The turbulent sea below the rocky boulder on the sea shore My destination is Gota Pabbatha Rajamaha Vihara, better known as the Godawaya temple, on a rocky boulder with a panoramic view overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is an ancient site on the coast, to the south of the Walawe Ganga estuary in the Hambantota district. Whenever I visit Hambantota, I never miss the Godawaya temple where I spend at least half an hour enjoying the soothing atmosphere to my mind and body. The ancient sea port of Godawaya lies about four kilometres from Ambalantota on the Galle Road, turning right at the Dehigahalanda school towards the seaside. It has a quiet little bay, which is a thriving fishing centre at present. Several rocky boulders are scattered around, facing the boisterous bay on its west, while on the landside there are numerous stone ruins, including rock caves, stone pillars, a ...

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                      This was a recent Article sent in to the “Captain” of S.L.S. eLanka on 1st Oct., 2020. Interesting, to say the least. Hi Neil, (Jayasekera),  I believe that Desmond Kelly is the Editor of eLanka, Main Website for all Lankan Australians, and now the Special Website for all Lankan Britishers as well.  We are happy & proud to announce that we have decided to appoint Desmond, also an old Peterite, as Administrator on our Forum “Peterites Around The World”, with immediate effect. The reasons for this appointment are varied.  Firstly, we believe that due respect has to be shown to all Peterites & others who are now in the twilight years of life. Secondly, as an advisor to younger generations of Peterites who are the hope of our future, & thirdly, last, but by no means least, is the fact that ...

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Stepping over the line in Jumbo territory Paddy farmers spend their night on tree houses to chase elephants that come into their fields Source:DailyMirror The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) recently revealed that 189 elephants have died so far for this year due to the ongoing Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC). Horowpathana, situated deep in the heart of Anuradhapura District, is an area with a severely aggravating HEC. Punctuated with thick jungles, the area has a dense elephant population. However, people have started to encroach (mostly illegal) and have felled trees and burned them for chena cultivations thereby disrupting elephant territory. According to the Horowpathana Police, around five people have died just for this year due to the ongoing HEC. People in areas such as Rasnakawewa, Divulwewa and Dunuaththegama are severely affected by the issue. While on the way to speak to people affected by the HEC, the Daily Mirror observed that ...

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This brief note from my reminiscence forming part of my impromptu speech I will deliver on my 90th birthday is forwarded to share and bring back and rekindle memories of your readers. “When I was 15, a man of thirty I would call ‘Uncle” because he was old to me and through a mark of traditional respect. When I became fifty, a man of ninety was very old to me. But on the 7th of December this year, I would be ninety and I don’t feel old. Joan Collins said, ”Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine”. Some of my friends say, ”I am only 18 and the rest 72 is experience”. I was born in a little hamlet called “Hapugala” in the Galle district, and at the age of 4, my family migrated to the hill capital-Kandy 1,700 ft ...

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  An excellent one-word title for an excellent topic. After everything is said and done, English IS the very best International Language around, and has been, for quite a while now. Correct English has been given an alias, naming it “The Queen’s English”. My guess is that this alias refers to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, former Empress of India and Regent of the Commonwealth of Nations, covering a large percent of the World’s Countries, including HUGE Australia and TINY Ceylon (then), Sri Lanka (now), before both India and Ceylon gained their independence in 1948.           Getting back to the subject in hand, it is most disappointing to note that, no matter what *BRITSPEAK* has to say on the matter, and taking just one example, to avoid writing a book about Her Majesty’s language, let us now delve into the word LABOUR.  We have two major Political ...

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