22 August 2021
PROBLEM OR ENERGY PROBLEM?
‘Self determination is a
Universal Freedom of Choice irrespective of any other reason to deny it.
Religion or Ancestry probably plays a sentimental or semantic role.
Prison escapes cannot justify history and a matter master of survival. The
Pottu is a Beautiful eye of Indian or Tamil Girls in the eyes of the beholder.,
and has tricked our Sinhalese Kings to bring them to Sri Lanka.’
– Trevor Jayatilleke
‘On what reasonable basis did the expectation
of the promise of justice for Catholics butchered by smiling assassins carrying
backpacks in 2019 rest, we may ask? This is a State that had killed children
for ransom even after all the terrors of war had ended and moreover, made sure
that any legal accountability for the same would be dissolved in the dry
anguish of the tears of the mothers and fathers of the slain. This was all done
remorselessly and in full knowledge of the sins so perpetuated. Now the
Cardinal bewails the unfortunate result of conferring one man with too much
Along with him, senior Buddhist clergy who
deepened the faultlines of majoritarian Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism
underpinning the pathetic plight of this land, join that chorus of laments. Are
these worthy religious men so bereft of common sense that they would not have
perceived the consequences of their own actions? That hard question must also
be asked from professionals, judges, lawyers, heads of industry and commerce
and motley civil society outfits who sang hosannas in hailing this political
set of rogues as opposed to the previous lot. We are as much to blame as
our politicians, let it be said.’ – Ms Kishali Pinto Jayawardene
The picture above confirms the average Tamil
Diaspora view. The view of Trevor confirms the average Sri Lankan Diaspora
view. Ms Kishali Pinto Jayawardene’s view confirms the law abiding citizen with
British heritage currently residing in Sri Lanka. I identify with all three
from different angles.
As an independent Tamil citizen of Sri Lanka who
respects Sri Lankan ancestry – I responded to Trevor as follows:
Thank you Trevor.
is a Beautiful eye of Indian or Tamil Girls in the eyes of the beholder., and
has tricked our Sinhalese Kings to bring them to SriLanka.’
take it that you would have considered a Pottu wearing lady to be attractive
enough to be your queen. The kings of Ravana ancestry would have considered the
Pottu to confirm the wearer’s chastity – Katpu in Tamil. The Pottu represents
the Third Eye of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva transcends the physical to experience
eternal love. King Ravana worshipped Lord Shiva and he did not touch Seetha –
Rama’s wife who was personification of Katpu. This was why Rama – the Avatar -
had to come to defeat Ravana who was protected by his high mind structure
demonstrated by his respect for such a lady. His heirs would have intuitively
known about protection that such chastity renders to the husband. Hence their
choice of queens from Hindu India.
In terms of Ms Kishali Pinto Jayawardene’s
article I gave up expecting long ago – because unlike Trevor – Ms Kishali Pinto
Jayawardene has so far not responded to me. Hence I cannot provide her with an
authentic view of a Sri Lankan of Tamil origin.
But times are changing and so are feelings. My
advice to the parallels of Ms Kishali Pinto Jayawardene – is this: