Monday 30 November 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 30 November  2015

How Valuable is the Expatriate?

An expatriate living in a richer country than our resident country seems more attractive to us than our own locals. Expatriates returning to the very home they/we abandoned accept such elevation blindly. I have witnessed it happen in Australia – and I am witnessing it happening in Sri Lanka. To my mind it is ‘foreign invasion’ – to the extent one is yet to make policy level contribution. One who feels ‘ownership’ will make policy level contribution. Others need to take credit / status only to the extent they/we earned it through the nation we left behind. That would confirm our respect for the Sovereignty of each nation/group.

In his Colombo Telegraph article ‘President Undermined Through Jaffna’s Purchased Professorships’ Dr. Sabapathy Krishnakumar –highlights:

[I am very happy that President Maithripala Sirisena and other members of the government have been repeatedly calling on expatriates to return and contribute:
·         ‘My Government will establish a special bureau under my directive to coordinate the expatriate Sri Lankans who wish to return to the motherland and we will offer a red carpet welcome to them. I would like to remind them that now it is time for us to work in unity for the betterment of the country, casting side political differences’ – President M. Sirisena, Policy Statement from Parliament, 1 Sept. 2015.
·         President Maithripala Sirisena from Thailand has called on Sri Lankan expatriates to return home and render their services as democracy has been restored. (TNLRN News Radio, 2 Nov. 2015)
·         Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Thursday invited Sri Lankan diaspora to return to the island as dual citizens. (Lanka Business Online, June 12, 2015)
·         The PM also joined the chorus at the dual citizenship ceremony on 17 Nov.]

·         Dr. Sabapathy Krishnakumar says for his part – ‘However, laudable policy remains empty words as the government’s own officials undermine policy. We badly need the services of expatriates. With the education budgets promised a huge increase, we will have only new buildings and landscaped staff without teachers to teach as remarked by Rajan Hoole in his article on the scandalous state of our universities (Colombo Telegraph, 29 Oct. 2015). That well-intended money will be money down the drain unless the UGC wakes up and the President notes how he is being undermined.’

I have been serving the needy (as per my assessment) in Sri Lanka, since 2003 – AFTER completing my relative experience in Australian Public Life largely through the workplace and delivering the judgment as per my discovery – ‘that I found the official system in Australia, is lacking in investment in Equal Employment values’. Delivery of judgment at public level – confirms that we take no supervisors for our life up to that point. I did not plan it that way but discovered that legal actions to confirm this closure/completion at the point where I was working unsupervised, to deliver as per my position requirements, were confirmations that I was contributing to policy. Satisfaction of Position requirements is confirmation of Policy that the Position gives form to.

In concluding his article mentioned above, Dr. Rajan Hoole states:

[The UGC (University Grants Commission)  needs to play a proactive role to see that justice is done if they are serious about the future of Jaffna University and ultimately of all universities. As we read the intention of Circulars 721 and 935, strict merit (allowing selection boards some leeway in assessing candidates from different universities) is the criterion for selection to probationary lecturer. Circular 935 says at the outset that it is ONLY meant to ‘relax’ the mandatory one year’s experience in C 721 by a presentation (a short lecture). It is clear that merit remains the selection criterion. However, anomalous interpretations of C 935 (b) have been used to undermine merit by making presentation the main criterion and introduce selection schemes that make a mockery of merit. This is an open licence to favouritism as has happened in Jaffna. Is it their reluctance to uphold merit that has led the UGC to play hide and seek with our reports? They need to clarify their position publicly. No one here wears a crown. If the UGC are mainly worried about new buildings and landscaping of universities, they are not doing their job. New departments and faculties without a core endowed with moral and scholarly merit are doomed to disaster.]

The last sentence applies also to Development Projects in  Jaffna Society – the parallel of Jaffna University. Daily FT reports as follows in its article ‘10 special projects to boost living conditions in former conflict areas’  :
The 10 high impact projects include the construction of a bridge and causeway across the sea between Kayts and Karainagar town; the construction of a new passenger boat with a 100-passenger capacity like the kumudini boat; the construction of a jetty in Delft and the restoration of a jetty in Elluvaithivu, Kayts; the renovation of roads from Velanai to Kayts; the establishment of a clinical waste management system in five districts of the Northern Province; the establishment of the disposal system for human excreta in Vadamarachchi, Thenmarachchi and Valikamam in the Jaffna District; systematisation of the collection and segregation of solid waste in the Jaffna Municipal Council area; seaweed farming in the coastal areas in the northern Province; livelihood and income generation projects covering value addition and marketing of milk products, Vathiri leather industries and Karmarchi Ambal light engineering industries in Kopay.
The village where we reside in Northern Sri Lanka, is similar in structure to many of the areas with fundamental needs mentioned above. A good proportion of these families are likely to groom their children towards University education. Yet, majority are emotionally driven, confirming that the Jaffna University’s service is yet to reach these areas. Not only the President – but the Expatriate Tamil in support of Tamil Self Governance also promised through their support for the LTTE, a better Jaffna through Tamil Eelam. Dr. Hoole states in this regard:
Pongu Thamil (Tamils Arise) is a movement pioneered in Jaffna University in 2001, whose worldwide meetings whipped up enthusiasm for Tamil Nationalism as symbolised by the LTTE.’

The LTTE means different values to different sections of  our current society. To the extent these are feelings based – each one is valid. If by the LTTE – Dr Hoole is referring to LTTE’s stated Policy of Self-Governance – then I conclude that Dr. Hoole is ignoring a good proportion of the Jaffna  Tamil Community itself. At emotional level most of us feel / felt for the LTTE as if they were family. But to the extent LTTE eliminated our own Politicians – members elected by us to represent us in Parliament – we have the duty as per the structures and systems that supported us to elevate and broaden our minds, to demote them or distance ourselves from them. I did the latter in the case of Australians who had supervisory positions above me but were practicing lower level policy, as per their convenience.  When LTTE Leader accepted money to deny Tamils the right to express their Equality through votes – those driven by self-governance would have demoted them at least in their minds. I highlighted this Policy level conflict as follows,  in my letter dated 25  November to the Sri Lanka Bar Association under the subject heading ‘RULE BY LAW, BY YOUR MEMBERS’ (
[Earlier this year, your Association published the article ‘HOW DIFFERENT IS RULE BY LAW FROM RULE OF LAW?’
The opening line in that article which included the picture of former President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa was:
‘Is the Law supreme and the Ruler subject to the Law, or is the Ruler supreme?’
The parallel of this question arose in my own mind yesterday, when Mr. Sankarshana Aindri Parathalingam PC,  also (like Mr, Rajapaksa) assisted by his son Mr. Nishkan Parathalingam tried to exert superiority in the Civil Appellate High Court of Jaffna. The alarm bells started ringing within me – at ethical level – when I observed that Mr. Parathalingam who appears for me in another Appeal matter in Colombo, declared to the Jaffna Courts without any prior notice to me or my instructing solicitor in the Colombo matter, that he was appearing for my opposition in this Jaffna matter. These alarm bells are based on my true contribution to social values.
When I engaged Mr. Parathalingam PC to represent me in Court, there was a relationship formed on that basis – with him as my senior in Court for legal presentation in that Court. For presenting the Truth of my experience – I am of higher status. When we are conscious of our respective positions and their duties, we respect the Legal structure. To my mind,  it is a network of relationships. As I said to an Associate in my Management Service, when explaining this ‘conflict of interest’ - I cannot be doctor to Yaman (Lord of Death) as well as to Life at the same time. Looks as if Mr. Parathalingam PC is able to,  through Rule by Law.]

LTTE  which promised self-governance Policy, compromised by dealing at cash-level. The three levels of expression are:

1.      Money
2.      Human Resource
3.      Policy/Ownership

To my mind, the outcomes that happen would confirm my contribution at Policy level due to my feelings of ownership. In the above legal matter  for instance – the value of our Jaffna case was raised to higher level through the presence of  Mr. Parathalingam of Jaffna origin but living largely in Colombo as a clever  ‘Expatriate’. I was thus able to identify with the Policy level return for my investment in Mr. Parathalingam through the Colombo case. The first major discovery I made of such workings of the system of Nature / Truth – was through the fall of Mr. John Howard, the former Prime Minister of Australia whom I sued on the basis of Racial Discrimination which is unlawful in Australia. The Legal Courts dismissed my complaints  but the Court of Natural Justice upheld my investment at Policy level.

The way we read the outcomes would confirm to us the level of our contribution to the issue. One who contributes at primary level of money would go up and down with money profits and losses respectively. An 80 year old Australian Tamil who sought to raise funds from expatriate Tamils is saying that the locals in Northern Sri Lanka -  have cheated him and that we need strong human resources. This is also the message of the President of Sri Lanka – that Sri Lanka needs its Expatriate mind to boost the value of Motherland. But unless those Expatriates have contributed to their Fatherlands at Policy level – they are likely to either spoil locals with easy money in return for status they can ‘show’ others or think they have been cheated as in the case of the above mentioned 80 year old. Dr. Sabapathy Krishnakumar  refers to Expatriates as outsiders, in a positive way:
[ The North-East more than any other needs rebuilding and for that we need expatriates to return. But till recently, many ordinary persons were ensconced in powerful administrative positions for which they did not qualify. We now badly need bright outsiders to come in…….Dr. Murugar Gunasingam from Australia applied for the chair in history as did an internal historian. Only the latter’s application was processed and presented to the Council on 31 October, 2015 for approval by the VC. Things exploded when a Council member who had been informed by Gunasingam asked if there had been other applicants. The VC claimed that it had been done based on a circular and she has now been asked to produce it.]

Expatriate or not – an Australian is an outsider to the University of Jaffna unless the applicant had served a University at policy level. It’s not different to Academics trying their hand at Administration to which they are ‘outsiders’. Academics are outsiders to Administration unless they have demonstrated contribution to Policy through their Academic work. Likewise Administrators are outsiders to Academics until they contribute to Policy through the Administrative pathway. As in Research and Teaching – the core purposes of a University - one who discovers Truth through her/his pathway and publishes it independently – often at the risk of losing existing benefits, becomes an ‘owner’. Such a person is a natural policy contributor even if physically that person is outside the University structure – as a non-academic and of a different cultural makeup.

Dr. Sabapathy Krishnakumar highlights the case of Professor Ratnajeevan Hoole as follows: (Professor S.R.H. Hoole, my doctoral supervisor, has been knocking on our doors for years. The VC and her Selection Committee after 3 years of processing (which is illegal unless a new advertisement is done after 18 months inviting new applicants and allowing updating of the old application) found him short of points in teaching, in research and in national contributions. The USAB had ordered his appointment in Computer Science but the VC is still arguing that settled case. Even then, how was he short in national contributions after all that he did here? Indeed I am aware that he has more indexed journal papers in computer science than any other academic in Sri Lanka. (This was reported among the JUSTA cases and explicitly in the Colombo Telegraph on 6 March, 2014). He then applied last June for a Senior Lecturer position in Engineering since in another 3 years he would be well past his retirement age if he applied for professor. To this date he has not heard. It is 3 months since he returned to Sri Lanka on the government’s invitation, and, despite being the only person with a D.Sc. London degree in Sri Lanka, remains unemployed(except for the part-time appointment this week to the independent Elections Commission which recognizes his pioneering work for good governance, but still leaves him without full-time work, facing criminal charges).

Professor Hoole has long been reported to have challenged the University system of Sri Lanka. I also challenged the University of New South Wales – and to-date in terms status – I am a Pariah. Now I understand that I had to accept that Pariah status to contribute to a system that would facilitate all Pariahs to become Pundits in their communities.   If this downgrading  could happen in Australia which enjoys the reputation that it is a ‘good country’ one would expect worse from Sri Lanka and not better. Professor Hoole may have a London D Sc. , but has he demonstrated contribution to the Policy changes /improvements / good governance through  his previous jobs? Clever Governance is not always Good Governance and v.v.

In Nations like Sri Lanka – and especially in Jaffna the Capital of  Northern Sri Lanka,  one’s contribution to Good Governance in a University, needs to be greater than one’s contribution to development of knowledge which in turn needs to be greater in value than the money value of structures that are ‘seen’ to be the University. The articles published by Professor Hoole do not confirm any ‘solutions’ that he has developed as per the  specific structure  of a University, including  the Jaffna University.  Knowing the structure as it exists and becoming a part of it is the key to Good Governance. It is that feeling of ownership that becomes our Guru in the development of solutions. This is also the difference between Rule by Law/Theory and Rule of Law/Theory. Jaffna has long been an exporter of learning skills and not an importer. It would be a shame if such tradition was broken by bringing in ‘outsiders’.

The Leader of the Opposition – the Hon Rajavarothiam Sampanthan highlighted  in his response to the Budget:
[SriLankan Airlines – Hon. Speaker, the SriLankan Airlines has been badly managed since the management was taken back from Emirates. Their total debt stands at Rs.158 billion, of which 72 per cent relates to the last 3 years of the previous regime. This could be mainly due to corruption, cronyism and poor management…….This is the estimate of the degree of the loss that the country has suffered as a result of what happened at the SriLankan Airlines. Is it not necessary, Mr. Speaker, to take effective steps to avoid waste and extravagance and also to eradicate corruption?]
I applied for the position of CEO of Sri Lankan Airlines when the above mentioned management change happened. I had experience in the Airline when it was Air Lanka and I was trained by Singaporeans. More importantly I had already completed my management experience in Australia by contributing to Policy. There was no recognition from those responsible at Sri Lankan Airlines, of my eligibility to this position. However,  the Energy I shared through my application  raised my experience to Policy level when the current Government criticized Sri Lankan Airlines using also the areas I had worked in. The criticism was led by a legal expert and not by an airline expert with special emphasis in management.

Political interference in large Public institutions is nothing new in Sri Lanka. It is not unique to Universities. In Democracy, Operational Heads need to recognize Administrative Heads as their Equal partners and not as their juniors who could be ‘told’ what to do. Often clever Operational staff who ‘tell’ their Administrative staff – tend to accept being told by their seniors in Administrative positions.

Equal Opposition is essential in Democracy to complete the picture without time delay. Be it the University or the Airline, the ‘block’ to Good Governance is excessive cleverness which often prevents one from completing the picture by lowering one’s status to the next level. Clever people often are good at criticizing using theory as ‘outsiders’. They leave a big gap between their answers and the outcomes produced by the total contributions of all participants in that issue at that time of manifestation.  We then have to keep asking the UN and its members  for more and more Reconciliation facilities.

Saturday 28 November 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 28 November  2015
Children of Thunaivi

Common Karma v Common Sense

I was talking to the old person who takes care of our garden here in Thunaivi-Vaddukoddai, when we are away. I was explaining to him as to why I got upset  with a member of his family through marriage. The old man did not respond. When it came to minor problems about others – he was quick to passionately criticize them. As I said recently to our coordinator – a young father – when he criticized some young boys for swimming in our temple-well – that one who is not able to find fault with one’s own does not qualify to be a Common judge.   Our coordinator failed to recognize that the workers hired by him who said they had to first get the approval of the women’s association – before carrying out the simple task of removing a part of the fence – were in breach of their agreement and were acting as if I was the one at fault. In this instance I became the parallel of the Sri Lankan Government against whom the LTTE recruited the likes of the workers who said they needed to check with their women’s association. In fact, local authorities above the level of the women’s association fear to establish their offices in this area – despite us donating a block of land for such purposes. A member of minority group in the area becomes the target of such groups where only a few achieve enough grades for Tertiary education. Unless therefore one had some kind of common cultural base – one cannot successfully lead such groups. They carry the genes to form natural coalitions with groups such as the LTTE. President Sirisena is reported to have stated at CHOGM 2015 that – ‘Common values are important and not the power of wealth’. But how are those Common Values developed – at the level of the individual as well as a group? Faith is the express highway through which one could develop Common Values with less educated groups.

An eighty year old Australian Tamil complained that his projects were failing in his area in Northern Sri Lanka – due to lack of manpower. To my mind, it was simple logic – that Northern Sri Lanka which lost considerable percentage of elitists to emigration in the name of war – would be lacking in human resources even for National projects, leave alone Global projects. Trying to squeeze money-rich projects in current Sri Lanka is like trying to pass a thick thread through a needle with a tiny eye. The old Australian Tamil said to me that the locals were cheating him. The question is whether the locals think that they are entitled to the benefits they freely ‘take’. This is the problem with money driven joint ventures without firm agreements. The old Australian Tamil wanted to raise funds for a big project and this is yet to happen. I said I was more with small projects that become policy contributions through investment in security and self-sufficiency through good conduct using existing resources.

It’s not easy getting there. The moment we ‘show’ money they ‘see’ a need as per theory/hearsay. Only resources pooled to be Common would produce Common outcomes through which each contributor could read her/his own outcomes. Some of these outcomes may show ‘losses’ at money level but the ‘gap’ would go direct to policy / Common value.

The Tamil Political prisoner issue was one in which I also invested from my angle. The other is the celebration of  Great Heroes day on 27 November by LTTE supporters. Here in Thunaivi as well as in Vaddukoddai town – there was no sign of any  celebrations. No one seemed to even remember – not even the war widows. I was on my way to the Australian Tamil Management Service Training Centre when I met one of the mothers of school children. I asked her why the children had not gone to school and she said it was because of death of a student. It was later when I was returning home after a long day of training that the young lady at the local shop said to me that as per the papers the young student had written a note connecting his death to the political prisoners. None of the men gathered there criticized anyone. Most expressed their feelings for the parents of the young guy.

Registering this good order of thought – I was wondering why the schools were closed. It was this morning when I read the Sri Lankan news that the penny dropped – that yesterday was also the Great Heroes’ Day for the LTTE. I felt that the Government had actually been helped by this young student to close the schools and thus prevent student protests which have become common pathway in Jaffna.

I felt also that when we are passive – including for the purpose of passive resistance – our natural forces manifest outcomes as per the pathway of Truth.. When we are Active we manifest the outcomes and to the extent they are not as per our Truth – we become instruments of others. Majority student activists are thus instruments of others – especially rebel politicians. Young ones without the actual ‘experience’ would tend to be emotionally driven and hence become victims of selfish politicians/rebels. Then it becomes a question of student v political activist  or  parent v politician in taking care of the student. In the case of young Rajeswaran Senthooran the politician won and the parent lost,

I thought about my discussions with the old gardener and what happened in the family even while we were discussing. We heard raised voices and it sounded as if one was beating another. The old gardener rushed out of our gates towards his daughter’s home next door. The voices continued and young kids tried to get a close look out of curiosity. I chased them back to their homes. Later the gardener came back to inform me that the TV of  his granddaughter who influenced her husband towards celebrations out of our money without completing the job – had fallen to the floor due to mishandling by her younger sister – causing damage to both – the TV as well as the floor. The old man explained that the money had come from an expatriate friend of the guy. Like in the case of Mr. John Howard – former Prime Minister of Australia – I connected the damage to be return karma for damaging my investment in developing the infrastructure of Thunaivi – so they would not become instruments of those looking to show quick outcomes through arms and/or money. Karma never fails. Where our purpose is good and we stay within our Truth – we become the pathways through whom Truth manifests Itself. The time and place of such manifestation is the real Commonwealth that all who believe in that place and/or its people would be empowered by. 

Mr. Geoffrey  Alagaratnam PC
Bar  Association of Sri Lanka
153, Mihindu Mawatha
Colombo 12

25 November 2015

Dear Mr. Alagaratnam,


Earlier this year, your Association published the article :

The opening line in that article which included the picture of former President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa was:
Is the Law supreme and the Ruler subject to the Law, or is the Ruler supreme?

The parallel of this question arose in my own mind yesterday, when Mr. Sankarshana Aindri Parathalingam PC,  also (like Mr, Rajapaksa) assisted by his son Mr. Nishkan Parathalingam tried to exert superiority in the Civil Appellate High Court of Jaffna. The alarm bells started ringing within me – at ethical level – when I observed that Mr. Parathalingam who appears for me in another Appeal matter in Colombo, declared to the Jaffna Courts without any prior notice to me or my instructing solicitor in the Colombo matter, that he was appearing for my opposition in this Jaffna matter. These alarm bells are based on my true contribution to social values.

When I engaged Mr. Parathalingam PC to represent me in Court, there was a relationship formed on that basis – with him as my senior in Court for legal presentation in that Court. For presenting the Truth of my experience – I am of higher status. When we are conscious of our respective positions and their duties, we respect the Legal structure. To my mind,  it is a network of relationships. As I said to an Associate in my Management Service, when explaining this ‘conflict of interest’ - I cannot be doctor to Yaman (Lord of Death) as well as to Life at the same time. Looks as if Mr. Parathalingam PC is able to,  through Rule by Law.

The disappointment from the above observation was worsened when Mr. Parathalingam PC, kept suggesting dates for the next hearing without waiting to hear the suggestion by the Judge. Our lawyer was not present yesterday and I was the only person for my side. Yet, I was not asked whether any of the dates discussed were suitable to me also? My participation was limited to standing up as if to say ‘Present Sir’/uqfEq[f _ya

Initially, Mr. Parathalingam stated 01 March 2016 would suit him. This would not have suited me because we are scheduled to leave for Australia the day before. But given that I was not facilitated to have my say – with Mr. Parathalingam bulldozing to have his way – I prayed quietly to the contribution I had made to the same court Administration – earlier this year, when I was not only heard but facilitated with more time to reformat my Application for Leave to Appeal, to suit the format of the Jaffna Court system. I had prepared mine as per the Australian system where I, as a lay litigant,  was never knocked back on the basis of ‘format deficiencies’. The Jaffna Courts also facilitated me to re-submit the Application through a local lawyer and this is exactly what I did. To my mind the original application I submitted is the true and effective one and is the root of the lawyer’s format. Mr. Parathalingam failed to recognize this contribution by me even when I stood as a lone person yesterday – effectively as a lay litigant. In contrast – the Australian barristers who represented my opposition – consented to any corrections in format – suggested by the Judges. Mr. Parathalingam, PC -  failed to demonstrate International standards in his conduct opposite a lay litigant. In fact he assumed superior position to myself by completely ignoring the rights of his opposition. Are we deserving of International solutions including the Hybrid Court system - when even those of highest professional status in the legal family, are found to be lacking in their bar- table  etiquette?

It is important during these times of International Conflict and Terrorism fears, that we prevent abuse of power through hasty application of Public status. Mr. President, ultimately – the Court, like the Parliament, is limited to its own contributions to Common values when judging us – the People. The ultimate Judge is the Lord. We, the litigants – have the duty to bring our Truth to the Common Court. Often, the Courts – including the Australian Courts, fail to identify with our Truth even when it is delivered in the language of the Law – as interpreted by us. But, to the extent we are true to our own conscience – our declarations of Truth are heard by the Lord of Natural Justice. That is how, I believe I also contributed to the fall of Mr. John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia (Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam v John Howard S51 of 2001 in the High Court of Australia) who was present at the spot of 9/11 attack.

Truth empowers us to work the system through its roots. We thus become the root-cause of manifestations including through the Judicial system but not limited to the judicial system. To the extent our contribution is through the administrative system followed by the  judicial system, our returns are regulated through the Common National and/or Global pathways. The height of the status of the matter is determined by the level of the Common Law used  by us and not our personal influence with others in the system. The returns including through the system of Natural Justice happen as per  those positions through which we processed our work – even though we may have been dismissed by the occupiers of that position  and declared ‘failures’ by the Judicial system. The rest of our contribution would be towards Energy without face / form and is independent of the official system and would be the origin of our ‘service’ to wider world/society. Such contribution supports us anytime anywhere.

I believe that I have contributed to complete my relationships in the official systems of Administration in Sri Lanka, and in Australia. I have contributed beyond those official systems and hence am able to quickly work out my role as per the system of Natural Justice which is the most challenging power of all and yet is freely accessible to all of us through our own conscience – our own judge within. The three levels at which our real returns happen are:
(1) At  the Administrative process level – where we enjoy Equal status to other parties concerned – irrespective of our respective official status.
(2) At the Operating Position level in Court. The status at this level,  is as per Truth that the  litigants bring to Court and as per legal skills in the case of  Lawyers. If Mr. Parathalingam PC, had, during his preparations, allocated equal status as his legal knowledge, to the Truth brought to Court by his side as well as myself and my husband – the sole respondents in the primary matter – he would have at least consulted with me before suggesting a date and also would have refrained from using his legal knowledge to effectively suppress the Truth.  What he did yesterday is an extreme example of Rule by Law.
(3) At the Completion level in Court when the matter is submitted to the system of Natural Justice as per our True Purpose – the Causal Force that has not been recognized by the official system.

Yesterday, Mr. Parathalingam PC, went outside his position as an Equal to me in that Civil Appellate High Court of Jaffna, when he not only proposed his own dates – as if I was a nobody – but also went on to explain to the judge the approach he was proposing to take to have my Applications dismissed.  Had I not studied the relevant processes at the primary level and later when I as a lay litigant prepared the Application within a very narrow span of time due to the Resource problems in Mallakam District Court – I could not have followed his argument. Yet, in a Democracy, Truth and Law must meet at the 50:50 point – Truth being given first right of presentation. Hence the principle of Customer is Right in Democracy. Yesterday, Mr. Parathalingam PC confirmed that in Mr. Parathalingam’s mind the customer was dead. The supplier was all powerful as a monopoly.

The three parties in a Court are the Applicant, the Respondent and the  Judge. Each party has the responsibility to relate mentally to the other parties concerned as per their respective positions in that court for that matter. I do not know the reason why I must have seemed a ‘nobody’ to Mr. Parathalingam PC. It could be because I am a woman about whom he knows very little except through instructing lawyers. Since Mr. Yogendra represented the other side during the primary hearing – it is quite possible that  Mr. Parathalingam PC blindly copied Mr. Yogendra’s assessment of me outside the legal boundaries. It is in Public records that Mr. Yogendra kept referring to me as a non-family member going after other people’s money, during the primary hearing. He stated as part of his application that I was previously married with three children from that marriage and that I was now married to the 5th Respondent – the brother of the Deceased whose Estate is the basis of this matter:
When I was giving evidence also Mr. Yogendra continued to repeat the above and I had enough steadiness of mind to say to him AFTER I stepped down from the witness box, and AFTER disciplining my own lawyer that I was not a woman for sale. But after yesterday’s conduct by Mr. Parathalingam PC, I now feel that they were actually talking about themselves – going after ‘other people’s money’.  Money that is received but not earned by true commitment to the Institutional structures – is ‘other people’s money’. They would have prevented this  if they had allocated my status as Equal to all other respondents on the basis of the LAW rather than their personal thoughts. Position allocation prevents discrimination for selfish purposes which damages our society. In Sri Lanka, this kind of accumulated unjust discrimination forces resulted in suffering through war against the Government and by the Government against its own People. Ultimately it is People against People.

Mr. President, Mr. Parathalingam PC, has, through his conduct,  demonstrated that he considers himself to be the king of the Court he is in. To my mind I am the queen of Lay Litigants. I am not likely to be certified a winner by a weak court but once we the citizens find that we practice the law more than the Judiciary – we become the trainers of the Judiciary in social justice. Just Society ought to be the ultimate goal of the Judiciary. To your question ‘Is the Law supreme and the Ruler subject to the Law, or is the Ruler supreme?’ – members of your own Association -  Mr. Parathalingam PC and Mr. Yogendra Attorney at law, have confirmed in conduct that the Ruler is supreme. Hence what right did the Bar Association have, to criticize the former President of Sri Lanka for dismissing the Chief Justice?

Each time the Judiciary interferes with Administration to damage a true Administrator – the Judiciary earns the punishment of  acting in breach of the Doctrine of Separation of Powers. The punishment may not happen directly but would eventually devalue the whole Judiciary. As per the Association’s article mentioned above :

[In September 2005 the Council of International Bar Association passed a resolution in which it said: “The Rule of Law is the foundation of a civilised society. It establishes a transparent process accessible and equal to all. It ensures adherence to principles that both liberate and protect. The IBA calls upon all countries to respect these fundamental principles. It also calls upon its members to speak out in support of the Rule of Law within their respective communities.]

If you fail to demonstrate this Equal status to access your services I would conclude that the Bar Association Sri Lanka itself is practicing Rule by Law while preaching to others to practice Rule of Law. The Ruler is Supreme – when Truth is stronger than the Law. In Democracy we refer to such persons as Facilitators. In religion they are Divine Beings.

Today, 25 November 2015, we Hindus celebrate Karthigai Festival – honoring Lord Muruga with six faces. As per my discovery, the six faces represent our five senses plus the common surface memory to render 360 degree view of the manifested Truth. In terms of the Judiciary – this 360 degree view is complete only when there is impartial observation of all parties to the matter – including the Court Administration representing the common surface memory of the Court itself. Legal experts and the Judiciary are not entitled to take higher position than a lay litigant or witness until we have crossed this border of Fundamental rights. At the secondary stage – Democracy provides for the lay participant to make her/his contribution through her/his Truth-based belief at Equal level to the Lawyers who are closer relatives of the Judges than are lay litigants. The Public who may not be represented by any particular subject in court – are present through the Common Policies of the Government. A lay litigant who is committed to Common Principles and Policies invokes the Public in that Court as an invisible witness. That was how the Pandava Queen – Throupathi – who was demeaned by the Opposition with majority power – invoked the Lord in her heart – to confirm her chastity. A society that fails to honor its women is condemned to lawlessness. A woman/Shakthi  is one who has by her/his conduct earned higher status than s/he officially enjoys. Such an ethnic minority is also Shakthi power of this Nation – as has been proven through the defeat of the former Executive. It would therefore be prudent of the Bar Association to not under-estimate the power of the lay litigant – especially a lady lay litigant.

Yours sincerely

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam
CC: All Concerned

Thursday 19 November 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 19 November  2015

Spoiling our Politicians

Truth, like God cannot be visualized or known by all in one form. We particularize Truth as per our own minds. Belief in itself is valuable. The form is temporary medium through which we develop that Belief. Likewise our Rights. As per The Island report – ‘TNA meets UNWGD, wants truth seeking mechanisms established’ :
The Tamil National Alliance ( TNA) has stressed the importance of establishing the required judicial and truth seeking mechanisms to ascertain the fate of persons who had disappeared or were under detention.

Truth is sought in various pathways. The deeper our investment, the more effective would our discovery of Truth be. The judicial pathway would not suit majority victims of the war. Young ones rebelled because they could not relate to the religion of the Politicians. The lower the thinking order the more visible the effects need to be. Hence the Objectively measurable outcomes needed in the system of Democracy. Projects replaced Programs, also for this reason.

A Nation must not rely only on its Politicians for Good Governance. In Democracy Citizens also have 50% responsibility. Those of us who cannot relate to the UN or the Government – need to identify with our responsibility to contribute to Good Governance.  Self-Governance is Good-Governance. Even within a family, the form of Belief varies from person to person and in the mind of  one person also this form changes from time to time. When I was a student – my belief was more about Education; when I was working – it was more about workplace values. Through all this I continued to invest in and look to the God in particular forms. Eventually – all these beliefs – have merged as Truth and Love I FEEL.

In Democracy, we invest in many subject matters at the same time. As citizens – we elect government so that there is protection for us to function in our fields of expertise. If we elect as per our belief – then  that position would support us – even if the individual fails to perform as per the position. Elected persons who do perform as per their position duty and beyond – would support and facilitate our travel along our chosen pathways.

The families of the Disappeared have the first duty to seek and find their own Truth. Politicians who represent them in Parliament have the DUTY to facilitate this for the families. Finding the Truth is not the UN’s job or the Administration’s primary job.  Finding out what happened is part of the jobs of these two agencies – so that the Truth could be presented through a Common Form.

While this happens, we need to also produce outcomes in our own respective fields of expertise – at a level that majority citizens would relate to. This is achieved through ‘votes’. A Tamil Community leader forwarded to me this morning, the article written by the current High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Australia, Mr Somasundaram Skandakumar
for the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors at their request for their quarterly publication. Mr. Skandakumar states in conclusion:
In the final analysis, given the impermanence of life, there can be no greater reward at its end, than the peace of mind reposed in a clear conscience. So, as much as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a board room buzz word, let us make Common Sense and  Conscience (CSC), our personal one and help transform the world into a better place for all’.
 The moment we identify with our own Truth – we contribute to others finding their own Truth. If this is left to the UN – then all Sri Lankan Politicians have failed in their DUTY to facilitate the seeking of finding the Truth – for the citizens they represent. Those who fail to do their duty will keep blaming others. Majority of our Politicians have been spoilt by the excessive focus on them – away from our own fields of expertise. A war-widow who gets the ear of the UN but has no one to talk to at home – would indeed be a lonely person. The same war-widow who has relatives and friends who would share in her pain and loss – would find the missing person she invested in – through others. THAT is how Truth compensates.

Those of us who are physically distant from such victims – could help by development of projects that would facilitate such victims to expand their circle of listeners. Work ultimately heals because I loss is also a form of work based outcome.

We may contribute to the work of Politicians as per the outcomes they produce and not their assessment / judgment of others’ work. During Election time – we are part of their activity. But after that they must be left to do their jobs unsupervised. Likewise we must do our jobs unsupervised by them. We have the duty to produce our own independent outcomes as per our positions in society/community. Not only the families of the disappeared – but all of us have the responsibility to find the Truth about our own loss or gain in this war. If the total loss by Sri Lankans  is equal to the total gain by Sri Lankans – then we are still an independent group. 

My priorities in this regard – include the independence of  Australian Tamils as a Community – contributing to the Sovereignty of Australia. If I become Sri Lankan only or Tamil only  then I must renounce my investments as Australian. I would still contribute to the Sovereignty of the group I feel I belong to. But the structures would not cover wider world. 

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 18 November  2015

St John's College - Jaffna

Reconciliation & Human Rights
Nagadeepa the First Test?

The meeting of the Sri Lanka Reconciliation Forum, Sydney – at which Dr. Deepika Udagama – the newly appointed chairman of the Human Rights Commission, Sri Lanka spoke, attracted most attendees. Two former Attorneys General of Sri Lanka – one of Sinhalese origin and the other of Tamil origin were seated next to each other towards this Common Speaker. That is the power of Commonness. Back then, Dr. Udagama was seen as the Head of Law at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

We have seen some friction between Former Judge – the Hon CV Wigneswaran – now the Chief Minister of  Northern Province and the Hon M.A. Sumanthiran – now part of the National Leadership as Active TNA member of Parliament. I see similar reasons for conflict in the case of Dr. Deepika Udagama also.

The Law helps us to maintain our Rights only to the extent someone from our home Group/ Community – has contributed to the Truth on which that Law is based. Ultimately it boils down to work and sacrifice of earned benefits to raise that work value to the structural level and beyond as ‘Rights’.

The Island has highlighted this difficulty in its article - Accountability issues should be probed in line with domestic laws - New HRC Chairperson on Geneva resolution:

Asked whether the HRC could thwart the Northern Provincial Council from removing the name Nagadeepa, Dr. Udagama said the HRC would look into the matter. The HRC had the authority to inquire into Provincial Councils, too, she said, adding that all communities should enjoy equal rights.

As a law expert – Dr. Udagama may view the matter in one angle. As a Human Rights Commissioner Dr. Udagama may need to go beyond the law to uphold ‘rights’ earned by a Community over long period of time. The Hon CV Wigneswaran who continues to refer to the Hon MA Sumanthiran as his student – would have taken a different stand in the case of the Tamil Political Prisoners – had he not been the Chief Minister of Northern Province. It’s about positions through which we work. We have the DUTY to pay Royalty to those who gave us the Structures and therefore the positions through which we work and earn a living. I foresaw the above conflict between our Tamil leaders back then when Mr. Wigneswaran was about to set foot into Politics:

[Recently I was asked by a fellow member of the Tamil Community, the question as to why there was criticism of the nomination of retired Justice Wigneswaran for the position of Chief Minister of Northern Sri Lanka. I responded as follows:

Personally I do like Wigneswaran for a couple of reasons. His commitment to Thesawalamai is the first one. Next is he is guru of Manoharan – Param’s friend who is our lawyer in Colombo.  According to Manoharan, Wigneswaran is a good man and I accept that.

Now coming to his nomination as CEO of North – it is a matter of principles.  Those of us who criticized the Government on the issue of Dismissal of Chief Justice – Dr. Shirani Bandaranaike - claiming it was in breach of Doctrine of Separation of Powers – between the Executive Government and the Judiciary – have the responsibility to do likewise within our own side.   Hence we are not allowed to consciously support this nomination of a Judicial member to the Executive. 
On the other hand, we may discipline and accept our side.  If we do not discipline – we have the responsibility to stay away from them.  I do that with family also. 
Given my investment in Public Administration including in Northern Sri Lanka,  I believe I need the Administrative Power more than Political Power.  In fact I believe that this intellectual investment in Public Administration is our Tamil Community’s greater asset.  This to me is what brings us the clout at international level .  If we criticize our own side – we win credits with the global community – especially in their minds which would later translate as votes at UN level.  If the Sinhalese pick that up before us – then we lose that opportunity in the vertical system – to them.
In terms of what happens at the physical level  – it is up to the people in North. I am not openly  influencing them either way. 
Yes, Wigneswaran is the best looking candidate – but we need to first do our own clean up in relation to Doctrine of Separation of Powers before showing support as a Community.
 Eventually the genuine person’s energies would influence the outcomes one way or the other – even though the current manifestation may not reflect it.  My energies are with Wigneswaran due to his higher contribution to Public Administration through his position as a Judge of the Supreme Court.] Chapter 13 Naan Australian

The Body, Mind & Soul of Governance is the Individual, Position and Commonness. The Tamil Community that supported my development gave much importance to Positions. Not so the current Tamil Community of Sri Lanka. Today, I received from an Australian Tamil leader the pdf version of the Anandarajan Memorial Lecture by Dr. Daya Somasundaram – Professor of Psychiatry – University of Jaffna.  Mr. Anandarajan was the principal of St. John’s College – where my brother also studied due to my parents’ commitment to providing us with the best possible education. Dr. Somasundaram says:

[Although Anandarajan resisted and eventually paid the supreme price, militants had a fairly free run of schools and other public places to carry out their meetings and videos to recruit students. Whole batch of students joined overnight or ran away from home, leaving a note in the sugar bottle for their mother. They were lured by the pied piper to their doom, to become cannon fodder on frontlines across the northeast. A considerable portion have migrated or had to flee to escape death, conscription or detention and possible torture. Their desperate journeys took them across the Palk Straits to India, continents and seas in rickety, sinking boats; through freezing forests in Northern Europe, jails in South East Asia, Africa and Latin America and international borders, hiding as human cargo in containers and undercarriages of trucks, seeking refuge and asylum. The result is a world-wide diaspora of Tamil youth, some discontented with homesickness and acculturation stress, others doing well in their host countries. The surviving, present day youth in Northern Sri Lanka face a grim future. Society is just recovering from three decades of devastating civil war.
Adoptive behaviours
Many youth were at the forefront during the war and Tsunami to save and care for those who were injured, had lost limbs, or were separated, and lost. Where elders had died, been injured or were unavailable, youngsters took the responsibilities and leadership of mature adults to fill that gap and fulfil their role effectively and successfully. They took part in many essential activities fulfilling family and social needs, taking people to safe places, giving first aid to those who were injured, helping the handicapped, caring for patients and transporting people. Sadly, the youth are not provided with such opportunities or responsibilities at present. They wander around without jobs and healthy hobbies; at times they are induced to involve in antisocial ‘rowdy’ activities. If responsibilities are given to youth, they will show interest in their duties and carry them out effectively.]

If Education was respected as the most valuable investment by the Tamil Community – we would not have succumbed to this pressure for quick outcomes of ‘freedom’ that the LTTE was promising. Today, there is hardly any Australian Tamil celebrating the life of Mr. Anandarajan who sacrificed his life to uphold the value of Education. But many are celebrating Great Heroes Day year after year. In terms of heritage value – the position held by Mr. Anandarajah has much deeper value than the combatants who died by seeking to ‘show’ merit. The benefits come with the weaknesses in their structure. In terms of LTTE – there is little leadership value in terms of Higher Education. A pro LTTE person may have a PhD – but the value would be limited to one generation. Not so those to whom Mr. Anandarajah was real principal. The position of Principal of a school needs to be higher in the Tamil Community than the position of  Head of  Armed  group that LTTE was. Recognizing this is of utmost importance for us to preserve our Traditional Values and our struggles for Self-Governance as a Diverse Community.

This is where places like Nainatheevu whose name is being changed to Sinhala version – Nagadeepa – by Central Government – is of great importance to developing our higher thinking order. During the meeting in Sydney, I asked Dr. Udagama whether there were plans to introduce Equal Opportunity Laws in Sri Lanka. As per my recollection – Dr. Udagama said that we already had the parallel laws towards this.

The provision that comes to my mind, is the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution under pressure from India. As per that Amendment – Tamil is also an official language. As per the principles of Democracy – in which I have invested through deep sacrifices here in Australia – majority rule must apply in the case of official names. Hence due to heritage Udagama cannot be Udayar when Dr. Udagama visits Jaffna nor would we call her Deepika when the lady is active in her current position. One may use the parallel to relate to the value but not make it Common official terminology. The folks of Thunaivi-Vaddukoddai call me – ‘Ammah’ –meaning mother. Some young ones refer to me as ‘Madam’. I am promoting the latter due to identity with their need to merge with wider world. If Nainatheevu has such a secular purpose – then we need to use the link language – English.

I do not identify with some of  the stands Mr. Wigneswaran takes and he may not identify with any of mine. I do not for example – consider what happened to Tamils - as Genocide. But at the same time, without such strong expressions of Diversity – the ethnic issue would be Generalized and that would be an insult to those who died due to the inability of the leaders of both ethnicities to come together for the Commonness of Sri Lanka.

When someone dies/gets killed  and there is another who holds common belief as that person but is away from the area of physical activity – the investment in that belief by that person who died takes on Absolute value and empowers those alive to take on the leadership role of that person who died. That is the true memorial service to those with whom we shared common belief – even though we may never have met them in person. Hindus chant Sivapuranam to clear any blocks in this passage of inheritance. Clearing Nagadeepa is the responsibility of this Government that claims commitment to Commonness.

Truth needs no Reconciliation. The way we interpret that Truth through what happened needs reconciliation where two different pathways/laws are used. The Provincial Council has the lawful  right to name Nainatheevu to its original name. Some may still call Chennai,  Madras. But the official  name is Chennai and by using Chennai – we are showing valuation to Tamil Nadu’s Diversity – which cannot happen without Sovereignty. 

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 17 November  2015
The Island

Money Rule = Majority Rule

Banning alcohol and cigarettes can even topple the government: President…… The President said that the government annually gained a tax revenue of Rs. 1150 million from taxes on alcohol and cigarettes…… He added that although he is willing to ban alcohol and cigarettes from the country it might perhaps topple the government as there is a significant majority who drink and smoke.” – Daily News, Sri Lanka.

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran says that his party Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi was "deliberating" on what disciplinary action to initiate with regard to Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran’s refusal to go to Canada and raise funds.” – The Island

The ethnic problem in Sri Lanka is about majority rule. Tamils & Muslims who have truly suffered due to majority power – would have been cured of money based discrimination. It is understandable that the President of Sri Lanka who is of  majority race, would be driven by money. It is understandable also  that a young Politician of  minority community would be even more driven by money. But it is not admissible that disciplinary action would be taken against any Sri Lankan for lacking in money and/or ability to collect money. Article 9 of the Sri Lankan Constitution states:

‘ The Republic of Sri Lanka shall give to Buddhism the foremost place and accordingly it shall be the duty of the State to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana, while assuring to all religions the rights granted by Articles 10 and 14(1)(e).

As per my knowledge of  Lord Buddha – he renounced money attachment to make Policy / Sasana. Hence the above statement by the President could be considered to be in breach of the requirements of  Article 9 of the Sri Lankan Constitution.

In terms of Tamils:
Article 10 states:
Freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
10. Every person is entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including the freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.’

Article 14(1)(e)  states:
14. (1) Every citizen is entitled to -
 (e) the freedom, either by himself or in association with others, and either in public or in private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice or teaching

The Hon CV  Wigneswaran – the Chief Minister of Northern Province where majority are Hindus – openly upholds that he is a Hindu. As per Hindu Lord Krishna – one must do one’s duty and this is facilitated when one is independent of  benefits. When one recognizes money first – then both sides are given form. Belief is one sided. Money is two sided. Truth is no sided.

Recently, we Hindus celebrated Navaraathri / 9 Nights - the festival dedicated to Education. The first three nights are dedicated to Mother Kali whose vehicle is the Tiger. During those 3 days  we celebrate Courage. Belief gives us courage. Politics is one sided. Hence Belief based Politics would render courage from within. Recently – the Hon Rajavarothiam Sampanthan – the Leader of the Opposition in Sri Lankan Parliament – was reported to have stated in relation to the Tamil Political Prisoners – that the Government needed ‘courage’ to take a stand. When belief is stronger than external knowledge – the right political decision would evolve. It would be right for Good Governance.

The next three days are dedicated to Lakshmi – the Goddess of wealth, including money wealth. This has two sides. In democracy, one has to be able to produce visible / objectively measurable outcomes to be successful in Administration. Hence, when there is manifestation at public level – the other side must be taken to complete the ‘project’ / picture for Public consumption.

The last three days are dedicated to Saraswathi – the Goddess of Education. Truth is discovered through the path of Research and the Discovery is shared through teaching. I was arrested by Australian Police under the instructions of the Vice Chancellor of the University of NSW on 22 October 2004 - Saraswathi Pooja day.  That was the true manifestation of the University’s weakness in relation to the core purpose of its existence - Research until one finds the Truth and then sharing that Truth through Teaching activities. I was able to invoke this manifestation on Saraswathi Pooja day due to my Belief in Education as the highest pathway to fulfilment. I believe that because I did not consciously calculate and plan – I naturally accessed the powers of all those who have genuinely contributed to this Global pathway – including from within the University of NSW but not limited to it.

In her/his  yesterday’s editorial ‘Combatting terrorism and extremism’ the Editor of Daily News states:
sometimes awareness is not enough and States have to implement various laws to stamp out intolerance. Terrorism happens to be an extreme form of intolerance and the international community must strengthen anti-terrorism laws and actions through the UN Security Council. International cooperation is essential in this sphere now more than ever. Terrorism must be rooted out for peace to return to the wider world.

This to my mind is the educational pathway. Intolerance happens when a primary level believer tries to enforce her/his form in the territory of  people using another form of belief for the same value. ‘Sinhala only’ as the official language was of this kind. Given that Tamils opposed it – they completed the lesson through their opposition. In terms of knowledge – this picture was completed  through the 13th Amendment to the Constitution which recognizes Tamil also as the official language and English as the link language. . . But, the pathway was set to be that of Courage – Kali’s pathway – due to Sinhalese attacking Tamil civilians in the Capital of Colombo. LTTE gave form to this. The first three days dedicated to Kali – translates as ‘local’ due to physical attributes. LTTE therefore ought to have been limited to Defending its local territory and would have if it was truly of the belief that it was fighting for self-governance.  In true self-governance one does not find fault with others but highlights how one sees the other for the purpose of Defence. One has jurisdiction only over those in one’s territory.

The Hon M.A.Sumanthiran’s Political Territory is Jaffna. It is his duty to uphold the belief of majority in his constituency – when he is acting as a Politician. Yet – Mr. Sumanthiran spoke in Sinhalese to the Colombo Media yesterday when 8 of the Political Prisoners were released.

If it was for Common purposes – English the link language should have been used. Like with the University above – Mr. Sumanthiran has proven that he is in the wrong position. Doctrine of Separation of Powers need to be upheld between these three territories in the one mind – Emotions, Knowledge for Money & Status and Truth to connect to one’s inner-self. My Spiritual Guru – Sri Sathya Sai Baba (who strictly rules out ‘asking’ for money in His name) expresses them as – Concentration; Contemplation and Meditation. In terms of Governing a State  - One needs Concentration in Politics, Contemplation in Administration and Meditation in Governance.

LTTE failed due to losing concentration on the target of Self-Governance and went into money-area where those of wider world – including India,  were willing to dump their excessive money for quick access to status. Now Mr. Sumanthiran is doing likewise on behalf of the People of Jaffna and as a Native of Jaffna contributing to Jaffna through the Educational pathway – I am offended. Jaffna means Education to majority Sri Lankans. Let’s not demote ourselves to the lower pathways and disrespect our Elders.

Like our body Money and Majority rule are most temporary. We need them only to give form to our work and environmental structures. If there is more – it must never leave home – but needs to be burnt as mistakes so we do not repeat them in the future. 

Monday 16 November 2015

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 16 November  2015

Armed Officers used for lower purposes by the Australian Judiciary colluding with
the University of NSW 

Deaths in Custody – a Tamil inheritance from India?

In August last year, the Times of India reported that One prisoner died in Tamil Nadu jails – every 4 days. In my book Naan Australian I highlighted the negative Energy from unregulated relationships as follows:

To my mind those Tamils who entrusted their struggle for independence to the Tamil Tigers were actually embracing  the Tamil Nadu leaders as their leaders.  LTTE leader Prabaharan addressed  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran as `]f]a / Anna – meaning Big Brother. But at the same time, he is known to have stated in relation to the Indian support for other armed groups – that that was inappropriate because we needed to Do It Ourselves.  The Tamil Tigers received funding from MG Ramachandran and in one of his public  statements,  Tiger leader Prabaharan says that if not for the handsome cash contribution by MG Ramachandran – they could not have continued with their fight for separation. The same MG Ramachandran failed to publicly share his political status with the Tamil Tigers. To my mind status is of higher value than money. Goodwill confirmed by status has ownership value. The above statements by the Tiger leader contradict themselves. Tamil intellectuals ought to have addressed this at that stage.  Even now, many of them are not able to recognize the contradiction.  The problem with lateral spread is this ‘business’ attitude that works against ‘family’ attitude and therefore against ownership through the hierarchical path of faith and gratitude.’ – Chapter 13, Naan Australian

In yesterday’s edition of Ceylon Today, Ms Sulochana Ramiah Mohan also confirms the main funding source of the LTTE to be the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu – MG Ramachandran through the article headed -MGR was Prabhakaran’s ‘Cash Machine’.

Recently, the TNA MP – the Hon Sumanthiran expressed dissatisfaction over the Chief Minister of Northern Province (the Lankan parallel of Tamil Nadu) for the latter’s failure to raise funds for the TNA before the Parliamentary elections. (Sumanthiran also told the SBS that Wigneswaran who refused to go to Canada with a lame excuse during the parliamentary polls campaign period had travelled to the USA and UK ridiculing the TNA leadership………) .  One could therefore  conclude that the TNA leadership was driven strongly by Cash. Is it an inheritance from the LTTE which inherited from Tamil Nadu – this ATM gene? Is this why TNA MP is here in Australia? If yes, we have some serious thinking to do – about what we Australian Tamils want for ourselves and our children. Cash on its own is like an orphan and is divisive and Truth based Policy is cohesive.

Thesawalamai – the Customary Law of  Northern Sri Lankans is a rich source through which we could check whether an action is in order. The regulated mind promotes harmony. At social level Thesawalamai provides strong basis for us to follow the regulated pathway. The Hon CV Wigneswaran, the Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province is reported to have written to the President as follows, in relation to the Political Prisoners:

[நீங்கள் முன்னர் விடுதலை செய்த 31 அரசியல் கைதிகளில், 7 பேர் சிங்களவர்கள். இங்கு கூட ஒரு பாரபட்சம் காட்டப்பட்டுள்ளது அத்தோடு பிணையில் விடுதலை செய்யப்பட்டவர்களுக்கு நீதிமன்றத்தால் விதிக்கப்பட்ட அதி உச்ச தண்டனையைக் கூட அவர்களின் குடும்ப உறவுகளால் புரிந்துகொள்வது கடினமாக உள்ளது.

Out of the 31 Political prisoners already released by your Excellency, 7 are Sinhalese. There has been favoritism here also. In addition – the Bail conditions under which the next group of prisoners have been released are beyond the comprehension of  the relatives of those released]

It is understandable that the relatives of those released – be they Sinhalese or Tamil – would not understand the order of the Legal mind. It is this deficiency that led to ambitious young Sri Lankans to take the law into their hands and rebel against the Government. The Government earned it by bringing the ‘logical connection’ to the lower level – for purposes of cheap acquisition of votes. This is like the Cash component in the casual forces. The only ‘right’ reasoning above the law is Truth. Customary laws particular to a group / community when artificially raised to the National level – would lead to negative returns. Sinhalese leaders did this through the ‘Sinhala Only’ Language Policy – and Tamils reacted hastily and copied the Sinhalese and declared ‘Eelam Only’. The lack of commitment to stated Cause – of Self-Governance – is confirmed by the demotion of policy.

Most of us do not understand the Policy behind Traffic rules. Yet we do follow them. When we so follow – there is connection to the Common Mind of makers of the policy as well as users. Hence the higher the law applied or followed – the wider the coverage of mind power. Truth at the end  is Universal. Hence in this instance, it was the Duty of the President of Sri Lanka to apply the law before using Discretionary Powers.

TNA MP the Hon Saravanapavan is reported to have stated that the Government that came into power due to Tamils – is now not doing the right thing by Tamils in relation to Political Prisoners. It would be more difficult for people to relate to the claim that Tamils were the marginal force that brought this Government into power - than making  the legal connection to the Bail conditions imposed.  Not one person has shown identification with my claim that I was the marginal force that toppled former Prime Australian Prime Minister John Howard. But I believe due to my EXPERIENCE. This helped me bring about closure.

If such quid pro quos are used in return – then the person/s so expecting is/are NOT part of the force that caused the change at the highest level. Laws and Business agreements are relative. Truth is absolute and when our work and its outcomes are submitted through our heart we have the power to work the whole. THAT is what spirituality is all about.

I was declared a high performer by the beneficiaries of my services – the Faculty of Medicine – at the University of NSW.  When – as per the Chancellor’s suggestion I assembled peacefully to talk to the Vice Chancellor – I was arrested for Trespass. I studied the legislation  AFTER that and realized that the Police and the Government were acting unlawfully. The Courts even though they released me after a year of hearing in which I represented myself – failed to uphold the unlawfulness of the Police and the Government. But my mind connected to the architects of that 1901 Legislation and I now feel strong ownership in Australia. Due to my commitment to Family structures – I undertook bail conditions that I would not set foot in  University of NSW. Even though there are no supervisors monitoring me – I have honored my own undertaking. To my mind the Bail  ‘conditions’ representing the ‘punishment’ in my case are much stronger relative to my investment in family, community and society – as a law abiding member. If I think about it without recognizing the Divine returns I got – I would easily sit and cry for myself. But due to my belief in Truth / God – I kept recognizing the higher opportunities to have the EXPERIENCE at the higher level. Now I feel so very grateful to the system of Truth that helped me COMPLETE the Australian experience and get promoted to International level.
MGR was born in the land called Ceylon/Sri Lanka. As an Indian he had no right to interfere with another nation. Given that  he was born in Sri Lanka – he ought to have been more respectful of the Sovereign powers of that Land. By giving money to be called ‘Anna’ – Big Brother – MGR contributed to the weakening of the investment that Tamils had made in the struggle for Self-Governance. Gandhi renounced to become India. MGR tried to ‘buy’ status. He thus inherited the lower mind order in Politics. Prabhakaran inherited that when he accepted funding from MGR and called him ‘Anna’.

 When we manifest outcomes there are many forces that add themselves to the manifestation. The seen connections die fast unless you keep manifesting more and more of them. They are like rubbish in and rubbish out. The most powerful reasoning flows from Common Values. The highest Common value is the form given by us to our own Truth. That is when we are self-governing – even in prison. If these prisoners are true to themselves and are giving it form through their fast – then even if they die their minds will remain with other heroes fighting for self-governance.

They say in Hinduism that one should aim for no-birth. When we look at karma – an action / manifestation could be cause or effect. If the prisoners die due to their failure to value their own lives, they would be reborn as lesser humans. If the prisoners die in their quest to uphold their Truth – they are actually attaining Mohtcham/Nirvana/Eternity. Some sections of the Australian Tamil Community are getting ready to celebrate Maaveerar Day / Great Heroes’ Day on 27th of this month. Did all of them not die due to their ‘position-imprisonment’ within the LTTE? We are all in our position-prisons when we are attached to ‘outcomes’. Truth alone releases us from those prisons. Hence Lord Krishna says to Prince Arjuna to cut off the trunk of the wish-fulfilling tree which has its roots in Heaven and stands upside down – with the fruits accessible from Earth. . Once we lose consciousness of the benefits – and costs – we have the Heavenly Policy Experience. The condition is no cash no status benefits for renunciation through fasting. Just the Experience. So long as there is unearned cash and status there is rebirth of  outcomes as causes or effects.