A gathering of over 450 Tamils are outside PM Rudd's Canberra residence
April 14, 2009 § 4 Comments
The health of three Australian Tamil Youths (Sutha Thanbalasingam, Mathivannan Sinnathurai and Pratheepan Rajathurai ) who are on a Hunger Strike is rapidly deteriorating.
These boys are fasting in hope that the Australian government will use its diplomatic powers to force the Sri Lankan government to adhere to their four demands.
But Kevin Rudd has kept silent. Why is this? Does he have no concern for the citizens of his country? How long does he plan to ignore the grievances of the Tamil community?
Stephen Smith said he welcomed a 48-hour cessation of hostilities. Why does he welcome something that is not even taking place? Reports from within the conflict zone indicate the government is still continuing its offensive. Even Reuters says the fighting has not stopped.
If the Sri Lankan army moves into the conflict zone tomorrow, then as the UN has warned there will be a bloodbath for the 100 000 civilians there.