Thursday 11 August 2022


11 August 2022

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam



Majority Sri Lankans believe in Karma. The closest parallel to it in science, to my mind is, genetics. These days, I tend to use karma which shows me the perfect balance between cause and effect.

On that basis – I read the following from an LTTE community leader:

[கோட்டபாய தனது பன்னிரண்டு வருடங்களுக்கு  மேலான  கொடுங்கோல் ஆட்சியில் தமிழரை நாடு நாடாக  ஓட ஓட விரட்டினார். இன்று அந்தக்கர்ம வினை அவரையே நாடு நாடாக ஓட ஓட விரட்டுகிறது.

தமிழரை அணைக்க பல நாடுகள் முன்வந்தன. ஆனால் கோதாவை ஏற்க உலகில் எந்த நாடும் முன்வரவில்லை. இனிமேலாவது இலங்கை ஆட்சியாளர்கள் புத்த பகவான் கூறிய அறவழியில் நடப்பார்கள் என எதிர்பார்ப்போம்

Gotabaya, during his cruel rule of over 12 years, chased Tamils from country to country. That karma is now chasing him from country to country. Many nations came forward to embrace Tamils. But no country in the world has come forward to accept Gota. We expect that at least from now on Sri Lankan politicians would follow in the Dharmic pathway of Buddha.]

Using the above measure, we need to ask as to who was responsible for the departure of those like Meenu  in the following report by Reuters at :

‘The High Price of a Sri Lankan Family's Bid to Flee Crisis’

[Hit hard by the pandemic, which decimated tourism, and by tax cuts pushed through by the government of then-President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka is experiencing its worst economic crisis since independence from Britain in 1948…………………

Meenu, 44, and Nirosh, 46, paid 500,000 Sri Lankan rupees ($1,400) in total to unidentified smugglers for themselves and their two sons, aged 13 and 11…

The Sri Lankan navy intercepted one boat smuggling would-be migrants in 2021, and none in 2020. In the three months to July, that number rose to 15.

A total of 911 people have been arrested attempting to leave Sri Lanka illegally in 2022, putting it on course to surpass 2013, the year the navy began keeping detailed records. Almost all were bound for Australia.]

A good proportionate of Tamils who sought refuge in Australia, are of this category. They paid the high price not due to fear of prosecution, but due to desire for more comfortable living. Australia in turn plays politics with them – the most recent example being the Nadesalingam family accommodated by the Albanese government. As per the Guardian:

[The Nadesalingam family have said they finally feel “peace” after the federal immigration minister, Andrew Giles, intervened to grant them permanent residency.]

Taken in the global context, as per the ‘effects’,  Nadesalingams either suffered more than Meenu,  Nirosh and their two children or Nadesalingams knew how to use Australian politics to their advantage. Likewise, all refugee applicants. Most deserving are those who bring positive Sri Lankan genes with them to Australia. This requires them to renounce all current benefits in relation to their Sri Lankan life. This would facilitate a zero base start.

The Gotabaya government did not hurt Tamils for no reason. They opposed the LTTE, in which exercise civilians were caught up. As in 1983 pogrom – it was negligence / avoidance of duty.

The conversation below with a Tamil Diaspora Professional (TDP) in response to my article headed ‘AWAKENING LTTE MEMORIES’ at  confirms this:


TDP:  Although JR was his relative, Mr. Xxxxx was absolutely mad and asking Ranil why the hell He is not doing anything? Believe me Mr. Xxxxx asked Ranil point blankly “ Is he involved in this ? Did he plan this carnage ? 

I still remember this word carnage he used when he asked Ranil . Most of the times  Ranil whispers to Mr. Xxxxx! I didn’t know what the whispering was ! ]


Gaja : All that the above confirms is that Mr. Xxxxx was against any planned attack by JR. Your conclusion on that basis is:  And you say Prof Nithiyanandan is liar .’


I saidMr Nithiyananthan was connecting Black July 1983 to burning of the Jaffna Library in 1981.’

How does your above account confirm the connection?

I stated also ‘Black July happened in Colombo. To my mind, JR let the crowd ‘lose’. But Nithiyananthan says it was a planned approach and connects it to many ministers – including Ranil Wickremesinghe who was then Minister for Education.’

Deciding not to use one’s power is ‘negligence’. That is the message in my declaration ‘To my mind, JR let the crowd ‘lose’A plan must show intellectual structure. At that time, Tamils were least of JR’s problems. Communists were his problem.


“His work of destroying the fabric of Sri Lankan democracy started from the very first day after he won the election as the leader of the United National Party, in 1977. His very first act as the Prime Minister elect was to grant a “holiday to the police”. That holiday lasted for two or three weeks. That was the first act done to intimidate his political opponents.

To my mind, civilians got hurt in 1983 as well as during was years was due to the LTTE seeking armed retaliation and not because the respective governments planned to attack civilian targets. In 2009, the Rajapaksa government failed to evacuate civilians. But then was that not the first duty of the LTTE? Likewise, during the recent ‘protests’ it was the duty of the original protestors at Galle Face, to separate themselves physically and mentally from those who ‘invaded’ public offices. Now that karma is added to the community that they belong to. By unlawfully chasing away a lawfully elected President, that group has earned negative karma – each time that President feels hurt because he is not able to identify guilt as per his judgment of himself.

Karma works as per the judgment of our own truth.

Given that the LTTE community leader claims that Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa earned the karma, one has to conclude that no country would accept Velupillai Prabhakaran who ‘planned and  killed’ the Indian Political leader and former  Prime Minister – the Hon Rajiv Gandhi. Neither Singapore, nor Thailand would have even looked in the direction of the LTTE leader.  All this advice is not reality of Tamils. In terms of the LTTE community, it is NOT Karma but wishful thinking.

எந்நன்றி கொன்றார்க்கும் உய்வுண்டாம் உய்வில்லை
செய்ந்நன்றி கொன்ற மகற்கு.

There is redemption for killers of virtues of most forms ;

There is no redemption for those who kill Gratitude .

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