08 August 2021
DR THIRUCHELVAM’S PROPOSAL Part 2
Completing Chapter 1
opened up a discussion from both sides which is integrated in this part 2
A Tamil Diaspora leader
completed the 1st Chapter on behalf of Tamil Diaspora as follows:
[A well balanced ,
arguable and analysed facts. Now it brings to my mind " Newton's third law which is: For every action,
there is an equal and opposite reaction.’ The statement means that in every
interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects.
The value of the forces exerted by the first object equals the value of the
forces on the second object at the receiving end
Trevor - a
Sri Lankan of Sinhala origin who is common to both communities wrote as follows.
Trevor’s response was copied also to global participants involved at UN level:
[First Forgive and the
Until there is Remorse,
regret and repent for what we have done to each other Brothers and Sisters
(Eg.Esau and Joseph in the Bible), NO RESOLUTIONS at the UNCHR in Geneva
will fix this problem. It comes down to the 'Hard Hearts' of the two parties
It is SIMPLE to say
"Sorry' like what Nelson Mandela did in S.Africa and then the Hardened
Hearts Melt, we say sorry and Reconciliation takes place.
Both Neelan and GL are my
Contemporaries at Uni in Colombo. I told Neelan when I last met him in
Parliament to do something soon and he told me "I am doing my best"
but unfortunately he was done by the LTTE before he could do his best.
Sri Lanka needs a De
Clerk like S.Africa to work with a Mandela.
SL is bleeding to death
because of this intransigence of MINDS.
It is like a Game of
Cricket, all we need is a level playing field for Equality.
Sri Lanka for all, and
not only for the Majority.
Chairman of the Australia Sri Lanka Council in Melb.(estb. in 1994)
8/8/21 (Today the Tamil
Diaspora has reserves of over US$10Bln., and SL with no Dollars).
essence the Diaspora Tamil has taken an Equal and Opposite role and the Diaspora
Sri Lankan has taken time based karmic approach. Those who identify with either
or both would contribute to the solution and progress to the next chapter. Chapter
1 applies to Policy effectiveness.
takes us to the Citizens’ side through immigrants:
Raj: The population of the country comprises of
migrants mainly from India who arrived at different times throughout history
with the indigenous people of the country being the “Aadi Vasi people or the
Veddah’s. In this context, the rest are all occupiers who have made the island
Gaja: Veddas are the most Common group in Sri Lanka
and they live close to Earth. Every migrant who pays her/his respects to the
Indigenous group / Veddas as the first owners would be protected from getting
into superiority mode through the lower criterion of community ancestry. When
this attribution to elders happens, superiority complex through majority vote is
prevented and the space is ready for Equal footing followed by merit basis. In the
Australian parallel, those who are of English origin take the senior position.
But each time they are genuinely challenged by later migrants the imbalance is
righted to that extent. I am one such migrant in Australia. The courage came from
my Sri Lankan ancestry which I completed without succumbing to racism in South
or Casteism in North. Those who are conscious of being economically better off
than their local opposition, tend to turn a blind eye to discrimination until they
lose that advantage. LTTE was successful in taking control of leadership due to
reverse discrimination. Unless cured – this would manifest also in the new
homelands that Tamils have emigrated to.
Raj: But, has it been the home for Tamils in
recent times? Their ethnicity has rendered them targets for violence. State
sponsored goons demonstrated in 1983 in no uncertain terms that Tamils were not
safe in the country, except in areas where they were the majority. It also sent
rightful signals to the Tamil community that the State could repeat such inhuman
acts whenever and wherever they chose.
In looking for a
solution to the conflict, what perhaps is paramount is how Tamils could be safe
in their homes and workplaces wherever they live in the country. This has to be
the aspiration of all Sri Lankans.
Gaja: The question confirms that Sinhalese migrants did
not feel second-class to any others. The reason to my mind is that unlike
Tamils, Muslims, and Burghers Sinhalese
did not have a parent homeland to turn to during crisis of Colonial rule. Hence
like indigenous Australians – they became elders in majority parts of Sri
Lanka. The process is a kind of positive dementia. But now Tamils also have
been put to the test – and those who remained in Sri Lanka are the elders of
that area – however tiny that land area may be. Those who are not conscious of
a second homeland are indigenous to that area where they lived
In Hindu tradition, a daughter
is given dowry by the parents – and the marriage is considered a failure if the
married daughter who accepted dowry returned to her parents. The Sri Lankan war
confirmed such failure on the part of those who turned to Southern India or Northern India respectively when they could
not manage in Sri Lanka. In the case of Tamils – this happened at citizens’
level also. At leadership level – both sides turned to the respective Indian
governments. Trevor states ‘Today the Tamil Diaspora has reserves
of over US$10Bln’ . That is how their dowry has worked for
them to set up homes in richer parts of the world. Those who return to Sri
Lanka for further benefits confirm that they failed to develop a new branch of
the family, in the nation they migrated to. I am a successful dual citizen because
I brought no dowry / money from Sri Lanka to Australia and upheld the value of
my Sri Lankan education as a heritage. When I go to Sri Lanka – I enjoy the heritage
I developed there – in term of status. In terms of money I pay royalty to that heritage through
which I earned money here in Australia.
Raj: The writer wishes to suggest a discussion
on a way forward for all Tamils, and the country as a whole, having regarded
some of the reasons that were responsible for creating the problem, and as
Einstein said, to explore a way forward with a mindset that the problems cannot
be solved with the same thinking that were used to create the problem.
Gaja: Research and Teaching are the two core purposes
of a University. Research begins with effects and Teaching begins with
causes. Einstein as a Researcher would have been conscious of solutions
being in the Opposite direction to the problems. The effects of war have opened
the pathway to search within. When we travel through the problem in the opposite
direction – along the same pathway through which the problem manifested – until
we go no further – we have already developed the solution. The researchers’
narrative of the experience is the pathway to our learning about the solution.
The root that the researcher reached is the whole that confirms that every
problem carries its own solution.