In my opinion, Tony Abbott has the right to give 2 patrol boats to Sri Lanka. Because as Prime Minister he is acting as a representative of the people of Australia and in their best interest. Just like our political leadership had the right to give arms and armaments to countries like Great Britain as in the lend lease agreements of the second world war.
Yes, it is right of Tony Abbott to provide Sri Lanka with 2 patrol boats, because it may prove to be an effective way for the country to prevent human smugglers. By providing the patrol boats, which comes with trained personnel, Sri Lanka will be able to better patrol the waters and stop human traffickers before they reach different countries.