Sinha Regiment recognises sports achievers at colours night It is in deed a pleasure to receive regimental colours once again at Sinha regiment colours night 2013 and it was held at Sinha regiment headquarters – Ambepussa on 21st March 2014. The chief guest was retired Major General Hapuarachi and several senior officers including present colonel of the regiment Maj. Gen Bonipus Perera graced the occasion. This time too, ...

There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy. Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present. The caption may puzzle you. But fancy ...

Before long, there will be a complete change in my lifestyle as I am going to move in to a new place. That is Abimansala-3 which is now under construction at Ibbagamuwa. It is the 3rd of its kind of army wellness resorts that are built for totally dependent soldiers of SL army who got injured & disabled during the thirty ...

Last Saturday (8th) morning Major Suranga, one of my dearest friend informed me that he and Abimansala team were going to visit a unique hotel in Anuradhapura and if I wish I could join them. That suggestion instantaneously made me happy as I had not been able to go out from Abimansala last couple of months due to a surgery that ...

As we know the 4th Jan. 2014 is 205th birth day of mr. Louis Braille, I wish you all the people who is using, teaching and trying to learn braille “happy Louis Braille day”. The place that had been given to BRAIL in the past has been reduced to some extent due to technological development such as screen readers for ...

Visit to Mannar Island and around A few days ago I have got an opportunity to visit Mannar Island & its surrounding. The journey was organized by the Abimansala-Anuradhapura with the view of entertaining its residential war heroes as a part of their rehabilitation program. The journey had helped me to recollect some of old memories that I had of that area by being a member ...

රට දැය දිනා කෙළිබිම විස්කම් පාලා ලෝකය අතට ගෙන ජාලේ සැරිසරලා දිරිදෙයි අප හටත් නිති හසරැල් පාලා මේජර් යාපා ඇත අප ලොව රජ වීලා ඊයේ උදෑසන මෙම අපූර්ව කවිය කෙටි පනිවිඩයක් මගින් න්මට ලැබිණි. එම කවියේ පදවැල් ගොතා තිබුනේ මා මෙන්ම යුද්ධය නිසා දෑසම අහිමි කරගත් තවත් එක් හමුදා නිළධාරියෙක්ය. ඔහු නමින් ලුතිතන් රනිල් වණිගසිංහය. 2008 වසරේදී යාපනය කිලාලි ප්‍රෙදේෂයේදී ...

Following article was published in “The Island” newspaper   on 12th October 2008 and it was written by Sujeeva Nivunhella.    The writer interviewed me during my last visit to London in year 2008. Having published this article he introduced me to Mr. Dhammika Syripala, A key member of Ranaviru Fund (UK).  There after, the Ranaviru fund helped me to establish a resource center at Ranaviru Sevana Ragama ...

In this article I am trying to prove the fact that sounds that are soothing for some are irritating to another and to what extent it affects blind life. As we all know, Sound waves play a significant role in a blind person’s life. That is to provide much required information through sense of hearing but yet it can have ...

Doramadalawa is one of the TV programmes that I’ve regularly been listening to over the years. It is telecast by ITN on Monday evenings. One of those programmes recently telecast was on “orderliness”. Having listened to it, I felt that I should post an article on that topic as it has something in it to improve the independence of a blind ...

Meeting the commander  of the Army Lt. Gen. Daya Rathnayaka at Abimansala-Anuradhapura Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, minutes after religious observances at Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya to coincide with the 64th Army Anniversary and Army Day (Oct 10), paid a visit to the ‘Abimansala – I’ (wellness resort) to inquire into the well-being of dependent War Heroes, residing there for the rest of their lives. Lieutenant General Ratnayake, ...

Why should I keep myself fit….. By the time I was injured at age 24 I had a very active & healthy lifestyle. I was then very slim and had no health issues at all. Obviously 20s are the most agile and exuberant time of any human being, so it had been the same for me. However, things had drastically changed since my injury. When looking ...

I’ve recently got an opportunity to attend a research symposium organized by KDU Rathmalana. I was invited to it by a friend of mine Mrs. Nirosha Wedisingha, a lecturer in KDU who presented a research paper at the symposium. The title of that particular paper was on “Eliminating Disability Digital Divide”. When the paper was prepared, my ideas and experiences ...

It’s been a while since I posted an article last, that is because I was seriously engaged with initiating the construction work of own house at Kurunegala. Mean time my wife had some issue at her family front so I felt I should write about it, sensing that it could be a new trend that would develop in Sri Lankan ...

A visit to   Girihadu Seya-The first Dagaba in Sri Lanka As posson poya is about to dawn in a few days time, I felt that posting an article about an ancient Buddhist site which I recently visited would be appropriate. It was a day outing and was organized by the Abimansala –Anuradhapura with the aim of changing the monotonous of totally dependent war heroes. The day outing was planned to ...

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