09 March 2021
on International Women’s Day, I heard our Australian Foreign
Minister over the Chris Porter matter say words to the effect ‘unjust discrimination begins with
disrespect which is followed by violence’. I identify with it. Yesterday, I
learnt also about allegations of racism made by Megan Markle against the
British Royal Family. As in the case of Mr Chris Porter allegations, I could
not identify with Megan Markle’s either. The reason for the former is that I
had successfully protected myself from abuse at those ages with far less power and
support than these ladies seem to have had. In both cases ‘what happened’ was
not established independently. To my mind, therefore it is political and hence ‘group-driven’.
The accused and the accuser would then generate different pictures in the minds
of others reading and hearing.
asked me recently about my work in relation to those I seemed to consider to be
Q1 : Do you think people
are going to change?
A: I guess I expected it at the beginning. But now I know that it
helps someone in need who is seeking. Not even one bit of it gets wasted.
Recently the daughter of a young couple known to us got her HSC (A.Ls) results.
The father who believes in me as an elder rang me and during discussions about
her choices I mentioned that she ought to have confidence that she would get a
place at UNSW. They changed their preferences and the daughter was offered a
place at UNSW where this week she would have started the course. The parallel
of that in Sri Lanka was the success with Ministry of Health where in 2009 I
remained silent when the officer who had to sign my papers to go to Chettikulam
camps said ‘don’t go there and ask for separate state’. I needed to go and
hence I did not react to defend myself. After regime change – I led a group of
nursing staff who were new to Colombo – leave alone Health Ministry. They approached many including Mr CVW but got nowhere.
When I learnt that our mission was successful – I felt that my prayer to Lord
Buddha in 2009 – not only secured the jobs of about 150 women most of whom were
heads of their families but also confirmed that my forbearance in 2009 became
Energy in waiting.
Q2: Did you change by reading books written by others or
listening to speeches given by others?
A: Not really. But when I needed comfort – reading books by Swami
Sai Baba helped me. More importantly – I get some direction when I need it,
through someone else’s work. I therefore believe that others in need would also
be helped by my work. One guy from Jaffna who was refused visa to come to
Australia for his PhD contacted me through my work in the internet. I wrote to
the High Commission and then asked him to apply again. He got it. Is there
positive change - YES
Q3: Did you change by reading any religious books whether
it is Bhagavat Gita, or Thirukkural, or Vedanta or Buddha or I mean any
book ? If you did, then the change was from what to what?
A: I have not read any of the above books. I read Sai Baba
Swami’s work because kungkumum appeared on His picture to confirm the validity
of my work – which came out as Auditor General’s work on the same day kungkumum
appeared. I was not a devotee then. Right through that initial difficult period
– I kept getting indicators that kept me going. I think I read my own work more
than anyone else’s.
Q4: Did your political position or opinion change by reading or
listening to media or books or speeches? If you say Yes! Then you are not
original ..you are gullible! You can be swayed.
A: You have expressed fear that I might say yes! But as a
governor I do not need to take political position. I usually begin with
Administration and this is recognized in Vattukottai
Q5: What book or whose speeches did பெரும் தலைவர் ..கர்மா வீரர் காமராசர்/Great leader
Kamran read or listen to ? None
! What education did he have ? Nothing!
A: To me his ordinary conversation was his speech and his
disciplined work was his autobiography.
Q6: You know reading and getting educated may give you
'Knowledge" but NOT "Wisdom". Knowledge is no longer
useful, we needed some Professional and Academic knowledge to find a job or to
do business. That's is over.... We don't need knowledge anymore, in fact,
Knowledge is a burden, it inhibits discovery and wisdom!
A: Knowledge is in wisdom as Energy
Q7: Here is another quiz especially for you. What is the one and
only book, one must read in his entire life?
Each one who is true to her/himself is right for her/himself. That
is Self-Governance. When this is done as a group one needs common measures as
per group belief. That is Politics. When it affects more than one group – it has
to go through Administrative and Judicial processes – using measures common to
Sri Lankan medium Adaderana’s report headed ‘Way a country treats women, a social indicator of its
true development – President’:
Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his message on International Women’s Day, says that the
way a country treats and accepts its women is a social indicator of the
country’s true development.
The President says that Sri Lanka has been
exemplary in this respect, adding that women have gradually been able to occupy
a higher representation in areas of economic, social, and cultural life in Sri
It is misleading for a man to express this.
Also, as per my experience – one type of unjust discrimination mutates into
another form when it is left unaddressed and the make up of the environment
changes. As written previously – to my mind, what happened in the Sri Lankan
war where the common reason was Communism but was taken as Racism by most.
In his Exclusive Interview with Centre
for Strategic Studies, American journalist,
anti-war and civil rights activist – Dr Ron Ridenour, highlights this as follows:
major power, neither capitalist nor communist, wanted the Tamils to win their
own state. Look at Palestine and Puerto Rica, for instance. Had the Tamils
succeeded then it would have encouraged those peoples and others to fight all
the more for liberation. The U.S. only supports separate states when it meets
their global domination interests as with Yugoslavia. Capitalist U.S./NATO/EU
crushed the competing Serbian socialist direction. When the capitalists won
that war, they separated Yugoslavia into five capitalist countries.]
forms in which we give our reasons would change. But so long as we use our
conscience based measures – we will redeem ourselves and guide others in need. .