Pastor Balanathan's letter re investigation concerns
Dear [Ministerial brother]
Thanks for coming to my house.
I am happy you came and met me and my wife.
But I am not happy that you did not come with a neutral translator to
listen my grievances and problems. I did not see that what I said was
faithfully translated to you and vice versa. So I am disappointed. It is not
fair that a person who is accused acted as translator. I do not have
For instance Paulose told me in Tamil "If I loose my job only you will
come to know who I am". He threatened me. But when you asked, he told lies
by telling, some other things. He never changes. Unless Pastor Jeyakanth get
rid of him former will be spoiling his name continuously and we also will
not have god time with him.
Further he was not even reprimanded for hitting me, a Pastor neither by
Pastor Jeyakanth nor by you. At least you have asked to apologies.
He did hit me indeed but he said he pushed me. You saw my wife (retired
nurse) walked out in the midst because she could not bear that Paulose was
telling lies. By the way do you endorse or approve this kind of behavior of
manhandling. I understand he was prompted by Pr. Jeyakanth.
I am sorry that you came with 'accused people' alone not with others who
Since we are not fluent in English we could not explain to all to you. So
I am sorry to say that your inquiry seems to be partial and bias.
Though I told this you did not listen me but kept telling I knew English and
discarded my saying.
So if you come with a neutral translator possibly with Pastor Jothi Hoole
before you leave ( I understand he is coming to Trinco ) you can have a fair
and just inquiry. It will be easy for you also. If I am wrong I am willing
I know little English. I can not express all in English. I will report to
you (first and the last) . Decision belongs to you.
Therefore I consider this inquiry brought more grievances and worries and
not peace. So I would be glad if you have impartial inquiry when Pr Jothi
Once again thank you for coming. Hoping to see you again.
God bless you.
The text is unaltered, despite obvious flaws.
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