Tuesday, 14 July 2020


Gajalakshmi Paramasivam
14 July  2020


Lankan Unity Stronger than Tamil Unity
My Media Relative Rajeewa Jayaweera shared with us his feels in December 2018 through his article ‘Mahinda Rajapaksa Unfit For Leader Of Opposition’ published by Colombo Telegraph. The above came to my attention when I was reading the Colombo Telegraph article ‘Empty Promises & Deceptive Politics Of Tamil Leaders’ by Mr M. K. Eelaventhan – former member of Parliament, Sri Lanka

I identified with more in Rajeewa’s article than in Mr Eelaventhan’s. The reason could be our common Administrative mind structure confirmed through Air Lanka – where we were both Senior Managers. These are heritages that we shared with those of common faith.
 Rajeewa states in his article about Leader of the Opposition (LoO):
[The position of LoO stems from the Westminster parliamentary system. He or she is chosen by a vote of the largest non-government party. The holder of the post is sometimes called the alternative Prime Minister, as the holder may become Prime Minister if their party (or coalition) wins the support of the majority of Members of Parliament]
That is the way that position allocated as per the primary level participants – the voters. But where there is intellectual opposition the institutional values of Parliament are elevated to the higher level. That I believe is the reason why I won the case in the Colombo Appeal Court but failed to win in its Jaffna parallel where the minds of the judges were strongly influenced by lawyers who were also politicians. Once they go into that ‘easier’ political mode their mental abilities shrink to that which is ‘convenient’ – especially with someone who seems to be insignificant. In Jaffna women continue to be seen as being insignificant unless they are seen to be in high status positions.
Mr Eelaventhan states:
[It is sickening and disappointing to note that the Tamil leaders are recently blowing hot and cold over the issues of Tamils due to their fixation and  obsession to win the Tamil electorates while TNA leader Sampanthan is praising an alleged war criminal Mahinda Rajapaksa as the man of the people and leader of all people, Retired Justice Wigneswaran is dishing out conflicting and contradicting statements sometime praising LTTE leader and very recently calling the Tamil voters not to vote for parties who are backed by the former LTTE freedom fighters.]
The above confirms to me that Mr Eelaventhan’s Allegiance is to the LTTE. This is confirmed by the following:
[Tamil National Alliance blessed and endorsed by the leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in 2002 has been carrying the mantle of Tamil leadership, but they have miserably and disgustingly failed to deliver anything ]
The above does not make sense to me due to the following order in which ‘facts’ manifested:
1.       Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam passed away and became a Common Tamil ancestral power in April 1977. From then on every Tamil through whose power he too leadership – had natural access to the values espoused by the leader. It was no longer particular to one group or even one community. This soul’s official heir was the Hon Appapillai Amirthalingam whose death memorial was remembered with respect by some of us who inherited the Vaddukoddai Resolution 1976 – representing the Political Opposition in National Parliament. This confirmed natural Equal status to those who believed Tamils and other minorities are naturally Equals in Sri Lanka through their self-governance.
2.       At that time there were no visible followers of the LTTE and hence one is entitled to conclude that they were not leaders back then. They were therefore not heirs of Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam’s political heritage.
3.       On 13 July 1989 the LTTE killed the political heir – the Hon Appapillai Amirthalingam.
If anyone expects the electorate to accept that TNA was blessed by the leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam – in 2002 – then such a person must think that ‘anything goes’ with us.
Rajeewa on the other hand wrote about relevant Administrative manifestations:
[www.Manthri.lk, a popular website contains real-time data of attendance and participation in parliamentary debates of 224 Parliamentarians (225th being the Speaker). It provides details of Overall Ranking, Party Ranking, Participation in Parliamentary debates and Topics Participated in, of each parliamentarian. According to this website, Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ranking in attendance is no 178 (out of 225), no 55 within the Joint Opposition, has participated 13 times in parliament and taken part in debates related to five topics.
It must be highlighted, Rajapaksa did not vote in the No-Confidence motion brought against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by the Joint Opposition in April 2018.
It is a disgraceful track record.]
Facts known to us - arranged in chronological order confirm the truth we need to know. Accordingly – if Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa becomes Prime Minister – he would have great difficulty playing the junior role to his younger brother. Duttugemunu’s history in which the younger brother inherited the throne instead of the son -  has thus repeated itself.
Likewise in Jaffna Tamil community also political heirs were eliminated by armed rebels. As I often say about juniors in general  – they pretend to be your junior until they think they are ‘free’ and then they take senior position above you by ‘showing’ more. Recently a fellow Australian of Lankan origin confirmed this about Sinhalese also. Then I move away from then and my true Energies lead me to do so.
That was what Tamil Sri Lankan politicians did and continue to do. If majority Jaffna Tamils or Eastern Tamils vote for Tamil only leaderships – these Sri Lankan Tamils will naturally mind merge with Sri Lankan Sinhalese. Together they would protect the true Sri Lankan Ownership – with the blessings of our exponential ancestral forces.

In the meantime the elections will tell us whether Tamils seek separation or Equal Opposition in National Parliament. They are not the same. Mine is for Equal Opposition which brings me global opportunities. 

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