Northern Province CM Delivers as per his Judicial Expertise
In his news brief dated 29 July 2018, to the Media, the Chief Minister of Northern
Province has addressed the issue regarding the appointment and removal of
ministers within the Provincial Council.
The Sunday Times summarised the matter as follows:
Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court,
seeking a ruling that a Court of Appeal order offering interim relief to a
sacked provincial minister be declared null and void.
Last week the Court of
Appeal granted an interim relief to Northern Province Fisheries, Transport,
Trade and Rural Development Minister B. Deniswaran, after he claimed that the
Chief Minister acted arbitrarily when he removed him from the board of
ministers. He prayed that he be allowed to remain in his post.
The two-Judge Court of
Appeal Bench of Justices K.K. Wickremasinghe and Janak de Silva issued an
interim ruling preventing the recently appointed ministers from carrying out
the petitioner’s ministerial responsibilities. It also cancelled the letter
issued by the CM, removing the petitioner from the board of ministers
unlawfully and pointed out that the CM he did not have the power to do so. The
court also held that Mr. Deniswaran was duly appointed and he continues in his
post as before.
The Court of Appeal
also held that interim relief was granted on the basis that Mr. Deniswaran has
not been removed from his Ministerial post according to law. The court also
instructed the appointing authority — the Governor — to consider the
Constitutional restriction on the number of Ministers and take suitable action,
as it was pointed out there are 7 Ministers including the CM, in the NPC Board
of Ministers, whereas the Constitution provides for only five Ministers, with
Mr Wigneswaran has referred to Article 154F(5) of
the Sri Lankan Constitution and has claimed that the ruling by the Court of
Appeal could not be carried out.
Article 154F states as follows:
(1) There shall be a Board of
Ministers with the Chief Minister at the head and not more than four other
Ministers to aid and advise the Governor of a Province in the exercise of his
functions. The Governor shall, in the exercise of his functions, act in
accordance with such advice, except in so far as he is by or under the
Constitution required to exercise his functions or any of them in his
(2) If any question arises
whether any matter is or is not a matter as respects which the Governor is by
or under this Constitution required to act in his discretion, the decision of
the Governor in his discretion shall be final and the validity of anything done
by the Governor shall not be called in question in any Court on the ground that
he ought or ought not have acted on his discretion. The exercise of the
Governor’s discretion shall be on the President’s directions
(3) The question whether any, and
if so what, advice was tendered by the Ministers to the Governor shall not be,
inquired into in any Court.
(4) The Governor shall appoint as
Chief Minister, the member of the Provincial Council constituted for that
Province, who, in his opinion, is best able to command the support of a
majority of the members of that Council : Provided that where more than
one-half of the members elected to a Provincial Council are members of one
political party, the Governor shall appoint the leader of that political party
in the Council, as Chief Minister.
(5) The Governor shall, on the
advice of the Chief Minister, appoint from among the members of the Provincial
Council constituted for that Province, the other Ministers.
(6) The Board of Ministers shall
be collectively responsible and answerable to the Provincial Council.
(7) A person appointed to the
office of Chief Minister or member of the Board of Ministers shall not enter
upon the duties of his office until he takes and subscribes the oath, or makes
and subscribes the affirmation, set out in the Fourth Schedule
There was no jurisdiction to find fault with the CM – not only because of
Article 154F(5) which deals with appointments but also due to Article 154F (3)
which provides immunity from prosecution, to all Ministers of Provincial Councils – including the Chief
Minister. Any decision that they make are ‘advice’ and not lawfully binding
decisions. Section 154F(3) protection is the parallel of Section 154F(2)
protection rendered to the Governor when using discretionary powers. When the
law spells out the course – there is no room for use of discretionary powers.
We had a similar stalemate situation in regards to the issue of
Certificates of Heirship without Administration – in Testamentary matters. Our matter is important in relation to ordinary
citizens – so they do not get cheated by lawyers and the judiciary.
On 27 July 2018, we wrote to the lawyer representing
our opposition in the Northern Province Court of Appeal:
[Our Lawyer Mr Manivannan advised my
wife when my wife contacted him during her last visit to Jaffna, that you
needed to file the Appellate Court Judgment in Mallakam District Court to obtain the Certificates of Heirship.
But we are not able to work out
which Section of the Law permits you to obtain such an order after we objected.
It is my understanding that where there are no objections the authority flows from Section 531(1)(b)(ii)
which states :
‘(b) If no objections are received
in relation to any application received under section 524 or 528 in response to
a notice published under section 529, on or before the date specified in such
notice in respect of such application, the court shall-
(ii) make order for the issue of a
certificate of heir ship in form No. 87A in the First Schedule, to each of the
heirs mentioned in the application, stating also the share of the estate which
each heir is entitled to receive, if agreed to by the heirs; ‘
As we all know, I did object and I
have not agreed to the issue of Certificates of Heirship without any
Administration. My wife advises me that your
application is fundamentally flawed because of the deductions to creditors
shown in your Application. Also, when we are ‘ordered’ by the Court – that in
itself becomes Administration. Section 531 applies only when we ‘agree’.
Section 532 however states:
532. Procedure where there are
objections to applications under section 524 or 528.
(1) If any objections are received
in relation to any application under section 524 or 528 in response to a notice
published under section 529, on or before the date specified in such notice in
respect of such application, the Court shall proceed to hear, try and determine
such application in accordance with the procedure herein provided and may for
such purpose name a day for final hearing and disposal of such application and
may in addition, make such order as it may consider necessary under section 541
Section 541 is about Administration
Hence we conclude that your
Petition cannot be executed without clear orders in relation to issuance of
Certificates of Heirship where objections have been raised through Due Process.
Even though our objections were set aside / dismissed – Certificates of
Heirship only cannot be issued without consent from us. We conclude that you need an Administrator to
execute as per your own Application. ]
lawful decisions to dismiss or appoint are by the Governor and not by the Chief
Minister. The decisions by the Governor of Northern Province are bad in law. The Governor needs to be suspended until this
issue is sorted out by the Judiciary.
Australian-Indian Common Roots
The author Dr Amitendu Palit is presented as Senior
Research Fellow of National University of Singapore. The author states:
[The recently released Indian
Economic Strategy to 2035
report outlines three core objectives for improving the Australia–India
economic relationship. These include making India one of Australia’s top three
export markets by 2035, making India the third-largest Asian recipient of
Australian foreign direct investment by the same year and bringing India
‘into the inner circle of Australia’s strategic partnerships and with
people-to-people ties as close as any in Asia’.Recommendations for achieving these objectives are
driven largely by the choice of states and sectors, 10 each respectively, that
the report considers top priority for Australia.
The report is candid
in its observations and does not fail to consider the challenges that such a
pursuit is likely to encounter. But it also emphasises that India is unique in the growth trajectory that it is
likely to follow and in the scale of its domestic market (shaped by its youth
bulge), which together point to the importance of Australia ramping up its economic
engagement with India.]
Any relationship is a combination of matter and
energy. The deeper the common roots, greater the Energy component and therefore
wider the coverage.
The strongest challenge that I ‘see’ in my mind’s
eye is the forgetfulness of both political leaders in terms of racism. When one
is not grateful for the good that has happened, one forgets the intelligence,
the lesson, the law of Truth. This happens by leaving behind the Energy and
carrying forward more of the deteriorating matter. That is self-inflicted
punishment. Gratitude by the junior completes the experience for the junior.
Inclusiveness by the senior without taking any return completes the experience
for the senior. Matter may or may not move from one to the other in the
process. In business matter is not enforced by one on the other. Towards this
one side needs to be independent of the
One who is genuinely grateful never forgets.
Likewise one who includes the junior at
India lost its Prime Minister to the bomb of a group
that ‘forgot’ the contribution made by its own intellectual leaders. It’s a
clear example demonstrating the science of karma. Mrs Gandhi invested in Tamil armed
rebels of Sri Lanka, who eventually killed her own son. The death happened in
Tamil Nadu – where Mr Gandhi came for votes – the political parallel of money
in business. Had Mr Gandhi included Tamils at root level of his regional governance
investment, he would have been protected from leaving a damaged heritage for
These are lessons from which Australian political
leaders need to learn and so they would carry the wisdom with them when
investing in India. Likewise, Indian leadership needs to learn from the Bali bombing
tragedy during Mr John Howard’s leadership of Australia. Had Mr Howard included
indigenous owners – not merely to ‘show’ but to feel and share – Australian’s
would have been protected from that Tragedy. Indigenous Australians are the
common root to a relationship with spiritually driven nations such as India. During
my time as Australian, out of the Prime Ministers - the Hon Paul Keating has shown the strongest
common feelings with Indigenous Australians.
Mr Keating has brought out through his analysis in
regards to the takeover of Fairfax by Channel 9. Some may call it merger but I
also identify with it as takeover. Separations help preserve diversity. Where a
restructure leads to major loss of diversity, the first casualty is
Independence. I foresee this risk in the Australian-Indian collaboration under
the current leaderships in both nations which failed to genuinely preserve and
honor indigenous rights.
My mother nation Sri Lanka is currently the
investment ground for both India as well as China due to the failure of Sri Lanka’s political leadership to resolve
the ethnic issue. Initially the opportunity was through our common investment
in British Administration. That was the two way path of intellectual
discrimination. But when the British left and Sinhalese majority took over, the
majority relied more on emotional ties due to attachment to majority power. Majority
power IS matter power. Eventually, Sri Lankan Tamils who were pampered by India
including through the Cinema business in Tamil Nadu – also matched majority
power by becoming India’s spoilt children. Greater the matter in a relationship
less the shared Energy. Now those children of India feel more at home in India
than in Sri Lanka – including Northern Sri Lanka. This is the lesson that
Australia needs to learn – so the ‘African Gang’ type of emotional labelling does
not end up costing Australian lives through ‘Indian mafia’. There are pockets
in Tamil Diaspora who would naturally join forces with the ‘Indian mafia’.
Emotional pathway and Intuitive pathway – operate in
one direction only at any given time. Greater the matter – greater the likelihood
of emotional one way decisions to ‘show’ quick outcomes. Greater the Energy component
in the relationship – deeper the common root and therefore the protection to
The author of the above report states:
the outcomes outlined in the report can be achieved will depend on the
interest, sincerity and enthusiasm displayed by businesses, institutions and
policy authorities on both sides of the Indian Ocean. Australia’s goal of
making India one of its topmost export and investment markets cannot fructify
unless India shares the same vision for its own national strategic interests.
Unfortunately, there are gaps between Australian and Indian perceptions of the
direction of the Indian economy.]
The statement ‘Australia’s goal of making India one of its topmost export and
investment markets’ confirms a ‘takeover’
mentality – as if India’s business could be ‘made’ by Australians. A deeper common
root would inform us that it is the current Indian Political leadership that is
showing tendencies of ‘taking over’ and making Australian business. Adani group
is such an example. Mr Turnbull has become the medium through which these Indian
takeover energies are invading Australia. Refugees who go through pain and
suffering are rejected by such leadership while Indians who made business out
of Tamil ownership are rewarded by current Australian leadership. What a
tragedy! It’s tragedy due to loss of intellectual powers driven by ownership energy.
Dr Amitendu Pali if he is of Indian origin living in Singapore, is not
likely to feel Australian. Hence his analyses need to be self-balancing. I do
not have the high intellectual knowledge in such affairs. But I am a feeling
Australian and a feeling Hindu. Feelings give me intuitive direction. As an
Australian I do not feel that Australia has the strategic goal of making India its
topmost export market. The true and lasting commonness between India and
Australia is the same as that between India and Sri Lanka – Spiritual ownership
of the Nation. When we operate close to those common roots there are no
takeovers; but Natural and harmonious Mergers.
Permanent Tamil Opposition
Yesterday I voted with my Truth via my article
headed ‘African Gangs & Sri Lankan Terrorists’. This morning I identified
with the outcomes when reading ABC article ‘Super Saturday: Labor's by-election wins leave Turnbull Government with
questions to answer’.
Our real votes are cast when we feel good or bad due
to Government policy and practice. Showing our Truth manifests the opposite within the Sovereign
unit that we feel a part of. Hence we
must first ‘own’ to make a difference at the top level. This could happen
without us voting at all. When we have manifested our Truth, the other side at
that level will happen within that Sovereign unit and we will ‘see’ it.
Lawyer Harvey says in the TV Serial Suits – ‘Being a lawyer is like being a doctor. You keep pressing
it until it hurts, then you know where to look.’ Tamils did just that – pressed until we became the Equal Opposition in
1977 elections. The manifestation happened through the 1976 Vaddukoddai
Resolution that majority Tamils could identify with in their own ways.
In 1983, when the Tamil Tigers returned the slain
soldiers that action was NOT a manifestation that majority in Tamil community
could identify with. It was disrespectful of the individuals’ human rights. Those who claim their soldiers
as great heroes – are not heirs of the 1983 leadership or the 1983 leadership
was not an heir of those who gave birth to the Vaddukoddai Resolution.
One of our relatives who failed to take
responsibility for his children would react the moment his pension card was
within his sight. As per his conscience – that was his and his alone. So long
as he had that – he was being taken care of. Likewise, all of us feel the pain –
real pain – at the point where the opposition meets our Truth. This was
education to majority Tamil leaders and language to less educated Tamils.
In order to be entitled to a structural change at
National level, Tamils need to have both
– feel the pain at Policy level, and have the courage to express it independently.
Thereafter, the responsibility to ‘show the other side is with the system of
Truth which is self-balancing. This happened in 1977 and in 2015 through real
votes of true Governors. The Truth whether its manifestation at that time at
that place is positive or negative – acts independent of us – including those
who manifested the first side. It would be beneficial to those who manifested
it despite pain and loss – so other victims will not feel alone.
his Daily Mirror article ‘Lessons
not learnt From Black July and aftermath India had stressed that it would not
accept a Tamil State near its southernmost State, which houses a homogeneous
populace’ Mr M S M Ayub states:
aspect of the proposed new Constitution is branded as an attempt to carve out a
separate Tamil State.]
One would expect
minorities to have hurt much more through the Buddhism foremost article in the
current constitution. If the new structure shows a separate Tamil structure –
then at policy level it becomes a balanced constitution workable through intellectual
During my Court
battles, including against the then Prime Minister John Howard, a Judge of the
NSW Supreme Court observed that I would not be ‘told’. Under the hierarchical
system our seniors tell us and we tell our
juniors. Too much ‘telling’ or too little ‘telling’ would weaken this system.
Former leads to dictatorship and latter to indifference. The system of
democracy helps prevent such deterioration by facilitating minority to ‘tell’ ‘majority’
by taking Equal position. Muslims whose first language is Tamil are part of
that Equal Opposition.
[Where would the frustration ultimately lead the Tamil youth in the
future? History has the answer. The frustration is already being witnessed by
facts such as glorifying of former State Minister Vijayakala
On the other hand, those Tamil leaders who ran
away from the north and the east and hid in Colombo during the height of the
separatist war are now drumming up separatist slogans and calling for the
revival of the slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.]
There is are two
apparently opposing sayings in Tamil :
Ondru pattaal undu
vaalvu (United we stand)
Kitta pohna mutta
pahai (familiarity breeds contempt)
Both would be valid
only when one is mentally united but physically not too close.
The fact that Mr Ayub
applies Mrs Maheswaran as well us the separatism chanters – confirms the level
at which Mr Ayub is capable of maintaining opposition. It is certainly not at
the level of intellectual governors who
raised the thought structure of Tamil community. This includes the Hon G G Ponnambalam of our generation.
When we deal with the
issue at that level – educated Tamils of Sri Lanka would become the Royal
Family – good looking but dysfunctional.
M S M Ayub observes [One
cannot find fault with the commemoration of people killed in the war and even
the sacrifices by the LTTE cadres and also with the struggles for the rights of
the Tamils, so long as those events would not reinforce separatist ideology
But some Tamil leaders still get involved in
these events in a manner that creates or toughens separatist zeal among the
Tamil youth, just for political gains. ]
democratic politics – we are allowed only to vote for one side or the other. If
the community is right in celebrating the life of rebels – then to that mind,
Tamil leaders who support separatism are the representatives of Tamils. But TNA
being the Tamil Opposition in Parliament, confirms the true net value of ALL Sri Lankan Tamils to whom Sri Lanka is
home. So long as that power is stronger than the ‘telling’ power - we have successfully defended our ‘home’
powers that we naturally share with all others to whom also Sri Lanka is ‘home’.
Taking Opposition as Separatism deteriorates the interpreters own investment in
African Gangs & Sri Lankan Terrorists
All of us add our Energies to places that are our homes.
Whether a member of Government adds her/his Energy as a politician or governor would
matter to identify with how global those to whom that place is home - become. Let’s
take for example Victoria in Australia.
As per the SBS report that came my way:
[During a recent visit to the city, Mr Turnbull said
"there is a gang issue here and you are not going to make it go away by
pretending it doesn't exist".
While Mr Dutton linked the death of 19-year-old Laa Chol
with "Victoria's gang problem"….. Mr Rudd is the nephew of former
prime minister Kevin Rudd and has painted several other controversial murals,
including a bulldog urinating on Senator Pauline Hanson.
In an interview with
SBS News, he said the Australian government was using the "so-called
African gang crisis" as an "election ploy".]
Where our credits with those who elect us are used
for votes there is less for Governance escalation. At Governance level – it is ‘knock and it shall open’. At Political level ‘Ask and you shall be given’.
I myself have picked up the indicators with Mr
Turnbull’s slide towards politics in preference to governance. My emails to him
get a response that includes the following:
you would like to invite me or Lucy to an event, please forward the invitation
Why would I want to invite Mrs Turnbull to any
event? Even if the wording had said ‘me and Lucy’ I would have considered it
inappropriate in a communication to the general public. When a self-governing
citizen like myself writes – the position of responds from within me. A true
governor would have responded expressly or quietly – to the citizen within. As
per the above response Mr Turnbull was ‘asking’ and hence was acting as
The recent Guardian report about repatriation of a
Sri Lankan refugee confirms to me that the Turnbull Government is abandoning
our investments in global commonness after USING refugees to suit their own purposes:
Tamil asylum seeker despite father’s murder
[………………….“I fear that my father’s killing and my mother’s
and sister’s disappearance are both connected,” he wrote. “My family and I
believe that my father was killed by the Sri Lankan security agencies. We
believe he was killed because they suspected that we assisted the [now-defeated
separatist military force, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] LTTE.”
Kavi has always maintained that the Sri Lankan security
agencies suspected his family, fishermen from the northwest of Sri Lanka, of
having supported LTTE, commonly known as the Tamil
A citizen does not have the
responsibility to prove that the government or its other side in war caused the
death. S/he must believe that to be the case. The genuine contributor to global
policy would identify with a genuine
apprehension in this regard. If we Australians do not have enough believers in
global policies and we take credit as Provider nation – the return happens with
time – and one is fear of ‘gangs’.
Kavi – made the right decision to go to India with a
big rural heart . All he has to do there as a self-governing refugee is knock and rural India will embrace him.
This identity with
India goes to its self-governance power.
Mr Paisley - Mrs Maheswaran - Mr Gammanpila
In management we look for, or at least talk about looking for, ‘Root Causes’. To my mind, root causes are
those that stem from our own Truth. An objectively measurable outcome, once it
is produced for public consumption, could be used by any member of the public
towards their own purposes and at their own risk. One would be empowered by not
those who produce identical outcomes but those who have, as per their own
conscience and/or Truth followed the parallel path and/or discovered the that Truth/Energy
in a different form.
Recently, Mr Harsha Gunasena
highlighted as follows: [Robert Knox has
written a book, ‘An Historical Relation of Ceylon,’ published in 1681 in London
describing his experience in captivity in Ceylon from 1660 to 1679 during the
time of King Rajasinghe II in Kandyan kingdom]
Wikipedia which to my mind, publishes more
reliable information than any other medium accessible to the general public –
provides the following information about Robert Knox’s experience in Ceylon as
[During the voyage
Knox wrote the manuscript of An Historical Relation of the Island
Ceylon, an account of his experiences on Ceylon, which was
published in 1681. Recently, this book was translated to Sinhala as "Knox
Dutu Lakdiva" by Premachandra Alwis. The book was accompanied by
engravings showing the inhabitants, their customs and agricultural techniques. It attracted widespread interest at the
time and made Knox internationally famous, influencing Daniel Defoe's Robinson
Crusoe as well as sparking a friendship with Robert Hooke of
the Royal Society. It is one of the earliest
and most detailed European accounts of life on Ceylon and is today seen as an
invaluable record of the island in the 17th century.
Knox became a close friend and
collaborator of Robert Hooke, for whom he frequently brought back gifts from
his travels. In return, Hooke took Knox to the local coffeehouses for chocolate
and tobacco, then considered luxuries. On one occasion, Knox presented
Hooke with samples of "a strange intoxicating herb like hemp" which
he dubbed "Indian hemp" or "Bangue"; it is better known
today as cannabis
indica, a plant which was unknown at the time in Europe.
Hooke gave an address to the Society in December 1689 in which he provided what
was the first detailed description of cannabis
in English, commending its possible curative properties and noting that Knox
"has so often experimented it himself, that there is no Cause of Fear,
tho' possibly there may be of Laughter."
As in the case of sexual pleasures – Kandyan
Sri Lanka was more ‘free’ in terms of cannabis back then than it is today. Even
if cannabis had been consumed at high level – it may not seem wrong to a community
which sees that as a source of laughter. It’s when we recognize its ‘other’
side – through intellectual study and/or through someone who ‘shows’ the other
side and thereby generates ‘fear’ – that there is relativity and therefore
rights and wrongs. To my mind, the role of Opposition in Democracy is to ‘show’
this other side at current times. If the Opposition gets as complacent as the
government – then it is highly likely that the excesses would continue due to
them being sources of pleasure/laughter.
De facto governance which is ‘free’
governance needs to be driven by Truth for such groups to be People’s Advocates
. Producing more outcomes than the Government at the same level - leads to
disorder. Raising one’s work to ownership level – energises such Advocacy
As per BBC report headed Election results 2017 ‘Who are the DUP's 10 MPs?’:
son of long-time party leader, its founder and former Northern Ireland First
Minister Ian Paisley, Mr Paisley succeeded his father as North Antrim MP in
2010. Following the resignation of the late Northern Ireland Deputy First
Minister Martin McGuinness earlier this year, Mr Paisley paid tribute to the
Sinn Féin leader and former IRA member.
Mr McGuinness' "remarkable journey not only saved lives, but made the
lives of countless people better".
…….. In a 2007 interview, Mr Paisley expressed his views on
same sex marriages. He told Hot Press magazine he
was "pretty repulsed" by gay people and lesbianism.
Paisley later went on to defend his comments on BBC Newsnight saying he was
"repulsed by many things".]
Is this not the British parallel of Mrs Maheswaran’s statement invoking
the LTTE in the folks of Jaffna at a time when the Jaffna mind is low in
Unionist Party (DUP) is a
minority party and needs Truth to be an effective Opposition in Parliament. As
per DUP’s Truth, the closest parallel to itself in Sri Lankan Parliament is the
Tamil National Alliance (TNA). Accepting the hospitality of majority party
confirms lack of ownership in the struggle for independence. That is the
parallel of LTTE leadership accepting the ‘bribe’ paid by Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa to
suppress the voting rights of Tamils in the 2005 Presidential elections. Bribe
paid by Mr Rajapaksa as Presidential candidate is bribe paid by Sinhalese Community
to suppress the Tamil community and is effectively a form of ‘Paid Advocacy’. Monies/Benefits that do not pass through our conscience become
harmful to us when they come due to a position we have taken – than a position
as per our Truth in that society. Laws are effective when they are expressions
of the common conscience.
As per the recent Ceylon Today news report:
officials who had questioned Vijayakala on Tuesday (24) had also questioned TNA
Parliamentarian at his residence in Jaffna and recorded his statement because
he was also present at the event where Maheswaran made remarks regarding the
now defunct LTTE.
Senathiraja had pointed out that Vijayakala didn’t
say anything with the intention of reviving the LTTE but had only expressed her
anguish over the deteriorating state of the law and order situation in the
The Organised Crimes Prevention Division (OCPD) has the responsibility to be bound by Article 9 of the Sri Lankan
Constitution and therefore ensure that Dharma is upheld in applying the law. As
a Tamil Politician Mr Senathiraja is more likely to know the mind of Mrs
Maheswaran, than would OCPD. If his interpretation of the purpose is not
accepted – then the law of Dharma says to take identical action against Mr
Udaya Gammanpila and retired Navy official Lieutenant Commander B.P.S.
Hemachandra, for the following outbusts/outcomes:
Gammanpila : ‘I will
take action to issue a writ against the Attorney General to immediately arrest
Vijayakala over her controversial statement.’
As per Ada Derana
will never be arrested – Gammanpila’:
The ‘MP says that this will never be resolved
seeing as the current government isn’t investigating on this matter and this
has made taking legal action against it difficult.’
It was at the launch
of the book ‘Nandikadal Dhakwa Para Kapuwe Kawuda?’ (Who made the way to
Nandikadal?) on 25 July that MP Gammanpila is reported to have made these
[For three decades, the Sri Lanka Army battled against the most ruthless
terrorist organization known to man in modern times, the "Liberation
Tigers of Tamil Eelam" (LTTE). Even though the culture of "suicide
missions" and "human bombs" has become the hallmark of terrorism
around the world today, it was Velupillai Prabhakaran who first masterminded
and used this most ruthless tactic in targeting both civilian and Government
Forces. Commencing as a small terrorist outfit, Prabhakaran transformed the
LTTE into an extremely powerful and conventional military entity, replete with
a Land Force, Sea Tiger Wing (Naval) and an Air Tiger Wing (Air Force). The
members of LTTE were brainwashed and indoctrinated to follow its leadership
unquestioningly. They ardently believed
their leader and were dedicated to their cause. Thousands of LTTE cadres were
highly trained, skilled, experienced and ready to fight unto death. The
30-year long reign of terror finally ended victoriously in May 2009, when Sri
Lanka Army defeated them militarily. On 19th May 2009, the valiant soldiers of
53 Division led by Major General Kamal Gunaratne, killed the Leader of the
LTTE, Velupillai Prabhakaran and many of his senior leadership, on the
battlefield at Nandikadal Lagoon. This marked the end of terrorism in Sri Lanka
and brought with it, a great sense of relief to each and every peace loving
citizen of this island nation. The author, Major General Kamal Gunaratne was a
soldier and an infantryman who led the war from the forefront and was actively
engaged in battles from its inception to the very end. Based on first hand
experiences and insights gained through the multitude of roles and
responsibilities held over the years from tactical to strategic level, the
author shares his journey from Thirunaveli in 1983 to Nandikadal in 2009. It is
the true story of defeating terrorism and bringing eternal peace to Sri Lanka.
outburst is mosquito bite relative to the above king-cobra sting. If LTTE is
dead – then anyone who calls them Terrorists is as guilty as Mrs Maheswaran
referring to them as heroes as per her own conscience. The above book has the
potential to arouse war-emotions in Tamils as well as Sinhalese ‘waiting for a
fight’. Once invoked – the Sinhalese are more likely to find supporting
energies in their government than would Tamils.
Mr Gunaratne got paid
for his services in the Armed forces. When he takes more credit than that –
especially through avenues external to his position in the Armed Forces, he is
profiting from that position. That is cruel.
The Crippled Front Legs of Hambantota
Most of us accept that all individuals are born
Sovereign. Every naturally ‘free’ unit/group is also Sovereign. One who
identifies with this Sovereignty as an
individual and/or as part of a group, would tend to be driven by the laws of
that Sovereignty. Vishwamithra1984 has indicated this through the caption of her/his Daily Mirror article - ‘Rule of Law or the Law of Rule Our dilemma
of Governing dichotomy’
To my simple mind, it is about living within our Truth – which regulates
us to be orderly. Often however, we are distracted by the benefits of claiming
Sovereignty rather than living as per that Sovereignty. Law of Sovereignty is confirmed
by that perfect order. Some laws, we
know consciously; while others drive us
intuitively – for example laws of karma.
As per that Order, I felt a connection between the messages – the following
headlines invoked in me:
says Mattala to India and Hambantota to China is a balancing act - adaderana.lk
of Black July; nothing has changed after 35 years – Daily Mirror
baby elephant is genetically deformed: Wildlife Dept. – Daily Mirror
The report about the
baby elephant goes as follows:
[The disabled baby elephant found in
Hambantota Suriyawewa had been diagnosed as congenitally deformed, Wildlife
Health Director Dr. Tharaka Prasad said.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he
said a group of Wildlife officers had found the one-year-old disabled calf this
Sunday during a wildlife mission in Suriyawewa Hambantota.
“The baby jumbo was seen hobbling
with the assistance of its trunk because its
front legs were deformed,” Dr Prasad said.
Dr.Prasad said although the baby
elephant was found with minor injuries, the calf’s deformity was not a result
of any external attack.
“It is impossible to cure such
genetically deformed animals. However, we will do our best to apply necessary
remedies,” Dr. Prasad added. ]
readers this deformity may not mean anything connected to Hambantota politics.
But to believers in the connection between animals and humans – it would mean
something. It did to me, a worshipper of Lord Ganesh. It would to those Thais
in whose culture ‘ Husband is elephant’s front legs, wife
is elephant’s hind legs’. In Sri Lankan politics
one could say that Majority are the elephant’s front legs and minority are the
elephant’s hind legs.
In other words – Hambantota’s Truth confirms the crippling of leadership from
birth itself. India is investing in such
an elephant because India is not listening to its own Truth.
Soon after Black
July in 1983, there was a high level of recruitment by Tamil rebel leadership,
based in India and Resourced by India. Indian Resourcing is the elephant in the
Tamil room. The victims of July 1983 riots were Tamils who dared to become
multicultural in majority Sinhalese areas – especially in Colombo. Had the LTTE
felt the pain of such Tamils as its own – it would not have returned the bodies
of the 13 soldiers to Colombo. As per the signals I received when praying in
2009 – that was the starting point. But the thinking of LTTE – free of Political
supervision - was limited to their own genes and grooming. This included crippled
front legs in male dominated Northern Province.
The Rule of Truth says that once we take revenge at
the lower level – the loss cannot be escalated to ownership Energy. Northern
Tamils who never left home were NOT capable of escalating the pain of
multicultural Tamils to ownership level. LTTE eliminated that opposition from
multicultural Tamils, many times. It is due to multicultural Tamils that Jaffna
is not crippled in leadership as Hambantota.
As per the Truth of
my generation Jaffna Tamils – the passage from Jaffna to Colombo needs to
be open and Natural if we are to preserve our Sovereignty as a group.
Investment in Higher Education has to be strengthened towards this. One way is
to analyse what happened to us – until we know the True reason as per our own
makeup. It is NOT in common form between Northern Tamils who never leave home
and Northern Tamils who expand their home areas beyond their birthplace – as I
did. There is not one cure for both groups. Likewise in East and Hill country
where Tamils are in majority.
Every person / group that identifies with the
suffering of multicultural Tamils – as the Canadian Prime Minister has
demonstrated this week – would be strengthened in their own multicultural wisdom.
It’s noteworthy that India did not but was busy acquiring
a share in Hambantota elephant with its crippled front legs. It was no
coincidence that this happened around the same time and not too far from
Kathirgamam – the shrine that confirms multi religious culture with Hindu
Murugan leading – through strong front legs.