UN Resolution & Sri Lankan Politics

UN Resolution & Sri Lankan Politics

4 April 2019 03:46 am

Currently the hot topic amongst the two Sri Lankan teams playing the global political game is the UN HRC Resolution 40/1 which recognizes that ethnic differences are not reconciled in Sri Lanka. The question is what UNHRC Resolution 40/1 truly means to each party. It is about how the UN sees Sri Lanka and its structures needed to uphold basic human rights. Those who expect to win or make the other side lose – would not identify with the true value of this exercise.

I was directed to presentations by Journalist Mr Nilanthan and Academic Dr Kumaravadivel Guruparan about their respective interpretations of the ethnic problem in Sri Lanka. Through my involvement with a victim of Administrative Disorder at the University of Jaffna, I identify with Dr Guruparan as an Academic rather than an Administrator. In that problem Dr Guruparan did not reveal that he identified with the problem through his own investigations in the same form as did the Governing Council at a later time. This confirms the gap between the leadership and those being led. The identical problem was highlighted by IBC Tamil polls at (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1TgYe1uHGw&feature=youtu.be ). As per these interviews the common Tamil citizen is waiting to be ‘given’ the benefits that they think are in the custody of the UN. This however is in breach of Vaddukoddai Resolution 1976. One who ‘sees’ benefits through a disorderly system – is NOT entitled to claim self-governance benefits. One who first corrects the disorder and then derives the benefits – has the right to claim self-governance and therefore national status.

This week, when my husband’s sister in law passed away – I wrote to the younger generation who ‘saw’ that once we went to courts – we have to ‘show’ the structure as specified by the Courts. Thereafter personally we had the authority to adjust as per our personal wishes out of our respective shares. Applying this to the Geneva Resolution, we need to first satisfy the requirements of the UN before being able to allocate as per our personal preferences.

At this moment, when Sri Lanka is in ‘political mode’ political leaders on both sides of the ethnic divide would make promises that would show attractive handouts to their voters. Each investor driven by her/his Truth – would empower the common citizen who would then naturally work the system within the boundaries of her/his own ‘commonness’. This is what self-governance is all about. When recently my son ‘edited’ the work I had already edited – I accused him of acting in breach of protocols. This happens when direct investors ‘edit’ the work already edited by higher common bodies. The higher common bodies carry ownership energy that would cover wider indirect and often invisible investors also. Both sides seem to have used the local political yardstick to measure performance at global level which neither side to this war seemed concerned about in 2009. But we the lower common contributors could get the real work going as an ongoing program – so that natural relationships happen. Then there is no need and no room for reconciliation.

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam