A Picnic to Jaffna Peninsula

Dushyantha Yapa
I was among the 30 Army inmates under rehabilitation at the Army – managed wellness resorts that were flown to Jaffna recently on a picnic. Those gravely injured War veterans who are now receiving life-time care at Abhimansala I,II, III, Ragama Ranaviru Sevana and Attidiya Mihindu Seth Medura , were involved in this trip. Most in this group including me ...

My Speech at “Raanaviru meet up” held at Ranaviru Sevana

Dushyantha Yapa
I’ve recently got an invitation to deliver a speech in Ranaviru Sevana –Ragama. The topic of that speech was how I felt about Ranaviru Sevana as a totally blind person and how helpful that place was for me to overcome my disability. That occasion occurred at an event organized by a   volunteer organization call “ Ranaviru Meetup”. I was invited ...

What would you say if you happen to meet me?

Dushyantha Yapa
Every so often, I happen to meet up visitors at Abimansala. In some instances, some of them make interesting justification on my blindness. Without a doubt, I should say they express their feelings from their heart thinking that I am in a depressing mood. More often than not, most express their gratitude by saying “Because of     your sacrifice we all ...

Home Gardenning by a Blind man

Dushyantha Yapa
It took me a while to find out something interesting to make an entry to the blog. This is by no mean a big thing; nevertheless it is a yet another activity that gives me a pleasure and satisfaction. At present, I am staying at home more regularly than what I used to do in the past. Whilst being at ...

How I Taught Myself to Use a Touch-Screen Phone

Dushyantha Yapa
I’d been using voice enabled old button phones just over a decade and   undoubtedly those phones have   helped me overcome the disability to a greater extent   . In one of my previous   posting, I had written   how blind person use a mobile phone and   how useful a mobile phone to a blind person. https://dushyapa.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/how-i-use-a-mobile-phone/ However, it is a known fact ...

Day Outing in Kandy by Abimansala 3

Dushyantha Yapa
I just thought of writing on my recent day outing to Kandy and it was apparently the first   outing organized by Abimansala 3. It is little over 10 months since Abimansala 3 came into effect and glad it is now functioning almost similar to other Abimansalas that are in Anuradhapura and mathara. Since the Kandy is not that far from ...

Little daughter Yenuli goes to nursery.

Dushyantha Yapa
I can’t believe that already a month has gone by since my daughter started going to nursery and I am so glad that she enjoys it much. She has now learnt few nursery rhymes and interesting life skills which she demonstrates us whenever we gather in the sitting room. In deed, It is a pleasing sign that she is catching ...

Outing at Elephant Orphanage – Pinnawala

Dushyantha Yapa
My daughter who is now 3 and half years old is very fond of elephants though she had not seen them much in close proximity except once at Kandy when she was very young. Her fondness may be due to the fact that most stories that we tell her when she is fed or goes to bed featuring elephants , ...

Why and How I came to own a house

Dushyantha Yapa
It is exactly a month since we moved into our new house and started living on our own. Obviously, it is a new and exciting experience to both me and Darshi as we have never lived in a house of our own before. The new house has given us not only independence and freedom but also an opportunity to heal ...

Why and How I came to own a house

Dushyantha Yapa
It is exactly a month since we moved into our new house and started living on our own. Obviously, it is a new and exciting experience to both me and Darshi as we have never lived in a house of our own before. The new house has given us not only independence and freedom but also an opportunity to heal ...

The change that I expected has now been materialized

Dushyantha Yapa
If you have a goal in your life, it is very easy to plan and put into practice. I being a person who always does thing with a plan have succeeded my life to a greater extent. I feel it is because I set the goals within my limits and plan them well before put them into action. There is ...

The change that I was expected has now been materialized

Dushyantha Yapa
If you have a goal in your life, it is very easy to plan and put into practice. I being a person who always does thing with a plan have succeeded my life to a great extent. I feel it is because I set the goals within my limits and plan them well before put them into action. There is ...

Sinha Regiment recognises sports achievers at colours night

Dushyantha Yapa
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, ...

Receiving Colours at Sinha Regiment colours night

Dushyantha Yapa
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. Retired Major General H Hapuarachi graced the occasion as the chief guest. Colonel of the regiment, Major General bonifus Perera and number of senior officers of Sri Lanka ...

AN OUTLOOK THROUGH HAZE

Dushyantha Yapa
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 ...

AN OUTLOOK THROUGH HAZE

Dushyantha Yapa
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 ...

What I want is a change.

Dushyantha Yapa
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 phase of army wellness resorts that are built for totally dependent soldiers of SL army who got injured & disabled during the thirty years long ...

Change is what I want.

Dushyantha Yapa
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 ...

A Unique hotel- forest Rock Garden- Anuradhapura

Dushyantha Yapa
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 ...