26 November 2020
OBAMA & LTTE
The LTTE claimed that they were the
Sole Representatives of Tamils. To be true, majority ‘Tamils’ ought to have
sought the physical pathway to manage
themselves – especially when there are conflicts. Thesawalamai Customary Law confirms the level
of civilization achieved by us – Jaffna Tamils, as a community. The laws that a
group makes and/or practices confirm the height of its culture. As per Thesawalamai principles, a group has to
have an Equal Female head representing at public level, the female heritage of
the community, as a diverse & therefore Equal part of the commonwealth and
therefore its leadership status. When a daughter marries and takes her dowry
with her – she is confirming her Equal entitlement to commonwealth in the
completed relationships and hence to begin the new relationships on Equal
footing as her husband. This is the basic principle of migration as is
practised now but was discovered and followed
by Jaffna Tamils many centuries before LTTE was born.
As a nation, the parallel of
daughters who take dowry are those Tamils who migrate to places outside the
local Jaffna borders. Those Tamils have the duty to maintain that equal status
in the new environments whose surnames they now carry. Hence a Tamil Australian
is Equal in status to an English Australian as s/he is to Tamil Sri Lankan. The
whole body here is the country. Within that one is entitled to have
relationships. Outside that one is taken as equal. If Tamil is that whole, then
we need to use common Tamil law to determine the structure of a relationship.
To use outcomes produced or only work done as measures is an insult to our
cultural heritage. Death is part of that
outcome. One who claims death in combat as being heroic has no right to claim
genocide by the opposition. Those who claim genocide have no right to
celebrate Maaveerar / Great Heroes day.
LTTE occupied the whole of the leadership
and eliminated their seniors in the then
existing politics. Sinhala King Dutugamunu also overruled his father who was
recognized as a brilliant strategist and King Dutugamunu became a separatist. Anyone who adorned themselves with the status
of Dutugamunu or LTTE would themselves become separatists in their current
environments. The Eelam that LTTE ruled over was one of the areas that
daughters of Jaffna Tamils by heritage –
emigrated to. They have no right to rule over the Common Jaffna community that developed
and gave birth to Thesawalamai law . Once separated they are taken as Equals
and not as seniors or juniors in the area they left behind.
When LTTE moved to Kilinochchi they
had no rights over Jaffna. Yet, the two have remained combined as one district
in the 2020 elections also. As per its core character Kilinochchi belongs more
to Vanni and not to Jaffna. If this is inappropriate – it should remain single
division electorate and not combined with Jaffna. If combined with Jaffna it
dilutes the intellectual status of Jaffna that armed rebels left behind.
These indiscriminate mixing of
cultures has led to pro LTTE groups clashing with anti LTTE groups within the
Tamil Diaspora. One member of such a group wrote to a Tamil outside his group :
[Myself (Member of parliament
for Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam "TGTE") and 3 other
TGTE Volunteers were arrested under the PTA law on 10th October 2018 in front
of Oxford Union, when former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
came to address the Oxford Union to State that Sri Lanka was a paradise to
live in. We were arrested under prevention of Terrorism Act
"PTA" and investigated for over 2 years and the case was dropped with
no charges. Also many others were arrested in UK and many other counties under
PTA to fight for our democratic rights and we were arrested due to supports of
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ("LTTE") and they said it is a
terrorist group and we are also terrorists but TGTE is not a terrorist
organisation like many other Tamil organisations in UK and other countries but
we been labelled as terrorist and try to stop our fight for Justice, Peace and
Permanent Solution for People back home in Tamil Eelam.]
The Daily Mirror article headed ‘Obama’s book notes UN failure in Sri
Lanka’ gives us strong indicators on how Obama would have acted if he were Sri
Lankan President or UK Prime Minister:
[He is referring to the final stages of the
war in Sri Lanka during which time he was US President.
At the time Obama had made a statement in front of the media calling on the LTTE to release trapped civilians and the then Government to stop using heavy weapons.]
as the heir of the LTTE has the duty to accept that the American government
clearly distinguished between civilians and the LTTE. My direct experience with
the victims in the camps in 2009, confirms this but unlike Obama I do not have
the official status that would make my work attractive to the average.
LTTE’s leadership was true and therefore natural – they would not accept the
work of those who were not loyal to them. In a natural environment – one gets
the level of loyalty that is equal in energy to the level of care by the senior
as if the junior is a part of her/himself.
Anything else is an enforcement outside traditional structures. Where a system is unreliable – our returns
come from other sources who have a true need.
the time President Obama made above declaration, I also released a letter to
the LTTE head to surrender to Lord Muruga of Nallur. From then on, whatever
happened to the LTTE as part of the Tamil community – is Muruga’s
responsibility. As Saint Yoga Swami said ‘Eppavoh Mudintha Kaariyam / It’s
already completed issue’ for Jaffna Tamils.
has the right to claim Equal status for LTTE heirs only. In terms of Jaffna –
LTTE itself was one who ‘left home’ to live in another culture. They took rich
dowry with them when they shifted to farming area of Kilinochchi. As per
Thesawalamai principles – they have no right to claim any ownership rights over
Jaffna Tamils, led by intellectual leaders.
the Epic Mahabharatham, Emperor Dharmar staked himself in a game of dice and
lost. Then because his cousin who was his opposition, goaded him, he staked his wife Throupathi, and lost the
game. Throupathi who was insulted in the palace – as if she were a slave –
argued that she had Equal rights as Emperor Dharmar and therefore he did not
have the authority to use her as if she were a substance. Many times here in Australia, I recalled that
experience when I was insulted. Our
experiences then merge and our minds are then elevated to the higher common level.
Tamil who has failed to discipline LTTE has no right to separate the words of
discipline by President Obama as if they were meant for the Government of Sri Lanka
only. If they did so – they would turn their current nations into Kilinochchi’s
parallel and not Jaffna’s parallel.