02 September 2022
IS RANIL BEING SUPPORTED BY ANCESTRAL
We tend to measure the causes of our
experiences at different levels. These levels are presented as follows by Ajantha
Dharmasiri at https://www.ft.lk/columns/Wisdom-of-Nishkam-Karma-Much-in-demand-for-an-authentic-revival/4-739207 :
[In Indian philosophy, action or Karma has been divided into
three categories, according to their intrinsic qualities or gunas. Here Nishkama
Karma belongs to the first category, the Satvik (pure) or actions which
add to calmness; the Sakam Karma (Self-centred action) comes in the second
rājasika (aggression) and Akarma (in-action) comes under the third, tāmasika
which correlates to darkness or inertia]
Which category did the Sri Lankan voters of the last elections belong to ? The following
discussion with a Tamil Diaspora Professional (TDP) might help:
in response to my article , NISHKAMA
KARMA WORKED THE IMF DEAL
‘Very interesting Gajalakshmi that you should say that Ranil was the
best leader in Parliament. To my mind Ranil has not achieved much as a leader
Gaja: I stated the
essence of this as follows:
‘Ranil himself would not have the answers’
TDP: To my mind Ranil has not achieved much as a leader.
Probably the masses recognised that as well as a weak leader.
Gaja: The same masses
voted for GR & MR. Hence I conclude that in their mind Ranil was the
weakest leader. The fact that the masses did not defend GR & MR when
the protestors asked them to step down, means that their votes were
selfish – based on handouts. Then the contest is between the leaders –
based on their belief in themselves in the particular challenges faced by the
nation. In this Ranil has least negatives relative to GR & MR.
TDP: Otherwise, how does one reconcile the
electoral defeat and decimation of his party and himself at the last election.
Perhaps the SL voters are not as savvy as I would have thought.
Gaja: That is the karma
of Sajith who ‘separated’ instead of waiting for his turn. Is his group’s win
also not UNP’s? He was like a son going against his father who carries the
family heritage. Ancestral powers are exponential. Sajith lacked the courage to
step forward to take the PM position. Ranil already had experience based wisdom
in that position. Ranil’s elevation to the Presidency was through the ancestral
powers of UNP which are valued by good proportion of Sri Lankans. Ranil
became the medium – especially of Tamils who passionately rejected the
Rajapaksas. To the extent that is true, their truth worked to elevate Ranil and
thus they negated the 2005 debt owed to Ranil. MR won Presidency due to
suppression by LTTE, of Tamil Right to vote.
TDP: Is Thesawalamai law applicable in Australia
in so far as Jaffna Tamils living there and involved in litigation]
Gaja: Yes, if the
person is Sri Lankan by law. If the person passing away is Sri Lankan Jaffna
Tamil – then succession is as per Thesawalamai law. Param’s brother had wealth
in the UK. He lived in Vaddukoddai. In time to come dual citizens who die
intestate may be challenged on the basis of Thesawalamai law. Judges tend to
give their own interpretation but like in Ranil’s case the ancestors empower
the true believer.
As indicated in this conversation, majority voters in the last
elections were not Satvik (pure).
A good proportion were Rājasik (aggressive) and some were Tāmasik
(inactive). The last category included the middle class that has no
preferences in political leadership.