Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Diamond Jubilee

The Sri Lankan Navy celebrated their 60th anniversary on the 9th Of December. The lads had put up quite a grand exhibition open for the public right up till the 12th and was extended to the 15th on request. It happened at the light house premises in Fort, Colombo. I had the chance of visiting it with my university friends. Here is a glimpse of what was going on.

The light house premises was closed to the public for many years and was open recently. I had never been there all my life and was really excited to visit the place.

This was the big entrance that led to the grand exhibition.

We visited the exhibition on the 15th, the last day. That evening the Navy did a show with speed boats and it was quite stunning.

Behind, is the Port expansion project in action. Formerly known as the the South Port is now being extended to accommodate more vessels.

Yeah yeah, my signature sunset picture ;) Gallicissa, there you go.

Yes, they had huge ass guns on display. Not a big fan. I saw many people keeping small kids on these guns and taking pictures. Many many posers were caught in the act :P

This was funny, there was a diver in a tank. The poor guy had gone numb and tired after being in the water for along time and waving at people.

All my life I wanted to see this temple, but I never got the chance. This was one of those desires you die for but never share with anyone. It was lovely!

The Fort, lighthouse. Was brilliant and beautiful. Loved it!

Had a good time with Chavie and Inosh. Thank you. Looking forward for more meetups.

Oh btw, I bloody miss you, and love you, JiJi :$

Hope you guys enjoyed the post,


Sunday, December 12, 2010


I had the privilege of visiting Batticaloa once again. This time it was to help out with missions team I work with from Church. We have been helping widows and kids who have been affected by the war now for a little more than two years. It has been a blessing working with the team. 

I went up there last Saturday to help with the the Christmas Program we are organizing for the kids there.

Batticaloa took a different shape this time. It had been raining really heavily and it had made the lagoon overflow. The atmosphere was filled with silence. It was very different from the Batticaloa I visited before.

We were on our way to a School in Vavuna Theevu which is towards the A5 from the Batticaloa town. 

This man who was transporting grass was having a hard time getting across to the town. The lagoon was making waves and they were sweeping across the road. Looked beautiful, but was not that great for the people who took the road.

See how the road is covered with water?

These kids has come to the School to play. They were having a ball.

The friendly one, love the little fella!

I was always fascinated by the guys who carried firewood. Especially cause they carry an insane amount of firewood on those small bicycles.

Look at this guy :O Just amazing.

The smiles we were able to bring in to these people's lives give this awesome feeling of happiness and fullness. It just can not be explained. Once you put your hands in to it, you won't feel like taking em out :) Looking forward to do more work in the years to come. (This picture was taken by Kalu Kella)

On a different note, I have been neglecting this blog now for a while. Finally, Darling made me make a stand and start running it again. I'll try my best to post as often as I can. I apologize for not commenting on any of your posts recently.

Everything is better than awesome for me. When you find the best thing in the world it's a little hard not feel awesome and proud :P *runs around* heeeee B-) You just keep overflowing, and you refuse to stop. How do I keep up? ;)

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