Tuesday 22 November 2022


22 November 2022


Conversation with a Tamil Diaspora Elder (TDE)

 TDE :[The last one third of the population, had included , like in any large society, persons criminally bent, up to all kinds of skullduggery: from petty thefts, to murder & mayhem - rape and drug peddling etc., All these ceased  as soon as the LTTE took control of the N/E - during that period the tigers ran the administration in an authoritarian manner.]


Gaja: As you ought to know by now, I reside in Thunaivi when I go to Northern Sri Lanka. Most of the above qualities apply to them also. But that area is EPDP managed. NOT LTTE. The government offices have NOT moved there as promised due to fear of both – the People as well as EPDP. Many of them get jobs in government through EPDP. This is their reality. I do not interfere with them and they do not cross my path.


TDE :[You state that the LTTE was ‘known’ to have been “involved” in drug trafficking to make money for their stated cause , is not based on any reliable evidence.]


Gaja: You expect evidence because you are an ‘outsider’. I learnt about it through a close family member who is part of the LTTE Diaspora. A senior in that group is now in a high official position and hence I keep his name confidential. But I disciplined my family member who was feeling sorry for the guy who ‘got caught’ trafficking. To me, it is most reliable belief based sharing. If you also cared about such disenfranchised groups you would use the sharing to get to know those groups better.  As an outsider, you would ‘fear’ living in that area. I was anxious but I would almost continuously invoke my paternal grandmother who lived on her own in Araly until 87. She groomed 10 children. On the night she had the fatal fall we were there. She did not die alone. This is the amazing truth. Whenever I felt anxious in Thunaivi, I invoked my Aachi / grandmother. Intoxicated youth tried to intimidate me. I would then go away but only for a short time. The way LTTE was right for them and others of their culture, these folks are right for themselves. When I live there as part of their community , I have to use their laws. Even my husband is not allowed to directly discipline them.  Mr Kanageeswaran’s holiday home is on the other side – the senior caste side. He never comes this side.


TDE :[Thus drug trafficking  had not been needed nor resorted to by the LTTE]


Gaja: I draw your attention to the following part of your response:

[Kumaran Pathmanathan  alias KP , after collaborating with the government, made available to the State , most of the LTTE gold: a Sinhalese gentleman who had been one of the top economic advisers in the ministry of finance, told me that this gold was more than sufficient to adequately aid  the government to sustain itself up to a point, between 2010 and 2015] and also to [The LTTE obtained a sovereign gold from a majority of Tamil families in the North and the East . Again several families gave the gold voluntarily, many reluctantly parted with the gold after some friendly persuasion! still others had been compelled to give the gold due to open intimidation.


If this gold was purely local, then by hoarding it, they confirm that they lacked the skills to develop public infrastructure. This happens with ‘stolen’ money. The monies willingly donated would have been actively used for ‘fighting’. The right approach would have been to donate it to UNDP. But when they think they are right, there comes a time when they begin hoarding.


The monies donated to them would at best work only for their community which excludes ‘Tamils committed to Democracy’


TDE [Only those folks affected by the harsh kangaroo courts of the LTTE , slandered the Tigers]

I do not know of any Tamil who ‘slanders’ the Tigers. Many do oppose them and that is healthy in democracy.



Sunday 20 November 2022


20 November 2022

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam




I needed some reading material for my student from Hambantota in Southern Sri Lanka which is also the home area of the Rajapaksa family. I opened ‘Sri Lanka News’ and the first item was ‘The Jungle and the Sea, follow-up to Counting and Cracking, uses theatre as a safe space to discuss Sri Lankan civil war’

Just last week a friend of mine gave a glowing review of  Counting and Cracking’ and mentioned that she intended going to the follow up also. My friend mentioned that it was by Anandavalli’s son. I shared that I had served articles at Anandavalli’s father’s firm Satchi’s. (Satchithananda, Schokman, Wijeratne & Co).

When I saw the ABC report at https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-19/the-jungle-and-the-sea-counting-and-cracking-sri-lanka/101635476    I was eager. But when I started reading, my heart fell. As per ABC report:

[Then in 2010, against his mother's wishes, Shakthi visited family in Sri Lanka and learnt that his great-grandfather had been the only Tamil politician in the country's post-independence government. (Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, was part of the British Empire until 1948).

If Shakthi had consulted with elders in his Australian family, starting with the Pasupati’s he would have learnt that Mr GG Ponnambalam and Mr M Thiruchelvam were also members of the Government.

Most important to me is the following account by Wikipedia, under Maviddapuram Kandaswamy Temple, about Shakthi’s great grandfather:

[Only "high" caste Hindus had been allowed to worship in the temple. In 1968 several hundred "low" caste Hindus, mainly Pallar and Nalavar, staged a non-violent protest outside the temple gates but were met with violence from a group of "high" caste Hindus. In June 1968 "low" caste Hindus stormed the temple. They were given access to the temple following the intervention of Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK, Federal Party). C. Suntharalingam, who had led the "high" caste resistance to opening the temple up to the "low" castes, was prosecuted under the Prevention of Social Disabilities Act and fined Rs. 50 by the Supreme Court. This act, which had been brought in as a private member's bill by ITAK in 1957, made the denial of entry into a place of worship on grounds of caste an offence. ]


It is important to me because my primary contribution in Sri Lanka’s North is to balance the negative karma of caste-based discrimination which mutated into race-based karma. All sins mutate due to sins being absolute powers, with minds of their own. In Northern Sri Lanka, we live in Thunaivi – a toddy tapper (Nalavar) village . Today also we participated in the poojah / mass through online facilities. After the mass , English classes would be conducted, for which I send the material from here. Not many attend, but every bit of that contribution is pure offsetting Energy. None of our relatives from North visit us there. Government officials have refused to move there despite persuading us to donate land on the promise that the government offices would relocate once the building built for that purpose, out of Public funds had been completed. 16 years later, the government officers are yet to relocate. Reason – fear of Nalavar caste culture. Those like Shakthi, are celebrated by the ‘educated’ class and they are overwhelmingly supported by Australian media

As per ABC:

‘The epic family drama won 14 major awards, including seven Helpmanns and the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature (Australia's richest literary prize).

In August this year, Counting and Cracking opened to rave reviews at the Edinburgh International Festival and Birmingham Festival.

Reward for lies! How ignorant can the global media be!


Interestingly, soon after reading the ABC review, I was drawn to the article ‘Discrimination against low-caste monks in Sri Lanka’ at https://www.themorning.lk/discrimination-against-low-caste-monks-in-sri-lanka/

As per my own Research about karma:

[Positive Karma / Heritage, comes with its own balance and resides in the mind of the developer as intuitive intelligence. It is invoked  through respect by the heirs of the developer. The negative side of positive karma is seated more deeply than positive side.   In a ‘free environment, it is invoked on her/himself by one with negative karma.

That is how we learn about others’ truth through our own truth.

Negative karma also comes with its own balance and is invoked through disrespect for the ancestor. The positive side of Negative karma resides deeper than the negative side.  In a ‘free environment, it is invoked on her/himself by one with positive karma. ] Different Logics



Friday 18 November 2022



18 November 2022

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam



‘Based on his findings, Eliot Higgins believes the events of 2014 and 2022 are inextricably linked.

"People were just turning a blind eye to it, policymakers just weren't comfortable with calling out Russia in a way they really should have done. And they didn't react in the way that could have prevented the invasion in 2022’ - MH17: Three guilty as court finds Russia-controlled group downed airliner - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63637625



About the source:

Bellingcat’s innovative approaches to using publicly available data and citizen journalist analysis have been particularly significant for advancing narratives of conflict, crime, and human rights abuses. We have produced investigations on these issues in coordination with partners and allies and expanded our training so that a growing corps of citizen journalists is poised to pursue these stories alongside us.  


Back to BBC report:

[Eliot Higgins, founder of the investigative platform Bellingcat, delved into the open source evidence. His team identified links with Russia's 53rd Anti Aircraft Missile Brigade, and trawled through 200 soldiers' social media posts to confirm the identity and role of many members of the unit based at a Russian military barracks in Kursk. Bellingcat shared their findings with Dutch prosecutors. He believes the trial has laid bare indisputable proof of Russia's involvement.

"I think at this point, and especially with a guilty verdict," Eliot told us, "anyone who would claim that Russia wasn't involved with this shoot down is really a ridiculous person".]


Value identified with : Genuine investigative / Research work becomes valuable to one in need. Towards this’ the Service Provider needs to NOT take any benefits – even in thought,  from the outcomes.


The link to Sri Lanka:  I wrote the summary of my investigative work as follows recently:

[I believed in Singapore Airlines, due to their training when I joined Air Lanka – then (in 1979), the  newly forming National carrier of Sri Lanka. While I was waiting to be called for an interview,  a holy elder said to me in the ‘home’ of my aunt Padma, in Colombo – words to the effect ‘Like Murugan, you are going to fly’.  Lord Muruga’s ‘vehicle’ is the peacock.

Muruga represents ‘beauty’ that pleases the eyes of others, but without any pride. Aunt Padma was such a person and hence the sage spoke to me at her home The peacock represents pride in its looks – as in ‘proud as a peacock’. In Hindu temples, the Divine power is in the altar and the corresponding animal depiction which promotes desire-based frivolous opposition is outside the altar.……….. Air Lanka called me for an interview and I had a job offer. Majority in the interview panel were Singaporeans from Singapore Airlines. Air Lanka’s  logo was peacock. Eventually, I went to Papua New Guinea, due to my performance at Air Lanka.


Interestingly, Wikipedia information on this is a mix of Ravana – the Opposition of Hindu Avatar Rama Buddhist theory:



The Air Lanka logo (1979-1998).

The initial livery consisted of red stripes on a white fuselage. The tail was solid red and sported the corporate logo, a stylized vimana locally known as "Dandu Monara" (Flying Peacock Aircraft) of King Ravana of ancient "Lanka", Ravana. as per the famous "Ramayana" mythology. The five 'tail feathers' represent the "Five Precepts" (Pancha Seela) of Buddhism and the three 'crown feathers' represent the "Triple Gem" (Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha) of Buddhism. Red colour reflects the predominant colour in the Sri Lankan national flag which represent the majority race in the country, Sinhalese. This meaningful logo was designed by Mr Shantha Saparamadu, formerly of Ceylinco advertising. This was the sole livery of the airline for nearly two decades, from January 1979 to October 1998.’


The above presentation confirms the reason why there was/is an ethnic war in Sri Lanka and why some parts of the Tamil community fought for physical separation.  To me the presentation ‘majority race in the country, Sinhalese’ meant  that is the peacock attitude of pride and Murugan followers would comfortably ride on the peacock to be a governing force in Sri Lanka. I believe I am in Sri Lanka.

Ramayana would be mythology to the non-beliver. To believers like me, it is a legend. As per ‘what happened’ Rama was the winner and Ravana was the loser. The winner has the moral authority to lead after the war.

As per Rama’s Avatar – Sri Sathya Sai Baba – the Pancha Seela  / five precepts are

 Ahimsa (Noninjury), Sathya (Truth), Soucham (Purity), Daya (Compassion) and Asthikyam (Faith in God).

As per Wikipedia:

The Five Principles, as stated in the Sino–Indian Agreement 1954, are listed as:

1.  mutual respect for each other's territorial integrity and sovereignty,

2.  mutual non-aggression,

3.  mutual non-interference in each other's internal affairs,

4.  equality and co-operation for mutual benefit, and

5.  peaceful co-existence

These principles are a strict interpretation of the Westphalian   norms of state sovereignty.

.. Westphalian sovereignty, or state sovereignty, is a principle in international law that each state has exclusive sovereignty over its territory. The principle underlies the modern international system of sovereign states and is enshrined in the United Nations Charter, which states that "nothing ... shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state. According to the idea, every state, no matter how large or small, has an equal right to sovereignty.’


The above presentation of Air Lanka is confirmation ‘Buddhism foremost’ article in the Sri Lankan constitution and its predecessor ‘Sinhala only’ language policy. The parallel of the United Nations is the Sri Lankan government and the parallel of UN charter is the Sri Lankan constitution. The Sri Lankan parallel of member states are the communities of diverse cultures in Sri Lanka. As per the above presentation of Air Lanka, it was Buddhist airline. Buddhism promotes begging by spiritual leaders. Hence a Buddhist airline would need to beg.

In contrast I am a believer in Nallur Muruga who is presented as Alangara Kanthan / Ornamentally Decorated Kanthan (Murugan). When led by believers in Nallur, Air Lanka was commercially successful.

The Lord rewards each one as per their belief.


If the UN looks into the ‘Buddhism Foremost’ policy, it would prevent the Sri Lankan war genes spreading to regional and global levels. Every completed experience goes towards prevention.