Wednesday 17 May 2023

17 May 2023

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam






Discussion with a  Tamil Diaspora Elder, on the basis of  Flawed Expectations: The Executive Presidency, Resolving the National Question, and Tamils’ by Kumaravadivel Guruparan.


Tamil Diaspora Elder:All the executive Presidents from JRJ to Gotabhaya Rajapakse and his proxy Ranil Wickremasinghe, in fact all the Prime ministers too from D.S. Senanayake to Dinesh Goonewarddna have , irrespective of their divergent political differences, been in  unison on the point of resolving the Tamil National question:


Gaja: The way Ranil Wickremasinghe became president is different to those of others.  Out of the current politicians known to me he has proven to be the most law abiding one. He confirmed this during the constitutional crisis in 2018. President Sirisena came to power due to desire which seriously damaged his own heritage under Rajapaksa led SLFP of his generation. He may have come to power through lawful process. But his conduct in using powers without belief became sin. Sins spread themselves exponentially. Now the positioning is as per that karma. When we keep our minds still, our positive karma surfaces. When our mind is idle, our negative karma surfaces. Both spread themselves naturally.


Tamil Diaspora Elder: ‘resolving the Tamil issue is simple and unambiguous; Sinhalese residents will be settled in every province in order that the Sinhalese will be a majority in deciding the elected representatives in the Pradeshiya Sabhas, urban councils , municipal councils & Provincial councils ( already Tamil members are a minority in the Eastern Provincial Council ) . This process will be gradual but will  certainly be carried out slowly and surely .’


Gaja: As per Gayathri Mantra’s ‘OHM BHUR BHUVA SVAHA’, we bring together, the body, mind and soul / past present and future. Truth alone has this uniting  power. Majority power is the most visible power. In terms of the above forms, it is the Body / Past. By depending  heavily in the past, we go backwards. As per the theory of rebirth we take only our Svaha / Truth / Soul into our future.


Tamil Diaspora Elder: In 1947 the East had 45% Tamils, 45% Muslims , 6% Portuguese Burghers & 4% Sinhalese. At present there are  over 40% Sinhalese, 30% Muslims & 30% Tamils. From 1947 to 1960 there had been no Seruwila electorate in the Trincomalee district. Very soon the Northern and Eastern provinces will send less Tamils MPs to parliament.


Gaja: True ownership never dies. Gayathri Mantra is known also as Savitri Mantra confirming that truth is eternal. As you would know, Savitri brought her husband back to life. If we bring the truth of 1947, we would identify with its global form in the present.


Tamil Diaspora Elder:  Within the next 20 years Tamils & Muslims will be a minority in all the 22 districts. Thus according to the Sinhalese ruling class , as long as Tamils form a minority - like in the districts of Colombo, Kandy etc., - they cannot indulge in vehement protests.’


Gaja: Not visibly so. But if Tamils raise their thinking to global levels and use global laws, the local protests become global without any conscious efforts on our part. Such global minded Tamils will naturally influence globally visible outcomes such as the one that happened in 2022.


Tamil Diaspora Elder:  One or two vocal struggles could erupt but they would be crushed with the jackboot of the Army . The defence personnel have been housed in permanent residential quarters in N/E. I myself have seen beautifully built residential accommodation in ‘vallai veil’ on the Jaffna - Point Pedro Road; after passing Atchuvely , There is a Pillaiyar temple midway at “vallai” . As one proceeds further on the road, on the right there are a number of residential quarters constructed . There are many such quarters constructed all over the North and the East. So folks this is how the ruling coterie will solve the Tamil problem within the next 20 years .’


Gaja: Pillaiyar / Ganesh & Murugan are Common deities of Tamils & Sinhalese. If Tamils have deeper faith in these Divine powers , Sinhalese who worship them would become juniors to Hindu Tamils. Majority power would then be merely to ‘show’ outsiders, as happens in most Western countries. Rishi Sunak is a good example of how global Hindu power works.


 Tamil Diaspora Elder: The Indian governments have been well aware of this. I had saved a well written analysis of the Tamil issue by a career diplomat of the Indian foreign device . I’ll search for that article and forward same to you, Ganesh .


Gaja: In the real world India is our senior at country level and our Elder as per truth. Wherever Hinduism is practiced genuinely, India, the elder gets her share. As per Wikipedia for example:


Indonesian Hinduism

The Gayatri Mantra forms the first of seven sections of the Trisandhyā Puja (Sanskrit for "three divisions"), a prayer used by the Balinese Hindus and many Hindus in Indonesia. It is uttered three times each day: 6 am at morning, noon, and 6 pm at evening.’

Bali is a global island. If we chant Gayathri Mantra with belief we also will become global – without leaving Northern Sri Lanka

The Lesson Learnt  from the LTTE is that we need an Equal level Opposition to diffuse the other side. This is essential in Democracy. LTTE fought against armed forces . Both sides fought outside the boundaries of law.

Given that Sinhala only is no longer a political tool in the constitution after the 13th Amendment we need to fight against its mutated form – Buddhism foremost in article 9. In other words, religion against religion. Given that Buddhism preaches non-violence, we need to strictly follow non violence in practicing Hinduism. This will make them junior to us. Each time this is interfered with we need to take legal action against the Government under fundamental rights articles 10 & 14(e) of the Constitution,


In the publishing , Flawed Expectations: The Executive Presidency, Resolving the National Question, and Tamils " Kumaravadivel Guruparan highlights this as follows:


The preceding analysis makes clear that the modus operandi of the presidential elections did not contribute much to drawing Tamils into a national constituency. In fact since the mid-1990s it appears that any presidential candidate seeking to attract votes from the Tamil constituency can only do so at a very serious risk of alienating the Sinhala Buddhist voting block


Belief in the same corpus through different pathways naturally oppose each other and do so exponentially. But when benefits are taken, they become relative powers. When the corpus changes from Sri Lanka to Tamil Eelam, we become outsiders and therefore separatists.



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