Saturday 28 February 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 27 February  2015

Completed ​ or Finished

I rang Susil Wanigaratne who was hospitalized in Colombo about a week ago. Susil was admitted to hospital because he was feeling weak and was running a temperature. I heard about it  yesterday and I rang him immediately from Sydney. Susil said he was feeling lifeless and complained that the temperature was not going down. I chatted to him for a while and advised him a little. Susil is a Sinhala Nationalist because that is the only pathway known to him. But Susil is very accepting of Sri Lankans of Tamil origin and more importantly Tamil Nationalists. He is in fact part of the community in Wellawatte – a predominantly Tamil area in Colombo. I rang again today to check on his progress and was delighted to hear that he has been discharged and was ready to go home!  Susil said that after he spoke to me he regained his confidence – and now even the temperature was gone! That made me happy. I thanked the Lord again for answering my prayers. The best thing I could do for Susil was to pray as if he were a part of me  - the same way I was praying for the Bali 9 leaders. Each time something positive  happens – without any direct intervention on my part – I know clearly that the progress was due to that Higher Power which blesses One mindedness.

Susil is our auto-rickshaw man in Colombo. To be able to receive the Lord’s blessings through our prayers – Susil also had to be open minded – and his mind needed to be clear of any bias. There are Tamil minds that are less open than Susil’s to becoming one-minded with me. Likewise, in terms of  Myuran Sukumaran’s family – they are not my relatives but their family is more or less the only family we had as new migrants in Australia. Hence the natural mind connection during time of deep need. In both instances – our strength of mind works them to help themselves. That has a chain effect. Even if Myuran’s body is no longer with us – his mind will be.

The mind of Sukumaran 10 years ago was without the depth of belonging to a common society. Hence it did not think twice about damaging another society either.  But we have come a long way since then. Sukumaran’s mind is now worth preserving and inheriting. His body will be gone but he will continue to live with us. That is the way with heritage. One who fails to give recognition to this – be it an individual or a legal system – is driven by the physical.

I am referring not only to Indonesians here. I am referring to Sri Lankans also. The mind of Sri Lankans on both sides of the Ethnic bridge needs to become stronger through the Truth discovered about each other. If we keep referring to what happened in the past all the time – then it means we are operating at the emotional level. The mind of the Governments on both sides is not the same as it was 30 years ago or even in 2009 when innocent civilians suffered. We need to render such suffering dignity – by valuing why those deaths happened.  When we so value – those who died live with us forever. This is the reason why we have memorials in many cultures. If the mind is also lost when the body dies  - we would not rise above funerals. These thoughts have been strongly influenced by the poor conduct of some family members from Vaddukoddai who are using the name of Thesawalamai to ‘get’ ‘money only’ from a relative who died. There is no demonstration of respect for the mind that gave us Thesawalamai. Their ‘attitudes’ sadly have been upheld by the Mallakam District Court which delayed judgment by more than a year. I had to wrote to the Judicial Services Commission and out came to verdict – so we can raise the matter to the Court of Appeal.

Unlike some who are critical of Thesawalamai which includes the principles on which the dowry system works I am in awe of the minds of my Tamil elders who gave me Thesawalamai Law so I would uphold the dignity of my marriage and as well as my commitment to my husband’s side of the family more than to mine. I was practicing the fundamentals of this law even though it was not recognized and rewarded by my husband’s family. My experience as a migrant, with the Australian system has strengthened my mind. The parallel of Thesawalamai law is the 1901 law of Trespass here in New South Wales. I prayed to my Australian elders to guide me – and not only proved in court that the Australian Police were unlawful in arresting me  – but more importantly discarded the superficial part of my workplace relationships.  I continue to carry the consolidated value of my experiences as my Truth and the common family as my consolidate family.   

The passing away of my brother-in-law who had saved wealth – brought me the opportunity to study the Thesawalamai mind – and I am so much in awe of the wisdom of those elders who practiced equality in marriage and the hierarchical system of management at the workplace. Dowry system and the caste system are heritage names for Equal Opportunity system and Industrial Relations system of  today’s world.  By experiencing Thesawalamai we are making in action - universal declarations of Independence. Slogans of Tamil Eelam are the parallels of the money value in the wealth inherited from our Brother. One who inherits the mind is the real heir to the independence enjoyed by our Brother.  One who therefore inherits the mind of Thewalamai elders is already independent. The rest will die with their body.  A relationship becomes family when completed.  This must not be confused with physical togetherness. Recently a Sri Lankan Diaspora leader shared the following with me in clarification:

Completed ​ or Finished .
No dictionary has ever been able to satisfactorily define the difference between "complete" and "finished." During a recent linguistic conference, held in London, England, and attended by some of the best linguists in the world Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese linguist, was the presenter when he was asked to make that very distinction. The question put to him by a colleague in the erudite audience was this:  
Some say there is no difference between complete and   finished .   Please explain the difference in a way that is easy to understand.

Mr. Balgobin’s response: When you marry the right woman, you are complete . If you marry the wrong woman, you are finished . And, if the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are completely finished

This applies to all relationships. That brings us to statements by the Chief Minister of Northern Province of Sri Lanka - the Hon C.V. Wigneswaran – who also is considered to be an investor in Thesawamai:
Ceylontoday: Exposing the truth cannot be racism, reconciliation maybe achieved only through finding the truth, pointed out Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, responding to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe's comment over the passing of the genocide resolution at the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) last week.
"Releasing the truth to the people cannot be identified as racism, and Prime Minister's comment on our move has saddened the council. Our resolution has just pointed out the truth," he said. Only when the truth is exposed can reconciliation be reached, the 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission' in South Africa found the truth in order to find ways for reconciliation, he stated…….
"We brought in the resolution to express our thoughts on the postponement of the UN report. We feel the Prime Minister had given a reply to our claim for a change in the political culture. Prime Minister's stand is making us feel that our people from the North cannot expect reconciliation with those in the South. But I feel that the Sinhala people are righteous, but their politicians have misguided them," he added.
The mind that committed alleged Genocide needs to be true as of now for this generation to make such a claim. If this is  then the Sinhala people who elect government cannot be righteous people. In my article Emperor Bali & the Tamil Mind ( I have tried to bring across that Common Value.  Winning the land was personal victory for Emperor Bali.  Until it is merged with the Lord’s system of Truth – the success is not Completed. It may very well be ‘finished’.  In Mr. Wigneswaran’s case – the right partner in governance is Thesawalamai mind. If Thesawalamai in Mr. Wigneswaran catches him with the Separatists the Chief Minister will be completely finished!

Thursday 26 February 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 26 February  2015

Emperor Bali & the Tamil Mind

The feedback from grassroots is positive and gives one hope. The new Governor of Northern Sri Lanka – the Hon HMGS Palihakkara is listening to the difficulties of workers as per a group that has been affected by the war. Many in the group are war widows  and the new Governor  has promised to address them as soon as possible. This confirms to me that the current Provincial Council is more united in serving Northern Sri Lanka than was the case previously. Given that this was done with least publicity but to the satisfaction of the victims – I feel that Mother Power is working strongly.  As I often say – Mothers are Feelers and Fathers are Thinkers. In this instance I feel strongly that the feelings of the Governor and the feelings of Chief Minister have combined to deliver a satisfactory outcome to this group of needy widows in Northern Province.

On the other hand I am feeling rather upset over the news of LTTE influenced groups burning the effigy of the Hon M A Sumanthiran -  who along with the Hon R Sampanthan, participated in the Independence Day Celebrations under the new Government. To me they were confirming their independent interpretation of the feelings of Tamils who seek self-governance as Sri Lankans. This according to news reports has upset the LTTE supporters within the Tamil Political leadership. I expect such to happen. But burning of effigy confirms poor culture on the part of such LTTE supporters. One member of the Tamil Diaspora wrote in anguish:

[Shame on those who participated and encouraged this to happen! Are we to destroy ourselves? Get rid of the members in TNA & NPC – who are not politically astute but playing into the gallery!!]

There are others with whose reasoning I do not identify. In his article in relation to this for example, Professor Ratnajeevan Hoole states:
[Today we lack Tamils fluent in English who can read the many strands of thought available widely in English and engage the Sinhalese. The field is left open to extremists. University youth are cut off from the liberal ideals of previous generations because they can read only Tamil language websites. (The Sinhalese situation is not as parlous as judged by who passes SAT and GRE English tests to get university admissions in the US). As a result Tamil youth lack choice in getting leaders who can articulate themselves to outsiders.
This is the challenge before the universities serving the North and the East where those comfortable in English are few and confined to the staff”

Language is a handicap for members of both ethnicities  who have embraced education in their own respective languages. Whilst this limits one’s interactions with other cultures in wider society – majority Sri Lankans at most times did not use English in their everyday living. Christians like Professor Hoole,  had greater advantage to learn English due to Missionaries. I myself was educated at the Holy Family Convent and majority in my class were not fluent in the use of English. As my son said about speaking Tamil – they understand but they do not make the effort to structure their expressions in that language.  In terms of family – one cousin said that she used English when she got cross with her husband and the other said she used Tamil when she was romantic with her husband. To my mind, that sums up our upper middle class Tamil families.

Anything learnt without belief as its base  - is likely to be used for trading purposes. This is the reason why Sinhala only law would have worked against Tamils. Belief is the reason why one needs separation of powers – especially in democracy. I did not learn Hinduism in school. Now I feel that the discoveries I have made about the deep values of Hinduism were due to my genuine faith in my elders with whom I shared common belief in Nallur Murugan. I did not study Hinduism formally or informally through the intellectual path. But by practicing the little I knew and attributing to the Lord  through the Divine Forms known to me – His  share of the benefits, I was able to develop deep insight into the Hindu values known to me. I appreciate the parallels of this in the case of  true believers in all ethnicities in Sri Lanka. The test is that they would not damage the other side under any circumstances. They would respect them as Equals. 

Education in one’s mother language is  important in Democracy. Otherwise we Tamils are likely to feel second class in England and other countries where English is the official language. I admire the clever minds of  Tamils including LTTE Tamils who produced their own weapons and equipment with very little material resources. They are not different to clever academics at the University of  Jaffna.  Professor Hoole writes about this group:

[A petition dated 24 Feb. (today is 22 Feb.) to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights by the Jaffna University Teachers’ Association (JUTA) says, among other things,

“We understand that you recommended the postponement of the report, inter alia, with the hope that the new Government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena will initiate a credible domestic mechanism to investigate into the mass atrocities committed during the civil war in Sri Lanka. Given the current composition of the Government (which includes those who took an active part in the war) and prior history relating to domestic mechanisms having failed to deliver justice, we wish to make it very clear that we have no faith in any domestic mechanism that this Government may establish. Given our long experience with Sinhala Buddhist hegemonic institutions that dominate Sri Lanka’s politics we have no faith that members of the Sri Lankan armed forces will ever be prosecuted locally for any wrong doing. International supervision of any domestic mechanism will only serve to waste time.”

These fears reflect what many Tamil people think. This is why both Sampanthan and Sumanthiran were emphatic that the report should be released now. Although the UN has a point in saying that more evidence could be forthcoming if the government cooperates, that is no good reason to stop the interim report. But given the postponement, the issue has been hijacked by Tamil extremists to work against the two moderate leaders, untruthfully accusing Sumanthiran of secretly agreeing with the UNHRC to the postponement.]

This letter is in English language and it is from a Jaffna Tamil University. English Language obviously is not a problem for this group of academics. But like with LTTE weapons produced to elevate the status of armed warfare above the political path  – these judgments are in breach of Due Processes applicable to all sections of the Tamil Community. These confirm the role played by this University in the ethnic war. The Doctrine of Separation of Powers needs to be maintained between independent bodies – in this instance the University and the Human Rights Commission. Each independent body has to publish its discoveries and judgments to the Public and other independent bodies need to read through that Public to retain the independence of the information being published. The Jaffna University Teachers’ Association has every right to publish its findings to the Public – independent of  any other body. But it does not have the authority to use its status to judge the Government of Sri Lanka or worse – the UN.  This above communication by the Tamil academics confirms that they also are indifferent to the Tamil Provincial Council. This is their parallel of burning of effigy by LTTE supporters. By failing to condemn them,  Professor Hoole also has confirmed his lack of independence. To my mind this is due to academic ego.

There is a beautiful Hindu Legend about the need to surrender ego to enjoy the experience of  Divine Powers.  It is about Emperor Bali – who like Alexander the Great – conquered many countries and ruled Supreme. In celebrating his victory Emperor Bali conducted a Yaaham (Religious ceremony around the Fire).  Towards the end of that Yaaham Lord Vishnu takes the form of a Short Brahmin (Hindu Priest) / Vamanan (person of short status) and seeks alms from Emperor Bali – as part of  ritual. He asks for the land covered by three paces and his request is granted.  Lord Vishnu then takes gigantic  proportions. His first step covers the whole of the world of gods captured by Emperor Bali; the second step covers the underworld and there was no more space for the third step. Overruling the advice of his guru – Emperor Bali bows down so the Lord could complete the third step on the Emperor’s head. That act of surrender completes the Yaaham / Sacrifice. 

The common interpretation of the three worlds is – the mind, body and soul. In the above context  - it is the academic world, the armed world and the ‘I’ world of the individual. Until the last is surrendered one does not have the total experience of  Universal Independence. Even an Emperor needs to be humble and surrender her/his individuality to God to experience wholesome Independence. It’s a lesson not only for Tamils who killed to ‘win’ but also for the President of Bali who is waiting to kill Australians without belief as One human society. Where is Lord’s share in the life of these men who are foreigners to Muslim Indonesia ?

Thou shall not kill without Belief. 

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 26 February  2015

Australia is Indonesia’s Big Brother

Last night, after sharing in the pain of a close relative of Myuran Sukumaran who faces the death penalty in Indonesia – I thought more about whether Sukumaran would have been better off had he stayed on in Sri Lanka, instead of migrating to Australia as a child of refugees. Sri Lanka’s death penalty laws have not been used since 1976. In fact even in terms of Terrorism charges the provisions of this authority have not been invoked. Instead, some members of the LTTE have been included on the side of the government. This may not be good governance but it is more humane than ‘life for life’ judgments. Life for life confirms revenge mentality. It is tribal. It is not unjust where both sides are tribal. This is the reason why in terms of Natural Justice – Indonesia should prevent itself from punishing foreign nationals – especially nationals of those countries that have demonstrated more commitment than Indonesia to global governance. This is the reason why Sukumaran’s family came to Australia as refugees. Now they are in a worse situation than would have been the case if they had stayed on in Sri Lanka – where the tribal mentality was limited to lower levels of society. The LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) as well as their gurus the Sinhalese JVP taking lives in the name of assumed rights to be the government’s opposition are also of this tribal group. In the process – they killed the democratically elected Opposition – with the purpose of becoming kings in their own territories. Had someone in Sukumaran’s family been killed by the LTTE or JVP – that would have been either accidental or an expression of tribal rule.

Even though I do not identify with death penalty in a civilized society, I am able to appreciate and understand the root thinking of death penalty in Sri Lanka than in Indonesia. As per Wikipedia report on Sri Lanka’s history in this regard:

The British restricted the death penalty after they took control of the island in 1815 to the crimes of murder, and "waging war against the King." After independence, the then Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike abolished capital punishment in 1956. However, it was rapidly reintroduced after his assassination in 1959. Opposition to the death penalty started becoming increasingly widespread and the United National Party government modified the use of the capital punishment in its 1978 rewrite of the constitution. Under the new arrangement, death sentences could only be carried out if authorised by the trial judge, the attorney general and the minister of justice. If there was no agreement, the sentence was to be commuted to life imprisonment. The sentence was also to be ratified by the President. This clause effectively ended executions. The last execution in Sri Lanka took place in 1976.’

The Brazilian President  Her Excellency Dilma Rouseff is reported to have shown her own stand through diplomatic boycott. Great Lady.
Australians are quite familiar with de facto relationships. They facilitate families to develop through natural pathways than through strict hierarchical systems. In this de facto system - the natural rights of an individual is more important than position rights. Often members of a society who are unable to realize fulfilment through hierarchical structures slip down to de-facto systems for the purpose of survival and continuity. This is the case with rebels as well as nations like Indonesia that are not providers but beneficiaries in the UN system. To maintain one’s sovereignty  - one must take one’s true position in a de facto system or its tertiary form – ‘user pays’ facility – that UN is for governance purposes. The alternative is to recognize a ‘relationship’ that is hierarchical in form – and fulfil the role as per that hierarchical form. Given that Australia has been providing aid to Indonesia – it needs to either regularize and recognize its position as a provider or accept ‘goodwill’ as the return for such bilateral flow. Goodwill is like Liquid Cash in a system where Status is like Savings. In de facto relationships – the balance is through this goodwill flow which needs to flow from the person enjoying more benefits that the other from that relationship at that time. In a flat system of Democracy – the Goodwill flow from Indonesia to Australia needs to be very strong. If this is not recognized by the Australian Public – then our Government has the responsibility to immediately cease such bilateral aid or publicly demote Indonesia’s status by listing Indonesia as an ‘unsafe’ destination for any travel by Australians.

At family level, we became victims of such bilateral aid to our younger relatives. We became victims due to our attachment to the old hierarchical system where the parents of these younger relatives were our seniors. At the family level – irrespective of whether we were recognized as seniors / providers or not – we used our status with the community to share our Truth – so that others did not suffer as we did. More importantly – we cleaned up the system of old debris that was polluting our current environment. We believe that when we take our earned position – our mind is healthy and that healthy mind lives longer than our physical body (relationship based on physical body) – to be strong enough to support future generations.

In a democracy – seniority is replaced by majority. Indonesians using Majority threat to receive money from Australians – are damaging the Goodwill bridges built by genuine Australians who provide bilateral aid at various levels including for immigration purposes.
In terms of Sri Lanka, the UN listed the LTTE as Terrorists and gave the Sri Lankan Government time to lift its standards of governance. Now the UN is indicating parallel charges against the Sri Lankan Government which failed  to demonstrate investment in Democracy – especially to eliminate race based discrimination. It would be difficult for any government with majority power to embrace democracy by foregoing benefits from the hierarchical system. Until the LTTE took-over leadership by force,  Tamil leaders demonstrated commitment to the hierarchical system – not through any one subject but through our traditional values in common. But this was seriously damaged by the LTTE and would continue to be damaged by LTTE supporters taking global-looking  positions through the Diaspora. Most would not identify with this Truth due to their own desires to ‘show’ quick outcomes.

Likewise, the Indonesian leaders who take benefits but pretend to be Equal members of global society. Given that Indonesians are not strong investors in Democratic values it is understandable (not necessarily acceptable) that even at government level – they would use death penalty to protect their higher values. One who foregoes earned benefit in any relationship develops a Natural position in a hierarchical relationship. The other side is the beneficiary and the person who forewent is the provider. This is simply identified with through parent-child relationship.  To claim equal status – as the parent – the child ought to have completed the relationship as a child. One such way to complete is to be humble with the parent and never finding fault with the parent in relation to that relationship. Irrespective of whether the parent completes her/his role as provider until the child is self-sufficient – the child who completes her/his role would be a good parent – including to her/his own parent where necessary. Likewise between a Government and Citizen and between the UN and its member nations. The contribution by one who completes the relationship is commonwealth.

In both instances – i.e. – where the child completes the relationship and the parent is parented by the child – by being genuinely humble to the provider – the beneficiary gets Equal opportunity to access the commonwealth. Hence, where Indonesia fails to demonstrate such humility, Australia needs to firm up the relationship  and provide loans and not aid. It is better for the Australian mind to see this true position than to pretend that we are equal relatives of Indonesia.

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 25 February  2015

Leadership Crisis in Sri Lanka?

The accusation by the Sri Lankan Prime Minister the Hon Ranil Wicremesinghe – that the Australian Prime Minister – the Hon Tony Abbott – made secret dealings with former President of Sri Lanka – Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa on the basis of personal relationship – is a serious one – and influences one to question whether Sri Lanka is facing a leadership crisis?  To my mind, what happened between the two leaders at that time is truly secondary to why Mr. Wicremesinghe is raising this issue at this point in time – when he needs to be working towards delivering the election promises  made to the People through the 100 day program. One such promise is the passage of ‘Right to Information Bill’ by 20 February 2015. It is expected that the real authority to present such laws come from within the persons whose job it is to make laws that would regulate the thoughts and actions of citizens towards COMMONNESS.

The Daily News Editorial  of 21 February 2015, states in regards to this legislation:

The R2I legislation is part of the drive towards good governance espoused by the Maithripala Sirisena administration which faces the onerous task of putting things right in just 100 days before the next General Election. This must also be appraised in the context of many other measures that have already been taken to bolster media freedom, such as the unblocking of websites critical of the Government, facilitating the return of exiled journalists, giving a free hand to State media and restarting investigations on attacks on journalists during the previous regime. R2I is one of the most progressive measures ever initiated by a Sri Lankan Government since the country obtained independence 67 years ago and will help usher in an era where transparency and accountability will reign supreme

Was the Prime Minister practicing the principles of Transparency when making the above accusation against Australian Prime Minister? Transparency is an intrinsic part of the Democratic path through which one produces independent outcomes. Such outcomes need to be objectively measurable for them to be included as is in the big-picture outcomes that are produced. They must stand on their own rights. Expressions exchanged between two persons – in this instance – Mr. Rajapaksa and Mr. Abbott – need to have been transparent for them to have global value. An expression that cannot be verified by an independent reader is only as independent as the speaker/author  in  the mind of the listener/reader. The onus is on the junior in the relationship and not the senior that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe is. If not – there is no need for the Right to Information Legislation. The word of the master is the law – as it was under Mr. Rajapaksa’s rule – justly or otherwise.

As per the Daily News Editorial:
‘ R2I will become a fundamental right in the country. This is a momentous turn of events that could not have been foreseen even a few months ago. Once R2I becomes a basic right, there will be a fundamental shift in the way in which the Government works. It will no longer possible to hide any details from the public and misuse public funds.’

The right to access information also needs to be earned by the citizen – as per her/his contribution to the management of Public Resources. If used selfishly – it would lead to irresponsibility in the user and others led by the user.  Every citizen who seeks to produce independent outcomes has the responsibility to stay within the rules governing her/his position and thereafter produce outcomes only as per her/his Truth. Given that at the moment this Bill is not yet Law, the expressions by Prime Minister Wickremesinghe would not be part of his portfolio duties. If Mr. Wickremesinghe was speaking as a citizen – through his Truth – then one needs to question whether Mr. Wickremesinghe qualifies for the top job by producing outcomes prematurely and/or using his insider knowledge to show his cleverness?

As per the Daily News Editorial:

Although R2I was very much on the cards during the previous UNP administration of 2001-2004, the process could not be completed due to the change of Government. The next Government led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa blocked all moves to enact R2I legislation from time to time, citing flimsy excuses. The main excuse was national security concerns, but they never mentioned that R2I legislation explicitly prevents information that affects national security from reaching the public domain. The real reason for keeping R2I was most likely to be the opaque nature of the previous government's financial transactions which were shrouded in secrecy.

If the current regime was indeed respectful of the provisions ‘preventing information that affects national security from reaching the public domain’  - then has this regime not confirmed its inability to respect the provisions of its own laws?  The boat-refugee / Naval protection issue is an issue directly connected to national security of not only Sri Lanka, but also of  Australia as well as other nations such as India.  Not a good start towards democracy!

Sri Lankans continue to be largely subjective in their assessments. The more we think on the basis of the subject in the position – the less likely we are to move towards Democratic systems where the two sides in a relationship are taken to be of Equal status. A democratic Administrator would allocate equal status to her/himself,  as the citizen being administered. Below is an example of the effects of irresponsible assessments:

One member of the Sinhalese Diaspora a primary group  likely to use the above statements by the Sri Lankan PM, wrote in response to my article ‘Who Burnt the Tamil Public Library?

Yes pull out all the past. Well done. 

Who slaughtered 600 forces men. 250 Buddhist priests. Pregnant women. Babies children. Bombed the streets. Bombed bus stands. Killed presidents, M P.s. Brought the nation to ridicule. Caused anarchy. Fed cyanide pills to other kids. 
Dashed babies on the floor. and thousands more. 

This is not the way forward to bring about reconciliation using unilateral " finger pointing" .

Everyone knows that there were problems in the past. The British killed the  Sri Lankan Royalty and hundreds of thousands of people. Mandela was jailed for 25 years. Over 20 million indigenous American Indians died after Columbus Let's start the 111 rd world war through hater and revenge.’

Another member of the group responded to the above:

‘Finally, someone understood Gaja Param's game! She is a tigress.’

Another senior wrote:

‘I had mentioned that Gaja Param was more in line with the Tamil Diaspora than with moderate Tamils. She did not respond to that.  I felt that she got on well with the Mahinda supporters in this forum.

These responses give me a picture of how I am seen by the ‘other’ side – so I can complete the picture of my reality. No Sri Lankan legislation can change the mindset of these members of the Diaspora – because they are outside the net of Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities and eventually become laws unto themselves. Their thoughts become disorderly – producing contradictory judgments – as demonstrated above. Truth and Law based on Truth render the highest mind order.

As per my assessment of myself – I am neither a Tigress nor a Rajapaksa fan. I cannot be both at the same time for the one matter - through a subjective system. In terms of levels of interpretation I identified more with Mr. Rajapaksa than with LTTE Leader Prabhakaran.  Between Mr. Rajapaksa and Mr. Wickremesinghe I do identify more with Mr. Wickremesinghe because of his global investment. It therefore is painful to the individual in me.  That which is global does not look very nice when interpreted through the local language of the primary level investor in governance.

The Tamil issue could easily be resolved through implementation of Democratic systems. Some of us are already doing so including through our electronic media. If this is not matched by the Sinhalese – they would continue to cling to their Subject Administration. This would lead to another war and/or continued supply of Sri Lankan labor to Western nations that are committed to Democracy more than Sri Lanka is. It is difficult to use both systems at the same time in the one matter.

The Diaspora continuing to use subjective assessments – but benefiting from the freedom of speech in Western Nations – is the first block to Sri Lanka becoming independent of  its slavery to the past. 

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 24 February  2015

True Sri Lankan Heritage 

As per the latest news – Sri Lankan Prime Minister the Hon Ranil Wickremesinghe has accused our Australian Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott as follows:

Wickremesinghe said former president Mahinda Rajapaksa had agreed to help stop boats carrying asylum seekers leaving for Australia if Canberra kept quiet about alleged abuses committed by the previous regime. In an interview with the Australian newspaper, Wickremesinghe said Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s close relationship with Rajapaksa, who was voted out of power last month, was “a mystery” to Sri Lankans.’

No evidence has been produced by Mr. Wickremesinghe in making this claim – nor has Mr. Wickremesinghe referred to any source close to the Australian Prime Minister as his witness. The only justification for such a serious allegation could be Mr. Wickremesinghe’s investment in Common International Laws and their pathways – which renders him the insight to read the mind of our Australian Prime Minister – as if the latter were his junior in International Affairs. Given the reputation that Mr. Wickremesinghe is a well educated person – one would conclude that he would not be emotionally driven in making such a serious accusation without objectively measurable evidence in support.

This then requires Mr. Wickremesinghe to actively facilitate a war-crimes inquiry – not at the domestic level but at the International level. After all, if Sri Lankan leaders have the confidence to find fault with world leaders – there ought to be no difficulty facing war-crimes investigations in their own backyard. In fact it would make Sri Lanka more global.

As per the above report Mr. Wickremesinghe stated:

Some other countries must also, that fully backed the Rajapaksa regime,” he told the newspaper. “When human rights were being trampled, and democracy was at bay, these countries were silent. That is an issue for Sri Lanka.

This certainly is a statement of gross injustice. Just today, we, the Tamil Diaspora shared the following achievement by a young migrant from Sri Lanka as follows:
[He came to Australia barely two months old with his family fleeing war in Sri Lanka.
Now 31, the Tamil migrant with a broad Aussie accent acquired in Homebush, NSW, wants to give back.

Rangan Srikhanta wants to ensure every child has a free, modular computer to last throughout primary school, in the process teaching them self-reliance and allowing Australia to contribute to changing the world……..….."With war ravaging in Sri Lanka, Homebush was Tamil central. That was a massive influence with many of my friends. They were very vocal, seeking independence for the Tamil people. Much of it influenced me: what if similar things were happening to a minority in Australia – to indigenous people?," Srikhanta recalls.
"We came to a country where people had open arms. As much as we wanted for Australia to do something for the Tamils, [we asked] what could we do for Australian society?
……"I wouldn't have been provided [this opportunity] in Sri Lanka. To have met Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, raised $20 million, spent time with senior CEOs. I feel an obligation and gratitude to Australia," he says]

That feeling of ‘gratitude’ is very much part of Tamil culture. Compare that with the above statements by Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe. Our mind is influenced strongly through our cultural systems. The closer we are to occupants in high positions the stronger the influence – even if  one or the other is not conscious of it. At least one must be true to the relationship or the position. A mind influenced by Australians of Tamil origin interacting closely with duties of  governance positions is not likely to influence the Sri Lankan Prime Minister to make such a statement. It is my understanding that Rangan’s father is a contemporary of  Mr. Wickremesinghe at  Law School in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  The following is an account from a Tamil Diaspora Leader in relation to Rangan’s father Janakan’s services to Sri Lanka’s Harmony:

In July 1977, after the riots, we had asked for special trains to take the refugees to Jaffna and the Government had agreed. Mr. K. C. Nithyananda, Mr. Kandasamy and myself negotiated with the then GA [Government Agent] Colombo Mr. Wimal Amarasekara when he came to see us at the refugee camp at Bambalapiya Hindu College.

I was leading a batch of refugees to the Fort Railway station to be transported by the first special train to Jaffna. It was early in the morning. The refugees reached the Railway station in buses. Along with Mr. Thanabalasingham (Senior officer in the Income Tax Department) I went to the platform. We saw the train. There were persons already inside the compartments. 
Mr. Wimal Amarasekara and few police officers were at the platform. Both of us went to the GA. We told him about the presence of passengers inside the special train, meant only for the refugees. He did not take us seriously. He asked us to get the refugees board the train. 
We requested him to clear the train meant only for the refugees. We told him that the refugees, already in a state of fear, will not be comfortable in the presence of persons of unknown background. GA did not listen to us. So we went to the buses and asked the refugees to stay inside the buses.

GA became furious. He asked the police officers to take us away. They came and pushed us towards a waiting police vehicle. 
We protested. While we were being pushed, I heard a voice, "Annai, what is the problem?". 
It was Janakan. He had arrived there leading a contingent of army men to escort the train.
He came to us. We told him of the situation. He told the police officials to release us.
We went along with Janakan to the train. He asked his men to clear the train of the occupying persons. Thereafter the refugees were offloaded from the buses to board the train.
Janakan took control of the situation, ignoring the GA and the police. I do not miss meeting Janakan whenever I visit Sydney.

When I read about Rangan, I was pleased. From Mr. Mailavaganam through Mr. Sri Kantha through Janakan, an inheritance of illustrious courage is Rangan.
Congratulations to the flag carrier of the lineage of futuristic innovators and administrators.  
Off springs of Rangan will perform better. Tamils are proud of you Rangan. So am I.

The above riots happened during the time when Mr. Wickremesinghe’s party was in power. As per the news report:
Wickremesinghe said he was not against the Australian government, but urged them to learn from their experiences.’

The new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka needs also to learn from those who have continuously held the natural Leading Opposition position of the Sri Lankan Government – the Tamil Community who did oppose Mr. Rajapaksa even when he attended CHOGM in Australia. Mr. Wickremesinghe  as the official Leader of the Opposition failed to do likewise when Prime Minister Abbott visited Sri Lanka for CHOGM and promised a donation of two Navy Ships to Sri Lanka. 
Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 24 February  2015

Australian PM is being Democratic

There is much criticism from Indonesia about the Australian PM’s reference to Tsunami Dollars. To me our Prime Minister’s statement  did not seem wrong at all. I did likewise  through my legal actions including against former Prime Minister John Howard, asking for my investment in One Australia to be returned. Legal actions through Equal Opportunity Laws and principles facilitated such a claim.  Later I filed action against relatives who were sponsored by myself and who claimed in Sri Lankan Court that I was NOT equal member of the family and therefore I was greedy after their inheritance. I therefore filed action in Australian Courts – claiming compensation for sponsoring them as relatives. The matter was dismissed by the Courts  but I was ‘free’ of the lies that I was family. As a wise person said Before the Truth can set you free you need to recognize which lie is holding you hostage’

Who is family? At the primary level family are those who are connected to us through birth. At the secondary level family are those who are connected to us through marriage. Once one has a child – that marriage is taken as having been accepted by the Lord at the primary level also. At the tertiary level – all those who are connected to us through Truth – are our family. Evidence of that would be recognized by both parties. This Sunday for example, Jeevan from Thunaivi-Vaddukoddai and of Toddy Tapper caste said to me that whenever they spoke to me including through Skype - they felt energized to provide service. This was possible only because we were both free of caste prejudices and were driven by our direct interactions. Had I been ‘attached’ to the caste system which has become dysfunctional for the young generation Tamils – the above tertiary level sharing would not have happened. Those who provide Public Service develop this true sharing.

Indonesia is not connected to Australia by culture of majority. The connection to a degree,  is more like a marriage connection through the UN and bilateral agreements. For most parts – it is ‘free’. On that basis Indonesia, like my relatives-in-law  above was a beneficiary of Australia and not a provider in such ‘free’ interactions. Tsunami Aid confirmed this. If not for the loss of human lives – Australians are not likely to have approved of  that aid. Yet, the Indonesian President failed to hear as a special case – the feelings of Australians communicated through our Prime Minister, in relation to the death sentence of Bali 9 leaders.

When one is related through marriage – the relationship is covered by wider common laws and not just one side customary values. When one is connected through Service – the relationship and interactions are covered by Universal Laws. If the beneficiary fails to give recognition to such values – then the provider  has the duty to claim return of the benefits given – in the form of money and status.

The level at which we give does not always match the level at which it is received.  Since Indonesian Government did not feel our Prime Minister’s pain in terms of ‘life’ as his pain we conclude that Australia and Indonesia are not of One family.  Given that both young men on whose behalf our Prime Minister used his position status are new migrants and are of Asian origin  - we conclude that Australia is far more democratic and inclusive than Indonesia.

The laws applicable to Australians in the custody of Indonesia need to be higher common laws and not local laws applicable to Indonesians. Where Indonesians are not able to work out a way to demonstrate respect Australia as a higher relation – they become outsiders and owe the money to the Australian Public. Every dollar given in Aid must be returned with interest.

This is quite common in nations that are embracing Democratic Resource Management systems. There are ‘internal-billings’ to preserve the relationship – especially where the beneficiary fails to appreciate the higher common value. As per Sydney Morning Herald report:
Rian, one of the event organisers, said he would deliver the coins to the Australian embassy.
He said if every person in Indonesia, which has a population of 250 million, donated one coin the country could pay back the "small amount of money donated by Australia".
We are a nation that refuses to be colonized, a nation that would like to tell other nations not to try to destroy this republic.’

If indeed the speaker – Mr. Rian  felt sovereign he would urge Indonesians he is able to influence – to return the money and confirm his independence of Australia.  Otherwise his claim of sovereignty is false and politically biased in effect. Independent production of objectively measurable outcomes by civilians is needed to confirm their height of subjective influence. To be valid at national level – at least 125 million and one Indonesians would need to provide coins. Otherwise such statements confirm  abuse of power – which eventually would increase law and order problems in Indonesia itself.   When the leadership position is idle – it is hijacked by mischief makers. 

Monday 23 February 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 23 February  2015

Jaffna Library

Who Burnt the Tamil Public Library?

This morning’s mail brought yet another reminder of the Burning of the Public Library in Jaffna. The introduction was as follows:

[Following is the text of an open letter sent by former Sri Lankan Police officer K.Krishnadasan to senior DIG of Police Edward Gunawardena about assertions made by the retired DIG about the burning of the Jaffna public library in a book written by him. Mr.Krishnadasan who claims to be an eyewitness to the burning questions Ex-DIG Gunawardena about references in his book that the library was burnt down by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE)organization. Mr.Krishnadasan also poses some challenging questions to Mr.Gunawardena about the retired DIG’s role and conduct in Jaffna at the time of the Jaffna library incident]

Education is the special wealth in which the Jaffna Tamil invested – often even by selling land.  Last year – despite all the war related pain and damage – Pakiyaraja Darukeesan of Jaffna Hindu College topped the national list in the Maths stream at University Entrance level exams. This confirms that there are forces deeper than the seen and the known that influence outcomes that uphold deep beliefs. Education is the main common religion of the Jaffna Tamil. The heritage manifested largely through my mother – Sironmani Navaratnam - who herself was an outstanding student but as per the culture of her times – was given away in marriage. My mother ensured that all her children got the grades in school. I am also a beneficiary of this heritage – not only through my mother but also through Jaffna mind in common.  I believe I now am adding value to that heritage through my own life by using my education for life than just for living. This I believe would lead to a stronger heritage being passed on to the next generation.

It is therefore understandable that persons like myself would be deeply affected by the burning of the library in our part of the world. As a student  I spent many hours in that library.  

In his communication – fellow Australian Tamil - Mr. Krishnadasan – writes:
[Recently I had the opportunity to read your book ‘Memorable Tidbits including the Jaffna Library fire’. You have attributed the blame for burning the Jaffna Public Library to the LTTE, due to the caste conflict prevailing among the Tamils.]
This was the first time I leant about the book and the first thought that came to my mind was ‘How could Jaffna Library fire be included as a Tidbit?’  To me it was painful that a Police Officer would use such description to describe the destruction of any educational building – leave alone one that was Public wealth of higher value. Further research into the background of this frivolous mind led to the following:

“Who Burnt the Jaffna Library? Edward Gunawardena has Demonstrated that it was the LTTE Which Masterminded this Crime Against Civilization” by Prof.Carlo Fonseka

(The following is an extract from the address delivered by Prof Carlo Fonseka at the launch of Edward Gunawardena’s book ‘Memorable Tidbits Including the Jaffna Library Fire’)
Ladies and gentlemen, the striking front cover of Edward Gunawardena’s Memoir proclaims that among the tidbits of his memorable, eventful life of some seventy-eight years is the story of the Jaffna library fire. It seems to be that calling the Jaffna Library fire a tidbit is a bit like calling Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth the Second, ‘miss’.
I felt comforted by the above  criticism – but not for long. Professor Carlo Fonseka goes on to state:
Edward was our man on the spot and he was an eye witness to the event. His clear, authoritative, comprehensive account of the Jaffna Library Fire bearing the title ‘Who Burnt the Jaffna Library?’ occupies thirty seven pages of this 390 page book. It comprises chapter 11 of the book…….Not only the world, I too was one who believed that Mr Gamini Dissanayake was the villain. And during the 1994 presidential election campaign I crucified Mr Gamini Dissanayake for this crime which I believed he committed. ……I now think that it was a period when time was out of joint and Edward Gunawardena had been sent to set the historical record right. It was my delusion that it was Minister Gamini Dissanayake who burned the Jaffna Library. I became guilty of an act which shall remain a permanent source of regret in my mind. I need to use this platform and try and make amends for the injustice I inflicted on Mr. Gamini Dissanayake. But before that, let me say a few words about the Memoir of Edward Gunawardena…………….. I really believed that Gamini Dissanayake was responsible for this. At the end of the speech which lasted about 20 or 30 minutes, where I talked about the Dhushanaya and Bhishanaya I finally come to this poem. I read that thirty times on platforms. It depresses me and I need to make amends. I thank you Edward for documenting the truth with your mastery of criminal justice. And now I, all I can do is to tell the Dissanayake family [I knew Gamini Dissanayake, he was very polite and courteous to me] that I wronged him because I didn’t know. All I can do now is make amends for the gross injustice I inflicted upon him. So I ask Mrs. Shrima Dissanayake, Naveen Dissanayake and Dr Lanka Dissanayake to forgive me.

It was appalling to note that a person with such a wavering mind could be called a Professor! The mind is that of a politician and not that of an academic. The fire happened on 31 May 1981. The book by the Sinhalese Policeman was launched more than 30 years later - on 30 January 2013. Unless we record our observations soon after the event – it is highly likely that we ourselves would combine our observations with our inner thoughts. Hence physical observations are inadmissible in finding out the Truth. What happened is influenced by many forces – including Natural forces. The consolidated mind of the participants – visible as well as invisible – would lead us to the Truth. Not the net value of eyewitness evidence. Why something happened ought to have been the question in Professor Fonseka’s mind. It would have been if he was a true academic. One certified by him is inheriting the weak mind.

If on the other hand, we looked at who felt more pain at the loss – it was the Tamil mind. Taken as a community – Tamils are the ones who have the moral authority to point the finger at the Government for failing to protect their heritage. Like with Tamil Nationalism – that Library is now Tamil Library and not just Jaffna Library. Sinhalese may claim ownership through possession of the tangible. But the real value is in the mind of the believer. Just because Kathirgamam is in Southern Sri Lanka – Murugan does not become depiction of Sinhala philosophy. Given that there are Sinhala believers – Kathirgama Murugan could be called Sri Lankan Murugan. Given that the origin is Tamil philosophy – (Murugan is Tamil Deity) – the due shares need to be allocated to Tamils. Even if the Sinhalese mind fails – Lord Muruga does the needful. This is also why President Sirisena who prayed at Kathirgamam for an election victory  needs to facilitate the recognition of Tamil mind in Sri Lanka – especially the higher Tamil mind that includes Sinhalese also. Ownership through possession without belief – leads to separation. One cannot blame Eelam Separatists alone for such separation. One who owns the problem owns the opportunity. Tamils owned and we continue to lead in educational pursuits. 

Sunday 22 February 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 22 February  2015

Global Minority Power & the Local Nugegoda Man

In his article entitled ‘The birth and rise of the Nugegoda Man’ (Ref: The Rapidly Changing Sinhalese Mind at, Mr. Mahindapala – former editor of the Observer newspaper - states:

[the role of  the minorities will not have an over-determining impact in the parliamentary election as they did in the  presidential election. Electoral demographics do not add up like the way it did in the presidential election. In  parliamentary elections the Nugegoda Man will play a dominant role reducing the minorities to the margins.]

This then means that in the mind of this journalist there was no share for the Lord’s participation in those elections – whether it be in the form of Buddha, Kathirgamam Murugan or Thirupathi Balaji.

When one recalls the 1977 election outcomes following the Vaddukoddai Resolution 1976, when also Tamils were in the minority – one would identify with the role of Truth that overrides majority force to confirm the earned rights of minorities. Truth develops the most reliable order of mind. Truth discovered by one person  becomes the Common Law and the source of Common Process for those who follow in the path of that person. The above statement confirms that Mr. Mahindapala is not such a discoverer of Truth.

I myself was more inclined towards Mr. Rajapaksa becoming the president – as, as a Tamil I did not know Mr. Sirisena at all until he became the Common Opposition candidate. My investment in that position was more active through Mr. Rajapaksa. But when Mr. Sirisena won – I took it as my investment in the position through Mrs. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga,  had won. To me it is still an internal win to make Mr. Rajapaksa the opposition – as Sinhalese are for Tamils in the big political picture. We need this larger opposition until we develop reliable Administrative systems based on our own Truth. When the two sides are Equally balanced in power - knowledge is born. I accepted the win  to be inclusive of   the Lord's contribution. 

The emotionally driven take the one way path. Politics is therefore one way path and is balanced only when we include our ancestors. LTTE and JVP failed in Sri Lanka due to their elimination of political memory by eliminating their seniors.

 Unless there is an Equal Opposition – emotion does not become knowledge that would lead us to Truth / Sovereignty. Hence we need the equal other side to register and complete the picture. So long as Tamils keep following the discoveries made by our ancestors – we would continue to influence Governance outcomes at National and international levels. We must continue to invest in good governance through everyday life – including at family and group levels. We must actively participate through Common Pathways – to present our completed governance values. The Lord would do the rest – including through Sinhalese leaders like Mrs. Bandaranaike and Mr. Sirisena of similar mind structure.

Ultimately we  - the indirect participants get our returns through restructures of our minds. The higher our purpose – the higher our mind structure. The lower  our mind structure the cheaper our government becomes. If Mr. Rajapaksa is returned to power by the Sinhalese voters – so soon after the Presidential elections through which he lost his job – it would confirm that the Sinhalese vote has become a cheap vote – changing with the wind – Vaasi Pathatta Hoiyah!  The result is that majority demoted President and Diplomat to local Nugegoda politicians while minority power became global. 

Friday 20 February 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 20 February  2015

The Rapidly Changing Sinhalese Mind

When we are above 60 and are still driven by benefits rather than by the heritage we leave behind, we are no longer leaders. Those who value the heritage that supported them would naturally progress towards leaving a stronger heritage for their juniors. The higher heritage is human mind. We carry with our mind, the minds of those we believe in. True leaders would leave behind such a mind for their juniors.

We get to know reality through common living – as in family and community grouping as well as workplace.  Those who pay their dues through respect and gratitude - take a part of the system with the benefits from such common living – and carry the higher  minds of  others in the system. They develop into natural leaders.  Others who merely benefit from collective living would tend to be followers even when occupying leadership positions. Such occupiers tend to be ‘I’ oriented – especially when they are clever. Their limitation through this ‘I’ factor prevents them from becoming good leaders who ‘share’ their cleverness for the progress  of the whole.

 Where we do not have common structures and/or common living – we are ‘outsiders’.  We identify with the Truth of such others  through our own Truth. To my mind, in my case, most Sinhalese leaders fall within the last group – especially after I left Sri Lanka in 1982.   Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka is one of them.  I  am still trying to work out the level of leadership provided by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka to those who seek to be Sri Lankans – especially the likes of Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Champika Ranawaka and Sajith Premadasa – all of whom Dr. Jayatilleka promoted during the 2015 Presidential election campaign.

This morning I received an email directing me to the following link .  This helped me conclude and place Dr. Jayatilleka as a follower for personal reasons – a poor combination of local and global positions. The above link  was about a rally in Nugegoda in support of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The opening speaker in the picture  was Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka. I must say I was most disappointed to see a person who represented Sri Lanka at the UN level engage in emotional ground level politics – as if he was the political leader of Nugegoda.. I concluded that Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka’s living in the UN was largely for personal benefits and not of  heritage value.

I invested in the position of Sri Lankan President through Mrs. Chandrika Kumaratunga and later through Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa. As per my observations both were strong players – and I was able to identify with their strengths through mine. I personally met with Mrs. Kumaratunga but did not meet with Mr. Rajapaksa. I still carry a large part of my investment through Mr. Rajapaksa in that position. The current occupant of that position – President Sirisena is also become a medium for such investment – even though I disapproved of his action in becoming the opposition of his boss – President Rajapaksa just before the Presidential Elections. Having learnt through my own experiences – that sometimes the Truth works for us through our own opposition – I reconciled to that aspect and started restructuring my own investment in that position to suit the incumbent’s strengths. To me, like our current Australian Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott, President Sirisena is a good President. This will hold good until I learn otherwise. The more time I get to invest in that position through a good occupant – the stronger facilities we would develop especially for Tamil and Muslim minorities – so that they would balance through their global status the loss of power due to being a minority in a subjective system.

I believe through my own experience here in Australia – that we can work the government through our belief. When we are not able to identify with the occupant through our belief – we need to become their opposition by raising our grievances to the top level. I believe that when we are deeply in need of guidance – we hear the Lord – often through people. My conflict in relation to Administration of University of New South Wales was thus escalated to the Prime Ministerial level  after a lady who did not have a classroom due to strong rain related damage said to me and Lorraine Brooks – an Administrator in the School of Anatomy – ‘If I do not get a room  I will take the matter  right up to the top’.  I thought to myself – that if a fellow Australian could use the top position to get some working space – then I had every entitlement to take my damage and pain to the Prime Ministerial level. I did not get the hearing I deserved from Mr. John Howard. I was dismissed by the Courts. But I continued to believe that the position had the responsibility to hear me – due to my higher contribution to maintaining the ‘Common System’ of Administration at global standards. My most recent experiences towards preventing the execution of Bali 9 leaders – have confirmed that my investments back then are now working for me – including through a direct response from our  good Prime Minister – the Hon Tony Abbott. I am hoping that President Sirisena would likewise become a facility for the return of my investment including through Mr. Rajapaksa. The Bali 9 leaders may still be executed but they would have an honorable farewell through fellow Australians to which I am also a contributor. That is how the global system works to satisfy all our genuine expectations. The gap is filled by the Lord in us.

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke has failed to produce this return for my investment in UN values. This confirms to me yet again that when we follow the subjective path – we are not able to rise above the level of the subject we follow. When we are independent – the outcomes we produce are of global value and hence the Objective path in Democracy – facilitating each user to interpret outcomes as per her/his own mind for her/his own purposes – but without damaging the value and opportunity of another user. Dr. Jayatilleka wrote in condemnation of the Hon Wigneswaran – the Chief Minister of Northern Province of Sri Lanka – in relation to the Genocide Resolution passed under the leadership of Mr. Wigneswaran. Becoming political in support of Mr. Rajapaksa is also effectively a demotion. If done for higher purpose – others must be allowed the same degree of self-demotion. A good Politician would have not criticized Mr. Wigneswaran’s move.

The UN is such a facility for all users of the Objective path of Democracy. But there are political users of the UN.  If Dr. Jayatilleka was working to save his Master’s name in UN then he had the obligation to not express criticism of that Master at all times. But Dr. Jayatilleka failed to stay in that subjective path as a follower.  As per my observations, after the US led UN Resolution Dr. Jayatilleka was critical of the Rajapaksa government and later during the period preceding the 2015 Presidential Elections, Dr. Jayatilleka demonstrated allegiance towards the current regime:

Having argued in the print and electronic media for years that Ranil Wickremesinghe should not be the Opposition’s presidential candidate, that a viable Opposition candidate must be one whose profile would cut into the incumbent’s monopoly of populist-patriotism, and as someone who has commended Maithripala Sirisena on many of my fortnightly TV shows, I am delighted at his candidacy. However, I am unconvinced about his electoral prospects and platform….. Even if he loses the Presidential election, he would hopefully have founded a dissident SLFP; a centrist alternative to the populist neo-conservatism of the Rajapaksa regime….. There is only one way to rectify and thereby save the Maithripala campaign and the political space he has opened up. Only one way to prevent this moment from ending up like the Arab Spring, with the Empire striking back due to the dumbness of the democratic Opposition. That is  to bring in Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Champika Ranawaka and Sajith Premadasa — sharp young personalities and compelling speakers, none of whom are yesterday’s men — to the centre of the policy process, the campaign planning and the head table, flanking Maithripala.  Mr. Sirisena is a brave and decent man; possibly our last hope. He deserves better than to be overshadowed or drowned out by his current companions and patrons who represent and recall the failures of a past from which Mahinda Rajapaksa, to his lasting credit, rescued the country.

Now, we see Dr. Jayatilleka campaigning for the return of Mr. Rajapaksa. I conclude that Dr. Jayatilleka is yet to mature to the higher stage of contributing to ‘systems’ and ‘heritage’. This according to my analysis is  due to attachment to personal benefits. Dr. Jayatilleka is neither a good practitioner of the Subjective system that Sri Lankans are used to nor practitioner of the Objective system required at global level. As they say in Sinhalese Dr. Jayatilleka seems to change with the wind – Vaasi Pathatta Hoiyah! Such a mind will ‘forget’  the skills learnt in a higher position. What a waste of our common resources!

Thursday 19 February 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 19 February  2015

Australian-Sri Lankan Diplomats

Most folks known to me believe in God in one form or the other. Not many identify with God’s role in outcomes produced. These days I keep making the connection and am in awe of this system of Natural Justice which delivers returns to ALL genuine contributors. The latest connection was in relation to Dr. Palitha Kohona who has been recalled from the UN by the new regime in Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka’s new president has recalled more than 50 diplomats from across the globe who were seen as “political” appointments made by the former regime - including the high commissioner to Australia, Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, and UN representative Dr Palitha Kohona, a dual Australian-Sri Lankan citizen.

In March 2011, I complained to the Australian Human Rights Commission against Dr. Kohona and they dismissed the complaint. But four years later the return has happened. In my letter dated 05 April 2011, to Dr. Greg French of  our Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, I wrote in this regard:

[I just learnt from the Australian Human Rights Commission that there was no mechanism to investigate my complaint against Dr. Kohona through Racial Discrimination Act 1985 (RDA), on the basis that the RDA applies to acts or practices that have occurred in Australia. I need to find out whether this interpretation is valid. But in practice, we do seem to be very much limited to ‘local’ attitudes. That means we lack international substance in such issues.

You say in response to my comments concerning Dr. Palitha Kohona in particular “the Government is aware of media reporting indicating that the ICC’s Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) has received communications alleging that Dr. Kohona has committed war crimes. Such communications do not initiate an investigation automatically. Under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court the Prosecutor can start an investigation on the basis of information provided in such communications. This first requires the Prosecutor to form the view that there is a reasonable basis to proceed. The OTP’s practice is to open a preliminary examination of situations the OTP is studying in order to make a judgment in this regard. The OTP has not announced the opening of any preliminary examination in relation to Sri Lanka to date. If the Prosecutor forms the view that there is reasonable basis to proceed, he must next seek the Pre-Trial Chamber’s authorization to initiate an investigation. This requires the Prosecutor to satisfy the Pre-Trial Chamber that the threshold of a reasonable basis to proceed has been met. The Chamber must also be satisfied that the case appears to fall within the jurisdiction of the Court. Depending on the outcome of an investigation, the OTP may decide to seek an order from the Pre-Trial Chamber issuing an arrest warrant or a summons to appear against specific individuals.”

Dr. French thank you for sharing all that with me. I will in turn share it with my groups of common faith. I take your substantive response as valuation of my investment in this issue. I do believe that as a truly self-governing Australian, I also should have had the parallels of the above protections and more, before being sent to prison as a criminal and later being labeled as a mentally ill criminal. The most scary part of the experience was when I was threatened with enforced medication. I prayed to the God/Truth within me and believe that that helped me save myself. Later, I felt that it happened because a fellow Australian Lady who prayed every day to Our Lady, and who was being given medication for mental illness, came out of prison because she took advice from me. That to me, is how Natural Justice works. We help each other any way we can]

I did share with my groups of common faith. They were not necessarily Sri Lankans or Sri Lankan Tamils. Just yesterday, a Sri Lankan of Sinhalese origin, with a Military background wrote to me ‘I admit that amongst the Tamil journalists/MEDIA contributors, I find that although I may not agree with some of your observations on the national question, you have at times impressed me with some of your views.’ My groups include Sinhalese with Military background also.

When I first met Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe here in Sydney through the Sri Lanka Reconciliation Forum Sydney and Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe referred to the LTTE as Terrorists – I stated that it was inappropriate to call them Terrorists in his current role. I stated that it was understandable that he would call them Terrorists as per his former position – but that as Ambassador – it was damaging to his relationship with us.

To me out of the two dismissals – Dr. Kohona’s  has greater impact on all of us Australians of Sri Lankan origin. To the extent we are subjective in the use of our authority – whose voice do we hear? – the Australian leader’s or the Sri Lankan leader’s? If it is Sri Lankan Leader’s – be it Tamil or Sinhalese – we are Australians for lesser purposes and we are likely to ‘sell’ our Australian citizenship for high positions in Sri Lanka – including in Tamil areas when we Dual Citizens return to the country with lesser status. This to my mind is what happened to Dr. Kohona.  

When I complained to the Human Rights Commission on the basis of my belief – the complaint was submitted also to the higher authorities. The higher authorities are all those who have invested in the related global principles and values and beyond that to the Court of Natural Justice – where Truth is the only witness. One who identifies with her/his own Truth would identify with the Truth of the other who manifested outcomes. The dismissal then happens when the position held by the appointer / elector  is ready to become the medium for such purpose. Sometimes this takes a long time to happen. One who waits for Natural outcomes of Truth – would identify with this path of karma. To have such insight – one ought to have participated through one’s Truth and having done one’s best – ought to have left it to the Lord to deliver the outcomes. To such a person – the identity will be with  the outcome that matches her/his contribution – no more ; no less. I felt I participated in the dismissal of Mr. Howard through my complaints against him to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. I did not identify with this karmic outcome through the Commission’s verdict nor the Australian Federal Court’s verdict that followed the Commission’s verdict.  The Common People delivered my verdict. The People are those to whom I felt connected – not only at voter level but also the opposition mind – which at that time was  Beazley-Rudd combination. Mr. Beazley  is now our Ambassador to USA.

I believe I invested in the position of Prime Minister when I worked as per my portfolios – as citizen as well as worker. When I invest beyond the junior’s duty in those relationships – I invest in the senior position. When I do not get the returns through the occupier of the position – I become that position. One who continues to invest despite apparent failures / defeats – provides service and therefore influences through God’s system. To me Dr. Kohona as well as Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe were dismissed due also to my dissatisfaction over their abuse of their Australian positions. I was able to influence not only because I am Australian but also because of my ongoing contribution to Australian policies at national level. 

Thus I believe that Sri Lankan Tamils who work through their junior positions actually become the driving force of the relationships – including at government level . That opportunity to continue until completion is lost when we react at the lower levels. Those who desire to become the seniors for the immediate benefits would not identify with this opportunity.