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 29, 2016

services, service gainers, workers and authorities

1200 workers who were working attached to the Moragahakanda project were sent home saying ' no work available'  and the news was published in two news papers ; 'Mawbima' and the 'Ceylon Today'.  

It is a sad news. loosing a job brings no fortune to any family and is something that shatter, results 'cracks ' in the financial segment / economic segments of any country.

Those 1200 workers i assume are members of 1200 families of the country. i do not know whether they are the 'main income earners of those families or belong to any other income category'? It is a sudden shock to any family if the worker was not informed earlier. and the families cannot think of a strategy to handle the sudden crisis they face  to over come the problem.  

what were the other reasons given by the management for them to take such a big decision to send 1200 workers home is something important to know. and what were the actual reasons for the decision taken by the management? 

Do you have any other plans to bring relevant labor / workers from else where / out side to country? 

what about workman's compensation / compensated? if that is a sudden decision taken by the management and if the worker was not informed earlier?

What was the nature of contract made between the worker and the authority / management? 

If there are no work available currently, why did the management hire such a big number of workers? didn't they know or study such things before hiring labour / workers? 

what employment category they belong to?

'Contract basis'?
Daily wage / wage labouers?
Temporary? 
Any permanent workers? 

It is true that when ' project completion period'  is over you cannot keep the workers. but did it clearly mention in the contract? 

And when a contract is over the worker cannot expect 'service extensions' (depending on the contract / bond signed ) but if it is something that they unexpected is a problem. 

Is there a way to employ the mentioned number of workers in another firm / company if the project no longer functioning / completed? 

what about the other workers? any other workers to be sent home in the future?  

what does it really mean when the management say 'no work available' and according to what i read the workers were told ( verbally ?) / informed in writing (?) that when there is work available they will be informed?

what did the management expect saying ' when there is work avail;able the worker will be informed?

does the management want the worker to stay at home,  though the worker has no work to do ( job) therefore earn no salary , return to the job when ever they are ask to come?


what type of a contract is that? what assurance the management can give to the worker regarding the  'availability of work' in the future?

sending 1200 workers home is not a joke. who will take care of the families, needs and wants of the families of that workers? 

who hired them initially? 

job security is something highly important and is something every worker expects until they retire from the job / what they entitle during the entire period of contract. and securing the job of a worker is a responsibility of any employer. and at the same time '  the worker must aware of his / her rights'. 

if this is a decision taken by a non governmental authority, what is the reaction shown by the government / how did the government respond to this situation / the relevant ministry? 

What plan the government has 'in order to take of the workers's families / welfare of the said workers and their families? 

if the project is functioned / functions / managed / managing by a non local authority / Chinese company (?), what agreement made between the government and the management when handing over the tasks initially?' did they specifically agreed to safe guard the jobs 'assured job security of the hired worker'.

let us talk about something not fully unrelated to  what i tried to discuss earlier but something related. 

'One day services' 

this is a service that i must appreciate. it is a good way of providing services. i went to obtain my National Identity Card Yesterday. if my calculations were accurate there were about 1500 applicants waiting to get their National Identity Cards via the 'One Day Service'.  according to what i observed it is not an easy task. 

first and foremost i must say that the physical environment of the Department that provide the mentioned services to the nation is 'human friendly' and compared to earlier situations there are comfortable seating facilities , and the methodical environment brings peace of mind to the applicants. 

i noticed few things that needs some adjustments. if any applicants require or expects to get their Identity Cards or else any other certificate within a day or using the 'One Day Service' people have to come to Battaramulla / Colombo to obtain the service. which is a problem for some who live far away places or the people who live outside Colombo faces Practical difficulties during the entire process of reaching the city / office , obtaining the service and returning home.  Some come to Colombo one day prior to the date scheduled to obtain the service, meaning they spend two days and if they face any service delays ' they have to either spend another day in Colombo travel late night. 

what i suggest is listening to what some of the applicants said / discussed with others ' it is good if the applicants can obtain the service they require from the areas / districts they live and is practical and brings no more hazels to service gainers and also it helps the workers as well  as it helps to maintain the 'quality of work and efficiency' 
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And it is a duty of a grass root level government officer ? GN to check the application forms of the applicants before sending it to the relevant departments that avoids disappointments of applicants and avoid delaying obtaining the services. and i must note that within such services,one day service  Human errors can be always pardoned. 


   

   


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Are you an ISLANDER? what did you learn about islands

  1. Sri Lanka is an Island. Independent. Independent? 

since when? 1948? , 1972? , 2009?

fully?
Totally?
Completely? 

How and why the islands, islanders loose/s its independence , liberties or freedoms? 
this is something that we must try analyze carefully. first and foremost you need to learn, the following ................

  1. what is an island? i wrote this question on the search bar of google. following  is what i found. a piece of land surrounded by water.
  2. (https://www.google.lk/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=b11aWNmKI8qBoAP9_oCoDA#q=what+is+an+island)

what are the special features of an island?

what characteristics the people who live in an island show specifically compared to the countries , people who live in a geographical territories / lands close to each other ?

what uniqueness, cultural, economical, social, political are apparent from the people of such (is)lands 

why is it important to remain as 'islanders' while embracing every knowledge or sciences of globe in an intelligent way, specially when there are plenty of ways to communicate with world, why think about other ways to welcome world into this independent territory? 

what things the world can learn from past incidents or from disputes over ownership rights of islands, world wide? 

what benefits you naturally get or enjoy or embrace when you live in an Island? 

if you live in a land called or geographically recognized, identified as 'an island', you legally face or have no territory issues. when your (is)land is geographically measured and mapped accurately, accepted word wide. the outsiders cannot claim such measured mapped and accepted lands as their's. ( outsiders) unless you sell ( if you have the authority to do so) or handover the power of administering the land block / island to some other party, legally or any other similar way.

but who is thinking of taking such actions , specially when such properties are not known as 'private properties of political power'?

Even if you discover an island where you find no men or women or children, animals live, still if that piece of land is recognized as a part of land of a country , others / outsiders cannot try buy it. we live in 2016 and in about few days time we farewell 2016 and welcome 2017. every bit of this universe we live now is mapped and geographically legally divisioned as countries , continents etc. claiming an ownership (of an island) is not always about property rights or about deeds it is also about heritages ,  cultures , inheritances of the children of that piece of (is)land.  it is not always about 'tourists attractions' or earning money from tourism, sell public belongings to buy other luxuries. 

you talk about losses during reign of former government what about the money saved by treating a chronic cancerous illness intelligently and accurately? alright let us say they didn't know to earn money or profit from public departments, commercial entities, WHAT ABOUT YOU? and what about your ABILITIES to earn good profit and stop unnecessary expenditures, 

if your Member of parliament selling or handover their vehicle passes or permits, what do / can you learn from that? 

The Members of Parliament do not need such vehicles or Luxury Vehicle Permits  and they are please with what they have. if they want they try keep them, right?

am i incorrect?

if you feel that they need money for other things and use that money to fulfill other needs of them,  you can ask  ( cannot order no?) them to earn it other ways. ask them to try become the president of the country. 

posh! who is the upcoming 'SUPER SUPER MINISTER' of the country? any Super Super assistants / deputies?

what power he or any SHES (%)? get?

so removing the authorities / Bureaucratic rights / decision making power of Executive Presidency , here we go , the ' yahapalanaya' is trying to hand over the removed power to the suggested (already?) , ACCEPTED (?) position?

am i incorrect?

what is this new system that the government is trying to implement in order to establish (according to their own words) a  good governing pattern', good governance (?),   


i do not understand why a public figure , public servant need a super power like 'the spider man , superman of cartoons, movies we have seen? 

whether it is about the independent island called 'Sri Lanka' or its about its every teeny weeny island, kytes or kalpitiya,  every authority, every government now and in the future must think of securing the 'security' every bit of it must not think of selling or handover power of administration to any outside party. if you continuously thinking of selling or handover power to external parties , outside to country, who doesn't know anything about the historical values, security values of such land blocks, you must learn that first and then educate the rest and abolish the agreements made or preparing to be implemented. 

can you search information about the agreements made between the local authorities (Sri Lanka)  and Indian governments , if any regarding the ownership of kytes , delfts? 

what can you learn from such incidents of past?

when a land is surrounded by water the land is secured naturally, read the kingdoms of past to learn about the importance of 'the kingdoms surrounded by water'? 

read about the ancient kingdom of kashyapa,  sigiriya, suba's and Buwaneka bahu' and his brother's reality kingdom of yapahuwa, what mechanisms the kings used to protect the said ancient kingdoms of our country and its values, people and their cultures, heritages, sacred symbols like the Sri Dalada, tooth relic. 

there are plenty of articles and essays written on the islands of the country , please read them. you can read them through internet. 

https://www.dolphinbeach.lk/about-kalpitiya/

let us save every bit of soil of our country, every island, without selling them or handover administering power to any outside parties. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

'exchanging ginger with chilly' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i viewed the posters that the JVP party has used to oppose and educate people on the government's decision to 'sell some national entities'.

first and foremost, let me tell you that i am on the side of the people who want to protect every single entity and heritage of the country not on the side of any group who try sell them or try ruin them or destroy.  

Look! dear government you are given authority to govern this country only for five years. and there are things that people of this country expect you to do and do not expect from you.

Am i incorrect?

what is the meaning of governing a country by the way? forget it, what is the meaning of good governance? 

what chapter of the existing constitution describe that any government selected by people can sell any of the properties, belongings , heritages , cultures of the country and the commercial entities that brings profit to nourish the national economy?

even though if any existing institutions, entities, departments do not earn that much of a profit or do not earn expected income, can they so easily decide to sell such entities?

for that do we need a government for god sake?

let me re ask the question i asked earlier; what is the meaning of governing a country, good governance?

if you are unable to implement a mechanism to promote , develop such departments , improve profit , does it show your ingeniousness or skillfulness or your ability to 'improve the National Economy'?  

selling national properties to outside parties, foreign corporations, entrepreneurs;  is this the only strategy you can think of ?

Can't you find a single brain that has the skill to think of another strategy to keep and protect the national entities, belongings within, without really selling them? 

Is that what people of this country expected initially?

is that what YOU promised to the people of this country?

where is the economic development plan that you talked and boasted of initially? 

If the existing constitution gives power to sell any national entities, foot path suggests such CONSTITUTIONS should be changed. 

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL PORTS AND HARBORS? 

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF THE REASONS 'WHY PEARL HARBOR Was attacked? 

THE SECURITY IMPORTANCE OF SUCH AREAS OF THE COUNTRY? 

why almost every invader of past , now and then wanted to try capture or buy the natural harbors and ports & tried to keep them under their authority? 

was it only because such places are and were immensely important as trade routes, trade ports, economic centres?

READ EVERY CHAPTER OF HISTORY AT LEAST THE CHAPTERS 1505 - 1658, 1658 - 1796, 1796 -1948

why some wanted 'the coastal areas than the areas inland under their authority more than anything else? 
was it only because 'Cinnamon' or TEA? 

WHO WANTED TO EXCHANGE CHILLY WITH GINGER?

WHAT COMPANY SEEKING FOR SUCH TRADE AGREEMENTS? 

Please do not try to sell any national properties. 

and kindly mote that the people of this country are not fools to stay quite and calm allowing you to sell the properties that belongs to the children of this country.


may you gain consciousness! 






Sunday, December 11, 2016

OMALU ONYEMALUKWUBWE

The movie’ ‘concussion’ steeled all my attention yesterday. Will smith is one of my favorite stars. And I like to say to the director and to the script writer, you have chosen a very important subject to discuss and the strategies you have used to convince things is ‘Superb’  
I must say that I truly liked the performances of ‘the will of Hollywood, will smith’s performances and yes the performances of all the ‘O’ s.

Let me try to focus more not on the Steelers of spirits of SPORTS, now and then or the STEELERS who STEELED the attention US and global fans but of some S’s that enhanced every sport activity of this world, now and then.
SUPPORT; what sport activity you can think of that survived without the support of ground supporters, coaches, managers, the policy makers, the officials, governments, SPONSORSHIPS;
It is not just the governments or the officials who looked after sports of globe always, the sponsors played an immensely valued role and they are still doing a good job.

SACRIFICES
If any member of sports of any activity is not ready to sacrifice his time no nation can think of improving or developing ‘SPORTS not just as an activity but as something that develop one’s INNER HEALTH.

SKILLS

You need to identify the talents and skills of youngsters, specifically the skills and talents of interior territories. Nigeria too is full of talents. Otherwise you meet no OMALU ONYEMALUKWUBWE in America.

SAFETY
‘Safety first’, this should be ‘the theme of sports’. Sportsmen, sportsmen, they bring light to any national or global sports. Therefore it is not just a duty or a responsibility of officials of any committee, organization to implement adequate support to ‘safe guard the health of every member of sports.
Needlessly to say the importance of discussing ‘the importance of encouraging ‘sports as something that enhance human beings’ inner (psychological) health and physical health and the importance of ‘using better quality safety equipment’, helmets, knee guards, chest guards, eye guards etc.  

Until I watch the movie ‘ concussion’, i didn’t think of the importance of selecting better quality safety sports equipment or paying attention to the subject, sports and safety equipment that much.

I thought, after watching the movie, how can we give a less importance to the subject or to the topic, ‘safety & Sports’, especially when the entire universe loves and respects every sports activity, not only football, cricket, netball or volleyball etc. No global organization can forget the importance of support enhancing every tribal, village level, community level traditional or newly introduced sports activities very much.

Can you name a single person who doesn’t have interest towards sports, sports activities? Can you name a single continent or a territory that doesn’t like sports or doesn’t have a national sport / national teams, a ministry to handle its activities, officials to look after their SPORTS? 

What is important most is try protecting the core meanings, spirits of sports and sports as a unique activity?

So let us take every necessary action for the SURVIVAL of meaningful SPORTS, local or global.
Will, are you willing to SUPPORT activities of tribal or any of  interior communities?