The majority of the population is clueless about life threatening
heart diseases that could affect any one. I read an article e-mailed to
a friend of mine written by a professor of the Biotech Division,
Institute of Biological Sciences, of an overseas university that
prescribed the following prescription to avoid heart surgery or by pass
that would open the veins of the heart.
Take one cup each of lemon juice, ginger juice, garlic juice and
apple vinegar. Mix all four cups of juices and boil on a light flame for
approximately half an hour. When the mixture reduces to three cups,
remove it off the fire and allow to cool.
Thereafter mix three cups of natural honey and store it in a bottle.
Take one spoonful regularly before breakfast. Your vein blocks will
Garbage on the Waragoda Road in Kelaniya has not been collected for
several days. Garbage bags are lying on either side of the Waragoda Road
since June 10. The Kelaniya DC tractors used to come on Wednesdays to
remove the garbage but they have not turned-up for days now. Most of the
garbage bags are tampered by stray dogs and cats, and the whole area is
polluted. People living in the interior are compelled to retain their
garbage in their own compounds but these go rotten and give an offensive
smell. This situation is very unhygienic at a time when dengue is fast
The Kelaniya DC should find an immediate solution to clear the
garbage without further delay to help the tax payers.
Certain upcountry parents get their children to address the father as
Appachchi or Appuchchi. These are Tamil words which are used to address
the grandmother ( Appachchi ) and the grandfather (Appuchchi). That
certainly is wrong use of the two Tamil words, even gender wise. The
words are being misused either because of the ignorance of the real
meaning of the words or due to Indian Tamil influence and connection.
This came to my mind when I saw on TV that there is going to be a
teledrama named Appachchi.
Then again some low country parents get their children to address
them as Ammi and Thaththi going contrary to the Sinhala terms Amma and
Thaththa, which again appear to be an attempt to give a western touch,
falling in line with Mamma and Dadda. Should we not correct this?
Philip's wit consists of insults directed at weaker segments, taking
cover under his sheltered position and rank. He has never been known for
a witty retort, though he has been at the end of some. On being
introduced to General Paul Freeman of the US Army, Philip fingered the
array of medals on the General's chest and remarked: "These must be
Comes back the General: "At least I did not get them for marrying my
My daughter and grandson were visiting their homeland from the US
together with my grandson's fiancee, a Chinese American. My daughter's
visa was accepted without question but the other two were asked to
report to the immigration office. When they entered, the officer in
charge was just leaving his post for a cup of tea and requested them to
wait.The tea break lengthened for over an hour and the queue also
increased. As they had friends waiting outside for them my daughter
appealed to another officer who was passing, but was rudely told, "You
heard what he said. You will have to wait". And the wait was well over
Surely, there should be a stand-by when someone goes out for a cup of
tea which takes over an hour. Is it fair to keep people who have been
travelling for hours, waiting? Sri Lankans are supposed to be very
hospitable but if visitors are being treated in this manner, what will
foreigners think of the hospitality?
I hope this catches the eye of the airport officials and make them
change their attitude especially towards those visiting the country. PR
is very necessary for officers in a prominent place such as the