16 July 2018
Excessive Sub-Judice Protection for Judiciary ?
A Tamil Diaspora Member (TDM) asked me yesterday about my thinking on equal opportunity system:
TDM: I do not know who you are or your backgrounds or whose agent you are.
Gaja: I am my own agent. I take it you are someone else’s agent.
TDM: But you are thinking on religious examples / questions.
Gaja: That’s ok. I’ll try my best to show the logic as I see them
TDM: And l do not understand how being an opposition leader gives equal power when the opposition leader has no modifying power nor the voting power. He is an opposition leader by name.
Gaja: The government is also likewise in name only. Even when they pass laws and make decisions – others down the line have to execute / implement and across the line observe. Ultimately it’s the People who work the system. If there was a Tamil Eelam country that is how that also would work . In democracy this is more transparent than in autocracy.
TDM:And particularly in this government the opposition Sinhalese have more electoral seats to become an opposition party. So Sampanthan as opposition leader is a cunning act by Ranil and Maithiri and secondly the opposition post is a show case post to show the outer world that Tamils have equal rights.
Gaja: The people delivered this outcome. Ranil and Maithri are part of them. When they are not – the People will stop listening to them. Then we will have to rely on local powers including our religious powers – as Mr Wigneswaran is also showing.
TDM: Secondly on the development task force, what do you expect when the military occupation force holds the lands and fishing region. If the government wants a real economy project the armed forces should be removed or brought to a minimum and all the economics run by them given to other local authorities.
Gaja: We must then export more graduates and import more investors –like the Thais and Norwegians.
TDM: And to have a true well equalled economic development project there should be a real political solution. The Provincial government with the central holding control is not a true real political solution. It's only through that and leaving the development to the regions to control land and security issues can a true equal development project happen.
Gaja: Says who? If Tamil Provincial Government had wisdom in business – then we could leave politics to politicians and help the people resolve their differences internally – including through their respective religious commonness.
TDM: So holding hands with a state which is structurally destroying what you yourself call the Jaffna Heritage does not bring solutions.
Gaja: Jaffna is open to others holding our hands. That is our strength. Is Mr Sirisena not holding Mr Wigneswaran’s hands in the picture that I sent you yesterday?
TDM: And at last on my point
Sri Lanka cannot be a Buddhist Hindu state. It can only be a state where all religions are included as equals.
Gaja: No dispute there.
TDM:As per my memory Buddha - son of a king left his palace seeing the sufferings of all people.
TDM:And he taught his philosophy.
TDM: So a constitutional writing to rule Sri Lanka as a non religious secular state can be the true answer to all of this.
Gaja: Just ignore the religious reference and practice the secular parts of the Constitution. That would be more than enough for you or your followers to live independent of Buddhists and therefore Buddhism driven politicians. Your right in this regard is spelt out in articles 10 and 14 of the Constitution of Sri Lanka
TDM: Or Tamil Eelam can be a non religious secular state for all people.
Gaja: Then obviously Mr Wigneswaran who chants ‘Guru Brahma’ is not part of Tamil Eelam – according to your rule.