No path is a path if you see no people walking or moving here and there. There is very little that you can learn if there are no people around. Yes it is true that lonely paths also teach you things but that are different things. The paths provide you different pictures at different times of a day. During mornings it is very different and during dark it is unbelievably unexplainable. You see ‘no end’ point in analyzing these paths, the travelers, and the people we see, i believe.
Paths Links People
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
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
let us view today through past ...........Kingdom of Yapahuwa - 13th Century
Sunday, November 24, 2013
A Tour to THM
This is a dedication note to ‘oyosh
Sandika goes to Tower Hall isn't that amazing?
Where will Sandika be reaching next? LUMBINI, PUNCHI
THEARTRE, Ananda Kularatne or at any other famous indoor or outdoor auditorium?
I have a bit of extra money these days : > )
I am thinking of the true meaning of ‘stage drama’
No I do not know the academic explanations or explanations of the scholars,
This is my point of view …………..
‘That is a plat form which overflows ‘liveliness to
its maximum, that is a direct mode of communication with the artist and the
viewer, that is something that the artist get ‘critiques’ instantly, that is a
place where you get chances to learn ‘how to use the given space’, accurately,
‘a tool to test memory, confidence’
I think I should forget the ‘scientific’ meaning of it
for few minutes
This isn't just an inner reaction of ones biological
These sweats, not sweet, definitely
These sweats, not cute, definitely
That is how me the woman thinks
Let’s give it a ‘human look’, a human shape
No! Filthiness is not a facet of ‘sweats’
Labour = sweats
Labour, sweats = human
No these are not mathematical calculations either
What are these then?
Is it easy to find ‘equals’ in real life components?
Where do you see them?
I see them in every party,
In every tar road,
In every building, house, foundations,
On the faces of volunteers,
I see them in buses too, specifically
I see them on the surfaces of grains, veggies,
On all packed or sealed containers, we purchase
On the garments I wear
On the dusty faces of the tired - ‘Travelers’,
Players, searchers, observers,
And, I am sure
I can view them at any Estate, at any factory,
In the words of true hearts,
In their true wishes as well
Didn’t I mention ‘the farmer’?
Are there anything written in their faces,
‘Immeasurable’ this is the word I read on them
Yet, this too is true
I can’t count them in numbers, not properly
May every drop of sweat be valued!
f.daks lfrka f.k uoaoyfka tk .; iqj|hs Tnf.a
lSr m,d ñá ysiska ord tk ysi iqj|hs
(Above are a few lines of a song very popular among
our people. following is a rough translation of the Song. Pardon me I am not a
professional translator especially this is something very melodical and literaturefull
versions I don’t think that I can do any justice to the lyrics.
shoulders’ of yours that carries heavy gunny bags, on a sunny noon, to me is
hair of yours, which carries a basket full of green leaves to me is like
That was how a couple of a one particular carrier
class values each others sweats
It is interesting, instead of chasing away his/her
partner to the wash room, or perhaps to a nearest well, or river they think
that are something ‘embraceable’
Some draw or rediscover their inner lanes on the
canvases they inherit or else via the lenses they love, the negatives or on the
reels they purchase, the words that they thread short or in novel way, some via
the conversations that they create, via the modules of any or all subjects they
learn, on the big screens, on various plat – forms, stages, songs, melodies. I
think for any artist it is essential to have a libertyfull mind to explore
their talent lanes. They have every right to engage in any of the art work they
prefer. That is part of democracy. So that was my beginning note
Here comes the rest of my note …………………..
Maradana’ is very particularly a famous city of our
Capital of dear Colombo of Colombo, specifically. The historical value of this
city, the tallness & the wideness of this city, compared to other cities is
big. The world famous Book Publishers, Mighty Pens, Tall schools with famous
artistic gathering halls, and the world’s most respected reputed theater halls
add fullness to this city.
The very historical rail station, the building in
particular states and shares a lot about the city, with its curious viewers,
In short this is a city where most
people have memories attached with.
My father used to come to Maradana
for his English Classes. According to my memory revelations, that happened in the
latter stage of his school days. But later he changed his plans and has decided
to learn English Postal way. I don’t know whether this method still exists
these days in all parts of the country.
But I know Mr. Suriyapperuma is still conducting and providing help for
the students who are interested in studying English that way. I hope I am
right. That is called ‘;eme,a ud._l bx.%Sis mdGud,dj’
I don’t know the exact year that my
father came to Maradana but definitely before the year 1970. And the Foreign
employment agency that changed his carrier ideas also was situated in Maradana.
The Suleimans, I don’t know whether that still exists there. I remember he was
saying how he found money for his English class and to pay for the employment
That is a different story and I think we should value
the sweats of workers who bring in foreign currencies bit better than now
Anyways it is not my topic of the day. Such
information I thought of sharing additionally, to give my essay a different
The journey of the day began from the very ‘OPEN’,
OUSL. I signed and without forgetting to mark 12. 30 pm exactly before the
region of ‘out’ stepped out of the premises with confidence, towards our
friendly service - ‘BUSses’ holt
And this was the very first time that I went to such
Got in to a 176 (these are route numbers).
Beautiful Sun, she was totally dominating the universe
at that the time. Heat was up to its maximum. No curtain could provide me any
relief. It is not just the time that the ordinary passengers goes for their aims of life, shopping, marketing ,
meetings (ordinary) It is also the time that kids reach back home from their
Elphinstone is a familiar place this is where I
watched ‘Sa’ of our veteran musician Mr. Victor Rathnayake with Gayathri,
Sarajika and one of their friends
But certainly that was the first time I went to see a drama
at a tall place like THM (Tower Hall Maradana). Ok, before that let me explain
slightly what I observed between my tour to THM
It was an unbelievably, highly, very experiencing
moment, that my tour to THM.
Obviously your eyes get tired of looking around and
trying to read all what is available or situated along the roads, including the
bill boards, listening to conversations of the ones who share the same bus
I think any traveler should try to get maximum use of
THM is one of the journeys that have begun at certain
point. And Gnanartha Pradeepaya began their journey exactly in 1866 June 07. What was the exact date that the Zahira
started her journey?
The kids of Zaheera collage; all most of them were
still playing at the school play ground I quickly scanned the play ground
within a moment.
Friends of roads, the service providers I know
sometimes they are very exhausted when they reach the middle of the day that is
the nature of their duties, services attached with. Most of them belong to my
class category not only the travelers also the mediators.
There is no point they showing the purchasing receipts
to the travelers / passengers saying ‘this worth this much’ and ‘that worth
that much’ every traveler who get in gives them bread and butter what will
happen to the services if they all stop using the facilities or they all
deciding to buy their own vehicles, am I kidding J))))))
So need to maintain patience every rupee they keep in
their wallets is important for them.
I am at THM now
I like Sugath Maithree’s ‘the
VIRGIN’ ‘lkHdú’ the
script was written in bit of a tricky way I thought and have tried their best
to cover their objective within the given time frame and space. I like the
performances of the actress. Certainly it is no easy for a beginner to perform
live especially before a huge audience that relaxly. You get no ‘cut’ ‘cut’
opportunities several times and then start again on live stages. If you make a
mistake, that is it. That is what your fans take back home what you missed or
mistakenly conveyed. If you don’t perform well or accurately shared your views,
you will not hear ‘excellent’ or ‘brilliant’ from the creator, not from the
ones who are seating before you
Stage drams and cinema are two
different plat forms, two different identities. Yet, their core objective is
one there is no difference to be observed
And my standing ovation goes to the
‘Kalakaaraya’ of K. Chathuranga perera’s ‘kalakarayo’, who had to finally give
away all his clothes for the sake of the ‘art’
K Anthony Jayalth’s ‘Sudammawathi’
was a good effort as well. The two actors were doing their roles well.
And let me turn in to Ranga saman
wijesinghe’s Dhanaathmaka Ballek, there I had a question may be this is due to
my lack of knowledge on the subject ‘what was the importance of the roles of
the superman and the other famous characters (co characters) were you trying to
say that they too deals with such kind of insurance ?
So where is it located, ‘the nice
man insurance company’? J
Ensure that the each and every person
of the audience hear every single word you say. Every word you utter or mutter
very important I guess.
The first, the middle and the last
word of any sentence you keep before your target group equally important
Also my instincts says that it is
important ‘not to insult any of your own ones’ but it is totally alright if you
talk or discuss the weakness of the surroundings that you live or capture or
experiences personally or publicly or of the things that immediately need to be
This is a very old example yet let
me share it with you
Think of your village CBO for
instance, if there is no community hall in your village for people, youth to
meet gather to discuss wants and needs, aims of your village then that needs to
be addressed, and if you think that your village don’t have proper transport
system such things immediately needs to be addressed because lack of transport
facilities weaken the economic situation of any village, community
If you think that it is essential
to stop ‘Alcohol’ drugs issues of a village that too can emphasized, eleborated
Such things are just an example
that I showed to you
There are huge areas that a creator
can cover in order to solve or get answers from the authorized for public
Art is one of the Medias that one
can use to talk to people.
Sudammawathi is a different approach;
I saw some novelty in the topic chosen.
Kanyawi is a popular approach; this
is a mostly discussed matter (?) especially of the Asian region
Kalakarayo that is how some lives
of our kalakarayo, some people’s perceptions. It is no easy to begin or enter
in to any filed and it is even more difficult to sustain in an area like ‘art’,
performing art, actually in any of he fields. The audience, the world need
proof of your talents, skills, abilities if not they chase you away.
Some of the things may raise ones
awareness on certain things and that will help even the authorized, decision
makers, policy makers to change their schedules, additionally that certainly
will help to change people’s attitudes towards certain things of a society if
it is good to do so.
Ballo burathi or ballo nidiyathi or
balloth ekka beha, duppathunda kathi bothi, samanalayoda igelethi, pusan kirida
bothi, what ever message the artist try to convey to their audience, or what
ever they discuss via the creation they do or create according to their own
understanding, we the audience are the ones who value them or judge them.
Therefore the audience is always important, their awareness plays and important
role. It is not just laughs that the audience want to take back home. They
weigh, measure every single word or matter you discuss. They have their own
weighing machines. I am totally happy about our audience; they are intelligent
enough to understand any artistic work. They have updated brains, I guess I am
little below them certainly and still needs to be updated. I think every person
should update their knowledge with world artistic creations, must watch and
view, read world then they get better chance to understand ‘our’, ‘their’,
I am not silly to compare the
experienced with an amateur, in the creative fields.
They too will grow tall it is not
an easy thing, patience, constant practice, reading, understandings on day to day
dealings of human lives, societies, human mind and hearts, what bothers them,
what needs them, their eyes needs to wide open, always
Some think that the efforts they
take or their love towards this kind of artistic involvements like drama, cinema
is kind of a mad thing to do
Thankfully our artists now have
already crossed all borders by now
I think Mr. Gamini Fonseka is one
of the artists who tried his best to get the accurate or the maximum reputation
that an artist should get from everyone, for each and every person get involve
in, cinema in particular.
So I request follow his footsteps
if you think that it is worth doing so