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

Monday, April 10, 2017

The April Wind

Dear Readers,

This, April Night Wind is to celebrate the 5th Birth Day of Foot Path. Thank you for reading my essays all these years and encouraging me every possible way. 




The April Night Wind

Clouds the invaders,
Arrested all night stars,
Except few that didn’t surrender.

Dazzling Queen of night,
Hidden behind the veil of clouds,
Not in fear though.

The sweaty day has departed,
Welcoming the April night wind.
yet,
thoughts of mine,
Not smoothed or wetted.

April Night wind,
Unlike in dew-full mornings,
Calm and quite.

A half fallen leaf,
Dancing,
Obeying the rhythm of soft wind.

Like the hands of a pianist,
Leaves of palm tree,
Moving back and forth,
rhythmically.

The April Night wind; soft like petals,
Mysterious like a melody played in midnight,
Captured attention of mine.

Wandering thoughts of mine,
Dispersed and merged in April wind.

Sound of a little girl,
Arrived at door step,
Disappeared in night,
Staying inside for few moments.

This April wind of eye awakening night,
Teaching Unsettled minds,
Not to lose liberty of thoughts.

Cars and caravans still on road,
Checking their limits of speed.
Yet,
The April night wind,
Quite and calm like a meditator in Himalayas.

The wide open windows closed for the day,
Muting the days’ task.

Embracing the freshness of April wind,
The erabadu flowers,
Smiling like happy princesses.

TheApril night wind,
United in fresh rain,
Relieved day’s aches and pains.


Source of picture; Internet




Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dengue, Papaya Treatment & Dr. Sanath Hettige

Thanks to our benefactor Mrs. Fonseka i got an opportunity to visit Dr. Hettigege's clinic, today.

The clinic is situated in wattegedara road, Maharagama, about half a kilo meters from the main road. 

for me every innovated drug / treatment / medication is something amazing because of the ways such treatments and drugs cure illnesses and bring relief into human minds. 

the specialty about his treatment according to what i have read and heard, with regard to the dengue fever is that he uses a method specifically experimented by himself. The treatment is popularly known as Papaya Treatment. And according to what i found out today, he has introduced a capsule as well and the capsule is known as papaya capsule, i will try to get the pharmaceutical name given to this specific capsule in anoter essay, in the future. it is proved that the capsule has the power to raise the platelet level of a patient suffering from dengue fever.

i shared few words with his assistant / nurse who was there at the Clinic, Ms. Deepika, according to her, the capsule is produced at their own premises / laboratory with the support of their trained staff, the dose that a patient should intake is prescribed depending on the severity of the illness.    

she said that they have a lot of evidences of the patients cured by the treatment, papaya treatment and the histories of patients cured by this specific treatment, they have collated information or the data is available with them. 

The reason why i thought of writing the essay on this topic is that dengue is a health issue need more attention than past and we must take what every possible action , use every available alternative treatments that we have not thought of using yet to reduce the death rates , # suffering or affected by dengue fever. 

i was thinking whether the ministry of health can join hands with Dr. Sanath Hettige and introduce this method of treatment to other physicians, and to the world of health. 

Protecting his patent right, the Drug development board or the OSU SALA can think of a way to purchase the capsule from the Dr. and export the drug around the world, if he gives permission to do so. 

since we know that how much money the entire country spends on purchasing the drugs we required, manufactured by drug manufacturers outside to country, why not give a drug that experimented, introduced by a local physician for the sake of the people of our country.

May all beings be healthy!

Friday, March 17, 2017

DEALING WITH ENEMIES

I do not think that dealing with enemies differ from sleeping with enemies. Have you slept with an enemy? Then you might know the difference. Perhaps Sleeping with enemies can be considered as a method to deal with enemies.

How do you really learn to deal with enemies?

How do you identify enemies?

What facets and in what forms they appear in this world we live?

How one can easily take note of the enemies within enemies or enemies outside to known enemies, enemies known as peace brokers?

They may appear in any of the popular forms or in a form you can’t even imagine, right?

Sometimes you face sudden attacks of new enemies, not identified earlier by any of the formal or lawful units. 

One of the vessels (apparently not empty but filled with oil) with about eight Sri Lankans (according to print media) was high jacked about couple of days ago. Who were these hijackers? What category they belong to; Enemies of development of local or global economy, Victims of world poverty or result of wonder of development of world economy?  Result of judicially or fairlydivisioned resourcesof world?

Was there no internal security alert system within the border, that the vessel was hijacked?

No coastal security system implemented?

What was the reason that the chiefs of the vessel couldn’t turn it back to another destination when the threat was first felt? No such mechanism in the system of naval trading?

Any how, can the relevant authority provide us reasons as to why they were not aware of such threats within their border of control? Was it the first time you heard about such a group?

How did the group receive information about the vessel leading towards their route?

What strategies required to prevent such situations in the future?
According to today’s news papers, firing / attacking the vessel was stopped due to the intervention of the president of our country. 

Is there no international organization to take immediate action against the group or to stop that and help them to escape from the place for their survival? According to what i felt, they are well equipped/armed, right? Yes, it is true that is something that the two of the affected parties must solve independently. So, is it a matter between Somalia and Sri Lanka, nothing to do with international community?

Are the prices of oil raised by the OPECor planning to raise the prices? One of the reasons to hijack the vessel full of oil (?), keep more stock? Is the group a normal group consists of thieves or any clue of terrorists?

Alright then, the directly affected group (members of the vessel) the two countries have no choice other than trying to deal with this situation independently. in a way it is so good you know , you learn to handle things independently without getting it spoiled unnecessarily.

Perhaps, later on, when the ship and the members are rescued without or with little or big damages they may appear in the seen. That is how the things happened in the past. When the relevant organizations setup to address what ever issue existing fails or not affective they appear later to punish the problem solvers. The international organization, relevant may appear lending their hand take actions to implement a system, international courts , judiciary system perhaps to punish not the hijackers but the groups who rescued the vessel, within Somalia or in Sri Lanka, in addition to the courts system to be forcefully (our admin doesn’t want such a system within the country) implemented within the geographical limit of Sri Lanka.

Even though you have a better internal mechanism to establish law and order, peace and harmony within ‘a country’ or within self’,dealing with enemies is absolutely difficult especially when you find the mechanisms of your enemies are stronger or effective than your mechanisms.  

According to what i read recently and understood (interview with DiyuGunasekara, aththa, 05/03/2017) New Chief Minister (after Jaya Lalitha) of (South) India wants our Tamil People to separate from mass community, from the majority, live in a separate geographical area as a minority.  And same is a expectation of Tamil diaspora and of RLTT (12, 000 - rehabilitated former LTTE carders) and i see there are groups to continue the original expectations and objectives of the terror group the LTTE though you find the group is systematically eliminated using a mechanism match to the nature of the issue also considering the geographical unifications, threat levels of the situation / issue but it was not a mechanism totally different to the mechanisms so far used around the world now and then. 

World is aware that the long suffered issue is physically over within the geographical limitations of the country. Perhaps one can argue that the shadows of the issue still exist not only around globe but also within the country considering how the current government and some react to the suggestions of UNCHR. I see some logic in such arguments. Why? the traumas , fears of the issue cannot be forgotten totally because some of the organizations as mentioned above, and mindsets of some local and international communities, constantly spreading massages, reminders across globe and to the local and international Tamil community; the armies, security forces of Sri Lanka are the enemies of the Local Tamil People and it was not the LTTE who took every action to not to safe guard them but to use their own people not only as human shields but also as carders to achieve their objectives, tying a suicide pill around their necks forcefully. Were they given a choice to stay with their parents, families without joining the LTTE orbecoming a member of the LTTE?

Were the parents given a choice to keep their young children without sending them to become soldiers of the group?

Have you forgotten the Ladies who joined the group, were they not taken forcefully to join the group?

Now there is no such fear in this country.  According to some ending such an issue is a crime.

The members of RLTT say that they want to join the political arena in order to have a better life though the former government was provided them some assistance to ‘earn a living’, financial aid and training. I like to ask them, were you and your families financially looked after by your then leader, Mister Piribaharan?
What if you are still a member of LTTE, can you imagine of the life you will or can possibly spend?  Can you live with no fear of life if you are still a member of LTTE? Remember your leader didn’t want you all to surrender but die as soon as you get caught.
What human right did your leader use, when tying a suicide pill around your neck brothers? The members of LTTE were not given a chance to get marry, have children etc. you were morally killed my friends. Now you have no such issues thanks to the mechanisms used to solve the problem. Why cannot you all look at the issue that way?

Think of the suggestions of Geneva and what other groups trying to convince or take every effort to prove (some how) are they supporting peace and harmony process of the country or disporting, trying to separate or unite each other?
Why repeatedly saying or trying to convince something that is not totally supporting in order to maintain peace and harmony of people (every nation) of the country.

If the UNCHE keep on saying through their reports and suggestions that we must have a international judiciary system , courts system within the country in order to punish our war heroes , what human right they are trying to protect, the rights of terrorism group spoiled the lives of every human being of the country and broke the sole right to live peacefully for more than three decades and of those who still expect survival of such groups, practicing their theories in a different way compared to original ?

If UNCHR and supporting agencies do not let us live peacefully forgetting the wounds of the past situation will remain unchanged.

How many times you spoke to the leaders of the LTTE effectively?

Why didn’t you (UNCHR) think of punishing them for breaking the human rights publicly before the eyes of the world, capturing them when the problem was at its peak? Why you waited until we solve the problem totally with no bad intensions within.

The President of the country has told and promised to his people that he won’t let any international courts system to enter into this country or there won’t be such systems practicing in the country in the future. But according to what i heard, the UNCHR is not aware of such a procedure or of such decisions taken by the president. Am i incorrect?

We are an independent country because the country is not a colony anymore. And there is no LTTE group physically exists in the country (since 2009). And 04th February was declared as Independence Day of the country. (1948 onwards) why cannot we have an independent internal admin system where others do not interfere directly or indirectly?

Why cannot you all live peacefully with peace of mind leaving our people alone and letting them live peacefully?Why you want to line them against a legal forces that brought them peace lawfully not terrorstrategically.

Aha, the groups who are fighting against terror groups do not consider as ‘peace makers’. It is a brilliant way to support human rights. Is the popular human rights organization playing a double game? On one hand they say they represent ‘peace and are against terrorism and protect human rights and on the other hand when a country managed to eliminate terrorism from their country, the organization take every action to punish the parties who sacrificed their lives and time to bring peace into every mind of every citizen of the country.

According to what i feel, dealing with the terror group was not that difficult for the country, for the forces plus the then admin. What is difficult now is to protect our people’s minds from such harmful attacks of the mentioned parties that do not , did not totally aware of the level of the chronic condition we suffered from, or the severeness of the wound, LTTE for decades. 

Kindly, let us live peacefully. Do not try inject any poisons into the physiques and minds of our people saying you expect them to punish our heroes who supported and sacrificed their lives and time to maintain global peace not only in the sub continent we belong to or within the South Asian territory.

You know how harmful the group was and what damage they done not only materially but also emotionally. 

And Dear Mister Sharma, Peace was the sole POLITICAL SOLUTION that the entire country was seeking for, the people were expecting from local admin system. And we all wanted international communities,global support systems to support us without spoiling our independent agendas.  If you are supporting and expects UNITY within our country, why propose them to live separate administerially and geographically from each other? Why Tamil and other nations cannot live together without thinking of separating from each other geographically or otherwise, supportingthe system already established, implemented or a better system to be implemented, constitutionally for example that affect every single citizen of the country to live with no Hassel, mixed with each other?

By suggesting to establish a separate admin and geographical or to merge Northern and Eastern part of the country, what you are doing is ‘ help achieving the objectives of the LTTE in a different way. The LTTE used strategies that no world was accepted to achieve their main objective; dream of ELAM and to achieve the same objectives, diaspora and other groups, international agencies using the strategies written and explained, described in the books of human rights, international laws. If then governments, Sri Lankans wanted them, the LTTE to have what they expected initially, ELAM (separate land) they would have given it to them without going into any humanitarian wars. 

Dear Diaspora, footpath ikes to request you to come and live in the country. And i am sure that we can manage with the facilities we own though you may fear of lossing the luxaries you embrace staying outside to your country.   


Wish you all peace of mind.





Thursday, February 23, 2017

Who wanted to send Tiger Mark Caps to England ????????????????

To whom?, 

Thinking of what?

You thought of sending those caps or hats to Queen Elizabeth II thinking of getting her majesty's support? You should have sent a few to Geneva and to those who expect the Forces of Sri Lanka hang till death, buddies?

What does the incident happened revel?

Is the LTTE a banned group in England? What freedom they have in England? Knowing the sizes of the threat can any organization consider the group as a group that has the right / freedom to engage in any activities as they please to broaden or to widen the network buried in Sri Lanka, officially

Now as a citizen of Sri Lanka, i believe that Geneva should re-think of the Suggestions that they have Documented against Sri Lankan forces etc. And i like to ask the official members of the relevant organization to read and study HISTORIES of each and every WAR that the world communities faced through out  history and you may begin to suggest things for all who actively participated, engaged in war activities in the past aiming at what ever reason, though every activity wasn't organized against any terrorism groups and do not miss a single page of history of world Wars, popularly known as WWI, WWII and every other activity took place aiming at what ever reason, in any of the continent , territory and  after finishing that kindly come to Sri Lanka last with your suggestions and do not forget to have a separate sheet of suggestions for the LTTE policy makers and for the Leaders :) no more and for who ever (you may aware of them no?) successfully planned things such as sending or distributing tiger mark caps.

And at least for killing people (civilians) who worked at the Bank of Ceylon 40 years back and for damaging the building , the incident is equal to damaging the economy of the country. kindly keep that in your mind before documenting the suggestions, sirs and madame. 

And America, if you think that the Bank of Ceylon incident and the humanitarian damage done to the country bombing the building without thinking of the civilians inside (both workers and the customers) is smaller when compared with the incident happened in 9 / 11 you may support the Geneva Suggestions and their plans. According to what i read so far, the current President Trump administration is fully and totally against terrorism. i as a citizen of this Island, kindly request the President of United States to analyze the entire period and the levels of sufferings , traumas, sighs and tears of every single citizen of the country due to the the terror activities of LTTE. And honorable President if you think that any armies , forces (of any country of any region) who try rescue their citizens from terror activities shroud be hanged till death or severely punished how do you suggest to punish the groups such as LTTE for crimes they have INTENTIONALLY    done?  

And sir, if you could kindly list any of the wars that shed no blood in the battle fields of past, kindly let entire world know, including the International Human Rights Organization. 

Thank you for reading. 

(See Lankadeepa 23/ 02 / 2017) daily paper for more information)


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Job Security System for Private BUS Drivers & Conductors

Is it possible to think of a Better Pension System for private bus conductors & Drivers? 

And an Insurance System / life protection system , compensation claiming mechanism, if something happens during working  hours?  

to be continued ..........

Monday, February 13, 2017

Turn onn and TURN OFF duties of electricity Board, private or public.



Dear Responsible of Ceylon Electricity Board

I do not know what time you turn on and turn off Street Lamps' at public places / urban or otherwise. 

i do not know whether you have decided to keep the street lamps on all day long, day and night for a change. .There is a reason for me to begin my essay that way. 

About few months back,(last year) in the middle of the day (not in the middle of the night) , very before the Rail Way Station , Fort, i noticed that the streets lamps were on and i was wondering why no one has noticed it specially because it is a public place where you find not only ordinary citizens but also most of other government servants, workers of country go passing this place towards their work places.   

And

About few days back, i think about couple of days after the Independence Day, i noticed that the Street Lamps along the main road were on and it is little surprise to note that the place was near the very famous Town Hall , Vihara Maha Devi Gardens. Time was exactly around 12.30pm. i asked the person who sat before me, in the bus. 

And

Today, i was walking along the road, passing the Bridges and the tank, towards the hospital, Jayawardenapura, i happen to notice the same, some of the streets lamps unfortunately were on and i guess time was past two o clock. 

i wonder weather you have sent any workers of electricity services home and now face 'lack of workers to full fill duties essential.

And kindly note that that was not, i noticed same situation at various places like the street lamps near where my sister and i stay. unfortunately i didn't take any notes of all the places and the time that the street lamps were carelessly on without switching them off on time.

who should take the responsibility of that duty?

what decision you have so far taken in order to save' Electricity Resources of the Country? 

We cannot pay or compensate for what you are wasting. You cannot pick the option of 'power cut' since you take no action to save electricity.

Turn off unnecessary lights' this is the advice we hear most the time, but the responsible authorities do not follow what they say to others. please remember that there is less signs of rain , if you do not think of informing all private or public limited about this, entire country will be in trouble and in dark. 



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

why rice prices rise ?

i was wondering whether it is a question ( why rice prices rise) i must ask from the government or from the traders, Mill Owners, rice importers?  i thought it is a question that not only me but also entire 'my class' and 'other class' people must ask from this government. 

what is this my class, you may wonder? that is the class that every politician likes to use specially during an election campaigns. api kana heti lipaa danee. (only the stove / hearth knows how we eat.) this is the famous quote the new government used during their election campaigns with  a photograph of a woman with a child with sorrow faces. At that time they knew how we ate, what we ate for our breakfast, lunch and for our supper. But unfortunately now they know nothing about how we eat it seems. 

there was a long drought, yes we admit. most of our farmers couldn't cultivate their paddy lands due to drought. such situations arises and not unknown to this country or to this region. But can a government let their people starve because of such reasons? why we need a government if we cannot find solutions to address such issues? 

what are the coping mechanisms / strategies that a government can follow during such situations? i remember listening to news one evening ,about the yield gathered last Maha season. According to the news last (maha) season was one of the best seasons that our farmers collected better yield. according to the news the yield was enough to cover entire rice need of our people and my question is what happen to the 'excess yield'?  STORED or IMPORTED? 

Don't you have any adequate amount of paddy at the public government rice store'. i remember you boasting about the number of kilos you bought from the local farmers. all used? 

last time i remember you blaming former government for not using the paddy at the government store saying those are not eatable and i ordered them to use as birds' feed ('mama ewa kurullanta daanda kiwwa') 
Alas! now the store is empty (?) now we pay high prices, ranging from 98 ( red and white raw),100, 120 ,175 ( Basmati, keeri punni samba etc, i observed prices at few places. ) for a kilo of rice, why? 

About couple of days ago my sister visited sathosa to buy some kilo of rice but there were only keeri samba available and the price of a kilo of rice, according to my sister Rs. 120/= and no other types available at that time she visited the outlet, why, SOLD? 

If that is the reason, alright. But prices? NOT SATISFACTORY at all.  

Perhaps, the solutions, answers for the questions such as what can be done during such situations, i guess can be found in the job profile, duty profile of our finance minister, you must consult him for advice. 

when writing the 'budget' why didn't you include some strategies to address 'drought no rice' situations? 

we need rice for an affordable price. you cannot blame drought for high prices? 

As you all know 'MAN POWER of our class people wasting their time without contributing their labour. i am wondering how their families find rice, bread or cake for their breakfasts , lunches and for suffer suppers? 

'labour is power', don't try use them, only when you need them. you used them to hold power, get power, memorize your election campaigns, what promises you gave them? we can very well remember dear masters, ministers, don't let them waste their power, labour power, kindly give them a better place. try secure their positions, don't forget you are there for a shorter period when next government comes, you may lose your big positions. and that is the tradition so far followed. did you think of changing that tradition? NO. you followed the exact tradition and appointed a new chairman and directors, new workers (good, no objection) let them remember what you do until they departure this world not as something sorrowful but as something useful and important. take good divisions to safe guard their jobs. 

Never ever degrade labour power and never ever think or take 'hunger or starvation' as something silly or unimportant, take such things for grant. 

You mustn't forget history, 'hunger is power', 'poverty is powerful' and both hunger and poverty very powerful and rebellious than you can ever imagine.