Sunday 28 February 2016

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam-28 February   2016

President’s Counsels – Executive or Judiciary?

Our Application for Leave to Appeal was listed for hearing in Jaffna High Court, on 24 February 2016. The matter related to the interstate estate of  my husband’s brother Subramaniam Yoganathan. My husband and I arranged our schedules – so we would be in Jaffna on that Court day. On the morning of 24 February, our Jaffna Lawyer rang to inform us that he would not be attending Court that day due to the Harthaal / Shut-down. The reason is explained as follows in the Weekend Nation:

[Last week saw the entire Northern Province virtually coming to a standstill over the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Vavuniya.
The public blocked the main A 9 highway demanding justice for Harishnavi who was brutally raped and murdered. This is the second largest public reaction after a similar incident in May last year, where another school girl, Vithya, was raped and murdered in Punguduthivu.] ‘Aftermath of war’  by Arthur Wamanan

I learnt about the rape and death of the teenager in the bus from Jaffna Town to Vaddukoddai. The experience was shared by a  widow who travels to town, leaving her little boy to be looked after by her relatives while she went to work. The young widow said that not only girls but even boys were at risk when mothers were away at work. I agreed and urged the young working widow to pray – so no harm would come to her son, while she was away earning a living. I believe that my children were protected by Divine Powers due to my prayers – including when I was working in Papua New Guinea where I was earning and saving to build a home in Colombo. I felt for the mother of the young teenager who was raped and killed last week – which invoked the shut-down of Northern Province private sector. I believe that identifying with the pain of others is deep prayers. But I did not join the passive resistance by the Private sector. Instead, I attended court – knowing very well that our lawyer would not be present. I was thus part of Public Service while our lawyer was with the Private sector.

Assembled in Court were the three lawyers from Colombo – representing the Respondents in our matter. They were NOT part of Public Service but were not part of Jaffna Private sector. The leader of the team was – Mr. Parathalingam PC -  whose services were terminated by me in a Colombo matter regarding my Land taken over by a Sinhalese while I was away in Papua New Guinea. I went to Papua New Guinea to build a home on that land purchased lawfully out of hard-earned and hard-saved money. Mr. Parathalingam PC’s services were terminated due to ‘conflict of interest’ when he appeared for  our opposition  in the Jaffna testamentary matter. This resulted in our solicitor also resigning and I am now without a lawyer in that Colombo matter. I have decided to fight to establish the Truth and leave the rest to the Court system – as it is NOT my problem if the Courts cannot uphold the Truth. No Justice is higher than the Truth. I will get my Natural judgment through my pathway and the other side will get theirs through their separate pathway. The Legal system would have contributed strongly to the ethnic divide through its own weaknesses.

Mr. Parathalingam PC said in Jaffna High Court on the day of the shutdown,  words to the effect - that he could move to have the matter dismissed with costs against us and that he was agreeing to a postponement under protest. I stated to the Court that given that I had done the substantive work to prepare the first set of Appeal Application, I was ready for the matter to be heard on that day itself. Then Mr. Parathalingam PC said that I would need to revoke the proxy to the lawyer before doing that. I was ready to do that also – as I usually represented myself in Australian Courts which usually facilitated lay litigants to meet the requirements of such technical processes.  The Jaffna Judges decided to adjourn the hearing. The Judge informed the Colombo group also to appreciate that the situation in Jaffna was different to Colombo and emphasized that the lawyers needed to keep in touch with the Jaffna groups.

This kind of adjournment is regular in Colombo also – but for different reasons – often due to senior lawyers not turning up. We paid Mr. Parathalingam PC whenever the Colombo matter was adjourned due to the absence of the other side lawyer Mr. Faiz Musthapa PC who sent his juniors to mark attendance. There was no protest against that from Mr. Parathalingam PC of  Colombo in Colombo Court. To my mind, the Public Protest is the ‘other side’/return karma of Lawyers causing delays regularly in Court for private purposes.

The question is whether lawyers have the right to claim costs for negligence  by their own profession. Should the litigant be penalized for the weaknesses in the Judicial system? Also, are the lawyers part of Executive Government or the Judiciary in Legal Administration – common to all parties including the Public? If they are claiming to dismiss a matter on the basis of non-attendance or other such Administrative ruling – should the litigant also have Equal right to dismiss a matter  for an Administrative failure on the part of the opposition lawyer ? President’s Counsels have the higher responsibility to lead the Public in such Administrative rulings on Equal Opportunity basis.

One needs also to ask the question as to whether  additional punishment of offenders cure the Judicial system and therefore our society – of its disrespect for Judicial Administration? The Weekend Nation reports as follows in this regard:
[New guidelines to courts to combat sex crimes
The Ministry of Justice is planning to introduce new guidelines to be followed by judges of all courts in sentencing convicts, especially sex offenders.
The move comes in the wake of increased crimes and sexual abuse of minors where many under-aged girls have been brutally gang raped and killed in the recent times.
Sixteen-year-old Vithya Sivaloganathan was abducted, brutally raped by a gang on her way to school at Pungundithivu, Jaffna in May last year. Last week, 13-year-old Harshavi Gangatharan, a student of Vipulananda Vidyalam, Vavuniya was gang raped and killed.
The Ministry of Justice has already appointed a team of experts headed by the former Attorney General Palitha Fernando to look into this matter and make recommendations which would later be introduced into the legal system as an Act of Parliament

The Jaffna Public would not have had the power to shut-down if our Legal Administration had functioned effectively – without feeding the greed of private lawyers who hijack social matters from the Public – so a matter could not be heard without them. The Judiciary must exist first for the Public instead of the Public being thrown the left overs of the legal system. Those who were previously responsible for Legal Administration but failed to highlight and where possible cure the system – would not effectively address the above problem. Former Attorney General ought to have earned Governing position to undertake this higher responsibility. The Government has the duty to publish the details of such contribution – if it is to cure the problem at its root. Lawyers have the primary responsibility to uphold the law including the Doctrine of Separation of Powers between the Executive and the Judiciary. More and more lawyers are failing the eligibility test.

The Jaffna Testamentary case is required to be heard under the law of Thesawalamai - Customary Law of Northern Tamils. If Public Protests through Non-Violent processes happened on that day it confirms that that is now part of Thesawalamai / Customary pathway of Jaffna Tamils. Natural Verdict against Colombo?

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam-23 February   2016

‘Devolution v Project Basis’

Yesterday was Masi-Maham in Tamil-Hindu calendar. I learnt about the existence of this particular festival in 2005 during my Post-Tsunami Reconstruction Service. I came to Colombo after going through the Public Administrators in Vaharai in Batticaloa area in Eastern Sri Lanka. Those Administrators said I needed to take my proposal to the Ministry for approval. I did not know what the process was in Sri Lanka. But I had developed deep investment in Public Service in Australia – especially by absorbing defeats dished out by the Executive as well as the Judiciary. It’s the philosophy underpinning ‘for better or for worse’ promises. One who is Equal minded towards better and worse is FAMILY. It was by absorbing the pain of loss that I became family and v.v. Family works the system internally. Back in 2005 – I went to the temple and when I came out I felt influenced from inside to call a relative by marriage who was fairly high up in Hindu Temple Administration. That evening I ended up meeting the President – Madam Kumaratunga – who engaged with me and eventually approved the plan submitted by me. I believe that the auspicious timing of Masi Maham was the ‘root’ power of this elevation of my work to the highest level.

Yesterday, again on Masi Maham day  I received an email invitation from the Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection who addresses me as ‘Stakeholder’, to make submission to formulate Australia’s Humanitarian Program 2016-17. The amazing discovery by me is that this includes also provisions to be made in the new Constitution of Sri Lanka – for which also the Sri Lankan Government is seeking Public input. In Sri Lanka – I am yet to receive confirmation of my high level contribution to Policy on ongoing  basis – whereas in Australia – I have been asked many times for such contributions at policy level. In Sri Lanka such recognition are empowered by Natural Forces – as happened in 2005 and in Australia there is a greater contribution by Australian Government to include the Public in the processes of global significance. Migrants are able to contribute to this through their own experiences.

In terms of amendments to the Sri Lankan Constitution, I believe that the discoveries I make in areas where the seeds of Tamil Rebellion were sown and where victims were specially targeted – for going Public – would empower the roots of the Real Constitution of this part of Sri Lanka.  To the extent I draw the picture as a Sri Lankan – it would answer to the call of and empower any Sri Lankan needing support in that issue. My discoveries include the issue of International Judges in Sri Lankan war – and the extent to which higher laws could facilitate the use of ‘right’ pathway that would lead all genuine seekers to find their own solution. Towards this came to mind,  my work this week, in preparing a paper for University of Jaffna, in which  I highlighted the need to use  ‘Project’ basis as follows:

[The hierarchical system is largely time based and is driven by vertical structuring of Management Resources. Given that Public Service is required to operate close to Policy – Public Service has largely been program-based and did not relate directly to Objectively measurable outcomes. It’s like ‘internal’ management with only the top person showing objectively measurable outcomes to the Public.
The more distant the Citizen/Service-Receiver became to the Government / Service Provider, the weaker the connection between the Provider and the Receiver became. This often resulted in the Receiver acting on her/his own once s/he had custody of outcomes. The system of Democracy which at primary level was based on majority rule,  brought about the need for objectively driven outcomes to be produced by the person with custody of resources. Hence at the beginning as well as at the end – costs and benefits respectively - were quantified to be specific to an Activity and the Activity was required to at least break-even. Hence the structure is close to Business Unit type – promoting Equal status between the Customer and the Supplier.
To the extent Human Resources are stronger than Money Resources – the Management system would need to be more hierarchical in structure. Transparency of process, is essential for such vertical structures to also qualify as being democratic. Merging the flat system with the vertical system is the strongest challenge faced by this generation at all levels.  
Measuring Resources and Outcomes
Resources allocated to an Activity as well as outcomes produced by the Activity  would be of following categories:
1.      Money
2.      Human Resources
3.      Policy
Under the Vertical system, Policy component tends to be a greater part than the other two. Under the lateral system – the money component tends to be greater than the other two. The more the customer is considered an outsider by the supplier and/or  v.v. – the greater the need for emphasis on objectively measurable outcomes – which could commonly be classified as money outcomes. Such Services are more effectively provided on Project basis than on Program basis. Where the Supplier and the Customer are more ‘internal’ in nature and the pains and pleasures of one are felt by the other – the more appropriate system is Subjective Management which shows no objectively measurable Public Outcomes on the way.
Where in reality Public outcomes have been shown on the way as regular practice, it becomes healthier to separate such units / activities to stand alone and be dealt with on project basis. Such units / activities must show objectively measurable outcomes at that level. Some would operate as internal units – where ‘internal’ customers are in the majority. Those units with more external customers, would operate as units Equal to the parent, by publishing independent outcomes available to the Public. The test of this independent Public Status is that the outcome/produce  should be Equally available to all customers. Where some get preferential treatment over others – such unit disqualifies to ‘go democratic’. ]

When JVP in South and LTTE in North rebelled – they were promising their own Government in areas which had become distant from Central Government. This could have been prevented if we had moved towards Project basis for areas that ‘produced’ their own outcomes. Devolution recognizes human authority above money authority. Where Central Government fails to demonstrate identity with a person in remote parts of the Country/Institution – there is no authority to take higher position by one over the other. That is when Project basis would save the whole from bottom up rebellion which is often Reverse-Discrimination. Devolution would make this ‘internal’ to the Devolved unit – for example – Northern Sri Lanka.

Jaffna could be the model of ‘Project’ based approach to cure the Nation of its Rebellion genes – which could develop as Terrorism when there is ‘external’ influence on either or both sides.

Project based approach needs to be Constitutionalized in Sri Lanka. When this is done genuinely – it would naturally do away with the need for direct International  minds after the outcomes have been produced locally. Policy when formulated and adopted genuinely – would eliminate external interference – for Truth is Sovereign.

Sunday 21 February 2016

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam-20 February   2016

Aborigine - Australian by culture?

It was irritating to note the headlines ‘Do The Jaffna Tamils Have A Culture?’ I noted that the author was Mr. H. L. D. Mahindapala – who as per my knowledge is Australian by law. I decided to ‘dismiss’ the article from my attention. But about a day later – I received communication from a valued Diaspora Leader and decided to respond to the article. My mind was refreshed by the Divine message from a dear friend – definitely a Jaffna Tamil – that ‘nothing happens without a reason’. The ethnic war in Sri Lanka was meant to happen – due also to such irresponsible statements. But Mr. Mahindapala being himself – could not have made a more positive contribution.

 So let’s work backwards from the outcome/effect to the cause. What kind of personality does Mr. Mahindapala reveal? Let’s use our Common Australian culture through which to analyze Mr. Mahindapala who is not alone in his structure of who Jaffna Tamils are?

I believe I am Australian – not just by law but also by culture. Is Mr. Mahindapala  Australian by culture? The following by Mr. Mahindapala reveals otherwise:

Like the Aborigines of Australia, for instance, a closed society stagnates while an open society flourishes with the new and invigorating input of outsiders.’

So to this Australian of Sinhalese origin – Aborigines are a closed society. To me, Aborigines who remain/ed within their own tradition – are self-sufficient. In essence therefore Mr. Mahindapala is confirming that the Jaffna Tamil is as self-sufficient as the genuine Aborigine to whom Australia is the only Home. Hence in his own way Mr. Mahindapala is confirming that if one were to relate and ‘grade’ – Aborigines are more Australian than any  Prime Minister of Australia known to me. They certainly are more Australian than Mr. Mahindapala who seems to have migrated to Australia for economic reasons – the outer form of generic  culture. The way a big body may hide a small mind, Mr. Mahindapala may be trying to hide the small status of his own home community by using big economic rulers.  Those who show more economic prosperity than they have actually earned – end up contributing to mental disorder in themselves as well as in their community.

Australia is made up of many independent indigenous cultures as well as Common Australian culture developed by every person to whom that Land called Australia is Home. The indigenous part is carried in the heart as feelings. The Common part is expressed to relate to each other. Such expressions need to be regulated through common law – towards a common mind. Common minds work in harmony.

It is true that there are parts of Northern & Eastern Sri Lanka which until recently were  largely untouched by Common Law and its custodians. But, to the extent such groups were largely self-sufficient – no one has the authority to enforce an ‘outside’ law on them. To the extent these traditional communities were interfered with by ‘outsiders’ the karma is returning to them.

I am currently in Thunaivi – which has its own unique culture. People of Vaddukoddai town ask me whether I do not get disturbed by the  open expressions of dissatisfaction by the People of Thunaivi and  – I say – ‘no’ - that I am an observer of such culture and not an ‘insider’. But I am also insisting on MY rules being followed when the folks use our temple facilities – which are legally ‘private’. Initially there was resistance but gradually when they realized that I did not seek the Police except when they went to Police – there was acceptance that the Temple was not general but Common as per MY policies. In turn I am particular not to be seen to be favorable to one over the other for similar offenses.

Marriage and its laws are not firmly practiced by the folks of Thunaivi – especially by young ones. Australians have De Facto principles and laws to support them under such circumstances. But the folks of Thunaivi are driven largely by their own local culture which would rank rather low in Jaffna cultural hierarchy.  The caste system facilitated the older generation to connect to the mind of various cultural groups within Jaffna society. Even now, the Thunaivi folks who respect the higher caste living around this area – demonstrate a stable mind order. Not so the younger generation which has very little leadership beyond economic measures.

As per current news, our Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, is reported to have stated as follows:

[In the future, Australian development cooperation will be used to help create job opportunities in the private sector for unemployed women and men", she revealed adding that  her government  would continue to support women’s economic empowerment through better access to training and work as well as by helping to tackle gender based violence, which  would not only address inequality but generate significant economic and social dividends.]

 To me – as an Australian, I have already achieved this in Thunaivi – not by ‘external’ method but by being part of them to the extent I am able to project their expansion through their own internal motivation. If Australians to whom Jaffna is not home seek to use the economic pathway – they are likely to promote reverse discrimination. This morning when I needed general labor to lay pipelines for additional security-camera wires – I asked one of the guys who was disciplined by me to do the work. He came with his friend and I asked him to come alone – with his father in his mind. He tried to include his friend – but I declined to approve the friend. The job was completed satisfactorily before the expected time. The father respects me and that was shared naturally with the son. Thesawalamai Law unique to Jaffna Tamils was codified towards this Traditional mind connection through which the essence of the discoveries about their home-groups flow from one to the other. Without that hierarchy – we need to wait until independent, objectively measurable outcomes are published by the other side. If that Common mind had existed at the Political leadership level – we would not have ‘seen’ the war led by armed rebels.

Laws help us to become Common-minded. Likewise, when we are driven by the outcome in crafting  laws– those laws are separating forces. Hence Lord Krishna said ‘to do our duty and leave the returns to His system’. I am in Thunaivi when I am writing this and to the extent of my belief – Lord Krishna Himself is the basis of the culture of this part of Sri Lanka. The indigenous may call this culture – Thunaivi-culture and the likes of Mr. Mahindapala may call it Jaffna-culture. To me it is as global as Lord Krishna Himself. I felt that when Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe made his declarations about International involvement in Sri Lanka’s war inquiry – while his feet touched the Sacred Land of Guruvayur – he was speaking as Jaffna Tamil – as if he was assuring me – reading his message as Jaffna Tamil - that he was also part of Jaffna.

The Jaffna Tamil who has sacrificed much for higher education has lost heavily due to the war. Any solution needs to balance the equation of cause and effect – including to the global minded Jaffna Tamil who harnessed global powers to escalate the conflict to global level, virtually from zero government support.  It must not take value away from indigenous Tamil groups to whom that local land is the only home known to them. In fact every person who uses this part of the land for current purposes – needs to attribute credit to those indigenous groups who are the root forces of manifestations on this land. Nothing happens without them.

I have been amazed by the depth of culture revealed by the Law of Thesawalamai. This law may not seem stylish and contemporary. But when studied deeply – it  guides the mind just as steadily as the best contemporary law would.

The hasty mind driven by cheap publicity – would have difficulty appreciating this deep value unique to Jaffna.

All indigenous cultures promote diversity and the paths would merge at the destination. It’s a shame that a migrant to Multicultural Australia is unable to appreciate this value and is promoting separation in both countries. A truly wholesome Sri Lankan would have identified with our  path of Diversity and Mr. Mahindapala is actually letting down Australia. Welfare mentality? Not for Sri Lanka please.  We are looking for Commoners and not Separators please!

Thursday 18 February 2016

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam
18 February   2016

 Toppigala in the Eastern Province 

‘Balapitiya court. It was a Wild West style killing.
They came, they shot and they went away’

It was dark when I returned to the cottage in Thunaivi-Vaddukoddai – after an extended counseling session. I turned on the lights and they did not work. I recalled that the solar-power workers had switched off the mains earlier in the day and thought they must have forgotten to turn it on again. Got a bit irritated by such carelessness and tried to turn the switch on myself. Did not know which switch to turn on but turned on the ones that were down. Then rang our local electrician and explained the situation. He said push all the buttons up! I thought I had done that already. But even as I opened my mouth – I noticed the twin switches in the corner and knew that they were the ones! They did work. I realized then that I had read the mind of the electrician without needing to hear express words. It has happened before many times. I now fully believe that we can read each other’s mind when there is no friction at that moment in that issue. Some Medical Academics at the University of NSW, Australia did highlight that I had deep insight. I concluded that they were confirming that I had read their minds.  I believe all of us are capable of this one-mindedness. As per my discovery, our decisions and expressions are based on:

1.      Belief
2.      Intellectual Discrimination
3.      Hearsay

Use of Hearsay without roots to belief often leads to mental instability. The work/expressions of those who are allocated special areas of responsibility need to be read as per their position structures and duties and not ‘freely’. Politicians without belief as their root often become frivolous  due to such ‘freedom’.

Intellectual Discrimination is knowledge based and is consciously done. Human Laws help us use this pathway. The level of one-mindedness through this path – for example through Intellectual discussions on a particular topic or in Public Administration using Common Principles – is limited by the laws governing that structure. Devolution of Power is often needed due to the varying degree of investment in such Common principles and values as per Due Processes applicable to that structure. Priority is arranged hierarchically as per the contribution expected of a position to the structure. The higher the position the wider the range of beneficiaries. Hence one needs elevated mind to lead the whole. The visible elevation must happen through official structure and the outcomes need to be published through the official pathway.

The express pathway is Belief. Once we believe – the value is Absolute. We can work the system through Divine powers. The outcomes as and when needed by believers would however happen at different times – to deliver diverse returns. Hence Separation of Powers – so the respective cultural groups could make the connection between cause and effect – Karma as we Sri Lankans say.

I invested in the community of Thunaivi – which is one of the most disenfranchised villages in Vaddukoddai where the remnants of the caste system remain active. Recently there was discussion as to why work carried out traditionally by the lower castes was becoming more and more unreliable and expensive. I highlighted that the higher castes were not willing to learn the skills but were expecting the lower castes to remain in low social status. Eventually the two separate – and live in their own worlds. I am often asked by the higher castes as to whether  I was not fearful living in that rough environment. My response usually is – I separate myself when it is strictly ‘local’ based on their own form of sub-caste system and the qualities it breeds. The mind is first separated to become an observer. The physical separation at that point in time only – is confirmed by showing the observer status and listening when someone wanted to offload but not judging.

 I believe that it was because I felt ownership in University work that I contributed to the dismissal of the Vice Chancellor of the University of NSW and later the Prime Minister of Australia. This was possible due to me first fulfilling my duty as per my position and then going beyond. I could not have so contributed if I had prematurely expressed my dissatisfaction as the LTTE did by using armed power beyond the level needed to protect our independence/earned freedom.  I realize now that knowing the Truth was not enough but that I needed to manifest my contribution through the position available to me – however tiny that position may be against the Goliath. When such manifestation is direct from my root Belief – the Divine Powers existing in Nature manifest themselves through me also. It is their Natural Duty  to do so.

Given that the International Community, including the UN was removed from the war zone in 2009 – the ‘war’  became ‘Jungle War’.  Belief ought to have been the root of actions in such a war. THAT would have invoked the Natural Divine Powers to assist the Government that claimed victory. Tamils were entitled to International Principles and values when a part of their Community was listed by the opposition as Terrorists. Unless this ‘gap’ created by acceptance of the removal of International Observers - by the Government is filled through Policies included in the active parts of the Constitution – Sinhalese will get their returns along different pathway to Tamils.

The Island Editorial highlights this as follows:

[Needed: All-out war
February 17, 2016, 8:13 pm
The previous government used to pride itself on its successful war which eliminated Tiger terrorism. But, it failed or did not care to liberate the country from the clutches of other criminals. It drew heavy flak from the then Opposition for its failure to crack down on the underworld. Many thought the situation would improve significantly after the 2015 regime change. How mistaken they were! Criminals have since demonstrated their ability to strike at will on numerous occasions.
On Tuesday, a two-member hit squad opened fire on three suspects in a murder case, killing one of them and badly injuring another near the Balapitiya court. It was a Wild West style killing. They came, they shot and they went away before anyone knew what had happened. There is usually a considerable police presence in and around any court of law. How come the attackers got away so easily? Interestingly, on the same day, the police cracked down on an unemployed graduates’ protest march in Colombo by using water cannon and tear gas.]

Most Tamils would not be surprised by the description ‘It was a Wild West style killing. They came, they shot’ but  in our case the end would go as ‘and they stayed put’.

My ‘Devolution followed by Separation’ at Thunaivi protects me from Jungle culture. Relatively speaking the Southerners seem to feel unprotected as described in the following paragraph of the above mentioned article:
[Women cannot walk on public roads alone without fear of being relieved of their necklaces and handbags. Some of them even face a fate worse than death. Child abuse is rampant. Having a latchkey child is a nightmare for parents. There is hardly any ordinary house which hasn’t been burgled. Banks, finance companies, pawning centres or even wayside shops are not safe. Robbers just walk in and make off with millions of rupees. Successive governments have done precious little to remedy this situation. The underworld is emerging stronger by the day.]

If indeed, the LTTE were Terrorists – then using that measure - Thunaivi – a high risk zone – ought to show more of the above than Balapitiya in South. Is it each one’s karma returning as per their natural pathways?

Tamils who keep expecting from the Government – rather than doing their best within the official system and then leaving the rest to the Lord – are part of that system and therefore are limited to the human system. In Sri Lanka at Government level – the Lion mentality is promoted and hence the Jungle mentality continues. One who did not fight to have Buddha on the flag instead of the Lion – is not entitled to Divine manifestations of Higher Order. To so expect would be to ‘sow jungle and expect to reap UN benefits’. 

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam
16 February   2016

Yes Westminster,  Opens the door to the Lion & the Tiger
[Under the Westminster system there is only one committee – that is the Cabinet which makes policy decisions. MPs were the representatives of the public. That did not mean they should be isolated by giving more responsibilities to the ministers only. Under the current system many MPs were relegated to the back benches while ministers and officials did the work. The PM said: "We should change this and make Parliament the centre of administration. . Parliament is supreme in public finance. That power should not be vested with either the President or Prime Minister. We should find means to strengthen the parliament system."….. General Secretary of Parliament Dhammika Dassanayake, British MPs Fiona Mactaggart, Julie Elliott, Richard Bacon, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Wier also addressed the inaugural session.]
- The Island ‘SOCs to be given powers to summon CMs and ministers’

Going back to Colonial system? Both Australia which continues to follow the Westminster system and Sri Lanka which embraced the Presidential system in 1978 – are my Nations. If Sri Lanka is motherland, Australia is fatherland. Majority Sri Lankans would tend  to follow only one system of governance. I need to empower myself quietly through my mother and develop intuitive powers and show the outcomes through my father’s standards. The two should not be equated through the outcomes shown but taken at total value to feel the Sovereignty of each as well as the Common One.

JVP rebellion in South and LTTE in North – happened due to our attachment to the Royal system. It is quite common for folks here in Jaffna to say about violence at private level ‘This would not have happened if the boys were here’. In terms of outcomes one would identify with this projection. But the deeper thinker would interpret that to be ‘The Jaffna man needs autocracy to be orderly’.  Those who continue to use hierarchical caste-based status are also the parallel of  the ‘boys’. The question therefore is whether we are driven by ‘outcomes’ or ‘common pathways’.

Relatively speaking Australia is money richer than Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka is People richer than Australia. One who would recognize the Sovereignty of Sri Lanka almost at the same time s/he recognizes the Sovereignty of Australia, would know that the structures / pathways through which the two are recognized as Equals are different in their make up. It would be something like this:

Sri Lanka

Policies common  with other Democratic Nations

Ancestral Powers  Local to Land

Active Human Resources

Money Resources


Within Sri Lanka this picture would look similar as follows:


Policies common  with other Democratic Nations

Ancestral Powers  Local to Land

Active Human Resources

Money Resources



Listening to British MPs would therefore give us Sri Lankans, hearsay knowledge that would please them to open their purses but once they are out of sight – we would spend it on copied pleasures without roots in Sri Lanka – except in the case of those who grew up largely under the British system continued with by their parents.

Sri Lanka needs a more visible  hierarchical system than Australia and therefore the Westminster system as practiced by Australia would not suit Sri Lanka. If practiced it runs the risk of importing British knowledge and that would make a mockery of our Independence celebrations. The statement ‘Parliament is supreme in public finance’ is therefore applicable more to Australia than to Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka the statement ought to be ‘Parliament is supreme in Human status.’ The ‘shown’ money outcomes need to be about  fifth of the status shown to wider Public / World. We have richer Status system than most Western countries. We must wear that with dignity.

The family unit is the test. Sinhalese more than Tamils demonstrate respect for their parents through outer shows. Tamils demonstrate more of it than the White Australians. We the People rich communities must carry and show  our dignity through such actions. Many young ones here in Vaddukoddai touch my feet and seek my blessings due to this kind of culture – common to both major cultures in Sri Lanka. LTTE/JVP  followers ‘took’ obedience by influencing fear. Like desire that fear died quickly. Not so the tradition of respecting family elders.

If money becomes supreme to the Politician – our development of Human Resources would be neglected and we would be distracted by premature shows of ‘freedom’ – often mistaken for ‘Independence’. To be independent – one must first have the platform of breakeven status – where costs are equal to benefits. When students go to University out of parents’ / government funds – they enjoy ‘freedom’. It is when they settle their parents’ dues through respect and allocation of share in their educational status, that they have the even platform on which to earn their own money.

The voters who send the politicians to Parliament are their parents. Those dues need to be settled through allocation of voters’ share of parliamentary status - before politicians exercise their Administrative authority to earn their own status. In Thesawalamai – this distinction in made through Muthusum / Inheritance and Thediya Thettam / acquired wealth. Muthusum is shared hierarchically and Thediya Thettam – Equally between the current partners.

The Politician must be trained to show respect to the voter – and not treat the voter as her/his subordinate once s/he enters parliament.  The voter’s real status is based on the absolute power of faith. Such a politician does not need Administrative power but goes direct from politician to governor. At all other times the position taken must be official and not based on facts learnt through that position. Often the Administrative power taken exceeds that of the official position and hence the problem. It’s not the Presidential system that is the problem. Mr. Wigneswaran himself took up the Presidential position in his electorate. But his proposal of two nations structure to be included in the Constitution confirms that he exceeded his mandate.

Ultimately the real Constitution is written through our independent conduct on this Land plus the projections made on that real. Some of us call it Karma / Fate/horoscope. Horoscopes could be overridden through current merit. Likewise inherited Constitutions. It would be wrong to go back to an older structure such as the Westminster system – and negate the contribution by more current citizens local to this land. Some of the contribution was through death of the body. 

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam
15 February   2016

The Dangers of Separation
“The Tamil Peoples’ Council (TPC), which Wigneswaran had created in December 2015, had proposed a constitutional scheme for Sri Lanka which no government in Colombo would touch with a barge pole. The TPC demands a constitutional set-up based on “shared sovereignty” in which two “sovereign” entities, the Tamil “nation” and the Sinhalese “nation”, come together to form a federation. The TPC’s scheme does not envisage “devolution” in which the Centre is the main repository of sovereignty, and it only “devolves” power to the Tamil province. In the TPC’s scheme, two separate sovereign entities pool their sovereignties to form a whole. It’s a deal between equals.”

Using the language of Mr. Wignewaran’s alma mater – one must then conclude that power is to be shared between the Executive and the Judiciary through the Constitution. To my mind this is due to lower level interpretation of Nationhood. As per  Mr. Wigneswaran’s stated religion of Hinduism – the Holy Trinity Brammah, Vishnu, Shiva are Equal but Different to each other due to their functionalities. Likewise, the Legislative, the Executive and the Judicial Separations. Where there are no such separations of functions – a unit is the child of another – with the power of the parent. The process through which this happens is devolution. The devolved unit/child is Equal to the parent but not more than the parent. A self-manifested country born by its own powers - Swayambhu does not exist within Sri Lanka. In any case – Mr. Wigneswaran, who is the elected member of Tamils within the current structure does not have the mandate of Tamils to form such a new structure. As Chief Minister of Northern Province – he is limited to Provincial level. Academically however, Mr. Wigneswaran could work out such a structure and show the mental pathway to self-governance. This would need to become public intellectual property that anyone could use and own as per their need. That is a facility like Wikipedia. The way Wikileaks cannot become Wikipedia – the Wikipathway cannot become Eelampathway. To the self-manifested Governor – the pathway needs to be Truth – as realized by her/him.

These structures are outer forms of the work done and sacrifices made by others who realized self-governance before us. To self-manifest as an adult – one should not be conscious of, leave alone show, relativity – including as Equals. Sovereignty is Absolute and one who has discovered her/his/its Sovereignty would naturally share that with others. The TPC structure is the parallel of the UN for Tamils and not for Sri Lankans. Mr. Wigneswaran is revealing that he is yet to realize self-governance as an individual. The following, if confirmed by Mr. Wigneswaran reveals this state of Relativity:

Wigneswaran had formed the TPC because he felt that his own party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), had developed a cozy relationship with Colombo, “betraying” the Tamils’ struggle for self-determination. The TPC’s constitutional proposals are meant to publicly embarrass the TNA, as much as they are an ideological assault on Colombo’s political sensibilities.’ 

Tamils being of Equal Political status as majority Sinhalese, has been confirmed by the way the Opposition Leadership evolved at the National level in 1977 as well as in 2015. That is the maximum limit a Politician is allowed to give structure to. Now that Mr. Wigneswaran has taken on Political Leadership at Provincial level – he needs to facilitate that for Sinhalese also at the Provincial level – if they so deserved. Desiring outcomes beyond that level is in breach of Lord Krishna’s message to do one’s duty without expecting results. When we ‘see’ results – before structure – that confirms that we are driven by results. Benefits when taken by force or by denying a deeper investor – is like stripping off the outer layer of the very structure through which the benefits flowed.

The Tamil People’s Council is a de facto association and it would be wrong of Mr. Wigneswaran to give it higher status at the public level than the one that the Sri Lankan structure permits. When one is driven by results than internal corrections, one would upset the structure of Truth and would start copying others or seeking lower structures that divide. It is for this reason that they say in Tamil culture that relatives must not be driven by money. This is in recognition of Human Value being higher than money value. Such outcomes when taken without the taker having earned them – divide and separate. That is not the mandate of the Tamil People through which Mr. Wigneswaran holds his position.

Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims must be facilitated to follow their own pathways of faith. If it is faith based – then one would not interfere in the other’s. This is possible when the two run parallel without meeting each other on the way. They would then merge once they realize self-governance. Those pathways are mere scaffolding to protect us while we are travelling. Premature declarations of nationhood happen due to attachment to outcomes. They make us selfish as a community. A strong player does not need big tools.

The most reliable pathway through which Mr. Wigneswaran could lead the People who shared their status with him – is his own – which is Sri Lankan and not Tamil only. Writing that for the younger generation is the Constitution that Mr. Wigneswaran’s followers would naturally work. 

Sunday 14 February 2016

DBS Jeyaraj

The Lion Roared on behalf of the Tiger  as well - both being Common Rulers of the Jungle ;
They both got Mother Energy – as Durka & Kali to keep them as vehicles ONLY
- Gajalakshmi Paramasivam
 14 February   2016
No Terrorism! No War Crimes
Jungle Law - for Sri Lanka
Sri Lankans are now facing the challenge of Local vs Global in terms of Terrorism and War Crimes. What do the laws of Natural Justice say in this regard? Would it be just for a soldier driven by commitment to her/his government through his politician of common faith and/or her/his job, be punished through global laws of which s/he has little or no knowledge? Law and Order in remote areas with very little access to Common Central facilities -  is maintained through local faith. If nothing more is available – it is the faith of the individual in her/his own-self. To the extent we believe in our Commonness we have the authority of Human Rights to judge and to punish. A judge – be s/he local or foreign – has the responsibility to limit her/himself,  to her/his investment in this Commonness. The validity test for laws used for judgment is this Commonness.

This morning I received communication from a Tamil Diaspora leader regarding the hypocrisy of  Sinhalese political leaders – described as follows:

‘A tremendous outcry is now being raised by interested parties that our war heroes should be protected. The bitter irony is that some of those at the forefront of this campaign were responsible then for the arrest and imprisonment of Sarath Fonseka ! Furthermore the army was utilized  to arrest the former army commander.’

As per my standards, once the General was punished by the Government – no officer below that rank could be punished by that government or any other external body – including the Judiciary – be it Sri Lankan or Foreign. Hence any judgment on the basis of Sri Lankan experiences needs to cease with the personalities at the top – above the level of the Army – which would be for  Policy weaknesses. Likewise, LTTE cadre cannot be punished  by anyone after LTTE Leader war punished jungle-style with the death penalty for his family and for its members. Any new action needs to be on merit basis – using current measures as any other citizen. The Terrorism label was buried with the death of the maker of LTTE. To judge someone for actions prior to that – and / or through the Terrorism label is to make business by using  Terrorism label. Likewise war-crimes protests.

Sri Lanka, which is Constitutionally bound by the Buddhist pathway – has the Responsibility to protect the path of Faith – however primitive it may seem to Western minds. On that basis the punishment must also be left to karma after the expiry of the current period. The current period is determined by the job / responsibility undertaken. In this instance it was to eliminate LTTE. To do so the Sri Lankan Government  needed to understand the law of the jungle to understand the thinking of the LTTE. The mind most suited for this was that of the Rajapaksa Group. It is easy for others to use the intellectual pathway – now that the LTTE threat is out of the way. 

The LTTE also used Jungle Law to elevate itself to power above those who invested in the intellectual pathway – through direct active contribution and/or through faith. They were entitled to do so when the Government was not accessible in their home-areas. If they were driven by local faith and thought that they deserved the   freedom to live away from mainstream they were harmless to other parts of society. To the extent they interfered with other parts – such as Muslims and Sinhalese or even the members of other nations – they themselves  became unjust. This turned them into the medium used by civilians who were unjust in their parallel areas of influence. The internal reasons started with when those carrying status through the educational pathway – used the LTTE through whom to take revenge for racial discrimination at the workplace – a common area available to majority to enforce their ways one way or the other.

Judgment and Punishment is therefore valid only when we separate each side into global, national and local – as per the faith of the person/s being judged. Under those circumstances – the UN needs to be first investigated for its role in this issue – starting with when LTTE was listed as Terrorist organization. Those who have invested in global standards are owed this outcome for their own purposes.

The rest who are local need to be again separated as per the knowledge of the other side of the commonly applicable laws and principles. On that basis – the Tamil Diaspora which supported the LTTE and the Sinhalese and Sinhalese  Diaspora  that influenced Politicians – need to be tried  by Sri Lankan judges. Those who followed their respective religious faiths – are untouchables – be it by the Lankan Government or the International Community.

This morning I explained to a young trainee – driven by her local cultural faith – the way she received an outcome would be different to the way I received it – due to our cultures being different and her not being able to commit herself into our workplace cultural norms. When I asked her for a Hindu example of her situation – she said ‘Rama had all the facilities of the palace and I do not have those!’ That is exactly what a Sri Lankan soldier from a village would say about Mr. Wickremesinghe with his Western flare or the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr.Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. I said to our trainee ‘But Rama went to the forest to confirm respect for his father’s word of honor! – you are living with your parents, criticizing them when you have less than others!’ The parallel of that to the soldier on either side of the Lankan war would be ‘I went to prison to uphold my earned status as an Australian through the non-violent pathway of Peaceful assembly’  The word of the law was thus honored by me but not by either side soldier who relied on her/his local pathway.

The snake does not harm us except when it considers us to be a threat to it. The Lion of the jungle does not attack the Tiger and v.v. but they both  up the tamer beings to satisfy their  hunger. If we separate as Sinhalese,  Tamil or Muslim – but stayed within our natural habitats – we would not harm others. But we would also ‘compete’ for the tamer citizens to satisfy our own appetites for  exercise of jungle power. The LTTE may have died in the last battle but the genuine amongst them,  together with citizens saved the Tamil community’s dignity through their deaths – which led to the war-crimes threat for the Lions. Now the have gone back to zero base in politics through the last parliamentary elections. This has been possible by all of us who naturally pooled our Energies as per our own Truth. When there are enough Sinhalese to match this at global level – they also would not need to fear. The other alternative is to embrace Tamil leadership through Truth known to the Sinhalese as Sri Lankan and not as Sinhalese Only.  The confirmation is when the same measure of local faith is used to measure the two side combatants. Where this is not possible – we must travel parallel to each other and merely observe ‘outside’ assessments – knowing they are foreign to us – even when they are known as Sri Lankan laws. That separation is the destination of racial isolation.

Saturday 13 February 2016

Empress Kali

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam – 13 February   2016

Kotravai( Kali) God of Desert region

Lankan War – Myth or Legend
Recent reports highlight the ‘Lion’ connection claimed by Sinhalese of Sri Lanka:
 The Lion In The Sinhalese Imagination: Bestiality, Incest & New Beginnings by Prof. R.S.Perinbanayagam and The Tragicomic 'Sinha-Le' Tribe by Sharmini Serasinghe. There has been no parallel about the Tamil Community’s animalistic mind order. As Sri Lankans we need to maintain this balance at the subjective level  - so as to provide a level platform on which Sri Lankan issues are presented. Not showing  the outcomes of our work – does not mean the value is lost. The value of genuine work is raised to the higher level. When such work is intellectual, we need to maintain the balance of the base. In one minded group – this balance is on the basis of rights and wrongs or the side we see through our physical senses – amounting to direct current observation -  as ‘external’ and the picture within based on our Truth/Experience.

Where there are cultural differences  within a group that is recognized as one – we need two groups – one seeing one side of the coin and the other the other side – both being required to be ‘current’ observations. The picture is incomplete in terms of democracy – when we go back to the past and bring the past as is into the present. The Lion claim by Sinhalese was matched by the Tiger claim by Tamils – both invoking the animal in man. Any inquiry into that – as if it were current – would continue to feed the animal in both sides.

Ms Sharmini Serasinghe is asking the question about cultural deterioration as follows:
It is indeed ironic and tragically hilarious, that while Sri Lanka boasts of a 2500 year-old culture, and one of the highest literacy rates in Asia (the ability to read and write), those claiming relationship to a four-legged beast (lion) today; its 'Sinha-Le' tribe, is unable to separate allegory and myth, from fact. After all, the ability to read and write doesn't guarantee intelligence, common sense or wisdom, does it?
What is most hilarious is that, by claiming bloodline to a beast, they are also admitting to being subhuman, the qualities of which, they have no qualms about displaying unashamedly, in the public arena. Is this what our 2500 year-old culture has produced?

The Hindu-Tamil parallel gives us the message that there is a god as well as animal within every human. The higher mind order leads us to the god within and the lower mind order – to the animal within. There are no rights and wrongs common to the whole group but the intrinsic qualities are associated with the Landscape and its produce through which one could work out the essence of the culture of a group to whom such Land was ‘home’. The intrinsic character is buried in Aham (interior)  the external description through Puram (exterior). As per Wikipedia:

Geographical and non-geographical thinais:
Under this codification, the inner universe associated with love is divided into seven modes, or thinai, five of which are geographical and associated with specific landscapes, and two of which are non-geographical and not associated with any specific landscape. Four of the geographical landscapes are described as being landscapes that occur naturally in the Tamil lands. These are: kuṟiñci (குறிஞ்சி) - mountainous regions, associated with union, mullai (முல்லை) - forests, associated with waiting, marutam (மருதம்) - cropland, associated with quarreling, and neytal (நெய்தல்) - seashore, associated with pining. The fifth - pālai (பாலை), or desert, associated with separation - is described in the Tolkappiyamas not being a naturally existing landscape.
From these basic associations of landscape and subject, a wide range of specific themes suitable for each landscape were derived. Thus, for example, the commentary on the Iraiyanar Akapporul states that as a result of the association of the kuṟiñci landscape with union, it was also associated with the fear of separation, reassurance, the hero's or heroine's discussions with their friends, their being teased or taunted by their friends, their replies to their friends, the friends' role as intermediary, the meeting of the lovers, grief and doubt, and other similar themes. According to the Tamilneri vilakkam, a 9th-century text on poetry, the love themes described by the five thinais constitute "the Tamil way of life" or "the Tamil way of love." (tamiḻneṟi)
The two non-geographical modes - kaikkilai and peruntiṇai - were seen as dealing with emotions that were non-conforming, and therefore were not associated with any specific landscape. Kaikkilai, dealt with unreciprocated or one-sided love, while peruntiṇai, dealt with 'improper' love or love against the rules of custom.

Poetic Attributes of the Landscape

ne expresses patient
waiting over separation
Lovers' quarrels, wife's irritability
(husband accused of visiting a courtesan)
Heroine expresses grief
over separation
Elopement, Longest separation,
dangerous journey by the hero
Mullai (Jasmine)
Forest, pasture
Agricultural areas, plain or valley
Parched wasteland, Desert
Shortly before sunrise
Love Poem
Kuṟiñci (Kuṟuntokai - 2)
Beautiful-winged bee
whose life is passed in search of honey
don't speak to me of desire
but tell me what you really saw:
Could even the flowers that you know
be as full of fragrance
as the hair of the woman
with the even set of teeth and the peacock nature,
to whom long affection binds me?
- Irayanār
The sun goes down and the sky reddens, pain grows sharp,
light dwindles. Then is evening
when jasmine flowers open, the deluded say.
But evening is the great brightening dawn
when crested cocks crow all through the tall city
and evening is the whole day
for those without their lovers.
(Kuruntokai - 234) tr. George L. Hart
Nowhere, not among the warriors at their festival,
nor with the girls dancing close in pairs,
nowhere did I see him.
I am a dancer;
- for love of him
these conch-shell bangles slip
from my wasting hands -
he's a dancer too.
- Marutham (Kuruntokai - 31)
Water lilies bloom
in the lagoons
where cranes part the water lilies
looking for fish
then fly away to stay
in fragrant seaside groves,
near my lover's village washed by the sea.
His love for me
is greater than the sea.
- Neithal (Ainkurunuru - 184)
They will not dig up the earth and enter it,
They will not climb into the sky,
They will not walk across the dark sea.
If we search every country,
every city,
every village,
can our respective lovers escape us?
- Pālai (Kuṟuntokai - 130)
Winter/Cool and moist
Late Summer/Cloudy
Late spring
Early summer
Well, sea
dry wells, stagnant water
Red and black soils with stones and pebbles
Red soil
Sandy, saline soil
salt affected soil
Hill tribes, gathering honey
Selling fish, salt, fisherfolk
Travellers, bandits

While Tamils live in many parts of  Sri Lanka, each part believed to be home (usually through majority being Tamils) could be identified with through the above classifications. The Homeland of LTTE Leader – Prabhakaran  for example is of  group 4 above – represented by Water Lily. Due to leaving ‘home’ for example – he became of group 5 above – represented by cactus. The deity of this group is Kottravai / Kali whose vehicle is the Tiger.

Another liquid formation is the caste system as per a group’s jobs/trades. Accordingly – category 5 would have been travelers and bandits. So long as each group stayed within its natural habitats – it would not harm another. Just yesterday, I was describing to a local here in Thunaivi – where we were invited to one wedding but another – that we would not attend weddings without being invited. The young lady said that as per their culture – only close relatives were invited and that others just dropped in. The latter is like disco parties of the young, while the former is like special performances by specific artists. Where we fail to develop the higher structures that raise our experiences to the higher level – we do not ‘feel’ at home within us – even though we may physically be in a high-class area. A person teaching at a University – but without investment in Research and/or belief in a true Researcher – would be lacking in deservedness to be called an Academic. Those at the University of NSW who punished me for sharing my discoveries in Democratic system of management – effectively revealed their own ineligibility to be University leadership positions. They did not have Research in their Aham (interior). Hence it is often said that they were factories producing  graduates.

Our natural makeup / genes at the time of birth therefore needs to be interpreted within the cultural structures natural to that place. The older the culture that is actively used currently – for example Lion and Tiger – the greater the need to refer to the landscape’s intrinsic quality – so a person is not punished or rewarded more or less by using current merit. The problem with genes/past qualities is that the ‘other’ side is naturally and instantaneously invoked and are beyond the control of the current players. Hence where Sinhalese Thuttakaimunu is invoked by a current Sinhalese – Tamil Ellalan is automatically manifested at that place. All it takes is a ‘current medium’ with appropriate qualities. Some times the ‘other’ side is delayed due to an appropriate person not being immediately available. But an intellectually driven person would seek and find the match – so as to complete the experience at the higher level.

In summary, every completed experience promotes us to the higher level and every completed observation to the wider level for merit based assessment. Every abandoned emotion develops into a one-way road – as happened through Sinhala only and Tamil only observation blindness. Emotions cannot be observed by the self. Hence they result in early blindness through mental disorder. Sri Lanka driven by Politics – whether they be domestic or foreign is developing the one-way gene of politics and hence would need more and more internal separations towards smooth flow of narrow knowledge/sitrarivu. This applies also to those who call themselves Academics or the media.

What happened in the past – when carried without faith in the environment in which it happened – become myth when it is taken past its current life. It becomes legend with it is carried with faith in its home environment. Fact needs to be current in its environment – be it human and/or land. Hence when foreigners hear the acts of the  LTTE and/or the Government’s  Armed Forces – using their own laws – the way they are interpreted by THEIR culture – they are likely to make a myth of the Sri Lanka war. If they practice the principle of being a Roman in Rome – they would make a legend of the Sri Lankan war.  Physical and Legal demarcations of current times could be used as being foreign or domestic only when the past – is escalated  from the conscious mind and Truth of that experience become the empowering Energy.

Talking about Land and its powers – the former President of Sri Lanka – Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa being elected by the folks of Kurunagela away from his home town – confirms that the system of Democracy is abused by such folks. When this is reality – Administrators need to be strong enough to allocate lesser status to such electorates to uphold reliable administration and justice systems. Kurunagela has now become less than Colombo where Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe is largely Common to all races.