr. Solhiem why not issue a statement condeming this type of act by the ones living in Australi. After all that is also violation of human rights.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 10:26 AM

    Remind thier origin.
    Australians: People who were chased from Britain due to their malpractices and indecency. Basically, they were Robbers/Thuggers/Thieves/Killers gangs.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 03:10 PM

    why? to get harrased by stupid and babarious politicians and their thugs????

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 03:39 PM

    Mistaken identity

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 10:34 AM

    Passing the buck, it is always Indian bias here in Sri Lanka but in the greener pastures it is the colour racism- all brown sahibs are same to the skin heads!

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 10:38 AM

    I hope not......

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 03:52 PM

    Yes u can, migrate to wales....and live in cardiff and see!!!!! you will see it for ureself

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 04:13 PM

    It's a sad reflection on Australian society.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 10:44 AM

    Am pretty sure the cops were from Sri Lanka, Aussie cops wouldn't have taken 2 hrs. to get there. At least if they were they must be emulating their distant cousins.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 04:53 PM

    dont mind the fact we are all animals belonging to group called mammals same as gorillas pigs goats. instinct take over intelligence and reason in certain egments of the human race especially under the influence of alcohol drugs. blame no one judiciary of the land must deal with it.

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 04:30 AM

    Perhaps Sri Lankans are not kissing whites hard enough. More you kiss less punishement you get. Minimum salary in Australia can make you rich only in Sri Lanka during your holiday.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 10:57 AM

    don't try to blame SL GOV for everything hapenning in the world. :)

    For past few months , many indians were attacked in Australia on racial issues

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 11:00 AM

    may these trained by Sri Lankan thugs

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 11:04 AM

    I have a question really can we south Asians live in peace and in dignity in whitepeople's countries. sorry still we try to find heaven there.

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 04:48 AM

    how is that poetic justice. Do you know what it means? lol.

    Is it poetic justice if you are beaten by your father and you go to police who in turn abuse you?

    We sinhalease need to show empathy for Tamils who have gone to Australia because of official discrimination by the governments that we voted in.

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 07:59 PM

    Well, this is not new. Australia, unlike Canada or USA, is known to be a very hostile place for immigrants, particularly South East Asians.

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 04:50 AM

    Perhaps we Sinhalease need to feel more empathy for those who left this country due to official discrimination from the governments that we voted in.

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 04:57 AM

    Looks like Praz - B got Visa rejection many times ... Dont worry now u can fly to Jaffna if u want.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 11:13 AM

    they might thought he is an south indian or sri lankan shinghles..

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 05:03 AM

    No country for OLD man

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 05:06 AM

    This is not surprising as there are sympathisers and well wishers for extreme right groups who are anti asian .However politicians like hanson who tried to come on a racial platform was soundly defeated.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 11:20 AM

    DAM THE Aussie was all the time racial Country

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 05:26 AM

    We must reply in the same coin to white Australians on our soil. The time has come for a New World Order! End of the White Race now!

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 11:45 AM

    Sri Lankans...Try to get help from Aborigines...They are the real owners of Australia !. English invaders still have Chain Marks around their ankles ! .

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:54 PM

    LET US PROTECT OUR OWN MINORITIES, IN OUR COUNTRY, BEFORE POINTING FINGERS AT OTHERS.

    Wednesday, 03 March 2010 05:58 AM

    Karu,
    The majority of the Singhalese are like you but as the pseudo name implies there are few outsiders and sadly they call the shots in this beautiful country".Poetic justice" my foot what a chauvinists feeling/thought

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 11:58 AM

    Dont worry Weerawansa is only a card board warrior. His words get evaporated in no time.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 12:00 PM

    Finally it happened that there is a racially motivated attack because of indian's inferiority complex. Unfortunately, Lankans look like indians. Unfortunately, we are neighbours to a country like India. Unfortunately, people associate us with a poverty ridden country like India.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 12:04 PM

    It's ridiculous to mix all these things with dirty politics!

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 12:18 PM

    Nothing like home!!!! nothing like sri lanka...we reyalize this only when we migrate to western countries!!!!!

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 12:33 PM

    you people come and work in sri lanka.

    Tuesday, 02 March 2010 11:32 PM

    You have to be a Tamil to understand the meaning of humiliation and official discrimination. It is not the fault of ordinary Singhalese, who are very nice people. We are a cursed race - no place, to live in peace, and no democratic rights to use our language and culture.


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