11 March 2018
Mistresses in Parliament
We don’t need to go to the UN nor have any Commissions of Inquiry. When we look at ourselves through our own true structures, we would know which order we belong in.
Political Affiliations are naturally orderly when we have structures that have evolved on the basis of our own Truth. There is a natural grouping that happens due to such structures. However elementary such a structure may be the Truth on which it is based has Absolute Power. That is the law of Nature. In Sri Lanka, we use the religious pathway towards realizing this Absolute Power. The money-rich countries seek this through common secular systems. Without this structure an institution is merely an Association of Individuals. The whole will be equal to the sum of the individuals at this mere Association level. The value of the whole becomes greater than the sum of its individual parts only when there are forces that are not visible.
Some of these forces could be known through scientific calculations. Others could be identified with only through deep belief. I believe that this is Absolute Energy.
Mr Harsha Gunasena – in his Daily FT article ‘Duality of the general public and the Parliamentarians’, presents the following about the psychology of Sri Lankan Parliament as experienced by TNA’s (Tamil National Alliance) Leadership heir the Hon M A Sumanthiran, as follows:
[Member of Parliament M.A. Sumanthiran was a
panellist at the Panel Discussion on ‘Mindfulness in Policy Making, Governance and Diplomacy’
on day two (25 February) of the Global Mindfulness Summit 2018 held at the Sri
Lanka Foundation Institute.
He added colour to the panel discussion and said he would reveal a secret. It
was announced sometime ago that for a period of one hour of every day, there
would be a live streaming of the sessions of Parliament. This was a precursor
to the current unrestricted live streaming of the parliamentary sessions.
The audience expected that the MP would say that all the MPs behaved nicely
during the said period and they would have started the normal behaviour after
that. To our astonishment he said what happened was completely the opposite.
MPs behaved very badly and accused each other during that period of one hour
and their behaviour was calm after that. He said they were playing to the
gallery and if the gallery thinks that listening is better than fighting, they
will listen. ]
a member of the Tamil Community I presented, on 09 March the following picture of Tamils during the time Muslims were in need
of the support by other minorities – especially Tamils who by their very
position in National Parliament through TNA confirm the presence of the Latent
power that makes Sri Lankan Parliament’s worth to be greater than the sum of
My article was headed ‘GTF & TNA Contradiction’ with the message that they were talking about missing persons when minority problems were surfacing in Sri Lanka.
Today, I noted the results through the Island of March 10, the report headed:
[Global Tamil Forum calls for stern action against those responsible for perpetrating anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka]
As per my true structure, the above condemnation was brought out by the deeper a community that was not merely an Association of Individuals but an Institution capable of upholding reliable order. Every person who contributes to an issue through her/his Truth – contributes to that extent, Institutional Value, to the environment that that person is a part of.
In the above picture of Fight, Flight and Freeze theory of Psychology – TNA is shown as being in frozen mode in terms of Tamil Tigers.
As per the above article ‘Mindfulness in Policy Making, Governance and Diplomacy’ Parliamentarians behave differently under two different scenarios. I learnt about Fight, Flight or Freeze theory from my granddaughter’s textbook in Psychology. I already had deep wisdom in Psychology needed by my environment, through my deep lessons in life. Likewise, I leant the terminology ‘mindfulness’ from my friend Accounting Pushpa Muthumala – a Buddhist - when my friend used it to describe how she received what I was saying. This is that third dimension that we all carry as per our own Truth.
Here in the Sydney suburb of Coogee, I connect to the pain of Indigenous Australians who were displaced to facilitate leisure facilities for the British. Deep within me – I made the connection between this karma and the Bali bombing in 2002 in which about 25% of the Australian victims were from Coogee. Real pain remains forever and could be offset at that time at that place only through a believer with positive energy.
TNA’s Freeze came to my mind, due to my experience with the University of Jaffna – the Institution of Higher Education in Mr Sumanthiran’s electorate. How the political victory of Mr Sumanthiran was claimed was presented as follows by Daily News on 20 September 2017 under the heading ‘ Mavai Senathirajah’s landmark decision’ (Appendix) Intellectual discussions were reported to have been held in this Institution of Higher Education which is expected to represent the claim of Tamils as an intellectually driven community. Interestingly to me, the difference between the terms ‘Federal’ and ‘Confederation’ is the difference between Association and Institution. When Political parties are not bound by a common value the Parliament is a Confederation of Political Parties. Then the areas in which such Political Parties have majority power would qualify for secession under the laws of Nature – a reason why many young families mentally move away from their parents.
The recent Local Government elections have confirmed that the Political Parties in Jaffna are showing tendency towards Confederation. This is highlighted as follows in the Daily News article:
[But many intellectuals are becoming disenchanted with the TNA, Thananchayan said, believing they were “too compromised.”
As per this Daily News article, Professor K. Guruparan, head of the Department of Law at the University of Jaffna, seems to be one of those seeking Confederation. Likewise at the political level TNPF headed by Mr Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, the grandson of the Hon G G Ponnambalam who wanted 50% representation of minority dominated electorates in National Parliament.
Let us check whether the University of Jaffna is a Federal structure or confederation structure – i.e. an Association of its different faculties. In his letter of Dismissal of an Academic, dated 08 March 2018, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna, where Professor Guruparan is reported to be the head of Law, wrote:
[The Council having noted the contents of the formal inquiry report, acting in terms of the provisions in the sections 12:4 & 12:5 of chapter XII of the Establishment code of the Universities Grants Commission and the Higher Education Institutions and the powers vested to the Council of the University under the section 45(2)(XII) of the Universities Act, decided that you be dismissed from the post of Senior Lecturer Grade 1 in Music with effect from 14.10.2015 on which you were served notice of interdiction on the grounds that the above charges against you are proved in the formal inquiry.]
The letter opens with reference to Charge Sheet dated 01.07.2017. On the face of the above document itself, one is entitled to conclude that the interdiction took place on 14.10.2015 before charge sheet was issued on 01.07.2017.
To one Bound by the Establishments Code of the University Grants Commission and the Higher Educational Institutes and by the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 , consciously or subconsciously, the University of Jaffna would be an Institution with firm position structures. To one who is not so bound, but uses its power, the University of Jaffna is an Association of Individuals. To the current Vice Chancellor who wrote the above letter of dismissal, the University is an Association. The following confirm that the Vice Chancellor was not so bound by the law:
(1)Chapter XII of the said Establishments Code states in paragraph 1:1 (b) :
1:1 The disciplinary authorities of the University Grants Commission and of Higher Educational Institutions are:
(b) The Council of a University in respect of the staff of the University- provided that, except in the case of Officers and Teachers disciplinary powers may be delegated to the Vice Chancellor.
Section 45(2)(xii) of the Act
(2) Section 45(2)(xii) of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 provides as follows:
(a) Section 45:
45. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Council shall exercise the powers and perform and discharge the duties and functions conferred or imposed on, or assigned to, the University.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred upon it by subsection (1), the Council shall exercise, perform and discharge the following powers, duties and functions:-
(xii) to appoint persons to, and to suspend, dismiss or otherwise punish persons in the employment of, the University:
Provided that, except in the case of Officers and teachers, these powers may be delegated to the Vice-Chancellor;
The Vice Chancellor in the University of Jaffna of Mr Sumanthiran’s electorate, by expressly referring to Section 45(2)(xii) in the case of an Academic has confirmed acting in breach of the law and abused the name of law to deliver his own judgment or the judgment of those whom he is fearful of to dismiss an Associate. If the Council had taken on the authority, the applicable section is Section 45 (1) of the Act.
In the above matter, I highlighted the provisions of Section 45(2)(xii) , on the basis of which the Fundamental Rights Petition filed in the Supreme Court was duly amended. I believe, I noted it due to my absorption of the Unlawful Discrimination pain at the University of NSW. Hence I believe I carry that latent Energy to help the needy – which in this instance is the University of Jaffna where militancy has seriously diluted Institutional powers. Associates in a ‘free environment’ become subdued in an Institutional environment. Hence the duality in Sri Lankan Parliament. Likewise at the University of Jaffna including by law experts the Hon M A Sumanthiran and Professor Guruparan whose 2012 report in the above matter was never published, despite the person being investigated, asking for it.
The question posed at the end of the article is :
[But people such as Guruparan and Thananchayan wonder: “Can they trust the results of a process where they believe they’ve sacrificed so much, where they must go to the Supreme Court just to affirm their right to self-determination?]
The victims of abuse of Administrative power by the Administrators of the University of Jaffna – many of whom have been dismissed on the claim of sexual harassment charges by junior staff and students, without any evidence even in academic areas where records would be available but were suppressed, would also ask the above question in terms of their lost positions and opportunities to earn income.
Mr Harsha Gunasena highlights Gandhi’s contribution to unity as follows:
[Mahatma Gandhi conducted his last hunger strike demanding the rights of the Muslims ]
The best a person can do is to forego her/his own earned pleasures. When such is done in good faith – by one to whom the whole and s/he are one – Natural Forces come to her/his support. That was how TNA become Equal Opposition in Sri Lankan parliament, including through members of the LTTE who believed that they were fighting for self-determination. That power will support any true believer seeking the militant pathway but did/does so without damaging any other who is also so seeking. They would share their powers with the Muslims, consciously or subconsciously.
Mr Harsha Gunasena refers to the De Facto Opposition as follows: Those sub-committees were headed by Mahinda Samarasinghe, Rauff Hakeem, Sagala Ratnayaka, Bandula Gunawardana, Susil Premajayantha and Dharmalingam Sithadthen respectively. They have different political affiliations and all the parties represented in the parliament were represented in those committees, including the Joint Opposition. The reports of these sub-committees were published and were available on the web but there was insufficient public debate on those reports.
The Mistress and the Wife cannot be indiscriminately recognized at the same level at the same time, unless the mistress is driven by Truth and Truth alone. When the Joint Opposition is recognized in National Parliament, the Parliament demotes itself to Mistress status. The Official wife in National Parliament is the TNA. The other group is an Association of those driven by de facto mentality – as LTTE was. Sri Lankan Government needs such groups to the extent it is lacking in structural powers of institution. Duality is part of their makeup – as is alternating between pleasure and pain.
Mavai Senathirajah’s landmark decision