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

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Credible Cloves and Sincere Cinnamon

I think, spices get one of the most important places in the racks and cupboards of the genuine department of the kitchen of most Ladies. That does not mean it is only the ladies who fall in love with spices there are men too who runs hospitality departments- global, with so much dignity.    The Asian Women uses varieties of spices than the European Ladies, do not know whether the ladies of that part of the globe would agree with me. The queen of all spices, chilly and flowery queen, turmeric, cordial coriander, tasty curry powder, mustard, sincere cinnamon, polite pepper etc

Cloves and cinnamon; I guess are a little expensive flavory components compared to the other types of spicy components in the Global Markets. In the colonial periods, mostly the Islands and countries like ours were focused and later captured due to their own specific interests and reasons, it is true but one of the reasons apart from the reasons such as;  expanding the colonial kingdoms in any region or in the continents ‘where they could see some specifications or benefits’ economically or politically. Apart from the reasons known and unknown, it is alright to say the islands like ours were dominated by the traders of the worldwide from time to time, coming to an agreements, various, again thinking of the benefits that they could get easily from this part of the world, with the rulers of the particular eras under some conditions (give and take) such as, ‘we provide this service’, ‘you provide spices such as cinnamon’. Sincere cinnamon was actually a good sources of income for them because not like other spices, this sincere cinnamon is used worldwide by almost all the women in their stylish cooking.

Let’s have a look at the pictures of some colonial rulers of this part of the world, Portuguese for instance, they were very fond of sincere cinnamon because they knew the worth and price they could get from selling it in the global market even back then. They knew what method and strategy they should use to get what they wanted, in quintals or in what quantity they need them.

I know that it is the nature of trading. Who does trading without expecting any profit? Cloves obviously a queen of spicy queens and even back then I am sure, she has dominated the markets, famous, of this spicy globe.

You can get any hot or spicy spices of your choice if you have the pocketful of love towards tastes and flavours and fond of stylish cooking  

Markets are full of agreements, dealings and profits. Who is unaware of that? According to the agreements made between almost all or most the colonial emperors and empires, one of the significance of the agreements were, trade oriented. Almost all had plans, ideas as to what they can get from this soil and should send back to their kingdoms to widen and fatten their financial safes.

To defeat an enemy often the history witness that some of the rulers have requested help from another enemy actually all that were happened without knowing ‘how harmful sometimes to seek help from a little known or totally unknown. The Portuguese, the kings of trade were totally strange to the people of our country but for them ‘trading was very familiar and no strange thing.     

The agreement made between the King Keerthi Sri and the Dutch was specific and important because of many important reasons and it contained 25 sentences of various political and economically important sentences, such as, specific consideration was given, regarding the freedom of trade activities in the Island. Including, Paying a tax to the king of Kandy from the income of coastal areas, the Sinhalese should be given the right to get salt from the farms of salt without paying anything, the company should be given permission to get the cinnamon grown in all the areas of the Low country, and from the harvest of the cinnamon grown, in the up country area, the Dutch should be given 5 pagodi of cinnamon and the spices such as , ariconut, athdath, enasal, pepper should not be sold to any outside traders other than to the Dutch, as agreed. Main reason to agreeing to such an agreement was to get rid of Portuguese  
The spicy spices not only fills the safes of the entrepreneurs but also such fills the taste buds of the hot or spicy customers.

So with or without agreements, the rulers of colonial kingdoms sailed back to their trade kingdoms, taking the spices in quintals or pagoda from Sri Lanka, touching the Indian routes taking what they could cotton for instance.
Hot and spicy spices sailed, through continents until the ships full, reaches the popular Market of London, the Old and antique Constantinople; the emperor of ancient Trade markets

Credible Cloves and sincere cinnamon, travel across continents passing the households of poor, the middle, the high, emperors, popular, Brahmins, Smiths, the Niters, Admirals, governors, Hiltons, Taj Samudra, cinnamon lake, meets at cafeterias, Ala Cates, Buffets. Cloves and cinnamon, spices in particular, gives sort of an advice as to ‘too much of them spoil your cuisine’ ‘take and add only what is required to flavor your dish of choice.
I am not going to write anything about ‘the uses of cloves’. Every bit of information regarding the uses and benefits are moduled in the modules of graffiti, text books, in the nets of internets, in the curriculums, in the secrets of the chef’s – cuisines, in the books of indigenous medicine, in the leaflets of the entrepreneurial agendas, beneath the trees of cloves, in the research of agrarians, in the diaries of traders – only the published. Are there anything written in the reports of Iban Batuta? Yes, I believe. What did Lorenzo De Almaida have reported to their king of Ocean about Credible clove and sincere cinnamon, interesting to know?

My mind goes back to several eras of history without really following any particular order of colonialities. I already talked about the agreement between the king Keerthi Sri and the Dutch (1658 – 1796) but before that there were agreements made between the Portuguese (1505 – 1658) who set foot here as the first group to enter this Island from that part of the globe.  

One of the conditions that were kept before the crown of the king of the Kotte back in 1505 by the Portuguese when they freshly trying to enter the country, through the agent Payo de Susa was purely I was trade oriented though their desires and objectives of settling down here on a permanent basis thinking of the benefits not only trade but also ‘the total package of benefits’. Sincere Cinnamon was one of their objectives of trade from this part of the world. Cinnamon; as a price for protecting (?) the country from the enemies that they assumed would come to capture the Island, through the naval routes, the king of the Dutch, Portugal back then known as the emperor of the Ocean were promised to give 150 quintals of cinnamon, annually.

Every route was specifically important for traders and the natural harbours that they could easily protect their ships from natural hazards such as storms until they finish their dealings. And the natural harbours around the country were given all the traders the opportunities to easily reach India when ever wanted to visit their admin areas and to other administrative points.

Credible cloves and Sincere Cinnamon has shown them not only trade paths but also political paths to fatten their colonial kingdoms, I believe      

I believe it is no harm to close your shops of cloves and cinnamon for few days under what ever conditions or in what ever situations but I guess it is no good in the long run of enterprise and for the so far satisfied customers of the so far fair dealings, around the Island and across continents. Protests, I like to say sincerely, must not only spoil our dishes and cuisines but it mustn’t spoil our trades. Compensate and compensation is nice pair of terms that entrepreneurs can go for as a harmonious alternative. Often customers ask for fair dealings like they always want the best and if you close your shop for even for a few days, they would ask you to compensate, I do not know how though.
And please Pardon the sinful if anyone of you thinks that there are some who enjoy spoiling the plates of others putting too much of spicy or hot ingredients unnecessarily. Lets colour our plate of hard work by adding the colours of Credible clove. And lets share a good plate of good wills sincerely adding some sincere cinnamon to your thoughts as well.    

It is we who grow cloves and cinnamon here and don’t you think that we understand our soils and geo metric conditions better than the others? When the cultivation is spoiled or disturbed or infected by any hazards, such can be cured using some good thoughts of fertilizer and pesticides. But use them as required but do not forget you need to use them intelligently. The agrarians know how to deal with them than the people who do not know how to grow credible cloves or sincere cinnamon. Therefore, on behalf of the sincere customers I like to note here and remind though we know that you have not forgotten anything of the old routes and ways of trading and the battles faced to protect all our low country cinnamon and up country cloves, please try to get advice from the knowledgeable, rather than jumping in to your own methodologies to solve the viruses related to any cultivation

Ethically we must let the people who love to use cloves as they wish and cinnamon as they preferred no outsider can interrupt their taste buds and strategies of cooking and interest of tasting them, joyfully not any other fully or forcefully

The trade lanes of cloves and cinnamon should not be bannered with the black flags other than the flags of their nationalities and the home pages should be designed, edited with the pictures of smiling faces of traders of cloves and cinnamon    
Let’s enhance the credible cloves and sincere cinnamon

Let’s high lighten the enthusiasm of the growers of the credible incredible cloves
Let’s try to share the thoughts of lanes of people across the globe for a better purpose, including the thoughts of people of ‘Sal Mal Lane’ for a peaceful and sincere journey of credible cloves and sincere cinnamon           




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