Something different.For the next generation.

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Hi Colleagues, On my last visit to Colombo , I saw this taking shape.This clip brings it all to real life.It is expected to be completed in 2041, so it is not for us.!.Is this the Utopia that Sri Lankans are dreaming of.?I only hope that they will not be disappointed. In this rapidly changing world twenty years is far too long to predict what the future holds.Que Sera, sera.! Eddie.

We hear your heartfelt words Mr Luxman Perera.Why can’t we have more of you.?

Hi Colleagues, A friend shared this clip with me and I think that the message is clear and worth hearing again and again.As I have often shared my view , racism begins at home.The only antidote is a proper education.We can boast about literacy but literacy and a good education are poles apart.It is the 21st century, for God’s sake, why can’t we do better?.It is frustrating to say the least.Listen and reflect and share your views.Eddie.

Bye bye miss American pie by Don McLean.

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Hi Colleagues, Do you remember this song by Don McLean.? I do remember it well but never figured out the meaning until now.!! So, let me share it with you all.

Don Mclean was only a 13 year old paper boy when Buddy Holly and two other great singers of that time ( 1959) died in a plane crash.The young boy was devastated by the news and many years later he wrote the words of this great song full of meaning.Listen to the music, the words and the video and you will be taken on a ride through time from the great 50s to the 70s.in America.This song has a lot of meaning and the America that we heard of and longed for in those days. Eddie.

The life pressed out – George Floyd was killed on May 25th | Obituary | The Economist

The unarmed black man whose death has convulsed America was 46
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The Economist regularly publishes obituaries on people who make a difference throughout the world.This week it is the obituary of George Floyd titled ” The life pressed out “.It made it to the Economist because of the racial tension in USA.!!?Take away the racism, and still it is a sad story of someone who could have made a difference playing basket ball as he had the height at 6.3 ft, but fate changed his life many times and finally the crush of unemployment due to Covid 19 and then the fatal packet of cigarettes.I feel sad, terribly sad as we keep on living our lives oblivious to the lives of others in penury..Take a moment to read this well written obituary and reflect on it’s content.Eddie.