08 June 2023
VALUE OF POLICE ARRESTS
Yesterday, the Sri Lankan Police arrested Tamil MP Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam was arrested. As per the Hindu:
‘Sri Lanka police arrested Tamil legislator and Tamil National People’s Front Leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam at his Colombo residence early on June 7, on charges of “obstructing police duties”, hours before the Jaffna MP was scheduled to raise a breach of privilege matter in Parliament. He was later released on bail.
The development comes days after two men dressed in plain clothes turned up at a meeting of Mr. Ponnambalam and members of a local sports club in Jaffna, in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, and reportedly assaulted him.
In a video statement released following the June 2 incident, the Jaffna legislator, who is the son of the late Tamil politician and lawyer Kumar Ponnambalam, said the men identified as CID officials, but refused to show their identity cards when asked. Mr. Ponnambalam further said one of the men “assaulted” him when challenged, while another was seen “pointing a gun” at him. “If this is how a member of Parliament is treated, then everyone can imagine how the general Tamil population in the north-east are treated… The police in the north and east continue to act as an occupational, hostile force,” he said.
How is the Sri Lankan public to interpret this? Mr Ponnambalam indicated that he considered it to be racial. This means he does not consider last year’s dethroning of war hero Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa to have been due also to Racism against minorities . I responded as follows to a discussion on the ’Hindu concept of time’:
I believe that in this Kali yuga, there are ‘internal completions’ when there are global completions by us or by Truth. When this happens there is automatic restructure of the whole – as happened through Covid. Excesses by the medical professionals also contributed to this. The more we invest in Truth, the greater our comfort with the restructured system. Sri Lankan Parliament went through a restructure due to the power of citizens – (of all communities) who were self-governing being a stronger force than elected politicians. This was confirmed through Ranil who was not elected by the voters, becoming President. We have to discover the new Manu/structure and its shastras / laws.’
Hence, Minority communities need to think ‘secular’ first instead of ‘race first’ now that the system has gone through a restructure visible to the ‘world’.
At personal level, I realised that my legal actions against Australian authorities was endorsed by Truth. This realisation happened gradually when my book ‘Naan Australian’ was ‘taken’ to the National Library of Australia, via Congress library, through unknown forces.
The parallel of that is the role of minority pain in the dismissal of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Those who truly suffered, would identify with the ‘closure’ by Divine powers.
During current conflict with a local community group, I asked the management to take legal action against me. They wrote:
[We understand that your belief is that the levies are not valid, which is your right to believe so. ]
[Likewise yourself / the Treasurer. That is permitted in Democracy. But in the system of Democracy, resolutions are required to be submitted well in advance, debated and then voted on. That did NOT happen in the case of Roof Membrane levy. Thus far you have failed to confirm that this levy went through this process.]
This meant that I am no longer seeing ‘race’ as the reason but the secular reason common to all. This restructure, I believe, happened due to my acceptance of the ‘Quiet Judgment of Truth’. This acceptance has rendered me exceptional insight into the whole of the Australian system in terms of interpretation of the law. In other words, the law alerts me to breaches and guides me through the common pathway. This to me is the value of ‘Tat Tvam Asi/Though Art That’
I strongly recommend Tamil politicians to recognise the ‘natural closure by Truth’ and use the secular pathway to find fault. The Policeman was acting as per his instructions. I do not know of a single Sri Lankan or Australian Policeman who is capable of interpreting the law on their own. When they do not have ‘rules’ they go into the ‘subjective system’. That is politics and not administration. It is time politicians stopped playing politics outside the boundaries of Parliament.