Sunday, November 30, 2014
Inspired by the MOVIE; ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’
GARAM MASALA, THANDURI CHICKEN, FRENCH FRIES, KOS MELLUM, POL SAMBOL, THUMBA KARAWILA, KURRINNAN MALLUMA
What do you think that I am doing or writing, do you think that I just wrote a menu for this region we live? I have a feeling that I don’t ‘just write’ things. I am trying to be honest with what I write. Even if I mention a name there is a reason. I don’t like to play around with words or sentences.
I am fully confidence in what I am writing. So if you take the term ‘confidence’ it is an essential essence for life. You need to do anything or something or one thing with total confidence. And you need to represent your ‘confidence’; you need to represent what you say with confidence.
Say anything you say with confidence. Consider ‘confidence’ as your life partner. All others you can consider as your ‘siblings or as your relatives.
When it comes to relatives there are many sayings that local people use in their day today conversations (colloquial language)
Let me take an example
‘Neyai, meeyai, weyai okkoma eka kulaye’
The relatives, rats, weyas (I don’t know the English term for weya – unfortunately) all belong to one ‘caste’, knowing that you need to improve your confidence in what ever you do. If you can understand their roles at least to certain extent then you can understand what I say.
Let me return to what I was discussing previously, the MENU that I wrote at the beginning of this essay.
So the Menu I wrote is not just specifically wrote thinking of the SAARC region because if you see it forgetting the SAARC region and going or moving beyond the region you live you can see that I have written ‘French fries’ as well. I should have written an OMELETTE but I didn't.
Omelette is not a strange thing to this cuisine full world , right?
Often you have to forget the originality of the cuisine because now in this world you get everything ‘mixed’. I don’t think that it is universal that a Syrian woman has to marry only a Syrian Man or an Afghan Man should marry or must marry only an Afghan woman. Somehow if you forget the ‘wars within’ other than the wars that people have started against traditional empires and moving towards a new empire still it is an empire whether its new or old an empire is an empire.
Why not cross borders …………..
Forget what you have to answer before you cross any borders to the officers who inquire or ask too many questions, guarding their borders. (inspired by an article ‘The Syrian Bride’(siriyanu manmali)’ published on ‘Rawaya weekly Paper/ last week End)
I believe that crossing borders is not just crossing a geographical entity or premises. When you cross a border you take away or going away with what you saw, experienced, who you are, local ethics, norms, values, customs and traditions. I totally believe that when you begin to live in another geographical area, things you carry or journeying with get mixed with the norms and customs or everything of that area, easily.
So the French can easily experiment an ‘Indian Thanduri Chicken’ in any of the chances they get. It is marvelous to watch ‘Steven Spielberg’s choice in another direction, different to previous. The movie is a good example for an Ala Carte of confidence and cross border ‘essences of life’.
Some things are ‘border less’, barrier less. It is not just the tastes or flavours of life. It is not about just trying to own a premise that someone else owns. It is about ‘confidence’.
It is not about ‘stars’ you‘ll get for your star class enterprise it is about ‘confidence that takes you towards the aim of your life. A cook becoming a Chef is not an easy task in this modern world. Specifically this world is full of various, cuisines, flavours, tastes, spices and restaurants, plus completion, mind you. So then your task won’t be easy Yet , let confidence become the fuel partner for life.
I don’t think that the French President will oppose, even if the French’ begin to eat (or have they already started after watching the journey of Hassan and his family)Thanduri chicken and sometimes Alu Parata or Laddu in an evening. If the President respect the rule of the world (unanimous) ‘Universal Peace and Harmony, he can’t oppose, I believe.
Margareta and Hassan can go in search of mushroom in any forest together. Healthy competition brings not only confidence but also’ Harmony in any cuisine you cook in the Family front ( or in any newly or oldly started restaurant) and others, along with Margareta, Bonita, Careem, Karuna, Muditha, Khan, Upeksha, Mehetha, Francis, paul Frank, Molly and Dolly, Elizabeth, little prince George, Victoria, Prince of Jordan, Pillay , Lalitha, why not Vaico too can join them ?
How about making a delicious NON POISONOUS dish together as a TEAM?
Lets have bit of back ground music if the French don’t like too much noise, we can have a sitar Music of ‘Ravi Shankar’ Family. And there are other Shankar’s in SI , I am sure you have met them other than A. R. Rahman, How are you Sir?
And if you have tasted Mani Ratnam before not only in Bombay or in Delhi or in San Francisco, Washington DC , I am sure you’ll be amazed with essence he uses to favour the richness of ART of human minds.
You might not stop just saying ‘china china aasai’, Maama Kallu Maama, Karupa than enwangada puricha colora (NO! sorry it is Orange)
Spices , flavours everything they use with full confidence.
Let’s make not a movie but a real globe where there are no borders.
Where there are no guards that inquire your Nationality or identity.
Where there Syrians (ladies) who don not cry seeking to cross borders they like
once I asked a person who appeared before me asking some money or some food if my memory is accurate what I immediately did was asking him a silly question though I understood his intension,‘do you have your identity card’ I thought you must refrain from asking for identity cards because Sri Lankans no longer need any identity cards checking during their ‘ societical movings’, associations
Hassan was not a chef but a cook at the beginning. Margareta was not a cook (I don’t know the feminine word, is there a one?) but was a girl who was trying to become a chef de cuisine in their words, classically acclaimed
Classical; The term has something to do with ‘class’es but there are other classes that I am often like to explore, again other than the class that Marx and others described.
Some classes according me is an empty thing nothing else.
Ones’ class of thinking, class of blaming, class of attitudes, class of idiotics, class of illusions, class of perceptionally un –touchable ( this group is exclusive to the group suneetha, sopaka, ridee and wlangangoda belonged to) those too explains a lot about ‘essences of life’ but only thing is most think that top class is the only class that should sustain in this world.
Oh! Never ever say before your public that ‘ you can’t do anything about it’ when an outsider say something about your own borders ( I hate this word) or premises of origins , place of living, your ownership ( legal or otherwise)
I believe it is good if the Norway Government just think of starting an investigation on ‘how, when, why, the peace mediator (??????) Eric Solehiem supported LTTE financially like the President Inquired in public.
To tell you frankly I don’t think not only Benjamin Franklin but also Francis in our village would not agree with what he did.
We can’t just stay quite when just because people have different taste buds and essences they like very much. Some things in this world are poisonous, not good to taste.
So for a border less society, globe it is truly essential, don’t you think so?
There are Hassan’s and Margareta’s in this capable knowledgeful world who has started their journeys in their preferred way or perhaps using the chances that they get, or using the opportunities that the society has provided for them, became successful in their efforts.
Sometimes it is good to hang around a bit in history.
I am not a person who believes that I must do what all others do. I like to do something that others have not done before, if possible.
But I know sometimes such thinking is little risky. You never know how others response to you yet but we sometimes like to taste the risk.
Risks are not only essentials ( you sometimes feel) but also an essence for life.
If Mari Curi Refrain from taking risks the scientific world we live are not this rich in sciences but poor instead.
So when it comes to French my mind ties with the very revolutionary ‘French revolution’ of the era (write the year).
Revolutions, Renaissances, essences are pluses for life,
You know what happened after all the mentioned and not mentioned revolutions in pre or post Medieval or any period of the world we live with regard to every essences of life of all gender. What changes you can observe within the political, cultural, economical, frame works of this world we live.
I believe, one’s achievement totally or 99 .99% depends on ‘confidence’, dedication, AIM
For a chef winning or achieving life targets no magic but creativity, confidence, aim, dedication, and fear less, that is truly for a border-less globe.
Huge sound of applause for ‘ the Team’ the movie that discuss the essences of life in a brilliant way.
Take care not weapons but peace
Have a peaceful life ahead!
some flowers for OM PURI, one of the Brilliant Actor of this decade
(I apologize with confidence, for poor grammar usage, if you feel disturbed when reading)
Thank you for reading ……………..
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
Some good in politics, some good analysis, some very good in poetry, some others good in lecturing, above all some good in bedding, they say.
Not to worry, I am talking about an advertisement ( a moving one) that I saw on my way to home, that is just to give this note a different look.
I thought it is good that they know about bedding, if not what would happen, who ever this ‘they’ is, may move out of them ( who ever poor in bedding) looking for any groups that good in bed.
What is the science that it describes? I am not good in sciences.
That is about bedding. bedding is different to bidding. i don't have to tell.
Oh let me not forget to note that there are beds different from beds. If you don’t know the similarities of beds and beds, bunts and beds that is a bit of a problem.
Why, others might say that you are not an Asian. They might argue with you saying oh! common it is not possible even Robert Knox knew the difference between beds and bunts, similarities of beds and beds. Even the Dr. Spittle what is ajjejja ( eye) mangachchanawa'( going), 'hura'( master), gampojja ( village), barapojja ( weight)
it is a question not of your knowledge what is gamai, pansalai, wewai dagebai ( village and temple, lake and the stupa) it is about your type of blood.
actually the era that we thought that our theme of living is gamai pansalai wewai dagebai is not anymore the only theme of living. because not the era that Vijaya built his kingdom in Tambapanni this is year 2014 many nationalities live here ( not only Buddhists / Sinhalese) in this country. you need to understand how what is important for everyone.
some say that some Tamils have decided to group against this government. Are you sure about their Nationality, Are they truly Tamil not terrorists?
i understand the difference between Tamil and Terrorism, Do you?
Did you see any Diases in the group you are talking about?
let me move on to bedding
I believe that there are specific sizes, widths, lengths standards when it comes to making a bed (this bed is not the bed that you are referring to my friends). If you want to know the bed sizes that you guys are thinking of you need to consult a carpenter.
if you want to know the beds ( better) i am talking about now you need to meet an agricultural Farmer ( perhaps not the farmers who engage in poultry business)
Ah! forgot to mention something ..........
So on my way to home, parelel to the moving advertisement I saw a huge in its size a lorry or something parked on the other side of the road, little interior to main road, mentioning a name of a tourist Hotel. That is Riverston. What bed is important for Riverston? They should know better about beds that explains every fact 'on how to neaten beds', 'how to linen', in one word, they should know A - Z of ‘house keeping’.
But if they know the other bed that i am talking about they should start something that they think is possible to use the knowledge they have. then they should move out of 'house keeping' and should start chena cultivation or paddy cultivation. That'll surely give them better understanding and a chance to practice how to make a better bed in order to get a good harvest.
Now, i hope you can understand the differences of beds.
So for a manager, unlike 'house keeping managers' they need to understand 'every bit of hotel management. the language related to hotel management. What is full board, what is half board,checking out for instance.
What are the nurseries that you have come to know? Is there a nursery close to your place? What is the use of a nursery?
i am not going to analyze the nurseries ( all terms) think how a nursery differ from a nursery. ( home work)
Everything is interconnected. Yet, you need to understand the difference between each and every subject or should at least accept that there are differences with regard to the content of the subject you learn or that exists in this world.
How many subjects exist in this world? I do not know. But I know that there is a difference between ‘economics’ and Political Science. And commerce subjects different to the subject matters and contents of Physics or biology.
All what I know is Politicians cannot change any ‘principles of economics’ or commerce ( arthika vidya muladharama), NO scientist can change the principles, facts, ethics( eternal) of a religion though they can have a round table discussion with any number of members. Acceptable or not, what I am discussing here?
there is something that i don't understand why change what they say so instantly?
Sailors know better about sailing other than the ones who drive a car on a high way.
The sailors for instance, they have an idea as to when and where they meet Ice Bergs during their sailing. when to sail and when not to sail.
Though the titanic sank before it reaches their final destination that does not mean every sailor misses identification of Ice Bergs. it does not mean that every Ross that meets Jacks of the world get no chances to reach final destinations of their desires.
There were reasons I believe, for titanic to sank.
Techno then is little poor compared to now.
When was it sunk? That is important only when analyzing things with regard to sailing, regarding knowledge about sea roots, language of sailing. You can’t sail ahead your ship if you don’t understand the language of not only the ocean but also the language of sailing.
You need to understand every wave of sea, storms, when and why the sea is silent sometimes, what is warakan, why during warakan one should not fish or not good for ‘fishing’, why do you think that every fisherman should own a boat not the ministers who knows how to (sel)fish?
Why a fisherman should own the best boats, not any traders of vegetables or any traders of Paddy? ( pardon me for taking trading to describe what i am trying to say)
Trading is according to my knowledge, economically acclaimed practice that gives any country income ( profit) not only for the single trading units.
take the term 'bargaining', there are things that you can't bargain unless in your trading that you do apart related to business. bargaining power is something that one has to learn and use carefully.
Is fishing in miridiya (inland water sources, here you can catch (?) loolla, kanaya, karali, aanda, there are many types) different to fishing in karidiya (deep sea)?
Do you understand?
What fish you get when you fish in sea, i am sure you are aware of.
I just mentioned few types ( within brackets, above) that you get from inland sources especially for the non nationals because I know that they ( most non nationals aware, let me not devalue their understanding) didn't bread and butter here and not aware of the tastes of a meal, menu = ‘heenatihale bath (rice) kos mellum with a koraly ( not quarrel or corral ) curry, (a menu for any international or local, just mentioned).
Most of them know karidiya because they have to fly over the oceans when going over seas.
Who taught me bit of politics you know. No actually I am taking about ‘politics’ in its good meaning. It is you who taught me what is ‘politics’, how is it different from poetry and biology.
Is selling boats* profitable?
Can I start a side business next your business? (Repairing boats, selling engines for boats (when it does not function) or something. What is the maximum number of boats that a single entrepreneur can sell annually?
(Any limitations?) If so why?
If there are any limitations can I distribute the boats I ( don’t)own among the fishermen (owns no boats) I know?
*Type of boats; motor, troler, engine boats, small ships(?)
(this is a continuation note of yesterday)
To be continued > > > >
Sunday, November 23, 2014
I enjoy reading what others say. I should have listened to some public speeches, instead of reading them via the papers. Then I can easily read every wrinkle or fine lines of every person during their talking.
I very strongly believe that you can’t just name few parties who supported President in his mission not Kashmir ‘the mission against LTTE (local issue (if some have forgotten) that was stagnant in the country as an issue for three plus decades) every single person of this country was with the president. So no single party can drag its ‘credit’ to get marks from the people. The reason is highly apparent because each and every person of this country was truly and highly fed up of how then governments tried to solve the issue and wanted an immediate solution trusted President Mahinda Rajapakse. If there was any other alternative person why would then who ever members didn’t go for that.
I like to ask our Ex – President Mrs. Chandrika Bandaranayake Kumaranathunge did you really want Mr. Rajapakse to contest for the presidential Election after you? How honest are you in your sayings?
There were some people who was highly afraid of Mr. Kumaranathunge because of his ‘popularity’ and the way he spoke with people, his tours to Jaffna (honest) the honesty of the people whom he was surrounded with ( Ossie Abeugunasekara for instance) so finally he had to leave though you and people of this country wanted him to do something for this country. Was that his OWN DECISION to choose death as alternative? Was he given any alternative to live and work? WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE if your memory works properly dear Madam?
Who killed you beloved husband? Mr. Rajapakse? I can remember how and what you promised before the death body of your husband, dear madam.
Of course you were the right choice then, when people were highly neglecting then government? How did you become the president? Who was behind you? Can you think of the lists? Was Mr. Wickramasinghe behind you?
I believe according to the constitution, you used the maximum chances of becoming president. How many times that it says, describes, that an individual can contest as president? Frankly were you not interested in continuing your role staying in the ‘title of president’? All what I am doing is asking questions, hope you have not forgotten that I am not a political genius so I have many questions to ask from experts. Contesting is something ‘people‘s is something else. If you were given any other chance (the chance number?) to join the chain as a candidate (at a stretch) what could be your choice forget people’s choice for a moment.
If by any chance, Mr. JRJ have included the sentences that you are criticizing now what would be your decision? I believe then you rather stay at home without contesting for the ‘presidency’.
I guess you need to believe that there are no saints in this political arena though now some uses their old caps and outfits of ‘sainty political mythologies’.
No! I am not trying to pull out any garbage here. If you are honest enough, if you say that you don’t want any dictatorship in what you do? What is your idea with regard to ‘entrepreneurship ownerships’ of the respective areas you live or owe, will and opportunities of the people of that area? What dominates what, who dominates who?
Take a rice mill for instance ‘I don’t know who does what here’ I am trying to pick examples here. Yet, if the cap or hat matches please try to wear it and see whether it looks nice on you. If it does not match with the size of the brain (?) any can refrain from wearing the hat.
If my memory is accurate or my knowledge on the topic little good ‘Mr. Anura Bandaranayake’ who is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Bandaranayake (Ex Prime Ministers), the founders of ‘Sri Lanka Freedom Party’ on an occasion went and sat on the side of ‘UNP’ (United National Party). I was so angry (as a citizen of this country I respect the Freedom Party, believe me) of the decision taken by one of the Mr. Anura Bandaranayke, reason is my immaturity to understand the incident or reasons for a son to move out of a party, for a brother to move out of a party that his parents very well looked after, his sister (wife of Mr. Vijaya Kumaranathunge, after his assignation she got a chance to enter in to active politics easily) who was holding high ranked position in the Part and in the country.
So this incident I can analyze like this, it is understandable for a secretary to move out of a party when their political desires become widen which is understandable. When a person (all gender) freshly joining politics as a provincial member ( Pradesheeya sabha ) what is his next aim? And Next? And Next? And Next? The desires of political aims grow day by day of any person who freshly joining any party as members of active political arenas. Majority of the people of this country do not actively ( as the word describe it) participate in politics like the individuals who engage in politics as professions or as their carrier, true, but how they ACTIVELY participate is something that all are aware of. Sign of their active participation is nothing other than their VOTE.
Mr. Sirisena’s desires with regard to his POLITICAL AIMS are understandable.
If you talk about ‘corporations’ forgetting the term ‘cooperation’ in corporations or operations conducted. There is one thing I can write here with regard to giving siblings, sons, parents’ chances to hold positions (even though you sometimes forget their qualifications to hold such positions) when you become top of the country. Dear Madam, I can remember when you became the president, the first prime minister of the world (I respect her very much. she is my favorite women politician of the region and of the world) Mrs. Sirimao Bandaranayake, she was very old but you appointed her as prime minister of the country. Ok lets assume that is because you are the daughter of Madam and it was a god chance to pay your respect for a lady respectable, a lady who was once chased away by then some people ‘removing her community right’ ( Praja Ithiya). I as a citizen of this country had no objections over your decision.
I am not trying to please any corporations all what I am say is ‘ you sometimes forget things. This my effort is to reminding them and keeping them before your tables.
I know for a mission for any issue you need to have people whom you can trust. I believe you chose to give Madam sirimao the position because you wanted a brain beside you. Am I right? Please try to apply the same theory to some of current positions.
Ex – Minister Maithri pala sirisena says that ,‘ what is the English word for ‘uthum’ is it Grate, that it is a uthum theeranaya ( decision) that the UNP party is taken to appoint him as the common candidate, for the forth coming presidential election
I believe such are political words nothing else. It is not what I see as a citizen of this country. I think that is because there was nobody (from the seniors) in the party whom they can think of at least has few qualifications to contest as presidential candidate. If not what were the honest and pure reasons that we can think have? And there are some other things, I as a citizen of this country can say of the decision of the UNP party. Some of the senior members don’t have the strong feeling towards the abilities of their young ones, about their young talents, who can hold some good positions in the political arena.
There is some crack of the term ‘unity’, in its not literal but practical meaning, among the members of the United National Party so they couldn’t name a strong UNPian for the presidential election as a candidate. That is the picture I get from the decision made by the karaka sabha of the Party.
Now that since Ex Executive President JRJ became the first Executive President of the country, the presidents after wards used all the ' described in the constitution 'varaprasadha of the title executive presidency', and if some politicians mainly say it is now should be changed why not our current President of the country can go for that option after winning the election. if it is that easy to change within 100 days why not president try to change it within 50 days ?
so it is little difficult to believe Ex Prime Minister Sirimao Bandaranayake once took two whole years to discuss how to change a constitution (year?) with then one of the genius of UNP(?) ( Please pardon i can't remember the name) if that is easy like cooking a cuisine of instant noodles.
This note is to be continued > > > >
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Some become famous easily. The author of the Famous Five took little longer years to become famous. I believe that is because it is not easy to become famous or become someone useful to where he or who ever belong to. Enid Blyton is the person who created the famous five. Became popular not only among children but also among adults of all age.
People can become famous in numerous ways. for example, if you kill a person you can easily become known to at least to the people of your village, community. it is not the adults that can be famous among people, children, kids, teens, too can become popular among people.
I believe that Vellupillai Piribaharan, Ex leader of the LTTE terror out fit too was a famous man globally. but tell me does he owns the place that Nelson Mandela won by sweating and striking against skin colourism of the society he lived? what can you say about the popularity that the Mahatma Gandhi have earned ?
Even the woman who put the garland of bombs, around the neck of the Rajiv Gandhi became popular. Don't you think so?
if you want, sustainability, steadiness, dignity, add these things to your list of achievements, only if you think of concreting your self on the ground of your carrier. no matter what profession you hold.
things won't come easily before you you don't practice patience , young ones
I can remember how some became famous in some of the eras of the land we live. There was a time that some stood on a water tank, striking or requesting something they wanted. Some stood on roof tops until they get what they wanted.
Striking on a water tank became sort of a style of some strikers some time back. Even for a tiny need some followed that strategy. For some such mechanisms given so much fun to discuss or even to laugh at.
i don't know whether the good girls i know might get angry with me for saying this. it is popular saying among old ones actually that women are the ones who gossip not the men. how accurate i am here?
Some have some things to talk when they meet with each other than discussing important things of their personal life. I think some looked terrified in solving their own issues within or of people of their close vicinities but in discussing things attached to some people's personal life.
So let me move on to something that happened yesterday. the incident i am discussing below is given a huge ha ho ,popularity because of few reasons, politically important.
Recently, that is yesterday (21 / 11 / 2014) a set of five departed from a big alliance ( Eksath Janatha Nidahas Sandhanaya) and became a member of single party (UNP?) which was eagerly looking for a person to present as a common candidate. About three of them I can say I have a bit of a picture of their previous involvement as members of the Parliament. I am sure the people of this country too hold their own perceptions on what is happening in the arena of politics and about the set of individuals ( Maithreepala Sirisena, Rajitha Senaratne, Duminda Dissanayake and two others) that I m taking about today.
People have their own thoughts about how they handled their own ministries, how successful they are in reaching the goals of the given ministries, and their political history. To tell you frankly people of this country knows them better than I am. According to my knowledge ‘Duminda Dissaayke is still a kid in politics. I believe that he needs a shade of a mature tree to become young in politics and then become mature slowly. Because in politics, I believe that there is no instant mantras that one can practice to become a big in what they do. Duminda’s young impatience mind leaded him to take the decision to moving out of the party.
What I believe, young Dissanayake, you can’t shine if you don’t find a plan that is purely created by you that is to serve the people of your area. That is purely essential to stand on your own feet. If you do what others always do it won’t be possible for you to sustain in what you do. Politics is not a running event if you think a while. You need to have a steady plan without really trying to change your residence from time to time.
There is a saying I am sure you have heard about this before
‘kele maru unaata kotiyage pulli maru wenne neha’ (even if the tiger changes his jungle of living , its skin type physical appearance won’t change )
Even though you change your party membership that won’t help, if you don’t really trying to change the way you work. Ok sit relaxly, and turn each and every page of your diary of Politics. And try to analyze ‘how did you face day to goals to achieve’? How satisfied are you of the way you have worked? Do you think that you cannot point out a single mistake you did, in planning, approaching, implementing your targets? As an educated son of a experienced politician do you think that others is responsible if you unable to (this is just an assumption because I have not read your diary of work or have not interviewed any of the people of your area) full fill any needs or if you were by any chance failed in your projects?
In your opinion, to become prominent in what you do, to get attraction of the people what do you think you should do?
Change party membership every months or every year? What if nothing changes if you believe that there are things that must change as you expect?
What do you do then?
Again moving out of the party - current and then join another party?
It is not the way that you must work young Dissanayeke. I believe you should not just take examples from the ones surrounded by you.
And tell me big seniors?
Any other issues remaining to be solved in the ministries that you were headed, is everything clean and clear?
Is running a ministry or leading a ministry successfully is equal to leading a country?
If your heart evidences say that you could lead the ministry you were appointed in a successful way you can relax. And if your heart evidences say that you were unable to lead the ministry to its expected target. You have a question before you.
I am just asking some questions that is all.
Is popularity equal to votes?
Friday, November 21, 2014
My mind goes back and forth seeking for words, titles around country, outside country, regions, and across continents. So I find things to write. But some of those things are not heart soothing or heart pleasing to write. Perhaps that is because some subjects are very far away from my interests. Yet I think it is little difficult for a person to always stick to something that he likes to talk or something that they like to draw. Some things are inevitable or unavoidable.
If you take your mind back to ‘Pre - colonial period’, you can say we were not politically dependent on any nation though we had to face invasions from time to time. Invasions, south Indian invasions for instance, we managed to fight against and looked after this ‘country’. Though the country was not under One Flag for some decades and were ruled by Provincial Kings ( pradesheeya rajawaru)of certain admin structures (Ruhunu, Maya, Pihiti, for instance), even though Kalinga Magha attacked this country during Polonnaruwa kingdom nothing lasted like period of ‘colonization. 1505 – We gained independence (?) in 1948 from the British Empire. Do you think that we became politically independent afterwards?
From colonization we could have escaped much earlier unless there were NOT some POLITICAL KIDS who thought of their personal ‘POWER HOLDING’ other than keeping the COUNTRY behind their ‘personal desires’(thought of Kandyan Kingdom, some who trapped their own people trusting outsiders in some instances)
So during all those ancient, Pre – Post colonial periods some were dependent on some (Kings) that they could trust , some dependent on some that there were no reasons to be dependent, some dependent on some ‘ advisers’ ( Agra Purohitha – chief advisor of the Raja Sabha). Some were directed their kings towards ‘accurate lanes’ of nivahal ratak’ (a country freed from Slavery) eksesath kala ratak (a country under one flag)
Don’t forget that for each and every province there was a specific flag to define their identity, dignity in the old admin system of this country. (sesath; this has few meanings but here it means flags)
So when ever they fought against any of their provincial rulers when expanding their ‘kingdoms’ the provincial flags were used to specify many things. These flags were helped to identify their own members of battles from other members of battles easily.
So during some of those battles some had to depend on some ‘ottu karuwo’( secret agents?) who were officially hold positions in some other team of battle that is to get internally valued data, information that should not be exchanged with any outsiders). You can measure these things in numerous ways. For instance you can say that this is something that you can possibly called ‘pawala denawa’(Betraying). If some one is given a position in a team of work or battle you are expected to work for that particular team not any other teams, not only ethically but also according to what is describe in the contract of work). If you do so ‘what is your position there or in the team that you work unofficially but totally, mentally?
When it comes to a country matter it is highly necessary that EVERY TEAM MEMBER IS STICK TO THEIR TEAM’ with out really betraying their team members.
There is one good saying that describes what I am trying to say here in a much fullest way. Here it is ‘Ange indan kana kaema’ , ( biting an ear of a bull comfortably relaxing on the hones of the same bull) so the bull is providing seating facilities and what who ever is doing using the seating facility is biting the ear of who has given for what ever space to sit
So one has to be very careful and try to be cautious of such ange indan kana kana aya’. They are the true enemies.
And some, even in the old kingdoms, sitting before the king in the Raja Sabha provided the internal security plans of the kingdoms to the Colonial Rulers. Read evidences.
So day by day some comfortably settled here and it was really difficult for some rulers, pre patriots to chase away or escape from some colonial rulers. Again I ask read history for more information.
Aiyo it is not difficult to understand ‘some did that because of nothing smaller they get but thinking of ‘kuttiya’( bulk) they get from the people they work (un)officially.
History teaches us things one can say each and every thing that are not transparent to their people ( discussions with outside ( insert relevant term as required) parties) is something that you can discuss under this title I explore.
Why rahasigatha sakachcha (discussions) with outsiders what is the meaning of rahasya (secret) or rahasigatha lesa (secretly)?
One can have a rahasigatha sakachcha with some if that is totally outside to ill will agendas to harm this country. One can hold a rahasigatha sakachchawa with a group banned due to various or multiple reasons. Why secretly is something that one always has to explain before the public if you talk about this term with regard to public domains or public interests.
Viniwidhabhawaya (transparency) is something very important like parenthood
I am a member of this COUNTRY. I no way betray this country for any PERSONAL GAINING’
Some decisions that were taken during colonial period actually were totally idiotic but that were totally because of ‘their lack of knowledge with regard to ‘EXTERNAL AFFAIRS’, some did not know or was not fully aware of things like ‘how to handle teams, groups, outside to country’ due to lack of previous experience, compared to now.
But this is not the era 1505 0r 1948 this is 2014. People and rulers can learn things from past.
Let me remind a classic saying picking from past ‘inguru deela misiris gatta wage’ to prove facts discussed above. That happened due to lack of experience with regard to handling outside groups that did not enter this country before. Compared to South Indian Invasions the colonial rulers were from different parts of this world. Their political interests, social and cultural ethics, norms and values believed were different to South Indians. Kalin Magha was different to Lorenzo De Almeda.
So that was a period where there were no University that taught ‘American History’, European history, Indian history for instance for Prince , kings, princesses to learn about other countries’ socio political situations. But everything is different now. The Universities, schools, private educational institutes teach ‘Political Sciences’, History. From students to adults they are aware of global political situations. From goviya to kamkaruwa read papers, read books they know ‘what goviya (agricultural farmers) should get’ what nagarika kamkaruwa (urban wage labourer) must get’, why some struggles failed, why some decisions taken were inappropriate or less appropriate then or not totally applicable or inappropriate to now society.
I believe that people of this country knows to weigh things better. they have their own weighing machines , the machines different to that party members use in their normal measurements.
(What is the meaning of this term ‘outsiders’? One can analyze this term in numerous ways, if you think of its literal meaning or its deep meaning. You find outsiders in a same geographical area, some you find people who hold same certificate of births (physical structure of the certificate) issued by one country. Some you find live in a one geographical area but they live permission of the country they live. (Residence Visa for instance) I can list a lot. )
Who ever say what ever ‘PEOPLE’ of this country knows how to use their vote.
I read an interview with minister Mahinda Samarasinghe , published on daily Lankadeepa (17 / 11 / 2014). I picked some ‘key words from the interview. That is what I normally do. I pick and choose words or facts from various sources of information (papers, individuals, books, gossips, anything that I hear or view etc) and then try to analyze.
It is you (You; equals to sources of information) who always gives me things to explore. As a woman who does not know much about politics or any other tricks or mixtures, I measure, weigh things I collate according to my understanding. My scales differ from what the genius uses to weigh evidences at high courts.
So in the interview the questions were raised covering many things which is good. So that if the public have any doubts remanding that too can be erased. So people get various point of view and then they can measure what everybody say comparing with what they know and what they understand, how they see it.
I believe we became somewhat independent (Politically) after 1972. But before 1948 or between the eras 1948 – 1972 we were politically a semi independent country. Unless you become totally, politically independent and establish your own admin system that don’t get any interruptions or interferences from any outside parties ‘you are a politically dependent country’. If Buckingham Palace decides what is good for you or if white house decides what is better for you, if Tony Blair said, ‘you must do this’ not that referring to something, if Congress members say that you must not do that’ and then democratic party members say ‘this is how you must rule your country’ there is a way that you can measure such things politically.
You can’t forget that ‘saying is something else when it comes to believing or following’
Any can suggest things, say things, deciding what is better for a country solely on the hands of the rulers, leaders of their respective countries.
When you are little weak politically others can spoil your plans. When you are strong others can’t spoil things. ‘Ones level of confidence’ is their mantra to win the objectives of their party, country.
We became little weaker when we had to face ‘the LTTE issue. The country had to focus more on humanitarian war, taking care of people affected from that issue, re build what was abandoned (both physical and mental situations of our people)
You get advice from various parties, or you have to get if you know less as to what to do, when to take decisions, what is politically better, whom to trust etc. when asking for help or advise for instance.
1976 – 2009 not only politically but also emotionally or mentally we were in a mess. So this became worse in some periods due to various reasons, due to some decisions that were taken politically. Some decisions were surfacely looked alright but were weak practically, lead to other issues. Some became or join the net work as new political enemies, according to my understanding. When some of us started criticizing some of the situations arose, some interference, involvements of few or some not friendlier but a tyrant to some extent. So due to lack of understanding of some people who tried to get involved in the situations, as peace agents, that had no better or clear picture of what was happening actually in the country , came up with suggestions that were not practically achievable, relevant.
If you have any internal problem no outsider can give solutions, reason is one has to suggest things after studying every page of history (socio, political and most importantly geographical senses)
Outside involvements are like an outsider giving plushable toilet facilities to some village people, without trying to know ‘the water situation of a community’. It is village people who know what is good for their village or community other than outsiders. So when anyone trying to get advise from any outside parties for the questions like ‘what to do’ that will not be practically good. when it comes to something related to our country 'we need to have our own plans'
So existed situation became some what fatter because some of the involvements, lead them to get to know more networks that they could trust and strengthen or spread their ‘networks. ’
Please remember if the hat does not match with the head size of yours there is no reason for you to wear it or get upset so stay cool. (Saying this to who is reading this while I am writing?)
When you take decisions depending on outside views, advice of outsiders who don’t have a clue of what people want, to solve something internal how you can say you are politically independent.
That was why some peace achieving projects of past failed.
I don’t know whether what I say sometimes, people take them personally. I say or discuss things as facts or I always argue sticking to ‘policies’ that I understand, often I use the scale of ethics to weigh things rather than other knowledge scales. I don’t really care about people’s skin tomes or party of politics, social or ethnic background.
So before this essay gets the shape of my personal profile of my personal interests, let me tell you what I want to tell, additionally.
I always say what I believe or think is right. I believe that you should do what you think is right not what others think is right or what others want you to do. But that does not mean that everything what others say is always incorrect or inaccurate. I believe it is always good if we keep this mantra in our minds ‘no one is perfect,’ everything is ‘comparative, ‘trust your intuition’, ‘respect heart evidences’.
Often, we say things about something comparing it with something similar. Am I right? We compare Miss A with Miss B and both Miss A & B with Miss Z. often we give them marks.
If you want to INITIATE something THERE ARE THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER before hand. For example …………
You have to think of one, few or some of the factors given below, before PLANNING, IMPLEMENTING something lets say a ‘community project’. Perhaps there may be other facts that I miss but scholars see. Add them as required.
- Geographical factors
- Cultural factors
Practically we can’t do what America do. Geographically and politically America is different to Sri Lanka. Their Political aims or desires are different to Russia. So, according to my knowledge even Russia cannot copy or do what America do in their country or outside to their country thinking of their own people or people of globe. People of Globe, if you take this term, America has their own views and concepts towards this term, I believe, and that gets the shape inclusive to protection of ‘future of America’, people of America. But don’t get me wrong I am not trying to de-widen what they are trying to do with regard to terrorism. And you can’t forget how the world has labeled America ‘The Policeman of the world’; some say America is the most powerful country of the globe.
How some label some I am not fully aware, but I think they do this thinking of ones achievements or their policies, interventions, international affairs, perceptions towards global matters etc, perceptions towards others. This is not something that specific only to America it is specific and applicable to any other vast community, big country, small country, and tribe, primitive or advanced societies, as independent ruling admin structures.
I am sure you understand how some countries differ from another country. How a region differ from another region, how a country differ from another country with regard to their history, for instance, colonialism, invasions.
For learning or understanding purposes if you take specific chapters of history and then analyze for isnatnce, Anurapura, Polonnaru, Dambadeni, kotte kingdoms, you can study the significance, even if you just differentiate the chapters or incidents of invasions you can clearly understand the socio , cultural, economical and political background of then society. Take colonial period (Portuguese, Dutch and British) you can understand the socio cultural economical political differences of each era. The decisions taken by the rulers, what failed what succeeded, reasons, what were the decisions that some should have taken instead of the decisions taken for instances, if something failed?
You can understand even historically most of us different from each other, not only culturally, socially, economically but also politically. So what you do internally with regard to its administration you have to consider all these to get something fruitful out of what you plan.
Therefore good men, gentlemen, ‘you can’t do what others do with regard to decision making unless such totally applicable, relevant, appropriate to our society, needs and wants of our people.
You can’t say looking at something ‘nobody of the world have done this before’ ‘why do you this’? What logic or rational you can see through in those sentences or questions?
Let me repeat ………. There is no need at all to do what others do but if that is something that we too need or suitable, applicable to our socio political , cultural needs of our country people. Absolutely, there is no harm in giving it a thought.
Sometimes what some others think is equals to what some, majority or few others also think. ‘Colonialism’, imperialism’ what are these words. You may find few oppose to what you say. Look there is something that we always forget. You don’t get a chance to hear what every single citizen of this country says.
An Election’ gives all of us a chance to hear ‘what people think of everything’. Every contestant have to show ‘their future plans’ to their people, and they weigh what they have done previously. Success rates, their strength levels with regard to handling or facing outside obstacles, international affairs, how solve problems. Abilities to lead the country people view history.
Pre independent era what was the socio, cultural, economical and political situation here? In post – Colonialism what struggle that people internally have to face to ‘differentiate alienate colonialism attitudes thinking from our people and then establish something Sri Lankan like in pre Colonialism.
Sri Lanka is not a robot that a master can control using his remote controller. This is a country with human flesh and blood. We need a leader who don’t surrender to outside interference or say ‘YES’ for something that we strongly say NO
So, young men, tell me do you still think that we also do what others always do or did? Do you think that we should have followed the same, their geo – political, social, economical mechanisms?
Do not tell me that ‘we were economically or any other way not equipped or stunned enough to follow their style of exploring their aim of ‘Empire’.
Perhaps, even if you say so I can slightly agree with you. We were very poor in such thinking. We wanted to cultivate something of our own, we didn't want any non national to rule this country.
Who is a national then?
A national is a countryman who is not politically or mentally dependent on the decisions of outsiders.
Yes, we did not want ‘any other people’s land’. In that way you are totally accurate. Just read what is happening globally, some want lands of others some expect others to surrender to achieve their objectives. All what we wanted is to ‘protect this tiny land from invaders of any type. We did not want to expand our ‘Sinhalese or Multi National Empire any further. We were satisfied with what we had and have.
All what we wanted is to ‘ protect this land from any type of invasions’, anything internal that fired or looked after by any non national who had no ideas towards ‘what is a mother land’ , who is a national?
Yes, we didn't want to fill our ‘atu kotu’ (the stores of Grains), bhandagaraya (Treasure) with the coins, pounds, pagoda’s of others. Am I right?
Slavery; if you find modern slavery in any of the societies you live, then you are not totally independent. I say you are not only politically but also emotionally and mentally independent then. If you think that we must do what all others do here I believe you are a salve of other admin structures and don’t want to welcome any newest methodologies with regard to admin systems, local.
If you take what is happening around some areas of the world, I wonder whether they took any examples from past? Colonization for instance.
What is independent means in its total meaning? Cooperation is something totally different to dependency.
Political dependency is something very scary, it is not like you take a loan from an outside source to build a bridge (take this as an example) so don’t think you or we must do what Mao or Abraham Lincoln planed to do for their people.
We must not think of politically DEPENDENT on OTHERS. We must not mentally dependent on the plans of outsiders, what others do in their countries?
Liberty is something that we all respect in its fullest meaning, I believe. Liberty is something that definitely adds some ‘novelty’ to any community. Achieving liberty is sort of a cleansing process.
Don’t be afraid to take any revolutionary decisions though any of the members of any other country have not taken previously. If you take any decisions that are not harmful to your people that is all what people expect.
All the best for the contestants in the forth coming presidential election!