Best Wishes To Ariya!!

 

Happy, Happy Birthday to you my dear Ariya– the Poet of The Class of 64 !

I wont want to even attempt at writing a poetic greeting to you, but, I do
Wish You A Very Happy Birthday Today, with many more Happy, Happy  Days to
follow .
Enjoy this day, with your very lovely Thavam and your sons and family -and
friends- who ever that is there to celebrate this day with you .

I hope you like these fun photos from our RU 2018  — shows what a good
time we all had  !

I really enjoyed the visit to the  Kan Dostara Mahattaya’s  office  !
Also- that lovely beach walk , in the quiet of the morning, and the Boat
ride you kindly organised for us .

Hope to see you and Thavam next year- 2019  oct 4,5,6- some where in
Srilanka for another good time  like this one .

Keep Well- Be Happy  and Happy  Birthday !

Your good friend from Class of 64- eagledeepthie .

 

 

 

61 thoughts on “Best Wishes To Ariya!!

  1. Dear Ariya,

    With my best wishes for a very happy birthday.
    I wish you many more happy birthdays so that we can continue to enjoy the benefits of your Dhamma knowledge and your poetry.
    CJ

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    • My dear CJ,

      Lovely to read on my birthday, early in the morning
      Greetings from a friend whom I call, ‘My Kalyana Metta’
      I know well, I haven’t got the monopoly on that in batch
      As you are to so many is the most genuine in the clutch

      Sabbe Dhamma anatta ti
      Ya da pannaya passati,
      Atha nimbidari dukke,
      Esa Maggo visuddhiya

      Dhammapada

      The Buddha’s teaching is all I can offer
      Reminding, every formed will deform & perish
      Being a ripe old Septuagenarian I see it in me
      My fervent hope is to use that to purify myself.

      Thank you
      Ariya thoughts

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  2. By your examples, and knowledge, you have shown us ,goodness, Light, Truth and Wisdom. I know you will continue to be a shining example as you face another year.

    THANK YOU for being YOU

    Happy Birthday Dear Ariya.

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    • My dear Simone,
      Thank you for your lovely words
      They reflect more of your kind heart
      Beauty of reunions is, in mature years
      The opportunity to get close to true friends

      Encyclopaedic knowledge virtually on any subject
      The calm collected, mannerism in deeds & thought
      Profound friendship during the retired years we built
      These are my favourite things of yourself I do recollect

      Ariya thoughts

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  3. My dearest friend Ariya,
    Many happy returns of the day. I am sure that Thavamani will be organising a big party for the man with an ever lasting smiley face & a good heart.
    Seelan & Jean

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    • My dearest friend Seelan,
      It is so lovely to read your felicitations
      Remind me our carefree days at Bloem
      For being care free, you were in a higher class
      Yet we all came out by hook or by crook in one piece.

      During our stay in your meticulously designed mansion
      The king and queen looked after us with hospitality divine
      We missed both of you at the last RU a live wire in the batch
      Hope to see both you and Jean with blessing of God at RU next
      Ariya

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  4. Happy 🍰 🎁 🎂 Birthday Ariya
    Hip hip hurray
    To our birthday boy of the day💐
    So birthday wishes are sent to you
    And health longevity and happiness too. Praxy and Ranjit

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    • Thank you Praxy

      I must take this opportunity to send my salutation
      For your extraordinary commitment, an appreciation
      Sold in a jiffy entire load of books Annesley brought
      They went like hot cakes, due to sales acumen & tact

      It is a great boon to our batch to have mates of your class
      Share the toughest and the heaviest load for sake of batch
      Your organisation and negotiating skills absolutely brilliant
      So we get the benefit and your are aborn leader excellent

      Thank you for supporting the batch web site Birthday project
      It has flourished thanks to Sam, Deepthie and your good self
      Nearly two years and counting and still going quite strong
      The recent get together in Beruwala you showed us your class
      Ariya

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      • Dear Ariya,
        Thank you for your compliments even though I don’t think I deserve them.
        Birthday salutation was your brain child and this was helped by Sam with the use of the Blog I was only a sounding board for your wonderful idea as a result of which our batch has grown closer, You work behind the scenes and give all these bright ideas. Our success in keeping the batch close is wonderful and we must strive to keep this unity going till we are no longer able to. Praxy

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    • Thank you,.my dear friends Rahul and Mary
      For the friendship nurtured over many decades
      The beauty is that distance and years didn’t damage
      Over decades it has grown to reach the zenith Glory
      Ariya

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  5. A very happy birthday and good wishes for health and contentment. I was at your birthday party on two occasions and enjoyed the food made at home by Thavam. May all blessings be with you and your family.
    Narme and Nirmali

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    • Thank you Narme for your kind thoughts and greetings
      You been a close friend despite gap in lecture seatings
      W and De were far apart, are one of my closest mates
      Because in you I found a reliable well balance qualities
      Ariya

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  6. Hello Ariya,
    Years go by, but the body & spirits remain the same!!. This applies to you, my friend. Have a happy Birthday. You are admired & thought of as a truly a great friend, wonderful Human Being, & an all time fun loving man. Best wishes to Thevamani & family.

    WIMAL & IRANTHIE FERNANDO.

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  7. My dear Wimal,
    Nice to hear from you with such flowery words
    Thank you for making my day so very precious
    My dear Wimal,we missed you at all reunions
    Do make an exemption and come to the next
    Ariya

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  8. Dear Ariya,
    Birthday salaams to you.
    You are someone so special who grows in our esteem every day that passes. The wisdom and the knowledge that you have shared with us in the recent years is very much appreciated. Must make a special mention of the beautiful poetry!! Our only regret is that we did not get the chance to have this closeness in the years past.

    Wish you the best of health and happiness for many more years to come.

    Biga and Sunila

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    • Biga and Sunila
      Thank you for the friendship
      Given to me………. …
      This is not ABBA but that five foot nothing, Ariya

      It is a great inspiration and my good fortune
      To delve into the store house of knowledge
      Of the biggest bloke in batch both physical & cerebral
      Medicine, Politics, Dhamma or even juicy gossip
      The renwel of friendship been entirely one sided, my gain

      Thank you for your kind words to pep up a septuagenarian
      Going down the slippery slope no brakes & nothing to hold on
      The inspirational theories you infuse into my brain till mid night
      Range from science of consciousness
      To ducking a wounded terrorist in the Indian Ocean

      Your illuminating stories in Kuwait and Oman,
      How the Sutan respected you enough to share his mammon
      Then switch on to the zenith of intellegence to solve problems of the universe
      This has rejuvenated by dwindling neurones and Biga, you area living legend

      Ariya

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  9. My dear Ariy,
    Accept my belated B’day wishes to you my friend and the KAVI king of 64′ batch.
    May the blessings of the TRIPLE GEM shower you abundantly today and always.
    Annesley

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    • My dear Annesley,
      Thank you for your good wishes they double in value
      Because you are a guy with a sympathetic big heart
      Really enjoyed your company at the party and the trip
      Should meet more frequently as our time is clicking up

      Your tenacity and memory profound seen in your book
      Got sold briskly not only because of sale girl’s good look
      It was beautiful that we had time for an unhurried chit chat
      Thank you ve much for being a generous, kind hearted mate
      Kind regards,
      Ariya

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    • Thank you Paul
      Thanks for your good wishes
      Need all that as path is gloomy & vicious
      It was lovely we had few hours to chat
      You illuminated our hearts during the trip

      We had a good time in Passekudah
      Must thank manageress Praxy for the care
      Organised an enjoyable trip with minimum fuss
      Thank you for your role in making it a success
      Ariya

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    • Thank you
      My dear Indrajith and Manel, thank you for your kindness
      To tolerate a spoiled brat like me through all formative years
      We two have been mirroring each other nearly sixty years
      From being class mates, Obstetricians and neighbours
      In the world for patience and affection you are matchless
      Ariya

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    • Thank you Cletus
      Isn’t it wonderful even after fifty odd years
      Our respect to each other not dimmed even a bit
      Still remember the good old Bloem days
      Would love to see you, do please come to next RU
      And brighten our hearts and the whole place
      Ariya

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    • Dear Cletus,
      You appear on the Blog like Halley’s comet and I hope we will have the fortune of seeing this comet next October 4th 5th and 6th. Praxy

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      • Wonderful you are Praxy,
        Praxy your magic seems to have worked
        Cletus liked your comparison Halley’s Comet
        None of us have seen him since batch days
        How wonderful it be, if he keeps the promise
        Ariya

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      • Dear Cletus,
        I am so happy that comparing you to a comet made you decide to attend the next year’s RU. So please do not disappoint us. Please put the date in your diary and if you are still working make sure you apply for leave during that period as we all love to see you. Praxy

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  10. Dear Ariya
    Belated birthday wishes. May you be blessed with good health, wealth and prosperity in the coming years. Have been without internet for over 3 weeks having moved to a new place in early Nov. sorry for the belated wishes
    Selvi & satha

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    • My dear W Satha and Selvi
      Thank you for your kind thoughts & wishes
      As we grow old, value of friendship grows
      Though we do not meet often enough
      I value your friendship from the first day we met
      Many thanks Ariya

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  11. My dear friend
    I miss the blog.So sorry being late
    Wish you all the best & choicest Gods Blessings for the year’s to come
    With love
    Ranjit & Roshani

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    • My dear brightest star in the nothern hemisphere aka Deepthie
      Chief airchitect of fun and frolic in and the photographer supreme
      You are the pillar of anything that is nice about the batch sixty four
      The planner, initiater, script writer, photographer singer and dancer

      The batch is hugely indebted to your parents for packing so much energy
      Into one busy bundle to have so much talent and knowledge yet very pretty
      Everyone in our batch is indebted to you for the drive you give to keep floating
      Dance isn’t a dance, Singsong will go flat, everything be pale if not for your participation

      Our last get together, how many roles you played and number of hats you wore
      My vocabulary is broad but to describe your contributions & roles I fail miserably
      So our live wire of the batch who can sing and dance, thrill with photography
      No surprise I fail to do justice to your input, even great poet Tagore will fail miserably

      Ariya

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      • Hey Birthday Boy !
        I hope you had a real good day on the 26th and ate to your heart’s content all the goodies that Thavam must have made with such love and devotion .

        I don’t deserve even half of what you have written about me- but, coming from the Poet of The Class of 64- I say Bohoma Isthuthi and take it as a great complement as Beauty is In the Eye of The Beholder !

        Keep Up The Birthday Celebrations and above all – Keep in Good Health —- till we meet again in Oct 2019, somewhere in The Island in The Sun , for the REAL BIG Event !

        eagleD

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    • My dear Indira and Ana,
      Two of the nicest people in batch I had the good fortune to know closely
      Indira sat with me for five years in the lecture hall sigs. and clinical every
      Ana my first room mate at Bloem, tolerated all my antics very patiently
      The straw that broke back of the camel was my dropping bed-bugs quietly

      You two are a delightful couple fantastic friends and a boon to the batch
      Thank you for thinking of me on my birthday despite heavy commitments
      It was a dream come true when met in Beruwala after many long years
      Thrilled to hear all good news of course as Canada is enriched by you two
      Ariya

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  12. Piching and I just returned home from Indonesia. We wish you a very happy belated birthday. All the very best now and years to come.

    Please keep on sending the lovely poetry and the Dhamma advice and discussions.

    Nisantha and Piching

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    • My dear Piching and Nisantha,
      Thanks for for your good wises hot off from a trip to Indonesia
      We too went few years ago to the brilliant wonderland in Asia
      You two have a special place in my heart for the encouragement
      Always you usher for my literary work I need and take with respect

      Glad to hear you are planning to join the next RU wherever it to be held
      There seems a good response our mates cannot have each other enough
      If my memory is correct you two have been present in all reunions
      Thank you for being such good friends, excellent and committed batch mates
      Ariya

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      • Thank you web master,
        My dear Sam, thank you for what you are doing to batch, four plus sixty
        It is wrong & should not say single handedly, with able support of Kathy
        Soon after that memorable fiftieth year Reunion to medical school entry
        You came out with this brilliant idea to tie all of us in your web very nicely

        Thus our unique batch became history in the wide world whole
        To be clung together, like honeybees on to a one sweet beehive
        On my special day on behalf of all, I nominate you as number one
        As the most dedicated fellow mate to a batch, a group or gathering
        Kindest regards
        Ariya

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      • Ariya, Thank you for your kind words.It has given me great pleasure to publish and maintain this Blog. It would not have been possible without your support and participation. Keep up the good work.
        Sam

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  13. Dear Ariya

    I have not been accessing my personal emails these days except my official ones as it is full of comments & observations from many a friend about the political situation in SL which is not what I want to see early morning.But after about ten days I thought of looking at it to see if I have missed any important ones as some do not have my mobile number for contacting.

    So accept My belated wishes for “A Happy Birthday & Many Happy Returns of the Day” .
    May you be blessed with good health, wealth and prosperity in the coming years with “Blessings of the Noble Triple Gem”.

    A sincere friend does not forget another even though we communicate rarely.

    Best Regards,

    Shanti

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    • My dear Dalpe,
      Thank you very much for your good wishes
      They are precious when our circle shrinks
      Though I was in Mount Lavinia after RU 18
      Didn’t disturb you giving peace for recovery

      It is absolutely marvellous hat our mates
      Still are glued to each other like siblings
      Long may this caring attitude would last
      As sincere friendship is a priceless gift

      Kind regards,
      Ariya

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  14. Please accept our belated Happy Birthday and wishes to you Ariya.Wishing you another 45 years of health,contentment andhappiness for you.

    I still remember you coming to my room in Bloem and repeating all the lectures word to word , going and playing table tennis and then enjoying tummy full of evening meal.

    Sree and Maha.

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    • Thank you my dear Sree,
      For your greetings & reminding those reckless days
      You are absolutely correct I had a memory, spotless
      Thankfully had in Bloem, guarding angles to look after,
      Picking gems from CJ & Indrajee helped me to conquer
      Ariya

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  15. HI Ariya

    Wish you a very blessed birthday. may God pour his blessings on you and your family. It is such a treat to read your poems. Please continue to enlighten us all with your wisdom.

    Rajes

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    • My dear Rajesh,
      Thank you very much for your greetings
      Also thanks for complementing my poems
      How wonderful it is, everyone is sending wishes
      Despite recipient & senders are septuagenarians

      Fortunately all of us still live in the dream world
      Happy memories, our five years together, intact
      I get lot of your news from Deepthie, all good
      Once again thanks for keeping friendship alive
      Ariya

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  16. Dear Ariya,
    What an amazing number of birthday wishes. This goes to show that you are a popular, wonderful fellow with a kind heart and and a caring attitude.

    You are like a straight line that will not bend
    A boon to the batch with talents that have no end.
    So keep up the good work that we all treasure,
    And make sure that they will last forever and ever.

    Praxy

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  17. My Dear Friend Ariya, please accept my belated birthday wishes. I have been offline doing ‘other’ things and did not open this website until today after receiving your email to jog my failing memory. So my dear friend, though I missed your birthday, we wish you lots of fun and happiness for the rest of your life, all of which you richly deserve. We will join you and the rest in celebrating our next big milestone in 2019 (50 year Anniversary) hopefully in Sri Lanka ! Though our birthday wishes are late, our very sincere best wishes for your health and happiness are the very best for the rest of your life. Our warm regards and best wishes to Thavam.
    Mahilal & Mahila

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  18. My dear Mahilal,
    Thank you for sincere wishes, in such heart warming manner
    Yes we have a special bond through medical school and after
    Had a spell in Kurunegala, where I kept my boss under control
    Amusement everyone shared each day when events were told

    Then we both chose to be Obstetricians and you excel brilliantly
    Enjoying honour of being at helm in three widely apart continents
    Every now and then we do have a chuckle remlnlzing good days
    I do enjoy the opportunity latterly got to discuss Dhamma aspects

    Very glad to hear of your plans to attend the RU next year
    Please aim to have some time for a chit chat that’s very dear
    You never fail to send greetings on my birthday, I am grateful
    Once again many thanks for keeping me on a friendly close vigil.

    Ariya

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  19. Dear Ariya
    Apologies for the belated response. We have just returned from a cruise.
    Very many happy returns and best wishes for a healthy future. Hope all is well, as usual and regards to Mani.
    David & Rajini

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    • My dear David’
      Many thanks for your benevolent thoughts
      It is exceptionally nice to hear from you
      Hope had a wonderful time in your cruise
      It is a perfect holiday to be pampered like a Lord

      We missed both of you in the last RU
      Held inthe same place & same hotel too
      There is a strong proposal to meet next year
      To celebrate five decades of being a doctor

      Ariya and Thavam

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  20. Dear Ariya My apologies for forgetting your birthday.Considering my age- the oldest in the batch and impending dementia or already in it I hope you will be able to forgive me. Before i “forget ” I hope you had a great day with your family. As neghbours we run into each other often and greatly impressed by your literary talents
    Wasantha

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    • My dear Wasantha,

      Thank you my dear friend and the neighbour par excellence
      Your settling down close to us, reflects God’s benevolence
      Our special family physician unpaid, sorting out health needs
      A sounding board for my ideas & sharing your delicious meals

      Ariya

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  21. My dear Wasantha,

    Thank you my dear friend and the neighbour par excellence
    Your settling down close to us, reflects God’s benevolence
    Our special family physician unpaid, sorting out health needs
    A sounding board for my ideas & sharing your delicious meals

    Ariya

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