The Sri Lankan government says Australia could become a breeding ground for Tamil separatism if more Tamil asylum seekers are allowed into the country. Foreign affairs minister Rohitha Bogollagama says Tamil separatists have no need to leave Sri Lanka and will "spoil" Australian soil.
He says the asylum seekers could turn Australia into a breeding ground for separatism.
"This is a breeding ground if you are providing the passage through asylum-seeking avenues," he said.
"Therefore we should discourage, and I call on the Australian Government not to recognise, the asylum seekers under any circumstances from Sri Lanka.
"I don't want Australian soil to be once again spoiled with the type of asylum seekers who are seeking [asylum] for political purposes," he said. (ABC News)
what tigers are you talking about didn't you kill them all. may be you should worry about sri lankan forign policy that advising australia where talis are well settled. banana republic=sri lanka
Thursday, 08 April 2010 06:11 AM
Gedara Yana Gaman
Thursday, 08 April 2010 06:49 AM
Minister, first you sort out the Human Rights abuse. Release Sarath Fonseka, who is held on false charges. Then worry about Australia and Tamils.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 07:20 AM
Failing the UN job - are you planning on sending your offspring to Australia for employment?
Thursday, 08 April 2010 02:02 AM
well its a great concern... but my question is whether his concern is legitimate... Aussy Govt would know what they are doing .. they ain't running a kinder garden to take such comments
Thursday, 08 April 2010 02:13 AM
The Govt of Australia behaves enough democratic than GOSL, that I dont think there would be a necessity for their soil being "spoiled" as do claimed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 02:16 AM
Yes they helped to breed so why not
Thursday, 08 April 2010 02:26 AM
You are right the foreign minister the Aussies dont care they want more and more refugees and recently US,Canada,Australia and NZ accepted them.This shows they cannot live without them
Thursday, 08 April 2010 02:31 AM
Governments around the world knows about you guys. Your advice and warning is not needed.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 02:39 AM
Hopefully that will not ask for a separate state in Oz!
Thursday, 08 April 2010 02:41 AM
I don't think Australia will treat asylum seekers unfairly or do injustice to them as they encountered back in their country of birth.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 08:34 AM
HOW dare you call Tamils as Tigers, and asking Australia not to take the Tamils. Do you mean all Tamils living in S/L are Tigers???????????????
Thursday, 08 April 2010 08:37 AM
After the war with the Tigers is OVER, why are you calling Emigrating Tamils as Tigers?
Thursday, 08 April 2010 03:26 AM
Let Australia learn it the hard way.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 03:27 AM
You dont need to tell them becacuse They know what to do.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 09:16 AM
Does he mean that all Tamils fleeing forced diplacement by the Tigers and forced confinement by the SL govt. are all Tigers ???
Thursday, 08 April 2010 03:51 AM
Australia is asking for trouble ......I mean BIG TIME Gudonyamate!
Thursday, 08 April 2010 07:46 PM
'Ahaka Yana Nai Redda Assee Da Geneema.'
Thursday, 08 April 2010 03:58 AM
Very good statement from FM after longtime.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 03:58 AM
What about Karuna and Pillaian under the Gov wing?
Thursday, 08 April 2010 04:03 AM
Thursday, 08 April 2010 10:02 AM
Minister got nothing to do, he is not welcome in western countries, the man is board travelling to Iran and back
Thursday, 08 April 2010 04:15 AM
We all know this is an election propaganda.Last week our forigen minister has warned several countries.People in Colombo knows who this Bogollagama is, They will vote accordingly.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 10:09 AM
MINISTER IS SINISTER ON BETTER LIFE IN AUSTRALIA
Thursday, 08 April 2010 04:23 AM
Why sir nothing else to talk about…? ..I Think this will be your final statement..
Thursday, 08 April 2010 04:29 AM
Who cares let them form ELAM over there.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 04:30 AM
MR.MINISTER- ARE YOU BEEN ELECTED AS THE NEW FOREIGN MINSTER IN AUSTRALIA???
Thursday, 08 April 2010 04:40 AM
If the government can come out with a home-grown solution and win the goodwill of the world there wouldn't be any asylum seekers.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 11:00 AM
P.R.- GOOD COMMENT
Thursday, 08 April 2010 05:18 AM
Is this his 'Swan Song'?
Thursday, 08 April 2010 05:20 AM
Rohitha, Australia had already slapped GOSL in the face by releasing all three "supposed to be LTTE" supporters last week. You can only protest, accuse and warn. Whatever you do the judiciary system of real democratic countries like Australia will only practice pure justice. You are not going to be there anymore and whom are you going to warn.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 05:31 AM
This comment makes absolute sense, Mark his words, time will prove. God bless Aus.
Thursday, 08 April 2010 11:40 AM
I am pretty sure Australia Govt knows how to tackle these issues in a democratic way than in la la land!!!
Thursday, 08 April 2010 05:55 AM
Australia if you breed terrorists...the harvest will be Terrorism !.
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