16 October 2018
The Diaspora and Globalization
As per my experience, belief when expressed is a natural law. Hence members elected to Parliament on the basis of belief would make reliable laws.
The current controversy seems to be about compensation to militants:
[Gampaha District MP Sudarshini Fernandopulle yesterday said that compensation to those who took up arms against the State could never be endorsed under any circumstances.
Fernandopulle said that she was horrified by the ongoing moves to sanitise the LTTE and thereby encouraging those who still believed in dividing the country on ethnic lines.
The rebel SLFPer said that she had voted against the Office for Reparations Bill last Wednesday (Oct 10) to register her strong opposition to what she called the despicable project. "How could I vote for such a Bill knowing among those who may receive compensation were family members of the LTTE cadre responsible for her husband Jeyaraj’s assassination.] The Island article ‘Sudarshini: Compensation shouldn’t be paid to terrorists’
If compensation was denied on the basis of ‘militancy’ that also would divide the nation into those who use the law and those who use belief based emotions. Many members of Parliament, including those from Mrs Fernandopulle’s own party, are likely to be in the latter group. Majority Tamils affected by the war are bound to militants through family and cultural beliefs. Likewise, majority Sinhalese would be bound to the soldiers who include some whose conduct during war is being questioned by the UN and the International Community that UN governs. If the war issue is not settled during our times, we share our belief as heritage with the next generation. Any compensation through Common Principles and values of those who are Common to both groups, would weaken the separation genes that militants and their families carry. Many of us – driven by Common law above personal truth include militants in our work towards this merger.
Mrs Fernandopulle refers to the 2002 Ceasefire agreement as follows:
[Fernandopulle recollected how the LTTE used children in uniform in violent Pongu Thamil protests in the wake of the signing of the Ceasefire Agreement in Feb 2002.]
The positive value from that Ceasefire Agreement was/is the ‘inclusion of experts from wider world’ who had come along the path of law. I myself was assigned to Tamil Eelam Health Service through UNDP. There are no identifiable outcomes from that but I learnt about the true needs of militants and more importantly that they did not want their children to follow in their footpath. I heard many combatants expressing their commitment to educating their family members to prevent them from becoming militants. That happened due to ‘Human Resource Compensation’ by the more educated Tamils from all over the world. Those who went into the projects for self-glory – did not have this capacity to quietly compensate on the basis of real need. Believers see themselves through that group. Mrs Fenandopulle saw herself and I saw myself around the same time in the group.
One leading member of the Tamil Diaspora wrote to me in response to my yesterday’s article:
[Do you want to say you could be a good Tamil governor]
My response was:
[My message is – if you do not have the expertise – hire the experts. As for being a good Tamil Governor – I already am. Governor is one through whom the people see their Truth. Most in Northern Sri Lanka and Eastern Sri Lanka – with whom I engage – do see their Truth through me. Likewise, here in Australia. ]
One who believes and includes the other is a governor. To the extent of common belief with their voters, all law-makers are governors. Where belief is lacking, one needs intellectual top-up to maintain the independence / sovereignty of the group. To the extent those whom I ‘include’ are open to me – they would inherit my commonness but only to the extent they believe in me and/or in that commonness. Relative to me, the husband of this MP – the Hon Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, also a Tamil and from whom this lady inherited the position of Minister of Highways and Road Development, is reported to have developed negative energy in terms of the UN:
[In August 2007 he launched a scathing attack against United Nation’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes terming him as a “terrorist who takes bribes from the LTTE.” When his remarks were condemned by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon he declared that “I don’t give a damn about what this UN boss has to tell me or Sri Lanka. He can say whatever he wants, but I will still go by what I said and that is, John Homes is a terrorist who takes bribes from the LTTE.” ] Wikipedia
The principle of reliable order is that one needs evidence to express beyond one’s belief. If it were true that the LTTE did bribe, then the above would apply to ALL those who received LTTE bribes which may or may not include the UN Official. Any true investor in UN and/or global principles and values would naturally execute that ‘order’. As per my belief , Mr Jeyaraj, by being disrespectful of the UN, actively contributed to the War-Crimes Resolution by the UN Human Rights Council:
[A panel of experts appointed by United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Ban Ki-moon to advise him on the issue of accountability with regard to any alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law during the final stages of the civil war found "credible allegations" which, if proven, indicated that war crimes and crimes against humanity were committed by the Sri Lankan military and the Tamil Tigers. The panel has called on the UNSG to conduct an independent international inquiry into the alleged violations of international law. The Sri Lankan government has denied that its forces committed any war crimes and has strongly opposed any international investigation. In March 2014 the United Nations Human Rights Council authorised an international investigation into the alleged war crimes] Wikipedia
Belief based Human Resource compensation is far higher and more powerful than cash-compensation. Tamils as a community have earned this at UN level and it would continue to be earned through the express pathway by every Tamil practicing UN laws and/or Truth through adherence to global principles and values. THIS is the higher opportunity that the Diaspora has.
Subjective power when used within our circle of Common Belief would work naturally – even though we may not be conscious of it. When used beyond that common belief – to ‘show’ - it dilutes this natural effectiveness and hence a government needs objectively measurable ‘evidence’ – as is the case with the new Counter Terrorism Bill.