Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Professionals Demoted to Politicians

"....the then Governor Cabraal, as well as members of the Monetary Board, namely, Nimal Welgama and Neil Umagiliya, had resigned from office on 9 January 2015, immediately after the presidential election results were announced on 8 January 2015.
These resignations were in contradiction to the Monetary Law Act which stipulates that a governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka or an appointed member of the Monetary Board can be removed from office only by the president of the country and that the governor or a member of the Monetary Board must hold office for a full term of six years.
However, Cabraal, Welgama, and Umagiliya deemed it necessary for them to resign when the new President was elected in January 2015, before completion of their six-year term." - The Sunday Morning article '
Cabraal and family links uncovered' by Skanda Gunesekera

I was a bit concerned to note Nimal's name. Nimal & I studied Accountancy together and to date he is a friend. As a professional, I do expect better from fellow professionals. Until the above knowledge - the Bond problem was 'Common' at community level due to Arjuna Mahendran being a Tamil. The more we share the difficult truth - the deeper our insight. Hence I try not to avoid the truth I know. 

When we make political decisions without belief - their other side surfaces. By resigning, Cabraal, Welgama, and Umagiliya confirmed that they were political appointees and NOT professionals in their own minds. The question therefore arises as to whether we are over-regulated? The law must shape the truth. Anything above that is idle and leads to excitement and depression in those who gamble with the law. 

When does a law become idle? When we fail to believe in those from whom we inherited the law and/or respect those from who we learnt the law. The larger and more diverse the group the stronger the need for reliable higher laws. When politicians are driven by outcomes rather than belief in the law - the law gets demoted to lower level of application when those politicians become the government. Given that most of our common laws are inherited from Colonial Rulers - each time we disrespect them - we weaken our own investment in those laws. The greater the influence of 'outcomes' the stronger the tendency to divide and separate. The more we celebrate Independence as 'victory' the greater the separation from the inheritance of English Law and the Roman Dutch Law. Without belief and without current usage as per intellectual discrimination - we tend to gamble with the law - as the above group seems to have done. It's a negative heritage that needs to addressed if we are to enjoy the values of professionalism.

All of them contributed to the Bond problem

Monday, 24 February 2020

REBEL JOURNALISM

The question 'Should Journalists Be Punished For Exposing War Crimes?' caught my eye. That question was asked in relation to the speech about Julian Assange, by Cailin Johnstone to supporters of the Socialist Equality Party of Australia. 

Here in Jaffna, Sri Lanka - I ask that question as follows - Should rebels who believed that they were right be punished by law to which they are not bound by belief? 

To my mind, the more fundamental question is whether the UK court has any jurisdiction to inquire on behalf of the USA? In the case of Sri Lanka, the USA brought a Resolution through the UN - in relation to whether war crimes were committed during the Sri Lankan war. That is how I interpret it. Hence when Julian the individual is being tried - no court of law in the UK has the authority to escalate it to global level. Likewise, Journalists who are bound by their own ethics need to look within before judging those whom they write about. 

Rebels who have knowledge of law need to condition their minds to accept the punishment of law if they seek official positions through their rebellion. Belief, once expressed, would manifest its other side. That is the law of Nature. If Julian did believe he ought to have prepared himself for the other side to manifest in due course of time. Gandhi applied the law and saved the court's resources - when he acted unlawfully as per his belief. He thus demonstrated his respect for the law. If Julian did likewise, he would enjoy his parallel. The question is did he actually believe?

Truth always supports those who uphold the truth. I believe that that was how my book Naan Australian reached the National Library of Australia without any involvement on my part. That is the way of Truth. Julian needs the support of fellow Australians who have published truth at government level. He has mine in this regard. Natural Justice will do the rest. 

Friday, 21 February 2020


Ownership in Higher Institutions Is God

Tonight is Maha Shiva Raathri (Great Shiva's Night) for Hindus. Here in Jaffna, most Hindu temples will hold special ceremonies to observe  Maha Shiva Raathri. During meditation this morning I focused specially on Lord Shiva - the Lord of the Mind. Maha Shiva Raathri to my mind is about foregoing physical comfort to identify with the true mind.

Later, my mail brought me the message 'Is There a God?' forwarded by Tamil Diaspora leader Yoga Joseph. To my mind this was no coincidence at a time when we as a community are seeking where we went wrong to experience the pain of war. Some of us are seeking externally through relativity, while a few are seeking from within. The former would need proof while the latter would have indicators. 

In her article headed 'Is There a God?'  Marilyn Adamson presents the following picture under the heading 
'Unlike any other revelation of God, Jesus Christ is the clearest, most specific picture of God revealing himself to us.'

[Why Jesus? Look throughout the major world religions and you'll find that Buddha, Muhammad, Confucius and Moses all identified themselves as teachers or prophets. None of them ever claimed to be equal to God. Surprisingly, Jesus did. That is what sets Jesus apart from all the others. He said God exists and you're looking at him. Though he talked about his Father in heaven, it was not from the position of separation, but of very close union, unique to all humankind. Jesus said that anyone who had seen Him had seen the Father, anyone who believed in him, believed in the Father.]

Being a Hindu, my question is what about Krishna and Vishnu - the Hindu parallels of Jesus and Father respectively? In terms of numbers  Hinduism ranks after Islam at global level. In terms of form - Farther is separated from Son Jesus by time. Likewise, Krishna from Jesus due to cultural space. Time and Space variations are confirmed through form. It is when we lose consciousness of outer forms that we identify with the Truth within. To that extent, we realize our Soul which is naturally connect to all Souls. Until then we need to relate to each other through various relationships. The stronger the 'form' in such relationships the less the Soul connection, we are conscious of.

Maha  Shiva Raathri falls on new moon night when our outer world is dark. This is when we look within. Thus it denotes elimination of ignorance through the light of our Soul. The Christian parallel
Easter Sunday preceded by Good Friday.

By relating to other religious leaders, the author confirms lack of realization is yet to be reached by the author.  We need proof at that level. Once we realize our Soul power - we are our own god. 

In Democracy to the extent we are in government, we are Sovereign. Likewise if we are in Opposition - we are Sovereign to the extent our belief is expressed in a different form to the Government. Then we are Equal. But to the extent we relate through outcomes produced by the government - we become juniors - as son is to father. This weakens democracy which is strongest when we produce independent and diverse outcomes based on the same principles. 

Maha Shiva Raathri confirms death and rebirth at a higher level for those who are strongly influenced by their own Soul power. Former is pain and latter is joy. Meditation helps us achieve this higher joy when we control our pleasures through regulated pathways including common law and religion. When we find fault with another, without common belief - we lose the opportunity to become one with that person. When we do have belief as common link - we discipline and there is no loss power. Wars happen due to claiming separations without recognizing oneness that already exists.

Ownership in Highly structured institutions is like god within. We know through indicators and hence Key Performance Indicators. To the extent we need proof - we are outsiders.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020



SELF GOVERNANCE THE CURE FOR CASTE DISCRIMINATION?


[His work is damning of Tamil officials and intelligentsia for sustaining and perpetuating caste oppression and exclusion. He draws on theorists including Michel Foucault and Antonio Gramsci, to analyse the workings of caste in institutions and the proliferation of caste ideology. Reading Yoharaja one gets a sense of how oppressed caste individuals feel when they walk into government departments or private enterprises; how should they walk in, can they sit down and can they ask a question; all as if their bodies were caged by the micro dynamics of official and class power.] Ahilan Kadirgamar in - Breaking the Silence on Caste

Thunaivi village in Vaddukoddai district where the Vaddukoddai Resolution happened in 1976 and provided the framework for the Rebel Order - is a toddy tapper village which broke away from mainstream Vaddukoddai. I was there on Sunday to ensure that our family temple activities are regulated by the rules structured by our family. To me - everyone who has faith in that temple will be cured of caste based discrimination pain or pleasure largely due to my own feeling of oneness with the folks there. As per my experience - in their area of power we the senior castes would become the oppressed group and this is largely due to the 'freedom' fighters' of that area who now enjoy the pleasures of reverse discrimination - some overtly and others covertly.

One of the rules I had developed was that no cows were to be allowed to graze in the temple compound. Even though we built a cottage for our own accommodation, we no longer stay there after our roof was stoned by the youth against whom I complained to the police. I did this after  long period of forbearance. I believe I got the evidence of Trespass though our security camera which according to the youth was not working after they broke it. To my mind, I got the evidence I needed to discipline them but not to punish them. I believe I had the authority to discipline them due to our common faith in the temple. The Police needed that moral authority to discipline them. But this was lacking in Vaddukoddai which had made the political claim of separation of Rules of Governance.

I believe that it was this belief based insight that gave me the evidence that the gardener was failing to follow my rules about cow-grazing. The cow belonged to the former gardener whose services were 'retired' last year. But when we are no longer there - he takes control and hence the cow was grazing. I spoke to him directly and stated that he was not to do that. He agreed; but after some time he started talking to himself in a loud voice. One complaint was that he was not being treated with respect - even though he had planted the trees in our compound. I ignored him - as he is old and has lost the ability to make logical connections. He is strongly affected by the common sin in that area - that of taking over land that seems to be without owners. To my mind, until these sins are negated - we would lack the moral authority to find fault with others - including the armed forces occupying our lands.

I am highly conscious of these realities which apply in Thunaivi where like Sinhalese Buddhists who used official governance system, the folks have gotten even due to their elevated status in the Tamil community - due to Rebel Governance. Ahilan presents this as follows:

[The broader social changes that began weakening caste relations were eventually silenced after a decade with the rise and eclipse of Tamil nationalism, which mobilised society on the single issue of addressing ethnic discrimination and eventually armed struggle towards a separate state.]

Ahilan presents also the following picture:

[Yoharaja, belonging to the generation that participated in the anti-caste movement in the late-1960s, exiled in Europe during the war years, and present in Jaffna during the post-war years, has been exploring new approaches to addressing caste oppression.
 An important contribution of Yoharaja’s work are his efforts to introduce a new political vocabulary and discourse into anti-caste activism. 
Instead of using terms like upper castes and oppressed castes, he suggests using “backward communities” for upper castes and “marginal communities” for oppressed castes. He believes all those who have a vision of social equality should be called “forward communities”. ]

After Vaddukoddai Resolution 1976, every Vaddukoddai Tamil who did not oppose it and every Tamil who supported the political group that made that declaration has the responsibility to not name those not in her / his apparent group. Mr Yoharaja has the authority to describe himself as per the group he seems to belong to but not both where the terminology does not confirm vertical relationship. In that regard - I call myself Senior and the Thunaivi toddy tapper Junior. Where the outer-form is stronger than the oneness feeling - we tend towards Equality - according to which we cannot speak for the other. Anti-Caste activists thus weakened their vertical relationship and lost their right to name their former juniors.

Discrimination based on strong common value / soul value is positive and results in relationships. Discrimination based on strong physical value without consciousness of Equality - becomes negative and damages relationships. Consciousness of this is essential in postwar development in Northern Province. Whether caste based discrimination is positive or negative is driven by the above principle.


Saturday, 1 February 2020


Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

01 February  2020


IF RANJAN IS HANUMAN WHO IS RAMA?

Today is my mother’s birth anniversary. I dedicate this to my mother from whom I first learnt about Ramayanam & Mahabharatham. My mother was groomed in Burma. Hence I thank all Burmese Hindus who were the source of my mother’s wisdom. In my mother’s Burma – Muslims and Hindus were ‘free’ to express and practice their respective beliefs.
Ramayanam is myth to one without belief. It is legend to one with belief. Narrating what happened is mere reporting. Using what happened to express one’s own belief empowers that issue, the place and time.
If we complete a relationship by recognizing the Truth at the end of our pathway – we become One through that truth. Otherwise the working in progress is left open and when neglected becomes negative Energy. Those who avoid pain tend to use their imagination to complete the picture and that is when what happened becomes myth.
In his Daily FT article ‘Rama, Ravana and Ranjan’ author Ravi Perera quotes Shakespeare at the beginning:
“Out, out brief candle, life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” – Macbeth, Shakespeare
As per my reading  the above seems to be  in reference to Ranjan Ramanayake . The same author switches to a difference audience through Ramayanam – drawing parallels with Lord Hanuman:

[The Ramayana tells us of a time when ‘men’ were big, events dramatic and air travel frequent. In this era lived Ravana, the super powerful king of Lanka, with an evil reputation. There is much toing and froing between the massive land of ‘Bharat’ and the little kingdom of Lanka. Flying to Bharat, Ravana sees the beautiful Sita, the wife of the good Rama. Like, all people notable in the Indian legend, they are high-bred, of Royal lineage. Ravana, besotted, ‘abducts’ Sita, flies back to his island redoubt where he proceeds to hide her.

Devastated, Rama searches the length and breadth of the Sub-Continent for Sita, his true love. Learning eventually that Sita is in the clutches of Ravana the evil king, he sends his trusty Hanuman to distant Lanka to locate her. Hanuman finds Sita, and conveys the love of Rama to her. Enraged by the intrusion of Hanuman, Ravana the mighty king of the island, orders a cruel punishment. He tells his men to set fire to Hanuman’s tail, relishing the long lingering pain to be caused to the impudent monkey.

In many ways the Ravana story embodies the Sri Lankan paradox; global in yearnings, insular in outlook. He covets the foreign princess, yet, knows not the price he will pay. For a man of his formidable reputation, Ravana lacked the foresight to anticipate the consequences of his hasty punishment of Hanuman. Panic stricken, Hanuman runs hither and thither, leaping from building to building, his blazing tail setting fire to them all. Ravana’s cruel punishment to the primate, destroys his own kingdom!
]
First of all Lord Hanuman had Rama in his heart. To experience Ramayanam – we need to have in our heart – Rama the Divine Power or Ravana the Human Power that had to ask and receive.  Ravana was clever and hence the Air travel from Lanka to India and back. In my yesterday’s article I quoted Times of India as follows:
[‘President Rajapaksa expressed happiness over the proposal of a cultural exchange programme based on folk culture programme based on folk culture between Sri Lanka and India. The President of Sri Lanka also agreed to the proposal of starting Bhopal-Colombo direct air service," said Sharma in a statement here.]

The above is happening as part of the program to construct Temple for Sita who was brought to Lanka in Ravana’s Pushpaka Vimanam / Flying Chariot. If the proposed services are controlled by a Ravana force – then it would be of negative value to Sri Lanka.
Ravana like the Rajapaksas and Prabakaran was a great king. But he was also born an Asuran – one driven by the physical.  It’s like I say about the disenfranchised communities in Sri Lanka’s North and East. Within themselves they have their own order of hierarchy. We have to become part of them to earn the moral authority to discipline them internally so they would merge naturally at equal level through their own completed experiences. That is the way of an Avatar.
Rama went through the pain of separation from His beloved Sita. But it was a necessary pain to become part of the world under the control of Ravana. The pain was as deep as Rama’s love for Sita. THAT was the level of pain needed to resurrect Lanka from the negative Energy of clever Ravana. Those who feel Rama’s pain as theirs become Divine in their relationship with their spouse. Kings / Presidents who feel Rama’s pain as theirs eliminate from their minds the desire to steel another’s relative including citizens. Unlike the Rajapaksa’s who have their armed forces in North, Rama did not become the king of Lanka after defeating Ravana; Rama handed over the power to Ravana’s younger brother Vibishana. THAT is Dharma.

Each culture is Sovereign. Those who are strongly  Buddhists need to become facilitators of Non-Buddhists. There is no moral authority to usurp the outcomes of the war. In the legend of the Churning of Ocean of Milk – the Asuras steal the nectar. This happens when they come together. In Thailand, where like in Sri Lanka – the king is required by law to be Theravada Buddhist, the above legend is depicted through at Suvarnabhumi (Golden Land) airport in Bangkok. Tourism as the major economic contributor to Thai Economy confirms the value of the prominence given to the above Hindu legend. The parallel of that would be to have Murugan on Peacock with Valli and Theivanai / representing dual cultures united by One Love – at the Bandaranaike International Airport. To my mind, the peacock logo of the National carrier was no coincidence.  It was an indicator of what was needed to be done. When Buddhist government took over – control it collapsed. Buddha renounced Royalty. Lord Muruga renounced His parent’s wealth and established His own Kingdom to confirm His global reign.

I believe I completed my experience at Air Lanka and hence my insight. Anytime I go there I share that Energy with the needy and those who respect me. In most Buddhist temples Lord Vishnu is a deity. In Thirupathi Lord Vishnu is the One in the Altar. As a Buddhism foremost nation – Sri Lanka would not be a money-rich nation. Lankans to whom Ramayana is a legend – would be rich kings/queens of Lanka.


Friday, 31 January 2020


Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

31 January  2020


LTTE ARE NOT FOREIGNERS TO TAMILS

Majority Sri Lankans  believe in the system of Karma. Most cultures believe in the system under different names and forms. As a Hindu I grew up in an environment where Dharma was important. Wikipedia presents Dharma as follows:

[In Hinduism, dharma signifies behaviors that are considered to be in accord with Ṛta, the order that makes life and universe possible, and includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and "right way of living". In Buddhism, dharma means "cosmic law and order", and is also applied to the teachings of Buddha. In Buddhist philosophydhamma/dharma is also the term for "phenomena"]

As per my experience, Dharma explains why something happens. Often we take the last person who manifests an outcome as the reason. But positive or negative there are other influences that contribute to a manifestation at that time at that place. The time and place influences are largely in terms of ‘form’. The root is formless Energy.

Wrongs could be corrected within the boundaries of the structures through which they were manifested. Beyond that they cannot be directly controlled or managed by us. They merge or oppose naturally other Energies.

There is a phrase in Tamil Ramayanam – ‘Indru Poi Naalai Vaa’ / Go today and come back tomorrow. This was stated by Rama to Lanka’s king Ravana who was without Arms. As per the Dharma of War – Rama refused to fight against someone who was unarmed. THAT to me is Dharma.

As per Island report ‘Colombo District Organiser of Viyath Maga speaks bluntly about their prime objective’:
[The new government had put a mega development drive in motion and there would be no turning back without achieving its goal of making the country on par with developed nations, Colombo District Organizer of the Viyath Maga organisation and Colombo District Urban Development Organiser Anura Fernando said.

Addressing a ceremony held at Kotahena on Monday where he declared open an operational office, Fernando said: "When the rest of the world was standing against us we won the war because people were with us. When the final campaign against LTTE was in progress, all patriots supported it from their hearts and minds. They knew it was their last chance to get the country free from the scourge of terrorism. The entire nation was mobilized and was focused on a single goal. We won it and in the very same way we will develop this country within few years. We see the same enthusiasm in people. This is the last chance to develop this nation. We will not get any other chance. All we need is to work for that single goal."]

The phrase ‘When the rest of the world was standing against us we won the war’  was presented by someone who is close to the current President. This means that this Viyath Maga leader  is confirming that he also contributed to winning the war and also that the ‘rest of the world was  standing against them’. This is his interpretation and to the extent he holds high status in common organizations with the President – one is entitled to take that as the President’s status also. That would explain why the current government is indicating withdrawing from the commitment made in relation to accountability in terms of Human Rights breaches during the  war.

In the meantime as per NDTV report ‘Kamal Nath Announces Grand Sita Temple To Be Constructed In Sri Lanka:

[The Madhya Pradesh government has announced the construction of a grand Sita temple in Sri Lanka, apart from an international level Buddha Museum in Sanchi according to Chief Minister Kamal Nath.]

Since the ‘Rest of the World’ includes India – as per Dharma – there ought to be no partnership with India by the Government that won the war despite India being against it. If it was only against the LTTE it was disciplinary action  by the government, similar to the actions against the JVP. To become a ‘war’ the other side was considered  an enemy and the community that the enemy belonged to was ‘foreign’. As per the above report:

[According to news agency ANI, the Chief Minister made the announcement on Monday in a meeting held with the delegation of Mahabodhi society, led by Banagla Uptisa, and Public Relations Minister in the Madhya Pradesh Cabinet, PC Sharma.
According to a press release, Chief Minister Kamal Nath has asked for the formation of a committee, which will have representatives from Madhya Pradesh and Sri Lanka government along with members of the Mahabodhi society, to oversee the construction of the Sita temple in a time-bound manner.]

Wikipedia presents Maha Bodhi Society  as follows:

[The Maha Bodhi Society is a South Asian Buddhist society founded by the Sri Lankan Buddhist leader Anagarika Dharmapala and the British journalist and poet Sir Edwin Arnold. The organization's self-stated initial efforts were for the resuscitation of Buddhism in India, and restoring the ancient Buddhist shrines at Bodh GayaSarnath and Kushinara]
The above plan for Sita Temple seems a quid pro quo confirmed as follows:

During the course of the meeting, Kamal Nath asked for expedited approval for land to construct the Buddha Museum-cum-training and education centre in Sanchi.
PC Sharma also informed the Chief Minister about his interactions regarding the temple with the Sri Lanka government during his recent visit to the island nation.]
 
On 06 January 2020, the Times of India reported as follows :
[‘President Rajapaksa expressed happiness over the proposal of a cultural exchange programme based on folk culture programme based on folk culture between Sri Lanka and India. The President of Sri Lanka also agreed to the proposal of starting Bhopal-Colombo direct air service," said Sharma in a statement here.]

Sita is Hindu deity and the Buddhist President has no moral authority to meddle in the affairs of Hindu culture.  Sita temple is not a trading commodity in the custody of  Buddhists and likewise Buddha Museum is not a trading commodity in the custody of Hindu political leaders. The right comes from the People – the Believers – Hindus in Sri Lanka and Buddhists in India respectively. No government has any greater power than that.
On that basis LTTE belongs to the Tamil community and JVP to the Sinhala community. No government has the right to trade in their memorials. If LTTE were considered Sri Lankan, the actions against them and associated Tamils by government forces would not have been so hideous. The Tamil community does consider the LTTE to be Freedom Fighters and through such we have also eliminated the caste based negative karma that we were carrying until the Armed rebellion. We are now clean of that karma.

To the extent the Sri Lankan Government celebrates victory in that war – it acquires the caste based wins that Tamils took unjustly. It changed form due to community based displacement and hence the current attitude towards Muslims – to which the LTTE also contributed .

Thursday, 30 January 2020


Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

30 January  2020


SINHALESE NATIONAL ANTHEM?

[I think requesting or threatening someone to write a language as his or her mother tongue is wrong. No one can be forced or lured to write a language as his or her mother tongue. It is important what a person chooses to be] Mr Abdul Khaleque  - Congress MP - Barpeta , Assam

By singing the National Anthem in Sinhala language, Sinhalese confirm that  that they are Sinhala Nationalists. Likewise Tamils in Tamil and Burghers in English. As Mr Abdul Khaleque has stated – it is the citizen’s prerogative to confirm her/his nationalism. Like different religions one is entitled by the Constitution to sing the National Anthem in her/his own language. Article 14 (1) (f) of the Constitution provides as follows:

[Every citizen is entitled to the freedom by himself or in association with others to enjoy and promote his own culture and to use his own language]

But a subdued mind would be brainwashed to please the custodian of power. As per the Telegraph :

[Khaleque’s statement came days after Assam cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the BJP would create an atmosphere where immigrant Muslims would not dare to say that they were not Assamese, and the Asam Sahitya Sabha and Opposition AIUDF appealed to immigrant Muslims to write Assamese as mother tongue in 2021 census.]

The parallel of this mindset in Sri Lanka was observed in Mr Ali Sabry – the current President’s legal representative. This effectively weakens the provisions under 14 (1) (f).

Sri Lanka is referred to as ‘Matha / Mother’ in the national anthem. If Sri Lanka is to be a nation and this is to be confirmed through the National Anthem – then it must be expressed in each person’s mother tongue. At Government level it needs to be expressed in the languages of all those who contributed to national governance through their own cultures.  If this is cumbersome then as per the principles of democracy the mother language of the smallest minority needs to be used – as in Affirmative action. This is English in Sri Lanka. To the extent we use English law – we use English minds. By using English – we respect those minds and therefore inherit their structures. By artificially painting the surface with our own language of convenience – we fail to develop deep thinking as per the inherited laws.

In his article ‘Why 19A must be revised but not repealed’ Dr Dayan Jayatilleke makes the following :

[In his extensive and repeated remarks on Sri Lanka over decades, right up to the year of his death, the most sagacious of Asian statesmen Lee Kuan Yew praised Ceylon’s independent public service as one of the several factors that put it way ahead of most countries at the time of Independence. We dismantled that public service, starting with the abolition of the Ceylon Civil Service and ending with the scrapping of the independent Public Service Commission with the adoption of the 1972 Republican Constitution]
Mr Lee Kuan Yew was a hard working leader who developed new governance structures on the basis of his own inheritance which included the British mind. Not so the Sri Lankan politicians who were fearful of Tamils amongst them. The fear happened due to converting heritage as benefits. Where the structure becomes weak – our conduct becomes more and more unregulated. This is the reason for moving towards Business Unit approach in Democratic Public Service. The parallel of that is the recognition of each community as an independent unit.
The truth as per my experience  is that I do not understand Sanskrit but with certain mantras  I feel uplifted. The power of the mantra is in the Sound (Energy). The feeling of ownership of a true believer is also an Energy usually Light – as in visual relationship. The two Energies combine when they meet through us.
As per the Island article ‘NPC wants quick decision from President on singing of national anthem in Tamil’:

[The National Peace Council (NPC) yesterday urged President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to decide whether the national anthem will be sung in Tamil on Independence Day as soon as possible.
"An issue that has surfaced and which is causing heartburn among Tamil-speaking citizens is the likelihood that the national anthem will not be sung in Tamil at the forthcoming National Independence Day celebrations. Government members have been making contradictory statements on this issue. Some of them have openly declared that the national anthem will not be sung in Tamil on this occasion whereas Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that no final decision has been taken on this matter," the NPC said in a statement.]

As per Article 157A(1) of the Constitution, which became effective after the Black July massacre in 1983 –
[No person shall, directly or indirectly, in or outside Sri Lanka, support, espouse, promote, finance, encourage or advocate the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka]
Separate State is confirmed when a particular area is given ‘form’ and is completely separated in terms of Government. Since the Sovereignty of the Nation known as Sri Lanka comes from its People – all those who have actually achieved that goal by identifying with their Sovereignty – naturally contribute to that power of the whole. This is inalienable soul-power. Any person or group that acts to deny this power is guilty of separation. The above was not in the Constitution in 1956 when the Sinhala Only language Act was introduced. By objecting to it intellectually and non-violently – Tamils contributed to maintaining the Sovereignty that we had already contributed to. When that which is common is separated – the damage is exponential. Hence the violence.
The above provision through the 6th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution happened due also to the ‘separatism’ interpretation of the Vaddukoddai Resolution 1976, by rebels who felt they have to ‘show’ to confirm ownership.

After the 13th Amendment claiming Sinhala Nationalism or Tamil Nationalism is in breach of Article 157A (1). Hence the National Anthem by the Government has to be sung in both official languages or in a neutral language – English.  

There is a difference between Official language and National language. Former is relative and is limited to Government functions. Falsely presenting an official language as National language is to establish a separate Sinhala state which is punishable by law under Article  157A of the Constitution.
The National Peace Council has the Opportunity to apply to the Supreme Court if the Government makes a ruling to sing only in Sinhalese. The Political Party responsible – i.e. SLPP – must be stated as respondent. If found guilty, the penalties are heavy.

Makes one wonder whether Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe did not fight to remain as Prime Minister to manifest this kind of breaches. If he respected the minds of those who gave us the higher structures – then by effect – that becomes the purpose.