Monday 13 August 2018

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

13 August 2018

Chain-ganging by Sinhalese Autocrats

In Sri Lanka, the threat to the position of Opposition Leadership held by Tamils is becoming stronger:
[ Speaking to the Sunday Observer, JO frontliner Dullas Alahapperuma said if the Joint Opposition party leaders who are scheduled to meet on Tuesday (14) unanimously endorse the decision to quit the UPFA steps will be taken to give effect to that decision with immediate effect. Accordingly 70 MPs in the Joint Opposition (JO) could breakaway to form an independent group.]

If Tamils became Opposition Leadership despite being minority group – that was because Tamils  as a community did not think of Sinhalese as their enemies. Hence, a good proportion of Sinhalese became the messengers through whom Tamils who had by then acquired  the  strength of Balance of Power exercised their  Power to uphold Ethnic Equality.
 Given that Sri Lankan Government had spent billions in war – it would have been economically more prudent to not have the war. But to prevent war, the Senior needs to keep the Junior within Senior’s circle of belief. In Democracy – this is achieved through Balance of Power:
[The balance of power theory in international relations suggests that national security is enhanced when military capability is distributed so that no one state is strong enough to dominate all others. If one state becomes much stronger than others, the theory predicts that it will take advantage of its strength and attack weaker neighbors, thereby providing an incentive for those threatened to unite in a defensive coalition. Some realists maintain that this would be more stable as aggression would appear unattractive and would be averted if there was equilibrium of power between the rival coalitions] - Wikipedia
With China and India getting their shares of the Sri Lankan war-loot, Sri Lanka at Regional level is playing the parallel of the role of Tamils at National level within Sri Lanka. The more global minded Sri Lankan Tamils become – the stronger their Natural Powers to invoke Global support in addition to forming coalition group with India through Hindu power. Taking-over the position of Opposition Leadership is to forget about Tamils and therefore the war-threat. Sri Lankan Governance at real levels has restructured Itself and it would be unwise to go back to the old ways of bipolar disorder of forgetting and invading respectively  when reminded that Tamils also have Indigenous power. Sinhalese who desired Rule by Majority power rather than by Common belief and Common law, would have automatically inherited fear of Majority power in Tamil Nadu – which is more than 3 times the total population of Sinhalese in Sri Lanka.  Sinhalese’s Goliath is India’s Tamil Nadu.
As per my interpretation, indigenous mind has no other ownership memory. Whatever the provocation, one who has knowledge of other forms of ownership – including Buddhism that is not Native to Sri Lanka – has no authority to take power over a native – be it Tamil or Sinhalese. When this RULE is overridden that Land will quake to return the attack – as demonstrated by the Hindu legend – where the caning pain given to Lord Shiva was felt by the  Ruler:
[Legend has it that King Thirumalai Naick had ordered his subjects to build a mammoth bund near the Vaigai river to protect people from flood. An aged woman, Vanthiammai, was unable to carry baskets of mud but offered to trade a handful of ‘puttu’ to those who would help her. Lord Shiva is believed to have appeared in the guise of a young man and offered to work for her but dozed off on the riverbed after eating the ‘puttu.’ On noticing this, the king struck him with a cane and a miracle is believed to have occurred as the blow landed on everyone’s back, including that of the king himself.. ] – The Hindu
In my mind there is no conscious connection between the subject matter of Opposition Leadership and the above mentioned  Hindu Legend. Today is Aadi Pooram – the day majority Indigenous Tamils (including around our temple in Vaddukoddai) celebrate the restructure of a woman from daughter to motherhood. Mathurai where the above legend was born – is known as female headed territory. Hence Mathrai – Aatchi (Rule) where woman is the head of the household. Likewise where minority is ruling head.  Women headed households in war affected areas – add to the power of destruction of Man-headed regimes in various forms. A woman has stored latent power, while man’s is generally apparent and/or known power.
Where there is insufficient Trust / Belief to ‘include’,  Democracy entitles us to publish our side independent of the other. Now we are learning  that the President is planning on writing the ‘history of war’ against the LTTE. The Sunday Times reports as follows:
[Not only Sri Lankans, but the whole world knows that it was under the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was militarily defeated. That has never remained in doubt or a matter of dispute.] - President Sirisena meets former military commanders to compile war history

To match the above,  the Tamil National Alliance – has the Democratic DUTY to write how  under the Leadership of the honourable Rajavarothiam  Sampathan, Sri Lankan Tamils defeated those who celebrated victory over their own citizens. Defeating LTTE would have been disciplinary action to a truly ‘inclusive’ Government. By celebrating victory – the Government is confirming that LTTE and therefore Tamils are outsiders to Sri Lanka – a claim confirmed by many Sinhalese Politicians as well as others like General Sarath Foneseka. Foreign Journalists and Observers were first expelled from the battle environment. The fact that the UN was also expelled confirms that UN was foreigner to the then Government. In TNA’s book – we need to chronicle what happened to make Tamils foreigners in their own land. This injustice was in Reserve, and contributed to strengthen  the foundation of the Tamil claim for Separation of Powers – on the same footing as Separation of Powers between the Judiciary and the Executive – of the standard that UN espouses.
The two would then ‘Balance’ each other out. Otherwise the President’s move would sow the seeds for another war – more ferocious due to global players becoming ‘insiders’ now.
No, we individuals cannot stop the Goliath. But our Belief in our divine sovereignty has the power to prevent Goliath ‘winning’ through majority power. We need Belief in Constitutional Power – as David believed in his own Constitutional / Sovereign power.

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