Tuesday 15 August 2023


15 August 2023

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam





Today, is the anniversary of the day Indian politicians celebrate as Independence day. If this were true, Indian politicians would not openly influence law-making in other countries. When they do, their political  independence becomes a myth. Hence Mr  MCM Iqbal questioned whether the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan constitution was fact or fiction? Mr Iqbal’s reasoning was as per the lack of Devolution of power to Provincial councils.  As a believer in democracy, I question the validity of the 13th Amendment, on the same basis I use, to Oppose ‘the voice  

Mr Harry de Sayrah OAM , of Sri Lankan origin asked me a few days back:



Will Albanese  agree to changing the name of the Capital Cities in  every Australian State ?

India did it several years ago’


I responded as follows:


Good question Harry. This is why we need to protect our own heritages only. Interfering with others’ heritages is interference with their Sovereignty and therefore weakening their ability to make their own laws. All communities practice their own laws. So long as they are limited to their own communities, it is heathy for the Nation. Be they positive or negative, they ought to remain within their own cultural circles. When we go outside the sovereign borders of our diverse culture, we need take only the truth of that culture  with us. If positive it promotes, through us, harmony in our new environment. If negative, it promotes conflicts in our new environments. A good example of this is Buddhism foremost article in the Sri Lankan Constitution.  This is outside the Sovereign borders of Buddhist religion. To the extent we oppose it, we are unaffected by its effects.  To the extent we benefit from being Politicians in Sri Lanka, we have the duty to oppose this article in the common constitution. The simple reason is a non-Hindu cannot claim to believe in Buddhism. One needs belief to make laws. The result of the above article is to ‘take’ others’ resources without belief in them. This naturally divides and scatters the whole. Hence the ethnic war in Sri Lanka, which contributed also to the Easter bombings not being prevented by a Buddhist President who actively used his Buddhist status for political gain.


The Voice is ‘giving’ that which is not ours to give. All non-indigenous votes in this issue are false votes. Who are we to give them? If they accept it they weaken their own sovereignty.


I have decided to abstain and pay the penalty. To vote without belief is in breach of fundamentals of Democracy.


The spiritual nature of ownership is confirmed as follows at https://ulurustatement.org/the-statement/view-the-statement/


‘Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the first sovereign Nations of the Australian continent and its adjacent islands, and possessed it under our own laws and customs. This our ancestors did, according to the reckoning of our culture, from the Creation, according to the common law from ‘time  immemorial’, and according to science more than 60,000 years  ago.



This sovereignty is a spiritual notion


This sovereignty is a spiritual notion: the ancestral tie between the 

land, or ‘mother nature’, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who were born therefrom, remain attached thereto and must return thither to be united  with our ancestors. This link is the basis of our ownership of the soil or better of sovereignty. It has never been ceded or extinguished and co-exist with the sovereignty of the crown.’




The parallel of the above Uluru statement in Sri Lanka is the Vaddukoddai Resolution 1976.  The confirmation of the spiritual power of sovereignty  happened in 1977 when the group that introduced the ‘Buddhism foremost, article in Sri Lanka’s first constitution experienced a landslide defeat.


The 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution is the parallel of any changes to the Australian constitution due to the Voice.


Current discussions to implement the 13th Amendment are between National Parliamentarians. At least one of them has the duty to first declare that he came to National Parliament for the soul purpose of confirming his home culture’s sovereignty and that he would step down to provincial level, once this is achieved.  Without such leadership, all these discussions are talkfests that entertain  the media.  At the next National Parliamentary elections,  if no Tamil politician makes such promise, the 13th Amendment is rendered naturally obsolete. The National elections by necessity need to precede Provincial Council elections, in Sri Lanka. Until this happens the Central government has the duty to devolve powers only to those it deems trustworthy.


 Every Sovereign group is endowed by its soul to its own laws. Let man not propose otherwise.


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