QUAD & G7
US is not keen to pursue a new iteration of the Status of Forces
Agreement (SOFA) with Sri Lanka at present, visiting US Bureau of South
and Central Asian Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) Afreen Akhter
told The Sunday Morning last week. Security partnering: US not pursuing SOFA
with SL at present - The Morning
week the American President failed to turn up for the QUAD meeting in Australia.
This was reported as follows by CNBC under the heading ‘Australia cancels
Quad meeting in Sydney after Biden postponement’. But the same President
attended the G7 summit in Hiroshima.
I was invited to comment on ‘How Will Our Religions Handle the Discovery of
response began as follows:
believe that all beliefs, including through science and secular law are
religions. As the author has highlighted, ‘
was a local agreement. If the parties got married under that agreement, they
would not have global partners.
continued to explain my logic as follows:
Sri Lankans and Hindu Indians are examples of this. This can happen due to
realising that we are Universal souls or due to recognising only through the
physical – such as Tamil Eelam & Sinhala only. One in the relative world has
no authority to mark one in another world right or wrong. That is the law of
Sovereignty as well as the base of relativity.
respond to the question ‘Is Earth a privileged
place? Do we have an obligation to care for beings on other planets?’ as follows:
(They are trying to care for us morons bent
on destroying our planet!).
ET is from another form parallel to Earth they have no jurisdiction to
take care of us. They are like a Buddhist government that is unable take care
of other religions. Similarly USA has no jurisdiction over Sri Lanka in
ET is considered Universal Energy, yes it certainly has authority to take
care of us, including through Disciplinary actions. The vertical form of
this Universal power is known as ancestral power/heritage. Religious form is
such vertical form.
USA had such global power through UN to take action against LTTE. On its own it had no such power to
help or to punish. In terms of Tamil Eelam – even if we see it through
eyes of the traditional owners of Tamil homeland, unless we believe we are
traditional, we had no jurisdiction over areas developed through funds earned
in multicultural areas such as Colombo and Kandy. Likewise, Sinhalese. One
version of ‘Chief Seattle Speech’ presents this beautifully as follows:
dead cease to love you and the land of their nativity as soon as they pass the
portals of the tomb and wander away beyond the stars. They are soon
forgotten and never return. Our dead never forget this beautiful world that
gave them being.’
other words, those of us who genuinely value local heroes / relatives will
raise them to Universal level. Beyond that they cannot be accessed through
local communities. We have to become Universal. In Democracy, this is global.
Hence those who married local autocrats like LTTE chief, or Gotabaya Rajapaksa,
would become widows at global level.