Archive for October, 2008

The special memorial incident in my life

October 20, 2008

 On 15th of October was a very special day for me.  I went to Siththangalla for the first time and have many happy memories from the visit.
I got an idea to go to Siththangalla to see Perahere. My sister and I discussed it and in the morning. We went our cousin’s house in Wallasmulla. It is close  to Sittangalla . The Perahere is held on special occasions like the one at Devinuwara during the same period.
Siththangalla is very sacred, historical and ancient temple in the Southern province. I didn’t know of its legend until I went there. I heard that the temple was build before Mulgirigala. It is also like Mulgirigala rock temple which is also situated on a rock.
That night at about 9.00 p.m, I went to see Siththangalla Maha perahera. Vindya, my brother, my cousin’s two sisters and their mother went with me. We went there by bus, but we also had to go on foot for some distance.
First we went to worship at Siththangalla temple. At night the surroundings were decorated with lights and decorations. When we climbed to the top of the rock we could see the whole area which was a very beautiful scene. But it became unclear because of the mist and darkness. We got a little wet.
After worshiping we climbed down and went shopping. There are various goods like toys, ornaments, dresses, flowers, clay pots and sweet meals etc.
When the Perahera started we went shopping and at the end we felt very tired. So we stayed in a bus to rest till the Perahera came near our place. 
We got a nap in the bus and suddenly my sister woke up me. The Perahera was very beautiful with about 18 elephants and dancing groups. Elephants were decorated with nice new dresses and they went in the Perahera very looking proud. They added to Perahera’s unforgettable scenery.
The Perahera started about 1.00 a.m. and it finished about 3.30 a.m. When we came back it was at about 4.00 a.m. This is the first time I was seen Perahera in the night time. So it is very new experience for my life and an unforgettable  sweet memory.

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Smoking is very harmful and threatful task in the present

October 20, 2008

Smoking is very harmful present day threat
Smoking is a very bad habit and a useless deed. It effects are harmful to all creatures.
In the modern world most people are addicted to smoking. This is a major problem today.
The general belief is that tobacco affects only the lungs. This is a wrong impression.
He effects of passive smoking are very dangerous. The harm caused from passive smoking is incurable.
In the country over 40 percent of adults and 25 percent of the overall population have the smoking habit. But most of them ignore the warnings. 
Smoking harms everyone’s organs like brain, eyes, mouth, throat, lungs, stomach, pancreas, kidneys, and bladder. .
Maternal smoking affects unborn children. Some times it may be the cause of death.
People who want to give up this bad habit but they don’t know how to do it.
If someone wants to quit smoking, she or he must first realize the general belief that tobacco affects only the lungs is false. I think if people can give up this bad habit, it is very great service to the whole society.

Children and adults day

October 4, 2008

On 1st of October the whole the world holds children and elders day. In modern society, people are very busy. They are unable to do their duties for their children and elders. Every one tries to earn money. They want to increase their income and wealth. So they forget their culture, habits and customs.   As a result children and elders are left in unfortunate helpless conditions.
The children are a very important group in the world. They are the next generation of the country. Every one likes to enjoy their childhood very freely and happily. So every parent’s duty is to look after their children very well and love them. We should supply their needs, improve their health and education facilities. Give nutritious food, clean water, and medicine. It is everyone’s responsibility.
Some cruel people get children as their slaves and others leave their children alone.
Some organizations have been established to improve the welfare of children. The United Nation International Children Emergency Fund was started on 1947. The object was built a fund for the children who became helpless during the Second World War. In 1955 it became the United Nation International Children Fund. We know it as UNICEF. This organization’s aim is to protect children’s rights. UNICEF  looks into children’s health, and illness in developing countries.
However every one must look after children because children are the most precious thing in the world. As well as elders are a precious resources in our world.
Because they dedicated their whole time for develop their children and family. They always tried to give a good education for their children and make good living conditions for their family.
But when they became old everyone forgets their parents and elders. This condition is very sad. In old age elders should expect love, help, kindness, and affection. We should give our love to them and we should look after them like our eyes. When they became helpless they feel very sad and they became lonely people.
So as intelligent humans we must look after our elders and children. Then we can be satisfied that we fulfilled our duties and responsibilities.