Archive for September, 2008

Dowa Temple

When we travel along the Colombo Badulla road just passing the Bandarawela town we come across the Dova historical temple. It is mentioned on books that this temple was built by King Walagamba while he was hiding in fear of enemies.
The frescoes of the temple and the stream that flows by side of the temple increase the beauty of this historical place. We can see a tunnel that starts from this temple and leads to Nuwara Eliya and Hava Eliya. Even today the devotees who visit this temple can able to see this tunnel.


The Bo-tree which has grown attractively demonstrates the beauty of an ancient tree. We can see a tank with a fountain close by this Bo-tree. It has been used for bathing this ancient Bo-tree.
And also an incomplete Buddha statue can be seen beside the shrine room. There are two notions among the villagers for erecting the Buddha statue incompletely.


When divine messengers were erecting the Buddha statue at night the dowa has come without knowing. Then the divine messengers had run away in order to hide from people. So that they could not complete the statue. This is one notion that people believe today.
The other notion is this. While people were erecting the Buddha statue, suddenly an enemy offensive had come. And the people who were erecting the Buddha statue had run away in fear of enemies. So that the king could not complete the statue.
Any every Buddhist in Sri Lanka has devotional honor for this ancient temple. That’s why any person who travels by the temple never forgets to worship this historical temple.

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A better harvesting period of vegetables to Balangoda region.


The main incoming system of majority people in Balangoda is farming. Through it, vegetable cultivation takes a significant place. Here the farmers grow beans, tomatoes, lemma beans, string beans etc. They are the main vegetable crops which they grow.In every year August and September are the harvesting periods.
In this year, the farmers of this area could get a best harvest. But with this the farmers are failed to sell these productions. Mostly the higher production is caused for the lower rate. Especially for tomatoes is given a lower rate from the Colombo commercial centre. Because of that the farmers face for great difficulties. Therefore some farmers have neglected and stopped harvesting. Not only that, the more difficulties that the farmers face for…

The higher rate of seeds and fertilize.
Supplying water for the cultivation
Getting the labours to conduct the cultivation.
The attachment of diseases, insects and using insecticides for higher price.But amid of much trouble, the farmers were able to get a good harvest. Because of that as there is not a permanent rate, the farmers are failed to earn the money which they used to thrive it. Therefore less amount of farmers will motivate in the vegetable cultivation.

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A story

Reported By: Dulari Muhandiram

Once upon a time there lived a king who had clever jester in his court. As the king was a lover of with the jester became the Royal favourite.The king was so fond of the jester that he allowed him a great deal of liberty ,talking all his pranks and rude remarks as great jokes. Talking advantage of this the jester used to play tricks on the Minister in the court too. In fact he did not show any respect even for highest officials and became a perfect nuisance in the court. But none dared to complain against him because the king was so fond of him.
One day. However the jester went too far and in some way offended the king himself.’ Curse the fool’’ dried the king in great ‘fury’ ‘’How dare you behave so badly in our presence? for this lack of respect’ fool you shall die.
The jester begged for mercy and asked the king to forgive him. But the king was so furious that he refused to alter the sentence.’ I can extend no other mercy to you’’ said the king ‘except permitting you to choose what kind of death you wish to die. Decide at once, for the sentence must be carried out’
The clever jester once turned this concession to his advantage and saved his life by saying,’ I admire your kindness Your Majesty .I choose to die old age.

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We are proud of us

It’s a very important aspect of mentality that every body should have.
Humans are the only beings that have a brain to think.
The other beings also have the brain,but they can’t think to take decisions.

They use their brain only to fullfil hunger,thirst and they have feer feeling for a sleep and reproduction.
At times we have to face challenges.
When we face challenges we have to accept victory and loss both.
If we have the self reliance we can always.

Win and face the lose rarely.We can stand on our feet amidst one thousand and one problem
if we have the self reliance.,
So as student who are preparing to shoulder the burdens of the future lives,
we should inculcate in us,the valuable quality so called the self realince.

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Water and our life

Water is one of the most important basic elements necessary for life. A land without water is a place where there aren’t any human beings, animals or plants. That is why water is regarded as invaluable resource. Although water is an important substance, man has not realized the value of it and man has been misusing water for a long time. The water of the village tanks is used for various purposes such as washing, bathing and drinking. Almost all our streams, rivers tanks and other waterways are contaminated by the man and the water is not at all safe for drinking.
Some people are in the habit of wasting water purposely. They don’t use water economically. If we have a look at out public taps it is a sad sight. Most of the taps are half – open. They never close the taps properly after use.
It is said that a person can live several days without food, but he or she can’t live more than three days without water. This fact clearly shows the value of water.
We can see garbage in tons heaped up near the waterways. Some factories freely drain the industrial chemical waste and effluents into waterways posing a deadly threat to human and other animal life. It is apparent that the quantity of water available for consumption is not at all sufficient for the entire population of the world. Water resource too is limited as well as other natural resources. The population is increasing day by day. The world population has multiplied five – fold during the last 150 years.
Special programmers have to be kept clean in order to ensure a healthy and safe life for the people. As a result of the pollution, most of our waterways have become breeding grounds of deadly diseases.
The government has set up an establishment called “water supply and drainage board” in order to supply pure drinking water to the people. People living in certain villages in the dry zone have to trek two or three miles in search of drinking water. When there is a drought, thousands of cattle in these areas die due to lack of water.
In view of the above facts we can easily realize that water is an invaluable substance. Let’s preserve water resources for ever.

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