19 September 2022
DOES INDIA BELIEVE IN IN SRI LANKA’S 13TH AMENDMENT ?
Belief is essential for making laws including for ourselves as individuals. Where we make laws that are binding on others – it is essential that we believe in that group and that we believe in the laws that we make for the ‘group’. When these criteria are satisfied, the law works and spreads itself exponentially.
More importantly, we the lay folks, need to know through our previous experiences, that our belief is part of the manifestation. Then we will identify with the manifestations of our belief in our own home environments.
If we seek to participate in outcomes that are delivered beyond our local home environments, we need to share our beliefs, with the broadest home group that we feel part of.
This is the basis of Resolutions at UN level.
The Universal test of belief is that we would find perfect logic in the manifestations. Those of us who use the causal pathway would know when we share/contribute, that there is Equilibrium between our inputs and the outcomes projected by us. As a Sri Lankan my belief in the UNP was thus shared through my article ‘UNP Blessed in Northern Sri Lanka’ dated 15 August 2019, during Nallur festival. http://austms.blogspot.com/2019/08/gajalakshmiparamasivam-lord-nallur.html
Even when the UNP lost in the Presidential Elections later that year, I did not lose interest. Likewise, in the 2020 Parliamentary elections. As one of my followers confirmed recently, the contribution was ‘received’ by a higher level. This in this instance was the UNP as a party from inception. The actual manifestation happened in 2022 with Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe becoming PM first and President next. Now he gets to pay our respects to honour the Queen also.
As per the Sunday Times Political Editorial ‘Toughest-ever UNHRC resolution against Lanka’ at https://www.sundaytimes.lk/220918/columns/toughest-ever-unhrc-resolution-against-lanka-496095.html :
[In this regard, the Indian delegation notes with concern the lack of measurable progress by the Government of Sri Lanka on their commitments of a political solution to the ethnic issue through full implementation of the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, delegation of powers to Provincial Councils and holding of Provincial Council elections at the earliest.
“India’s consistent view on peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka has been for a political settlement within the framework of a united Sri Lanka, ensuring justice, peace, equality, and dignity for the Tamils of Sri Lanka. The current crisis in Sri Lanka has demonstrated the limitations of the debt-driven economy and the impact it has on the standard of living.
“It is in Sri Lanka’s best interests to build the capacity of its citizens and work towards their empowerment, for which devolution of power to the grassroots level is a prerequisite. In this connection, the operationalization of Provincial Councils through early conduct of elections will enable all citizens of Sri Lanka to achieve their aspirations for a prosperous future. We, therefore, urge Sri Lanka to take immediate and credible action in this regard.”]
As per my belief, it is the belief of Colonel Thileepan who died of injuries in the battlefield . The death happened at Nallur Temple grounds, confirming to us fellow believers in Nallur Murugan, that Thileepan believed that he was fighting for independence. Given that as a civilian his home area was North – that discrimination he fought against was caste based and NOT race based. The former would be the basis of his belief and the latter, his thought only. The form was as outlined by rebels in his environment.
By surrendering to Nallur Murugan, he raised the manifestation to the highest level achieved by the Common Believer in Nallur. I sent an open message in 2009, for the LTTE leader to surrender to Nallur Murugan. Given his lack of belief, he did not receive that message. But Thileepan the Tamil Ancestor would have.
The demands made by the LTTE through Thileepan were already part of the the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord on 29 July 1987. This accord was the basis of the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution – passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on 1 November 1987.
The contributions by various parties is presented as follows:
[ As hostilities increased in northern Sri Lanka, the LTTE handed over a letter to the Indian High Commissioner on 13 September 1987 making five demands: the release of all political prisoners held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and emergency regulations; cessation of Sinhalese colonisation of Tamil areas under the guise of "rehabilitation"; cessation of all "rehabilitation" activities until the establishment of the Interim Administrative Council; cessation of construction of police stations in the Northern and Eastern provinces; and the disarmament of Home Guards and withdrawal of the army/police from schools and colleges. The demands were aimed at the Indian rather than the Sri Lankan government because the LTTE believed that Indians could force the Sri Lankans to comply. The LTTE gave the Indians 24 hours to respond but no response, or even an acknowledgement, was received] Wikipedia
Thileepan passed away on 26 September 1987.
The original Political Structure of Tamil Nationalism was declared by Tamil Political Leaders through the 1976 Vaddukoddai Resolution. These leaders were mentally eliminated by the LTTE who did not pass their demands through the Political leadership. To my mind they did not believe in the Vaddukoddai Resolution, nor Nallur Murugan.
LTTE was pushing for the parallel of Buddhist Nation which was established through ‘Buddhism Foremost’ article in the Sri Lankan constitution. Those who failed to officially Oppose this, will not be able to work devolution.
As per Wikipedia:
[In February 2016, the Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran sought India's direct intervention in the complete implementation of the amendment]
If Mr Wigneswaran had actually believed in the essence of the 13th Amendment, he would have continuously opposed breaches of its provisions by presenting Bills to further amend the Constitution to be in line with Sri Lanka’s needs and not India’s thoughts.
Those who follow the LTTE would not be able to work the 13th Amendment due to their belief being Tamil Eelam – the Separate country. The LTTE did not have the belief based Jurisdiction in Sri Lanka. Hence Mr Wigneswaran and others like Mr Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam who openly claim to follow in the path of the LTTE – with or without arms. Belief based armed rebellion is non-violent – for it would be only to Defend.
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