04 July 2021
TODAY’S TRUTH IS TOMORROW’S LAW
They say that Truth is Universal. Hence Universal Franchise. What
does that mean to me in my current work?
To my mind the passage of my book ‘Naan Australian’ to the
National library of Australia, is the one such example of this Universal Power.
Another was the Daily News publishing my article on Gandhi 01 November 2004 – on the day the Prince
of Wales medical expert registered me as following int eh footsteps of Gandhi –
recorded as follows in chapter 25 of my book ‘Naan Australian’:
later when searching through Google – I came across my response (Appendix 16) to Justice C. G.
Weeramantry, former Vice President of the International Court of Justice,
published by the Daily News (Sri Lanka) on 01 November 2004 – the day Dr. Peter
Vaux above stated that I was like Gandhi.
I wrote the response in October when I went to Sri Lanka at the
invitation of Airlanka and was accommodated at Galadari Hotel. Their vehicle
was sent to pick me up and I included my conversations with the driver (a
Buddhist) also in my response. To me
that is the way to share Gandhi’s values.
I was able to, through my interpretations of the message of a Judge of
International standards, take Non-Violence message to the ordinary folks. To me this is also what I was doing in terms
of workplace and laws to the common Australian.
Sri Lanka honored me and Australia
punished me on the same day. How can Australian Government therefore lead Sri
Lanka in anyway to eliminate Racial Inequality?
Without actual practice of it – whatever knowledge and / or money that
is paid by Australia is a handout. Ultimately the law is for the people to
bring their minds together. To the
extent it does not reach society – these are for merely for employment and
business purposes. ]
Gandhi to my mind – is for truth in Politics. In Democracy
Truth will travel from bottom to top to confirm Sovereignty of the People.
Hence to my mind, Gandhi is the best example of Democracy known to me.
American Tamil who was disciplined by me for publishing sexually inappropriate
material within a Tamil group referred me to OSHO:
Mahatma Gandhi's Poverty Is Very Costly - YouTube . He claimed he was a
follower of Osho Rajneesh. That
explained to me his experiment in publishing sexually explicit image as if that
was appropriate. This happens in groups driven by newly found freedom.
American Tamil referred me also to The Gandhi Myth Exposed by Arundhati Roy at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddKzcrwC9os
. Aizad Sayid introduces the
author as follows:
[Arundhati Roy, one of
the most prominent voices of late 20th and the current century, was featured in
the 2014 list of Time 100, the 100 most influential people in the world. She
was awarded the 1997 Booker Prize for her novel "The God of Small
Things". She donated the prize money she received, as well as royalties
from her book, to human rights causes. In this rather controversial interview,
Roy rewrites the history of one of the most revered personalities worldwide
with her startling and revealing analysis of the man, universally known as
Mahatma (revered person). She goes on to praise B.R. Ambedkar (1891 – 1956), an
Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit
Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination against
Untouchables (Dalits) This video is not my own work. It is being posted for
students of history of the Indian subcontinent.]
It is important
to Sri Lankans who are polarised – as Buddhists on one side and Tamils on the
other. To my mind, the confusion about Gandhi and his approach to caste holds
the key to the altar of the solution. To
my mind Gandhi renounced his higher caste position to become part of the
ordinary folks and Ambedkar fought against caste based discrimination and proved that in a ‘free’
world one is able to become an equal to a governor by inheritance.
The JVP and
the LTTE leaders became like Ambedkar while I became like Gandhi here in
Australia. Former acquired on merit
basis and the latter renounced towards belief basis. In the Sri Lankan issue - Arundhati Roy has taken the following stand
and has promoted the Genocide agenda:
[Criticism of Sri Lankan government
In an opinion piece in The Guardian,
Roy pled for international attention to what she called a possible
government-sponsored genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka. She cited reports of camps into which Tamils were
being herded as part of what she described as "a brazen, openly racist
war".She also said that the "Government of Sri Lanka is on the verge
of committing what could end up being genocide" and described
the Sri Lankan IDP camps where Tamil civilians are being held
as concentration camps. Ruvani Freeman, a Sri Lankan writer called Roy's
remarks "ill-informed and hypocritical" and criticised her for
"whitewashing the atrocities of the LTTE". Roy
has said of such accusations: "I cannot admire those whose vision can only
accommodate justice for their own and not for everybody. However I do believe
that the LTTE and its fetish for violence was cultured in the crucible of
monstrous, racist, injustice that the Sri Lankan government and to a great
extent Sinhala society visited on the Tamil people for decades". ]
Had Ms Roy
had the experience with the combatant communities - that Gandhi had with the untouchables – she would
have known that the LTTE violence was caste based. It would have died within if
not for India’s training. At the political level, the Universal power of Truth
confirmed the success of Tamil Politicians in 1977, when Tamils became the
leading Opposition in National Parliament.
By living in
the Toddy Tapper village of Thunaivi in Northern Sri Lanka and working in senior
caste area in Vaddukoddai I learnt about
the inner workings based on the caste system and why the two are irreconcilable
but could coexist through a federal structure. I use Truth with former and
Thesawalamai law with latter.
Ms Roy is
critical of Gandhi on the basis that he had promoted the caste system. Ms Roy
acknowledges that Gandhi was actively opposed to untouchability. Gandhi was promoting
the very self-determination that Eelam Tamils are now asking for. Had we retained
the caste system until majority in
junior castes had moved on to the secular system. Even here in Australia,
Tamils & Sinhalese segregate themselves on the basis of Race not only from
each other but also from White Australians for social purposes. To achieve
independence from the British Gandhi needed the exponential power of Belief
that came with the caste system. If Gandhi had focused on eliminating the caste
structure – by using common secular system – Indian independence is not likely
to have happened when it did.
Tamil rebels also used the caste based hierarchy in which Velupillai Prabhakaran’s
Karayar caste is senior to all other castes except Farmer caste in Jaffna.
Hence the exponential power sharing – until LTTE interfered with the education
system through which merit based allocation was happening. Their defeat, like
the Corona virus happened exponentially due to disturbing that ‘gene order’.
Rajapaksa government would have been defeated through partnership between educated
Tamils and Sinhalese. It did happen in 2015. But by upsetting the caste based
heritage by killing intellectuals – the LTTE brought upon the curse of the
architects of Thesawalamai system.
speaking – Ambedkar was able to contribute
actively to the Constitution of India because he mind-merged with the British. As
[He was British India's Minister of Labour in Viceroy's Executive Council, Chairman of the Constituent Drafting committee, independent India's first Minister of Law and Justice, and considered the chief architect of the Constitution of India.]
Ambedkar’s Tamil parallel in terms
of Constitution structuring was the Hon Neelan Thiruchelvam who is reported to
have been killed by the LTTE.
By living in Thunaivi I learnt to
use their measure as a separated community using de facto relationships
including in family partnerships. If I had tried to educate them in the use of secular
system – I would have been physically attacked if I disciplined them. Had I
lived with them as Gandhi did – I would have become a foreigner to my own
family. Hence I consciously limit my time in Thunaivi to maintenance of the
temple system on my terms. I spend more time in Vaddukoddai and Jaffna towards
development of the secular system of global standards.
Truth I would be separated from the intellectual community in Sri Lanka that
has inherited the Justice system including from the British. When laws are
based on truth – politics naturally matures as good governance. Many can write the law but only a few would
find the Truth of their apparent home group.