Wednesday 14 June 2023


14 June 2023

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam





The arrest of parliamentarian and leader of the Tamil National People’s Front Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam would be yet another incident that feeds into the sense of unequal treatment of individuals and communities in the country.  - Mr Jehan Perera, in his article ‘Time Is Ripe To End Ancient Hatreds’


Given that Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam has inherited his father’s position/status, one needs to look into the karma of that position to identify with the reality.


The report by DBS Jeyaraj is of value in this regard. DBS highlights as follows, in his report headed ‘The killing of Tamil Congress Leader Kumar Ponnambalam’:


Among those who criticised the manner in which Ponnambalam was treated by the Police was the firebrand Batticaloa MP Shanakiyan Rasamanickam. In doing so Rasamanickam referred to the murder of Gajendrakumar’s father Gaasinather Gangesar Ponnambalam known popularly as Kumar Ponnambalam and alleged that the Police was involved in that murder. Kumar Ponnambalam was shot dead in his vehicle at Wellawatte on 5 January 2000. Though 23 years have passed no one has been arrested or prosecuted.’

DBS reports also as follows:

On the fateful morning of 5 January 2000, there was an explosion at Flower Road at the gates of the Prime Minister’s office at 9:05 a.m. A woman with explosives strapped to her body had detonated herself when suspicious police personnel tried to frisk her bodily. At least 13 people were killed and 29 injured in the explosion. When news about this incident spread, tension was prevalent amidst the Tamil population of Colombo which feared reprisals.’

About Kumar Ponnambalam’s time of death, DBS reports as follows:

At about 10 a.m. a man dressed in a blue shirt and black trousers who identified himself as “Shantha” called on Kumar at his “Gitanjali” residence in Queens Road, Colombo 3. When informed of Shantha’s arrival by his aide Thomas, Kumar asked him to send the man in.’



‘The situation was further confounded by a message of sympathy sent to Mrs. Ponnambalam by President Chandrika Kumaratunga. Though the content of the message was formal and normal the confusion was in the date. The message hand-delivered by the President’s Security division officials was dated 6 May 1999

One newspaper drew attention to the fact that Kumar had in April 1999 attended a pro LTTE conference in Canada after which certain rumours about Kumar’s position vis-a-vis the LTTE had circulated in the country. In any event the official press release that announced the President’s letter of sympathy stated that the message was dated 7 January 2000.’

The commonness in dates -  of 5 January 2000, as well as the place where the lady detonated herself  - the Prime Minister’s office , indicate the connection to militancy.


The next commonness is Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike who was Prime Minister during the first JVP uprising in 1971. While LTTE and JVP had the common goal of defeating structured government,  between the two, JVP is certain to have considered itself to be senior to the LTTE. Hence it is strongly indicated that the then President ‘inherited’ her mother’s anxiety in relation to militants. This is a common phenomenon when leaders are family members.


If Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam has inherited his family status, he needs to expect to be associated with LTTE. In addition, his assistant Sugash Kanagaratnam, claimed openly that LTTE was divine. Any Police officer would there need to be alert when they are suspicious of damage to the official structure. When a police officer, is true to his position, s/he would be alerted by the soul-power of that position. Any politician who is true to the Parliament, has the duty to expressly denounce militancy. When we carry attachment to de facto government, it keeps disturbing our own investment in structured government.


Today in confirmation that my karma worked, I read the following news:

‘Galadari to turn Raddison: New move announced - NewsWire

Galadari Hotels Lanka PLC has entered into an agreement with multinational hospitality management company Radisson Hotels Asia’


I responded as follows:

 I believe that I also contributed to this restructure through my true review in which I wrote 'Galadari karma thus returned to them two months later through the ‘Protestors’. Every true customer is an Elder and not junior.’


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