Tuesday 24 July 2018

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

24 July 2018

Rob Tamils to  Pay China?


[My objective, however, is to point out that she and others like her seemed to have missed the elephant in the room, which is the community in which these crimes are being committed and the need to try and reform this community. In this instance for example the crime itself was not committed by outsiders but by the child’s own 22-year-old relative. While the police, no doubt have a responsibility to maintain law and order, they cannot be expected to be in charge of or control the moral values and behaviour of the larger community in which these crimes take place. Vijayakala also refers to widespread drug use and alcohol imbibing prevalent in the north and refers to politicians as bringing these items into the society. Obviously all these factors are interconnected with the prevalent sexual abuses and assaults as well as gang violence and robberies. ] Dr Nirmala Chandrahasan , in her Daily Mirror article ‘Vijayakala’s outburst and Elephant in the room’
Stated as per the wisdom of my link nation – Papua New Guinea –  this is ‘Mokita’ - “the truth we all know but agree not to talk about.”
Dr Chandrahasan is talking about ‘reform’ about an issue whose ‘correct by date’ has expired. Thereafter we need Transformation. Transformation can happen only through soul-sharing. Dr Chandrahasan states ‘In this instance for example the crime itself was not committed by outsiders but by the child’s own 22-year-old relative’
That was because of the elephant in toddy-tapper community. So, who is to bell that elephant – especially after they were rendered foremost status in Tiger Territory and have now become white ? I did try with some degree of success within the Thunaivi community. Then I realised that they had different genes to myself in relation to lifestyles. So – I shared my Energy with the place through our common Temple. I lived as part of the community until they learnt that so long as they did not disturb our temple order – I would not interfere with their order  - however disorderly it may seem to me. I take similar approach with rebel parts of the Tamil as well as Sri Lankan Diasporas. I did so with the LTTE in 2003 after I identified with their true need and added my positive Energy to escalate their positive Energy to my level of society. Desire cannot be so lifted because it is below Energy level. When we seek to reform – we would lose the value of this Energy and end up doing that which caused the war – invasion desires.
Dr Chandrahasan states ‘Institutions such as the Provincial Council and Tamil-speaking people with executive power in  the central government such as Vijayakala should also be playing a positive role. The Minister in charge of Children’s Affairs could have initiated programmes to raise awareness of child protection, instead of merely railing against the government of which she herself was a State Minister. Of course she could not change the community single-handedly but other responsible bodies like the Provincial Council and religious institutions also have a responsibility towards it.

Until Dr Chandrahasan shares with us, the parallel of the above – within a disenfranchised part of the Tamil society – including due to their own desire for ‘separation’ and isolation - Dr Chandrahasan does not have the authority to expect that of the likes of Mrs Maheswaran. In fact the educated do in different forms, exactly what Mrs Maheswaran did. They take the outcomes produced by others to hide the elephant in their room.
Dr Chandrahasan for example confirms this on her part as follows:
[There is a perception among a section of society that there is the sense of a general malaise in this community where many young people in the urban centres particularly, prefer to be dependent on the remittances of hardworking relatives abroad rather than undertake some gainful employment themselves. Combining with this is lack of interest in education and instead the urge to go abroad to western countries where they imagine an easier life is possible. The interest in education and learning which was the hallmark of the Jaffna man is sadly less evident.]
The alleged offender for example is also Jaffna man. His parents are not likely to have been formally educated. That family would have depended largely on the family and community structures known to them. They would have consumed toddy and arak openly and behaved irrationally. The more educated men of their generation in Jaffna were closet drinkers – so they would be known by the community as being of good conduct. Likewise in terms of de facto relationships and marriage.
So, irrational sexual conduct is to be expected of that community that lives through such simple pleasures and pains. Why would they change now that the more ‘educated’ class are invading their territory? In Hinduism we have raised the enjoyment of sexual pleasures – beyond intellectually measurable human laws and this is our heritage known as Kaamathupaal in Thirukural. Couplet 1281 for example translates as follows:

[English Couplet 1281:
Gladness at the thought, rejoicing at the sight,
Not palm-tree wine, but love, yields such delight.

Couplet Explanation:
To please by thought and cheer by sight is peculiar, not to liquor but lust]

How we regulate lust varies from community to community. To the extent, Dr. Chandrahasan’s community in terms of marriage would not take partners from within toddy-tapper community – they do not have the authority to ‘tell’ that community unless one or more members of that community attack the former.

The ‘right to self-determination’ needs to work internally within the Tamil Community if the Community as a whole is entitled to it in terms of Sri Lanka. Chulipuram part of the district where the first political declaration of Independence was made in 1976. From that point onwards whoever ‘takes’ benefits of Sovereignty on that claim – has the DUTY to ensure that the costs are also incurred by those within that area. That is the law of Sovereignty. Like laws, we may make claims but not implement them – for example – Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Death Penalty in Sri Lanka. But the moment we ‘take’ benefits before paying the costs or more than the  costs we paid - as understood by the common person in that group – we ‘owe’ the part that paid the costs. If that was the junior castes who forewent sexual pleasures to be part of the LTTE leadership, then they ought to be accepted as the Equal Opposition to the intellectually driven, within the Tamil community. This means they can no longer be ‘told’ what to do. When we cannot correct / reform – we need to become their Equal Opposition. When Tamils practice this – we would lead Sinhalese in self-determination – so that we do not have two National Anthems in one country.

Many an eyebrow has been raised over a government decision to play the Sri Lankan national anthem after that of China, at a state festival, attended by President Maithripala Sirisena, on Saturday.
The ceremony to mark the commencement of the construction of a special 200-bed hospital with Chinese financial assistance to treat kidney patients was held in Polonnaruwa on Saturday with the participation of President Sirisena and Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan. - http://www.ilankanews.com/eyebrows-raised-playing-chinese-national-anthem-sls/

President Rajapaksa told ministers that in no other country was the national anthem used in more than one language. He cited an instance where one time Prime Minister, the late Sirimavo Bandaranaike, had walked out of a function in the north where the national anthem was played in Tamil.
He said there could not be two national anthems and that it was a shortcoming that must be rectified. He said, "We must all think of Sri Lanka as one country."
Minister Wimal Weerawansa supported President Rajapaksa's proposal. He said that even in neighbouring India, where around 300 languages were used, the national anthem was only in Hindi.
However, two Ministers voiced their dissent. National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said the move would not be a suitable one.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne, the Sunday Times learned, endorsed the same view. Later, the Cabinet decided to adhere only to the Sinhala version of the national anthem. - http://www.sundaytimes.lk/101212/News/nws_01.html

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