Sarath Ranawaka, Kalutara district UNP leader no more

Ajith 5

It is with great sorrow that I report the demise of Mr. Sarath Ranawaka, MP and the UNP leader for the Kalutara district. He passed away at the age of 63 at a private hospital in Colombo, after a brief illness.

MP Ranawaka has entered active politics in 1977 by representing the Lanka Samasamaja Party. He joined the main opposition United National Party in 1984.

The late MP has represented the Sri Lankan parliament for the last twenty years after he was elected in 1989 for the first time.

Mr. Sarath Ranawaka has been a guide to me teaching my first steps in politics. I always remember that with respect.

Ajith 11

මිරිදිය ඉස්සෙක්ද, පොකිරිස්සෙක්ද මේ?

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මේ හඳුනානොගත් අපූරු අමුත්තා මගේ කැමරාවට හසු වන්නේ මොරගල තානායමට යාබද ස්වාභාවික දිය තටාකයට නුදුරින් ගලායන තවමත් මිනිස් අපද්‍රව්‍ය වලින් ඉඳුල් නොවී ඇතැයි සිතිය හැකි කුඩා දිය පහරකදීය. බනිස් කැබලි කෑමට පොරකන කුඩා දියමසුන් අතරින් ඔහු මතුවන්නේය. එහත් ඔහුගේ ඉලක්කය බනිස් කැබලි නොව මසුන් විය හැකිය.

පහත ඇත්තේ විකිපීඩියාව මිරිදිය පොකිරිස්සන් ගැන කියන දේය. ඉංගිරිසියෙන් මිරිදිය පොකිරිස්සන් හඳුන්වන්නේ Crayfish ලෙසිනි. එහෙත් අපේ අමුත්තා එහි පැණෙන සියළු ඡායාරූපයන්ට වඩා වෙනස් වෙයි. මේ සත්‍ය වශයෙන්ම පොකිරිස්සෙක්ද යන සංශය තවමත් මසිත ඇත්තේ එනිසාය. දිවි විදු තතුදත්තෝ වැරදිනම් නිවැරදි කරත්වා!

Crayfish, crawfish, or crawdads — members of the superfamilies Astacoidea and Parastacoidea — are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters, to which they are related. They breathe through feather-like gills and are found in bodies of water that do not freeze to the bottom; they are also mostly found in brooks and streams where there is fresh water running, and which have shelter against predators. Most crayfish cannot tolerate polluted water, although some species such as the invasive Procambarus clarkii are more hardy. Crayfish feed on living and dead animals and plants.

In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the term crayfish or cray generally refers to a saltwater spiny lobster, of the type Jasus that is indigenous to much of southern Oceania, while the freshwater species are usually considered a yabby, or a koura, from the Indigenous Australian, and Māori, names for the animal respectively.

වැඩි විස්තර සඳහා බලන්න: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crayfish

Ajith P. Perera is back: Thank you all who made the FIRST BLOGGER POLITICIAN top in Kalutara District

Ajith PV

I make this blog post after a long interval. I guess my readers understand why. An election campaign is no joke. It absorbs all the time and effort one can afford. For a first timer it is even more arduous. For two months, the number of hours I slept dropped to four.

It was fun though. Especially when you top the district in preferential votes. It was a true victory for a first timer. Enough had been said already, so I need not repeat. I just express my profound thanks to everyone who helped me in achieving that. That includes the hate bloggers, for reason they better understand, created false accusations thinking that would stop me. Jealousy knows no bounds – so I am not surprised.

Yes, UNP did not win any three of the districts. Again I do not intend elaborating. Adequate to say that a political party is a group. When you are a mere cog in a machine little you can do to change a system. I hope now the people of Kalutara district have decided that I should no more be a mere cog. That is why they gave me this power. No predictions now, but I can assure you I am not going to sit there and wait. CHANGE is what you believe in and CHANGE is what you get. In UNP and in country. Trust me.

I have also proved that I blog not for votes, but to voice my opinion. I have always been against the war, against the corruption and the tyranny of the present government. It is not because I am a UNPer, it was because what Kurakkan does is against any civilized norms. I am happy to see the outcome. The voice we made forced Kurakkan uncle avoiding genocide. If not for that and the right international intervention, at least 100,000 innocent Tamil civilians would have been six feet under the ground by now. In a way, we did a favour for Kurakkan uncle. In not, by now his name would have gone to the annals of history along with Pol Pot. I am determined to continue that debate.

I also thank all my well wishers, most of them I know only through online. I am sorry if I missed responding to individual e-mails.

A long journey has just begun. I invite you to join that difficult journey.