Archive for November, 2008

I won my hope

November 27, 2008

In childhood every one has an ambition. Most of them hope to study well and try to get a job. It is the one of the aims of learning. Today I am very happy to say my ambition was successful. It is a great opportunity and great step in my life. On 25th of November I was able to join to the government service. Now I am a government employee called a “Grama Niladari”.
I think and I believe I can do a great service to my motherland. I hope to use computers for my duties and give a good service to people.
First of all I thank to my dear parents, teachers who taught and guided me in my life. I specially want to thank to Mr. Amal Thushara who encouraged and guided me in the computer field. I also grateful to the Ruhunulanka academy for all the help I have received.

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The season of paddy cultivation

November 27, 2008

This is the time our farmers get ready to cultivate paddy. These days it is raining very heavy heavilyraining period. So weather is not fine, butBut it is very useful weather for paddy cultivation. Before the  cultivation started as a custom there was a paddy cultivation ceremony in our area . By to respecting  our cultural and traditions.al opinion It it was hold held on the 3rd of November in our area with the support of government.
The mMinister of Mr. Chamal Rajapaksha participated in this special occasion. The object of this ceremony was to get felicity blessing forto  our crops and pray to gods to protect the crops in every ways. In On that day the paddy fields looked like seems to be a wedding houses so with the decorations of in the fields. There was an open stage and where various traditional folk songs, dances and few kinds dramatic of items were hold performed by the villagers. It was very pleasure a timefun time for all. Memorizing We also remember past ploughing ploughing methods of farmers were  which used ploughs with cows. Now a days it was the rare opportunity in our society.
After this ceremony our farmers started to work their paddy fields. Every morning before the sunrise, farmers go to their paddy fields with holdingcarrying their mamotee ion their his shoulders. They work very hard in thewithout care  sun lights, rain, and wind. The farmer is a great person,person; because he works hard till to reap the harvest. So During the paddy cultivation season, every houses isare very busy and filledull with happiness.

If we think others

November 27, 2008

Human beings are the greatest living beings in society. They can’t live alone need the help of others.
When we think about our selves, how often we need another’s help in our day by day activities? At home, we have to get a parent , brother, or sister to help to us. In the school we have to get our teacher, or a friend to help us with our functions. Do you think you can live without your neighbor’s or relative’s help? It is very difficult. We can’t live alone without help from others.
When someone lives alone he has to face physical and mental pressures.
We should realize we have many duties and responsibilities to our society. Even our Load Buddha preached that we have duties and responsibilities when we live in the society as children, parents, neighbors, relations, and priests.
If everyone did their duties, they don’t have to struggle to fill their rights. But now people in modern society don’t think of others. They live competition with each other. They think only about themselves. They try to defeat others. So now we have to face a terrible war. It is the major problem in our country.. We may be different in race, religion, cast, and nationality but we are all human. Every one has same color of blood. So, why we can’t think of others? 
We should have great qualities like generosity, mercy, honesty, kindness, and goodness…. We should defeat our bad qualities like anger, hatred, envious, selfishness. Then we can win the world as great humans.

The English activity day and the open ceremony of Nihiluwa public school

November 7, 2008

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The opening ceremony of the new English activity room and the English activity day were held on 5th of November in the Nihiluwa Public school premises. The English activity room was donated by the Solihull school in England. It is a great treasure for the students in Nihiluwa public school.
The additional director of education Mr. Piyadasa Vidana Arachchi, the director of English Mr. Bandula Chandrarathna, the resource teacher from Tangalle RESC , Mrs Wimala Wickramasinghe, the ISA of Sooriyawewa Mrs. Nalani Galappatti, the teacher of English Mrs. N. Gamage, the manager of Adopt Sri Lanka Miss. Joe Colin and the coordinator Mrs. Samanthi participated in the function as chief guests.
After opening the activity room, there was a presentation of dramas, action songs, and speeches. The function went on nearly three and half hours and all the participators enjoyed it.
I think this is the great opportunity for all student of the school. The English activity room was able to complete the vast short coming in the school. I believe our students can improve their knowledge by using this practical lab and they can enjoy learning English.

 

 

The special ceremony of Galkema Rajamaha viharaya

November 7, 2008

On 5th of November was a special day for our village temple.  The ceremony of offering of “Katina” robes to the monks was held on that day at our village temple.
In our country, the months of July to October are a time of retreat for monks. On Essala poya day devotees invite the monks of their village temple to retreat by giving a sheaf of betel. This is the time the monks spend their time in meditation.
In the past, the people lived with religious thoughts through out the season.
Katina robes are offered only once a year. It is a great opportunity for all Buddhists. “The Galkema Rajamamaha Viharaya” held its Katina ceremony in a big way. On the previous day a special flower pooja was held in the evening. The next day the “Katina robes pooja” was held. In the morning an alms giving was held and after the end of this merit, the afternoon almsgiving was held.
For a hermitage to observe the “retreat season” it has to be supported by its devotees. During “Vas season” devotees provide for monks by giving alms and supplying their needs. Very often, within these three months, devotees divide the days and offer lots of things. These alms are called “retreat alms”. Within this period many poojas were held by devotees.
At the end of these three months, pirith chants and alms givings are held by all Buddhists.
The day the “robes of katina” are offered is celebrated in a special way in all temples. Every Buddhist engages in this great occasion. Giving Katina robes is one of the eight great merits that are mentioned in Buddhism.
At dawn a group of devotees go around the village allowing the villagers to touch the “Katina” robes. It is believed that this is a great merit for us. Afterwards the robes are bought to the temple by a special perahera (procession). The robes are brought to the temple before sun rise and given to a special monk of the temple called an “Upasampada” after holding special ceremonies.