| by Gajalakshmi Paramasivam
( November 16, 2014, Melbourne, Sri Lanka Guardian) Today, I was referred to the article ‘Communal politics of Tamil leaders’ by Professor Nalin de Silva, published in ‘The Island’.
We are introduced to the thoughts of Professor Nalin de Silva as follows:
When I received news of that offer made by the Chief Minister – I was happy that there was help coming to Hill Country Tamils who do not have as much support as Jaffna or Batticaloa Tamils in their respective areas of residence. To me it was as natural as me going there to help. I did go to Batticaloa during Tsunami Reconstruction time. When I met with the President through Minister Devananda President Kumaratunga did ask me whether I was from Batticaloa. I said no that I was from Jaffna. President Kumaratunga did have a short friendly chat aided by Mr. Mahaganapathy who was from Batticaloa. The ‘call’ for me to go to Batticaloa came through Sunthu - a Yoga Swami devotee. Yoga Swami is common to all Hindus of Sri Lanka and beyond.. Belief makes us common. Politics needs to be structured to develop this belief. Hence the offer seemed quite natural to me. It seems otherwise to Professor Nalin de Silva who interprets as follows:
[It may be that the Chief Minister among other things assumes the following. All the seventy five children are Tamil. The Tamil children who lost their parents should be brought up by Jaffna Tamils. Otherwise they will lose their cultural identity. The TNA is the representative of Tamils in the Uva Province (and the whole country), though there are other parties such as the UPFA, unlike the TNA that contest in the Uva and poll votes not only among the Sinhalas, but the Tamils as well. The basic thinking of the TNA leaders does not differ from that of Prabhakaran. The UPFA even in Uva is identified not with the left of the left parties in the coalition but with the SLFP.]
If there was no provision in Sri Lanka’s laws to prevent a citizen/group from helping another – one needs to rely on Natural laws to structure one’s path. One would be unwise to ‘wait’ for those who get paid to do the job – to deliver the service to the needy. This is the basis on which I instituted legal action against many Australian leaders through Racial Discrimination Act 1975. It was a process I had to follow before going into the area of ‘Natural Authority’ as per My Truth. As I traveled along that path – I realized that I was being supported by the system of Dharma. I was able to make the connection to myself in the case of many such supports. But some are still miracles as far as I am concerned.
If the Tamil Chief Minister had interfered in action - with the work of Uva Provincial Government or the Central Administration in this matter - that would have been unethical. But no one has the authority to interfere with an offer that is not unlawful, unless it affects them directly. The expressions by Professor Nalin de Silva – as they are interpreted by me – seem the parallels of the Sri Lankan Government preventing the international community from going to Vanni in 2009 but minus the ‘Terrorism’ reasoning. The reference to Prabhakaran confirms that in the minds of Sinhalese leaders – all those who ‘show’ their Tamil culture– including helping the needy in the Tamil Community which reduces their own status one way or the other – are Terrorists. In fact I recall Mr. Wigneswaran also indicating this during his recent Kannabiran Memorial lecture in Chennai – on the subject matter of ‘Safeguarding Security and Sovereignty’:
“When one points out the injustices indulged in by the State, one is invariably termed a terrorist, naxalite, communist, imperialist, separatist or whatever term that is in vogue at the time to demonise and silence critics”
Through that speech – one could easily work out the higher thought order of the mind of Mr.Wigneswaran which seems way above the reach of average Sri Lankan politician – and in this instance - academic. It is also interesting that Mr. Wigneswaran – who continues to accept his title ‘Justice’ – is quite natural in using the Judicial path rather than the Political path to interpret and share with those who would listen.
Through the above offer to care for orphaned Hill Country Tamil children – Mr. Wigneswaran was invoking the feeling of Oneness within the Tamil community – through his own feelings for those kids. One driven by such feelings-based service is a Facility. That person’s actions and expressions should not be measured through personal opinions nor General Administration – unless one is directly hurt or damaged by such actions. They are the real Governors.
Interestingly, in the above speech Mr. Wigneswaran made the distinction between Regime Security and Human Security. This is also the difference between Politics and Governance Facility. Human Security is a natural entitlement of the individual. Governance Facility is the natural entitlement of the whole that the individual is a part of. Laws, Systems including through use of arms - lead from one to the other. I believe that one who fails to protect and use her/his natural Security would not become a Sovereign person. Likewise one who fails to exercise her/his rights as an individual would not mature to become a facilitating Energy empowering her/his environment. Today’s Governance Facility is the genesis of tomorrow’s Natural Laws governing that area. These are forces beyond the seen and the known. Believers would identify with it naturally.
The urge felt and expressed by TNA and Prabhakaran respectively – are extensions of this investment in protecting the natural sovereignty of individuals. That is God-given and is beyond the reach of other humans who are not part of ourselves. If it were true that Sinhalese leaders would feel this for Tamils or Muslims - at equal or greater level compared to Tamil or Muslim leaders – then we already have a solution in that leader. Let that leader be the Governor of Sri Lanka. If Jaffna has to have a Governor, then in the name of consistency we need to have a Governor for Sri Lanka – from the UN.
Quo Vadis? – Malle Pol
| by Gajalakshmi Paramasivam
Right To Reply
( November 16, 2014, Melbourne, Sri Lanka Guardian) The article ‘Sri Lanka: Quo Vadis’ by Sri Lanka Guardian Editor – Nilantha Ilangamuwa brought a smile to my mind – for many reasons. Often I am given the label of a deaf / confused person by those who seek to reduce my status through the Sinhalese saying:
Question: Khoheda Yanne (Where are you going)
Response: Malleh Pohl (Coconut in the basket)
These days I am more and more in awe of the way the insults by the supporters of the Sri Lankan regime go back to the source of their strength through which they elevate themselves above me. Sri Lanka Guardian has facilitated my work and hence I am able to read through its owners - the deeper workings of the ‘facility’ that is beyond the control of any structured administration – positive or negative. On behalf of Sri Lanka – I am able to respond ‘Malleh Pohl’ to the above inquiry.
The deeper meaning for the commoner in the above Sinhalese message is that the ‘domestic’ person would interpret the question in the language ‘she’ understands. Coconut being a domestic item – the response was as per the question the domestic had the answer for. This is also the case with the Sri Lankan Government in relation to the UN inquiries.
The other interesting manifestation is that in the picture in this article is the train ‘Yarl Devi’ – the Jaffna-Colombo link – with the Tamil title first and the Sinhalese second/last. I have been protesting against Jaffna name board carrying the Jaffna label first in Sinhala, next in Tamil followed by English. (http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2014/11/welfare-education.html) Yarl is Jaffna in Tamil. Sri Lanka Guardian has through this picture delivered the correction as per Dharma – Natural Justice.
The way the current regime and its supporters are going – in the inverted structure of management – often presented through inverted pyramid – Tamils will rank above Sinhalese in Democratic status. This has been confirmed by the way the Terrorism label was matched by the War Crimes label due to the work of the Sri Lankan Diaspora – with majority force being of Tamil origin due to their suffering. All genuine workers invest in the system of Natural Justice – whether they do so consciously or otherwise. That investment will support them when they are in real need. Sri Lanka is in real need and the support is happening – including through the tireless work of Sri Lanka Guardian which has facilitated Equal Opportunity to all ethnicities. Sri Lanka belongs to all such genuine investors and not just the custodians of power.