With a history of plagiarism and consistent lack of compassion, it is hard to determine whether Julie Bishop’s stance may be attributable to sheer ignorance or zero empathy, but heck, maybe they’re not mutually exclusive in this particular case? The civil war in Sri Lanka endured for 25+ years and the situation in northern areas may still be fraught and perilous, particularly for the Tamil minority.

This interpretOr reported on the plight of Tamil refugees in May 2008 (from Australia), in conjunction with David Gray of news agency Reuters who was on the ground in north eastern Sri Lanka and one of the few Western journalists behind the lines with hundreds of thousands of trapped largely Tamil CIVILIANS.

One of Gray’s pieces touched on:

“An estimated 450,000 people have been displaced in the 25 year old Sri Lankan civil war. Since 1983, well over 70,000 people have lost their lives.”

My research led me to uncover that the majority Sinhalese population had to a significant extent systematically disenfranchised the Tamil minority since independence from the UK in 1948, evidenced by Sinhalese being imposed as the official language and the genocide that was unleashed when the first ever telephone directory was released in the capital, Colombo, readily identifying NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER of anyone with a TAMIL surname.

DIAL M FOR MURDER, julie bishop?