Sunday, December 08, 2013

Why I had No Tears To Shed Then ?

The room smelt different
 Was it the burning camphor or
The oil soaked wick
 Dancing in the wind.

The windows were left wide open
 The morning breeze
Trying to snuff and conquer
 The naked flame of the oil lamp.

The House was lit up
 Too bright and
Too crowded
 For that times of the day.

The faint sobbing
 Ebbing from some corner
Hurried steps down the corridors
 Speaking only in Hushed voices
Added more uneasiness to the air
 Then.

She looked calm and blissful
 Sleeping pretty and relieved
I knew instantly
 She would never to come back again to us ever
But why I had no tears to shed then.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Exemplary Deed

Eshani Danushika was expecting good results in the 2013 Grade 5 scholarship examination.

Even her teachers were expecting her to do well.

But when the results were announced recently, her and her teachers’ hopes were dashed as she fell just a few marks below the qualifying mark for the district.

But a few of her classmates have managed to secure above the qualifying marks.

She was not heartbroken because of her marks but she was happy as some of her friends did well in the examination.

Now come the interesting part of the story.

She broke open her Clay Till next day and bought Gifts (Pens, Books etc) for the friends from that money and gave them to the Class Teacher to be distributed to her friends who were successful in the examination.

That small gesture made everybody stopped and look at the incident.

The school hurriedly organized a Prize Distribution ceremony to honor the successful children.

She is just 10 years and comes from a not so affluence farming family from a flung place called Wiyaluwa in Badulla district.

(I am writing this after reading the article in the Lankadeepa newspaper of 24th Oct 2013, but I am unable to get a link to the original article on their web site. After a few telephone calls, we did manage to speak to this cheerful little girl to let her know that her exemplary gesture was not gone unnoticed and how much we appreciated such good deeds).

May her thrive in future and be able to continue with her voluntary good deeds in future as well.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Short Lived Euphoria of Ostentation.

Every street corner has now been turned into a place of worship by some object worshiping idiots by placing some objects of their fancy.

The Next thing you realize is the blaring noise coming from there day and night disturbing the peace around and polluting with singing, chanting and preaching etc.

Then what follow is more encroachments and useless expenditure on face-lifting decorations.

The whole country is now being turned into a religious frenzy den.

But the euphoria of the ostentation is short-lived when you switch on your Television News Channels.

Robbing, muggings, raping and killings are galore. 

Where have those teaching gone into, I wonder ?



Friday, September 20, 2013

Bank Without Heart .... !

I have a NRFC account (No: 995902459XXXXX @ Kottawa Branch).
Due to some urgent financial requirement, my wife (
Mrs. Silva) was trying to withdraw money this morning (18 Sep 13) but was refused that facility despite, 
Sshe was presenting a proper legal documents to prove her Identity as well as her authorization to execute such transaction in my absence.
Therefore, First I wish to know on what grounds that she was denied the withdraw.
Secondly when and how could I clear this obstacle as I am urgently in need for money.
Awaiting a favourable and speedy response.
Thanks.
Sasanka De Silva.

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Dear sir,
We are unable to process your above request due to following reasons.

power of attorney should be issued within one year,

power of attorney not introduced by account holder,

should be a specific power of attorney stating required accounts.

In the alternative we suggest the following,

please send a request to transfer money from nrfc account to any other specified account
stating account numbers and names with your signature.
Please also attach a copy of your nic/passport .

regards,
suraj jayaratne
assistant manager-kottawa branch

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Dear Mr. Jayaratne,
That was a legal document without expiry covering all matters and accepted anywhere in Sri Lankan except at your Bank and that was a disappointment.
I may have very limited funds in my account but I have a larger circle of friends and I am sure I will share my bitter experience with them soon.
This was not the first occasion Kottawa branch disappointed me and soon I will decide what to do with our accounts held with you.
Once again it was a big disappointment and I thought I was dealing with a 21st Century bank and not with a medieval one.
Sasanka De Silva.

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Now you be the judge of their claim of being the Bank with Heart.
I say Bull shit.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Are We All Naked Here Now ?

I was thinking;
Are we all naked here now?
After what Snowden revealed, I think we are no longer clad any more.
Look, I have nothing to hide but everybody needs a bit of privacy.
To put it in another way, a safe place to kill the devil within us without the glare of rest of the world.
That brought me to think:
Where is this guy anyway?
Still in Russia or already somewhere else
Laughing at those who clamber on the flight, presumably thinking that he would be on it and waiting at the seat 17A.
I think Aeroflot made a killing by some wise gimmick by creating media hype.
That brought me to think again;
Will US be good on its words?
Or will it kneel down again in front of the vast resources of the Russians have at their disposal?



Friday, February 01, 2013