Sunday, October 30, 2016

Zebra Fish Breeding

Zebra Fish Breeding
Nature has lot of surprises for you and me. 

I was trying to raise a Guppy fish with swordtail for ages. 
It was easy in good old days when the brood was wild. 
They did not have the present sailtail then. 
But with the breeding of exotic and the emergence of the sail-tail or sari-tail varieties of guppies one cannot find guppies with the narrow short dorsal end of the tail with a broader and longer ventral end.
I have been screening the tails of guppies and found one with the suggestion of a swordtail and I mixed that one with the wild (not really wild) looking with light featured female guppies but have no success yet. 

They breed less in the glass tanks.
I am waiting for a miracle to happen.
But toady, I was doing my daily routine of mixing different batches of guppies to interbreed and quite casually looked at the fortuitous zebra breeding tank to see whether the water quality was OK. 

This plastic kitchen sink type of container was designed to put zebras to lay eggs and in my opinion it was not ready yet to put the adults. But as a conditioning routine I load it with the first portion of outlet water bucket from my main tank with zebras. Idea was to build the infusoria for the young ones, if they lay eggs by any chance. These eggs are very small and not visible to the naked eye. Most of it is eaten by the adult males and adult males are necessary for the fertilization of eggs. They lay over 400 to 1000 eggs but rarely a few survives in the tank. By removing water at the bottom by siphoning, I expect few eggs by chance to remain trapped with fortuitous black fungus (which appear like a tuft of leaves when fully grown). 
Fish do not eat this black fungus probably it has nasty taste or alelopathic chemical.Then in the main tank to clown fish do the cleaning up of the eggs no sooner they are laid. I have been doing this religiously for the last one year but without any luck.
My first batch of zebra (breeding) was discovered accidentally in a bucket with water plants left to nature. 

I had about 20 odd young ones and introduced 16 to the main tank leaving behind only four in the original bucket. That was a shear intelligent decision the ones introduced to the tank (fairly big) were eaten by the adult in one night.
They are very good at population control of their kind. 

I wonder how they survive in the nature. 
Probably the adult die soon after breeding with endemic parasitic diseases.
To my surprise there were six young one in the plastic container that survived the natural population control. Now I cannot put siphoned water to this tank for at least six months since they (young zebras) will eat all the eggs. I have to leave them in series of buckets and I have no room in my rooftop garden for any more buckets. So my zebra breeding will have to be done on makeshift containers. I cannot put the six young zebra fish to the main tank with zebras (they will be eaten) or to the other tank with live bearers. Young zebras will eat all the live-bearers’ young ones.
It is a paradox and reproducing nature is only an ad hoc experiment.
In a different note, I have a fabricated rainfall detector (modified fish tank) and it recorded half an inch of rain for the last one week. That I think is 25% of the usual rainfall and my predictions are we will have a drought by next April.

Friday, October 28, 2016

UNO is a Pain

UNO is a pain
UNO is a pain in the arxx of Ceylon
Its Rapporteur's bombshell
Should be taken as an insult
But not a recommendation
Worth substance

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

We owe our FREEDOM to Nelson Mandela

We owe our FREEDOM to Nelson Mandela.
I wanted to write about Mandela as a footnote to Sinhala Comment on CWW. Kannaggara.
But Mandela was such a colossal figure we forget very much and he should not be restricted to a footnote.
He scarified his entire life for freedom even before Che Guerra (I have very deep respect for Che as a Doctor who sacrificed his career for justice which CIA terminated in Angola in the name of Communism) was born.
He was an inspiration for American Freedom fighter Martin Luther King.
If not for Mandela, Obama would have never become the US president.
White supremacist (the myth which Mandela adequately dealt with) label was torn to pieces.
The prerequisite for free education is the FREEDOM  itself.
Mandela did justice to both education (dispelling the white supremacy) and freedom.
Just download the film "Way to Freedom" and see it for yourself.
His working currency was forgiveness through Metta!

Vengeance and Meditation

Vengeance and Meditation

Revenge (vengeance) has easy beginning 
But no end 

Forgiveness has a beginning 
But should not seek an ending,

The Living Memory is intricately bound 
To both these emotions and
Brain is hard wired to vengeance 
But soft wired for forgiveness

But if one can forget 
Long before the  dawn of forgiveness enters one's mind 
It makes life worth living for,
Since Forgiveness comes,
Very late into brain neural networks and chemicals
And Forgetting is the last to come in chemical form, Wisdom of the Mandela should never be forgotten


But Metta Meditation does more good to your brain chemicals 
Than all the chemicals YOUR DOCTOR can prescribe or PUMP in to your system 
Already morbid with HATE
That is the Malady of Ceylonese Genes

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s 384th Birthday

  • Thanks Google for reminding!

    To me he was the father of Pathology (my own Field).

    Microscope was a fascination for me from childhood.

    I have written  a book on Microscope (available at Amazon) and I have given the little bit of history.

    University where I worked (thankfully now retired) could not afford a Digital Microscope for my research work.

    I had to buy one from my savings from abroad.

    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s 384th Birthday

  • Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, born today in 1632, saw a whole world in a drop of water. Considered the first microbiologist, van Leeuwenhoek designed single-lens microscopes to unlock the mysteries of everything from bits of cheese to complex insect eyes. In a letter to the Royal Society of London, van Leeuwenhoek marveled at what he had seen in a sample of water from a nearby lake: "little animals" that we know now as bacteria and other microbes. 
    In his rooms on the Market Square in Delft, Netherlands, van Leeuwenhoek was a DIY-er supreme. Like Galileo, he ground and polished his own lenses. Some of his lenses attained a magnification of more than 200 times, allowing him to examine capillaries, muscle fibers, and other wonders of the microscopic universe. 
    Doodler Gerben Steenks noted, "I chose to make it an animated Doodle to show the 'before and after' experience that Antoni van Leeuwenhoek had — looking through a microscope and seeing a surprising new world." Here's to celebrating a true visionary!

Father of FREE Education-C.W.W. Kannaggara

Father of FREE Education-C.W.W. Kannaggara

Reproduction

කුහකකම වෙනුවෙන් අපි‘ හෙවත් අමතක කළ කන්නන්ගර..!

චාමර ලක්ෂාන්ගේ සටහන

(ලංකා ඊ නිව්ස් -2016.ඔක්.22, ප.ව.4.45) මේ සටහන ලිවීමට පෙලඹවූයේ එංගලන්තයේ සිටින මනීෂ චාමර අමරසේකර තම ෆේස්බුක් ගිණුමට තැබු සටහනක් මා තුළ ඇතිකළ කම්පනයයි. සැතපුම් දහස් ගණනක් ඈතින් සිටිය ද තවමත් රට තොට සිදුවන දෑ පිළිබඳ උනන්දුවෙන් සිටින්නකු වන මනීෂ “කොටා” තිබු සටහන සැබැවින්ම, සංවේදී එකක් ම විය. ඔහු ලියා තිබුණේ නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ පියා ලෙස සැලකෙන සී.ඩබ්ලිව්.ඩබ්ලිව්. කන්නන්ගර මහතා පිළිබඳවය. “චේ ගැන පොස්ට් දුටුවෙමි. සැමරුම් උත්සව පාපැදි සවාරි දුටුවෙමි. ඔහු ලංකාවට හෝ මෙහි මිනිසුන්ට කළ දෙයක් මා නම් අසා නැත. පසුගිය 13 වැනිදා නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ පියා වන කන්නන්ගර මහතාගේ 132 වැනි ජන්ම දිනය යෙදී තිබිණි. සැමරුම් නැත. පෝස්ට් නැත. නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ අයිතිකරුවන් වී සිටින අන්තරයට අදාළම නැත. කැම්පස්වල චේගේ රූපය ඇතිමුත් කන්නන්ගරගේ රූපය නැත. ඔහු නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපන පනත හඳුන්වා දෙන විට ජවිපෙ, එජාප හෝ ශ්‍රීලනිපය බිහි වී වත් නැත. බණ්ඩාරනායකලා, සේනානායකලා, රාජපක්ෂලා, ඉල්මහ විරුවන් සමරන රටේ එතුමා ගැන පුවතක්වත් පළ නොවීම කනගාටුදායකය. එතුමා නොසිටින්නට අද බහුතරයක් අයට චේ සමරන්න තියා චේ වචනයවත් කියවීමට හැකියාවක් නොතිබෙන්නට තිබිණි. ලංකාව වටේ ඇති අනිත් රටවල සාක්ෂරතාව බැලීම පමණක් මා කියන දෙය තේරුම් ගැනීමට ඉවහල් වනු ඇත.” (උපුටා ගැනුම අවසන්)
මේ රට වෙනුවෙන් කිසිදු සාධනීය මැදිහත් වීමක් සිදු කර නොමැති පුද්ගලයන් සැමරීමට දින ගණන් කාලය කා දමන රටක පිටු ගණන් කඩදාසි කොළ නාස්ති කරන පැය ගණන් තම මාධ්‍ය අවකාශය අවභාවිතාවේ යොදවන රටක සී.ඩබ්ලිව්.ඩබ්ලිව්. කන්නන්ගර වැනි මාහැඟි සේවාවක් මේ රට වෙනුවෙන් කළ පුද්ගලයකු අමතක වීම යනු එක් අතකින් විමතිය දනවන කාරණයක් ම නොවේ. තාක්ෂණයෙන් ඩිජිටල් වූවත් සංස්කෘතියෙත් තවමත් ගල් යුගයේ ජීවත් වන ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන්ගේ සැබෑ ස්වභාවය මෙයයි. එසේ කියා ආචාර්ය සී.ඩබ්ලිව්.ඩබ්ලිව්. කන්නන්ගර වැන්නකු පහසුවෙන් අපට අමතක කළ හැකි ද යන්න පැහැදිලි ප්‍රශ්නාර්ථයකි. ඒ ඔහු මේ රට වෙනුවෙන් කර ඇති අද්විතීය මෙහෙවර දෙස අවධානය යොමු කරන ‍කලය.
වචනයේ පරිසමාප්ත අර්ථයෙන්ම දැවැන්ත විප්ලවයක් කන්නන්ගර මහතාගේ මැදිහත් වීම තුළ මෙරට සමාජ දේහය තුළ සිදු විණි. නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපන පනත හඳුන්වා දෙමින් අධ්‍යාපනයට ප්‍රවේශ වීමට ඇති අයිතිය ඈත ගම්බද දරුවන්ට ලබා දීම තුළ සිදු වූ විප්ලවය පිළිබඳව අටුවා ටීකා ටිප්පණි පැවසීම අවශ්‍ය නැත. කැලේ පිපුණු මල් කැලේම පර වී නොයන්නට එය ඉඩ සැලසුවේය. තවත් සරලව කිවහොත් නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනය නොතිබිණි නම් ඈත ගම්වල අති බහුතරයක් දෙනා අධිපති ගෙවල්වල මෙහෙකරුවන් වන්නට ඉඩ තිබිණි. මේ සියලු අර්ථයන් ගෙන බලද්දී ආචාර්ය සී.ඩබ්ලිව්.ඩබ්ලිව්. කන්නන්ගර යනු දැවැන්ත යුග පුරුෂයෙක්මය.
1945 ජූලියේදී නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපන පනත සම්මත වීමෙන් පසු කන්නන්ගර මහතා සභා ගැබෙන් පිටතට පැමිණෙද්දී ඔහු අසලට අමුත්තෙක් කිට්ටු විය. ඒ එවකට කොළඹ ඉන්දියානු මහකොමසාරිස්වරයා ලෙස කටයුතු කළ එච්.එම්. ආනේ මහතාය.
“අයියා අපේ රටේ ඉපදිලා මේ වගේ පනතක් ඉදිරිපත් කළා නම් දෙවියන්ට වගේ සලකනවා.” ඔහු කන්නන්ගර මහතාට අත දෙමින් එසේ පැවසුවේය. ඉන්දියානුවන් එසේ කරන බව පැවසුව ද අපේ අය නම් කන්නන්ගර මහතාට 1947 මහ මැතිවරණයේදී ඉහළම සැලකිල්ල දැක්වූයේ ඔහුව පරාජයට පත් කරමිනි. නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ පියා ගෙදර යවමින් ධන කුවේරයකු වූ විල්මට් ඒ. පෙරේරාව රටේ ව්‍යවස්ථාදායකයට පත් කිරීමට තරම් පස්යොදුන් කෝරලයේ ජනතාව එදා අකෘතඥ වී තිබිණි.
දේශපාලනඥයකු ලෙස කන්නන්ගර මහතාගේ අගය වැඩි කරනුයේ ඔහු එය තම පැවැත්ම වෙනුවෙන් කිසිදා භාවිත නොකළ කෙනකු බැවිනි. වසර විස්සකට වැඩි කාලයක් රටේ ව්‍යවස්ථාදායකය නියෝජනය කළ ද පෞද්ගලිකව ලාභ උපරීම කරගැනීමේ අදහසක් ඔහුට කිසි දිනක නොතිබිණි. ඒ නිසාම ජිවිතයේ සැඳෑ කාලය සතුටින් ගෙවීමට තරම් හැකියාවක් ඔහුට නොවීය. 1961 ඔක්තෝබර් මස 26 වැනි දින නියෝජිත මන්ත්‍රී මණ්ඩලයේ කථානායක ආර්.එස්. පැල්පොල මහතා වෙත කන්නන්ගර මහතා යැවූ ලිපිය අපට පෙන්වා දෙනුයේ අවංක දේශපාලනඥයකුගේ ශෝකාලාපය මිස වෙනෙකක් නොවේ. ජීවත්වීම සඳහා තමනට පිං පඩියක් ඉල්ලමින් කන්නන්ගර මහතා යැවූ ඒ මුල් ලිපියේ කොටස් දෙකක් මෙසේ උපුටා දක්වමි.

සී. ඩබ්ලිව්. ඩබ්ලිව්. කන්නන්ගර
නො. 36,
තිඹිරිගස්යාය පාර,
හැව්ලොක් ටවුම,
කොළඹ 06.

1961 ඔක්තෝබර් මස 26 දිනදීය.

ශ්‍රී ලංකා නියෝජිත මන්ත්‍රී මණ්ඩලයේ කථානායක ගරු ආර්.එස්. පැල්පොල මැතිතුමා වෙතයි.
රජයේ ඉහළම රාජ්‍ය සභාවල සියවස් කාලකටත් වැඩි කාලයක් සේවය කිරීමෙන් පසුව මා දැනට පත්වී තිබෙන අසරණ තත්ත්වයන් නිසා හදිසි මූල්‍යමය ආධාරයක් අපේක්ෂාවෙන් මෙම ඉල්ලීම ඔබතුමා වෙත ඉදිරිපත් කරන බව ගෞරවාන්විතව දන්වා සිටිමි.
මගේ මේ ඉල්ලීම ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට හේතු සාධක වශයෙන් පහත සඳහන් වැදගත් කරුණු කිහිපය ඔබතුමා ඉදිරියේ තැබීමට අදහස් කරමි.
ආයෝජනවලින්, නිවාසවලින්, ඉඩකඩම්වලින් හෝ වෙනත් ප්‍රභවයන්ගෙන් මට කිසිදු පෞද්ගලික ආදායමක් නොලැබෙන බැවින් මා වසර ගණනාවකම යැපුණේ මගේ මිත්‍රයින්ගෙන් හා හිතවතුන්ගෙන් ලැබුණු පරිත්‍යාගවලිනි. මගේ සෞඛ්‍ය රැකගැනීම සඳහා කළ යුතු අත්‍යවශ්‍ය වියදම් වෙනුවෙන් ගෙවිය යුතු බිල්පත් දිනපතා ගොඩගැසෙමින් පවතී. මිත්‍රයන්ගෙන් හා නැදෑයන්ගෙන් සහනාධාර යැදීම සියවසකින් තුනෙන් එකක් තරම් වූ කාලයක් තිස්සේ රජයේ ඇමැති තනතුරක් දැරූ මා වැන්නකුට කිසිසේත් තරම් නොවන බවට ඔබතුමා ද එකඟ වනු ඇත යනු මාගේ විශ්වාසයයි.
රජයෙන් ක්ෂණික සහනයක් අපේක්ෂාවෙන් මගේ මේ ආයාචනය ඔබතුමා වෙත ඉදිරිපත් කරන්නේ අද මා මුහුණ පා සිටින අවාසනාවන්ත තත්ත්වය නිසාම බැව් සැලකුව මැනවි. එසේම සියවස් කාලකට වැඩි කාලයක් තිස්සේ මගෙන් කිසියම් ගෞරවයකට හා පිළිගැනීමකට ලක් වූ සේවයක් ඉටු වී ඇති බව ද මා අදහස් කරන නිසාත්ය.
ඒ වගත් මෙසේම
ඔබතුමාගේ යටහත් කීකරු සේවක
සී.ඩබ්ලිව්.ඩබ්ලිව්. කන්නන්ගර
(මුල් ලිපියේ කොටස් දෙකක් පමණි) 
ජාතියට දේශයට නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනයේ ආශීර්වාදය ලබා දුන් ආචාර්ය සී.ඩබ්ලිව්.ඩබ්ලිව්. කන්නන්ගර ඇමැතිතුමාට අවසානයේදී අත් වූයේ එවන් දුක්ඛදායක ඉරණමකි.
මේ ඉල්ලීමට ප්‍රතිචාර දක්වමින් එතුමාට පාර්ලිමේන්තුවෙන් රුපියල් දසදහසක පාරිතෝෂික මුදලක් ගෙවූ අතර, පසුව මසකට රුපියල් 500 බැගින් පින් පඩියක් පිරිනැමිණ.
පසුව බලයට පැමිණි රජය යටතේ එම මුදල රුපියල් 1000 දක්වා වැඩි කරන ලදී. මේ ආකාරයට දුක්ඛිත දිවියක් ගෙවූ කන්නන්ගර මහතා 1969 සැප්තැම්බර් 23 වැනිදා මිය පරලොව ගියේ තවත් අමතක කර දමනු ලැබූ පුද්ගලයකු වශයෙනි.
සී.ඩබ්ලිව්.ඩබ්ලිව්. කන්නන්ගර වැනි පරමාදර්ශි දේශපාලනඥයන්ගෙන් ආදර්ශ ලබා ගන්නවා වෙනුවට අපේ බහුතරයක් දේශපාලනඥයන් පෙලඹී ඇත්තේ ඊට පිටුපෑමටය. ඒ වග පෙන්වීමට උදාහරණ අනන්තවත් සැපයිය හැකිය. එජාප හා ශ්‍රීලනිපය නියෝජනය කරන ඇමැතිවරුන් දෙදෙනකු හබරාදුව ප්‍රදේශයේ එකම පාරක් දෙකොනින් විවෘත කර රට හිනස්සවා තවම ගතව ඇත්තේ දින කිහිපයකි. සිනාසීම වෙනුවට මෙම කාරණය දේශපාලනඥයන්ගේ කාර්යභාරය කුමක් විය යුතු ද යන්න සිතා බැලීමේ අවස්ථාවක් අපට ලබා දෙයි. 1948 සිට ක්‍රියාත්මක ජනප්‍රිය දේශපාලන සංස්කෘතියෙන් පිට පැනීමට තවමත් අපේ දේශපාලනඥයන්ට නොහැකි වී ඇති බව පීත්ත පටි කපමින් කරන මේ මාදිලියේ විවෘත කිරීම්වලට තවමත් ඔවුන් සම්බන්ධ වීමෙන් පෙනී යයි. ජනතා කැමැත්ත දිනු දේශපාලනඥයකුගේ කාර්යභාරය විය යුත්තේ පීත්ත පටි කැපීම, ඡන්දදායකයන්ගේ මඟුලට, අවමඟුලට සහභාගි වීම නොව රට හා එහි වැසියන් වෙනුවෙන් ප්‍රතිපත්ති සම්පාදනයයි. මෙසේ පීත්ත පටි කැපීමට යෑමෙන් සිදු වනුයේ ප්‍රතිපත්ති සම්පාදනයට ඇති කාලය අපතේ යෑමකි. ප්‍රාදේශීය හා පළාත් සභා මට්ටම නියෝජනය කරමින් ඒ ඒ තලවල දේශපාලනඥයන් කොතරම් සිටිය ද පාරක් විවෘත කිරීමට වීදි ලාම්පු විවෘත කිරීම වැනි සරල කාරණාවලට පවා සම්බන්ධ වීමට කැමැත්ත දක්වන ජාතික තලයේ දේශපාලනඥයන් අතිබහුතරයක් මේ රටේ සිටිති. පීත්ත පටි කැපීමට දක්වන උනන්දුව ප්‍රතිපත්ති සම්පාදනයට හා සමාන්තර වෙනත් රටවල සාර්ථකත්වයේ අත්දැකීම් ගැන කියැවීමට ඔවුන් වැය කළේ නම් සැබැවින්ම මේ රට සුරපුරයක් බවට පත් වී බොහෝ කල්ය.
හුදු ප්‍රදර්ශන කාමයට අමතරව වරප්‍රසාද පසුපස හඹා යෑමට වත්මන් දේශපාලනඥයන් තුළ ඇති කැමැත්ත රටේ දේශපාලනය තවත් දුර්වර්ණ ගන්වයි. දේශපාලන බලය හා වරප්‍රසාද අතර ඉතා කිට්ටු සම්බන්ධතාවක් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව වැනි දේශපාලන වශයෙන් අව-සංවර්ධිත රටක පැහැදිලිවම දැකගත හැකිය. සාමාන්‍යයෙන් දියුණු යැයි සම්මත රටවල බලයට පත්වීම යන යෙදුම හෝ දේශපාලන ශබ්ද කෝෂය තුළ දක්නට නොමැති අතර ඒ වෙනුවට ඇත්තේ ‘කමින් ටු ඔෆිස්’ නොඑසේ නම්: කාර්යාලයට පැමිණ රාජකාරි කටයුතු ඇරැඹීම යන්නය.
බොහෝ රටවල් ‘කමින් ටු ඔෆිස්’ කියද්දී අපි තවමත් ‘කමින් ටු පවර්’ යනුවෙන් කියමින් සිටින්නෙමු. එය, අපට ගැටලුවක් වුවද දේශපාලනඥයන්ට නම් වරප්‍රසාදවලින් තොරව පැවැත්මක් නොමැති බව දිගින් දිගටම පෙනෙන්නට තිබීම අතිශයින්ම කනගාටුදායකය.

-චාමර ලක්ෂාන් කුමාර විසිනි-

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Why I am against Electronic Elections=US Elections


Why I am against Electronic Elections = US Elections

President Putin is an ex-KBG guy who knows how to fiddle with foreign affairs.
He is crafty but he will leave behind electronic traces in spite of the Zombie attacks.
This is why I am against Electronic Elections.
Data can be manipulated at the data entry level.
It is possible to erase the evidence of tampering.
This I called the software.
The HARDWARE is the physical ballot paper that should be retained for scrutiny.
I think American Electronic Election Commission should take advice from our former Commissioner of Election (at least as an observer if not an adviser) Mahinda Deshapriya who did a yeoman service under tremendous pressure.
He was ready to give order to shoot above the knee if anybody tries to tamper with the voting.
That worked in Ceylon where there is a big mafiosi dealing with illegal baby elephant trade.

 

Vladimir Putin's Russia: Will It Rock America's Vote?

No He cannot in a democracy.

Why some cyber analysts fear Kremlin hackers can destroy Americans' faith in elections.

Baby Elephant Saga

Baby Elephant Saga
Monks, Judges, Politicians,Veterinary Surgeons, Media Men covering up facts are not above LAW! 
What the monk should do is to derobe voluntarily (without abusing the saffron cloth) and face the law of the land.

Some of the sexual abuses will come out then.
Read my piece Vigilance Necessary and British Media Guy!


Reproduction

ECONOMY
A deepening crisis within Sri Lanka’s unity government threatens to undermine a crackdown against high profile individuals, including monks and a magistrate accused of stealing baby elephants, official sources said Friday.

The alleged partisan police action against those illegally keeping baby elephants had also figured as justification for President Maithripala Sirisena’s outburst against Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe’s government.

A top official source close to both sides of the political divide said President Sirisena was miffed that police had taken action against two Buddhist monks for keeping baby elephants while turning a blind eye to another.

"The president could order the release of all these elephants and if that happens, it will be a major setback for conservation," the official said. "We hope the president will not take such a decision."

The President publicly criticised the three main anti-graft bodies for working according to a political agenda, apparently of Prime Minister’s United National Party, and heightened a cold war.

The unexpected public censure of the independent bribery commission saw its Director General Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe step down.

The government is expected to review the work of the Financial Crimes Investigations Division and the Criminal Investigations Division with a view to making drastic changes at the top.

Jumbos have become the another example of the alleged politically-motivated inquiries pursued by the police, according to the President’s camp.

Elephants have become a sensitive subject since the President came under pressure from the Buddhist hierarchy to release seized animals.

The monks had argued that they will not have the sufficient number of elephants for the main pageant in Kandy, but the event passed off in August with the participation of over 80 elephants, the minimum requirement.

"The argument that there was a shortage of tamed elephants for cultural events no longer holds, but the political crisis could see some of the seized se animals given back to the (illegal) owners," the official said.

Wild Life Director General Sumith Pilapitiya resigned in June after refusing to carry out an illegal order to return the animals that were taken over by the department during their investigations into illegal ownership of jumbos.

Wildlife minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera has told parliament that he was determined to stop the illegal trade, but it is not clear if he will be able to resist influential groups with access to the President.

Almost every tamed baby elephant had been captured from the wild after killing its mother, according to wildlife experts who have been following the department’s conservation efforts.

Elephant calves have also been known to be killed by the tranquiliser drugs used to make them more docile for capture.

About 40 elephants are reported to have been stolen from national parks in the past decade.

 

One Cannot Sign off or log off Gmail, WHY?


One Cannot Sign off or log off Gmail, WHY?

Google and Gmail are hooked to all the Android devices once signed in you cannot log off from the device.

How to avoid this?

Do not use Androids. 
Pay a lot and buy Apple Mac.
Better still dash it on the floor that Google and Android go into pieces and then go and buy an Apple Mac.

After 24 hours of struggling and too complaints (not replied) I decided to pen this.


Google expects YOU to be in YOUR own trouble and find a way out YOURSELF.

Google help is enormous RUBBISH.

Only way I could have some respite is to PUT synchronization off for never.

Then again, when you want a service like Google Play or Blogger you have to sign again or switch on the synchronization.

What does it do to your battery?

It drains off in no time with lot of application in READY Mode but rarely used.

It slows down your Android.

What are the options.

1. Do not use Android for mission critical work.

2. Use your wired computer for work which is fabulously fast.

3. Switch off your Android and do not overuse it with your fingers or nails, when on holiday and enjoy the sunshine.

Use only ergonomic keyboard.

We spent years developing the typewriter and then the computer keyboard with added F-1 to F-12 Function keys which we rarely use NOW.

Androids have destroyed human ingenuity and make ordinary guys and gals like you are treated like monkeys run by an American company.

4. Do not fiddle with the screen when stressed, YOU get arthritis before 35 years.

5. Use yahoo.com or AOL.com email, instead.


This is what it says at Google Help but it never works.

Why?
Help that does not Help an ordinary GUY like ME.
  
Below is a bit of rubbish help from Google.

Tap "Settings" on the home screen to open the Settings screen. Tap "Accounts & Sync" to see all Google accounts. Tap the first account and then tap "Remove Account" to remove the account from your Android device. Tap "Remove Account" to confirm.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Internet Alert-Digital Alert


Internet Alert-Digital Alert

Pre-Cristmas Period is the time when hackers are very active.
They are phishing on your email accounts and specially transactions.
In seconds they use YOU as a Zombie and plunder your resources.
Do not believe any digital transactions including banks.
The banks will be their target NEXT.
Amazon is attacked (they do not accept it).
I alerted them and changed my passwords with them immediately.
I am not sure even that the new password is hacked.
Amazon has blocked all incoming emails.
You cannot reach them.
I do not know who is doing it and even if they pay me, I won't be investigating.
Few suggestions.

1. If you have only one email stop using it or use sparingly.

2. Moment the things are back to normal (most probably after the US Elections) open a second email.
This is necessary to change passwords.

3. Please do not try to open a new email, that surely be a target.

4. Do not use Internet for mission critical work.

5. Mobiles (Androids) are hacked (including tablets) almost on daily basis.

6. Even the Laptops can be hacked.

7. Best is wired connection not wireless.
Wireless is the easiest to hack.
Even an Engineering third year student can do it.

8. Internet has become a vicious place with KGB, CIA and MI6 are eavesdropping on YOU.

9. I was telling to myself, year ago, I am going digitally ZERO, just to take the stress of (including eye strain and typos) digitalizing my ideas but never accomplish it.
I am addicted to the Internet.

10. I even wanted to digtalized all my cassettes but never could order hardware(Amazon does not trust Ceylon).

11. I may have to go digitally ZERO, for fault of mine but the Internet itself becoming a Corrupt Institute.

12. I'll be enjoying the mother nature with lot of birds and butterflies around.
No bees though.

Please not this is not scare Mongering but real.
During Christmas your spirits are high and you tend to relax in your security.
This is a normal tendency on holidays abroad for me.
I hope they won't steal your digital Airline Ticket.
That is a possibility, though including no space in the airline for you and your family.
This a Crazy Period.
I hope nobody ends up with a heart attack. 

Mobile Banking


Mobile Banking

Today I received a letter from a reputed Ceylonese Bank that I had lot of inconveniences to sign a draft letter agreeing to do Mobile Banking.

I moved to another bank after the altercation with the bank management but did not close all my accounts.

I patched up with the management (the manager was taken out or transferred -never saw him again-probably after my complaint listing over 40 mistakes) bank and cordially working with them with the new managers.

Coming back to the letter, it had many legal mistakes, never a sane man would agree to sign.

I won't highlight the mistakes, even if they pay me a fortune.
 
Reason for writing this is to educate some of my old/young friends.

If you are already having mobile banking YOU STOP at this point, lest you end up with a heart attack.

1.Billions of money is lost due to mobile fraud world over.
I was given a free entry by a bank when I was working in 1980s, I politely refused. Here I was an ordinary man with fixed resources did not need fancy stuff.

2. You need a email and a computer at home (no email and no computer, I to all pensioners who worked only in Sinhala or Tamil).

3. If the bank make a mistake YOU are unable detect and prosecute the bank.

4.Monthly statement is an oblication (at least for current) in baking regulations. If you forgo that you are sucked in.

5. You should have the habit of checking your statements like the Credit Card statements.

6. You are used to a particular method for over 20 to 30 years why change?
I can add many but the last one is the most important, in this blessed country, the one who (not writes you) regularly sends you a letter (at least once month) is your bank.

If they cannot send you a letter but only an email statement (which you have to pay Rs.50/= in Web Cafe) why do banking with that particular bank?

The decision is yours but do not be forced into a situation which one cannot retract. It is called unlawful coercion.



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Internet Banking=Dangers not Evaluated;
The WARNINGS not Heeded

This should be read in conjunction with Bugger the Bankers.

I will only give only a glimpse of it.

The reader should update his or her own risk element, if not on daily basis but on monthly basis.

Let me dispense with the underline presumptions.

There are two presumptions.

One is that computers never make mistakes and better than humans.

Computers make huge mistakes whereas humans make small mistakes, like counting the balance.

Computer can make million of mistakes in a fraction of a second but human can make only one mistake at a time, which many of us do not guard against.
Humans try to prevent repeating the mistake, whereas computers keep on doing the same mistake million times.(No fortune company will come out with the true facts, like the Ponsi scheme that went round globally without any hindrance, till the banks started collapsing.

We have too many banks.

What we need is a few banks with credibility.
Like me forgetting, to take the balance after payment is made.
The cashier, if he or she is a good one will promptly return the money.

Computers will never gives back the money that was wrongly paid (server administrator can safely transfer it in seconds to some far away destination without any trace of the transaction) or comes behind you with the correct balance in hand.

The sever administrator can swindle any excess, knowing very well that somebody has made a mistake.

This happens in big shopping networks and that is why the items and articles are more expensive than in the open market.

They never audit or declare these frauds fearing that they will loose the market.

Banks are no different.

They only see one side of it.
The customer side.
Never its own staff.
If they make a mistake they will hide it by all means like a cat covering its poo.

The second premise is very simple.
Majority (99%) including me is very bad at balancing accounts on daily basis.
The bank jump into your shoes under this pretext and may even one day ruin you.

In fact, I managed without a bank account for nearly six years when I returned from abroad with six credit cards.

That was only period in my life, I never asked for a loan and did not make a single mistake.

I was doing my own banking and balancing my accounts.

But I have one cardinal principle.
That is, I may not make mistakes on daily basis but one day I will make a huge mistake.

I will guard against that mistake which will ruin me.
It will last good for me.

I have also another resolution.
My maximum loss should be theoretically not more than Rs.100,000/= (never a million which young ones are enticed and coaxed into by all commercial banks).

Each one should have a credit limit which he or she can bear, which is usually three to ten times the basic salary (not the total salary).

If one exceeds that limit, he or she on his or her own peril one day, one has to blame oneself not the bank or the creditors.

The day I make that big mistake, I will close all my accounts and delegate my finances to someone whom I can trust.

The problem is finding one whom I can trust in this blessed Buddhist country.

So if you do Internet Banking, the moment (fraction of a second) you press the button, you are taking a big risk.

The song bugger the bankers is making a huge impact globally and the banks are hell bent on promoting their vices on many new form of advertisements and in many fronts.

Even children not born are not spared.
Do not fall to their trappings which are worse than Merchant of Venice.

That is, promote free spending with a noose around your neck.
I felt like writing this having seen a young mother with her baby (attended by the grandmother) did not check the bill when she was making her payment.
In my medical career I have seen many nursing mothers making big mistakes that include caring for the baby, let alone finances.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

How to Avoid Writer's Block


How to Avoid Writer's Block

This is not a an academic exercise but a random revelation.

First of all let me tell why you get this “Thought Block”.


Human beings are extremely selfish and they live in the “I and My World”.

So we worry about what I have to do toady or what I have to write today.


That itself is a stressful situation that blocks the creative side of the brain.


One has to culture the mental attitude to get out of this “I World” and then reach to the “Other World” including the mother nature.


I think religions originated due to this need and to fill this void.

Unfortunately, all the religions do the exact opposite and have grandiose expansion mentality and forget the locality the live in and try to become globalized.


Once you get of the I world, you start thinking about your friend, spouse, the dog and then the neighbour.


I can remember when I was attending to Rev.Narada Maha Thera briefly in Colombo General Hospital, he had this lovely ending of the unfortunate (for him) encounter by saying;


“What can I do for you, doctor” (giving undue regards to me).

I say;

“Teach me Dhamma” and the conversation broadens.


This comes from the Buddha's tradition where he gets up early in the morning and scan the world around him, with his “Wisdom Mind or the Penetrating Mind” and decide whom to help.


Now there is a caveat here which I found very taxing in New Zealand.


On my night duty, I never got a chance to sleep and when I checked the statistics of the other guys on duty at night hardly any calls after midnight.


My fellow guys somehow pass buck to the next guy or me.


The words got round in the town, when I was on call one has “only one visit” not several stopovers like the budget air travel.


New Zealandrs are such nice guys and gals, I took that a compliment and never wavered in my capacity to help those in need of help.


But I do it to present day but ONLY mentally never verbally, since Ceylonese, the laziest on this planet would take undue advantage of me. 
I pretend to be a sick person mentally giving wrong advice by default (ask for 10th opinion and the like, as an advice-Ceylonese love it because of their genetic lack of will and procrastination).


Unfortunately my wife still does it and she has to attend to all the Gamsabha Work” not done by the Yaha Palanya Government (Good Governance”.

She is away “Gamsabha Work” and I am having a light day.
I hate cooking and do the “Poya Starving” right now.

I wish somebody visits us to open a wine bottle (he does have to bring one).
Regards to the ideas of writing if you take others in your life there are insects that annoy you or bees that gives you honey or plants that flower to entice you.
There is lot more in this world than "Selfish Is".

Vigilance Necessary

Vigilance Necessary
It was only yesterday I was coming home by bus late in the evening.
There were several kids in the bus and bus had enough seats.
I generally sit in the Middle on a vacant seat at the corner and always wish nobody sits next to me.
Then a kid may be just 7 to 9 sat with a big cricket-wear and a bat would have been heavier for me and a schoolbag on his back.
He was struggling to sit and the mother did not care.
Why even parents allowed the children to be tortured physically, I do not understand.
I would never have done a thing like that as a kid.
That may be the reason I ended up in the University and enjoyed sports to the fullest (unlike other undergraduates).
There is always space for sports once the major task (education) is achieved.
I could not do that in UK though.
I still have the sports trunk I bought in UK (35 years ago) and use it regularly (for my gardening and small workout with the dog).
New Zealand sports wear are all torn apart except the hockey stick.
I lost my snookers gear (probably a Mason Bass would have used to mix cement and chalk) during my absence.
We kept our hands (at least one) free (take a pickpockets head or rather hands on) and footwear light (run in an emergency).

Then there was kid who dropped to sleep and missed his get down bus stop (this I have seen many a times).

I think we are torturing our children in the name of free education by giving only few books and all other needs parents have to provide but the kid has to carry.
In our time my father would have advised the servant boy to come (we won't say he was treated like such. I looked after him till he got his 'O' Level on the third attempt) with me to carry the luggage.

In New Zealand, I used to argue with teachers that they should not use children under 16 (ideally over 18) for competitive sports but they should enjoy the game as kids.

That is my post traumatic (having examined a kid after injury) interview with the parents and teachers.

They used to listen to me.

I have seen all the sports injuries (including women after Bungie Jumping) except a dislocated knee (rare injury) in two years (mind you I worked only 8 hours a day unlike in UK, sometimes 72 hours on a stretch).

I was involved in investigation of child abuse cases  in UK.

Fortunately even though, I was not directly involved in investigation of child abuse cases, there were two children deaths in New Zealand during my time.

Idea is to prevent abuse and deaths.
 
This country is becoming no different.
 
School does not provide sports ware.

While secret service and social media are eaves dropping on YOU, we forget how celebrities and even priests and sports masters abuse children.

Pardon me for reproducing the content below

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Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir Jimmy Savile (1926–2011) was an English DJ, television and radio personality, who was well known in Britain for his eccentricities and, at the time of his death, was generally respected for his charitable work. 

He was knighted in 1990. In September and October 2012, almost a year after his death, claims were widely publicized that he had committed sexual abuse, his alleged victims ranging from prepubescent girls and boys to adults. By 11 October 2012 allegations had been made to 13 British police forces, and this led to the setting-up of inquiries into practises at the BBC and within the National Health Service.

On 19 October 2012 the Metropolitan Police Service launched a formal criminal investigation, Operation Yewtree, into historic allegations of child sexual abuse by Savile and other people, some still living, over four decades. It stated that it was pursuing over 400 lines of inquiry, based on the claims of 200 witnesses, via 14 police forces across the UK. It described the alleged abuse as being "on an unprecedented scale", and the number of potential victims as "staggering".

By 19 December, eight people had been questioned as part of the investigation. The Metropolitan Police stated that the total number of alleged victims was 589, of whom 450 alleged abuse by Savile.[4][5]

The report of the investigations undertaken jointly by the police and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Giving Victims a Voice, was published on 11 January 2013. It reported allegations covering a period of fifty years, including 214 alleged acts by Savile which, though uncorroborated, have been formally recorded as crimes, some involving children as young as eight. The report states "within the recorded crimes there are 126 indecent acts and 34 rape/penetration offences."

Alleged offences took place at 13 hospitals as well as on BBC premises, according to the report. In October 2013 it was announced that inquiries had been extended to other hospitals.
On 26 June 2014, the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, reported on the findings of the investigations led by Kate Lampard. He said that Savile had sexually assaulted victims aged between five and 75 in NHS hospitals, and apologized to the victims.
 Further investigations, in hospitals and elsewhere, led to additional allegations of sexual abuse by Savile.

Much of Savile's career involved working with children and young people, including visiting schools and hospital wards. He spent 20 years presenting Top of the Pops before a teenage audience, and an overlapping 20 years presenting Jim'll Fix It, in which he helped the wishes of viewers, mainly children, come true. During his lifetime, two police investigations had looked into reports about Savile, the earliest known being in 1958, but none had led to charges; the reports had each concluded that there was insufficient evidence for any charges to be brought related to sexual offences.

 In October 2012 it was announced that the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, would investigate why proceedings against Savile in 2009 were dropped.

The scandal was a major factor leading to the establishment of the wider-ranging Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse which was announced by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, in July 2014. In February 2015 the inquiry was reconfigured as a statutory inquiry to be chaired by Justice Lowell Goddard.