Archive for December, 2010

Cricket World Cup 2011

Posted: December 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

Who will take this home ?

The Cricket World Cup 2011

The Cricket World Cup 2011

(The Cricket World Cup 2011 displayed at Odel Sri Lanka) – pic credit should go to Gihan, and i stole this from his Flikr Account 😉

So who will take this home ?

Kenya South Africa Zimbabwe Canada* West Indies Bangladesh (Hosts) India (Hosts) Pakistan Sri Lanka (Hosts) Australia New Zealand England Ireland* Netherlands*

You could write your answer as a comment, and one lucky winner will have the opportunity to have dinner with me. (but all on your expenses). I’ll let you know about the consolation prizes later….

So this wraps up my last post for the year 2010, and glad to see that i have survived yet another year. 2010 has been a year of disaster for me (i’m just saying), and hope 2011 would bring joy and laughter to everyone of us.

Animal abuse in zoo

Animal abuse in zoo

We belong to the animal kingdom. if you have any doubts about that use google. In the recent past i saw many activist shouting animal rights slogans, creating awareness and making an appeal to protect animals from slaughtering. This so called activist has won some sought of a respect from me, as i think all living beings should be treated equaly.

Animals are abused not only by slaughtering, there are other means where animals are being abused in day to day life. Animals should not be caged for our entertainement. The zoo has the largest number of caged animals, and we see animals being abused there in a daily basis. I consider visiting the zoo would encourage zoo officials to cage more animals.

having Pets is a form of animal abuse

having Pets is a form of animal abuse

We have pets at our homes, and pets are not meant to be caged or tamed for our entertainment. People might give various reasons to defend this arguiment, yet its clear that having pets is also a form of animal abuse. If you have pets in your home, please do free them, they belong to the wild and not for your entertainment.

If the animals ruled the world, how do you feel being caged as in the following image;

if animals ruled the world

if animals ruled the world

Stop being selfish ! Act now ! stop animal abuse !

I have plenty of exams, Courseworks and assignments, but yet keeping all of those aside I thought to write about this disgraceful incident that took place at ODEL in September. All of you might be aware of this incident but I thought to view my thoughts on this too.

Otara Chandiram Chief executive at ODEL is a well known business entrepreneur in Sri Lanka. She ventured into selling garments from the boot of her car and then she opened ODEL department store which was a great success.

Otara is involved in many environmental and animal welfare activities. Some of these include work for Habitat for Humanity International and World Animal Day. Her Facebook profile highlights her attempts to help stray dogs, and this eventually made her more famous.

All of her hard work and fame she gained over years were washed away as soon as ODEL started to treat Human beings as a stray dog.

A well-known Sri Lankan Actress who was caught shoplifting by Otara’s security guards made her to kneel down and photographed her upon arresting. Later these photographs were released to the media. This inhuman act carried out by Otara’s guards at ODEL, has eventually violated the actresses human rights. She should take legal action and sue the ODEL chain for making her kneel and photographing her without her consent. This might not be the only incident that had taken place at ODEL, there might had been ordinary people who had undergone this retarded treatment of ODEL. Actually if the government of Sri Lanka approves such an act Sri Lanka wouldn’t need a judiciary system. Saves money indeed 😀 .

The only intention of publishing this image is to demonstrate how the victim was treated at ODEL (and not to tarnish the image of the victim.)

Actress humiliated at ODEL

The only intention of publishing this image is to demonstrate how the victim was treated at ODEL (and not to tarnish the image of the victim.)

Shame on you ODEL !!!

I’m only viewing my opinion here, hope Otara and ODEL could learn from their mistake and make sure nothing like this hapence in the future.

Furthermore this post doesn’t mean to promote Shoplifting, ODEL was able to capture the culprit successfully. Hats off to the ODEL security team for that. Such culprits should be punished by the law, and not by the ODEL security force :D, that’s the whole point of this post. There are mails circulating to boycott ODEL products, if the public do so they will be encouraging shoplifters. This is insane. Hope the public make the right decision and stand against all shoplifters therefore reducing crime in Sri Lanka.