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

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Aranthalawa; On a Dark Day of History ................

Jayo munnin dassa subodhi mule
Ahosi maarassa parajayohi
Udgosayun dewagana pasanna
Ethena saccena jayassu maihan

The stanzas were chanted everywhere in this land
Every Morning
Every Evening,
Providing the Nation 
this Motherland
‘strength’,
to Proceed ahead
No Surprise
No Strange
‘Responsibility of a Bikku’
now and then
Teach the teachers
teach everyone
cannot be argued
is that all?
Taught the Teachers - Yesterdays
Revealed the History,
The flowed blood of the Heroes of yester years
Kept a note on this soil
Witnessing everything
Didn’t you ( plural) read?
Were the letters of the note, flooded in to the Ocean?
Stealing the chances of reading?
Erased by tyrants?
The Elders explains,
Explained 
Provided 
Provided
what?
Examples,
for what?
whom should we ask?
Ask the Teachers?
The Bikkus
YES!
they will preach
using the 'PHILOSOPHY' of truth
NO!
don't just stop there
Ask everyone
oh! wait a second,
don't ask the memory losers 
Is at every class - room?
In Schools?
In Daham Pasals? 
Recite poems,
Children listen,
i am sure

Books were written,
Movies were produced
Everything were re crafted
Re written
Won awards
Internationally acclaimed
The trophies were brought back to Island
Sounds of applause
Can you re hear?

Were there any PURPOSES
Why were they needed?
For what, let me repeat?
for what purpose?
For IDIOTS to read?
For culprits to Understand?
for fool to stop 'deals'?
What is the reason for a MOON to become dark ( Pura Handa Kaluwara)?
Or Darker?
What were the things, punchi Suranganawi was trying to say?
Sami (ieĆ³),
Our Friend,
Can you remember what happened near the Bank of Ceylon?
Didn’t the Captain teach you something?
can you explain?

Ali Mankada
Did you watch?

 ‘Panathipatha weramani Sikka padan Samadiyami
(Refrain from killing any living creature)
NO!
Anger has no place
Taught the LORD BUDDHA
i am sure
The Jesus Chirst
ALLAH
LORD SHIVA
the Good teachers
Don't doubt
The Bikkus’ at every Daham Pasala.

‘Pirith’,
The ‘the wisdom provider
Never goes to sleep
Dimbulagala too was awaken
I am sure

my mind travels 
back and forth
my memory lanes aren't Bunkered
everything is functioning 
i am happy
at least 


The spiritual sound of the Ghantas
What does it brings, to the hearts and minds of people?
a ladder to heaven?
Messenger?

The questions were raised
The questions were echoed
In every heart and mind
‘What is ‘sustainable Peace’?
Didn’t you hear?
Were you Deaf?
Or
Were you blind?
Jaliyas And Krishnajinas
Were joined the Battle
The Parents were not Arhat
Yet
Sent their children ‘for what’?
Didn’t they love their children?
Isn’t that what you called an ‘Alms Giving?’
31 Bikkus
wait
be patient!
will explain
31 
Not a little, for me
No! Who wants to compare Numbers with years?
And with what

The agreements were made
No not only between Sirima and Sasthri
Also with,
Gandhi’s

No i am not devaluing  

Yet..........
wasn't it IMPOSSIBLE!
or 
Perhaps
it was DIFFICULT
am i right?
WHY?
CAN YOU ANALYZE?

The Liberation ?
what is this word?


The Liberty of our Nation
Was it just a Dream?
Questions were raised
Around ROUND table
Discussions here
There 
Unlimited
Remember?

Sleepless News Papers
Chiefs
Young ones
Matured
Did you sleep well?

The crying cameras
What did they produce?
ballets?

Clouds, not brighter then
The Rain
Was not cooler,
The rehaiya’s
Pankiritta's
were they nested quite
Calm?
What were they doing?
Singing songs?
Messaging messages?

The Pilgrimages
seeking for relief,
seeking for freedom
was the ashore of Nirwana far from Aranthalawa?
Isn't an easy journey
for any gihiya ( an ordinary person)
but for a Bikku?
why should i answer?

The four letter cadres were waiting
Without knowing anything
The Bus with four civilians
PLUS
31 BIKKUS, 
Slowly
Yet
In fear ( I am sure)
Moved 
the AIM?
reaching the Temple - Pre - Planned
The bus was stopped
Taken to the Jungle Aranthalawa
The shining Swords
The Killing Guns
Poisonous Sounds
the blood thirst in eyes
they might have read
any doubts
Why wait?
Learn the real meaning of ‘Massacre’

Not one
NO!
Not Two
NO!
Not fifteen
NO!
Not Twenty
NO!
Not twenty five
31 (thirty One) Bikkus
KILLED on  a Day
2nd
on the months of JUNE
in the Year 
1987

Aranthalawa
This isn't a word for you to ‘ Meditate’
This is a word of ‘TRUTH”

Listen to your hearts
Forget everything else

May all beings be Healthy!
Theruwan saranai!


Glossary 
Ghanta: The Bell at Shrines, 
Daham Pasala: Religious school- In Sri Lanka every Sunday is allocated for Daham Pasala,
Punchi Suranganawi: Little angle ( a Movie Created by Mr. Somaratne Dissanayake)
for your perusal:An agreement was signed between Ex Executive President J R Jayawardena  and then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1987 Rehaiya, Pankiritta: are birds that locally, some believes brings bad news; death or something unpleasant 
Sami's Story ( is a Gratiaen Award winning Naval written by an Ex officer of Armed Force, Captain Elmo Jayawardena ) Later created a Movie based on the Naval, the Actor who re crafted the character of Sami in the Movie won The Best Actor award at New York City International Film Festival)  
Pura Handa Kaluwara is a Movie created by Mr. Prasanna Withanage and the main Actor of the Movie won an International Award for Best Actor, Mr. JOE ABEYWICKRAMA)

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