11 August 2022
WHICH NATION WOULD HAVE ACCEPTED PRABHAKARAN?
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 https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/high-price-sri-lankan-familys-bid-flee-crisis-2022-08-10/ :
‘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 https://www.blogger.com/blog/post/edit/6863031047273509081/5257556257231318696 confirms this:
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.
செய்ந்நன்றி கொன்ற மகற்கு.
There is redemption for killers of virtues of most forms ;
There is no redemption for those who kill Gratitude .