Friday, 27 January 2023


27 January 2023

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

 

INDO CHINA WAR IN SRI LANKA

  • While the envoy of the atheist Chinese government has gone bare-chested to worship at a Hindu temple in Jaffna, the envoy of Narendra Modi’s anti-Muslim government in India has visited a mosque in Kattankudy, near Batticaloa. Politics doth make strange bedfellows and stranger practices. – ‘China courts influence in Sri Lanka via the Buddhist clergy’ by Tisaranee    Gunesekera

Chinese government’s move to tempt Northern Sri Lankans would have been registered at different levels by Sri Lankans. Some would have recorded the knowledge at emotional level; some others at intellectual level; A few at the root level through  their own truth. I am a believer in Nallur Murugan – the form of philosophy enshrined at the temple visited by the Chinese officials. My reception was as per my own belief. To that extent, I will use the current information for my own strength of mind. Likewise, Muslims in Kattankudy, in relation to Modi government’s visit.

 

Both groups have confirmed the global power of ethnic minorities in Sri Lanka. Tisranee highlights the past as follows:

Belt, Road – and Temple

China’s economic and political footprint in Sri Lanka grew dramatically from 2006, when Beijing offered to fund Mahinda Rajapaksa’s dream of turning the little harbour in his hometown of Hambantota into an international port (and name it after himself). Soon after winning the presidency in November 2005, Mahinda tried his luck with multiple potential funders, including India, and failed. China’s offer of bearing 85 percent of the cost, through a 15-year commercial loan for more than USD 300 million from Exim Bank, was eagerly accepted. So the port was built and hurriedly opened in November 2010 to mark Mahinda’s second presidential investiture and 65th birthday.

Though the project was a commercial failure, China’s loan spree continued. When the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, launched the Belt and Road’

 

The above identity lacks depth. through my book Different Beliefs, I share  my analysis of  how Buddhism upheld justice:

 

 

·       Buddhist remains at Kushinagar - Uttar Pradesh

·       1. The remains at Kushinagar are distributed in three sites the main site, Matha-Kuar shine, and the cremation stupa. The main site consists of the main stupa and Nirvana temple with the surrounding monuments.

·       2. On 20 October 2021, PM Modi officially inaugurated the airport during Abhidhamma Day celebrations at Kushinagar, stating that it would boost the aviation sector and help increase international tourism from Buddhist pilgrims around the world. On that day, Sri Lanka's Minister for Youth and Sports Namal Rajapaksa and more than a hundred members of the Buddhist clergy landed at the inauguration of the airport as the first international flight landing.

·       3. According to Bhikkhu Bodhi born Jeffrey Block, an American Theravada Buddhist monk ordained in Sri Lanka and currently teaching in the New York and New Jersey area,  Abhidharma’ is an abstract and highly technical systemization of the [Buddhist] doctrine," which is "simultaneously a philosophy, a psychology and an ethics, all integrated into the framework of a program for liberation’

 

In March 2022, the Sri Lankan Sinhalese – largely Buddhists, became the medium  through whom the Buddhist heritage ‘Abhidharma’ manifested its Opposition to the Economic motive of Tourism. The protests began on the Ides of March . Wikipedia presents the following timeline of the Political collapse:

4. On 15 March, tens of thousands of supporters of the largest opposition party, the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) led by Sajith Premadasa, carried out protests in front of the President's office, demanding that the President resign

5.On 30 March, Mahinda Rajapaksa's son Namal Rajapaksa arrived for the opening ceremony of a sports ground in Bandarawela. During the opening, locals blocked the road and demanded fuel. This resulted in Rajapaksa avoiding the area and the mayor opening the grounds instead

6. On 1 April, Shashseendra Rajapaksa, nephew of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was forced to avoid a ceremony in Wallawaya due to protesters waving black flags

7. On 3 April, several Rajapaksa cabinet ministers submitted their resignations. Those who resigned included Namal Rajapaksa, who had criticized the social media blackout. Two ministers from the Rajapaksa family, Chamal Rajapaksa and Basil Rajapaksa, also resigned.

8. On 9 May 2022, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa tendered his resignation to the President.

9.By 10 July the Presidential Residence had become a tourist attraction with large numbers of Sri Lankans visiting the building to observe the luxuries enjoyed by the president despite the economic crisis.

10.On the morning of 13 July, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives with his wife and two bodyguards

When we Sri Lankans seek through our respective religions, we would become global enough to discipline our respective governments. The question that needs to be asked is ‘why did the Indian government, not protest strongly against ‘Buddhism Foremost’ article in the Sri Lankan constitution?

Tamil politicians who are pushing for the implementation of the 13th amendment are continuing to miss the global boat!

 

 

 

Tuesday, 24 January 2023

 


24 January 2023

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

 

SUBCONTINENT TO GLOBAL

True value in writing is realised when the reader completes the other half. One of my readers, was Dr. S. Chandrasekharan  of India’s RAW (Research & Analysis wing). I honoured Dr. Chandrasekharan, as follows in my book ‘Different Logics’:

[Highly respected Journalist of Indian origin - Dr. S. Chandrasekharan wrote in his article headed

Coronavirus and the Chinese Hypocrisy dated -September 27, 2020:

 

[I recall another saying by Gajalakshmi Paramasivam who said – I quote “Once we are true to ourselves – Truth does the rest”.]

 

 I feel that Dr Chandrasekharan believed in me and hence had shared ownership in my work. ]

 

Today I read with interest another Indian Mr P K Balachandran’s articleSL concerns over proposed Sethusamudram ship canal project’ in which the Indian highlights as follows:

On January 12, the Tamil Nadu State Assembly unanimously adopted a government resolution urging New Delhi to immediately implement the long-pending “Sethusamudram project” which envisages a canal cut through the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait to facilitate ship movement between the East and West coasts of India by the shortest route. 

The proposal to cut a canal in the shallow sea dividing India and Sri Lanka to save on coast-to-coast journey time and promote the development of South Tamil Nadu, has been objected to in India on navigational, environmental and economic grounds. Since the project will have an impact on Sri Lanka too, objections have been raised in the island also.’

 

Since last year’s economic collapse in Sri Lanka, the awareness of Indian Tamil power has strengthened. In one way, it could be taken as Natural Justice delivering its own closure to the ethnic conflict between Tamils and Sinhalese of Sri Lanka. But the more Tamils act to take advantage of the collapse, the higher the risk of mutation of the problem, which would involve global players such as Canada taking advantage as quid pro quo for accommodating Tamil refugees. Likewise, Tamil Nadu. If this were to happen – it would be another pandemic that Sri Lankans would be facing.

Mr Balachandran indicates redemption through UNCLOS UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

[Article 235 (1) of UNCLOS says that: “States are responsible for the fulfillment of their international obligations concerning the protection and preservation of the marine environment.” Art. 194(2) recognizes that: “States shall take all measures necessary to ensure that activities under their jurisdiction or control are so conducted as not to cause damage by pollution to other States and their environment and that pollution arising from incidents or activities under their jurisdiction or control does not spread beyond the areas where they exercise sovereign rights in accordance with this Convention. ]

To the extent Sri Lanka respects global ethics, its own sovereign powers would be protected by global players. If we continue to play the game of local politics, Sri Lanka risks demoting its status to such a low level, that it would become the playground of immature global players such as Canada.

As appreciated by Dr Chandrasekharan, I have discovered that Once we are true to ourselves – Truth does the rest’. When Sri Lankan government is true to itself, Truth will guide it.

The Economic collapse is like the poison that came out when the gods and asuras churned the ocean of milk. Shiva, the power that transcended body consciousness swallowed the poison. Then came the nectar. If the poison (Economic collapse) is absorbed by ethical Sri Lankans and global leaders, the nectar of sovereignty at global level will follow. India’s Tamil Nadu needs to respect this, to preserve its own sovereign powers.

Tuesday, 20 December 2022

 

LAND & ELDERS

All completed experiences are stored as positive Energy. Deeper the experience, stronger the positive Energy. Belief is positive Energy


Once I disconnect with the issue, my truth walks away and leaves the legal system to deal with itself, as per the remaining members’ truth. When judgments are delivered to suppress the truth of a positive contributor to law and order, the law is neglected to such an extent that it becomes a sin. Sins, like the Corona virus are autonomous and spread exponentially. Believers in the system of secular law need to therefore continue to remain within the system to prevent the spread of wrongs that have gone past the point of no-return, to become sins.  

In Sri Lankan Parliament, the opposition was weak.  Hence it tended towards autocracy -  as if the opposition was ‘junior’.

The following illustrates how the system change works:



 

Every place where one realises and/or practices Independence is the home of Sovereignty itself.  We need laws and official endorsements for others to beware – so as not to hurt themselves by lessening the value of such persons. Such Independent persons have the support of Natural Forces in maintaining balance of  the system of karma. Hence the system of respecting such elders who are taken as being more independent than juniors, until known otherwise.

The sacrifices I made to purchase that land, deepened my ownership. As per my knowledge, to Mr Benedict it was business investment and his investment was calculated through linear measures. Mine was strongly protected by belief.

To my mind, where our base is strong, we would use the law that flows from that Truth, as  causal Energy  and would belong in Management. Where our belief in the base is weak, we would tend to be driven by outcomes/effects and hence belong in the group being ‘Managed’ by the above group driven by causal forces. When the two forces are equal at that place within a particular period, that group becomes self-managing Sovereign group. To my mind therefore, it is understandable that Tamils of Sri Lanka, with such a strong management force within themselves,  would reject  laws that they did not identify with as being measures through which their / our contribution to the Land is confirmed and if such laws were accepted, would have diluted the Sovereign value of Tamils as a community and therefore the Sovereign value of any country or region that this land is taken to be a part of.

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

 


22 November 2022

 

Conversation with a Tamil Diaspora Elder (TDE)

 TDE :[The last one third of the population, had included , like in any large society, persons criminally bent, up to all kinds of skullduggery: from petty thefts, to murder & mayhem - rape and drug peddling etc., All these ceased  as soon as the LTTE took control of the N/E - during that period the tigers ran the administration in an authoritarian manner.]

 

Gaja: As you ought to know by now, I reside in Thunaivi when I go to Northern Sri Lanka. Most of the above qualities apply to them also. But that area is EPDP managed. NOT LTTE. The government offices have NOT moved there as promised due to fear of both – the People as well as EPDP. Many of them get jobs in government through EPDP. This is their reality. I do not interfere with them and they do not cross my path.

 

TDE :[You state that the LTTE was ‘known’ to have been “involved” in drug trafficking to make money for their stated cause , is not based on any reliable evidence.]

 

Gaja: You expect evidence because you are an ‘outsider’. I learnt about it through a close family member who is part of the LTTE Diaspora. A senior in that group is now in a high official position and hence I keep his name confidential. But I disciplined my family member who was feeling sorry for the guy who ‘got caught’ trafficking. To me, it is most reliable belief based sharing. If you also cared about such disenfranchised groups you would use the sharing to get to know those groups better.  As an outsider, you would ‘fear’ living in that area. I was anxious but I would almost continuously invoke my paternal grandmother who lived on her own in Araly until 87. She groomed 10 children. On the night she had the fatal fall we were there. She did not die alone. This is the amazing truth. Whenever I felt anxious in Thunaivi, I invoked my Aachi / grandmother. Intoxicated youth tried to intimidate me. I would then go away but only for a short time. The way LTTE was right for them and others of their culture, these folks are right for themselves. When I live there as part of their community , I have to use their laws. Even my husband is not allowed to directly discipline them.  Mr Kanageeswaran’s holiday home is on the other side – the senior caste side. He never comes this side.

 

TDE :[Thus drug trafficking  had not been needed nor resorted to by the LTTE]

 

Gaja: I draw your attention to the following part of your response:

[Kumaran Pathmanathan  alias KP , after collaborating with the government, made available to the State , most of the LTTE gold: a Sinhalese gentleman who had been one of the top economic advisers in the ministry of finance, told me that this gold was more than sufficient to adequately aid  the government to sustain itself up to a point, between 2010 and 2015] and also to [The LTTE obtained a sovereign gold from a majority of Tamil families in the North and the East . Again several families gave the gold voluntarily, many reluctantly parted with the gold after some friendly persuasion! still others had been compelled to give the gold due to open intimidation.

 

If this gold was purely local, then by hoarding it, they confirm that they lacked the skills to develop public infrastructure. This happens with ‘stolen’ money. The monies willingly donated would have been actively used for ‘fighting’. The right approach would have been to donate it to UNDP. But when they think they are right, there comes a time when they begin hoarding.

 

The monies donated to them would at best work only for their community which excludes ‘Tamils committed to Democracy’

 

TDE [Only those folks affected by the harsh kangaroo courts of the LTTE , slandered the Tigers]

I do not know of any Tamil who ‘slanders’ the Tigers. Many do oppose them and that is healthy in democracy.

 Love

Gaja



Sunday, 20 November 2022

 

20 November 2022

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

 

TAMILS LOSE; SINHALESE WIN

 

I needed some reading material for my student from Hambantota in Southern Sri Lanka which is also the home area of the Rajapaksa family. I opened ‘Sri Lanka News’ and the first item was ‘The Jungle and the Sea, follow-up to Counting and Cracking, uses theatre as a safe space to discuss Sri Lankan civil war’

Just last week a friend of mine gave a glowing review of  Counting and Cracking’ and mentioned that she intended going to the follow up also. My friend mentioned that it was by Anandavalli’s son. I shared that I had served articles at Anandavalli’s father’s firm Satchi’s. (Satchithananda, Schokman, Wijeratne & Co).

When I saw the ABC report at https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-19/the-jungle-and-the-sea-counting-and-cracking-sri-lanka/101635476    I was eager. But when I started reading, my heart fell. As per ABC report:

[Then in 2010, against his mother's wishes, Shakthi visited family in Sri Lanka and learnt that his great-grandfather had been the only Tamil politician in the country's post-independence government. (Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, was part of the British Empire until 1948).

If Shakthi had consulted with elders in his Australian family, starting with the Pasupati’s he would have learnt that Mr GG Ponnambalam and Mr M Thiruchelvam were also members of the Government.

Most important to me is the following account by Wikipedia, under Maviddapuram Kandaswamy Temple, about Shakthi’s great grandfather:

[Only "high" caste Hindus had been allowed to worship in the temple. In 1968 several hundred "low" caste Hindus, mainly Pallar and Nalavar, staged a non-violent protest outside the temple gates but were met with violence from a group of "high" caste Hindus. In June 1968 "low" caste Hindus stormed the temple. They were given access to the temple following the intervention of Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK, Federal Party). C. Suntharalingam, who had led the "high" caste resistance to opening the temple up to the "low" castes, was prosecuted under the Prevention of Social Disabilities Act and fined Rs. 50 by the Supreme Court. This act, which had been brought in as a private member's bill by ITAK in 1957, made the denial of entry into a place of worship on grounds of caste an offence. ]

 

It is important to me because my primary contribution in Sri Lanka’s North is to balance the negative karma of caste-based discrimination which mutated into race-based karma. All sins mutate due to sins being absolute powers, with minds of their own. In Northern Sri Lanka, we live in Thunaivi – a toddy tapper (Nalavar) village . Today also we participated in the poojah / mass through online facilities. After the mass , English classes would be conducted, for which I send the material from here. Not many attend, but every bit of that contribution is pure offsetting Energy. None of our relatives from North visit us there. Government officials have refused to move there despite persuading us to donate land on the promise that the government offices would relocate once the building built for that purpose, out of Public funds had been completed. 16 years later, the government officers are yet to relocate. Reason – fear of Nalavar caste culture. Those like Shakthi, are celebrated by the ‘educated’ class and they are overwhelmingly supported by Australian media

As per ABC:

‘The epic family drama won 14 major awards, including seven Helpmanns and the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature (Australia's richest literary prize).

In August this year, Counting and Cracking opened to rave reviews at the Edinburgh International Festival and Birmingham Festival.

Reward for lies! How ignorant can the global media be!

 

Interestingly, soon after reading the ABC review, I was drawn to the article ‘Discrimination against low-caste monks in Sri Lanka’ at https://www.themorning.lk/discrimination-against-low-caste-monks-in-sri-lanka/

As per my own Research about karma:

[Positive Karma / Heritage, comes with its own balance and resides in the mind of the developer as intuitive intelligence. It is invoked  through respect by the heirs of the developer. The negative side of positive karma is seated more deeply than positive side.   In a ‘free environment, it is invoked on her/himself by one with negative karma.

That is how we learn about others’ truth through our own truth.

Negative karma also comes with its own balance and is invoked through disrespect for the ancestor. The positive side of Negative karma resides deeper than the negative side.  In a ‘free environment, it is invoked on her/himself by one with positive karma. ] Different Logics

 

 

Friday, 18 November 2022

 

http://austms.blogspot.com/

18 November 2022

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

 

MH17 & SRI LANKAN WAR

‘Based on his findings, Eliot Higgins believes the events of 2014 and 2022 are inextricably linked.

"People were just turning a blind eye to it, policymakers just weren't comfortable with calling out Russia in a way they really should have done. And they didn't react in the way that could have prevented the invasion in 2022’ - MH17: Three guilty as court finds Russia-controlled group downed airliner - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63637625

 

 

About the source:

Bellingcat’s innovative approaches to using publicly available data and citizen journalist analysis have been particularly significant for advancing narratives of conflict, crime, and human rights abuses. We have produced investigations on these issues in coordination with partners and allies and expanded our training so that a growing corps of citizen journalists is poised to pursue these stories alongside us.  

 

Back to BBC report:

[Eliot Higgins, founder of the investigative platform Bellingcat, delved into the open source evidence. His team identified links with Russia's 53rd Anti Aircraft Missile Brigade, and trawled through 200 soldiers' social media posts to confirm the identity and role of many members of the unit based at a Russian military barracks in Kursk. Bellingcat shared their findings with Dutch prosecutors. He believes the trial has laid bare indisputable proof of Russia's involvement.

"I think at this point, and especially with a guilty verdict," Eliot told us, "anyone who would claim that Russia wasn't involved with this shoot down is really a ridiculous person".]

 

Value identified with : Genuine investigative / Research work becomes valuable to one in need. Towards this’ the Service Provider needs to NOT take any benefits – even in thought,  from the outcomes.

 

The link to Sri Lanka:  I wrote the summary of my investigative work as follows recently:

[I believed in Singapore Airlines, due to their training when I joined Air Lanka – then (in 1979), the  newly forming National carrier of Sri Lanka. While I was waiting to be called for an interview,  a holy elder said to me in the ‘home’ of my aunt Padma, in Colombo – words to the effect ‘Like Murugan, you are going to fly’.  Lord Muruga’s ‘vehicle’ is the peacock.

Muruga represents ‘beauty’ that pleases the eyes of others, but without any pride. Aunt Padma was such a person and hence the sage spoke to me at her home The peacock represents pride in its looks – as in ‘proud as a peacock’. In Hindu temples, the Divine power is in the altar and the corresponding animal depiction which promotes desire-based frivolous opposition is outside the altar.……….. Air Lanka called me for an interview and I had a job offer. Majority in the interview panel were Singaporeans from Singapore Airlines. Air Lanka’s  logo was peacock. Eventually, I went to Papua New Guinea, due to my performance at Air Lanka.

 

Interestingly, Wikipedia information on this is a mix of Ravana – the Opposition of Hindu Avatar Rama Buddhist theory:

Livery

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Airlanka_logo.png.

The Air Lanka logo (1979-1998).

The initial livery consisted of red stripes on a white fuselage. The tail was solid red and sported the corporate logo, a stylized vimana locally known as "Dandu Monara" (Flying Peacock Aircraft) of King Ravana of ancient "Lanka", Ravana. as per the famous "Ramayana" mythology. The five 'tail feathers' represent the "Five Precepts" (Pancha Seela) of Buddhism and the three 'crown feathers' represent the "Triple Gem" (Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha) of Buddhism. Red colour reflects the predominant colour in the Sri Lankan national flag which represent the majority race in the country, Sinhalese. This meaningful logo was designed by Mr Shantha Saparamadu, formerly of Ceylinco advertising. This was the sole livery of the airline for nearly two decades, from January 1979 to October 1998.’

 

The above presentation confirms the reason why there was/is an ethnic war in Sri Lanka and why some parts of the Tamil community fought for physical separation.  To me the presentation ‘majority race in the country, Sinhalese’ meant  that is the peacock attitude of pride and Murugan followers would comfortably ride on the peacock to be a governing force in Sri Lanka. I believe I am in Sri Lanka.

Ramayana would be mythology to the non-beliver. To believers like me, it is a legend. As per ‘what happened’ Rama was the winner and Ravana was the loser. The winner has the moral authority to lead after the war.

As per Rama’s Avatar – Sri Sathya Sai Baba – the Pancha Seela  / five precepts are

 Ahimsa (Noninjury), Sathya (Truth), Soucham (Purity), Daya (Compassion) and Asthikyam (Faith in God).

As per Wikipedia:

The Five Principles, as stated in the Sino–Indian Agreement 1954, are listed as:

1.  mutual respect for each other's territorial integrity and sovereignty,

2.  mutual non-aggression,

3.  mutual non-interference in each other's internal affairs,

4.  equality and co-operation for mutual benefit, and

5.  peaceful co-existence

These principles are a strict interpretation of the Westphalian   norms of state sovereignty.

.. Westphalian sovereignty, or state sovereignty, is a principle in international law that each state has exclusive sovereignty over its territory. The principle underlies the modern international system of sovereign states and is enshrined in the United Nations Charter, which states that "nothing ... shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state. According to the idea, every state, no matter how large or small, has an equal right to sovereignty.’

 

The above presentation of Air Lanka is confirmation ‘Buddhism foremost’ article in the Sri Lankan constitution and its predecessor ‘Sinhala only’ language policy. The parallel of the United Nations is the Sri Lankan government and the parallel of UN charter is the Sri Lankan constitution. The Sri Lankan parallel of member states are the communities of diverse cultures in Sri Lanka. As per the above presentation of Air Lanka, it was Buddhist airline. Buddhism promotes begging by spiritual leaders. Hence a Buddhist airline would need to beg.

In contrast I am a believer in Nallur Muruga who is presented as Alangara Kanthan / Ornamentally Decorated Kanthan (Murugan). When led by believers in Nallur, Air Lanka was commercially successful.

The Lord rewards each one as per their belief.

 

If the UN looks into the ‘Buddhism Foremost’ policy, it would prevent the Sri Lankan war genes spreading to regional and global levels. Every completed experience goes towards prevention.