Monday, 27 July 2020


Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

27 July  2020


Opposition of Opposition Empowers Government

I was satisfied  to note the NSW Supreme Court’s decision to issue a Prohibition Order against the Black Lives Matter Protest scheduled for tomorrow. I have been concerned about its consequences and when I learnt about it – I felt that my Opposition to the Protest had been added to the Judicial mind through the system of truth. On Saturday, 25 July, I wrote under the heading - Black Lives v Old Lives; I Oppose the Black Lives Matter Protest. Later I learnt from my sister Shamala in Singapore that the first day of Nallur Festival in Northern Sri Lanka also fell on this day. The article invoked strong criticism from a couple of American Tamils of Lankan origin, followed by insults by a couple of Sri Lankans of Sinhala origin. (Appendix)
They say that the ‘The enemy of my enemy is my friend’. The origin is reported by Wikipedia - to be from the Political Treatise - the Arthasaastra of ancient India on  statecraft, economic policy and military strategy , by the Royal Advisor Chanakyan:
[The king who is situated anywhere immediately on the circumference of the conqueror's territory is termed the enemy.
The king who is likewise situated close to the enemy, but separated from the conqueror only by the enemy, is termed the friend (of the conqueror).]
If Sinhala nation is taken as the conquering king  the   Tamil Nation of  Lanka becomes the enemy and  India which is separated from Sinhala Nation, only by the latter becomes the friend of the Sinhala Nation. Picture above confirms this.
Wikipedia confirms its importance as follows also:
[The doctrine of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" was employed by nation states in regions outside of the European theater as well. In the Second Sino-Japanese War, within the Pacific theater, an alliance was formed between Chinese Communists and Chinese Nationalists. Leading up to this, these forces had battled each other throughout the Chinese Civil War. However, they formed an alliance, the Second United Front in response to the mutual threat of Japanese aggression]
I found the above doctrine to work within issues. Hence– my Opposition in the issue of Black Lives Matter protests became the friend of my Opposition in Sri Lanka over the issue of race.
Gender – is the enemy/opposition of the conquering issue of Race on the common border of Subjective Discrimination. Separated only by female gender – the two male groups became One conquering group in terms of race.
Gender was the only common separation in this instance. At other times they opposed each other on the basis of race. The program is temporarily abandoned to accommodate project that would show immediate positive results against the minority gender. Demonstrating, Respect for women is set aside to show solidarity with men who ‘show’ priority to show Respect for  Black race.
The positive gain for me was the confirmation that my mind was similarly structured as the Australian Judiciary in this issue. I am now friends with them.
Each one of us expressing a belief based Opposition to a governing force in a particular forum, makes universal contribution to the issue. We mind merge with those who identify with us in this instance even though some may usually be our permanent opposition. Thus my Opposition of the American government’s opposition in this matter has empowered the American government through the Australian Judiciary.

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Appendix
1.     On Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 3:44 PM KKS Perera  wrote:
Could you please delete my mailing address from your list--urgent

kks perera

2.     On Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 8:32 PM Indrajith Aponsu  wrote:
I need to say that this appears a poor quality garbage exchange dragging everybody else in this group which is a public platform.  Since the time this group got into my mailbox from somewhere, I kept it as it didn't matter much although I don't read much of it. However, the verbal exchange is callous and disrespectful to all who tolerated it. If you wish to settle a score do it privately, and not in front of the public.   
Indrajith Aponsu
Dept. of  Economics
University of Colombo
PO Box 1490
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone: 94-112582666 (O); 2158464(D); 773653156(M)

3.      From: KKS Perera
Sent: Sunday, 26 July 2020 10:16 PM
To: Indrajith Aponsu
Cc:
gaja param; Donald Gnanakone; Kumaran Ratnam; SIVA SivaSubramaniam 2; Rajasingham Jayadevan; Kiruba 5 Kiruba 5; Valentine Kurusumuthu; info@elanka.com.au; prabath; manik; Rajeewa Jayaweera; Consortium of Tamil Associations NSW; yoga joseph; SriLanka Guardian; Nilantha Ilangamuwa; Dr Harini Amarasuriya; Harsha Gunasena; Malinda Seneviratne; investigations@abc.net.au; Editor Lanka News Web; editor@ft.lk; High Commission of India in Sri Lanka; meera.srinivasan@thehindu.co.in; pererago@bigpond.net.au; rajasingham narendran; rasika jayakody; Sathiyamoorthy N; psc p; jekhanaruliah@gmail.com; danithevanesan@gmail.com; lawije@gmail.com; waw1949; venkataramanan.k; sechrcsl; Gmoa Office; Swadesh Roy; Dr S Chandrasekharan; arjuna@republicnext.com; himal@republicnext.com; Zulkifli Nazim; sugathra; Niranjan M.; Ravi Ladduwahetty; Eranda Ginige; Kapil Komireddi; nsvenkatchennai; editor.suo@lakehouse.lk; Sarath De Alwis; Harry de Sayrah; Victor Rajalingam; Bruce Dowton; Colonel R Hariharan; Dbs Jeyaraj; Dr Velautham Sarveswaran; izethhussain@gmail.com; J.S Tissainayagam; P. Jayaram; Pancras Jordan; SBS News; Shivanthi Ranasinghe; TBCNEWS LONDON; Victor Rajakulendran; 20collinsstmedical
Subject: Re: Your opposition does not Matter. You can keep writing on any subject. Black Lives v Old Lives -I Oppose the Black Lives Matter protestr

Agree with Mr Aponsu

4.      From: gaja param [mailto:gajalakshmi_param@bigpond.com]
Sent: Monday, 27 July 2020 4:07 AM
To: 'KKS Perera'; 'Indrajith Aponsu'
Cc: 'Donald Gnanakone'; 'Kumaran Ratnam'; 'SIVA SivaSubramaniam 2' & Others

Thank you KKS Perera for making this transparent. Dr Indrajith Aponsu chose the secret pathway to gossip behind my back. Very unbecoming of an Academic.
Dr Aponsu – you got into my brain – through your desire to be public. If you had truly earned that public status – you would learn from public feedback – especially since you co-authored the Research publication ‘Empowerment of Women in the context of Sustainable Development Goals- Status Quo and Challenges’.
None of you who tried to take senior position above me qualify as believers in Equal Opportunity values. The discussion was based on Black Lives Matter Protests v Health safety. If Gender  Equality was important to you then you would have considered as important, the discussion between myself  an apparent minority by gender and two males of apparently the same race but opposite gender. One who takes a common position in terms of Race would do likewise in terms of all other factors when we are in a ‘free’ environment. The Tamils labelled me a lunatic. You have labelled my work ‘garbage’. This confirms that the above publication is frivolous due to lack of belief in gender equality.
Your Institution – the University of Colombo has advertised for:
[Under its World Bank-funded Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) project, the Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management and Finance seeks course facilitator(s) to conduct training programmes on Academic and Business English.]

When it is funded by World Bank – you have the responsibility to deliver services of Global standards and not those of your local environment which in this instance is male dominated. There is also the distinction between Academic English and Business English. Former is theory based program with very little practical outcome. Latter is practice based which must demonstrate ‘project’ based approach where the beginning and the end are clearly identified and are transparent as if they are commodities.
In the language of Hinduism – former is Lord Shiva in meditation and the latter is Krishna with particular physical characteristics. In the case of Shiva – who is destroyer of the physical – the beginning and the end cannot be individually identified with. There is a legend about this – according to which Brahma the Creator tried to find Shiva’s head and Vishnu the Preserver tried to find the Feet. Both failed. That is the way of programs as well as Academic Research. In business we clearly identify with the beginning and the end. Like Debits and Credits / Assets and Liabilities they are shown separately. Likewise in Governance and Administration including through Race and/or Gender. If  you do not ‘see’ differences – then you would not ‘show’ any likes and dislikes nor rights and wrongs except to continue together.
Your institution requires as follows, in the case of above vacancies:
Both programmes should be delivered through online learning platforms.’
How well do you qualify as a service provider who learns about students in virtual environment ? These skills are  necessary to construct your course from zero base. Platforms like mine – help you develop the opportunity to teach multicultural students.
Mr KKS Perera – You have demoted yourself in the ranking of entitlement to media freedom. One who takes up senior or junior position is INELIGIBLE to express freely.

Regards
Gajalakshmi

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