සුදු මුදු වැල්ල
ඔය සුමුදු පා යුග
අවසරද කියන් මට
අත් පා සිප මෙග්
වුවා ද සුපසන්න
සුදු මුදු වැල්ල
ඔය සුමුදු පා යුග
අවසරද කියන් මට
අත් පා සිප මෙග්
වුවා ද සුපසන්න
The number 13 is supposed to be unlucky because there were 13 people at the last Supper, and Judas was the thirteenth guest. Another theory says that it’s unlucky because there were 12 Scandinavian demigods until Loki, the evil one, made 13. Whatever the original cause of belief, many people genuinely fear the 13th. Friday, too is supposed to be unlucky. This was the day when Christ died, and the day when Adam and Eva ate the forbidden fruit. So when Friday and 13 are put together, quite a few superstitious people feel that day is unlucky.
Nobody knows exactly why we dream when we sleep. All we know is that everyone dreams, although most dreams aren’t vivid enough for us to remember them when we wake up. Dreams are not massages from other worlds, or prophecies of what may happen in future, but very often the result of what we have been thinking about when we were awake, sometimes without us realizing that we are thinking about it. For example, if we go to bed tired, cold or hungry, these feeling may well appear in our dreams, there is a tale about a man who went to bed hungry. He dreamed that he was eating a breakfast cereal, and when he wake up, he found that he had eaten some of his mattress. This is almost certainly not a true story, but it shows you an example of this link between our emotions and our dreams. We may also have dreams about the things we like best, or nightmares about the things we hate or fear. This is why many young children dream about fairies or witches, and why homesick people dream about their families or hom
What are you thinking about the dreams?????
After I sat for my Advanced Level examination I was selected to participate in a two-month course on web designing at a software company called Eurocenter in Kollupitiya. The knowledge I obtained during these two months was most beneficial to me. If I had not been a student at Horizon I would not have had the opportunity of realizing my dream.
The course was indeed very interesting. Most students complain that such courses are boring and uninteresting. Having completed the course with success, I cannot agree with them. Web designing was made interesting by the varied teaching methods implemented by the instructors. At first, with the guidance of our instructors, we successfully designed a web site for the Eurocenter sports club. With the experience we gained we learned how to manage a project, meet with customers’ requirements, manage time for new ideas, work with a time table, work in a team and how a company functions etc. At Eurocenter we also learned to play Table tennis and even took part in a tournament.
My thanks go to my dear Eurocenter friends who were kind and friendly and made our stay quite pleasant.
Oh yes, I almost forgot to mention that I took part in a delightful Christmas party and also in their year-end gathering. I have never been to a Christmas party before. It was really nice and joyful. Santa was there too! He gave me a gift and the office staff sang carols. The year end party which was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel was one of my nicest experiences.
I shall never ever forget these wonderful two months and once more I would like to thank all the staff members of Eurocenter especially the CEO Mr Mano Sekaram and Mr Johann De Cruz for giving this chance to us.
I feel certain that most readers of this article have heard of Mahavilachchiya, a rural village in the midst of Wilpaththu National Park. We were a happy and fortunate community before the war started in Sri Lanka, ours being the most developed e-village in the country. But now misfortune has come upon us. You may ask why I pose this question. A very prominent farmer and loving father of four children, Mr. Karurathana, has been kidnapped, most probably, by the LTTE.
He worked by the sweat of his brow to earn a living and provide for his wife and for his children, all of whom are talented students. His eldest daughter is a student at the Colombo University. Aruni, his second daughter who is a classmate of mine is quite clever and was hoping to enter university this year. Unfortunately due to the disappearance of her father she was not able to concentrate on her studies. During her preparations for her examinations, her father who had gone out to oversee his paddy crops failed to return home at the usual time. Her Mum was anxious about his delay and sent her son to look out for him.
Meanwhile two home guards broke the sad news to them that Mr Karunarathana had been forcefully taken away by the LTTE. Aruni and her sister have made several appeals to the public to be of help but there has been no response.
If anyone can be of help please do not hesitate to contact us.
Today all of you know that I am a girl living in the rural village of Mahavilachchiya. But if I was not living in this village would anyone know about me? Now, I think I’m quite a lucky girl. I am proud to say that I am a member of the first batch of students at the Horizon Lanka Foundation. This is my story about how I came into contact with Horizon Lanka. When I was in grade 4 we met the founder of HLF, Mr. Wanni. At that time he was our English teacher. His method of teaching was so interesting that we engaged in extra activities in English, making it our favorite subject. Most of the students in the rural villages were not happy to see an English teacher in their class room. It was not the students’ fault. The teachers should have created an interest in the students for English and Mr. Wanninayaka is a brilliant example of knowing how to attract the interest of the students. He made English our favorite subject at school. I am sure all of you have read about the history of our HLF and I won’t waste too much time repeating all that! But I’m sure you will like to know how my life changed with the help of the Horizon Lanka Foundation. For a start I must confirm that with HLF my education was a great success. I was given an inestimable education in English for which I had an “A” pass in the Ordinary Level examination. This gift was given to me by HLF.
Horizon Lanka also provides students with scholarships. It helped me to improve my education and with the help of my scholarship I was able to attend extra classes in preparation for our A/Ls.
If I did not have the chance of joining HLF I would, perhaps, have never seen a computer. But now we are fortunate that computers are part of our day to day life. Thanks to HLF I can operate a computer like others operate a TV. Of course the credit goes to HLF. I was given the chance of becoming the first Digital Butterfly and became the first Digital Ambassador. With the help of the Horizon projects, Digital Butterflies and Digital Ambassadors, I was given a desktop computer and a laptop computer. This means that I can further my IT training and hope to be a success in the future. With the help of MESH technology at Horizon my home got free internet access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I can now check my mails, communicate with friends and donors and develop my IT knowledge.
I want to thank Mr. Wanni and all others who helped to create Horizon and who provided us with all the educational opportunities.
Most of educationists are presenting different comments about Education and usage of education. With their assistance education system has been designed. Although there are many difficulties to get a proper education, many students could achieve high level educational qualification. But after they got their degree, they have to stand in a queue to get a job. Is it the best education system? All human like to get a great job with a very good salary. But in Sri Lanka students have to spend money to get jobs which is more than they spent for their education. Because they have to pay a lot of money for getting extra qualifications like ICT, Management, English, etc. But most of them do not get as match with their educational qualifications.
As far as I am concerned, our education system should be responsible for this. Our education system should be change. It should be changed according to our country. Present education system provides job opportunities in overseas but not in motherland. The government spends money for giving an education to the people in the country and once they finish it, they go aboard for a job. It is not their fault. They go to make their future successful.
Our education system should be changed. It should create job opportunities. After that we can develop our country as well.
For that, parents have high hopes about their children. Children like to do different activities in their childhood. It will create their future. So parents have to search it carefully and at the suitable age child should get a standard education. Stranded education should help develop their childhood talents. Parents should talk to teachers about children’s talents and their preferences. And then teachers can guide them. Since students have different talents education system should be capable to identify their talents. Some children are talent for building things, creating new things, finding some new things, etc. So our education system should change like this. So then we can develop our country.