Tuesday, December 26, 2017

What a World We Are Living In Today ?

A murderer who was serving 25 years behind bars was released on medical grounds because he was the former president of the country.
A boy hugged a girl on the stage to show his appreciation in one of the school performances, now both facing suspension for their immoral act on stage.
A singer facing death threats now because she said not to drink water from one of the longest rivers in the world because it is highly polluted and full of parasites.
A religious leader is going places preaching peace and equal rights, when he rules over one of the most corrupt nations in the world full of money launderers and child rapists, hiding behind walls and cloaks.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ode to the One Eyed Monster

Beauty has no universally accepted standard and or definition.
And sometimes one can’t help but fall in love with something seemingly has not a single beauty bone in its body.
It was monstrous and fierce looking but I could not help falling in love with the moment I saw it for the first time.
My feeling towards it was not an isolated one and all my siblings had the same feeling towards it.
We had our very special name for it too.
During school holiday times, we often visit up the country.
Father was in civil service, so he had plenty of Rail passes to go with his position.
On most occasions, we take a connecting train to the Fort Railway station to catch the upcountry bound Night mail train.
By the time when we get there, the rain is already there and being loaded with stuffs for the departure.
First thing first and we go locating the reserved compartment to dump our stuff and then run to the front of the train to see, what would be hauling us tonight through the wet and cold nights to top of the hill country.
As always, the big red colour one eyed monster was there to greet us.
We come back happy knowing that we would be safe and sound with it in front.
Later, as we grew much bigger and inquisitive, we got to know that this monster was given a bit of a push to help it negotiate to winding climb up peaceful by and another oldie a steam engine after the Rambukkana railway station.
But our love for the monster never diminished.
Sadly, I read somewhere recently, that only one of these monsters is still standing and all others have been replaced by the Blue colour Canadian ones.

Photo credit to Mr Akila Ariyapperuma

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

මොඩයගේ පාළම !

මොකක්ද මේකේ ඇත්ත කතාව?  මොඩයගේ පාළම!

The story goes that while the engineer was away, the workers have fixed the Arches upside down and on his return found, there was very little he could do to correct it.

Could this be right?

What about the engineering designs?

Anyone knows the real truth?

Just curious. 

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Foot soldiers Turned Whistleblowers !

Who are those so-called Whistleblowers and Patriots popping up on many Social Media platforms suddenly?

I confronted a few such people with genuine request to show us, where the funding comes from, but all my requests were either met with some වැට උඩ answers or total silence.

Then I suddenly realized that some of my postings have been removed from those sites.

One such site boasts that it would response to any query within a few hours.

I requested the site to explain as to why seemingly innocuous request of mine was not met.

It was met with deaf silence.

Although, I can see online that they have seen my request.

More than 24 hours later, I sent another and it is yet to be answered.

That too had been read by someone again.

This makes me wonder, who are these people really?

Are they real Whistleblowers or they are here with hidden agendas and to blow someone else’s trumpets?

Like any sensible person, you should also ask from them, where their funding comes from?

Once you get to know the answer (But I bet, they will never disclose that openly but many openly suspect the source), then it will be absolutely clear to you that what their real agenda is here now.

It is up to each individual to believe them or not.

But I suggest getting facts right from them (if they are willing to divulge them in public) before start following such people.

(Just remember that their Puppet Masters had a very bad track record of governing the country a few years back).

Thursday, August 03, 2017



Place the washed lemon in the freezer.

Once frozen, get your grater, & shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on your foods! On vegetables, salad, ice cream, soup, cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, fish dishes, the list is endless.

All the foods will get an unexpected wonderful taste! Most likely, you only think of lemon juice as vitamin C?

Not anymore!

What's the major advantage of using the whole lemon other than preventing waste & adding new taste to your dishes?

Lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself & that's what you've been wasting!

Lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic elements in the body.

The surprising benefits of lemon are the miraculous ability to kill cancer cells! It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy!!

Why do we not know about that?

Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits.

You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease.

Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy.

How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the multimillionaires large corporations?

This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types.

It is considered also as an anti-microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms; it regulates blood pressure& an antidepressant, combats stress & nervous disorders.

The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that it destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung & pancreas...

The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better effect than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells.

And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells. .

So, give those lemons a good wash, freeze them and grate them.

Your whole body will love you for it!

Who Are Your Real Puppet Masters ?

I had been having some arguments with someone claiming to be a  True Patriot on one of the social Media platforms.

This was one of my rejoinder to one of his posting.

Now the so-called Patriot has taken steps, so my rejoinder will not be visible to other visitors there.

Therefore, I have decided to post the exact rejoinder of mine here, so others can read it freely and  see the true colours of this so-called Patriot.


First and foremost, let me apologize for dragging your innocent children into this conversation.

I made a general comment after seeing what was going on in our society today but frankly, I was unaware that your children are living overseas in a much more safer and fairer place, unlike the paradise they were born.

My sincere apology is extended to them as well.

We all strive so hard, go overseas looking for work so that our next generation will be in a better position than us.

And so if they choose an alien land as their next place of domicile than the so-called paradise, there is nothing wrong with that line of thinking either.

People, time immoral have voted with their foot.

Why do you think many people (including you and I) have opted to take this route than keeping them in their place of birth, the motherland, the so-called paradise?

Now, let’s get to the Nitty-gritty of our conversation,
  • You may see as that we are on a warpath here but to me and many others, it seems that as we are on a Cul-de-sac instead,
  • Also, do not think that I come here to get attention and traction,
  • For your information, my blog is being read by more than 100 people a day from Nova Scotia to Cape Town and from Sucre to Tokyo,
  • My intention of posing seemingly hard questions is to get clarity by forcing others to shed more light and hitherto hidden vaults opened etc,
  • Asking hard questions may not look like a good option for you and for some reason or the other,
  • Lately, you have thrown intimidating threats and deleting friends on your list,
  • To me, those who are not tolerating opposing views, and intimidating and throwing threats, sudden disappearance those who oppose your views are the whole mark of a dictator and remember that they are a real menace to any decent society,
  • Patience is not, as you may think only as a one-way street., for me, it is a two-way street,
  • You may be a gentleman to the core, but I am not, 
  • And I am not a guy who will turn his other cheek if confronted because I was baptized on the streets, and I know how to take care of such people too,
  • Let me ask three final questions and expecting no වැට උඩ answers, otherwise, there is no point in participating in such conversation in future,
  • Who are your real Puppet Masters here?
  • What is the real intention of filling that affidavit when thousand and more other burning issues needed judiciary attention more?
  • Do you seriously believe Geetha K is a better choice to send to the legislature to represent people than Sunil Hadunnetti?
  • Do not assume that I am here as someone else’s mouthpiece,
  • I still call the present guys NATO Boys and the previous lot the “Looter Murder Gang or LMG Boys.
Over to you Mr ...


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Why Girls do not like Yellow Sunglasses?

Why Girls do not like Yellow Sunglasses?

Not only to wear them on, but even to let others wear.

I like them but both women in my life (my wife & daughter) say in unison “ No, not that one please ”.

I asked them why and the only answer I ever got was two identically grimaced faces.

I asked my male friends and the only answer ever I got from them was a resigning shrug.

If you do not believe me, watch the movie “ Kate & Leopold ” before thinking of buying one out for you.

And if you know the answer to this enigma, please let me know.

Seriously, I am curious. 

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.


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 !

මම බැලුවේ මිස්ටර් සිල්වා මේ රටටත් ගිය කල කියලා,

ඒ මොකද මිස්ටර් පෙරේරා ?

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

සිල්වා :
ඇයි එහෙම කියන්නේ මිස්ටර් 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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ඇතුල්වීම නොමිලේ.

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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). 😰😰

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Loudest Voice is not the Voice to be Listened always.

There are two kinds of Patriots in Sri Lanka.

One is the silent kind who really understands the real meaning of patriotism and does everything that is possible in their own small ways to ensure that no harm is done to their beloved country.

The other kind is the most vocal and most loud kind.

They show their patriotism only in public but do not thing to keep their country away from harm’s way.

The loud and vocal kind is seasonal, like flu.

They appear like mushrooms after a rain, when something perceived to be harmful to the country only.

Let me explain this a little more.

Take the recent Geneva meet and the subsequent voting.

The social networks and blogs were awash with them publically bullshitting patriotism.

The vote is over now and none of them are anywhere to be seen again until the next rain.

The reputation, integrity etc of any country can be harmed in two ways.

First is an external threat and the second is internal threat.

External threats can be negated with diplomacy and even with war but the internal one is not.

It is like a cancer within and even an amputation too sometimes would not bring the desired effects.

These Patriot Bull-shitters are happy to tolerate the rampant corruption within the country which is throttling any likely positive development in any foreseeable future, but are happy to maintain their silence.

In my view; maintaining silence is endorsing corruptions.

Instead of bull-shitting in public when an external threat is likely to come, they should put their loud voices to talk about the internal threats too.

Stop bull-shitting in public and please do your bits to save the country.

Do not expect some outsider to come and clean the mess that we have created ourselves.

Loudest voice is not the voice to be listened always.

( Again this was a old write up and appeared a few years back in another place. Yet I believe the contents are applicable even for today, thus decided to re-post here )

Thursday, July 06, 2017

කරපිංචා ගැන නොදත් තතු

විස රසායන උරාගන්නා හොද්දේ කරපිංචා කෑම හොඳ නෑ.

වර්තමානයේදී ලාංකීය සමාජය තුළ පිළිකා, වකුගඩු ආදි රෝගාබාධවලට ගොදුරු වූවන් බහුල වී ඇත. බොහෝ දෙනෙකුගේ මතය වන්නේ අප ගන්නා ආහාරවල තිබෙන වස විස ඉහත රෝග බහුල වීමට හේතු වී ඇති බවය. එය බොහෝ දුරට සැබෑවක් විය හැකිය. අද අපට වෙළෙඳ පොළෙන් මිලදී ගැනීමට සිදුවී ඇත්තේ අධික ලෙස කාමිනාශක, වල් නාශක යෙදු එළවළු සහ පලතුරුය.

වස විස නොයෙදූ ආහාර ලෙස කෑමට තිබෙන්නේ කොස් දෙල් වැනි දේ පමණි.

වස විස නැතැයි පැවසෙන කාබනික පොහොර යොදා සැකසූ එළවළු වර්ග වෙළෙඳ පොළෙහි නැතිවා නොවේ. එහෙත් ඒවායේ මිල අධිකය. කෙසේ හෝ අද අප සමාජයේ බහුතරයකට කෑමට සිදු වී තිබෙන්නේ වස විස යෙදූ ආහාරය.

වස විසෙන් තොරව ආහාර ද්‍රව්‍ය වගා කරන්නේ කෙසේ ද? එසේම වස විස පහව යන පරිදි ආහාර ද්‍රව්‍ය පිළියෙල කරගන්නේ කෙසේ ද කියා අපේ මුතුන් මිත්තෝ ඉතා හොඳින් දැන සිටියහ. එසේම දේශීය වෛද්‍ය ක්‍රමයේ ද වස විසෙන් තොරව ආහාර පිළියෙල කරගන්නේ කෙසේදැයි සඳහන් වේ. ස්වභාවික ද්‍රව්‍ය වන කුළුබඩු යොදා පෝෂ්‍යදායි විස රහිත ආහාර පිළියෙල කිරීමේ සංස්කෘතියක් අප සතුය. සිංහල වෛද්‍ය ක්‍රමයේ ද ආහාර පිළියෙල කිරීම සඳහා යොදා ගන්නා කුළුබඩුවල තිබෙන වටිනාකම මනා ලෙස සඳහන් කර තිබේ. දේශීය වෛද්‍ය ක්‍රමයට අනුව කුළුබඩු අයත් වන්නේ “ආහාර යෝගී” ද්‍රව්‍ය ගණයටය. සිංහල වෙදකම පිළිබඳව විස්තර වන “චරක සංහිතාව” නම් ග්‍රන්ථයේ ආහාර වර්ග 11 ක් පිළිබඳව සඳහන් වේ. ඒ ශාක වර්ගය, ඵල වර්ගය, හරිත වර්ගය, ආහාර යෝගී වර්ගය.... ආදි වශයෙනි. මේ අතරින් කුළුබඩු අයත් වන්නේ ආහාර යෝගී වර්ගයටය.

කරපිංචා - මේද හරණී ගුණය

අපේ කුළුබඩු මුළු මහත් ලෝකයෙහිම ප්‍රසිද්ධය. අප භාවිත කරන කුළුබඩු අතරට ද්‍රව්‍ය ගණනාවක්ම අයත් වේ. කරපිංචා සහ රම්පෙ එලෙස කුළුබඩු අතරට අයත් වන ආහාර යෝගී ද්‍රව්‍යයන් දෙවර්ගයකි. කරපිංචා සහ රම්පෙ වර්තමානයේදී බොහෝ සේ කතාබහට ලක්වන්නට පටන්ගෙන තිබේ. විශේෂයෙන්ම කරපිංචා පිළිබඳව. ඒ කරපිංචා සතු විස නැසීමේ ගුණය සහ කොලෙස්ටරෝල් මේදය ශරීරයෙන් අඩු කිරීමේ ගුණය පිළිබඳවය.

දේශීය වෛද්‍ය ක්‍රමයේදී මෙය හඳුන්වනු ලබන්නේ මේද හරනී ගුණය ලෙසය. ඒ සඳහා බහුලව භාවිත වන්නේ කරපිංචා කොළ කැඳය. කරපිංචා කොළවලින් සාදාගන්නා කැඳ පානය කළ නොහැකි නම් වෙනත් ඖෂධීය කොළ වර්ගයකින් කැඳ සාදන විට කරපිංචා කොළ යම් ප්‍රමාණයක් එයට එක්කර කොළ කැඳ සාදා ගත හැකිය. එසේම කරපිංචා, සුදු ලූනු, ගොරකා, උළුහාල් සහ කුරුඳු ස්වල්පයක් ගෙන දියෙන් අඹරා සාදාගන්නා මිශ්‍රණය ලුණු දෙහි වැනි ආහාර රුචිය වඩවන උත්තේජකයක් ලෙස ද යොදා ගත හැකිය.

රුධිර කැටි ගැසීම වළකයි

කටුක රසයෙන් යුතු කුරුඳු කරපිංචා වැනි කුළුබඩුවල ශරීරයේ රුධිර කැටි ඇතිවීම වැළැක්වීමේ ගුණය ඇති බව මීට වසර හයදහසකට පමණ පෙර පටන් අපේ මුතුන්මිත්තන් දැන සිටි බව චරක සංහිතාවනම් දේශීය වෙදකම පිළිබඳව ලියැවුණු ග්‍රන්ථයේ සඳහන් වේ.

කරපිංචා සම්බෝලය

සර්පයකු දෂ්ට කළ විට අපේ පැරැණියන් දුන්නේ කරපිංචා කැඳය. කරපිංචා කැඳ සාදා ගන්නේ කරපිංචා කොළ යම් ප්‍රමාණයකට සහල් සහ පොල් කිරි මිශ්‍ර කර පිළියෙල කර ගැනීමෙනි. අද ද සර්පයකු දෂ්ට කළ විට කරපිංචා කැඳ බීමට දෙන්නේ කරපිංචා සතු විස නැසීමේ මහගු ගුණය හේතුවෙනි. එසේම භූමිතෙල් වැනි ශරීරයට විස ගෙන දෙන ද්‍රව්‍යයන් ශරීරගත වූ විට ද කරපිංචා කැඳ බීමට දෙන්නේ කරපිංචා සතු එම විස නැසීමේ ගුණය නිසාය. කරපිංචාවලින් සාදා ගන්නා සම්බෝලය ශරීරයට ඉතා ගුණ දෙන කොලෙස්ටරෝල් මේදය ශරීරයෙන් ඉවත් කිරීමේ හැකියාව ඇති ආහාරයකි.

විස නසන ඇඹුල් තියල්

ගොඩබිම තිබෙන විස සියල්ල අවසානයේදී ගමන් කරන්නේ මහ මුහුදටය. එම විස, මුහුදෙන් අල්ලාගන්නා මාළුන් තුළ ද යම් පමණකට ඇත. මාළු ඇඹුල් තියල් ලෙස සකසන්නේ මාළුවල තිබෙන එම විස ඉවත් කිරීමටය. ඇඹුල් තියල් මිශ්‍රණයට ගොරකා, ගම්මිරිස් මෙන්ම කරපිංචා ද අයත් වේ. ඇතැමුන් ඇඹුල් තියල් මිශ්‍රණය දැවටු මාළු කැබලි වළඳෙහි තබන්නේ කරපිංචා කොළ තට්ටුවක් උඩින්ය. එලෙස සකසන ලද මාළුවල තිබෙන ඇඹුල් තියල් මිශ්‍රණය ඉවත් කර මාළු කැබලි ආහාරයට ගත හැකිය. මෙහිදී ද භාවිත වන්නේ කරපිංචා සතු විස නැසීමේ ගුණයයි.

කරපිංචා සතු මහඟු ගුණ එසේ වුවද ව්‍යංජනවල තිබෙන කරපිංචා කොළ ආහාරයට ගැනීම පිළිබඳව දෙවරක් සිතිය යුතු බවට නවතම මතයක් සමාජයේ ඇතිවී ඇත. ඒ පිළිබඳව පර්යේෂණ කළ විද්වතුන්ගේ අදහස වන්නේ කෘෂි රසායන යොදා වගා කරන ලද එළවළු ආහාර ලෙස පිළියෙල කිරීමේදී කරපිංචා යොදාගත් විට එම එළවළුවල තිබෙන විස ද්‍රව්‍ය කරපිංචා කොළවලට උරාගත හැකි බවය. මෙම තත්ත්වය වඩාත් බරපතළ සහ භයානක වන්නේ එළවළුවල නැවුම් බව ආරක්ෂා කර ගැනීම සඳහා එළවළු නෙළීමට දවසකට පමණ පෙර ඇතැම් ගොවීන් කෘමිනාශක යෙදීමට පෙලඹී ඇති නිසාය. එබැවින් ගෙවත්තෙන් නෙළාගන්නා එළවළු පිළියෙල කරගන්නා අවස්ථාවලදී හැර ව්‍යංජනයේ තිබෙන කරපිංචා ආහාරයට නොගැනීම වඩාත් සුදුසුය. එහෙත් නිවෙසේදී සාදාගන්නා ලද කිරි හොද්දේ තිබෙන කරපිංචා කොළය කිසිසේත්ම විසි කළ යුතු නැත.

ආහාර සුවඳවත් කිරීමට යොදාගන්නා රම්පෙ පිළිබඳව ද එවැනිම මතයක් ඉදිරිපත් වී ඇත. රම්පෙ යොදා ගන්නේ කිසියම් ආහාරයකින් ප්‍රසන්න සුවඳක් ලබා ගැනීමටය. බොහෝ ගෘහිණියෝ බත පිසීමේදී රම්පෙ කොළ කැබැල්ලක් බතට එක් කිරීමට පුරුදුව සිටිති. එයින් බතට ප්‍රිය උපදවන සුවඳක් ලැබේ. ඇතැම් ව්‍යංජන පිසීමේදී ද රම්පෙ කොළ කැබැල්ලක් යොදා ගැනීමට ගෘහිණියෝ පුරුදු වී සිටිති. ව්‍යංජනයක් පිසීමේදී අධික උෂ්ණත්වයට පත්වූ විට එහි කිසියම් විසක් තිබේ නම් එම විස ද්‍රව්‍ය ක්‍රියාකාරී වී රම්පෙ කැබැල්ලට උරා ගැනීමේ හැකියාවක් ඇත. වඩාත් සුදුසු වන්නේ ව්‍යංජනය ළිපෙන් බා ගත් පසුව රම්පෙ කැබැල්ල ඉවත් කිරීමය. එසේ නොවුණහොත් රම්පෙ කැබැල්ලේ තිබෙන විස ද්‍රව්‍යයන් නැවත ව්‍යංජනයට එක්විය හැකිය.

විස නසන මුරුංගා කොළ

මුරුංගා කොළ සතුව ද විස නැසීමේ ගුණයක් ඇත. ඉස්සන් පිසින විට මුරුංගා දළු ස්වල්පයක් යොදා ගන්නේ එබැවිනි. මුරුංගාවල කැල්සියම් බහුලය. කැල්සියම් අපේ ශරීරයට ඉතා අවශ්‍ය වන පෝෂක ද්‍රව්‍යයකි. එහෙත් මුරුංගා කොළවලින් කොළ කැඳ සාදා බීම පිළිබඳව නැවත සිතා බැලිය යුතුය. විශේෂයෙන්ම මුරුංගා කොළ කැඳවල තිබෙන රසායන ද්‍රව්‍ය කුඩා දරුවනට දරා ගත නොහැකිය. මුරුංගා කොළ කැඳ පානය කළ දරුවන් කීප දෙනෙකු වෙතින් ඔක්කාරය සහ තවත් රෝග ලක්ෂණ පෙන්නුම් කර ඇත්තේ එබැවිනි. මුරුංගා කොළ සහ දළු ආහාර පිසීමේදී යොදා ගැනීම වරදක් නොවුවද මුරුංගා කොළවලින් කොළ කැඳ සාදා පානය කිරීම එතරම් සුදුසු නැත. දේශීය වෛද්‍ය ක්‍රමය තුළ ද මුරුංගා කොළ කැඳ පිළිබඳව සඳහන් නොවන්නේ එබැවිනි.

නෙළුම් අල ව්‍යංජනයක් ලෙස සකසා ආහාරයට ගැනීම පිළිබඳව ද අද විවිධ මත සමාජයේ ඇත. වර්තමානයේදී කුඹුරට යොදන විස රසායන ද්‍රව්‍ය වැවේ තිබෙන නෙළුම් ගසට උරා ගැනීමක් සිදු වේ. වෙළෙඳ පොළෙහි තිබෙන නෙළුම් අලය නි‍ෙවසට ගෙනැවිත් කෙළින්ම ව්‍යංජනයක් ලෙස සකසා ගත් විට නෙළුම් අලවල තිබෙන විස ද්‍රව්‍ය ශරීරගත විය හැකිය.

අපේ මුතුන් මිත්තන් නෙළුම් අල ව්‍යංජනය සැකසීමේදී විශේෂ ක්‍රමයක් අනුගමනය කළේ නෙළුම් අලවල ඇති විස ද්‍රව්‍ය ඉවත් කිරීමටය. ඔවුන් නෙළුම් අල ව්‍යංජනය සැකසුවේ මේ ආකාරයටය.

පළමුව නෙළුම් අල සිහින් පෙති ලෙස කපාගෙන කැකුළු සහල් මිටක් සහ ජලය දමා තම්බා ගනු ලැබේ. එහිදී කැකුළු සහල් සමඟ ඇති ජලයට නෙළුම් අලවල තිබෙන විස ද්‍රව්‍ය සහ බැර ලෝහ උරා ගනී. ඉන් පසු නෙළුම් අල කැබලි වෙන් කරගෙන කිරි දමා ව්‍යංජනය සකසා ගත හැකිය.


Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Modern-day Feudalism

Recently, I was involved in some heated discussions in one of the internet forums and some of the irritant topics to many that I brought to surface where the level of corruptions, lack of transparency, foreign debts and the efforts to smother the freedom of speech.

None of the participants were able to give any convincing answers, instead restored to whipping some other political parties, some other religious establishments and those who represent minorities’ interests up.

One personal experience I quoted was one of my friends was trying to bribe his daughter in to a super grade school in Colombo, when the same person openly says that the corruption is a thing in the past and the new man in the driving seat has already seen to it.

When confronted, why he then needed such an intervention, when everything is fixed already, he meekly said, otherwise she would be left behind (not the very same words).

His house is like a shrine dedicated to his man now on the driving seat, yet privately he has different agendas.

The same phenomenon was much evident, even during some of the heated discussions mentioned earlier.

Some were ready to portray Sri Lankan as one only second to the Heaven (not in religious terms but only figuratively speaking terms) and started whipping up the western and other developed nations blaming all our failures on them.

Yet most of the participants were happy to enjoy all the benefits derived from living in those decadent societies.

Why are they unable to return back to their place of birth and the country that they are so desperately trying to portray as the next best thing to the heaven, and sadly they too like my friend who was trying to bribe someone to get a placement for his daughter have thousand other vague excuses.

They live, work, send their kids to schools and universities there, have a comfortable life, enjoy the benefits of having placements based on merits than anything else, transparency and most importantly the freedom of speech, which most or all of them are non existence in the their so-called heaven.

This is what I see as the modern-day feudalism.

The Apple Polishers do not want their compatriots to know that there is another world far better and much different than their's, beyond their tiny hamlets.

The moment when others come to know that there is another world beyond their hamlet is much better and open, they too would aspire to be there and or demand the same conditions in their tiny hamlets too.

Once that happened, the status quo would be broken.

The best example is the present Arab spring uprising engulfing most parts of the region.

Once the status quo is broken, many who preach so much rubbish but not put them in to practice know very well that their and their families places in the pecking order of the society would be drastically changed, not because of anything else but all what they enjoy today, have been obtained only thanks to the virulent and rampant corruptions (in one form or the other) in their heaven.

No Merit, No Transparency.

If the placements are based only on merits, many sarong clad children and young men from many tiny hamlets would overtake them like a Ferrari overtaking a Micro on a race track.

The outcome of such a contest is too obvious and needs no further elaborations.

Then why to upset the apple cart but enjoy polishing apples and preach rubbish which none of them have any idea of putting in to practice.

If they are really determined to see the country changes from its present position to a developed nation, then why so reluctant to come back and infuse whatever expertise that you have gained, while staying in those decadent societies.

Speak openly and oppose to corruptions and malpractices.

Demand placements solely based on merit and not on connections, wealth or any other criteria.

Most importantly preach only what you follow than the other way around.

During one such discussion, somebody mentioned that we need farsighted leaders.

I do not think that we need leaders in this century too.

What we only need is some capable people to represent us (Representatives and not Leaders) and to turn aspirations of the people in to realities than megalomaniacs to plunder the wealth of the people on legacy creating ventures and stifling aspirations of the people to ensure the continuity in their places in pecking order of the society for a long time to come.

(This was written a few years back and the man referred in the driving seat is no more as well. But the gist is even applicable to today's society too).

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Garbage Segregation & Political Representation

Most of us know how we should manage our household garbage.

But when it comes to put them in to action, all what we do is to put everything in a one big plastic bag and throw it out of the car window in a secluded stretch of a road.

Later we bark at authorities for failing to clean up the mess.

Why can't we segregate plastic, tins, bottles, and cardboards, biodegradable stuffs etc at home itself?

It will take extra few minutes of our time in segregation but the benefits are far better at the end.

Better disposal of garbage will ultimately bring immense social benefits.

Plastics, tins, bottles etc have reusable value and by giving them to scavengers making house call from time to time can generate a small income too.

Same goes with; when it comes to selecting people to represent us.

Social media today is awash with so many suggestions.

Many are to bar anyone from entering politics and seeking representation; unless one has a minimum level of educational qualification.

Some suggest a university degree and some say O/L.

Having a degree of some sort and or O/L alone is not a good yardstick to measure someone's capability.

Looking back, seven decades of representation history in the country will not give us any clue to pin our hopes on.

Those who were with very flamboyant foreign and locally obtained educational qualifications had done equal or more harm with those who have had bare minimum level of exposure to quality education.

If the level of exposure to qualification is not a reliable yardstick, then what should be alternative measure?

Past behaviour is a very good indicator of what to come in future.

Ask hard questions.

How did that person come to this social standing?

What were his / her past contributions to the society in general?

Never be afraid of thinking aloud.

Social Media today is a very powerful tool.

Therefore; the responsibility of who should be sent and who should not be sent is only with us.

There is no point crying foul later after selecting an Ass to represent us in the first place.

Make the right choice now.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy Father's Day !

Text message received from my daughter on a recent Father's Day celebrations made me rethink of my father.

How do I start describing him was the main dilemma.

He was a man of a few words. 

I have most of his physical appearance than my other siblings but this quality of  few words, I was not endowed with.

My younger brother has received it from him (the universe has very mysterious ways of working and assembling things around).

He showed us the world literally by taking us to various places during school holidays and breaks in between but his world was just confined to within our shores only.

By introducing and encouraging us to read early in our life, he managed to take us far beyond his physically confined shores.

Every week he used to bring at least two books from the Library and we were on them like the vultures on a carcass.

He wanted us to think freely and never to be afraid of asking questions.

Though he was a man of few words, where his political allegiance lies was no secret with Das Capital prominently in the Book shelf.

With a rear show of emotions, he clinched his fist and held up in solidarity with his unseen brothers in some part of the world, when the Nine o’clock SLBC News announced the departure of the last US helicopter from Vietnam.

We were having dinner in Badulla that day.

His message, though conveyed in a very subtle way but not in words was “Never come home if gets beaten up by someone else and the rest of the complications if any, I can take care".

In simple words, it says " Beat the hell out of anyone who tries to intimidate you ! ".

He was a southerner and his words and deeds have truly reflected the enterprising southerners’ spirit always.

His two messages “Think Freely” & “Never come home if gets beaten up by someone else” came in really handy in our later lives but I do not think that none of us got around telling him that how much we were benefitted from those two messages.

At least now we have such celebrations like “Father's Day”, which we have never heard of when we were growing up, gives me an opportunity to at least say “Thank You තාත්තේ ! "

(This was published a few years ago in another site and I thought of reposting after I got a greeting from an unexpected corner in the world little while ago - Thanks Leo). 🙋

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Newfound Patriotism - තමාට පෙර රට !

When we moved to our newly built house a few years back, we got a plaque with the සීවලී මහා රහතුන්ගේ picture as one of the housewarming gifts from someone.

So we decided to hang it on the outside Wall and not inside.

Seeing it there, a few neighbors and some of our friends were surprised.

We were new to the area so the neighbors were somewhat reluctant to come directly and express their opinion on this සීවලී මහා රහතුන්ගේ plague being hung outside the house than inside.

The friends were more vociferous than them.

Hey, it should be hung inside the house and not outside “.

The belief was that it will bring blessing and prosperity to the dwelling.

The neighbours have thought that we were අන්‍ය ආගම්කාරයෝ and unknowingly have hung it on the outside wall.

Our rationale was that we already have enough for us to sustain decently and we want that Blessing and Prosperity for everyone alike to get as well.

I thought of writing this only after seeing that there is something brewing in some corner of the Social Media that every household should display a plaque or sticker " තමාට පෙර රට ".

I can understand like ours, their intention is very honorable too.

At the same time I could not help thinking, soon our house too would also look බස් එකක් වගේ.

Imagine with a සීවලී මහා රහතුන්ගේ picture plus so many proclamations to show off our newfound patriotism adorning our house’s front wall.

Should I change our house number too to route 138 to give the real feeling?

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Terrorism and Rule of Engagement

Ever since man decided that the only way to achieve a solution to a dispute between two of them is to take up arms, the rules of engagement have changed.

They have evolved in a much slower pace that one would be able to keep abreast with it and be prepared for any eventuality.

However, the 9/11 incident has changed the whole scenario.

What are going on around in many parts of the world today are sufficient ample examples of the changes that have taken place in the rules of engagement.

The conventional wisdom and the old school rules of engagement become lead weights, especially when a country where democracy prevails tries to fight off a terrorist outfit, threatening the stability of the country as well as in the region.

The terrorists have only one objective and that is to terrorize and they would go to any extent to achieve their objective.

Unless the democratically elected governments change their tactics and approach to the issue of how to deal with the terrorists, the hope of having a Win is a total impossibility.

The best and the most recent example is the Sri Lankan Armed forces victory over the one time most dreaded and feared terrorist group.

Had they been listening to the hypocrites’ and old school pundits, as they have done for more than two decade, the terrorist menace would have gone for many more decades.

They were ready to change their rules of engagement and the success came within a few years.

The conventional wisdom and old school rules of engagement have to be abandoned, if to achieve success in a war especially between a democratically elected government and a foreign funded terrorist outfit.

The staunch old school guards and especially the hypocrites’ will try to place one obstacle after another to stop you from changing your stance but the sure recipe for success is to abandon the conventional wisdom and old rules of engagement.

(This was posted a long time ago in my old blog and reposting here after recent incidents in the West -  Old Blog Link )

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Humanity is Not Totally Lost Yet !

Every time when I start doubting of the quality of humanity and start believing that it was something that we have experienced and or heard in the past, something incredible happens to restore my confidence in humanity.

Humanity Not Lost

Humanity Not Lost 2

Humanity Not Lost 3

Recent deluge proved again that the humanity is still intact among us Sri Lankans but how to harness its collective power for the development of the country is something that we all have still failed to figure out.

Sooner we figure this out, both collectively and individually, we will be on our way to the next level.

Enough being " Keyboard Warriors " on Social Media sites.

Now it is time to Walk our Talks.

ලොවේ සැමා

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Thinking loud !

I wonder, the seasonal heavy rains experience in Sri Lanka is a divine endorsement of the යහපාළනය ?

" දේවෝ වස්සතු කාලේන රාජා බවතු දම්මිකෝ " ? 😖

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Unsung (and conveniently forgotten too) Heroes of this country

We foot half of the protracted war bill for so long.

However, sadly when Heroes are chosen and honoured, we are very conveniently forgotten.

We have been treated shabbily always (airports / banks etc) and I wonder why?

What do we get for our contributions / sacrifices ? 

Absolutely NOTHING !

It is the time to change the mindset of all.

We are equally and none less heroes than anyone else.

We are the unsung (and conveniently forgotten too) Heroes of this country.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

මනුස්සකම තවමත් ජීවමානයි !

පාරෙ යනකොට දැක්කා කව්රුහරි ලයිට් කණුවේ එල්ලපු පොඩි කඩදාසි කෑල්ලක්. ඒ කඩදාසි කෑල්ල හුලඟට ඒ මේ අතට වැනි වැනී තිබුණා. මොනවද මේකෙ ලියලා තියෙන්නෙ ? මම ඒ දෙසට පොඩ්ඩක් එබිකම් කරලා බැලුවා.

" මගෙ රු 50 /= ක් නැති වුණා.කාගෙ හරි අතට අහුවුණොත් මේ ලිපිනයට ගෙනත් දෙන්න.මට හරියට ඇස් පේන්නෑ."

මොනවද කරන්නෙ දැන්?

මේක එයාගෙ ඇඩ්රස් එකත් තියෙනවා. හ්ම්! අර ඉන්නෙ...
අංකල්! මේ ලිපිනය කොහෙද තියෙන්නෙ කියලා පොඩ්ඩක් කියනවද?

ආා... මේ ආච්චි අම්මද? පොඩ්ඩක් ඉස්සරහට ගියපුහාම පරණ ගෙයක් තියෙනවා . මේ ආච්චි අම්මා ඒ ගෙදර තමා ඉන්නෙ .හැබැයි එයාට ඇස් පේන්නෑ.

මොකද්ද කාරණේ?

නෑ මේ නිකං එයාව හම්බෙන්න කියලා .


තෑන්ක්‍ යූ අංකල්!

හ්ම්... මේක වෙන්න ඇති තැන.ගරා වැටිච්ච පරණ ගෙයක් නෙ. වැස්සකට වත් ඔරොත්තුදෙන එකක් නෑ.

බව්..! බව්.. ! බව්..!

කව්ද ඔය ? එන්න ඇතුලට. බය වෙන්නෙපා ඌව බැඳලා තියෙන්නෙ. ටොමියො කට වහපං . ගෙදරට එන අය ව බය කරන් නැතිව .

(හීන් කට හඬක් ! යාන්තමට වගේ මට ඇහුණා.)

ඇති යාන්තම් බේරුණා ටොමියගෙන් . යමු ඇතුලට...

ඇස් ඇතුලට එබිච්ච , දිරාපත් වූ මළ කඳකට වැරහැල්ලක් අන්දවා පරණ ඇඳක් උඩ වාඩි කෙරෙව්වා සේ දෑස් නොපෙනෙන ඒ ආච්චි අම්මා කාඩ්බෝඩ් කෑල්ලකින් හුළං ගහගෙන හිටියා .

ආච්චි අම්මෙ ! කව්ද පුතා ඔයා? නෑ ආච්චි මම මේ පැත්තෙ ඇවිදන් යන කොට රු 50/= ක් බිම තිබිලා ඇහිඳ ගත්තා . ඒක ඔයාට දීල යන්න කියලයි ආවේ.

(මගේ කතාව අහපු ආච්චි අම්මා අඬන්න පටන් ගත්තා.)

පුතේ ! දවස් දෙකක් තිස්සෙ දහ පහළොස් දෙනෙක් විතර ඇවිත් මගේ රුපියල් 50 බිම වැටිල තිබිලා ඇහිඳ ගත්තා කියලා දීල යනවා. ඒ ලියුම මම ලිව්වෙ නෑ පුතේ .මම ලියන්න කියවන්න දන්නෑ පුතේ.

(කියා ඇය නැවතත් කඳුළු සැලුවාය)

කමක් නෑ ආච්චි මේක ඔයා තියාගන්න .එහෙම කියලා මම නැවත හැරිලා ආපහු මගෙ ගමන යන්න සූදානම් වන කොට ...

පුතේ ! ඔයා යන කොට අර ලයිට් කණුවෙ එල්ලල තියන කඩදාසි කෑල්ල ඉරල යන්න පුතේ අමතක නොකර හොඳේ .

හ්ම්!.. හොඳයි ආච්චි කියා මම එතැනින් සමු ගත්තා.

මගේ හිතේ දහසකුත් දේ මැවෙන්න පටන් ගත්තා...

කව්ද ඒ ලියුම ලියන්න ඇත්තෙ? ඒ ලියුම ඉරල දමන්න කියලා ඇය ව බලන්න එන හැමෝටම කියනවා ඇති. 

නමුත් කවුරුත් ඒක ඉරා දමලා නෑ. කාත් කවුරුත් නැතිව අනාථ වෙලා ඉන්න මේ ආච්චිට කඩදාසි කෑල්ලකින් උපකාර කළ පුද්ගලයාට සිතින් ස්තුති වන්ත වෙමින් උදව් කිරීමට සිතක් තිබේ නම් එය ඉටුකිරීමට දහසකුත් මග තිබෙනවා නොවේද යන්නෙන් කල්පනාවෙන් ඉදිරියට ඇදුනෙමි...

" අය්යෙ මේ ඇඩ්රස් එක කොහෙද තියෙන්නෙ ? "

යන හඬින් මගේ සිතේ පෑයූ සියලු සිතුවිල්ලක් ම සුන් වී ගියේය .

නෑ මේ බිම වැටිල තිබිල රුපියල් 50 ක් ඇහින්දා. මේක ඒ අම්මට දෙන්න ඕනෙ . මට පොඩ්ඩක් පාර කියනවද එහෙට යන්න ?

මනුස්සකම තවමත් ජීවමානයි!!

From the Facebook.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

කව්ද මේ කොමිස් ඉල්ලපු කෙනා ?

Now everyone is trying to take credit by claiming " මම බලන්න ගියා, මම තමයි ආරාධනා කලේ " in a very sad situation in Sri Lanka. 
But no one is asking " කව්ද මේ කොමිස් ඉල්ලපු කෙනා හොයන්න කියලා ". 
Why ?
Let's hear from those so-called champions who had been try to take credit in this Saga, කව්ද මේ කොමිස් ඉල්ලපු කෙනා හොයන්න කියලා !

Thursday, March 23, 2017

We Are No Better Than Them !

We are no better that the " Looters " and the " NATO " boys.

First we send " Looters " to the legislature to represent us.

Then they start plundering and ruling than representing us.

What we do is act like " NATO " boys.

When the next opportunity comes along, we follow the same ritual, like what we had been doing for the last six decades or so.

Let’s get out of this rut and take responsibility for our failures than pointing finger at another real or imaginary.

Remember, “ Improvement beginnings with I ”.

Stop depending on " Looters " to extricate us from this quagmire and act wisely than being another " NATO " boy.

Time is running out guys. ☺

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Why have they been dubbed as Battles (සංග්‍රාම​) ?

We are slowly in the Big Match Fever time.

And most of those encounters are dubbed as “Battle of the Golds”, battle of many others colours, Blues, Maroons, Greens etc to name a few.

Why have they  been dubbed as Battles (සංග්‍රාම​) ?

Is it because that after all these events, it is there a very possibility of breaking out flights between two opponents and sometimes ending up in fatalities too?

I think it is time to think differently.

Getting out of this Slave mentality will be the first step towards true development.

Let’s not call them battles anymore.

Think of some other words to describe them.

Those meetings I believe should be used to renew old ties, meet new friends, breaking walls and making new bridges, but surely not for bloodletting after all.

So, what should we call them ?

Friday, January 27, 2017

Can Success be Replicated?

Often, we get to read biographies of many successful people all over the World.

Those stories sell and that is why publishers go looking for them.

But if taken percentage-wise, such successes are even less than 1%, compared to the world population.

Those who read such inspiring stories pick up a clue or two and try to apply in their own life but with very little success or none at all.

Can success be replicated?

Failures are galore and they can be seen everywhere.

Can failures be avoided?

But, if publishers are keen even finding stories which are of total failures, the trend of 1% versus 99% can be changed.

Because, some others have already made those mistakes in their own lives; so the rest do not have to, being well aware of the pitfalls on the way.

Although the odds are less on the side of being successful, the chance of success and or failure has the equal opportunity.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Let's Put Those Sleeping Giants to Work in 2018

Can’t we celebrate the New Year without indulging in setting fire to our very own and hard earned money?

Counting down and then lighting up enormous amounts of money on fire for a few seconds of euphoric fix is a foolish thing.

Partly the media are responsible for people indulge in this kind of irresponsible behaviour.

Ads make sense money-wise and so they want their coffers to be full.

This is where the religious established can play a major role in educating people and also in encouraging them to channel their money and energy for a useful purpose.

Temple and church bells were established to communicate and interact with the masses during good and bad times in yester years.

Let’s put those sleeping giants to good use now instead of letting fools setting fire to money.

Compare the pealing of thousands and more bells to sounds of firecrackers and which one sounds better and more appealing.

Let’s see who will take the lead role now.

Temple, Church, Kovil or Musjeed.

Or all of them as one in 2018.