I present several comments from Sri Lankans in New Zealand and Sri Lanka
A NOTE from SM in Colombo, 7 Sept 2021
NOTE from HH, 7 Sept 2021:
Thanks Michael for sharing. The law is an ass interpreted by lawmakers who do not understand the mind/s of terrorist/s and the way they work. Jihad and radical Islam will use the legal loopholes to gain the sympathy of the West and strike the very hand that feeds it. You can’t have the cake and eat it. Developing countries without such elaborate legal processes and systems are unable to meet such threats effectively and efficiently. The Easter Sunday attack in SL is a case in point. It has its roots in Kattankudy. Food for thought.
SG to SW, 5 Sept 2021
Good lesson for countries granting asylum to Sri Lankans claiming torture (NZH calls us a “tortuous” country!) without checking with Sri Lankan authorities. They didn’t want to repatriate him as he could face trouble here. His family is living peacefully in the East. He must have had unlawful activity here as well.
The NZ authorities keep calling him a Tamil, just to stress the so-called anti Tamil environment here.
New Zealanders are learning lessons in the hard way trying to be super humanitarians.
Response from SW in New Zealand ,… to SG… 7 Septmeber 2021
It looks like he fooled the authorities here. Live: Terrorist unmasked – the refugee who turned on NZ and plotted evil in his living room; PM’s ‘frustration’ over deportation attempts; Family: ‘We stand with NZ’
Further to my earlier e mail, NZ laws could be considered archaic in the modern world where terrorists will exploit such weaknesses. Imagine a system where a man with proven terrorist intentions cannot be kept in custody. Instead, he is kept under surveillance with a team following him every step throughout the day, yet keeping a safe distance away to avoid his attention, over several years at public expense.
High time NZ woke upto the realities of today’s world without feeling safely isolated in the far corner of the planet. I am hurt that NZ has fallen into the trap that SL managed to escape, while at the same time labeling us as a contry where torture ( or tortuous as NZ Heraldcalls it) is common place.
HOT PRESS: The Killer
Shamindra Ferdinando in The Island today 11 September 2021 has indicated that GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSE has instructed the SLPolice to cooperate fully with NZ in passing on relevant data. An obvious step this. ….. https://island.lk/prez-directs-intelligence-services-to-cooperate-fully-with-kiwi-counterparts/