Wednesday 6 July 2022



06 July 2022

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam



The Black July Anniversary is not too far away. If we focus on the truth alone , we would fill our mind with the problem as well as the opportunity. That is mindfulness. Such a mind will not recognise any cost or benefit along the way. It often begins with sacrifice at the starting point. The following response from Trevor Jayetileke  in my UN list, to my article ‘LOVE CONQUERS ALL’ confirms this:

[You are right my friend. , and let me tell you that JESUS was also LOVE, and his sacrifice of himself was all for the sake of LOVE.

Reading the Tale of two cities by Charles Dickens  we see central character Sydney Carton sacrificed his life for his friend Charles Darney for this same reason. Dickens goes on to say (through the voice of Carton) that greater Love has no man than his sacrifice of himself for a friend., like Christ did for the whole world on the CROSS.( that we all carry ourselves in our journey of life).]

If the victims of July 1983 pogrom had gone deeply into their own experience, and discovered that the problem was race based at their level- they would have NOT continued to live in Colombo and other affected areas  - but returned to their home areas. Those who accepted that pain as part of the ‘ownership’ cost ‘taken’ by the ancestral  powers of that land where they built their homes, would have stayed in Colombo and other areas where the attacks happened (outside North & East).

This ‘return’ confirms the herd/community immunity  levels have been achieved. Mayo clinic presents herd immunity as follows:

[Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to a disease. The spread of disease from person to person becomes unlikely when herd immunity is achieved. As a result, the whole community becomes protected — not just those who are immune.

Often, a percentage of the population must be capable of getting a disease in order for it to spread. This is called a threshold proportion. If the proportion of the population that is immune to the disease is greater than this threshold, the spread of the disease will decline. This is known as the herd immunity threshold.]

We call it faith-healing which works only when we believe in the faith-healer. Such faith is shared naturally at community level – from mind to mind. It needs to be independent of the official system – That is how de facto systems successfully cure that which cannot be cured by official systems – commonly known as ‘Western systems’.

In Colombo 6 – one of the worst affected Tamil area during the pogrom – the success of ‘community-immunity’ was reached long before the active armed war began. The reason – ‘race’ is caused by excessive vaccination which is also due to herd-mentality . Herd mentality produces ‘hearsay’ which infects the mind and this leads to think that it has a problem. Placebo-treatment  is enough to cure hearsay diseases.

In current news here in New South Wales – we hear about another Omicron variant. The requirement by Australian government is published as follows:

[You do not need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to meet Australian inbound travel requirements.]

Both cannot be true in the same mind.

Likewise, the risk of Black July recurrence and the proportionate increase in Tamil population in Colombo since 1983.

Those who sacrifice earned benefits at community level – will know that the Black July risk is no longer true.

I had indicators in 2009, when I was ‘lost’, not knowing who needed me ‘more’ – those in the camps or the soldiers who had done their duty, the indicator came that it was the side that initiated the 13 soldier tragedy presented as follows by Wikipedia:

[The LTTE carried out its first major attack on 23 July 1983, when they ambushed Sri Lanka Army patrol Four Four Bravo at Thirunelveli, Jaffna. Thirteen Sri Lankan servicemen were killed in the attack, leading to the Black July pogrom where up to 3000 Tamil civilians were killed across the island.

Many consider Black July to be a planned rampage against the Tamil community of Sri Lanka, in which sections of the government were implicated.

Thousands of outraged Tamil youths joined Tamil militant groups to fight the Sri Lankan government, in what is considered a major catalyst to the insurgency in Sri Lanka.]

In  1976, the leading Tamil Political party declared that the Tamil community was a Nation. This is known as the Vaddukoddai Resolution. In the  1977 Parliamentary elections they became Equal Opposition in National Parliament. The government formed in 1977 was led by Mr J R Jayewardene. Mr Jayewardene’s mind structure, soon after elections, is indicated by the  following:


[The JVP entered democratic politics in 1977 when President J.R. Jayewardene released the JVP leader, Rohana Wijeweera, from prison.] - Wikipedia


After the 1983 pogrom his mind structure is indicated by the  following:



[The Sri Lanka Government, which accused an unnamed foreign power of instigating ethnic riots last week, has arrested the leaders of the outlawed pro-Moscow Communist Party.

A Government spokesman, Douglas Liyanage, announcing the arrests, said the leaders of two other banned leftist parties wanted by the security forces had gone into hiding.

President J. R. Jayewardene banned the Communist Party, the extreme-left People's Liberation Front and the New Socialist Party on Saturday.]



The following confirms that the then President was concerned by a larger opposition:


"I am not worried about the opinion of the Jaffna people... now we cannot think of them, not about their lives or their opinion... the more you put pressure in the north, the happier the Sinhala people will be here... Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhala people will be happy."
- President J.R.Jayawardene, Daily Telegraph, July 1983

Given that the then President had confessed to a foreign power at the time of arresting pro-Moscow Communist Party, one is entitled to conclude that the President’s focus was on Russia/Soviet Union. JVP as well as LTTE were armed rebel groups against the government – claiming to promote socialism, but practicing Communism. It is natural that Mr Jayawardene  would seek to eliminate it to protect Capitalism. In addition, Mr Jayawardene was pro American leader. Hence LTTE was a small part of the Common enemy and not the sole enemy.

We will all identify with diverse causes of Black July. To the extent we are true we will contribute to community-immunity that would become our protective armour against attacks based on unjust discrimination.


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