36 thoughts on “Best Wishes to Ariya!

  1. Many happy returns of the day Ariya. Our only batch mate and colleague who has been recognized by the British Royalty.
    All the best now and years to come.

    Nisantha and Piching

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  2. All our good wishes to you Ariya for the best of health and contentment. Proud to be your friend, with all your achievements. May you have all blessings. Best wishes also to Thavamani and children and grandchildren.
    Nirmali and Narme

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    • Thank you my dear friend for your blessings
      you have been my saviour from many tight spots
      Your well meaning advice always been there for me
      Hence I call you not friend, but blood brother Narme!
      Ariya

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  3. My dear Sam,
    Thank you web master for your kindness
    As I woke up it was nice to read your wishes
    Of seventy five years, for fifty five to know my batch mates
    Is a great blessing as sixty four entry medicos are top class
    Ariya

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    • My dear Nisantha and Piching,

      Many thanks for remembering, this rickety old man
      To hear from you two, on my birthday is a great boon
      Your friendship have been always with me & I am indebted
      Having high quality caring friends, is a great blessing indeed
      Ariya

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  4. My dear Narme and Nirmala,
    Many thanks for your wonderful greetings on my birthday
    It is my good fortune to be able to depend on you anyday
    Thank you for being their every time needed a sound advice
    Narme you are more than a friend, a caring blood brother to me
    Ariya

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  5. Hello Ariya
    Best wishes on your birthday. You are the first one to wish everyone happy birthday. Hope your family has planned something special on your big birthday
    Satha & Selvi

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  6. My dear Satha and Selvi,
    Very nice to hear from you two on my birthday
    It indeed is a joy to get blessing on the special day
    Friendship ties we are bound with, are pleasing & strong
    So my dear Friends I do reciprocate & wish the two of you
    Excellent health, contentment and very long fruitful lives too
    Ariya

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  7. Dear Ariya,
    A very happy birthday from a friend to a Kalyana mitta.
    Also sincere thanks and gratitude to a Dhamma teacher from a Dhamma student for your clear and concise teaching.
    CJ

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    • Thank you my dear C.J. for being a reliable friend
      To sustain friendship in all weather, is a quality grand
      Life throws unexpected things, yet be on friends’s side always
      Only a noble mate can do, while others leave friends stranded
      Ariya

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  8. Dear Ariya
    As you celebrate another birthday Ranjit and I wish you many happy returns of the day and many years of longevity peace and contentment along with good health. Praxy and Ranjit

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    • Thank you Praxy and Ranjit for your sincere greetings
      Still remember good times had during our Alaska cruise
      It is a great blessing for the batch to have efficient friends
      Your calibre is rare and thanks for sustaining the friendships
      Ariya

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    • My dear Raj,
      Many thanks for thinking of me on my birthday
      It is nice, our mates are united & tracking the same way
      Of course, Sam has gifted us a quick and easy pathway
      To facilitate chit chat among batch mates, an easy pathway.
      Ariya

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    • My dear Gaspar,
      It is extremely n nice to hear from you on my birthday
      Over fifty odd years we have gone together a long way
      How thrilling to know that old memories are still intact
      Thanks for felicitations coming from bottom of your heart
      Ariya

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  9. My dear Ari,
    It is my pleasure to wish you another Happy birthday. May you have great health long life and happiness with your wife Thava.
    Swarna

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    • My dear Swarna,
      Thank you very much for your kind greetings
      For an ageing man such thoughts are precious
      It is beautiful to see our batch is united & thriving
      What a blessing friends like you keep unity thriving
      Ariya

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  10. My dear Raj,
    Many thanks for thinking of me on my birthday
    It is nice mates are so united, going in same way
    Of course, Sam has gifted us a quick, easy pathway
    Facilitating the chit chat among mates in abrilliant way
    Ariya

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  11. Happy Birthday to you Ariya !
    Wish you all the very best of everything this year , and in all the years ahead .
    Have a Happy Birthday Celebration with Thavam , children and grandchildren.
    By the way- we all missed you , while we were having a good time at Beruwala , just less than 8 wks ago . See you and Thavam, somewhere, someplace sooner than later , as Time Moves On .
    Good Wishes coming flying in to you and Thavam – from the wings of eagledeepthie across the Big Pond !

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  12. My dear friend, Deepthie,
    Thank you for your sincere greetings
    We should restart our usual chit chats
    Who would describe the beauty of a lake
    Frozen and fill with snow as well as you can

    You are the live wire of the batch to keep us moving
    What those eagles are doing we are badly missing
    Your adoptabilty to circumstances and different places
    When described in your inimitable stayle is really something

    So keep the conversation via the web going
    Live wires are not many & no new ones coming
    So my dear friend keep that vivacious appetite going
    And thrill your mates with your phenomenal writing

    No one can describe the sky like you
    Even iced filled lake comes alive with you
    Gift of writing is precious and only a few can
    So my dear friend pull out that camera & the pen
    Ariya

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  13. Dear Ariya, We wish you a very happy birthday and ,many more years of good health and happiness with Thavam.
    We moved to Toronto after 30 yrs in Newfoundland! A stressful time, but now our apt is beginning to look like a home!
    We hope to see you and Thavam sometime next year
    Till then, take care and many blessings,
    Ana and Indirai

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    • Thank you, Ana and Indira for your good wishes
      It is extremely nice to hear from my batch mates
      You two are bit more, Ana being Bloem room mate
      And Indira & myself were in clinical set throughout
      Ariya

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  14. My dear Cletus,
    It is very nice to hear from you & thanks for the good wishes
    Being at a carefree tender age, every kind wish, is precious
    Still remember long hours we spent in the pool, at St Joseph’s
    Thank you for remembering me, and I send you my blessings
    Ariya De Silva

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    • My dear Indrajith and Manel,
      Thanks for generously pressed good wishes
      And reminding our friendship over sixty years
      You have been an excellent example to emulate
      Especially during my most mischievous young days

      We both mirror imaged our professional lives
      Add to that in Kandy we became neighbours
      Your saintly mannerism & kind heart is a boon to us
      Not only mine you do brighten lives of all acquaintances
      Thank you my dear friend

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  15. Dear Ariya,

    It is with great joy I wish you a wonderful birthday.
    The visit we had with you in England was memorable.
    Your achievements in this life are legendary.
    Your knowledge in Buddhist Philosophy is phenomenal.
    You are a true Ariya Shrawaka of the Great One.
    May you live long and continue to enjoy this great life!

    Your Admiring Friend,
    Esiri

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    • My dear Esiri,
      Thank you for reminiscing your visit as well the felicitations
      Was a pleasure and an honour to have you & family with us
      That has brought about a very close Dhamma relationship
      Your brother & myself begun very useful Dhamma chit chats

      Hearing how well your are adorned &respect hugely at work
      I get thrilled and proud in equal measure, it is my greatest luck
      To be able to have close ties with a giant in the field of Radiology
      May you be blessed with good health to continue benevolent task
      Ariya

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  16. Dear Ariya,
    Wish you many happy returns of the day and many more to come. Thanks for all your lessons on Buddha Dhamma. May you live long and enjoy the good life with Thavam
    Abey

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  17. My dear Abey,

    For thinking of me on my big day, many thanks
    It is indeed wonderful to dig up our fond memories
    Brilliant fo reminisce fifty five years of unbroken friendship
    And thank you for being a good pal and pouring kindness.
    Ariya

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  18. My dear Ariya
    Will not apologize Did not open the social page for due to family commitments
    Wishes from the ventricles for a fabulous birthday. Good health always . Love Roshani & Ranjit

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  19. Thank you my dear Ranjit. A for your greetings
    I accept them knowingly coming from a kind heart
    Half way passing septuagenarian thrilled by your words
    To have friends of your calibre, itself is a great blessing
    Ariya

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  20. My dear Sreemaha,
    Delayed or not, I value your good wishes
    To know you’re thinking of me, is so joyous
    Physical changes & mental reminders copious
    Of ageing, suppressed by your kind felicitations
    Thank you.
    Ariya

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  21. happy bday belated but it was thanksgiving as also for aii your good deeds and good karma hope you have many more happy bdays and good times with wife and family,paul

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