Friday, May 04, 2007


"In Colombo, a young woman was drowned when she fell into a large water hole in the centre of the pavement at Wijerama Mawatha. The hole was not visible since the whole pavement was covered by flood waters. She has been identified as S. M. Anoma Gunadasa. A woman teacher, Thilini Palihakkara, attached to the Royal Institute was electrocuted in Slave Island. She had fallen into a pit that was covered with water and tried to get out of it by holding on to a damaged lamp post which was electrified. In the Kirillapone market a man died when lightning struck him during the morning rains. At Nagoda, in Galle, a brother and sister were buried alive by an earth slip." - news

"Scepter and crown
Must tumble down
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade."

"Now when a man is truly wise,
His constant task will surely be,
This recollection about death,
Blessed with such mighty potency."