Thursday, July 20, 2017

Child in the Crowd


When the Emperor paraded before his Subjects in his newly woven clothes, a child in the crowd cries out, “Look he isn't wearing anything at all!”

And in the modern days, many of us are like the subjects in the “Emperor’s new clothes” story.

For the fear of losing something, many tend to keep their mouths shut even when the truth is obvious and pretend that everything around us is just fine and working in perfect harmony, although they are not.

And who takes the front seats of this phenomenon are the professionals, religious and minority leaders to name a few.

The day you become or try to become the “Child in the Crowd”, you will be branded as a traitor and or a person inciting religious and or racial disharmony.

But as long as we act like the subjects did, they will do exactly what the weavers did to the Emperor in the first place.

Fleece!

How long are we going to allow the modern day Weavers to fleece us?

When do we get the courage to be that “Child in the Crowd”?

Do not be afraid of speaking your mind out loud, not in hatred but only to tell the TRUTH.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Random Thoughts !


1.   Why some guard secrets like a Bitch guarding its new litter 
     (only to suffer in silence).

2. Stock Exchange is a Great place to Kill Time and Money both at the same time.

3. Do Birds too have suicidal tendency ?

4. Art is the best way to find and fight one's own Demons.

5. Excellence can’t be Acquired. 
   (Either You Have it or You don’t. So Don’t pursue Mirage, if YOU are not Endowed it with at Birth).

6. ජීවත් වෙන්න කියක් හරි හම්බ කර ගන්න මිනිස්සු නොකරන්නේ මොනවද?
   (What a man will not do to earn a few extra bucks).

7. Whatever a man does, he does it for his stomach is no longer true!

8. Why some take pictures with the Camera in a crooked angle? 
   (Neither landscape nor portrait)

9. Why some become abusive when the Truth being told?

10. පන්සල් ගිහින් වඳින ගමනුත් දුරකථන පාවිච්චි කරන අයත් දැන් බොහෝමය.
    (Mobile phones being used even in places of worship is now a plague)

11. යකෝ, බත් ටිකක් දෙන්න හිඟන්නෙක් හොයාගන්න තියෙන අමාරුව දැන් !
     (Difficulty in finding someone to offer Alms these days is heartbreaking).

12. Do men save the Best for the Last ?

Monday, July 17, 2017

ලෝකෙන් උතුම් රට !


පෙරේරා 
මම බැලුවේ මිස්ටර් සිල්වා මේ රටටත් ගිය කල කියලා,

සිල්වා 
ඒ මොකද මිස්ටර් පෙරේරා ?

පෙරේරා :
දැන් බලනවා අයිසේ මේ සමාජ වෙබ් අඩවිවලට අරක්ගත්තු සම හරක් ගැන,

සිල්වා :
ඇයි එහෙම කියන්නේ මිස්ටර් පෙරේරා ?

පෙරේරා
 :
පිලී රසක් නැතුව බත් කටක් ගිලගන්න අමාරු සමහරු, සත්තුන්ගේ සුවදුක සහ ඔහුන්ගේ ආරක්ෂාව ගැන බොරු උජාරු කතා මේවා වල දාන හැටි,

සිල්වා :
ඇත්තද ?

පෙරේරා :
තව කට්ටියක් ඉනවා ටිකක් ඇග රත්වෙන්න මොනවා හරි දාගත්තේ නැත්නම් රැට ටිකක් නින්ද යනවා හොරයි, නමුත් බැලුවෙත් ආගම රැකගන්න මාර සටනක් දෙනවා දවල් දවසෙම,

සිල්වා :
ඔය කට්ටිය මොනවද මිස්ටර් පෙරේරා,

පෙරේරා :
ඒ මොකද එහෙම කියන්නේ,

සිල්වා :
පවුලයි ලමයි ටිකයි පිටරට වල තියලා ඇවිත්, ලෝකෙන් උතුම් රට මේකයි කිය කියා දාන ටෝක්ස් බලන්න එපැයි.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Beware ! Foot soldiers are in action !


I posted on my FB wall “ Beware ! Foot soldiers of the Looter gang are already in action everywhere ”.

Sudden interest of needing to change the present regime is taking momentum in every social media platforms.

Some hide behind saffron colour robes and some behind their Professional Titles.

This is in no way in endorsing most of the actions hitherto taken by the present regime.

They miserably failed and the peoples trust was pawned for a few political mileages.

That is another subject.

The sudden interest of wanting to change the present regime was taken my interest too being a concerned citizen.

But the more I prod for answers, all what I had been getting were වැට උඩ answers than anything conclusive.

This baffles me and I did some of my own detective works quietly and then I realized that these calls for changes are not really coming from concerned citizens.

They are indeed being funded by the previous “ Looter Murder Gang “ from their plundered public money to create an atmosphere to enable them to crawl back into politics in big way again.

So, beware.

Calls will come in many different segments, in robes, from so-called professionals etc and in many different voices, but they all have one agenda and that is none other than to bring back the Looter Murder Gang to power again.

Do you want the Looter Murder Gang back in power again?

I leave that question for your good 
Conscience to answer.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Abolition of Free Education in Sri Lanka

(  This was my rejoinder to a post appeared in another social media forum, advocating the abolition of Free Education in Sri Lanka ).


When we ( my wife & I ) attended our daughter’s induction ceremony at the university a few years back, the VC in his speech mentioned that the government was spending more than Seven hundred thousand rupees on every student attending that particular degree programmer.

After the speeches, we were served traditional Sri Lankan food ( කිරි බත්, කැවුම්, කෙසෙල් සහ තේ ) by some senior students.

That time, I was in much relaxed state of mind and I had an opportunity to observe my other fellow parents.

They all were brimming from ear to ear with happiness.


Among the crowd there were so many in clean cloths but that have not even being pressed to suit the occasion and their footwear had seen much better days to say the least.

While returning home, I told my wife that I am happy, not only because our daughter got admitted to one of the best universities in the country but sitting among the crowd I was really able to see the real fruits of the C.W.W.K’s free education movement.

Some days, I go to fetch her from the university and we used to stop by a small පෙට්ටි කඩේ in front of the university to buy one of my favorite රොටි from there and then I have seen those who are from far flung places and thus forced to find cramped and unhealthy accommodation, buying their dinner before heading to their boarding places.

Most buy either Two රොටි and or One එළවලු රොටි and that was all their dinner.


A cup of tea, perhaps later.

Perhaps, Rupees 700,000 is a small change for a few fortunate ones but for majority of Sri Lankans’ (including me), it is still a very large sum of money.

Some born with a silver spoon in their mouths may advocate abolishing the Free Education system in Sri Lanka, but I am an ardent supporter of it.

And we will not let it go without a mighty fight either.




නිකසළ රටක් කරා ( Towards a Zero Waste Country )


කුණු කඳු වලට යටවී පුරවැසියන් මිය යන රටක, කුණු කසළ කළමනාකරණය කරගත නොහැකි පාලකයින් සිටින රටක, රටේ පෙනහළු බඳු වටිනා තෙත් බිම් පරිසර පද්ධතීන් කුණු කසළ නිසා වැනසී යන රටක, කුණු කසල නිසා පැතිරෙන වසංගතයන් පාලනය කරගත නොහැකි රටක අනාගතය වෙනස් කරනු වස් මහජන පෙළගැස්මක් හදමු.

නිකසළ රටක් වෙත පිය මනිනු වස් පුරවැසියන් ලෙස පළමු පියවර තබමු !

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Every Other Person in Sri Lanka a Patriot Now !


Just before the Indian independence, the Colonial masters held Gandhiji behind bars for his non-violent freedom seeking activities.

So were many other Indians found guilty of defecating along the railway lines.

When he was finally released from the captivity along the others who were also held there, because of defecating charges (due to over-crowding situation), they were the first people to rush out from their cells, shouting Freedom slogans.

There was a time in Sri Lanka not so long ago that the Armed forces were having a very tough time recruiting new carders to supplement their drive and the government was mulling the idea of conscription to solve the issue.

The forces have to go to far flung villages in abject poverty to get young boys and girls to join them. 

They joined not because for their love for the country but to feed their families as no other vocation was available to them in those villages which are blighted with No schools, hospitals, roads, electricity and irrigational infrastructure to toil on the land even. 

Now, to add insult to injury they are forced to sell Fish, Vegetable and coconuts in their decorated uniforms on roadsides, thanks to our myopic economic policies, mismanagement and rampant corruption.

Now every other person in Sri Lanka is a patriot but where were they when the country wanted their participation most.

Those who were hiding under beds, like the ones who were held for defecating charges were the ones who are making the biggest noise now.

Where were you then Guy & Gals who are trumpeting on mass media now ?







(Fairly old write up, appeared elsewhere being dusted up again). 😰😰