Urusita Wewa, a marvel of ancient irrigation
The cries of birds filled the morning air as I
followed a narrow tarred road through a banana cultivation. On
hearing my approach, a hawk eagle atop a tree flew into the thick
vegetation and a small animal which I couldn’t identify slithered
across the road and in to the bush.
The philosophy of Dhajagga Piritha
“Maha Pirith Potha” is recited in temples and
houses to ward off evil and bring good luck. It is not a separate
book in the Pali Canon. It is an anthology of Suttas, derived from
the Five Nikayas. In Pali, it is known as Chatu–Bhanavara–Pali or
“The text of the four recitals”.
Fragrant memories of China
In 1975, twelve officers of the Ministry of
Fisheries were to fly to the People's Republic of China on a
six-month course on Aquaculture. This was the first FAO/UNDP
training program to be hosted by China, after becoming a member of
the world body.