Wednesday 31 July 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

31 July  2019

Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka – Déjà vu?

Time and place influence natural changes to the forms in which truth is manifested. Truth that happens at a particular place is naturally invoked positively or negatively by current generation when the mind is passive. Those living in the past usually have passive minds in terms of the present.
Yesterday I learnt about the Japanese Suicide Bombers who attacked Ceylon on Easter Sunday - 05 April 1942 . Because Sri Lanka is my homeland, and because Easter is about resurrection, I felt a deeper connection between the 2019 Easter bombings and the 1942 Easter bombings. There were many common features that would, I believe, help find a preventive pathway. In terms of karma – the cause and effect produce the common picture of truth – as if we are both in terms of time or place. The mind to which the whole of Sri Lanka is One place – would ‘see’ the time based connection:
[The Japanese attack began at 07:30 on Easter Sunday morning. Air defence of Colombo fort and harbour was provided by the 3rd Searchlight/Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Ceylon Garrison Artillery with two batteries based at Galle Face Green and Mutwal. Colonel R. M. White and his operations staff officer, Major J. O. Widdows, DSO commanded ground units from ground forces headquarters at Echelon Barracks.
St Luke's Church, Borella, was packed for Easter services with both locals and military personnel. According to parishioners, the vicar, Reverend Canon Ivan Corea, was preaching when the RAF Hurricanes engaged the Japanese Zero aircraft high above the church.
 The Sri Lankan writer Ariyadasa Ratnasinghe recalled the Easter Sunday Japanese raid: "Japanese aircraft flew in close formation over Colombo and dropped bombs at different places. The air battle lasted for nearly half an hour. The Allied forces, warned of the danger, were able to shoot down some of the enemy aircraft which fell on land and sea."
Among those shot down, one fell near Saint Thomas' College, one closer to the Bellanwila paddy fields, one near Pita Kotte, one on the racecourse in Colombo, one near Horana and one on the Galle Face Green. A bomb fell off the target and damaged the Mulleriyawa Mental Hospital, killing some inmates. It appeared that the pilot had mistaken the buildings for the Echelon Barracks. One fell near the Maradana railway station, partly damaging it. There were many deaths and more casualties, most of them civilians. To prevent bombs falling on hospitals, it was decided to have a large red cross painted on the roofs.
H. G. P. Jayasekera, president of the Ceylon War Veterans Association of World War II, wrote: "The April raids in Colombo were led by Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo and Commander Mitsuo Fuchida, the two men who inflicted the biggest damage on the mighty American Pacific Fleet. The Ceylon R.A.F. had only 20 planes as against that of 120 planes of Mitsuo Fuchida. These 20 fighter planes got off from the Racecourse grounds and there was an air battle over Colombo on Easter Sunday morning (5 April). Ceylon Garrison Artillery and Boys of Royal Artillery managed to shoot down many of the Japanese planes."
The Ceylon Daily News reported the raid on Monday, 6 April 1942: "Colombo and the suburbs were attacked yesterday at 8 o'clock in the morning by 75 enemy aircraft which came in waves from the sea. Twenty-five of the raiders were shot down, while 25 more were damaged. Dive-bombing and low-flying machine-gun attacks were made in the Harbour and Ratmalana areas. A medical establishment in the suburbs was also bombed] Wikipedia

To my mind the following is more significant in working out the karmic connection:
[On 9 April, the Japanese attacked the harbour at Trincomalee and the British ships off Batticaloa. The light aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, the destroyer HMAS Vampire and the Flower-class corvette HMS Hollyhock were sunk, and SS Sagaing partially destroyed and set on fire below decks.  The RAF lost at least eight Hurricanes and the FAA one Fairey Fulmar. The Japanese lost five bombers and six fighters, one in a suicide attack on the Trincomalee fuel tanks. Seven hundred people lost their lives in the attack on Trincomalee. According to eye witness Michael Tomlinson (author of The Most Dangerous Moment and RAF Station Intelligence Officer at Ratmalana and later at China Bay in Trincomalee), one Japanese pilot deliberately crashed his plane into one of the giant fuel tanks just north of China Bay aerodrome. Inside the aircraft were three Japanese—Shigenori Watanabe, Tokya Goto, and Sutomu Toshira. After carefully circling the area, they plunged unerringly into the tank, igniting their own funeral pyre. The resulting fire lasted seven days. Parts of the aircraft's engine and the flattened remains of the fuel storage tank have been placed in a barbed wire enclosure 1½ km from the turn off at the 4th mile post on the Trincomalee–Habarana Road.] Wikipedia
Japanese were foreigners to Ceylon. They bombed Ceylon due to British presence there. The significance of  Ceylon – a tiny island is presented by Wikipedia as follows:
[Churchill quote on the Battle of Ceylon
The most dangerous moment of the War, and the one which caused me the greatest alarm, was when the Japanese Fleet was heading for Ceylon and the naval base there. The capture of Ceylon, the consequent control of the Indian Ocean, and the possibility at the same time of a German conquest of Egypt would have closed the ring and the future would have been black.
— From a conversation at the British Embassy, Washington, D.C.]
The Easter Sunday 2019 bombings were also by Mental foreigners.  Back then the Japanese targeted fuel tanks in South and East and also accidentally bombed the mental hospital in the Colombo suburb of Angoda:

[The first attack wave of Japanese planes took off in pre-dawn darkness (30 minutes before sunrise) from the aircraft carriers AkagiHiryu, and Soryu, moving about 200 miles south of Sri Lanka. The first attack wave of 36 fighters, 54 dive bombers, and 90 level bombers was led by Captain Mitsuo Fuchida, the same officer who led the air attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Hawker Hurricanes of the RAF's No. 30 Squadron were on the ground at Ratmalana Airport when the Japanese aircraft passed overhead. The auxiliary cruiser HMS Hector and the old destroyer HMS Tenedos were sunk in the harbour. The RAF and the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) lost at least 27 aircraft; the Japanese only five. The Japanese also bombed the mental asylum at Angoda, mistaking it for the fuel tanks at nearby Kolonnawa.
After Fuchida and his aircrews returned to the flagship Akagi, a second-wave of 53 Aichi D3A Val dive bombers led by Lieutenant Commander Egusa took off to attack the two British cruisers Dorsetshire and Cornwall, 320 km (170 nmi; 200 mi) southwest of Ceylon, and sank the two ships. British losses were 424 men killed; 1,120 survivors spent hours in the water.
The Japanese dive bombers scored hits with close to 90% of their bombs—an enviable rate of accuracy, according to Mitsuo Fuchida in Midway]

We may hold inquiries into the actions or negligence of current custodians of power. But past negligence that is not cured but is ‘forgotten’ surfaces when there are ‘foreigners’ against ‘foreigners’ at that place at a certain time. One needs true owners to override the forces of foreigners.
The Sri Lankan governments that unjustly killed believers in the land  became ‘foreign forces’ in those parts where the dead believed were their homelands. When they die their ownership power becomes absolute power which their true heirs have the power to invoke.

As per the above account - in 1942  - ‘Seven hundred people lost their lives in the attack on Trincomalee’. This is much larger number than the number of dead in the 2019 attack. Yet we do not seem to have learnt from that tragedy. Each time a true owner is unjustly killed – the place acquires negative karma. Likewise when a true owner is celebrated at that place – that is the home of that person – positive karma is acquired by that place.

The deeper we go – the more common we become and the solution shows itself as an inner picture. Hence the saying ‘seek and you shall find’. One must seek without expectations of any material return. The satisfaction from seeking becomes the result. Buddhist governments that override place based ownership – are foreigners to Democracy itself. Hence in Sri Lanka – where they interfere directly and/or through the government - with the self-governance of non-Buddhists to whom that area is home – they become foreigners at that place. Likewise militants who claim power beyond their local areas of belief. Once we diffuse such powers or separate ourselves from them – Sri Lanka is paradise on earth to those of us who consider the whole of Sri Lanka as our home.

In the Hindu Epic Ramayanam – Lord Rama performed the ceremonies needed to clear Sri Lanka and His own country – India of  any injustice caused by ‘foreigners’ to those who felt ownership in Sri Lanka. This is believed by Hindus to have happened in Muneeswaram – a Shiva temple North of  Colombo. Trincomalee where King Ravana established Koneswaram temple for Lord Shiva – had the power to cause the death (suicide) of the Japanese pilots. Owners have control over their minds. Foreigners are not so protected and hence their minds become weak when desire is stronger than belief. Since truth lives as Energy – such minds are taken over by negative Energy at that place or anniversary of a time. The cure is not through current work but through true believers. 

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

30 July  2019

True Representative of Tamils of Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, Jaffna Tamils tended to lead the Tamil community. This was true of the LTTE also. But the ultimate leadership comes from within. Those who have endured deep pain have natural vision and hence natural leadership. Yesterday, a young couple from the toddy-tapper village of Thunaivi thanked me profusely for sharing my family experiences with them. The husband said ‘Ammah when you spoke to us – at times our thoughts got so muddled that we thought and said that we did not understand you. But now that we have gone through that pain in our own families – we realise that those who are being disciplined by us are going through what we went through with you back then.’ That made me very happy. This meant that I have already developed true heirs in Northern Sri Lanka. They would not look like my heirs here in Australia or in Colombo. But they would naturally merge to produce a reliable structure in which each group takes its place.
On that basis I rejected the opinion expressed by Mr Shivajilingam – as if he were the Sole Representative of Tamils:

[Former Northern Provincial Council Member M.K. Sivajilingam said that Tamils would not support any Sinhalese or Southern-based candidate at the forthcoming presidential election.] Daily Mirror report headed ‘Tamils won’t support any southern leader: Sivajilingam’. The parallel of that in our environment is for the above Thunaivi family to express on behalf our Paramasivam family. Officially like the TNA in Politics – I am the leader of the family. Unless I delegate my  power to a junior – the junior has no authority to take my place. Even at Council level – Mr Sivajilingam does not have the authority to express on behalf of Northern Tamils. In provincial matters he has to submit to the Council leadership who would then represent the whole Council. This is a Federal issue where Mr Sivajilingam has natural authority to participate but not lead.

Assuming leadership was confirmed by  Mr Sivajilingam when he took oath – reported as follows by Wikipedia:

[He took his oath as provincial councillor in front of Justice of Peace Mayilerum Perumal at a beach side Hindu temple in Mullivaikkal, a village on the north-east coast of Sri Lanka which was the scene of the final battle of the Sri Lankan Civil War, on 14 October 2013]
Had Mr Sivajilingam taken oath at Valvettithurai – that would have confirmed respect for his own birth. Most Tamils perform only the very last rites at the cemetery.  Most of the rites are performed in the home area of the one who has passed away. No one celebrates their birth at the cemetery of their elders. Mullivaikkal is the cemetery of the LTTE. Taking oath at the cemetery is of a different culture to that of the Common Tamil of Northern Province. That is like eating in the toilet (the cemetery of the food we eat).

If Tamils are to be self-managing – they as a minority in Sri Lanka need ancestral blessings and/or lateral partnerships of global leaders – not to merely show but at the roots – as belief. Every person who has been deeply hurt due to loss of their natural heirs – acquires power from the side that hurt her/his right to enjoy the returns through her/his heirs. When the heirs were killed unjustly – that  parent / family member acquires the right of the killer to that enjoyment. In this instance the killers were LTTE also.

To my mind, it was on this basis that Tamils voted against Mr Rajapaksa who won the position initially due to the LTTE support. Hence a vote against Rajapaksa with feeling (not mere emotions) – is a vote against the LTTE also. As per the above report:

[When asked about the stand taken by the main Tamil coalition, the Tamil National Alliance, he said that Tamil people were disgusted by the actions taken by the TNA so far. He said that the government that came to power in 2015 had already hoodwinked the Tamil people and the TNA had also done the same to the Tamil people.]

Those who are driven by their own truth would find their area of self-governance and also their true heirs. Deep and genuine pain takes them there. When we share in others’ pain through service – we no longer dwell in our pain only. Mr Sivajilingam is not likely to identify with the pain and suffering of Colombo Tamils who are the first targets of Southerners where there is conflict. Had the LTTE not set out to ‘show’ it mighty power with the 13 soldiers – but respected them as human beings and equally respectable soldiers – Colombo Tamils would not have suffered Black July pain. Tamil youth who joined the LTTE also took their militant oaths on the basis of Black July – i.e. – mental cemetery.

Contrary to Mr Sivajilingam’s advice – I would say vote for the Southern leader who opposes in orderly manner - the group that killed Tamils – unjustly – in a disorderly manner. Then WE give birth to orderly Sri Lankan leadership. Militants who block that participation would continue to promote militancy. As per my assessment - Sajith Premadasa seems the best fit  as such a political leader. But our investment in other leadership positions are more important than political leadership – especially when it is unreliable.  This is what Americans have shown us.

Monday 29 July 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

29 July  2019

Brother’s Healer or Sister’s Warrior?

Many years ago, a senior academic at the University of NSW said that his senior had ‘there were warriors and healers and that the senior academic was a healer’.
I was reminded of this yesterday, when  I received communication directing me to Prashan De Visser’s presentation of the Sri Lankan problem under the heading ‘ I am my Brother's Healer’ – at the The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute.
Out of that 1% - not many would identify with the problems of  other ethnicities as if they were their own. Take for example – the Tamil community of Sri Lanka. Majority Tamils who live in North will not be a true part of this audience – even if they attend. More importantly they would not relate to statements such as ‘Sinhalese have a minority mindset’ . The simple reason for this is they have been ‘given’ the mindset that  Sinhalese have a ‘majority mindset’. A Regional thinker would be able to see this reality. 
Prashan goes on to share his knowledge of social injustice in all this. But at that level – should he not be contributing to correct the mindset of the legislators? The Constitution is the first ‘structure’ through which we are required to relate to each other. Did Prashan not ‘see’ the  ‘fear’ that produced the 6th Amendment to the Constitution – after the 1983 riots?
The Sixth Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution which became effective on 08 August 1983 (i.e. after the Black July experience), to my mind  confirms the anxiety felt by the then political leaders. It includes the following:
157A(1) No person shall, directly or indirectly, in or outside Sri Lanka, support, espouse, promote, finance, encourage or advocate the establishment of a separate State within the territory of Sri Lanka.
To my mind, this is in breach of articles  10 & 14(1):
10. Every person is entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including the freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.
14. (1) Every citizen is entitled to – (a) the freedom of speech and expression including publication ; (b) the freedom of peaceful assembly ; (c) the freedom of association; …………………………………………….

Those driven by ‘visible outcomes’ would be weak investors in structures. That is true and natural logic. Desire or Fear driven outcomes contribute to chaotic conflict. Principles/structures driven Conflict would uphold justice. It is understandable that the Sri Lankan government would make and use laws that would protect its ruling territory. But to be democratic – it needs to bind itself by the very laws that it used on others it claimed to govern. It needs to also ensure that the changes to structures through which we relate to each other do not breach the fundamentals and/or other leading parts of the structure / constitution. Laws based on truth would confirm this balance.

Articles 10 and 14(1) are now proven to be false as per the evidence that has evolved. They prevail to impress others including the voters who think they are democratic. This is where Gandhi’s way would help. Every voter / person who believes in and practices democracy in Sri Lanka – empowers Articles 10 and 14(1). This could be a foreigner from Australia touring Sri Lanka. When such connections become more powerful than say Buddhism foremost article – the minds of the creators of that article and their heirs would naturally lose identity with such articles that are fundamental to a democratic structure.

Tamil politicians at that time refused to take the oath with the above amendment – because the intent as per their perception was to weaken the power of Vaddukoddai Resolution which made them kings of Parliamentary Opposition or Princes in that democratic government. Armed militants who needed to ‘see’ to ‘believe’(that was their mindset) wanted them out of the parliament – and wanted to capture the leadership positions in a separate ‘country’ .

Outcomes without structures – lead to loss of order in the mind structures. Most mental disorders happen due to such disorder. But if we practice a particular structure because we need it – our minds become and we connect to others of similar mind-structure.  Emigrants who left Sri Lanka as genuine refugees mind-merged comfortably with their parallels in the nations they emigrated to due to these structural commonness. Those who carried weaker structures but desired quick leadership in victim communities – were actually ‘foreigners’ by mind-structure  in those nations. Most diaspora leaders – from Sri Lanka are of this category. In effect they ‘forget’ the structures and use status made in Sri Lanka – to ‘capture’ positions in the community. Unless the community as a whole becomes of the same structure as the host nation – the community – Tamil, Muslim or Sinhalese in this instance – becomes isolated. This leads to radicalisation which according to my mind is more show and less substance in any position.

That was how Sri Lankan Politicians became radicalised. Such groups when active become warriors – as LTTE leader’s group became due to the abuse of caste system. Article 12 of the Sri Lankan constitution states:
[(2) No citizen shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion, language, caste, sex, political opinion, place of birth or any one of such grounds :]

Discrimination in favour of one becomes discrimination against another. When LTTE leader who was from fisher caste – did recruit from his immediate circles – the effect was caste based and majority cadre confirm this basis. But this gave them the natural mind-connection to work as a team. Within that group – the leader would have been naturally accepted as leader on merit basis. But at social level – old men and women who see themselves as leaders – naturally downgrade such folks. To the extent the junior castes do not hear them – it does not affect them. Hence they separate and isolate themselves once they have enough employment in common areas which are more regulated by common law. This was extended to community level and hence the Vaddukoddai Resolution which confirms Peaceful Assembly and therefore the highest level of Democracy – became a ‘substance’ in the custody of armed leaders. The more we celebrate Vaddukoddai  Resolution – the more we invoke Universal Democratic powers. The more we use outcomes of war – the more chaotic our thinking becomes. One who invests genuinely  in truth for her/himself – has this power even though they are least visible in society. They will surface themselves as Avatars / Incarnations – to cure various groups. Those driven by outcomes need firm structures that would be in harmony with the Constitution. The Avatars repair those structures and hence their work becomes our scriptures.

Discrimination on the basis of religion – for or against – is part of the Sri Lankan constitution. If one could be sued only for ‘against’- then the ‘for’ is entertained at mind level. What happens is interpreted by various persons in diverse ways. Unless the victim who has proven injustice on merit basis is taken as ‘right’ until objective evidence evolves to establish otherwise, discrimination on the basis of race, religion, caste, gender will prevail for better or for worse. So longs as we eliminate merit based injustice – our genuine pain develops as structure in our home-environment. We can access that Energy anytime, anywhere we seek to manifest that structure. But the moment we go beyond our true level – that Energy is no longer with us. When politicians used Vaddukoddai Resolution structure – it worked for the Tamil Community to go along the democratic path. The moment it was taken-over by armed militants – the structure was downgraded to their level. When the makers were murdered – we become truly chaotic.

I experienced the parallel of Vaddukoddai Resolution – here in Australia – through my complaints of unjust discrimination in law courts. I was dismissed by the courts but my pain kept accumulating until it was tall enough to connect to national and global levels. That I believe went towards dismissing the then Prime Minister  John Howard from politics. That was my parallel of Tamil Political group winning leadership position in National Parliament – through  1977 elections.

Yes, each one of us who self-govern as individuals and/or small groups do contribute to National and Global outcomes. But towards this we need to travel through the tallest structure in our environment and go beyond. That beyond confirms the invisible ownership energy. Such folks need to be facilitated and not dictated to. Reliable structure help us identify with such individuals. Those who make their claims at the visible level – place ceilings on their spiritual growth. When they continue to show – they become warriors and not healers.

Sunday 28 July 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

28 July  2019

Human Rights Laws – UN Envoy’s Responsibility
I recently said to a Tamil Teacher -  not to mark rights and wrongs but to connect ‘what’ (happened) with ‘why’ (it happened). Often we resort to this when we do not have comfort for our pain through other pathways. Knowing why helps cure the causes within our control. Other causes do not result in deep pain.

Adaderana News reports as follows about UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément Nyaletsossi Voule’s recent statements in Sri Lanka:

“At the root of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association is the ability of people to come together to make their voices heard. It is important that the people of Sri Lanka unite in order to bolster the democratic progress that the country has made so far,” the expert said, presenting a preliminary statement at the end of a visit to the country.

“While Sri Lanka is party to many of the international human rights instruments which have created clear human rights obligations for the State and while legislation has been put in place to largely reflect these obligations, divisions in society represent a threat to them being fully achieved.”

The ‘rights’ of Sri Lankans need to be made and/or inherited. Mere agreement nor words do not make rights. The second paragraph above confirms that the UN Rapporteur recognized that Sri Lanka is at the level that it has to ‘inherit’ because it has not ‘made/developed’ its own rights. Taken as a whole – basic human rights have been seriously damaged by warring sides each time national level conflicts are out of control.

Human Rights as described by an American therefore is not likely to look the same as Human Rights envisioned by a Sri Lankan. We know our rights as per our inner truth. Americans who have been denied freedom of expression by their government for example would not be able to envision that right the same way a member of the government would. But the right is the same at root level.
One who peacefully assembles to establish that right despite the risk of being punished confirms more reliably that that right has been earned. One who reacts and hits back – confirms that what s/he wanted was the ‘substance’ more than the ‘right’. Yesterday I received such a communication as follows:

[the TNA has been directly responsible for depriving the people of the North and East of the two Provincial Councils that my government gave the people]

If we made the Provincial Councils – then we have ‘rights’ as per our respective contributions. Money donation for example is substance form and hence is not a ‘right’. One is entitled to expect some other tangible return in turn – as in quid pro quos. At the other extreme is invisible ‘right’ that happened due to foregoing earned benefits. The two essential criteria to qualify as ‘right’ – is that a benefit ought to have been earned and that benefit ought to have been renounced for the higher level – formless ‘right’. The former is like the statue in the temple. The latter is the abstract value/philosophy  that the statue represents. The former has to be possessed to confirm ownership. The latter is physically free of possession but it shared with others traveling along that pathway – through various avenues including teaching. The easiest is through Due Processes to get from one point in the pathway to another.

In Sri Lanka most communities have officially had their own customary laws. Those who were leaders in customary / religious laws are not likely to demonstrate leadership in Common laws at the same time. The reason is that they have developed through different mind structures. A Buddhist leader cannot be automatically a Christian leader. Likewise between the Judiciary and the Executive. Hence separation of powers is essential until one reaches the abstract level of ownership.
When People come together without this common abstract ownership – there are possessions / votes and hence lateral leadership to go first. Such a person has no authority to punish or reward. It is one who forewent earned and/or inherited benefits who has the authority to punish or reward. One who sacrificed for authority under Buddhist law does not have the right to reward or punish one who is outside that law. Most of the UN laws are in fact applicable to non-Buddhists due to Article 9 of the Sri Lankan constitution. Hence Human rights by law in Sri Lanka would look different to Human Rights by law in America.

Ultimately, we do whatever we do for ourselves. We have natural vision of our human rights as per our own truth. We may not  seek, find and give form to our truth. But it is always there and is known through our conscience. We connect naturally with others who carry truth that is positive to our truth and stay away from those who carry truth that is negative to our structures. In a free environment this is likely to be confusing due to lack of order. Family and Community structures help us to regulate these energies and therefore maximise their values to others who inherit our work.

Sri Lankan government becoming a party to various ‘agreements’ helps the government participate at that level. But have the capability to ‘share’ they need to believe those who are leaders in it or live in Sri Lanka’s truth without any executive/administrative powers. None of the current political leaders have demonstrated this capability. Hence it is better to work through smaller structures that are sovereign. This may be just an individual cleaning the streets as if s/he is cleaning her/himself

Saturday 27 July 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

27 July  2019

True Constitution

Sri Lankan Daily Mirror reports thatIntroducing a motion in parliament, TNA Leader R. Sampanthan yesterday called for the Constitution introduced in 1978 to be abolished and a new one brought in…….. Moving an adjournment motion, he said the new Constitution should be brought in with the agreement of all communities, while upholding their rights.
He said former Presidents Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Mahinda Rajapaksa and incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena had promised to introduce a new Constitution but failed to keep their pledges.’

Is this true or false? Mr Sampanthan’s proposal is as false as the promises made by the Presidents of Sri Lanka. Agreement with all communities is just a dream. It is impossible to reconcile with the ‘rights’ of all communities with the dream. Rights have to be earned through sacrifice. When Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa took-over the position of Opposition Leadership – Mr Sampathan meekly took his position as a junior Opposition member. He did not uphold his ‘rights’ on the basis that the President and the Opposition Leader cannot be from the same party. None of them have the right to act as individuals. They are backed by not only current voters but more importantly by those who gave us the institutional structure through their own sacrifices. Their values to uphold which they forewent their earned benefits is the truth that projects our true constitution. Some of them could be  Colonial leaders. But truth does not distinguish between countries. Even now – when we learn from other nationalities – we eliminate country barriers and move towards being global.

An Opposition has the duty to do 50% of the current work to earn equal status. Under Mr Rajapaksa’s leadership in Opposition – every Opposition member has to express through Mr Rajapaksa or limit one’s suggestions to issues that affect individuals and small groups. They do not have the right to ‘show’ at national leadership level. Mr Sampanthan ought to have made this move when he was Leader of the Opposition. Since he did not, one is entitled to conclude that he actually does not ‘believe’ that this is the ultimate reality. One who has actually worked at the level of Prime Minister and sacrificed more becomes entitled to that Equal Leadership position. Such a person would have that ‘vision’ in her/his mind. What happens on the outside would not affect this vision. That vision being a projection of our truth would naturally connect us to others who have invested in that pathway. These may be Sinhalese in the case of Tamil leaders. That happens through the system of Truth. That is soul power of governance.

That system manifested the 1983 civil riots by producing Mr Jayawardene’s heirs in the Tamil community as well as Sinhalese community. Both communities produced armed militants of similar nature. When they are not controlled – they bring about serious divisions ultimately between individuals. To my mind, 1978 Constitution resulted in the 1983 violence which seriously demoted the status of the Sri Lankan Government. A true government would take responsibility – wherever the problem originated. Otherwise it is not Sri Lankan Government.

The constitution of a nation needs to be its scripture. It must naturally confirm the fundamental values that each Sri Lankan would feel in her/his environment. It must therefore not damage true values that a citizen – including one without any knowledge of law.

Buddhism foremost article  becomes meaningless  because the second part – referring to articles 10 and 14 (1)(e ) cannot be upheld once Buddhism is given ‘foremost’ place. Likewise the impunity protection to an Executive President. Only a governor has impunity entitlement.
Whether we recognize it or not – our truth adds itself to all manifestations that we contribute to. Hence they say that we get the government we deserve. The wise do not say that we get the government we like.

If Mr Sampanthan is connected to the pain and suffering that the Tamil community has gone through – including due to armed militants – he would ensure that the Constitution is self balancing in terms religions. Mr Sampanthan ought to propose the rewording of article 9 to bring out the commitment of the average Buddhist without knowledge of law. Tamil and Muslim leaders who contribute to at least 50%  of National values – will find the way out of this imbalance.

Friday 26 July 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

26 July  2019

Presidential Elections and Easter Bombings

My attention was drawn to the interview by Sri Lanka Guardian editor Nilantha Ilangamuwa with Rand Corporation’s Principal Investigator and Senior Political Scientist - Jonah Blank - about the ISIS connection to the Easter Bombings.   

Another reader forwarded the rumour that Sri Lankan Elections Commissioner has announced that the Presidential Elections would  take place between 15th Nov and 7th Dec. The election date is specifically defined and can be confirmed. Not so the ISIS connection / influence to the Easter Bombings. It would be identified with  by deep thinkers as per their own deep research into the minds of one side and/or the other. Such a deep seeker would make a connection between the President’s personality  and the Bombings.

The Hon Gamini Dissanayake was claimed to have been assassinated by an LTTE  female suicide bomber. Likewise as per ‘seen’ evidence it was a young lady who killed India’s Prime Minister the Hon Rajiv Gandhi. Neither killer was Equal in status to their victim. Both were possible because the leaders came down to the level of their attackers. Mr Dissanayake was known to have helped Tamil politicians live in Colombo, before the politicians were assassinated by the LTTE.

The ‘common’ picture that evolves from the above is that those who carried out the bombings were mere messengers. Since they did not know any laws other than those that were given out by their Masters – there would be no logical (as per the law) answers as to why they killed. Likewise the Buddhist monk who killed the then Prime Minister – Mr S W R D Bandaranaike.

The LTTE hijacked / stole the output produced by Tamil Politicians who made the outcome public through Vaddukoddai Resolution in 1976. When armed militants who operate outside common law takeover the outcomes of those who have used the political pathway – it is stealing – extreme form of plagiarism. The effect in a natural environment is - demoted status. After the assassination of Tamil Political Leader the Hon Appapillai Amirthalingam in 1989 – to fighters who knew no lawful borders, the killing of  the Hon Rajiv Gandhi was within their real target. They chose Tamil area towards this. They have their own logic – similar to slaughtering animals at the temple. This was a practice at some Kali temples. Majority LTTE cadre who were recruited from those areas would have, on their own, no higher vision as to rights and wrongs. I learnt about this by staying in Thunaivi where cattle are slaughtered at some homes even today. So long as they are few – and majority get formal education and connect to higher thinkers – this practice would die a natural death. But militants who elevate their status for their own purposes – isolate them and majority in that community become unlicensed  slaughterers – including of political leaders – especially of leaders who made promises and went back on them.

The Buddhist clergy involved in politics are radicals for this reason. Buddha did not deliver any seen outcome to impress others. They say in Tamil that all that is seen by the eye is a lie; all that is heard by the ear is a lie; only that which is thoroughly inquired into and discovered is true knowledge. This is in essence the motto of the University of Jaffna which states – ‘That which finds truth is knowledge’.  The true seeker therefore would not publish outcomes until it seems right to her/him in an unsupervised environment.

Self managed  outcomes manifested at the lower levels  would block the learning pathway beyond that level. Often this happens when others’ outcomes are stolen and shown as if they were produced by juniors and/or outsiders.

Like the Buddhist clergy in politics – the Muslim clergy in Sri Lanka also have now killed. But relative to the Muslims – the Buddhist clergy and the LTTE killed those who ‘included’ them – to takeover leadership. Those killed were ‘seniors’ in community / society. The religious leadership was needed by Buddhist  clergy to confirm political leadership. Hence Buddhist Presidents  are not able to govern Sri Lanka. In a free environment this combination is shared with other communities and taking over Sri Lanka becomes a real projection when the minds are combined with groups such as the ISIS.

Those who have felt deep pain would be looking for the reasons why. They would see the true picture of the solution. Others would gamble with what happened for their own narrow purposes. The inquiries at this point in time is largely of this category. The true voter would find her/his own truth as per her/his pain and ignore the rest of the findings for later reading.

Thursday 25 July 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

25 July  2019

ISIS Mind Connection

How do mind connections happen? If they are of negative value to us – how do we protect ourselves from them? As per current news headlines in Sri Lanka :

[Testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday attacks, Senior DIG and Head of CID and TID, Ravi Seneviratne today said no evidence had been found to confirm that those who staged the attacks had connections with ISIS.]

If there was evidence, what was the remedy available to the Sri Lankan government against ISIS? Is ISIS more challenging or less challenging than the LTTE? Should the government get the help of  more powerful nations? How about American help? Is this why SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement ) is currently  important of our news?

One Sinhalese – Attorney at Law Dharshan Weerasekera – has written strongly against it in his article headed ‘US Ambassador’s disingenuous statement on SOFA’ published by the Daily Mirror.

Another who to my mind is Sri Lankan – Ms Chandra Amerasekare has taken the American support gracefully. This lady for example states:

[We Sinhalese do not have a super right to the country. Every citizen of this country has an equal right to this country legally and ethically. We can never live in peace by destroying the peace and dignity of the minorities. We need to respect others’ rights and dignity for them to respect ours. -] Financial Times article headed - Who should be our next president? – by Chandra Amerasekare
I believe that my mind naturally connects to this lady’s but keeps its distance from Mr Dharshan Weerasekera who states in his above mentioned article:

[ ‘From the PM’s testimony at the bond scam hearings, Sri Lankans discovered that formulation of the national monetary policy including ‘growth strategy’ had been handed over to an official brought in from the US Treasury Department]

The lady – Ms Chandra Amerasekare - presents a different interpretation:
[A bogey used often by politicians with regard to trade agreements, foreign-funded consultants is to scare the public by declaring ‘Sri Lanka’s sovereignty will be lost’. Often this kind of bogey is brought out to scare the public when something good is done by the opposite party.

In the past, government ministries, departments and research institutions had both foreign and local consultants paid from foreign funds coming from governments or international agencies under technical assistance or capital aid projects. That is one way transfer of technology takes place in the world. They were not foreign agents, but specialists employed by the Government and reporting to the local boss.
From the point of view of the citizen if s/he interpreted in the form presented by Mr Dharshan Weerasekera – then the citizen would add her/his energy to a group like ISIS which is openly opposed by the American Government.

The Sri Lankan parallel of the above picture – is Sinhalese Government on the one side and Muslims, Tamils and Christians - strongly attached to their local territories and cultures at the physical level. When the latter feel threatened by the former they ‘flee’ (as in Fight or Flight decisions). They are embraced by Muslims without borders Tamils without borders  - starting with  Indians,  and Westerners without borders. China embraced Sinhala Buddhists who were fleeing from Indian power as perceived by the then leaders.

They say in Tamil culture – that money without common basis ruins relationships. Likewise information / data.

The lady – Ms Chandra Amerasekare is presented by Daily News as follows:
[The writer was a senior member of SLAS and Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. She was also Minister/Counsellor attached to the Sri Lanka Mission to the UN from 1991 to 1995 and represented Sri Lanka at several UN conferences.]
Every completed relationship becomes common value which strengthens the whole exponentially. When we identify with such persons – as if they are our seniors or equals – our minds merge vertically or laterally.

If on the other hand – we imagine ourselves to be their seniors and criticize them to impress our followers – we depend on those very voters and therefore majority power to retain our position by hook or by crook.

I myself identify with some Sri Lankan High Commissioners in Australia and Australian High Commissioners in Sri Lanka. To the extent I identify with them – their work becomes mine and v.v. Hence my yesterday’s article headed ‘Australian High Commissioner and Jaffna Governor’
Big institutions such as the UN and Universities facilitate us to self-regulate our thoughts so that we would be driven by philosophy rather than the visible outcome already produced by others. The American Government disciplined the Sri Lankan government through UN Resolution. But prior to that in 1997 they listed LTTE as a Foreign Terrorist organization.  This is the ‘position’ in their Government structure. Such positioning helps them to ‘relate’ to those associated with the group. At that time – the Sri Lankan Government was a positive relative to American Government. But as reports of abuse during the war emerged – they sponsored the Resolution to investigate such abuses. It was their democratic and Dharmic  duty to do so – especially after listing in 2001 – the LTTE as a Global Terrorist organization.
Such listings affect whole communities. Even though individuals may not take action – every individual who has not earned that label but is adversely affected by that label has the capacity to place a curse – the equivalent of ‘negative vote’ against the American Government  in the system of Natural Justice that works on the basis of Truth and which produces the ultimate reality – in our minds.  Indian Government  itself listed the LTTE as a Terrorist organization after its Prime Minister was killed by LTTE members. But in contrast – the Sri Lankan Government made ‘Buddhism Foremost’ status was handed over to the Buddhist clergy in 1972. This happened despite the Judicial findings  which led to Capital Punishment:

[Although Bandaranaike's administration had suspended capital punishment, Talduwe Somarama was hanged on 6 July 1962. It was claimed by the court that the reason for the murder of the Bandaranaike, was due to Bandaranaike's refusal to entertain Buddharakitha Thero's requests following his support for Buddharakitha in the election.] Wikipedia

The parallel of that in the case of Tamil leadership  would have been to elevate the status of LTTE after they assassinated Rajiv Gandhi. It was the Sri Lankan Government led by Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa that elevated Karuna Amman – to Ministerial position in 2008. This confirms lack of commitment to firm and reliable structures. When one dismantles the enemy’s structure – for selfish reasons – and elevates a senior individual from the enemy’s side – that confirms disorder of the highest level. Mr Rajapaksa is as guilty as LTTE and this has been upheld by Truth and the American Government led UN Resolution. One does not need proof. All one needs is to recognize that truth and structure one’s own mind accordingly.