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 24, 2015

For All My Friends ...................

On this Sacred , Blessing Uduwap Poya Day, i wish entire Universe a Merry ChristMAS!



Monday, December 21, 2015

Is (the) Pen Innocent?




The Open University, Nugegoda celebrated her ‘OPEN DAY’ on the days 10th, 11th, and on the 12th of December 2015. Amongst the events organized by her, the exhibition of the Early Childhood & Primary Education, the department headed by Mrs. D.M.W. Munasinghe took my attention not just because I work for the department but because of the content of the event. And what I learned from its activities, drafting letters to selling tickets was tremendous. Selling tickets taught me the lessons of ‘importance of human contacts’, basics of marketing, fruitfulness of effective communications, why and how some strategies fails, weaknesses of poor marketing strategies (self strategies used in selling tickets)? 

The Exhibition was about ‘Teaching Aids’.  The aids were prepared by both the Students who are following the programmes conducted by the department ( the ‘Certificate in Pre-School Education programme, Advanced Certificate in Pre-School Education programme, the ‘Diploma in Early Childhood & Primary Education’ Programme) under the guidance of the Department authorities, the authorities of the Faculty of Education and the authorities of the University as the principal Instructor in managing and handling both academic and non academic work  and by the experienced teachers who are already active in the field including the teachers of the Supipi Pre-School. Other than them, the whole department crew supported the event. 

There were many events  parallel to the main events, crafted by each and every faculty of the University. For instance debate competitions for school children, and robot competitions also for the school children took attention of every participant in addition to the other cultural and art events such as ‘ kalamanakaranayata wiramaak’  (an interval for management?). Let me not forget the fairs with very spicy and salty pickles to taste.

The Book Stall with Plenty of new and old arrivals took every persons attention. And I think the 'Acts' that was there to sell was equally important for all levels of learners to match their own interests of learning.

I found many good award winning books though I didn’t buy them respecting my poor financial strategies of the month.

So amongst the books that were there for us to buy, ‘is pen innocent’ mEk wysxilo ? / Paena ahinsakada   took my first attention because of the title chosen and of the author of the book, Experienced writer, Ex- editor (?) of Rawaya paper, Victor Ivan. According to my personal opinion, not at all an innocent Pen. 

I think there is no reason for a pen to be innocent unnecessarily, but to be very strong, steady, sword like, very necessarily.  Pen is a right and a responsibility and is not solely a duty. And a pen is not bread winning tool but a heart winning teaching aid.  Pen is to think and ink is to write. very (highly) importantly pens are not to be sold.

Pen is to be used for non judgmental purposes and it is alright to listen to what others say other than hunting knowledge and news and observe what ever the pen pleases but when it comes to reporting the pen should know what to cut and what to keep before the readers.

I once wrote to one of my favorite benefactors, Sunday Observer Magazine’, Pen is mightier than a sword ‘, my first essay published in an English Magazine. The Editor has not done a single change, grammatical.  Perhaps that was because I used not AL Standard English but OL Standard English

Let me dedicate this essay for all SURVIVING PENS AND FOR THE PENS OF THE PAST.


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Local Armies and Global Armies and their roles……………..




Recently, I saw an interesting article.  The title of the article questioned something. Is it necessary to re-organize our ARMY according to the needs of the England?(Ada, 15th December 2015). I couldn’t read the content, unfortunately. But the question as well as what it asked us was mind awakening, I thought.
What is the role of an army of a particular country? Needless to say, that the armies of any country are shouldering responsibility of the ‘SECURITY OF THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE’. Am I wrong? 

So, the armies of our country have the same responsibility. What does it say, mean, if India says Sri Lanka should re-structuralize their armies the way they want? What does it say, means , if Russia says, Sri Lanka should follow what Russia says or only follow what Russia gives as a security plan of the country? What does it mean, if US says, Sri Lanka should do what they say, not what we want, just because we purchase weapons from them?
We cannot follow any of the above. 

Out Armies should do what they think is right and applicable to our situations.

If you take recent history of  the country, you can understand country’s security situations in two main segments. 

1)    Pre-war era   ( 1976 – 2009)
2)    Post-war era ( 2009 – present) I am not going to talk about early stages of the history of the country. Yet, the role of the army back then cannot be compared with the role they play during Pre-war era. The roles they play , alright to change only according to the current  needs and requirements of the country, very independently. 

No army is planning their inner strategies according to the agendas of other countries am I right?


If you create a global army to address any global issues, then the situation is different. The local armies joining the global armies, according to the visions and missions needs to adjust or change, it’s a different matter. 

Out sky, our sea, our earth, our geographical limit should be protected according to the plans of our own.  Who would understand our geo territories better than us? Who would understand our own people better than us? 

Above theory is applicable and applies to any country of this globe we live.
I know that this world has somewhat became a global war zone.  Russia had to change their security plans and I guess France has another plan or same plan within this global security system we live. UK , for sure has their own plans and Yes India and US too. I do not know what allies they have so far formed. I pray and like to believe that do not keep any chances to talk about any WW III in the future.

I like to beg before any terror groups go for a ‘discussion’. Its time to keep weapons down and welcome every body to a round table. 

Within this global situation we live, it is so hard to maintain a peace zone, believe it or not. Responsibilities of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Police haven’t decrease unless it has increased up to sky level.

I see no reasons to decrease the number in every security force. I see no reasons to think we must change our plans according to the agendas or plans of any other country.

Yet, if there is a global need to address or support globe to protect it and its people, who live in what ever region, territory, continent we must give our fullest support.   Not just because they are one of the experienced armies, forces of the world that have gained sky full of experiences , handling such or complex situations well, intelligently and won countries humanitarian needs.












Saturday, December 12, 2015

i think i can agree to what John Kerry says

"Muslims entering America must be stopped totally" this is what one of the Presidential candidates ( Republican) has expressed as his views regrading the current situation world wide and in America. In response to that John Kerry says "This statement is not a statement of a real American". ( Reports Irudina paper 13 December 2015)

i have some issues with John  Kerry regarding some of his views related to inner affairs of our country, now and then but here what he says is accurate. specifically America shows her interests towards maintaining world peace. How she deals with maintaining global peace , i too have things to say. Muslims are one of the ethnic groups of world, reside in all most all parts of the world
( Communities, regions, continents etc)

I guess Republican candidate should understand there are groups called terrorists and ethnic groups. Every Muslim is not a terrorist' though you find 'ISIS' group understood as a terrorist group threat to global peace because of their visions and practices. America must promise world that she take every action to protect every innocent Muslim reside in America and have shown no affiliation to terror activities.

There is a certain accepted ways to tackle and handle suspects and procedures to follow according to the International Terrorism Prevention  acts or rules, regulations. i think there are many Muslims reside in America,workstudy in America. If you say that any issues related to current issue can be solved by just not letting any Muslim to enter into America, that is foolish i say.  You need to have required General Knowledge, strategies differentiate terrorists from innocent groups.

i think America needs a better internal plan to secure their country and the globe from any terror hazards but at the same time she should learn to respect every other ethnic group reside under her roof.

sorry i cannot correct any grammar errors due to practical difficulties i face i.e. hackers

i am not going to define the Term American or Sri Lankan here they hold their own definitions and ways of explaining.

I know what ISIS done to the city of humans withbetter understanding , Paris. it is not just Paris i know. I guess ISIS needs to think whether they need to see their own people suffering or living like others happily.

Thanks very much for reading .....................



Friday, November 13, 2015

I cannot think of any other Senaratne with a Brain other than .........................

Mr. Sisira Senaratne. Sisira Senaratne is a Musical Brain. Veteran Musical legend of local Musical world. For me i can say that we have a worldly large musical brains in this country thanks to their 'sacrifices', let me discuss it on some other day.

i do not think that singing any musical melody for him was a challenge at any time of his musical involvements, Classical or otherwise.

Today, thanks to the 176 Bus service, i got an opportunity to listen to few of  the old melodies sung by Mr. Senaratne during his lifetime.

i cannot remember writing anything about this very pleasant personality of Sri Lankan Music world through this page that is purely due to lack of my knowledge on Music Critique methodologies i would like to add.

All i can say is that his voice is so harmonious and peaceful to hear.

Mrs. Indrani Senaratne his beloved wife too is a Veteran Singer and there are many songs sung by the couple that hit top charts of yesteryear and they have no challenge even today.

If you say that a person has a brain, what do you mean by that in General?

That means he / she has a brain , and you believe it as a truth

Do we need to say anything any further

No

Therefore i like to very specifically state that Mr. Sisira is the only Senaratne that i can think of with a Brain full of Musical Melodies nobody else.

May You Attain Nibbana Mr. Sisira Senaratne for creating us  such a wonderful musical thinking through your melodically  acclaimed voice


Thursday, November 5, 2015

How about 'Helping Kandy' , young master?

Recently i read, one of the famous Senarathna Juniors has inquired from one of the Former Chiefs of Courts, the files of 'Helping Hambantota'. Reasons I am unaware. Any plans to establish new projects in the Southern Province? 

If so that is brilliant young master

Then, why fear of Southern Part of the Country good people? 
 Dakuna wenaseda (?) (ol=K jekfiao?), One of the head lines of a popular Newspaper, cannot remember the name of the Paper, i pardon?)  I assume that I know what they meant by Dakuna (South) why fear when the country has ‘podu janaya’ (Common People/ civilians) with eyes wide open?  

When ever they feel something they know how to react, right?

So, I was thinking of the young master’s intention asking the files from an expert of the Judiciary System and from a person who was responsible for releasing the Judgment / Decision (?) to the not only to the people directly involved but also to the public?
Perhaps he is a Student of Law, curious about learning old cases (commonly use word), since the era of Ceylon to from current Sri Lanka?

I like to ask & suggest, if you don’t mind, why all new, old, young mature go behind old cases rather than trying to find or thinking of helping the new issues before the Government / country instead?

I am not asking this from the young master itself, I am asking a common question?
So, let me come back to ‘Helping Kandy Project’. The Lankadeepa writes about 
Mahanuwara (didn’t read the article yet) under giving it a title ‘ Apayak wu mahanuwara’ ( Kandy that became a hell) I don’t know whether it contained any pluses / positives of Kandy but that is not what they want to say. It is true that the Public Bus Stop Place is tiny and I guess more space is required to park the Busses, that is one of the issues I see in Kandy. I do not know what plans the New Government has to develop the Bus Stopping Place, with other requirements.

I know who hold the position of Nagaraguttika earlier but I do not know who is in charge of the position now?

Four more years remaining for the government to accomplish the tasks and targets, aims and objectives of the Present Government

Are you weighing and measuring the ‘targets and aims promised and achieved?
I do not know why Mr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri says’; The Agreements made between the Civil Society , no one can remember it seems’ (isú,a iudch tlal .ymq .súiqï ±ka ldg;a u;l ke;s .dkhs a) ( Irida Lankadeepa, 01 / November / 2015)

Mr. Bimal Rathnayake says What the people harvest now is the result of what they saw at the Election (ck;djg fï ,efnkafk ta wh ue;sjrKfhaos jmqrmq foaj, m%;sM,) He has not commented about recent paddy harvest , total number of Bushels gained etc, all know it.  

The Government needs to think and consider all these comments of experts as well as the Civilians. Remember, what you told earlier, what comment you release about the former government, people are weighing and measuring everything. And most importantly people have started ‘comparing things’ 

Some people says that the present government is planning to introduce a radical budget’ (?) how radical will it be? And is it True?

Let me quote a Buddhist Pali Stanza from a book ( Dhamma Padaya’, compiled by Hakmana Sumanasiri Thero, and Panadure Pasanna Thero) that I am reading currently thanks to Dr. T. Mukunthan who thinks that ‘Knowledge is to be shared not to be hidden within’

‘ Jigachcha parama roga – sankara parama dukha
Ethan gnathwa yathaBhoothan – Nibbanan paraman suKhan’

Hunger is the principal illness. Sadness is a cause of kleshas. Learning and understanding that well, realize ‘ Nibbana is the most comfortness of all existences.

Above stanza has preached for an Upasaka (follower/ ordinary person) who was starving yet tried to offer / alms using what was available at that moment, by Lord Buddha stating the reason, those who are starve cannot ‘concentrate ‘ or mediate keeping their mind at a one point.

    
Before everything else finding a way to ‘suggest a people friendly, human friendly Budget’ is therefore important. Do not kindly think of increasing the prices of essential food items I am writing this on behalf of people of this country who’s main meal is made of Rice.  If you do not think of a proper plan, Minister Responsible, then what our MP (Hareen Fernando?)was stating would become real’ ‘Ithiyopiyawak nowee beruna’ (escaped from becoming Ethiopia), referring to the former government. Sorry Ethiopia I do not know what our young MP meant by that stament. I am asking his current views about what he thinks now and in the future if their government is planning to introduce a radical budget

Will you now expect an Uthopian Prosperous Country? I am openly asking this from the MP, the patent owner of the above statement  

And then, every department has to stop beating the People what ever way. Beating can be done numerous ways, people, do you know that?

It can be done ‘raising the Prices of essential food items’, raising the other rates and Prices of other non material things, not having a proper effective plan to ‘enter the students into the Schools’,  complaining against the parents who have chosen the strategy of hunger strike’ or similar is not a solution for that.

(‘langama Pasala Hondama Pasala nam) Closest School is the best School for your Child’ how are you going to practice it, how practical is that?

Now, you cannot provide ‘peace of mind for people by stating this and that of former government anymore, think of a new strategy.

According to good popular minister of the Education; They have taken the decision, made a plan and its ‘all ready’ to give what HNDE students was asking, it the pupils who has done the mistake to deciding to protest severely. (Ada- 03 November 2015)

Now what worry remaining pupils? Your Problem is solved, right?

Now breathe freely, there will be no Beating

Your Intentions seemed good, I say this analyzing what you say to the public. But government ‘saying’ is different to ‘doing’ something or implementing or practicing what you are saying.

Young master, please think of a new ‘HELPING” project, will you sir?

Thank you for READING