VOICE DISCUSSIONS WITHIN
SRI LANKAN DIASPORA
Lal: The voice is not (only) about those who have been
unjustly punished. It is also NOT DIVISIVE.
choice is between Separatism/Divisiveness and Diversity. With Voice,
there is s different structure to the current structure at the fundamental
level. Otherwise, there is no need for a referendum.
Lal: It is
about recognising the EXISTING DIFFERENCES between the First Nations
Peoples (FNP-Those who were here before European settlement) and migrants (those who came here from
the time of European settlement) by particular recognition of the FNP in the
Gajalakshmi: The differences make us diverse. The outer manifestations in
looks and conduct, confirm that we travelled through different cultural
pathways. If we are made to look the same, it would make us ‘uniform’ and that
would be a terrible loss to those who value diversity. That would
be today’s version of the ‘Stolen Generation.’
Lal: FNP-Those who were here before European
Gajalakshmi: Their Sri Lankan parallels are he
Lal: and migrants (those who came here from
the time of European settlement)
Gajalakshmi: Their Sri Lankan
parallels are the Indian Royal family members who were first migrants in Sri
Lanka. They were of Buddhist as well as Hindu cultures.
Lal: by particular recognition of the FNP in the Australian
Gajalakshmi: It is the basic human right of every person to live as per
her/his conscience. When we form groups, we need to ensure that we do not
interfere with the Sovereignty of another in the group. Hence we need laws. The
fundamental laws are written in the Constitution.
The Australian Constitution was written by the first migrants
who were British. A group that makes laws has to believe not only in the
law, but in the People for whose benefit the law is being made. Ideally it
needs to be on the basis of their experience of the whole group. But where
there are differences in cultures within the whole, this would not be possible.
Hence in Autocracy there are time-based divisions as juniors and
seniors/first arrivals and later arrivals.
But in Democracy, the grouping is place based. Then time
based power needs to die at the physical level . This means that only the truth
lives past that stage. This is because truth is eternal and
comes with us as invisible energy.
The requirement of space-based belief in each other is breached
when we use time-based beliefs. Recognising ‘FNP in the Australian
Constitution’ would take us back to autocracy, which will
automatically clash with Democratic parts of the constitution and its
requirement of zero advantage on time basis. In other words, the we generate a
permanent opposition at fundamental level.
The Sri Lankan parallel of such advantage in the
Constitution is ‘Buddhism foremost’ article in the constitution. It is in
breach of Democracy. Since it is NOT belief based, it requires human
intervention to monitor ethnic conflicts.
The path of Democracy leads to Oneness only when no side
has advantage at the start. The ‘advisory’ renders an advantage to the
FNP. Its parallel in sports is ‘match-fixing’ to rectify previous mistake.
Its Sri Lankan parallel would be Veddas as advisors to Buddhist rulers.
You have quoted me as follows
Lal: "I therefore qualify as a victim due to
the same reason as the group referred to as ‘indigenous Australians’ who were
unjustly punished by ‘outsiders’. "
is issue based and confirms zero advantage on time basis. Since I experienced
the pain in Australia, due to expectations of Racial Equality I gained deeper
intelligence in global laws of democracy
Lal: ‘There is a HUGE difference
between the FNP and migrants.’
like blind men describing the elephant as per their own respective experience.
That is how we vote in democracy. I have knowledge of FNP pain. But my own pain
is the basis on which I receive that knowledge. The PM ‘sees’ the full
elephant. Unless he himself experienced discrimination pain and/or felt the
pain of another as his, it is mere knowledge, which needs intellectual balance
to be applied on equal footing. The requirement in criminal cases is ‘beyond
reasonable doubt’. Belief based judgment is without doubt. ‘Reasonable is the
margin of error allowed for the ‘gap’ between belief and balanced knowledge.
Lal: The FNP were here first. ALL OTHERS came
to this land without an invitation nor permission of the FNP who owned this
land till then. The FNP did not force these others to remain here against their
Is this not true?
It is true that FNP were here first. But it is also true
that structured and regulated immigration and its support systems were
implemented by first migrants. Former is de facto and latter is marriage by
from countries colonised by more powerful people should be able to appreciate
the views of the FNP in this regard.
Gajalakshmi: I am from such a
country – Sri Lanka. I deeply value the laws of Sri Lanka that were inherited by
us. Much of the above is based on their global wisdom. Some find fault and
others admire the positives. I am in the latter group. Many members of the Sri
Lankan judiciary follow the local pathways and at group level they take the law
at knowledge level. This is why at the higher courts one needs ptoficiency in
English. Again, thank you
Lal: Thank you, Gajalakshmi.
Democracy is far from perfect as it can ignore minorities
completely and if one is in such a minority all the laws based on democracy
would not look fair at all!
Gajalakshmi: Thank you Lal. Opposition at
Equal level is the pathway through which minorities maintain our Sovereignty .
Without this ‘equal opposition’ Democracy cannot live. It therefore slips into
Autocracy. This happened in Sri Lanka until 2022.
Lal: True, Gajalakshmi. But 'equal opposition' is so
difficult to achieve without the support of numbers.
arguments may be the only path to any success. But an understanding, compassionate
hearing is also essential for success. Lal