Thursday 7 October 2021


Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

07 October 2021


Pandora Report How true is it?

On 27 September I wrote ‘There is a Tamil saying – Penn Puthi, Pinn Puthi / the intellect of the woman is hindsight.

Economy Next article ‘Sri Lanka businessman named in Pandora papers denies any wrongdoing’ reports as follows:

I assure Your Excellency that my wife and I are totally innocent and are guilty of no wrongdoings,” Nadesan said in a letter addressed to the president and copied to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday

The Adaderana article ‘President orders Bribery Commission to probe Sri Lankans named in Pandora Papers’ reports:

[President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption to launch an immediate investigation into the Sri Lankans and the related transactions revealed in the ‘Pandora Papers’ and submit a report in a month.

It was published in the media that according to the papers, information has come to light that a Sri Lankan citizen or citizens in relation to maintaining large cash deposits, the PMD said.

The President has instructed to submit a report on this information within a month from today (06).

Director General of Legal Affairs of the Presidential Secretariat, Attorney-at-Law Harigupta Rohanadeera has informed the Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption in this regard, in writing as per the order of the President, the statement said]


As per Greek mythology,  Pandora  is a woman made of ‘gifts’ who brought with her a jar/box containing  "countless plagues"

As per Wikipedia:

Prometheus (foresight)  had warned his brother Epimetheus (hindsight) not to accept any gifts from Zeus (Lord of sky & thunder / Inthran in Tamil). But Epimetheus did not listen; he accepted Pandora, who promptly scattered the contents of her jar. As a result, Hesiod tells us, the earth and sea are "full of evils" 

Navaraathri (nine nights) festival dedicated to Mother Energy begins today.  In my article ‘Kali Became Lakshmi?’ – I highlighted from the Pandora report:

[The painting, by 19th-century Indian master Raja Ravi Varma, depicts the four-armed goddess clad in a red sari with gold ornaments and standing atop a lotus flower. It was one of 31 works of art, altogether worth nearly $1 million, that were being shipped to the Geneva Freeport in Switzerland. That vast, ultra-secure warehouse complex, larger than 20 soccer fields, stores among its many treasures what the BBC once called “the greatest art collection no one can see.]

Raja Ravi Varma painted Goddess Saraswathi also. If Mr Nadesan had appreciated the true value as per the current needs of Sri Lanka – he would have merged with that soul value that lasts over generations. On that basis – I ask the question - Is Pandora Papers Report based  on Knowledge, Intelligence or Wisdom? Let us take Wikipedia’s presentation as follows:

[Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts (descriptive knowledge), skills (procedural knowledge), or objects (acquaintance knowledge).

Intelligence  can be described as the ability to perceive or infer information, and to retain it as knowledge to be applied towards adaptive behaviors within an environment or context.

Wisdom is the ability to contemplate and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight .]

A local  Commission is likely to inquire on the basis of Knowledge of what happened. The Judiciary is likely to measure through the law and hence develop ‘intelligence’. Only a true Governor would receive the report through wisdom. If this is the President – then the Commission is to merely give knowledge of ‘what happened’.  Sri Lankan Judiciary may have the intelligence but they are likely to carry fear of indirect punishments.

It is therefore left to the Governors amongst us to identify with the truth that would be fair to all Sri Lankans. If such a person seeks to take legal action – that would strengthen the processes which were weak enough to demote Sri Lanka’s status in wider world. Every process is Energy of the person/s who gave us the structure. One wonders whether the deviation from Due Processes of war  has resulted in this damage to Sri Lanka’s reputation especially at the level of the ruling family? If the processes in the war were ‘right’ as per the government, then this also would be right. Why waste money and time on inquiries for knowledge that we already have?

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