Showing posts with label Gallege De Silva. Show all posts
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Obituary - Kamala Ediriweera nee Meththananda

Message received by phone from Mana Wedisinghe:-

Kamala  Ediriweera nee Meththananda expired today 3rd August 2017, in the morning. Funeral tomorrow at 10 am at Thalhena Cemetery, Malabe.
Kamala was  a resident at 'Sixty Plus' Elders Home run by the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress at Pittugala on the Malabe - Kaduwela road.
They had donated a building in Memory of their father, Mr.L.H. Meththananda, former Principal Ananda College, Colombo, to the 'Sixty Plus' Elders Home at Pittugala.

May she attain the supreme bliss of Nibbana.

Charith Nanayakkara commented on your blog post
Another of our lovely batch mates has departed. Our deepest sympathies and heart felt condolences Nana C.S.Nanayakkara

Obituary - Kamala Ediriweera nee Meththananda
Dr Kamaladevi Ediriwira  ( nee  Mettananda).             An  appreciation.

News  of the  demise  of   Kamaladevi  Ediriwira  , on 3rd  August  2017  ,  did  not come  as  a  surprise to many of us ,  as  we  knew  that she  had been  bearing  for  well over  ten years ,  with   fortitude  and  courage ,  a  chronic  degenerative disorder ,   devotedly  assisted ,  and constantly looked  after  by  her  beloved  husband   , Tilak .
  Despite  her   physical   disabilities ,  she  never  failed  to  attend  our  Medical  Batch  meetings , always  accompanied by  Tilak ,  until  2011.   We appreciate that very much.

Kamala  ,  as she  was  popularly  known,  was  one  of  the last  girls  to  enter  the   University  of  Ceylon ,  Colombo    in  the  Medical  stream  from Ananda  College  , Colombo .
Having  graduated  from  Colombo  Medical  School, she  worked  at  General  Hospital , Galle , in  1966 as  an  Interne  Medical  Officer.   
Thereafter ,  she  worked  at  Colombo  South  Hospital  ,  Colombo  General  Hospital  , and  General Hospital ,Kalutara   until   1975.
In  1975    she  left  for  Post  Graduate  education  in  Anaesthesiology  in  London  , where  she  remained  till  1981.
After  she  returned  to   Sri Lanka  ,  she  worked  at   the  Asiri  Hospital  ,Colombo ,  mainly  in  the   out  patient   department,  from  1987   to  1998.
She  was  the  University  Medical  Officer  of  the    Open  University   Nugegoda   from   2000  to  2006.
Her colleagues  describe  her  as  a very friendly person  ,  calm and  collected  ,    who always  had  a  kind  word  for them.

Besides  her  medical duties  , she   took  a  keen interest   in  the  activities  of   the  All Ceylon  Womens  Buddhist  Congress  (ACWBC),   functioning  there  as   a  Committee  Member,  from   1986   to  2006 ,and  also  in  the  organization  known   as  SUCCESS   ,  around  the  same  period.
She  married    Mr  Tilak  Ediriwira   ,   in     1971.
Last  few  years  of  her  life   ,   was  spent,    along  with  Tilak ,    at  a  facility  , run  by   the   All Ceylon Buddhist  Congress (ACBC),   at Pittugala ,   Kaduwela. .     Within   that   compound  ,   they  built  a   large  complex  of  twelve   rooms  , at a cost of   an  enormous  amount of money  ,     using  the     proceeds  of  sale   of  their  house  in  Colombo.      The  beautiful structure   they   built    was  donated to  the  ACBC , in  memory  of   her    father,    late         Mr  L.H.Mettananda     ,  for  the  purpose  of  using  it  as   a  hostel  for  the  elderly.   
Lately  ,     they  occupied  a  room  of  this  building  until  her  demise..
We wish that her journey  through  Sansara  be  short,  and  may  she   attain  the  supreme  bliss of  Nibbana.

Piyaseeli  and   Mana  Wedisinghe.

Gallege De Silva

14:54 (14 hours ago)
to me

Sad to hear of the loss of another lovely batchmate.Our deepest sympathies to her devoted husband. May she attain nibbana.
Chitra and GU.

On Saturday, 5 August 2017, 10:26, 1960 medical batch Colombo <> wrote:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Remembering Mettha Muniratne, Gallege De Silva

 sad news

Gallege De Silva
07:29 (23 hours ago)
We in Melbourne have lost a dear friend who was a live wire in the Sr Lankan community.She leaves a large gap in our community. True to her name she was a kind, compassionte  person who was devoted to the Buddhist Society of Victoria.She worked tirelessly organizing fund raising activities for forty years and was quite talented  producing a some plays as well.I recall how she helped us to migrate to Australia when our country was consumed by civil war.She welcomed us to Australia sending her husband Muni to collect us from the airport in the early hours. When we arrived in the hospital flat she had a breakfast table laid out with fresh kiribath. Many recall such acts of kidness from her.She had a very successful solo General  Practice in the city and worked untill a few months prior to her demise.She certainly made the world  a better place .
May she attain Nibbana.

Gallege De Silva
07:39 (23 hours ago)
Sorry forgot to mention the most important  - Metta Muniratna's name after "sad news". My apologies, it is the amyloid  in my brain.

Friday, March 1, 2013

WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - email from Gallege De Silva.

  Take sometime to ponder on what is stated below, especially with all the hype about the end of the world.  Let's start now to get ready, so that when the time comes, we will have no fear in facing our GOD.















Reminds me of what we memorized in the JSC at school:-

Lives of great men all remind us,
We can make our lives sublime
And departing leave behind us,


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Close encounter video - email from Gallege De Silva

Fwd: scary African kitty, AWESOME!.

Gallege De Silva
16:29 (49 minutes ago)
Subject: Fwd: scary African kitty, AWESOME!.
scary African kitty, AWESOME!.
Wishing everyone a great week!!

Subject: FW: scary African kitty, AWESOME!.
(put this on full screen)

Talk about a close encounter !!!!!
What would you do in this situation?
Turn on the sound.  Watch the cars pile up in the back. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Year Survival kit - email sent by Gallege De Silva

Subject: Fwd: Fw: Survival Kit for your New Year 2013


Today, I am giving you a DAILY SURVIVAL KIto help you each day............
 Toothpick ... to remind you to pick the good qualities in 
everyone, including yourself.
 Rubber band ... to remind you to be flexible. Things might 
not always go the way you want, but it can be worked out.
Band-Aid ... to remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours
 or someone else's.
Eraser ... to remind you everyone makes mistakes. That's 
okay, we learn from our errors.
Candy Kiss ... to remind you everyone needs a hug or a 
compliment everyday.
Mint ... to remind you that you are worth a mint to your 
family & to me.
Bubble Gum ... to remind you to stick with it and you can 
accomplish anything.
Pencil ... to remind you to list your blessings every day.
Tea Bag ... to remind you to take time to relax daily and 
go over that list of blessings.
This is what makes life worth living every minute, every day.
Wishing you love, gratitude, friends to cherish, caring, sharing,
 laughter, music, and warm feelings in your ,heart in the
2013 year.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Aspartate - Sweet Poison - email from Gallege De Silva




In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms
and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took
everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on
24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was
wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick.she just knew she was
dying. She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest
daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care

She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida.
(basically in a? wheelchair) for March 22

On March 19 I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said
they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.

I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if
she drank diet soda. She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was
getting ready to crack one open that moment.

I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda!

I e-mailed her the article my friend, a lawyer, had sent.
My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me
she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk!? The muscle spasms
went away. She said she didn't feel 100% but she sure felt a lot better. She
told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when
she got home.

Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of
his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind.

In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda...and
literally dying a slow and miserable death.

When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery.
And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.

If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on
'ASPARTAME,' marketed as 'NutraSweet,' 'Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'

In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the
United States

in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was
difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant.

I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this
sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to
formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis.
Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol
toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.
Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not
a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!

Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially
with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. The victim usually does not know that
the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus
to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition.

We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off
diet sodas.

In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms
disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss
improved markedly.

This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia.

During a lecture, I said, 'If you are using ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, Equal,
Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain,
unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or
memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!'

People were jumping up during the lecture saying, 'I have some of these
symptoms. Is it reversible'

Yes! Yes! Yes! STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food
labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem.

Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be
symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice, a nurse stated
that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!

Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM
(salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave
carbohydrates. It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!

These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells,
particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is
used primarily to preserve 'tissue specimens.' Many products we use
every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!

Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the 'diet products' and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.

Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics.

We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with
retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame.

The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer
acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are
NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good

Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE. Especially with diabetics, the
Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons
of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, seizures, depression,
manic depression, panic attacks, uncontrollable anger and rage.

Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well.

Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed
with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behaviour when these
chemicals have been removed from their diet. So called 'behavior
modification prescription drugs' (Ritalin and others) are no longer
needed. Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place! Most of
these children were being 'poisoned' on a daily basis with the very
foods that were 'better for them than sugar.'

It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke
and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting
in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known
Gulf War Syndrome.

Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if
taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy.

Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be
given artificial sweeteners. There are many different case histories to relate
of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances
talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of
this deadly poison.'
Herein lies the problem:

There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included 100 different
products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial
hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been
done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED!

There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly
chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a
'piece of the Aspartame pie.' I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator
of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.

And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the
American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic
Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?

This has been recently exposed in the New York Times.

These organizations cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to
MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to
endorse their products.

Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label
warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women,
children and infants.? The bill would also institute independent studies on the
known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding
seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurological
changes and behavioral symptoms.

The bill was killed.

It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for
this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and
uninformed public. Well, you're Informed now! YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO? KNOW!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas miracle, email from Gallege De Silva

Fw: CHRISTMAS MEMORIES: A Real Christmas Miracle!! Read all, it will touch your heart, enjoy.

Gallege De Silva
17:12 (12 hours ago)
----- Forwarded Message -----

Sent: Monday, 24 December 2012 4:33 PM
Subject: CHRISTMAS MEMORIES: A Real Christmas Miracle!! Read all, it will touch your heart, enjoy.

Christmas Miracle - An Inspirational True Story
A Real Christmas Miracle
Christmas Miracle
When I recall precious Christmas memories, I think of a very special story, one which represents the magic and glory of the season. This is a true story, as told to me by my husband -- a professional Santa Claus -- of a real Christmas miracle which he experienced. A story that I think will cause YOU to believe   ...

Three years ago, a little boy and his grandmother came to see my Santa at Mayfair Mall in Wisconsin. The child climbed up on his lap, holding a picture of a little girl.
"Who is this?" asked Santa, smiling. "Your friend? Your sister?"
"Yes, Santa," he replied. "My sister, Sarah, who is very sick," he said sadly. Santa glanced over at the grandmother who was waiting nearby, and saw her dabbing her eyes with a tissue.
"She wanted to come with me to see you, oh, so very much, Santa!" the child exclaimed. "She misses you," he added softly.
Santa tried to be cheerful and encouraged a smile to the boy's face, asking him what he wanted Santa to bring him for Christmas. When they finished their visit, the Grandmother came over to help the child off his lap, and started to say something to Santa, but halted.
"What is it?" Santa asked warmly.
"Well, I know it's really too much to ask you, Santa, but ...." the old woman began, shooing her grandson over to one of Santa's elves to collect the little gift which Santa gave all his young visitors. "The girl in the photograph ... my granddaughter ... well, you see ... she has leukemia and isn't expected to make it even through the holidays," she said through tear-filled eyes. "Is there any way, Santa ... any possible way that you could come see Sarah? That's all she's asked for, for Christmas, is to see Santa."
Santa blinked and swallowed hard and told the woman to leave information with his elves as to where Sarah was, and he would see what he could do.
Santa thought of little else the rest of that afternoon. He knew what he had to do. "What if it were MY child lying in that hospital bed, dying," he thought with a sinking heart, "this is the least I can do."
When Santa finished visiting with all the boys and girls that evening, he retrieved from his helper the name of the hospital where Sarah was staying. He asked the assistant location manager how to get to Children's Hospital. "Why?" Rick asked, with a puzzled look on his face. Santa relayed to him the conversation with Sarah's grandmother earlier that day. "C'mon .... I'll take you there," Rick said softly.
Rick drove them to the hospital and came inside with Santa. They found out which room Sarah was in. A pale Rick said he would wait out in the hall.
Santa quietly peeked into the room through the half-closed door and saw little Sarah on the bed. The room was full of what appeared to be her family; there was the Grandmother and the girl's brother he had met earlier that day. A woman whom he guessed was Sarah's mother stood by the bed, gently pushing Sarah's thin hair off her forehead. And another woman who he discovered later was Sarah's aunt, sat in a chair near the bed with a weary, sad look on her face. They were talking quietly, and Santa could sense the warmth and closeness of the family, and their love and concern for Sarah.
Taking a deep breath, and forcing a smile on his face, Santa entered the room, bellowing a hearty, "Ho, ho, ho!"
"Santa!" shrieked little Sarah weakly, as she tried to escape her bed to run to him, IV tubes intact.
Santa rushed to her side and gave her a warm hug. A child the tender age of his own son -- 9 years old -- gazed up at him with wonder and excitement. Her skin was pale and her short tresses bore telltale bald patches from the effects of chemotherapy. But all he saw when he looked at her was a pair of huge, blue eyes.
His heart melted, and he had to force himself to choke back tears. Though his eyes were riveted upon Sarah's face, he could hear the gasps and quiet sobbing of the women in the room. As he and Sarah began talking, the family crept quietly to the bedside one by one, squeezing Santa's shoulder or his hand gratefully, whispering "thank you" as they gazed sincerely at him with shining eyes.
Santa and Sarah talked and talked, and she told him excitedly all the toys she wanted for Christmas, assuring him she'd been a very good girl that year. As their time together dwindled, Santa felt led in his spirit to pray for Sarah, and asked for permission from the girl's mother. She nodded in agreement and the entire family circled around Sarah's bed, holding hands.
Santa looked intensely at Sarah and asked her if she believed in angels. "Oh, yes, Santa ... I do!" she exclaimed.
"Well, I'm going to ask that angels watch over you," he said.
Laying one hand on the child's head, Santa closed his eyes and prayed. He asked that God touch little Sarah, and heal her body from this disease. He asked that angels minister to her, watch and keep her. And when he finished praying, still with eyes closed, he started singing softly, "Silent Night, Holy Night ... all is calm, all is bright." The family joined in, still holding hands, smiling at Sarah, and crying tears of hope, tears of joy for this moment, as Sarah beamed at them all.
When the song ended, Santa sat on the side of the bed again and held Sarah's frail, small hands in his own. "Now, Sarah," he said authoritatively, "you have a job to do, and that is to concentrate on getting well. I want you to have fun playing with your friends this summer, and I expect to see you at my house at   Mayfair Mall this time next year!"
He knew it was risky proclaiming that, to this little girl who had terminal cancer, but he had to. He had to give her the greatest gift he could -- not dolls or games or toys -- but the gift of HOPE.
"Yes, Santa!" Sarah exclaimed, her eyes bright. He leaned down and kissed her on the forehead and left the room.
Out in the hall, the minute Santa's eyes met Rick's, a look passed between them and they wept unashamed. Sarah's mother and grandmother slipped out of the room quickly and rushed to Santa's side to thank him. "My only child is the same age as Sarah," he explained quietly. "This is the least I could do." They nodded with understanding and hugged him.
One year later, Santa Mark was again back on the set in Milwaukee for his six-week, seasonal job which he so loves to do. Several weeks went by and then one day a child came up to sit on his lap. "Hi, Santa! Remember me?!"
"Of course, I do," Santa proclaimed (as he always does), smiling down at her. After all, the secret to being a *good* Santa is to always make each child feel as if they are the only child in the world at that moment.
"You came to see me in the hospital last year!"
Santa's jaw dropped. Tears immediately sprang in his eyes, and he grabbed this little miracle and held her to his chest. "Sarah!" he exclaimed. He scarcely recognized her, for her hair was long and silky and her cheeks were rosy -- much different from the little girl he had visited just a year before.
He looked over and saw Sarah's mother and grandmother in the sidelines smiling and waving and wiping their eyes.
That was the best Christmas ever for Santa Claus. He had witnessed -- and been blessed to be instrumental in bringing about -- this miracle of hope.
This precious little child was healed. Cancer-free. Alive and well. He silently looked up to Heaven and humbly whispered,
"Thank you, Father. 'Tis a very, merry Christmas!"

Publisher's Note:: This story has circulated widely on the Internet over the last 3 years with "Author Unknown" in the byline. That was how I originally received the story and published it. With a sense of relief and gratitude I can now give credit where credit is due. The story was told by Mark R. Leonard, a professional Santa Claus and written by his wife, Susan Leonard, a.k.a "Mrs. Claus:"
No copyright infringement was or is intended.