Thursday 18 October 2018

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

18 October 2018

Governor or Chief Administrator?
Governing President or Executive President?

Positions help us regulate our expressions and actions driven by emotions and knowledge. We may be Truthful but whether or not it is appropriate in a particular environment is determined by the positions we accept and hold. That is when our thoughts form common network connections.

Truth develops natural positions in any relationship. Often one has to leave a particular position of high status to express one’s Truth. I did that at the University of NSW and experienced much pain. Little ‘miracles of faith’ happened to confirm to me that I had earned higher natural position relative to the one I was allocated and which I accepted at the University of NSW.  Those little miracles to me were  the experiences of Absolute power that any true faith leads to. From then on that person becomes a true Governor of  oneself,  that position, family, institution and/or nation.

All true subjective powers are underpinned by this Absolute power of Truth. Electing a person through faith is a manifestation of such Subjective power. A Governor needs high level of such true Subjective power to ‘include’ - as if the citizen were part of her/himself.
Where this true power is weak,  subjective Administration requires one to use principles and laws – as per home culture/inherited from others in the biological environment or from externals with whom we have commonness through one pathway or the other. The latter usually involves active learning. They help us make intellectual, logical  decisions . To that extent one is an Administrator using the path of relativity. Reliable relatives become Family due to such commitment to logical order. Until both sides become one – there is no governance value.

In Northern Sri Lanka, where majority are Tamils, a Sinhalese would have to sacrifice much, to become Governor/Family. Mr Reginald Cooray who holds the position of Governor has revealed that he is actually playing the role of Chief Administrator of the Province.

The Daily News reports as follows in this regard:
[Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray has focussed on developing the North on par with the rest of the country and resolving the social issues that plague the region. Recently, he visited London to meet the Sri Lankan community and convince them to invest in the region. He believes that there are a lot of opportunities for investment in the fields of solar power, wind power, fishing, salt manufacturing, milk processing, agriculture and tourism. He believes that the diaspora should be encouraged to invest in the province]
One could disregard the inappropriate position description as a language problem. But one would be misleading the oneself and the People when one accepts Administration as Governance and v.v. The thoughts of the alleged Governor were recently presented by him as follows by the Daily News:
However, some political leaders try their level best to arouse communal, religious, traditional and caste sentiments, which is very bad for the country and for the North as well.
The people in the North suffer because of the climatic conditions throughout the year. Of the 12 months in a year, they get rain only during nine months, and it is very difficult to find drinking water and a lot of diseases plague the people.
At the same time, they also suffer because of the politics in the Northern Province. They normally don’t talk about caste. Though we talk about human rights a lot, this caste system is totally in violation of their basic human rights. The low caste people are sometimes not permitted to enter certain kovils and sometimes the low caste people cannot be buried in certain graveyards as they are reserved only for the high castes. These issues are hidden by the politicians and nobody talks about it. However, I am optimistic about the situation in the North and feel that the politicians cannot get the mass support for another rebellion because the people want to live in peace.

The caste system was a structure that was ‘work-based’ not only in Tamil community but also in Sinhalese community. The law applicable to Northern Tamils – Thesawalamai Law included caste-based laws, until majority embraced the secular pathway due to active investment in common education. Those who genuinely practiced the caste system developed heirs which paved the way for the junior castes to become farmers. But those who did not connect to the mind of the senior caste disenfranchised themselves and became isolated. Majority militants were of this category. Hence when militants were in power – they took revenge and there is no more real pain that needs to be addressed. Like with the name of the position, the caste system’s name has been ‘possessed’ by Mr Cooray. This confirms to me that Mr Cooray does not have true power to make discoveries about the currently active generation. As for temples – different cultures within Hindu community have different ways of worshipping. In the toddy-tapper village of Thunaivi – where our family temple is Vibhoothi – the holy powder denoting wisdom is strewn on the floor during primitive ritual healings. As per my culture – it is so very wrong to abuse Vibhoothi which represents wisdom born out of the ashes of ignorance. Such rituals are banned at our temple. Such bans also contributed to revenge attacks – such as stoning when I complained to the Police about damage to our fence and trespass. At that level – possession is ownership.
As for another rebellion – Mrs Vijayakala Maheswaran is a stronger indicator than Mr Reginald Cooray and according to this lady – that reawakening is not yet dead. Education for life would  prevent such reawakening. If it does happen despite such education – it would be for all the right reasons – along the lines to prevent/diffuse  Sinhalese  from taking over our ancestry and polluting it as Mr Cooray has done.

The following question and answer confirm this further:
Q: The Northern Chief Minister is adamant that Buddhist temples should not be established in the North and that Tamils should be allowed to rule the North which should be solely an area for the Tamils. What is your take on this?
A. The Chief Minister was earlier a reputed judge and he is a very good gentleman. However, politically, I feel he is incapable and does not understand reality. These politicians think of winning the next election, but statesmen think of the next generation. Hence, he is doing all this just to be elected again. The easiest way to be a leader is by rousing racial, territorial and religious sentiments. Now sadly, this reputed judge is also playing this game of politics.

If there is no change to the Constitution in regards to Article 9 which states that Buddhism is the foremost religion of Sri Lanka – then next generation non-Buddhists have to look outside  Sri Lanka for higher thinking religious minds. This includes Mr Cooray himself  - who is a Catholic. Mr Cooray has obviously sold his Equal rights to practice religion to Buddhist leaders. It is his right to protest against the implementation of Article 9 in majority Hindu area that Northern Sri Lanka is. As Mr Cooray has highlighted Mr Wigneswaran in his past position was a reputed judge. This means that he would have been respected for higher thinking relative to the average legal practitioner.
As highlighted yesterday, the First Amendment to the American Constitution  is reported to state:
[Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.]

Where, by law, the Government is higher than the citizen claim of Equal Opportunity becomes a mockery. If that is the Belief of Buddhists – then the effect of that could be offset by the opposite with Hindu Foremost in Tamil areas. It is the duty of every citizen to show opposition to unjust laws. Mr Wigneswaran’s expressions are effectively the parallel of the First Amendment which prohibits religious preference by the government. It is also the parallel of Equal Opposition Leadership of Tamil in National Parliament.  

Sri Lanka as a nation is not able to produce a true governor at national level. Provincial level Governance was born through the 13th Amendment, out of sacrifices made by Tamils. But by denying and/or limiting Administrative powers to elected members – the National level law makers have limited the provinces to local beliefs. Hence Mr Wigneswaran has the duty to uphold Dharma through the claim of Hindu Foremost in Northern Province. His handicap in structuring them into laws is due to his attachment to his judicial knowledge based largely to apply in non-religious areas. Mr Wigneswaran is more a governor than Mr Cooray. Both lack Administrative wisdom in Democracy.

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