“Tornados now in Sri Lanka..” video I got from FWD>fwd email…
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
heroes end the war now it's the time to build up the nation again.
So how will the global crisis affect this process? How can we keep a
positive attitude during these tough economic times?
The global financial crisis meant a significant drop in all kinds of
employment throughout the world. More than 1.6 million Sri Lankans are employed abroad,
bringing in $2.7 billion in remittances in 2007. They will likely see a precipitous
decline in such earnings.
Over the last 10 years, South Asia witnessed a rapid and robust growth of more than
six percent per annum, which enabled millions of people to escape poverty.
In 2006, the region recorded a growth rate of nine percent – the highest in the last 25 years.
We survived from the tsunami; now, we felt threatened by this new economic tsunami.
Other than global crisis financial companies like Seylan, had been taken over by the
country’s central bank. So most of day-to-day businesses traped with thier deposits.
Only thing I can suggest is cuttiing down most imports and increase the exports.
Then only there will be NO danger for Sri Lanka.
So what should we do?
We should consider the laws of the integral, locked system, which is like one body,
and gradually correct ourselves according to it. In practical terms, this means:
Arranging distribution so every person will receive only as much as he needs,
Instituting a universal education system that teaches people about the law of
humanity’s existence in a closed system.
I think we are benefited with being a small country here!
Monday, May 25, 2009
මහා මංගල සූත්රයේ ද ආශ්රය කළ යුත්තන් පිළිබඳව සඳහන් වෙයි. "අසේවනාච බාලානං පණ්ඩිතානංච සේවනා" බාලයා යන නමින් හැඳින්වෙන්නේ ධර්මය නොදකින්නා ය.
තුන් දොරම අවැඩට යොමු කර ඇති තැනැත්තා පාපී ක්රියාවල යෙදෙමින් අපාය ගාමී මාවත විවර කරගන්නා බාලයා වේ.
ඔහු ඇසුරු නොකරන්නැයි බුදුහිමියෝ දේශනා කළහ.
ශරීරය වැඩී ගියද ගුණධර්මය හා නුවණින් පොහොසත් නොමැත්තා බාලයා වෙයි.
යාවජීවම්පි චෙ බාලො
පණ්ඩිතං පයිරු පාසති
නසෝ ධම්මං විජානාතී
දබ්බී සුපරසං යථා
මෙම ගාථාවේ අර්ථය වන්නේ "බාලයා දිවි ඇති තෙක් පණ්ඩිතයකු ඇසුරු කළත්, ධර්මය මනාව දැන නොගනියි. කුමක් මෙන්ද, "හැන්ද මාළු පිණිවල රස නොහඳුනන්නාක් මෙනි"
හිමිකම් :රත්නපුර මුද්දුව සිරි සුමන මහ පිරිවෙනේ ආචාර්ය, ශාස්ත්රවේදී,
වේරහැර ධම්මරතන හිමි
Sunday, May 24, 2009
How to sponsor the education of a child of a fallen/disabled soldier
1. You now have the opportunity to show your appreciation to our heroes
by sponsoring a child of a fallen/disabled soldier through the Seva
Vanitha scholarship program.
2. Your contribution will go directly into the child's account (no
involvement of 3rd parties)
3. Stipulated monthly amount is US$10 (Rs750-1000) . You can contribute
more if you like.
4.. Duration of the scholarship can be decided by you.
5. Seva Vanitha will provide you with the child's details. Process is
very transparent, you will be able to verify all the details yourself.
Please visit http://www.ranavirufund.org/ranaviruchildren.html
to download the
application form and a detailed description of the procedure.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Lieutenant Colonel J.A.L Jayasinghe WWV, SF, was an officer of the Special Forces Regiment of the Sri Lanka Army. He was twice honoured with the award of Weera Wickrama Vibushana (WWV) medal in recognition of his gallantry, in addition to Desha Puthra, Northeast, Poorna Bhumi, Army Anniversary and Independence Anniversary medals he received on various occasions. He was killed in November 2008, while leading an eight-man Special Forces team on a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) operation 30 km into territory held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
Place of birth
Ukwatta, Awissawella, Sri Lanka
Place of death
Oddusudan, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Army
Years of service
3rd Special Forces Regiment
Company Commander SF - LRRP
Sri Lankan Tiger Terrorism War
Lieutenant Colonel J.A.L Jayasinghe, Special Forces Regiment laid his life for the sake of his beloved Motherland on 26th November while fighting against terrorists in Oddusudan area.
Enlisted to the Army Regular Force on 22nd January 1997 as a cadet officer he received his training in Bangladesh Defence Services College pursuing the Course - 3 before he was commissioned to the 6th Gemunu Regiment. Afterwards he followed the Special Forces Training Course -24 and succeeded in receiving SF credentials to join 3rd Special Forces Regiment to serve operational areas.
Lieutenant Jayasinghe, showing his talents was able to rise to the ranks of Captain and Major within a matter of ten years after his commissioning. He served as Platoon, Company, Commander and also as a Commanding Officer in different formations.
He was twice honoured with the award of Weera Wickrama Vibushana (WWV) medal in recognition of his gallantry, in addition to Desha Puthra, Northeast, Poorna Bhumi, Army Anniversary and Independence Anniversary medals he received on various occasions.
To his credit, he has followed many overseas and local courses. He successfully completed courses offered from India, China, US and Bangladesh. He also received training in Minneriya, Ganemulla, Uva Kudaoya and Diyathalawa military centers.
He received his basic and higher education from Awissawella President's College and Colombo South Lumbini College. As an enthusiastic sportsman, he played Rugby for his school during his leisure time and brought honour to his alma-mater.
As a warrior of distinction and highest integrity, Major Jayasinghe played a prominent role in the execution of his duties in the battlefront. He was admired and fondly loved by all his officers and soldiers alike. His contribution to the SF in the past couple of years was exemplary and goes into the annals of SF and Army history. Major Jayasinghe, anxious to see a country free from divisive forces has fought the enemy fearlessly and determinedly until he was trapped into an enemy assault on that fateful day. He leaves behind his beloved wife, parents and brothers and sisters. His military funeral with full honours took place at Ukwatta, Awissawella general cemetery on Monday (01) evening. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Courtesy: SL Army
Breaking News! LTTE Chief V Prabhakaran was killed by the Sri Lankan Army during their offensive against the rebels.
He was 55. The Sri Lankan Army reportedly shot Prabhakaran dead.
His body was recovered and identified by the Lankan Army.
Earlier, his son Charles Anthony's dead body was also recovered by the Army.
Several News Agencies such as AFP, PTI and Reuters confirmed Prabhakaran's killing.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Sri Lanka Army special forces soldiers have found a body suspected to be of Charles Anthony, the elder son of LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran in the Karayamullavaikkal area this morning (May 18).
Also Sri Lankan Special Forces soldiers have found bodies of three top LTTE leaders identified as Nadeshan, Pulidevan and Ramesh during the mop operations in the last LTTE foothold.
According to the defence sources in the battlefront, the body was found after an unsuccessful and half-hearted attempt by the LTTE cadres to evacuate their leader's son early this morning.
Charles Anthony was known to be the head of Information and Technology department of the LTTE. It is said that the LTTE leader was compelled to recruit his son to the outfit to avoid criticism over his hypocrisy. The LTTE leader was often criticised for sending thousands of child soldiers to war while giving a luxurious life and best of education to his own children. Charles Anthony was given a very senior position in the outfit after establishing a special non-fighting unit for him.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
පුතුනේ ඔබයි ජාතිය රැක දෙන්නෙ අපේ
පුතුනේ ඔබයි නිජ බිම රැක දෙන්නෙ අපේ
පුතුනේ ඔබයි සිංහලකම රැක්කෙ අපේ
හෙළි කළ හෙළය ඔබ වෙති රන් පහන අපේ
හෙළනා ඩහදියෙන් කඳුළින් ලෙයින් ගතේ
මවු බිම නමට දිවි දුන් රණවීර පුතේ
ජය ටැඹ කරා පිය නැගු වෙර ඇතිව ගතේ
මුළු ලොව නෙත් අයා ඔබ දෙස බලයි පුතේ
අබුඩාබි සිට - කුසුම් නානායක්කාර
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
> new Chairman for Microsoft Europe. 5000 candidates
> assembled in a large room. One candidate was Sompala
> Pathirana a Sinhalese living in USA.
> Bill Gates thanked all the candidates for coming and
> asking those who do not know JAVA programming to
> leave. 2000 people leave the room. Soma says to
> himself, 'I do not know JAVA but I have nothing to
> lose if I stay. I'll give it a try' Bill Gates asked
> the candidates who never had experience of managing
> more than 100 people to leave. 2000 people leave the
> room.. Soma says to himself ' I never managed anybody
> by myself but I have nothing to lose if I stay. What
> can happen to me?' So he stays.
> Then Bill Gates asked candidates who do not have
> management diplomas to leave. 500 people leave the
> room. Soma says to himself, 'I left school at 15 but
> what have I got to lose?' So he stays in the room.
> Lastly, Bill Gates asked the candidates who do not
> speak Serbo - Croat to leave. 498 people leave the
> room. Soma says to himself, ' I do not speak one word
> of Serbo - Croat but what do I have to lose?' So he
> stays and finds himself with one other candidate.
> Everyone else has gone.Bill Gates joined them and said
> 'Apparently you are the only two candidates who have
> all the required qualifications & experience I am
> looking for and speak Serbo - Croat, so I'd now like
> to hear you have a conversation together in that language.'
> Calmly, Soma turns to the other candidate and says
> `Kohomada Machang?
> The other candidate answers ' Ammata Hudu....umbath
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
මනෝ පුබ්බංගමා ධම්මා
මනෝ සෙට්ඨා මනෝමයා
මනසා චේ පදුට්ඨේන
භාසතී වා කරෝති වා
තතෝ නං දුක්ඛමන්වේතී
චක්කංච වහතෝ පදං.
චෛතසිකයන්ට හෙවත් සිතේ ඇතිවන ගති වලට සිත පෙරටුය.
ඒ ගති සිතේම පවතින්නෝය. සිතින් ම උපදින්නෝ ය.
ඒ නිසා යමෙක් නරක - කිළිටි සිතින් යමක් කියයි නම්, කරයි නම්,
කරත්තය අදිනා ගොනාගේ පය අනුව රෝදය යන්නාක් මෙන් ඔහු පසුපස්සේ දුක ලුහුබඳී.
manö pubbhangama dhammä
manö settha manomayä
manasa che padhutthenä
bhasathë wa karothi wa
tatho nang dhukkhamanwethi
chakkangcha wahatho padang
-Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with an impure mind a person speaks or acts suffering follows him like the wheel that follows the foot of the ox.
May Tripple Gems Bless You All Times..!!!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Here are the lead actors of the following movies...
6) A bridge too far - Gotabhaya Rajapakse
11) Priscilla, Queen of the desert - Mangala Samaraweera
16) Outbreak - Nimal Siripala de Silva
21) Slumdog Millionaire - Lalith Kotalawela
26) Austin Powers - International Man of Mystery - Kumaran Pathmanathan (K.P)