Paths Links People

Paths Links People

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet
Tonigala. (a.) Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisaha wapi acagirika Tisa pawatahi agata anagata catudisa sagasa dine. Dewana pi maharaja Gamini Abaye niyate acanagaraka ca [tawi] rikiya nagaraka ca. Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisa niyata pite raj aha agata anagata catudisa sagasa

History; Path to future

History; Path to future
Reading Future through History, Nagala mountain and the Stupa of the Nagala Kanda Rajamaha Viharaya, Nikaweva, Polpithigama, Kurunegala District.

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today
let us view today through past ...........Kingdom of Yapahuwa - 13th Century

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

People, Policies and Elections

Resigning ,  assigning, quitting , banning, arresting,  these are no surprises in the fields of politics in any part of the world. Resign from any job position in dignity , with respect no easy in a very complex, highly politicized world. i guess it is no easy to find a singular organization free from political influences. can you think of the reasons?

what is the major reason for all such happenings in the world we live?

Money hunger?
Power hunger?
or both?

Can power survive without money in this world?

Money with no power, useless or useful?

Power & Money? how incredible or powerful these tools together? 

Money and Power (political, not manpower) are these highly inter related, inter connected features of any democratized political continent ? 

Why Somalia need cash no food? 

what can you do with money, if you find no food in the country? 
is it really money, the issue , not food?

when two armies handling one issue, what army has the total authority over handling an issue pertaining to any local crisis, Himlaya or Syria? 

What are wars really? 

Can you cover a battle field with clean white piece of cloth and collect it after war in an original form?

No, i am not talking about any wars in particular, current or former. 

Battle fields and evidences, who wants evidences and for what purposes?

Are evidences something sell-able? 

Banning, polythiene or plastic for instances, banning cigarettes ( am i day dreaming? banning cigarettes in which country?) how easy to implement such programs  

Policies of leasing out or renting out public properties? 

How profitable are those methods of enhancing economy for a country like ours? 
No long term harms? 

How sure are you about those methods? or mechanisms or strategies of enhancing or improving economical need and wants of a developing country (somewhat developed country) though some countries not at all developed in most the other immeasurable , invisible , core values for instances, cultural or societal? 

we have high ways , big buses of big bosses, yet, are we respecting the passenger that get into your property, the bus, (private or public) 

What policy we maintain with regard to 'maintaining (not mentaining) peaceful environment' in the bus until the passenger reach their destination, safely?

Take MUSIC sounds for instance, if you think that won't support any accidents on road, please bosses proceed.

Can a driver hears if another driver hones , if music is loud to its maximum level?

Elections, is this a beautiful word, very pleasing or heart soothing word for a voter? 

'on time election' is a sign of democracy, if i am not mistaken. 

'Constitutions and Constitution Makers , Creators, and People's perceptions' let's discuss this subject later. 

Thank you reading my unedited note. 



Friday, July 21, 2017

Peasants and urbanization

Following essay is a dedication note to the people who live along and close to kelani vally railway path 

I have no idea of the total peasant population (existing) of the world. all i know is that compared to last decade or so total number of peasant societies are lessen and total number of urban communities increased.

Possible reasons? 

The peasants do not want exist as peasants anymore?
peasants compared to urban people do not get the acceptance (with regard to various reasons; social, cultural, political or otherwise) from the world?
because there is no visible peasantization other than urbanization?
modern concepts of urbanization has erased the original peasants from world map?
or else peasants are geographically and gradually moving out of their original peasant segments to the urban areas knowing that they can't exist within villages unless they moved to cities? 
traditional peasant societies thanks to urbanization or development changed into an urban societies?

if you miss peasants there is plenty of drawings of artists who always prefer to draw / create peasant societies on their canvases.  

I remember reading Peasants in Sri Lanka, i cannot remember the author though, i beg your pardon for not remembering the name of the author. paddy cultivation or vegetable cultivation, cattle farming to factorization. is that what you called 'globalization'?

Do you find peasants in Urban cities?

do you see any urban men and women looking for original or traditional peasant societies (geographically and  socially and culturally) to resettle?

But do they (those who seeking for peasant societies) prefer traditional administration systems?
do they still prefer rate mahaththayaya or gammuladeny to govern / admin their villages?

if you see no such admin systems in  a society , can you call it 'peasant society'?

peasants is a decaying term, vanishing term and you would see it only in a glossary or in books like eda heladiwa  not in real world in about five or more years time. 

perhaps, the students who study humanities or subjects such as history , languages may learn about peasants and atleast when they study 'urban development' , urbanization.

Is urbanization an essential thing in the modern world we live?
is it possible to 'protect original peasant structures (cultural and social specifically) even during applying urban mechanisms in geographical segments so far not embraced total urban packages. 

what is the reason that some prefer to live in cities not in villages?

Is it the current transport facilities?

Cost of living?

is it because you can save a lot of money that you spend for transportation , if you plan to live in urban areas?

Is 'train' a solution for increasing travel costs per person in a country?

why some refuse to travel by bus and prefer trains?

is high traffic jams in urban cities support people (both urban, semi urban, village) or motivate people to use Train as their time saving' friend bus as friend in an emergency situations'?  

This essay is to be continued ..............














Sunday, June 25, 2017

For Dearest Brother, Dhananjaya ........................


May you gain loads of strength in every effort of life. 
May you gain happiness in every moment you seeking for it.
Many Happy Returns of the Day!


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Votes, Floods and People.

How old is our parliament system? How many governments ruled this country so far, ever since the voting system established and so called 'democracy' and 'safe living' ( the right of humans) sealed in the bigger community (country), in the brains and minds of people of the country?

No government manage to provide a single / sustainable solution to address the 'flood issue' that bothered lives of people of this country. isn't that SAD?

Every time when floods hits the hearts and minds, roofs of humans, taking away the resources that cannot estimate the values of them accurately, lives of the people, using the armies to rescue the affected people was the only apparent solution every government used. Is that what you called  'disaster management'?

But almost every private sector media bodies helped them numerous ways, for example collecting essential goods, food items, water, cloths for the affected people. 

Foot path likes to thank every person / individual organization, others not mentioned and for all those who contributed their time and resources from the bottom of their hearts.

what are the reasons for these kinds of disasters?

who has the answers?

who is responsible for such disasters? 

Development plans?

Unauthorized building constructions?

Cutting down trees?

land mining

excavations?

what are those?

is it not possible to seek a permanent solution for the issue, flood?

is it a global issue? 

so seek global help.

Thank you for reading. 

i think that we must not use our VOTES for those who unable to provide permanent solutions for such issues, because it is a matter of lives of human beings , their safer living. 








Monday, May 22, 2017

'56 ; an incomplete note.

Some days, some numbers, some years are important for people in many ways; personally or otherwise. some do not care about some numbers other than the birthdays of their loved ones and near ones. Some do not like to think of some days such as sad days but the days that brought them happiness. 

What comes into your mind when you think of the number 56? the house number of the address you live, the value or importance that the numerologists see in the number '56'?, the importance events or incidents happened in 1956 here in Sri Lanka and around the world? the decision to use Sinhalese Language as the official language? 

There are days that you can easily forget or cannot be forgotten easily. It depends on the closeness of the day,the importance of the dates to your personal or professional life. 

some days are socially, politically or culturally important for every nation across globe

Since August 1956, then government of Sri Lanka decided to use Sinhalese Language as official language. Therefore the year 1956 is marked  as a significant year in the political timeline of the country. The decision lead to change the overall Socio-cultural, Education, Political segments of the country that was already practiced in the mentioned segments. It was truly a very decisive factor according to my personal knowledge. Even today people here and there discuss things such as 'how it affected or affects the lives of the citizens of the country', including the uses , benefits, disadvantages of the decision. 

The Inaugural of the new parliament was held on 20 April 1956.  

On 4th February 1956, the report prepared on the 'situation of Buddhists / Buddhism in the country 'was submitted and released to the public. The report was submitted by the 'The Buddhist Commission' assigned by the all Island Buddhist Association (?) and was consisted of 192 pages.

i thought of reading the world calendar in 1956 to get a view on the incidents happened globally. Following information i copy pasted from the internet.

In 1956,    Jan 1, A new year event causes panic and stampedes at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, central Niigata, Japan, killing at least 124 people.

Jan 3, A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.

Jan 8, Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.

Jan 18, German Democratic Republic (East Germany) forms own army (National People's Army)

Jan 22, 30 people died in a train crash in Los Angeles.

Feb 14, Indonesia withdraws from Neth Indonesian Union 

Today morning i over heard a conversation of two females discussing something about T 56 and about a gun fire happened in the Eastern Part of the country (?) The conversation of two females directed my thoughts towards searching some information about number '56'. 

who has the official rights to use T 56?  Is it something that anyone can use? those questions came into my mind this morning. What else comes into your mind when you think of 56? other than A rifle? 

source; internet

Let us discuss more about number 56 in the future, the owner of the internet cafe is waiting to close his shop. 


Sunday, May 14, 2017

The UNKNOWNs


I always like to write about something ‘fresh but sometimes nothing (fresh)comes into my mind other than rubbish. Yesterday, I went to the library and on my way back home I stopped at the Bargain Bookshop / Nugegoda, to see whether I can find any books written on ‘cinnamon. I couldn’t find anything as such. But I found another book seemed interesting, instead. I like the way the author named the book. Nirad C. Chaudhuri’sThe Autobiography of an unknown Indian, Compiled by Dr. RaghukulTilak.

I was thinking who is an unknown or a known, really?

Am I a person to known someone/ some people? If yes, in what way?

Can you say that you know your co-worker?  And is he/she a known to you?

Can you say that you know the person you dined with some weeks ago, yesterday, the day before yesterday? And say that he/she is a known to me?

Can you say that you know the person you sleep with every day?Perhaps yes. 
You may say yes or no to my questions above asked.

What about this question; what is knowing really?

What answer can you possibly give?

What do you mean by knowing, knowing someone by his / her name, her / his place of living, age, carrier, the amount of money in the bank? Is that what you mean by ‘knowing’ an unknown?

‘Knowing is knowledge’, do you think that knowledgeable would agree with me? If I say that ‘knowing is learning something better nothing else’ does it sound odd? does it sound like an answer given by a foolish?

But is your lifetime enough for this or that knowing or learning, studying what you should learn or know the unknown better?

Does Sandikaknowherself(better) other than the others outside of her life?
NO, for sure because knowing SELF is never easy.

Do the others know her well other than her knowledge of ‘herSELF’?

Even if you watch your face through a mirror every day, you cannot learn about ‘who you are’. If that is difficult, how is it possible to know someone that you don’t see every day or live far from your vicinity?

Some normally ask when they meet someone / a stranger for the first time in their life or at an unexpected moment, ‘who are you?’

I used to say, even now I say, ah! I know him, he studied with me in the same class up to grade ten, naming one of my classmates. But I do not know where my friends live at this moment. Can I say that I know him/them?  I do not know what they think about me or about my profession? So do I know them?

Is above my questions a good criterion to measure or weigh the difference between the known and the unknown or are the facts enough to know an unknown?

‘Knowing ‘yourSELF’ better’ is totally different to trying to known an ‘unknown’ better. I feel.

Every SELF is SELFish and does not want to admit most the things they do, their lack of knowledge on certain things/subjects / about KNOWNs and UNKNOWNs
But in this world that we live, according to what I realise so far, almost every person think that they know each other they associate than the one’s known as or labelled as ‘unknown’. 

You think that you know members of your party very well other than the one’s you know as ‘political enemies’ or carrier enemies, vice versa, better.

Can we say we know Indians better than French just because we live close to each other?  Can I say I know every Indian just because I admire or respect Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Abdul Kalam?

Can Indians say they know ‘Sri Lankans better than theChinese just because they are very old ‘trade mates’ exchanged Porcelain with linen, since ages?

Knowing the term knowing is no easy like I mentioned earlier. I do not know who hacks my personal life, who listens to my telephone conversations but it seemed to me that most of the others outside of my life circle know. Is that what you mean by knowing or are those the ways to know someone unknown or less known to you?
No. I think that it is not what you mean by ‘knowing’.

According to Buddhism what knowing is ‘knowing’ the temporariness of every living thing we associate, creatures breath or not breath, things material or immaterial? 

Who wants to know about the ‘UNKNOWNs’ that I am talking about through this essay and for what purposes, I thought.

In this world we live you know that you can use CCTV facilities, fix hidden cams where ever you please but following that methodology can you say that you can know a person better unless you can use such for other purposes to please ones ‘hunger, the thirst of human beings? 

Have you watched IT (a movie), watch IT if yourself, if you have not watched it.
Archeologists, historians do their excavations and studies to learn about ‘how ancients lived, what they ate, what cemetery rituals they followed in the past, what social and cultural habits they used etc. have they stopped their experiments in the past, studying ‘past’, thinking that they have found out everything and know everything about ‘our people’s past or people of the world?
KNOWING IS AN ENDLESS PROCESS.

Knowing past or current is not easy; I can say what I said earlier in a different way.  Why?
Human nature, the human mind is something ‘subject to change’ every moment, every minute, and every hour you live, more than you can imagine. That is why knowing is no easy, even for the world’s best psychiatrists.
You cannot scan one’s inner mind.

Can you say that you know the‘God’, ‘Lord Buddha’ and every Religious Leader better unless you try to read at least half of their teachings?

Therefore I say you meet no KNOWNsbut UNKNOWNs every day, even if you live decades and decades from your date of birth.

You may meet a known (according to your own measurements of knowing or known) not known about many things.

You may meet unknown(according to your own measurements of knowing or known) know of few things.

I guess writing about or thinking about KNOWNs or about UNKNOWNs too is an endless process and is a difficult task because though you think that you meet /met someone ‘known at least by name or address of residing there may be plenty you will be meeting unknown to many or to you, according to our own measurements/judgments.

May you and me gain wisdom!