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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Milk White thoughts



'Thoughts' are not always milky white or off white or pure white. Some thoughts are colourless. Some thoughts are coloured with something picked or chosen from somewhere or elsewhere. You cannot predict about thoughts.  i find no white adults and i have not met any white adults  all these years of my living. 'White' has various and different meaning , i am sure you all know that very well. i am not talking about the 'whites' of the west or the blacks in the East.  You may find white in black. The black in white. you get rangers of colours. you see them in fabric, thread or in what others talk or discuss.

i feel infants are pure white though they embrace various colours when they gradually become children, teen, youth, adults.



i do not know whether i should talk about colours today or about the white ( colour) in particular or else whether i should talk about MILK specifically.

Perhaps about 'cattle farming' then milk becomes a definite topic, automatically

i think in any agricultural community 'cattle farming' earns or has a very special , important place.

i know that agricultural farmer is different to other farmers, if you think of the categories. fisheries is something totally different from cattle farming or other agricultural activities. i am specifically thinking of 'prawn farming' that brings the farmer a good money. specific topic to discuss yet such thoughts are very coastal not very inland or highland. lets talk about coastal thoughts or about inland fisheries / activities on some other day.



i think, now you can talk about 'technological feeds' with regard to cattle farming rather than talking about 'traditional feeds. i do not know whether i should begin this essay methodically without really straight away talking about feeds for cattle

we know that cattle farming is as old as paddy cultivation. for agricultural activities such as 'land preparation activities, very before machinery revolutions begun, we used animals to complete various activities related to agriculture  

People always like to do various or every possible experiment they can think of or testable in what ever they do.  without knowing the subject i cannot say anything perfectly here, but something from what i heard or learned from farmers.

I am thinking of the 'traditional methods of agricultural farming' and the technologically improved farming strategies.

i know that it is good to talk about benefits and harmful things of both technological strategies or traditional methods with regard to the 'fertile - sustainability' of the lands and the 'quality of harvest', weight of harvest (total)

from seeds to harvest its a huge process and there are a lot that can be discussed. if i begin to talk about that my thoughts may become very 'grainy' so lets mute this discussion for few days until i collect some information about methods of farming / irrigated agriculture

we all know though we can think of similarities  the nature of two farming shows differences as well.

The space ( the land), the capital, time investment, wage or family labour, waiting period until they get harvest.

what you earn from cattle farming is 'quicker', daily or monthly, something fixed (?) and not seasonal.


i didn't know that there is something called 'cattle feeds' other than 'punnakku' but i know about fertilizer and about pesticides also weedicides. knowledge is something very rocketry , you should stay in touch with every day updated knowledge otherwise what would happen is ' you become cageous or primitive. The world is faster than we can imagine. But we should only pick or choose what is relevant or useful, good for our living or earnings, people. 

it is advisable that we should not stagnant in 'traditional methods of farming, very including in 'cattle farming' yet carefulness brings good results, if you think of the harvest, milk or otherwise

The total number of bushels they get from an acre or from a hectare depends on how you take care of your fields. From the traditional methods of cultivation of yester years to very technological methods of today, you can experience some difference' with regard to investments and harvest also profit earn.

i do not know whether what i heard is memorizable right now. In this season, the harvest they have gained from a  hectare (?) is about 1.3 metric tons of paddy. I am not sure whether i can remember the right figures. i tried to memorize this figures / facts in numbers, from the time that i hear the news ,when traveling from Kandy to Kurunegala, couple of days after the New Year.

i believe that the Government have introduced 'fertilizer package' for a reasonable bearable price few years back (after 2005) for the Paddy Cultivators yet i guess there is no such programme introduced for the 'cattle farmers' , something lacking there.

So i like to suggest, if you think of 'all farmer's improvement' try to implement something  for them as well.

Here are some facts i gathered , observed.

The Market Price for 'cattle feed of a particular trade name' ; each packet (25kg packet) is about 985/= (selling price, retail price). i am not sure about the whole sale price.

i do not know whether they can buy them in kilos, if they do not want an entire packet or if they cannot afford for a huge pack. i think number of packets or number of kilos they need depends on the number of cattle the farmer owns.

i do not know whether they should continue feeding with such feeds once they begin to give them. i do not know whether it is harmful if they suddenly stop giving them such feeds and continue with the old or traditional methods of feeding the cattle.

so for a big cattle farmer, the total number of rupees they should invest / spend a month for what ever necessary depends on such calculations as well. i think that the veterinary consultations/ advises, they get for free of charge but i am not aware whether they consult them private doctors / advisers as well.

i know that they need to invest  some money initially to begin such employment activities to earn a living, a better profit.  ( The capital)

For the Hut / shelter for cattle they need to invest some money, for the cattle ( depends on the kind /variety) for some types of cattle they have to pay 100, 000 rupees . for hygienic feed it is essential to have a better equipments and tools as well, such as feeding and milking buckets, containers with air tied lid to avoid bacterial issues.

Better refrigerating . storage facilities are also important 

Most farmers use family labour, rarely wage labour ( depending on the size of the farm) no high labour costs compared to paddy cultivation

collecting and selling centers at village level is a significant feature of  'profit earning' of cattle farming

You find certain Milk collecting centers at village level that some small, medium or huge cattle farm owners have started.

some of the popular big companies come to village to collect 'milk' from the farmers and small farmers bring their harvest to these little or other collecting centers.

i think that there are government milk collecting centers part from these privately maintained centers that deals with private companies. I have no idea whether the two institutions pay them differently or the prices similar.

1 Liters of milk = Price?

i think when farmers does both paddy cultivation and cattle farming  they can benefit from each activities, i.e. wastes such as cow dung, piduru can be used various ways as relevantly or appropriately.

Cow dung can be used for paddy cultivation, to improve the soil fertility, during mute period of paddy cultivation , until next season begins, brings good results.

Piduru can be used use as cattle feed ( traditional)

some grow Grass types suits for cattle,i know, but, some do not invest labour , or take no effort to grow such specifically but uses what they get from their own home garden.

so these two types of activities are mutually and cordially benefit from each other.



so i think though they need to invest more time or labour( daily) for cattle farming, compared to any other type of seasonal cultivation such as paddy, vegetable or chena cultivation its an independent  fairly profitable , reasonable investment, earn a living



so i guess more government intervention is necessary and what ever began should continue without any hazard. New programmes if neccasry should begin appropriately to look after the cattle farmer.

i know compared to past the standards and the levels of improvements of the cattle farmer is satisfactory. i.e Prices

wish you all a milk white future






Monday, April 20, 2015

‘Knowing’ something, your awareness on something is not equal to ‘interfering’




I am thinking of the diplomats, I am thinking of various carrier personalities, I am thinking of various professionals, their awareness on their duties, responsibilities, rights etc because of socio political situation of the country - current. 

People have things to say these days, about constitutions of various numbers and years.  People compare things of past and present. People compare the situations with incidents. Some challenge some. Some hold or exchange various things about people’s personal opinions, public opinions of individual compiled the 19A, about its content, about sub sentences, or sub lines or people’s rights of holding ‘views – independent’ on various facts or incidents of here and around globe. 

About the 19A; people hold various opinions or perceptions and they show their views against or support. You cannot say ‘people have no right to show their personal views on that or say things of their responses with a negative attitude or face-cut, mood.
They can show their views various accepted ways, take small protests for examples. Through what others say, according to the ways they show their views, strategies used to say things  ‘ you can have an idea of what others say’, what others believe.
Before releasing any statement on anything, one should think of his/ her position, what right they are given by the positions they hold (carrier), ‘for example, if we say ‘somehow we are going to get the support’, somehow we are going to publish it’. 

Sometimes we have positions that once the job given is over, they have no right to the work assigned. But like everyone else they have the right to hold their personal views. You need to careful when you are using terms or words such as ‘we’, ‘us’, their, ours etc. specially when you are acting or talking or representing an institution, group, party. I am a person that has no affiliation to any institution, or party I hold my personal views on current or past things here or there, and I am not representing anyone either.         

Today, I heard that the Former President Mahinda Rajapakse was asked to appear before the bribery Commission , according to the news ‘that is because of the decision he was taken before election to appoint ‘ Ex- UNP Party secretary,  as ‘ Minister, health affairs, when the ex health minister, the current President left the government to contest as ‘presidential candidate

The idea of writing this essay is not to talk about any law points or facts, especially because I am not a lawyer but a woman who has some knowledge, I believe, about general things of the society on this and that.  I like to try to use my common sense here, fully.  

According to my personal beliefs, views ‘ I say it is not good to keep any position ‘blank’, empty or vacant even for a tiny period of time, specially when the vacant position and its duties considered as highly important for related people, department,  nation or country, though the deputies or the sub monitors can handle some part of the assigned duties of any position relevant or applicable, important. 

I think I shouldn’t talk much about the decisions taken by ex ministers of ex government to ‘jump and go’ ( ysgmq lKavdhug fydfrka mek, hkav) and join the other group , planning everything secretly, without releasing or handing over any  prior notices to the captains, leaders, or the person in charge of party activities. I do not know how the law has guarded their decision of leaving the ex government thinking of joining the ‘sworn candidate then, to support his /their project activities.  

According to what I read or heard’ the set of laws written in order to support the decisions of any party member who wish to leave their parties, from its membership was compiled by or the sentences were added during the period of ex chief of justices (?) Mr. Sarath N Silva. I do not know whether there is any sentences added to remind the members that they should inform who ever leading or heading the party of their resignations before or within what so ever period of time.  

Though you find no sentences as such ‘people can use their common senses or ethical values’.  i do not like to say same thing again and again because I have discussed this matter or what ever happened in the past with regard to political change of the country many times. Yet, I often feel that it is good to remind or freshen my mind on that or take examples from past to verify or clarify what I say.

If the commission say, according to what so ever law that the Former President has broke any mandate of any thing, they need to think back on certain things happened before  the presidential  election.    

I feel that the bribery commission should know or aware of the groups, who ever was handling the ‘project ( all know) activities’ , forget what ever law point you know, but do not forget how they formed the government – current. How they picked and chose ‘members to form the government – current. What law or ethics they followed or respected to do so.  How saintful they are then. How they Bribed the ex ministers of the former government not quantitatively but mentally ( You can say NO)
How did those ex ministers who left the party, to join the sworn group? How yahapath (hym;a) were they? 

I feel, if you are talking about bribes they were the first to do so. 

 bribing (personally i like to weigh it this way) or keeping ‘ certain positions before the persons who wish to join the former ‘presidential candidates hunting Project’ as ‘presidential candidate’, after agreeing to certain things ( I have not read their agreements- popular or the agreements not published, the agreements - oral) , for examples  such too I guess were sort of bribing (change the law if its not written). 

 ‘the chance given or shown to who ever wished to contest as presidential candidate’, I say also was something similar to bribing. What can you say about such things. I do not know who involved though. 

Are these my arguments looks ‘odd’ or looks like something like a joke’, probably. I do not about the law, the laws sometimes you can change as you please, if you know the facts points or to support ‘any nation’, any community, any people of any country, I as a citizen of this motherland feel that as the President of the country, then , as the President of the country who was not handling by any outside or internal thread , the decision taken by President MR , to fill the vacancy of the ‘ minister of health ’that was vacant, was a good decision, specially, considering the situation at that time.
Because according to my personal view, the people of the country became little ‘uncertain, furious’ or little disturbed after the incident happened in the political spheres, The decision of ex Minister, health affairs  to join the other political party (?), group that was newly formed, without really informing the ex party leadership about his decision to join the project group. 

So to calm and quite the Nation of the country after such incident, any leader, lawfully or socially should take action to avoid any socially disturbed situations, any confusion within the communities. Because people’s waves are stronger or sometimes unpredictable , if you know bit of political history of past.  

I do not know whether you can say such are called ‘psychological bribing’ ( udkisl w,a,ia) or something, I do not know the exact term for that? Such things cannot be easily measured , right? 

How is it possible for the law to catch such? People can analyze such activities that way as well, right?  

I am not against the President Sirisena, because I respect the VOTE of the People in its fullest ‘respect’ and meaning.  I guess at least the President knew about the decision taken by the Bribery commission to take The Ex President before the commission. if he says that he doesn’t aware of it, I as a citizen of this mother land say, its silly and not worth of handling such a huge position. 

Awareness of something is not equal to ‘interfering’. As a President, independent, no other external thread of handling his work, duties, when the citizen or any external member of any group inquire him about what ever reasonable, what ever activities that people have right to ask, he cannot say’ I am not aware of it’. Awareness of activities of any tiny weeny dept.or centre of government is highly essential and that is what people expect from any top leaders.  

According to some idiots they say, example, if any school boy shown any skills or won any trophies under the leadership of any principle of any school, he can claim his ‘ credits’ dignity via such achievements. Also they say that such people, individuals are part of winning group or achievers but for a President like MR, when it comes to other significant activities such as ‘wining a humanitarian war’ in Sri Lanka for example, leading a country’ aiming at eradicating terror fear, giving all ‘forces liberty, without any interferences to handle ‘battle activities’ giving necessary guidance, liberty, government support, providing all relevant , necessary weaponry, equipments, tools and mental support cannot say that he was a massive part of winning the freedom, the liberty against terror’. But such idiots categorize such things as something sin’. It is truly sad to hear that how some, so called educated say things so idiotically.
If you are a leader, dear sirs and madams , I say ‘you cannot say you are unaware of any current activities’, or decision taken by any group, that is existing under your supervision, if you are not aware of activities or decision taken by relevant or authoritative groups or individual responsible, then it’s a matter of ‘wrong / inaccurate governing methodologies. Should be corrected immediatly.     

Then, I suggest please change such systems, first and foremost. We wish to have a leader who is very well aware of every single thing happening around the country, in the departments, in the ministries, near ministers or dear ministers.

I have seen some leaders fallen sleep when others in the parliament behave like kids throwing papers here and there but it is different when the same holding some responsible position. Remember ?

The leaders should be awaken all time, all moment not fallen sleep. The leaders should be firm and strong.
 
The vows it self or wishes of handful or few won’t protect or save your positions, it is the likes or dislikes of entire or at least majority ( I am not referring this term to describe any ethnic group), in one word it is the ‘vote’.

According to current handling, protection given by the law or as described in the book 
of laws or what ever term you use ‘ the president cannot take decision to appoint any top positions using his executive power, because the president will not be the executive president any more unless it is written or described in the constitution.  

So next time no person can come to any position if the majority of people disagree. I do not know whether I am right here. Do not forget that I am using my common sense here, not the law points. 

So finally, the current government, the bribery commission has found something after thinking for months something against ex president MR, explained above. I do not whether he was questioned for 8 hours or six hours I didn’t read news yet. Anyhow , it is so sad to see how you treat him within your so called yahapanaya’ I am thinking of the reasons as to why some called your government ‘yama palanaya’ so take care of your name. that too important while doing what ever against family leader or of former or members of former government. 

It is good to see that the current government is full of saints and arhats. Lets look forward to hear the results of 21 / 04 / 2015 in parliament. 

We can say or write a lot things after the election that is scheduled to be held, already?

Friends, if you wish to write to me, you can write to me through this e mail, lifelinks.work@gmail.com

Thanks for reading and thanks very much for writing to me, showing world full of friendliness, and sending good wishes in a so much human way

 

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

19A; Supreme Friendly, Prime friendly or People Friendly?




Sometimes you need to clarify things and need bit of space to think, analyze and then comment or vote against or support on what ever suggestion, concept or something debatable?

We or most say that we live in a democratic world that protects and respects ‘Democracy’. And when you find people say that there is no democracy then the people of the same society, the outside world label or tag such societies or countries in many or any ways or according to the books of rights rules or regulations.  

  
In what ever society, where ‘democracy’ is in function or in action ‘VOTE of people plays an immensely important role. 

 Vote is something you can claim or acclaim as ‘conditions free’ tool, asset.

You cannot demand anything or force in order to get the votes of the people though you can say ‘what ever you are suggesting or something that you are bringing for the sake of the society , for the sake or for the benefit of the people, or you even if you say it is ‘highly, people friendly or best or better or good for entire country’

'Cleverness' is, if you know or think something is ‘good’ or people friendly ‘convince’ it to people, groups in a way they understand or in a way that you can get votes supporting. 

But when you find the 'cleverness' or 'beliefs' or 'faiths' of people go beyond your, politicians cleverness then you find it difficult or face little problems to get the support of people, or of the group you expect support.

i always like when i find 'no political needs', expectations of any political groups in what ever you create
 
You find various set of people in any of the societies you live. Some think and then analyze, some categorize and apply what ever they hear in to any or many existing segments divisions or groups they know and then ‘release their opinion or share their views with others. 

There are some that do not hold any personal views but views of the majority or of the small groups, or of few, one or two people and follow what they say. Some have their independent views

Some often question whether LAW protects people or the PEOPLE protect law? 

When 'the law' finds that people do not protect, respect and going against it then the law punishes people. But when people find the law does not protect people’s rights, it doesn't represent 'people' then they or some or most people, experts say ‘the rules or the LAW of a country or a society should change.

i believe it is because 'many believe that 'executive presidency should change' you have come up with the 19A solution (?)

it should clearly clarify or justify the 'main objective of the constitutional changing' and finally the total or whole benefit should reach the people of this country. 

We do not live in the era of cages now, the living strategies should change according to the era or political, social, economical, cultural needs of the society, people of the society or of the world we live.

what ever sentence should change considering the past experiences , and how , when in what occasions, we used the maximum use of 'decision making power' specially because no country is an isolated package when it comes to 'world politics' and world peace and security, more than economic or otherwise 

therefore when allocating the decision making power' should be done wisely
 
What ever introducing or innovating should benefit not a single person, not one particular group, not one particular race or the Ethnic group, colour, religious group, but the entire society as a whole

If it is a creation or an innovation that shows the abilities of the supreme, knowledgeable or if that is something that shows the ‘power of the law and  if the benefit of it doesn't reach the 'people' at the end or only some benefit from what ever change then there is an issue.  

Do not mis read me I am not criticizing or analyzing the 19A in particular but I am saying and sharing my views on general things, what ever changes occur in any of a society and how such affects people, according to my personal knowledge. yet, I may try to apply what ever I am saying here to its core idea. 

If what ever suggestion of any state or a government should not benefit only the ‘political title holders’ in such an environment you find less space or no space for the big term ‘people’.

if the content of the document describes or verifies, analyzes only certain roles of political positions but if it doesnt clarify or justify how it would benefit the people of the country, finally, then i guess something is lacking 

i do not know whether it is possible to frame it in a way that 'no government official ( niladari) gets unnecessary power or that raises 'or supports niladarivadaya or no politician gets superior power within the titles they hold but 'people' instead   

Yes, it is true on the other hand you can say ‘the political titles, positions are the representatives of people’. But people often question their representations, one cannot forget such things.

If decision making power only circulates around ‘one title, one position’ – political or otherwise, people may question like the the way they questioned ‘executive power’ of the presidency?’

Decision making power should be shared among other titles appropriately, relevantly and no title should become ‘executive’ or dominate other power holding positions 

i do not know what word is suitable to describe the '19A' in their series of efforts to try to abolish(?) or adjust(?) the executive presidency.


It is no point using the term ‘abolishing or reducing , or else adjusting the title or the position of the ‘Executive Presidency’, if the same set, already existed moving on to another position or in to the hands of another title holder / person/ individual like 'prime minister' 

Then it is not the executive face cut, frame of the title, decision making power that describes in the tile that you are trying to change or abolish or adjust, it is just you are handing over the same to another person.


According to my personal view ‘no position or title should remain in the society or represent the society, or stand before outside world as an 'inactive person' that holds no power or appear as puppetry title holder but as a person with some dignified, clarified decision making ability with power and accuracy

I do not basically like to use the word ‘power’ because this sometimes adds unnecessary face value to the titles they holds or it exaggerates the titles they holds, attitude , extra ordinary face cut to the positions they hold

The terms like power distend people from politicians

And i guess politicians should remember that it is for them that people voted not their family members. do not think that they can do what ever they want using the power of given titles. And do not try to disturb the lives of the people by using the allocated power. Educate your family with regard to this. 


You can do what ever useful relevant changes respecting or protecting ‘some sort of hierarchical or beaurocracy frame work that helps to maintain ‘ less conflicts’ or less constraints within admin system- state as an independent unit. 

According to what I read the prime minister is assigned with more power.

I do not know whether it is possible use some criteria when slecting suitable positions or ministers of any ministry

 ·       Knowledge of the person with regard to the subject they are handling

( for instance if you are going to name the chief of the Ministry of ‘Education’ there are things that you need to consider) 

  if you are allocating the chief position of the Courts and justice to a person who has a degree in business management , then when it comes to taking relevant or essential decisions ‘ the person perhaps face problems due to lack of knowledge on the subject. 
Common sense not always beneficial or helps, saves or safe guards the ministries. finally 'people should receive the service, fully.

·        Previous Experiences in the Political arena

·         Abilities of the person, previous record of the person in handling given tasks or the previous achievements, results with regard to decision making power’. 

percentages of success or failuers 

·        How the person represents before outside world

·        Accountability 

·        Flexibility as well as transparency
 

·        Ability to stay at one place for a longer period , if any person changes their places ( Party for instance) from time to time then the others face issues in concentrating’ or continuing ‘allocated or assigned tasks or work, duties. ( perhaps , this should come under visions or mission or in to the list of the rules or regulations of the Party, constitution )  
    
    I guess this is not all, if you get the views of people, experts, they might share their views

We should not forget ‘WEST ‘do not do what EAST want. Can you tell me any examples supporting that? 

I am not talking about similarities, differences , how we should support each other , how we benefit from each other. I am trying to insist that it is important to maintain the ‘liberty’ within an any inner admin system with no outside interferences.

Therefore ‘Leader’ has a vital role to play.

We are an independent unit yet we respect ‘sharing’, ‘supporting’ helps to maintain ‘peace and harmony of the region’, globe etc.
  
No constitution should control the lives of the people yet support or help ‘people in their day to day living; political or apolitical, economical or cultural, social

If some oppose, important to know ‘WHY’? 

Similarly if some support should say why, they should justify their ‘vote’ who benefit from it etc.?

If the opposing Parties hints or say, give reasons to justify their answer, the state can think of adjusting or repairing it the way that you get vote ‘most’ to implement it. 

debates are alwaysuseful. but debating is n0t screaming at each other or discussing things in a wild way.

People do not want to watch drama they want some firm decisions yet strong that discuss their needs and wants.

All I know is ‘it is not possible to challenge or threaten ‘the right of the vote’

Inquire reasons

you should get their vote in a 'conditions free' way 

Considering the history of the country, constraints faced political or social or economical, what ever change take place should ‘ secure the boundaries of the country’ and that is highly essential and no way that it should get less demand , what ever change or constitution you create ‘ it should secure the boundaries of the country’, like mentioned as well as, most importantly it should safe guard ethics values, economy, religions, cultures of the country.

Clear, no confusing environment (political, social or economical), better admin system provides people a chance to ‘live peacefully’

Every top authority should be allocated or assigned with some tasks because their salaries are paid by the people of the country.
  



  

  



  


Friday, April 10, 2015

MAY YOU ATTAIN NIBBANA !


MOST VENERABLE THE MAHA NAYAKE THERA , UDUGAMA SHREE BUDDHARAKTHA  


"The born, the becoming , the produced. The made, the compounded, the unstable  Subject to decay and death, A nest of diseases, fragile, its source a support of feeding, Have done with delight  in such.

Deliverance from this is tranquility, beyond logic , permanent, The not - born and not produced , A griefless , stainless position, Annihilation of the conditions of misery, cessation of activities, Bliss." ( Iti Vuttaka 43)



( The Bosat ( vessak supplementary sold for Rs. 2.50 decades back) 'life  and its end' written and subbmitted by Bhikku Kassapa)