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, July 23, 2012


'AARCHCHI' was a 'village level position' of local administration system, of this country, old Ceylon, and even in the recent past we used to call ape aluth 'gramasevaka' - 'arachchi mahaththaya'(grama sevaka -the one of the most important grass root level positions of our local admin system appointed by the government of our country. The current situation is that one can not just get the thanathura' position if he/she does not passes the gramasevaka vibhagaya' ( exam) there is a particular exam ( written) for a person who is willing to apply for the particular position, this was the situation of recent past and 'now'  to qualify for the position mahaththuru 'aarachchi mahaththaya'. 

it is no easy to be a good 'aarachchi mahaththaya' even if you have the 'aarachchi' the family name or the parampara name before or after your good name. people will not accept or respect the officer that they do not like. 

arachchi was a leader who was very close to his people, villagers than any other, he understood the weaknesses or the strengths of his people of his village.

so this particular aarachhci of our people, of a specific generation, ' an innovator' of some strong voices, and personalities also was a heart who understood the rhythm of his people and or of the new generation. there is a difference in these two aarachchi the reason is obvious i believe. he was a arachhci of hearts and minds of our people. 

Nimal Lakshapathi aarachchi was a person who obtained love and respect from most of the people who associate with 'Radio and television media'. he was not a stranger to his people, the world village of music and media.

my deepest sympathy Ms. Lakshapathi aarchahi and to the whole family

'muwan pelesse 'ape aarchchi mahaththaya' kaatada amathaka? 

how old is this character 'korale mahaththayo' (Mr. Warakagoda) Ms. Rathnawali kekunawela? can you remember?

who will forget our aarchchci mahaththaya or the korale mahaththaya of ever famous 'Muwan pelessa' ? who will forget that aarchchi mahathaya though he was little different to the aarachchi's of our era, or today thinking of the personalities of many different fields. 

He was proud and this position was one of the 'lakuna' of our old society. this was a very effective character or a position in the old society of our local admin system. This position of old ceylon reminded us of the very different social and economic situation back then. society was different, country was different back then, the attitudes, levels of education' thinking towards 'economy' 'ideas of 'deshaabhimanaya' or 'paramparabhimanay'' deshapalanaabhimanaya' all these were different then compared to now.

 'Monarathenna'' 'wevathenna', 'Baddegama' or even in other parts of the villages in Old Sri Lanka the system or the position of arachchi mahathathaya shown no difference. the role the arachchi mahaththaya had to play was 'unique' 'the role he was expected to play' his duties, were the same in all the villagers of old Sri Lankan. 

There was another position in old usawi system am i right? ( old courts system) 

winning all the hearts across the globe or even the hearts of a country, own country is not easy. especially when people have different 'attitudes' 'liking, interests, choices, preferences, flavours, of different things of this different world. if you think that someone or something 'handsome' or ugly some other may think the opposite. 

even this is applicable to some of the applications or explanations of the following words 'pride' or 'proud'' light' or 'darkness' 'love' or 'hate, 'anger' or 'affection' 'red, white' or black', etc 
if you appreciate or give some credit to something the others may do the opposite. the world is different and the people are different too. i know that.

oba lakshapathiyek minisunge sith wala

you are a millionaire in the hearts of millions of people. these people hold no particular colour, your 'fans' 'listeners' 'viewers' those are the name of the colours of the rupee note you won. that was how you became a lakshapathi i believe.

so i like to dedicate this piece of writing to Mr. Lakshapathi aarchchi and also i like to take this opportunity to 'thank  you' 'all' for visiting 'My foot path'

take care of your thoughts ...............

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