31 October 2018
The Curse of De Facto status
Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa leads his voters to override the logic of law. It happened when he declared himself as the Joint Opposition in Parliament despite Tamil National Alliance (TNA) becoming the Opposition on merit basis. But that is also his truth as per his mind structure. The current situation is another example of such conduct. Tamils were the first group to become victims of such ‘justification’ in 2009. Now even the duly appointed Prime Minister and the Cabinet are facing this ‘ouster’.
De facto relationships are valid so long they do not take higher status than their parallel lawful relationships. They could at best be ‘facilities’ but do not rank higher than the official leadership. This is true also of families when children become independent of parents and contribute at equal or stronger level as the parents. To override and take higher position damages the structure and therefore the Energy that went into the development of that structure. Following the law prevents such damage.
The current crisis is an eye-opener for Tamils who seek to self-govern. If we take higher status than the structured position - we lose the support / blessing of our ancestors – including of other cultures – who contributed to our Diversity. It was therefore heartening to read the following about TNA:
[Veteran Tamil politician has questioned the unprecedented move of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, de-facto Prime Minister appointed by the President Maithripala Sirisena in a “constitutional” coup, during the meeting held in the morning, a reliable source in Tamil National Alliance told the Sri Lanka Guardian.
“We are not going to accept the President’s decision as well as the unpleasant political move of the former and incumbent Presidents. Our leader, Rajavarothiam Sampanthan, has questioned Mr Rajapaksa over this unprecedented acceptance to be the de-facto Prime Minister of Sri Lanka,” the source said.] Sri Lanka Guardian article ‘Sri Lanka: TNA leader questions Rajapaksa
One of the main avenues through which Mr Rajapaksa empowered himself was the position of Opposition in Parliament – through which he took higher status than TNA leader in Parliament. To my knowledge there is no lawful position as Joint Opposition. Allowing that has now resulted in this De Facto state – including by the President. When a mistress has status above the lawful wife – the family earns the curse of all those who respect the lawful structure of marriage and children/citizens inherit the mind-structure of cohabitation and fail to inherit and develop structured families./institutions/nations.
Northern Tamils voted in 2015 for a structured community that would inherit the Energy of official structures of the past and develop younger continuations of such structures. This has been highlighted by Groundviews as follows:
[With the change of government in 2015, there was a significant change of policy by the Government towards the Northern Province. For the first time since 1999 and only second time ever since 1982, the Northern Province had voted for the winner of the Presidential Election in Maithripala Sirisena, and that by a huge margin of nearly 75%; President Sirisena was duly grateful to his constituency ]
Now that trust has been damaged beyond repair by Mr Sirisena who has used the Tamil vote to support the very leader who takes credit for war victory and therefore for the suffering of civilians due to de facto power. If this is the way Sinhalese leaders are treated by that partnership – we Tamils would be fools to vote for such persons or their associates. If we seek an official solution – we must strongly oppose any de facto leadership and show unanimous support to those who demonstrate commitment to lawful structures and positions. That is when we would be blessed by all those operate within the law – as our ancestors did. The only time we would set aside this code would be when we have to uphold the Truth which cannot be expressed through the lawful pathway – as Gandhi did and accepted the punishment that came with it. Minorities need the law and Truth to defeat de facto operators driven by immediate benefits, with little regard for ancestral blessings – in this instance that of Lord Buddha himself.