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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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Chapel Lane, Nugegoda, Pedestrian Crossing should be re coloured as immediatly as possible.



To whom it may concern

The Yellow ‘Pedestrian Crossings are highly important if you think of the safety of the pedestrians. Legally it protects the lives of not only big ones but also of the small ones.
There is one yellow pedestrian crossing that i notice very often that require the attention of the relevant authority immediately or as soon as possible. This specific pedestrian line i mentioned above is the crossing appearing before the Public Library located in the popular ‘Chapel lane’, Nugegoda. This lane is a highly busy lane, morning to late night and there after as well.

Why this specific pedestrian crossing is highly important compared to other crossings is that it is not only safe guards hundreds of people that use the ‘Public Library’ everyday but also it safe guards the lives of hundreds / thousands of little ones, school children of the Royal Institute, the International school locates on both side of the library other than the children and the people of the residents of the lane and every person who leads to there specific objective areas passing or crossing the mentioned lines. 

The danger here is that the yellow lines of the pedestrian crossing is not clearly visible and only a few lines of the crossing is existing. According to my personal awareness in about few days time, there will be no pedestrian crossing for people to cross the road safely because of its present condition. 

So my request is that it should be repaired, re coloured using permanent colours that may last at least a few months or years. And there is no point trying to charge the drivers that breaks the traffic rules, if the authority do not monitor relevant other things that protects the lives of the road users. Even for drivers attention it is important that you re colour every pedestrian crossing that you have not taken time to monitor after years of its original implementations.  Other than the pedestrian crossings ……………functioning The Traffic Signals are also equally important.

 The Traffic signal-pillars must be functioned accurately taking regular intervals and that should do justice to both drivers and the pedestrians. And after monitoring them the authority should pay their attention to place, replace or build a traffic pillar where it is important.

The other important thing is, according to my personal belief, some of the drainage lines in Nugegoda also should be cleaned not just because it directly or indirectly safe guard the health of the people but also it helps to keep this ancient, popular trade and residential city clean. 

I can name a few for your perusal.

The drainage system beside the public fair (Janathapola) in Nugegoda close to the Rail Way Station and the drainage lines before the public Devalaya in Devala Para (road) Nugegoda. These blocked drainage systems may lead to health hazards of the people of the residents of the area.  

The foot path wishes to see things corrected as soon as possible. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Inevitable Yesterdays ................

I can think of the yesterdays;
spent with at least few hopes, simple,
went passing me teasing and smiling,
disappeared like bubbles,
relaxed like butterflies,
massively supported my day to day plans,
did nothing but thinking or dreaming about the passages ,the pages uncompleted, ( if life is a book)
completed aims and objectives that took years to accomplish,
Wandering here and there seeking for an opportunity to earn a few rupees,
thinking of the moments unused or wasted.
about the decisions taken foolishly, years ago,
the people lived in tears and a hope , light of peace,
not posted a single sentence on footpath or on SLap or in the Junction ...................


Yet,

i can think of the people who used their yesterdays in a fullest and meaning full ways,
the yesterdays that coloured our lives because of their courage and steady plans, the reason why this tiny country of this big world is smiling,

There is always a better tomorrow though every tomorrow becomes a yesterday ...........

world, let us save the tomorrows of  every single inch of this world by using your day intelligently.
 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Congratulations!

Please accept Foot Path's Congratulations for the Success of Joint Opposition's massive March lead towards KANDY from various directions! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Good if Murali leads to Australia, footpath believes.

i believe that if Murali wants or the Australian Cricket Board requesting his contribution. he must respect that, forgetting what happened at the World Cup,when Mr. Arjuna Ranathunge Captained the Team. Because that is what you called TRUE SPORTS. That is the CORE MEANING of SPORTS.



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

On students of Science faculty of the Jaffna University TENDERLY .................

Now, what were the reasons for the Students of the faculty of Science of the University of Jaffna to fight with each other? Now there is Peace in that Land of ours. No terror of LTTE. According to my justifications, there are no reasons for them to be frightened. Now why can’t you study peacefully? No LTTE leader will come and drag you asking to join the group. Now what is the issue you have?

If you have any issues you can directly contact the ‘Head of the Faculty and the chief minister you have appointed by voting? Am i right?

You have Mr. Sambandan in the Parliament , talk to him and ask if you have any issues to be solved without trying to break the human rights of a peer, who have faced the same government exam, who are following the same course of study like everyone else in the country. I have a feeling that if you ask Mr. Sambadhan he would not hesitate to donate his salary even for the sake of the people of this country. He is that caring about us.

Without fighting with each other based on what ever reason, you can obviously help the ‘people affected by the Salawa incident. Take your ‘group and lead towards Jaffna. You can‘t wait till the government handling that patiencefully. Haven’t you heard about how some ‘student leaders’ / students councils acted in the past for the sake of the students on behalf of their rights, though you can ignore some of the ways they have acted?  

My Congratulations people!You are about to experience the 6% bus fare increasement from 1st August onward. I’d love that rate. Isn’t that something thrilled to hear? I do not know why the Rivira, daily paper has given the news a big space and used big letters, highlighting the news.  Did you ask the minister of Transport affairs, sorry the President before publishing the news?  Is it that big news for the people of the country, for your paper to give it a big place?

Ah! GAS is still in safe hand. But until when we can obtain the GAS for the current rate, till the small election ends?

Finally the Government managed to please the Prince of Human rights by releasing the Master or the former Master of LTTE, George Master. Congratulations for all the masters for their achievement! And for all who took care of the decision and the masters who supported the decision! My question is not that, did papers highlight the incident? Do not know whether the Prince managed to read the news of government releasing the master.

Now let me relate this some of the changes to the current VAT CHATS. According to the authorized there will be no change in VAT in the future. For me, it is a big CHANGE that we have not experienced before, the community of Entrepreneurs have experienced before.  And the other change is this our government gave us the chance to feel the marvel of 8 rupee minimum bus fare for about more than one and a half years, that the previous government was unable to give.

And the other change is the Government is willing to give the chance for the MP’s of the parliament to obtain a five million package of money (Loan) for a twice lesser than the interest rate that the ordinary people are paying for the loans they obtain from any local bank/s. Isn’t that a big change? Now let us try to calculate this. let us assume that unlike the number of secretaries work for ministers increased (i cannot remember the exact number of members in the current parliament, obviously it cannot be a number that existed in the past, because that was one of the things that people (including the present members) highly criticized as a fault of then government) the total number in the parliament is 225.And out of them 50 are getting or applying for this gifted chance.How much money the banks will have to release for them?The banks will have to provide 25000 million rupees in total as loans.(50 members x 5 million each) How much money / profit, the banks will have to loose, annually or monthly, and until the members paying back the loan?

And according to my awareness 50, 000 rupees isn’t enough for the People affected by the Salawa incident to re build their houses. I assume that they would be getting more in the future up to 500 000/= at least? If that is not the plan, the Government can easily give them the chance to obtain a loan from a local bank for no interest rate?  And that can be added to the category of ‘welfare development’.  

what else the present welfare government has or is giving for the MP’s as benefits, encouraging charges; Free or no interest entity permits / license for them to run a business, and luxury car permits, why do the, members who are so eager to serve the people of this country needs such benefits that the people of this country are not getting and paying, bearing all burdens paying high taxes?

Mr. Prime Minister, it is so heart soothing to hear that you went to Singapore ad visited an Institute and signed an agreement to support or to nourish the enterprise sector of the country. And what advice you expect from them, sir? What if they suggest you must give them VAT sahanaya first to encourage the business sector people. And Low interest rate loans for the people who dreaming of starting an enterprise and at least for about first five years a low tax rate or releasing them from tax aches and pains, especially for the fresh beginners. What if they suggest in order to popularize the business sector and to earn some demand first stop turn over rates by releasing some tax pains from them, and to stable the country’s business sector what if they suggest you to stop people closing their businesses and start growing pine apple or apple in their gardens or perhaps ‘pol’ (coconut) instead. Would you agree? and what if they ask you first check ‘how some of the earlier earned a good profit organizations now give their share holders a poor dividends because of some people stopped coming to buy  goods from them because the company’s have increased the prices of the daily needs to cover their TAX charges? 

What if they suggest you sir, first check how many people have bought a car or a three wheeler since you have raced the ‘tax’? And how the Car Business Operating people survive in their sector of business? Indra how much did you sell last month? Gimsara, thamanna, sun city, how much did you sell this season? Royal Car, how much did you sell after government increasing the tax rates? What if the Institute in Singapore asks you to first do a little survey to get a picture of what requirements or needs is lack or barring their enhancements?and what if they ask you to check with dear Finance companies what is the current rate they are charging compared with the past, when people come to their door steps to get a loan to buy a three wheeler for instance? Would you agree?

And when people do not buy the quantity they require, there is no way the companies can sell their products, and then what are the results you can expect? ‘How can they pay the loans they have taken to nourish or to begin the enterprise? What if they ask you to empower people by organizing awareness programs on the topic ‘how important it is to begin an enterprise of your own’ for instance?

What if the institute suggests you to stop welfaring the members of the parliament too much and give that benefit to the people of the country, and for the people who are sorrowfully running their businesses? Would you agree?

Any ways, congratulations for the agreement signed! Sir, do we have a business sector development Centre / dept. in the country?Do you still have the Small, Medium Business Sector development loan scheme functioning? What is the minimum amount you release for them and for what interest rate?

Now i have a question to ask from the JVPian’s , how much money that you supported minister P.C. Ranawaka has stolen? From he headed ministry? You must be joking? In that case how can we trust what you say during presidential or any other election campaigns? People voted him thinking he is a man they can trust? He earned how much votes contesting under no. 1?Now,i like to hear your LOGIC in this matter.

And by the way, if you say that there are still people in the camps in the Northern Part of the country; can you take the challenge to re settle them within a six months time?Or within 5 months time?How many families since you become the chiefs of the country, manage to re settle those families in their original lands? how old is the government now?

Look! we can’t give you too long to correct what you were pointing out? and at the same time you need to take care of the rest of the development, infra structure , town development etc. and any plans to abolish the Executive presidency totally sirs?



















Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hey, Guys , friends, people, no foreign Judges will be arriving this country in nine months time, confirmed the President. Isn't that brilliant Commissioner of HR, UN ?

According to Divania , in about nine months time, there will be some changes within the High Courts system of the Country. (Read last week's Irida Divaina for more information) But at a function held about couple of days back, in Kandy, the President of the country has confirmed via his speech delivered that the government has not taken such decision and he is assured that ' until he administer the country, the government not let the Foreign Judges and systems to be established in the system of local courts system/ in the country.  The Same information, The Diviaina has reported little below  to the head line which carried the news related to the ' Foreign Judges.

So after seen that , i was wondering of the reasons for the president to get angry about the news?

All what we can do is, friends ' wait and see'. how things will proceed.

According to my knowledge the Paper do not release / publish such information unless they are highly sure about the news they get and unless they collect such information from a responsible person ( i.e authorized persons such as the Minister of Foreign Affairs or any other).

If ministry of Foreign Affairs  have not received any confirmation letter /s , mentioning above mentioned facts, decisions,  from the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, Prince Al Hussain, both institute (UN and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or related institution) can confirm it to the people of this country.

Kindly, release the letter / e mail if that is not against institutional procedures to the Media, since according to government they highly respect Media Democracy , that will not be an issue, right?

And the other issue here is that if the Ministers or the officials of the Government (the institutions directly deal with such issues / information / relevant official activities / matters)  releasing information to the Media based on what ever information they receive , notifications of the decisions taken by the said institutions for example, and at the same time, the government refusing or say such are not correct , it is an issue,not for them but for us. perhaps they may be following official rules and regulations. The people are not aware of it, unless they tell us.

And the other issue is if the Ministers of the government do not aware of the decisions taken by the President of the Country, or what he dream about or think about that is something that should be corrected immediately. According to my knowledge. apparently it is an issue related to 'Transparency'

Good Day!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Dear Kind Minister, Karunanayake,

I have no idea to begin a debate with you.  Yet i have something to remind you.
It is not the previous government or the MR government who destroy the Economy of this country.  It is the 30 year long LTTE issue or the some fed Terrorism which destroy the Economy of the country. This is my personal view and I believe it is the view of most the people of this land.

I like to ask Honorable Former President Madame CBK, Dearest Madame kindly reveal, the people of this country, total amount of money you spent or allocate each year, during your governing period for the WAR / WAR related Activities?

And kind Sirs and Madams of the Governments / Administrations, Earlier to the administration of Madame CBK, kindly provide us the data as to how much money did you really allocate or spent each year, for each and every activity of the war, during President JR , President RP or even after, during the short administration of DBW?

And former President MR Can i am sure re issue the details, if any of the citizens or ministers of the present government asking for details. how much money his government spent on terrorism prevention humanitarian war activities?

And dear intelligent Minister, getting the data what you can do is ……….

i.e.
The total amount spent during the administration of President JR    =?
”                           ”                                     ” of President RP           =?
”                           ”                                     ” of Madame CBK          =?
”                           ”                                     ” of President MR          =?
total money spend = ?
( if  you have any data on any of you know people spent any money on buying or providing what ever the LTTE group needed, kindly add that as well)

compare the situations then with current. And calculate how much money you can save today specially when your government has to spend 0% for any war activities .

Kindly note that above expenses can be provided under categories of ‘total expenditure / spent on war activities’ during said periods and for ‘the Re building, re structuring the destroyed entities (not only commercial but also other properties) only if any of the said or mentioned governments spent any money on rebuilding or rehabilitating work during on going war activities) And if you like you can refrain from calculating the loss of Human Resources for the time being.

And for an intelligent Minister like you, i do not think that it is necessary to mention , IF THE WAR EXISTS UNTIL TODAY, HOW MUCH MONEY YOU REPRESENTING GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE TO ALLOCATE AND LIKE THE OTHER EXPENSES INCREASES DAY BY DAY NATURALLY WHAT EVER EXPENSES RELATED TO WAR ACTIVITIES FACE THE SAME DESTINY OF ‘SKY HIGH PRICES’. I  DO NOT THINK THAT ANY OF SUCH EXPENSES WOULD STAY STILL OR STAGNANT FOR ANY REASON.

Dear Minister,now considering every above factor,tell , the people of this country HOW MUCH MONEY THE MR GOVERNMENT HAVE SAVED FOR THE CHILDREN AND FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY BY STOPPING THE WAR PERMANENTLY

And if you  think that former government has spent nothing for the infrastructure development plus and plus forget it.

HAVE  A PEACEFUL DAY!