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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Old Images of Sri Lanka

Boats in Canal - Negombo

Bristol Hotel - Colombo

Colombo Kandy Rail

Dimbula Bungalow

Galle Face Hotel - Colombo

Galle face Hotel – Colombo (1860)

Grand Oriental Hotel

House Boat – Wellawatta Stream

Matara - Polwatta Rail Bridge

Matara Station - 1895

Mt Lavinia Hotel

Mt Lavinia Hotel -1865

Colombo Museum

Ohiya Station – 1893

Peradeniya Garden Entrance

Royal Hotel – 1860

Talpe Station - 1895

Kandy Temple

Ruwanwelisaya - Anuradhapura

Samadhi Statue - Anuradhapura

Sri Maha Bodhi - Anuradhapura

Sri Pada

Sri Pada

Bokken Love

The 'bokka' is a 'maara' thing with a 'maara' sense of humor
It's where the 'sira' feelings lie in wait for something 'niyama'
It's not as 'pissu' as the heart and is faster than the brain
It's where the 'ginna' really starts to burst out into flames

It 'veli, veli' waits for years and you think it isn't there
Then 'eka parata' you feel it jump and love is in the air
It makes the senses open up, 'budu ammo' what a feeling
You're shocked and stunned and ask yourself if you're 'hitagena' dreaming

Everything is going well and life is 'harima' lovely
You've even gotten close to God and find yourself in 'palli'
'Hina muhuna', twinkling eyes and a bounce in your walk
But 'chuttak inna' if you can and listen to my talk

Even though the 'bokka' takes you on a 'soosthi' high
'Balagena' when you fly off into the deep blue sky
Hold on to your precious 'papuwa', just in case it runs
And remember that 'bokken lauw' happens only once

I know that a few of you might 'shape-eke' disagree
But it's an 'igena gaththa padamak' I'm giving you for free
So 'hithala mathala' do your thing, I won't tell you how
But 'bokken lauw keruwahama, wennema mala illaw!'

Brandon Ingram


'At age 8, your dad buys you an ice cream. You thanked him by dripping it all over your lap.
When you were 9 years old, he paid for piano lessons. You thanked him by never even bothering to practice..
When you were 10 years old he drove you all day, from soccer to football to one birthday party after another... You thanked him by jumping out of the car and never looking back..
When you were 11 years old, he took you and your friends to the movies. You thanked him by asking to sit in a different row.
When you were 12 years old, he warned you not to watch certain TV shows.. You thanked him by waiting until he left the house.
When you were 13, he suggested a haircut that was becoming. You thanked him by telling him he had notaste.
When you were 14, he paid for a month away at summer camp. You thanked him by forgetting to write a single letter.
When you were 15, he came home from work, looking for a hug. You thanked him by having your bedroom door locked.
When you were 16, he taught you how to drive his car. You thanked him by taking it every chance you could..
When you were 17, he was expecting an important call. You thanked him by being on the phone all night.
When you were 18, he cried at your high school graduation. You thanked him by staying out partying until dawn.
When you were 19, he paid for your college tuition, drove you to campus carried your bags. You thanked him by saying good-bye outside the dorm so you wouldn't be embarrassed in front of your friends.
When you were 25, he helped to pay for your wedding, and he told you how deep he loved you. You thanked him by movinghalfway across the country..
When you were 50, he fell ill and needed you to take care of him . You thanked him by reading about the burden parents become to their children.
And then, one day, he quietly died. And everything you never did came crashing down like thunder on YOUR HEART. If you love your dad, send this to all of ur frnds. If you don't......


Alternative roads for Galle Road