May 12th 2007

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Articles from this issue:

COVER STORY: ANZAC DAY: A new dawn for Australian national pride

EDITORIAL: Labor's uranium policy: when 'yes' means 'no'

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Has Kevin Rudd made his biggest mistake?

WATER: Water crisis: farmers' warnings ignored

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Why Kevin Rudd leads in the polls

LABOR PARTY: Australian union movement's last hurrah

STRAWS IN THE WIND: ABC's John Curtin - a missed opportunity / Labor conference a gold-plated flop / Melbourne's continuing transport fiasco / Ice man cometh

INTELLIGENCE CORNER: Terror Australis - will the public ever wake up?

FAMILY ASSISTANCE: Howard's cash benefits for families

SCHOOLS: Report slams school curriculum muddle

DRUGS POLICY: $150 million campaign against 'Ice' - too little, too late

MEDICAL: Oral contraceptive link to breast cancer

HISTORY: Wilberforce's epic battle to end slavery

Plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka (letter)

Sinhalese speaking up for Tamils (letter)

Religious vilification laws (letter)

General Monash (letter)

BOOKS: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce

BOOKS: THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ: Winning the War, Losing the Peace

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Plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka (letter)

by Param Paramanathan

News Weekly, May 12, 2007

Your special correspondent has done a lot of research to compile the article, “Bloodbath looms in war-torn Sri Lanka” (News Weekly, April 14, 2007).

The contents of this article are accurate. I just want add one more point: that is, the Sri Lankan Government and the armed forces are engaged in the genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka, specially in the eastern province.

In the name of liberating the area from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the armed forces are forcing the Tamils to flee the area and colonising those areas with ethnic Sinhalese.

The important point is, the colonisation and the ethnic-cleansing are being conducted using funds provided by donor countries to help the displaced people. But, instead of helping the displaced people, these funds are being utilised to illegal colonisation.

I hope the donor countries, including Australia, will put pressure on the Sri Lankan Government to stop this colonisation project.

Param Paramanathan,
Glen Waverley, Vic.

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