Thursday, 11 June 2020


Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

11 June  2020


Coronavirus & Lankan Elections

[On March 2, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, using his executive powers, dissolved the Parliament, six months ahead of its full term and called for snap polls on April 25. However, as the threat of Covid-19 grew in the island, the Election Commission postponed the polls by nearly two months, to June 20. Meanwhile, opposition parties and civil society representatives petitioned the Supreme Court challenging the poll date, citing public health risks in holding polls during a pandemic. The apex court dismissed all petitions earlier this month after hearing preliminary submissions. By then, the Election Commission too told the court that it did not have sufficient time to prepare for the nation-wide polls.] The Hindu article ‘Sri Lanka to hold general elections on August 5’




The above graph confirms that on 02  March 2020  - the increase in infections in Sri Lanka was linear. It tended towards exponential rate from around the Ides of March about which  Wikipedia presents the following:

[The Ides of March  is the 74th day in the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several religious observances and was notable for the Romans as a deadline for settling debts. In 44 BC, it became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar which made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history.]
In his article headed ‘Myanmar: Kyaukphyu Port-The Dragon Enters in a Big Way
Dr S Chandrasekharan stated [This reminds me of a well thought out remarks by an analyst of Sri Lankan origin Gajalakshmi Paramasivam, in connection with the projects in Sri Lanka.  She pointed out that “Borrowing without the ability to repay results in slavery.  One who is a slave does not  have the capacity to work sovereign powers anytime, anywhere!”]

A debt becomes a sin when its validity expires due to time and negligence. Whether it is sin or virtue once they are beyond human control – they spread exponentially. It is also then ready to mutate – as in rebirth. The fact that Sri Lankan Navy became a principal cluster makes one wonder whether the war-debt mutated. The virus graph confirms a sharp increase during the period 25 to 30 April corroborates this. It is noteworthy that the LTTE ‘Sea Tigers’ were a powerful force against the Sri Lankan Navy. The question needs to be asked as to whether merit based recruitment to the Sri Lankan Navy would have contributed towards preventing racism and therefore the war.

The guidance of Divinity and  Horoscopes are sought to offset such negative energy. The most powerful influence available to the person without portfolio is her/his belief. Dharma does the rest and delivers to each contributor as per her/his belief. Whether it be Americans or Sri Lankans -  we now have the opportunity to give form to our belief through our virus experience also. Now in Sri Lanka – the competition is not between Sinhalese and minorities. It is between the Government and the virus – as assessed by the People through their true experience during this period when the virus was in control.

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