TAMIL QUEEN OF BILOELA?
12 June 2022
[The Nadesalingams are home.
The right and just decision has been made,
and a family is, finally, allowed to restart a life interrupted in the most
cruel and punitive fashion.
But it should never have come to this.
Biloela residents rejoice to have their friends,
neighbours and schoolmates home, but it should not have taken four oppressive,
damaging years. It should not have needed a desperate campaign from their
Queensland home town, it should not have required candlelight vigils and public
demonstrations, online petitions and questions in parliament.] The
Nadesalingams are back in Biloela, but Australia’s unjust immigration system
endures | Ben Doherty | The Guardian
Ben Doherty shares also as follows:
[Nearly 15 years ago, the then immigration minister
Chris Evans told Senate estimates “I have formed the view I have too much
power”, citing the unchallengeable “God powers” that gave him sole discretion
over people’s lives.
“I am uncomfortable with that, not just because
of concern about playing God, but also because of the lack of transparency and
accountability for those decisions and the lack in some cases of any appeal
rights against those decisions.”]
Miniter Evans would not have felt that he had too much
power, if he had used his ‘belief’. The fact that he needed transparent reasoning
and was committed to accountability meant that he did not have enough belief in
the system and/or in the users of the system.
Today, I presented my reasoning as follows to a Sri
Lankan journalist who is known to support the Rajapaksa group.
The discussion was
through belief based voting system, presented by me as follows to the lady, who
like the folks of Biloela, has little intuition about the Tamil community :
have raised the issue of credibility of the Election structure itself. To be
valid as a democratic system, it must immune from temptations at the lower
level-including through the media which often pre-packages ‘ideas’ that are
quickly swallowed by those who are looking for ‘easy’ life.
Let us take for example, your figures as follows:
112,967 people voted for ITAK
55,303 people voted for AITC]
You conclude as follows:
[HOW REPRESENTATIVE ARE THESE SO-CALLED
TAMIL LEADERS --- LOOKS LIKE EVEN TAMIL PEOPLE HAVE REJECTED THEM ]
I did not vote in the elections. But my
continuous vote happened all the time through issues that were important to the
People. That is the issue based voting of Governors. This naturally goes to
those who practice good governance.
Most Sri Lankans – be they Sinhalese,
Tamils, Muslims or Burghers – vote for the person or party that seems to favour
them. If this is ‘benefits’- based then they could easily be bought over by
politicians who desire to be politicians – even if they lose in the elections.
Your above figures are taken at Jaffna District level.
Within Jaffna district, there are many electorates. To help you appreciate the
concept of electorate, I take you to the following in my article:
our pain is greater than our pleasure, after we try our best to break-even, the
matter is incomplete in current terms. Then it becomes an invisible asset to
one who experienced more pain and an invisible liability to the other who
experienced more pleasure . This pushes
us into the next level of sovereignty – usually as a group – i.e. family,
workplace, & society, to finally merge with universal power of perfect
One of the groups /
persons that facilitates this merger is the political group / person we vote
for Through that person/group we merge with or ‘block’ Parliament and through
the Parliament – with /in Global governance. In that pathway, a belief
based vote goes naturally through to global level, while desire based vote
blocks the common pathway.
were Tamils first, they did not need the electorate based grouping. A good
example of the power of the electorate is the town of Biloela which has become
famous due to the Nadesalingam family who are claiming refuge in Australia, on
the basis of alleged persecution, if they went back to Sri Lanka. The
Australian media played an active role in this – as did Labor politicians. Mrs
Nadesalingam did a Rajapaksa act by kissing the ground of Biloela – as if she
was queen of Bilola! If Mrs Nadesalingam was true to her earth – she would have
been one of the last to her home area in Sri Lanka or later in India’s
Tamil Nadu. Her case is a clear example of exploitation – including by the
media. This would naturally block Tamil community from becoming part of
Natural global governance on the basis of issues that represent our belief.
By taking the Jaffna
District votes you are being disrespectful of the smallest group/institution –
the electorate. Hence your conclusions are not supported by a democratic
structure. It is likely to support your political grouping which according to
me includes the Rajapaksas. But that would also stagnate at that level.
The root cause of Rajapaksas facing the current crisis is their desire based
As highlighted by you ‘the
SLPP candidate secured the highest preferential votes in Jaffna’
This was the ‘popular
vote’. It was NOT limited to the electorate. Someone in Vanni could therefore
vote for SLPP. Given the LTTE’s record of stopping voters in 2005 – Tamils who
were free to exercise vote beyond their area of belief – would have voted for
SLPP. During the previous government – some Hill country voters did state that
they Preferred Mahinda who brought in more business opportunities. The likes of
them would have voted for SLPP candidate – in the expectation of more business
opportunities. Some would have wanted the war related opportunities.
The fact that the current
government has collapsed is confirmation that a good part of majority vote was
‘desire’ based and not belief-based.
In terms of Tamil
community some of have worked consistently to offset the ‘popular’ vote and
hence we do not feel the economic collapse as Sinhalese are feeling.]
The voting system in Sri
Lanka influences outcomes – including whether one thinks one can live in Sri
Lanka or not. The Australian government needs to study that structure and know
how easy pathways are used by those who are not true to themselves. One way is to identify with the truth of Australian
Tamils who provide genuine feedback to Australian government regularly on this
issue. If dealt with at political level – the risk would be corrupt governance
as we have learnt from Sri Lanka.