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, November 28, 2012

PRIDE - RICE with 'fried KARAWILA sambole plus DEL curry from DELGODA ................................


Before I start this note I thought I should think of a ‘right start’ and ‘right words’ I could not think of any better word than this word ‘PRIDE– RICE’. We lived these long years , our ancestors built huge palaces, weva’s and STATUES SAMADI - BUDDHA, crafted immeasurable I have no words to explain ‘carvings ‘ – every where possible of every kingdom all sorts. I am thinking ‘did they eat ‘what we eat today’ NO they had the ‘PRIDE – RICE’ see fried rice is foreign to our country. Good for a change but not for a every day eating’ other wise our youngs and others of your our generation their generation her generation his generation all generation ‘might forget this pride word ‘pride rice’. I am no against fried rice my friend but I love pride – rice we inherited from gifted past.
Let me keep this the ‘plate of ‘PRIDE RICE a side for a moment that I cooked. It is well cooked ‘not half boiled’ ‘thambapu hale bath’ well boiled rice I used.

I have to now think of a right ‘dishes, curries to match the plate of pride rice.

I thought of a DEL CURRY from DELGODA   

Del is breadfruit goda is a lot. You will meet many ‘goda’s if you think of travelling to ‘any where you like’ from where ever you live.

Ambalangoda, Balangoda, Imbulgoda,Gohagoda,Bathalagoda,Gongalegoda is  historical ‘good Banda’s lives there. Guess the name & the character historical hidden amongst the sentence I wrote? If wins I will take you around ‘Gongalegoda’ (conditions apply - KIDS only) Take the map locate the DELGODA’ ‘do not say ‘EUREKA’ others might laugh at you. ‘Oh dear young ones the talented ones if you are hearing this ‘DELGODA’ for the first time or if you have not heard it even at the table – dining then I can expect to hear it from you when you ‘right locate the area’ DElgoda  ‘Eureka’.

If amma says ada apita haal neha ‘del gediyak thibunoth thambanna puluwan’ do not be so surprised DEL is a good alternative for a ‘main meal’ type meal’.  Thambapu del with very hottt and hottttttttt and spicy ‘lunu misrisa’ or pol sambol you might say ‘ahhhh’
NO I suggest a lunu misira’ ‘ katta sambole’ – a better choice with thambapu del you can reach the ‘ best restaurant’ from home no need to visit or step in any restaurant‘ how is Keama dasa’s findings these days – ask your pal to walk around a bit in DELGODA he might find a ‘cheap yet wow kind of meal – a restaurant’. Will catch the next ideal place via you ‘your page’ 

 I know all ala (Yams) gives a similar idea for a good balance meal though now a day some says ‘ownewata wadaa ala kanna epaa ‘seeni’ thiyenawa nam. (‘Do not eat too much of potato if you suffer from any sugar ailments’ - diabetic)

Aiyoooooooo I am so worried ‘aparade ne’ ‘what these seeni and peni rasa has done to our ways of tasting the best flavours we grow here or there in Haawa eliya or Bandarawela or in Nuwara eliya. Mr Bandara’s wela might have some good pride rice a better quality might consult next time.

Let’s go to NUwara to fetch some ALA – ALADENIYA if you prefer ALA instead of DEL.  Can you wait a little I have not finished the ‘DEL curry yet’ my DEL curry was distracted by Nangi’s interferences as usual, yesterday but managed somehow. She was at home – yesterday ‘Poya Day’ (the poya before the last poya of the year). 
If you have no bath (Pride - rice) have some Del we discussed already if not Kos. I noticed some pana mal these days all over of my favorite kos gaha ‘ammo kaapu tharamak kos’ in Anton Sir owned premises.

Could you please educate me Sir (District secretariat) how many kos gas (Jack trees) are remaining in Kosgoda and koslanda. I like to know the current estimations. You do not maintain such information no sir.  You did not issue any permits recently to cut them down no. I know you issue no such permits unnecessarily. What are the now procedures of issuing permits to cut kos or del trees Sir?

Pride rice with thambapu kos or del tikak a side ‘can you imagine the nutrition - fulness’ and the ‘heaviness for better’ of the plate not the weight of the plate in kilos’ but the ‘calories’ contains in it ‘so good for ‘young ones and the kids for a better growth. I am sure they can easily obtain the ‘day’s requirement of calories with no issues that it might add ‘healthiness’ & ‘full meal concept’ to their ‘Thinking’.

MY people ‘ OUR PEOPLE I know that how much you do care about your own friends, friends of friends, friend of your friends, my friend’s friend is not your enemy, not mine or theirs either, we all friends,  ‘neighbours’ close and friends live distance and the people of your own yaaya/gama - so much.  

My friend ‘KRAWILA YAAYA – I know you have no issues - sugar I guess ‘what problem you have you live in a yaaya – Karawila. Good for diabetic that is an old known all known medication you can consume them as a juice or prepare as curry, have a salad a side - fried karawila little, little pieces. I do not like to ask you to eat as it is ‘bitter’ veryyy bitter’ You need to fry them until you get ‘golden brown colour’ do not burn it if you go away keeping it on your love stove when you return you will have no golden brown way fried karawila but ‘some burnt karawila’ not good or match with ‘Pride – rice.  

Aladeniya I think ala bathala manioc all of them are good siblings of one good family, friends of poor. You know some times they teach us the lessons of ‘patience’ if you think of adding them and keeping a side of your pride – rice plate you will learn the importance of and the values of ‘Patience-full life’

Ala erena kan inna puluwanlu eth ala thembena kan inna behalu’ have you heard about this before- the saying from yesterdays.  ‘You need to ‘prepare the land for such cultivation’ that is step one.

 I guess even before that you need to have ‘Manioc dandu or bathala dandu (about five or six feet high branches of old Manioc plants neatly cut in to pieces). That you know right. Next step; do not expect me to say the ‘width and the deepness of the ‘ground - that you have to dig to plant the pieces you have cut kept a side ready to use when think of ‘do some cultivation in your own home garden’ because I am no good cultivator. 

Think of the spaces between each plant that you are trying to plant ‘this kind cultivation’ need enough of space to grow well. Do not use any artificial fertilizers before or even after- not recommended by good hearted ‘AGRORIANS’.  THEY might not like or accept. Take care of it. And I suggest go and spend few minutes at least each day there in the garden of your grown manioc. Observe how it grows slowly and slowly but systematically ask your children if possible to spend a few minutes with you they might learn some lessons do not wait until their ‘Agriculture teacher teaches them everything’.

 I am not sure of the height maximum that it goes or grows upward.  You will get the chance to view the leaves – greeny have you seen the leaves – Manioc (question for kids) before? Makes a very tastier and healthier melluma adds kids and ours and of ‘all’ a days’ requirements of green supplements (nutritious -full) agree? Is it vitamin A & D a melluma carries I am asking this just to verify from ‘Nutritionists’ any we know’?

Now you have in your plate PRIDE - rice ‘PRIDEFUL’ some DEL from DELGODA, Karawila salad or sambole (locally very popular) from KARAWILA YAAYA, KOS ( I know if you have chosen DEL it is no point thinking of having KOS same day you can select either KOS from KOSGODA or from KOSLANDA,  DEL from DELGODA. 

If you have all those above mentioned you do not have to go to search for ‘Ala’ in ALADENIYA. Mr Aladeniya family may not issue you the list of the parampara they already have connections with (this is a reminder for the researches – survey lovers who are very fond of researching the ‘OLD curries that matches with PRIDE rice. People’s perceptions ‘HOW VITAL’ do not have to mention here).  Interview MS Aladeniya for more good information for your ‘knowledge boosting purposes’.

‘Deniya’  ‘yaaya’ remind me of a huge area of something that can be ala,  peni or karawila.

Peni is Honey there is no peni in company it is ‘COMPANY’ did you hear my friend who is so fond of learning good English says and mutters that always. If you have a good ‘COMPANY’ trustable what other sweets or peni rasa you need you do not have to go to Kitulgala to get some KITUl peni or KITHUL hakuru I thought. A good company brings everything before your door step I am sure you will agree with me.

I do not know what company sells peni – honey that is ‘Be a good ‘Honey’ Company ‘unlimited’ am I right? Is there a such company registered at ‘Small Industrial development Authority’

If you are satisfied with the menu –set for the meal of the day
(did you read it well the menu above I wrote?)
You do not have to worry about your ‘after sweet’ – desert
How about some ‘WARAKA’ from WARAKAPOLA?

Pola is fair. That is known as very fair ‘fair’.  Good friend of welfare one might say if any one think of some good relief in expenditure – day to day. Pola is a good choice. 
I know that there is a pola in warakapola that there they do not stick to ‘sell Waraka’ but other things as well. All types greens, Maniocs, Del, angunakola from ANGUNAKOLA PELESSA. What is the real meaning of ‘pelessa’ J. B. Sir?,  Thala meneri, cowpea game elawalu ( village grown vegetables) All what you need for your department ‘ MADE IN CHENA’ or HIGHLY GORWN IN KORATUWA – well protected with a ini weta ( fence made only in local) 
Waraka there is another kind ‘Peni waraka’ – (not peni in Waraka) very sweet variety
Now you know what waraka is right?

Not the baby ones - good for Polos curry
Not the raw ones - good for any curry
‘Ripen’ ones good for after rice - Pride rice

If you will entangle with any thoughts afterwards the moment you finish having meal pride rice to have some ‘kiri’ – curd’ purchase some good honey. you can even go to ‘Penideniya’ if you are heading from the Western province you will have to go passing  KIRIBATHGODA, WARAKAPOLA, NELUNDENIYA, PENIDENIYA, PERA ( GUAWA) DENIYA  I am not sure which direction you will have to go to search some good ‘Undu’ to make some ulundu wade ( for a evening – tea’ ) UNDUGODA(?) there is one Undugoda near so huge ‘Suyabalnduwa’ ( Siyabala Tree) that is a different Undugoda.

Nelum (lotus) ala curry with kiribath do not go together right?  Some might say ‘nelum ala with kiri bath is alright’ But you can have this curry with ‘pride rice’ with no issues.   Let’s make a lunu mirisa for kiribath ladies that is for your ‘family breakfast’. Best meal of the day –‘The Breakfast’ one has to take sitting comfortably do not think of any other things just relax take your meal so PRIDE-FULLY I do not have to mention all know that and that will add ‘total’ fullness’ though some say ‘sometimes ‘fullness may bring disasters’ (you need to learn to maintain your limit of taking or purchasing something from the market for your consume purposes then this will become ‘wrong’).

You have heard about ‘KIRIBATH’ I have no doubt( I am asking this question from my foreign friends)  KIRIBATH’ comes under ‘SUPER PRIDE RICE’ category.  When you go passing MIRISWATTE towards ‘kiribath goda’ then take some misris (chilies) from misris watte, some dehi (lime)from  Dehiwala (different direction), lunuwila is far from dehiwala but lunu is important (lunu is salt ) that you need for any curry or dishes.
Kiribath with kesel for your good morning meal – any day
(Kesel is Banana- plantain) gives you no issues – don’t go any far there is a huge KESELWATTE (a garden of plantains /bananas) close to panchikawatte.

 Sorry I follow no particular ALPHEBATICAL or other wise ORDER in writing this ‘meals for mornings and afternoons or for nights. I first mentioned ‘a pride full meal for your LUNCH ‘ PRIDE rice with some good options of curries. Then I thought of giving you some hints for a ‘Good MORNING’ meal – breakfast. Some  Kiribath.

Let me rewind my memory ‘for a ‘GOOD MORNING OPTION’



There is BATHALA if you prefer ‘nutrition-full meal for your good morning breakfast’. BOILED bathala again with a lunu mirisa with or without some grated pol keeping a side.  
Now thankfully I can think of ‘GOOD EVENING - TEA OPTION’
Take some ‘seeni’ SUGAR’ from use this area only for ‘GOOD WILLS’ – SEENIGAMA’

(go to Ragama but do not think of that option Raa - toddy) ‘thea watte’ I was thinking of the meaning here watte though this has multiple meanings  here I refer it as ‘TEA ESTATE’  ‘ THEA WATHU ( tea estates) not pol wathu or mal wathu.

What do you say will you have some ‘ ULUNDU wade’ from good UNDU GODA? ( you know right)

Some THALAGULI not from JINADASA’s (only for this time alright Jinadasa’s is a better place to eat and bring home thalaguli – back home) but from THALAPITIYA. They have a play ground full of THALA  that is a lot no what harm taking some from them good for them as well. INCOME/Profit.

Pitiya/Pittaniya is play ground) is there a play ground in every school. No I know the space matters sometimes you have. Is the issues for some town kids in town schools but they have given options – sharing. 

That is above mentioned PLAIN TEA OPTION is for a good evening or around 10 or 10 .30 am ‘your morning break’. What is the accurate way to write it ‘PLAIN TEA or PLANE – TEA’? I KNOW SOME AROPLANES OFFER GOOD TEA during your – your any destination.
 Some more nutritious hints for any one’s ‘good knowledge boosting - gains’ are as follows 
‘Thala mala pipila’ is not a production of One Thalapitiya. I have not taken/ consumed enough of Thala or meneri to improve my ‘ memory lane therefore I can’t remember who has produced the stage drama – Thala mala pipila’ ( good one) .

Thala is sooo good for your good hair growth and selling ‘thala kerali’ is a good business.
Thala Kerali is different to Yathuru ( KEYS) Kerali ( keralla is not the rebel for this meaning it is ‘TAG’ – YATHURU KERELLA, key tag) NO I DO NOT LIKE TO TALK about GOLDEN KEY/s might bring issues to my normally maintain yathuru kerella. You know sometimes some rebel to get or own this yathuru and that yathuru in some families which is not good if that is within your own family other wise ‘YOU DESERVE TO HAVE it back WHAT YOU HAD EARLIER’. We can talk of such things for days and days not just pages and pages is it a common thing in all parts of the world attached to many ‘families’ companies – share holders, etc ?     

If you find no seeni in seenigama go to UKWATTE ( I am just reminding you) 
I told you there is no sooo special order that I have followed here or not known to you in writing this very long pedura like essay. Let me add and remind one dish ‘BATU’ – brinjals SALAD OR CURRY that is your choice from BATUWATTE. 

I SUGGEST THAT you can find the rest of the ‘aduma kuduma’ that you may require to prepare the curry you like ‘some karapincha from KARAPINCHA ( Rathnapura district) COCONUT from POLHENGODA or from POLGAHAWELA. If you do not like waraka, thala kerali for your after meal option have some DIWUL – WOOD APPLE from DIWULAPITIYA.

Have a nutritious – full day for a better 'today' and for a 'tomorrow' all my friends !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

(My Special thanks goes to Poddi  -i (Asha Madhushani) and poddi – ii ( Maheshi Basnayake) for filling my brain lane with so much names of villages and towns) Madhushani is from Thalapitiya/Ehaliyagoda and Maheshi is from ‘Ambilipitiya)

Monday, November 26, 2012


Shades of autumn

Wasan lowak genawa
diwya loke indala aawa kelle
Suroopi kelle
Wedana lowen memaawa galawa gatta
Suroopi kelle
Suroopi kelle
dugee pelaka tharunayek athe
Ridee menike ratharan nethe

Ridee irai wehi wala kule
Aha aha aha aha
Dushyanth ( you are a star)

She looked stunning in her hand protected ‘creations’ and amongst the colours taken from every possible & beautiful places of this universe I thought

Her hand has touched smoothly over the so elegant six yard wide or little bit less on a very flexible surface – material. I eye witnessed. 
Friendly full, smile full lady Ms Devika Gamlathge ‘our’ heartiest congratulations!!!!!!!! Let me note here and start this little ‘happily’ writing note that way. Is that alright ‘Ms creative hands’?

One and only rose of our country, ( Ms Rosy Senanayake) melodies of any music ( Ms Sangeetha Weeraratne) colour full character of our music Ms Charitha Priyadhrshani, ohhhh she looked gorgeous Gayathri Dias and all other who has fallen in love with ‘creativity’ saris LADIES were with few GENTLEMEN supported ‘with no jealousy (as usual) I can say were there seated before our eyes. I eye witnessed.

Wasana lowak genawa diwya loke indala aawa keele
Aha aha
Suroopi kelle
Suroopi kelle

All – saris chosen and created were so elegantly done ‘the colours were’ ‘very cleverly used ‘Aha aha’ I can say.

Ridee irai wehi walakule
Ridee menik obbawa lese
aha aha
Sari sari heda damaaala
Gaman karai kumariyan lese
Aha aha

All were there Dushyanth was wrong here

‘Dugee pele tharunayan unath
aadaren welei dutuwothin owun
 aha aha kiyai owun ( No doubt)
sari walin hedata endala yai paawela sinaha aha aha
sihina man vile ’

 All watched ‘with a smile’ the ‘rideefull’ and colorful creations on stage’.

Why this kolawari kolawari dee
Rhythm change karo –

Laughing is a best medicine’ should give it a meaningful touch like DEVI the creative lady. Not a ‘insultingful’ touch from the beginning to the very end – try next time ?

Don’t let them say you know this boysla

Girlsla hearta black a
I know dayawathila hearta whitea

Gorgeous Shobra with handsome Navavi ‘ very good partners’ I thought matching on stage – both creativefull, know what to choose how to wear  also when to wear what.

Very desirable outfits fitted all super beautiful, so loved the walk from there to here and here to there plus so eye catching – internationally known girls of this soil. They disappoint NO ONE on stage no one in audience. They filled our empty minds (due to very little knowledge on fashion - international) with 'DEVI creations - international' + joy and with 'be creative ideas'.

aha aha 

Very well fitted the ‘light fittings’ plus colours touched the faces – beautiful are you girls from‘all gorgeous girls association?’

The creative group dancing dazzling on stage so blissfully ‘OHHH yeah they are a ‘what a figure group’ – I saw them dancing very well balancing their feet/s and hands and their bodies on stage, so rhythmically. Where are you from ‘angles’?

neatly walking girls on stage, the Others before them seated, relaxed sipping their cup of very icy coffee very well matched with the evening spent – remind me of your coffee brown sari with  a spotted designed  on the edge of the falling part from their high capable shoulders. 

All enjoyed their coffee chatting and looking around ‘hello how are you after a long time’ and first time seen off screen’ ‘you are very beautiful’ & ‘So elegant ‘YASHODA’ Wimaladhrma how to forget my favorite little screen star? Will you tell me?

each and everyone had not something but 'a lot to talk' I heard 'little , little conversations from somewhere and every where ‘it is about your creativity’ – saris. How is it possible 'morning shining sun' is totalfully smiling on a girls face – on stage at this very late evening. Not surprised. i like that creation a lot. beautiful. 

Music – played from background matched with their fashion and walk stylish and gorgeousfulness on stage Navavi was very cordially attached with Shobra and Creations - devi. And all were very  'smartly' ‘chosen’ very well fitted for the occasion – any, ‘evening refreshing’.

Shobra you matched ‘your ideas’ with ‘ideas -Shades of Autumn’ I can say good work. Very well done & Congratulations!!!!! 
every art work very close to all hearts i can say. every single sari - the fabrics DEVI has used and chosen for that right occasion - show’ I can say very ‘intelligentful’ no doubt and all these happening on stage filled all minds i am sure with milllionful ideas as to ‘how to choose the best’ ‘how one should try to be a designer’ – i am trying to read the minds of all the amateurs that were there in the audience at this moment of writing’ 

The ‘stage designed especially for the function’ – good and ideal I can say.

Wavy hair of the model- girls i noticed 'danced' supporting the occasion, the reason - the way she walks and that was so gorgeous and everything were pleasing the eyes of all. What colour code you chose miss fair & lovely on your hair a bit maroonish right, it matches with your walk and talk onstage.  

Aha aha

The models’ body faced towards us but her face occasionally and only when necessary turned towards right or to the left that was adding some enchanting 'look' for the atmosphere, for the moments we spent there. Am I right? Can’t walk too - fast or too - slowly I mean can not forget the ‘music’ and the rhythm that designed on saris even when you models the saris on stage 

Make up used on their beautiful faces does not suits for a casual day to day ‘marketing’ or visit ‘fishing  - markets local’ ‘or go to nearest kade and bring some pol or thel’ that well suits and matches with the stages – designfull ‘such creativeful ‘matchfull occasions -' shades of autumn'’

DESIGNS- Universalized' ‘marketing’ or globalizing your designs’ i think you have already touched just need to expand more across all places, continents, countries. i am sure you will. was that the first step taken ' you looked so familiar with such work ' taking your designs - unique towards the minds of ladies ' who love designs - global, creative'

Shoes – yes important ‘right shoes for a right occasions' that should be the tag and brand when choosing accessories matches with the sari you are planning to worn for your next occasion if not slips and falls – inevitable. ' DEVI sari i am very familiar with and have seen enough of them to say 'have a look they are beautifully designed ones'  or i can write a comment here  'you can view all these so creative 'eye catching ideas on fabric in her well organized shop ' Jubilee post- Nugegoda'. 

Lalithya sir (Suraj Mapa – the young talented actor of our cinema and little screen) I like to tell you that ( their music audio (?) tape recorder did not work for sometime?) ‘those things we call ‘technical failures’ it is amazing the way you smiled even after facing all those technical failures. Brilliant job finally some claps – more to you and to your gorgeous dancing partner as well.

Lips outlined with matching pencil - outliners. Showed and taught the ‘talent and skills of right designed outlined with right fabric with paintings perfect. The dusts of different shades and the glues used ‘amazing’ no other word for me to say. The right finishing on right surface fabric revealed & reminded me & others around and before the stage that the girls were showcasing the 'saris'  a lot about of ‘ an importance of fine garments of a  quality finishing.’ They were qualityfully done.  

Blushes used on fine faces, blushes the heart cheeks of the ones looking at them consciously or so closely.

 ‘Make up –I thought must be from a well known brand unlimited they were selected from ‘right make up adds smiles - collection’ many use ‘the world wide not narrower ‘ – brand’

The shoes are they from  ‘wear comfy ’ the best leather brand ‘no falls or slips even climbs hills or slopes down’ -  a better brand ‘locally manufactured’ try if you like my baby sister. I asked her also.

Eyes – shadows talked a lot with other eyes who were watching them so anxiously taught me how important sometimes it is to blend ‘right colour on right surface ‘eyes - lids’ or may be try blend with few other colours ‘of right choice. these things shows ones ‘matching – abilities’.  

One person was watching all these so closely to Ms Devika’s heart that was her soul partner kindfull- Dr. Gamlathge the most happiest gentleman on that occasion I felt.  

Aha aha ‘wasana lowak genawa diwya loke indala aawa kelle ‘DEVI” – Creations

Aha aha

RAMADA was also witnessed all these on last Friday 23, November 2012 I am sure will agree with me.




Friday, November 23, 2012

Reinventing 'LIFE' on the stage of ' excitements' 'rhythms' 'performances'- real or artificial

the legends who performed 'true' 'LIFE' in the stages of human audiences

legends will remain as legends and as ' life' teaching materials 'syllabuses' of teaching and 'learning' of our world of arts and performances.  The task of a true student of true performances is to read and learn 'every necessary step' carefully by referring the 'teaching guides' and ' teaching materials' 'syllabuses' above mentioned - the images. (Mr. Pani Bharatha (top)& Mr. Kulasiri Budawatte ( next image) 'the books of 're inventing' 'transparencies' of real life'. 


I asked. She explained

It is ‘belly dance’ ‘very attractive Tharuka’ who is so fond of that rhythm and the beat of dance explained.

A lovely woman with a well shaped body moving her belly here to there and she is moving her head very systematically towards the audience and next time she quickly changes her movements her hands, her fully shown legs, all that she needs to do according to a rhythm of some music chosen of their own choice. 

The lady who danced in the YouTube video so easily captured my attention
Niyamai ne akki

 “Fantastic no sister”!


Costumes ehema neda?  “And their costumes” she smiles.  She is watching every single movement with a very attentive look on her face. She does not want to waste her time – watching the dance looking at me and asking or answering ‘this and that’ of ‘that’ particular dance she was watching.

I can see and I observed that she is lost in that fantasy world of dancing.

No conversation took place afterwards.

 Yes all that is true and it is truly ok to watch such dancing items. 

She likes something and I like something else. She has the right to do so and I also have the same in selecting or listening to the music I prefer or to watch a dance, do anything I like.

Drama or dance, music, any form of  art our eyes expect to see ‘the best performers’ and ‘best performances’ whom we think that can entertain the world of ‘eyes and minds of artistic desires’ and give people ‘maximum pleasure’ ‘through their performances. And it is needless to say that how these dancers fill our hearts with so much of happiness and joy every time we watch them.

One can not just learn to dance.  Careless people can not learn to dance. I believe that impatient- minds or ‘no concentration- minds’ or ‘no time to dedicate -minds’ can not learn to to be a perfect dancer or a ‘student of this very energetic form of rythem’  these things came in to my mind when thinking of the legendary dancing ideologies/personalities/thinkers of our country. I have read about them, I have watched them on Tv screens what they say or how they express their views on ‘the term dancing’ or the how they became dancer/s true to their subject.  ‘PaniBharatha- the legend’ ‘ the Budawatte – the legend’ so huge and tall who ever want to become or go closer to their ‘height’ or touch the ‘highest’ level they have to practice the term ‘ sacrifice’ , ‘dedication’, ‘eye to capture the sounds and rythms of the surroundings of those who  ‘ around’  them and must listen to the mind beats or heart beats of the ones that surrounds them’. They, those who around you may give hints for ‘you’ – ‘the students’ necessary steps to be followed on right moment or right step ( dancing) to use in right moment’ in a very ‘total- full way’ ‘ all in one’ is rare but there is always a chance ‘if you practice something constantly’ ‘one can try to be a performer with a ‘least’ ‘skills’ at least but that is ‘no dancer’ others can call you no way.  One needs to show your skills – maximum, perform – fullest way’ this is applicable to ‘learning’ of any form of art or subject non – artistic categories.

Some of the world audiences were amazed at ‘ how some of our performers – world known ‘re invent life on stage’  so amazingly. I have read and watched some video clips.
The performer who plays his/her role properly will get the appreciation of the audience. We like watching drama, we enjoy listening to music but real life is not about just ‘music’ or ‘drama’ ‘you need to go search of it in music you hear or the dancing item you watch’.
The real dramas that we all have to play are different sometimes to the dramas that we see on a stage. Some times some of us are so brilliant in acting in the stage of real life. The members of the family, the relatives, the neighbours, the friends generally become the audience. Sometimes you are awarded with trophies for your achievement of your personal life. Then the ‘your family members’ become the happiest group you can think of no other group. They do it with no hesitation or no jealousy. NO I am not insulting the ‘good hearted audience’ please do not mis read me.

The gorgeous ladies who perform and entertain the audiences- world , the music the movements remind me of many things.

The sweat of learning the difficulties, its techniques teach people importance of many things such as ‘learn things slowly’ and sometimes with ‘difficulties’ will reward you with ‘what you deserve’.

Some times they dedicate their whole life for such arts and crafts on stage.
She is still watching the ‘performances of the artist’ – the you tube.  

It is good to watch a different form of dance to understand the best of the best in a better way.   That was the first time that I watched such an item of dance that was the day that we visited her mother. I was thinking that how much we can learn even from a kid, from the ones that very much younger than you.

‘I do not know whether she understands how a belly of a poor child reacts to the rhythm of hunger. It is not a dance. Sometimes arts and crafts teach us ‘life’. We all know that. It is not an artificial rhythm that comes within of a child this rhythm tells you something so different. You need to listen to that rhythm of a child very quietly but you can’t be quite when a child is crying of hunger.  Did you feed your child this morning or have you forgotten?  ‘ NO’ - mothers never forget such things. I know I just asked. ‘you need to maintain a healthy mind to be good in every thing you get engage in ‘art’ ‘science’ or craft’. For some, 'art and crafts' etc is 'all what they own' and earned in their whole lives /life and moments of happiness/es' nothing else i like to believe

‘The hunger’ one who fails to understand the rhythm of a hungry child no way can win the world of audience - art.  One should not limit his/her desires of improving skills or learning  to listen to the music of inner heartbeat of a child, but also of a man, a woman, a poor, ‘very bad’ ( some use this word with out knowing or forgetting very idiotically ‘how bad they are/were for some sometime back  or of yesterday’s things). That is the rhythm that one should learn to hear so closely to our ears and to our minds. Those not artificial beats are so painful and so useful in a way because that teach us the true feelings attached to ones ‘inner rhythmic expressions’ -true. 

Some dance to earn a living not just to fill the hearts of the audiences with joy but to full fill the desire of eating an ice cream of a little child, a frock or a shoe to his/her sibling relative/parent etc pay the rent sometimes, save some money for a house to built, buy a land, plan a business etc.

Kandyan, Indian, African, or Arabian, you can think of many forms of art and its originality they all are so unique and have developed their own identities these long years of human existence.

I am thinking sometimes ‘the uniqueness of using colours and costumes in such performances’  - some use relevant or accurate ‘colour’ to express the things that they can not show on the stage due to lack of time or to say something extra or to convince life in a better way. The titles of the posters, the fonts or the colours use in the posters they use – ‘says a billions of things’ – one needs to have a close a look at such things or have a close thinking of the artist perform on stage or the script writer – drama. They are very much conscious about such things. ‘the audience must read such things very closely to their heart I suggest’. I know that they do.

Nothing is identical when it comes to arts and crafts, dance or music. They are different but there is a possibility of showing some similarities for sure.

It is so interesting sometimes to know the stories behind some of those performers and forms of art.  Some happy building their kingdoms of dance and that become their whole world sometimes they name them or write them on stage for or ‘on behalf their children’, parents, and in the name of their beloved lovers let me not forget them here. That is a so rewardful thing to do. Dancing truly is an entertaining and mind-blowing field in the fields of other forms of art I believe. 

The dancers and the dancing items teach you things that you really can not imagine learning at a school or at a university etc.

You need to watch any item with a very conscious mind. Also I think we should not forget brilliant forms of art that we perform in the stages of our own lives One needs to think about the costumes ( above discussed) they wear, the music, the beat of the drums, the stories that they are trying to tell us. It is good to think of such things while we enjoy the drama that we watch or the dancing items that we see.  
Some dance not because they actually like to dance this is rare though. Not because they respect the traditions, not because they love the job that they inherited from their own ancestors, but because of money and sometimes because of ‘name’ and the ‘popularity’. Don’t forget that I here used the word ‘some’ not ‘all’.

Our country owns the legendary dancers’. I like to say that some of them are worth a country, a nation. That is one’s identity. Sometimes a country is so huge than it s people but when it comes to ‘art and craft or dance or music’ every other thing becomes ‘small’ before their talents I like to think right this moment I am re writing the essay I wrote some time back thinking of ‘both of you my little friend ‘where are you these days’? Forgotten your nadee akka alright that you have forgotten ‘me’ -understandable.  

The immeasurable values attached to these ‘sacred’ arts and performances/performers (this is also rare), think of the things they carry forward or  carries now, think of the burdens that it bears when it comes to ‘trying to be a dancer /performer- true to their heart and to the society they live/ not cheating the ‘ gurunnnanse who taught you ‘every step’ of such things . Think of the inheritances do not always think of the attraction you get from these things, I was thinking of the amateurs not the ‘tall and big, wide legends arts.

It is ok to watch ‘belly dance’.  One has to have the choice or preferences over ‘their selections on many things not only –dancing or music.  Ballet, Bharatha Naatyam, Udarata pahatha rata, or sabaragamuwa, ball room, one has to have the choice. And even in learning such things ‘ what is important is that ‘you have to be very true to your subject’ whether it is dancing or music, science, or maths – or other wise.  
I will and I should and at the same time I like to request let us not forget to pay respect to the dancers who died in the name of their traditions, cultures.

It is a good feeling that what these things add in to our lives, they help ‘all – human’ keep our/their/all lives alive.  I do not like to disrespect them, the legends saying ‘thank you’ for their contributions to the world of hearts and minds full of desires towards listening and watching learning good ‘performance of art’.   

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A moment in past

Atheethaye 'mohothak' 

Gewaa aaa dura bohoi
Eheth nathara wee meheth nathara wee
Ahunkan demin
Mumunamin – thaniwa
Hithata - magema
Wehesak neha mata

Depasa boho mithuran
Diri demin sanasamin
Wehesak neha mata

Sanga waa neha kisith
Kiawanna nisala wu pasu
Mathupitin nowa
Gemburuma pathlen
Eheth sithin nowa
Buddhiyen - wimasamin

Oba muda hala de ma mathata
bondawemin - naliyamin
neth dela thula

Gumu gumuwa
Huru purudui mata

Wesunu deneth
Widaahala de-ath
Munu munuwa
Thurulu wunu
Hith pathara
Ingi bingiya
Kiyu saha nokiyu wadan
Senehewanthai –Thawamath
neth ahala

Newathuna oba
Pita wuna mama
Herenu  beha newathath
Gaman karanu misa idiriyata
Sewwa mama
Haathpasa oba
Neha dutuwe
Natharawunu thena oba
His bimak
Neha - kisi salakunak
Oba gosin wena ahaka
Mama heruna
Aa desatama
Kamak neha
Mathakai obawa mata – thawamath
Wehesa neha mata
Sihi kireema
Muna gesuma
Keti -wuwada
Dina saha – peya ganana
Muna gesuna
Lanwa siti
Boho kalakata perathuwa
Dashakayak ikmawu dina ganan
Gewee gos
Mithurek oba
Keti wuwada – nogelapunada
Dedena – manasin

Kohomada obata ?

[ above picture is a view from the Akbar Bridge - University of Peradeniya]

Monday, November 19, 2012

Broken Mirror, nangi and her thinking ..............

( i wrote this about 1. 5 years back thought of sharing it with my friends - foot path)

Mornings and evenings comes and goes faster than we think. Mornings are generally brighter and healthier if you had a good night sleep – previous night.

First task of the mornings nangi’s and mine looking at the mirror that is hanging over to our bed. That was the only suitable place that we could find to hang it. There are times that I do not look at the mirror purposely for me that generally happen unconsciously. 

By looking at the mirror I sometimes think about the changes I see. The tiring eyes reminds me many things, the night is gone a fresh day is coming ahead. Nangi is usually smiling at the mirror every possible morning. Adjusting her wavy hair that she likes very much muttering many things to herself that I can not hear. I have observed these things many times because she wakes up after me asking her bed tea. 

“Lazy girl what is the time now?”
I ask every possible morning not because that I do not know the time, my little laptop clearly indicates the time even thought it has some technical problems these days. 

“Hmmm you have no luck to have a good night sleep you feel jealous about me don’t you?” that is her usual answer.
I say nothing because I know that she does not really mean it.

My evenings are generally calmer and are full of indefinable hopes again the nights I can say are full of mixed feelings I like to write them down anything that comes to my mind. Some thoughts are not rational at all and the things that I think and say sometimes indicates my ‘confused’ mind I like to think. No! Please pardon me am I talking nonsense? My sister and others around me who knows and understands me at least a little knows that I talk nonsense sometimes.    

Nangi always says that she loves her television and her mirror. She says that she is the owner of all what we have except my little laptop. The very first day that we rented this tiny room her main worry was a mirror but luckily we already had a fourteen inch Panasonic television that our father had bought for us many years back. So a mirror was her main worry. We walked and walked all over the city ‘Nugegoda’ looking for a mirror a good one but a cheap one.   

“meka keeyada” “ ethakota anith eka”
“How much is this and how much is that?” 

The sizes were really ok but the prices did not match with what we had in our wallets.  The owners of the shops looked mad because of these two bothering customers. I still remember these things because this happened not too long ago about ten months back.

At last we found a mirror that matches both our preferences and the money that we had in our hand. Happy sister gently touching the mirror says

“Now you can easily wear sarees no?” I accepted her views saying ‘yes’ to her. She was happy. 

“Careful when you get in to the bus ok” she did not forget to remind me before I got in to the bus carrying the mirror and another needy things in both my hands with a little difficulty for the newly rented room. 

Since then, the mirror that had a purple colour frame and a little art work around all four corners of it became our friend, especially it became a good friend of my baby sister. The girls, the ladies have many things to do with a mirror sometimes they are happy talking to their own images that appears on the mirror. All who likes to see their own faces through the mirror can see and say many things to their own hearts and minds I happened to think.

This Friday morning I was cleaning something in the washing area heard a big noise I was talking to myself after………….

“End of another glass”
 I was thinking that it was another glass that has slipped through nangi’s fingers again” 

Little later nangi came with red eyes and a worried face, saying

“akka tell me if I say something that hurts you will you blame me or not”

“That is ok it is just a glass we can buy another one”  I said 

“No that is not the glass it is the mirror”

 I saw her eyes filled with many things that can not be easily explainable. I know people have many things that they treasured sometimes what they have owned or earned through out their life time. The properties of different kinds  So it is the mirror she loved so much  

I read an interesting novel few weeks back it is a story of a lovely Chinese girl who was asked by a ghost to find a mirror that was lost during some conflicts with the Japanese. The mirror which once belonged to their ancestors, a family treasure was taken care of by every generation with so much respect. I loved the book not because of the story of the mirror but because of the way it has written.

I can not remember that how many times I have reminded nangi about the realities that attached to our own lives. I think she is not too old to understand these things. I think I have reminded her many times that there are certain things in this world if you lose or break those things can be replaced easily. Then you do not have to worry actually there is no reason for you to worry. So for certain things that we lose you should not worry. You should worry only if you lose some things that can not be replaced with any of the alternatives in this existing world. 

Every one of us has something personal sometimes to protect or that they think is precious to them. We always tend to think about all the material stuff that we think are precious. What about ones ‘prestige’, reputation, the things that are important in relation to the social values and customs depending on the community or the society she or he belongs to. Even if I say these to her she will not understand better not one day she will understand all by herself. 

I have asked her many times to think of her dear and near ones. If you lose one of them you never get a chance to see them or touch them again. You can never ever replace with anyone the place that they hold in our hearts. 

She cries with out listening to all that I was saying, thinking that it was the only mirror available in this whole world that she could possibly purchase. 

The broken pieces of our mirror reminded me of a very near and a dear friend who once related me a story of her friend and a mirror an unforgettable story that taught me many things about life and about many other things 

She (nangi) lost her identity card yesterday on our way back from the hospital. “I am a girl with out any identity now”  same things I had to remind her many more times I can not remember as to how many times.

“You can apply for another identity card  

 How many times I have told you that it is possible to get another one. Now will you please stop bothering me”

 We had a little fight about the lost identity card. By the end of the day she became normal and again we spent a normal evening as usual arguing about many things that we watch on the television and went to sleep.

I was thinking many things while trying to sleep at that night, a reaction and a behavior of a girl who has less contact with out side world and know little about many things. She should go out and move with others to get some understanding of the existing world. 

The very next day she lost again another thing her lovely mirror it is for her unbearable I understand. 

The place of the wall that hanged the mirror for some time looks very bold and empty.   If you lose something that near to your heart it is natural that you feel empty. But this is just a mirror. I thought …............

“Please stop worrying about the mirror ok we will buy another one for you”

“Today is a Friday it is a bad omen if you break anything that belong to you on a Friday
” she was trying to explain something different this time. I felt angry this time.

“Who told you that?”  I asked 

“Aachchi amma” 

“I love you and amma very much I do not want to lose you” she told me forgetting her favorite brothers this time.

I felt like something is happening inside me.
 my heart was heavier than before and I felt really sad about her. Again my heart filled with love for her more than before that was an unexplainable situation. How much love that she carries in her heart for me and amma and for others. I was not surprised but still she is different this time I noticed.

I thought before, that she was really worrying about her mirror because she will not get a chance to see her face every possible minute or so. But she was worrying about us. The broken mirror again taught me a very different lesson this time about ‘life’.  The theories full of life I sometimes can not believe these things. We hear many theories and concepts about many things in this world. Also it gave me another chance to identify the immeasurable love of my darling sister. 

The worrier face only lasted for few hours and I heard she was giggling with her friend next door for something that I did not understand. Life is like that. the worries or sorrows sometimes lasts for days , years or more than you expected again after sometime the happiness will reach you in a particular moment or on a day that you will never expect. I have read it somewhere I remember today.     

Is it only her heart that is broken because of the broken mirror? I was really asking myself. No! Sometimes you see yourself through a mirror I am not talking about our very own faces. There is another possibility even if we do not realize it. You can see others through your own images I learnt recently. So my worry now is that I will lose the chance of seeing others through this broken mirror, the images of the people who are near and dear to me. 

The broken mirror actually now has become a victim of breaking two hearts for two different reasons:

nangi’s love taught me many lessons and that lead me to explore my thoughts in many different directions of my life.

 a lesson from a mirror useful. Plentiful reflecting images appears not before the framed mirror - new but before the mirror of unwritten tomorrow