Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The swan song………………



In Sri Lanka we don’t have swans often, but in Sinhalese Literature swans have been compared with voluptuousness of the female body.

We have poetry book  named “Hansa Sandeshaya”. This describes the swan as the messenger.
Hansa Sandeshaya authored by Weedagama Maithriya Thera is outstanding as one of the few Sandeshayas of poetic value. This is said to have been composed in the reign of King Wiru Perakumba, the eighth who ascended the throne in 1484.

Well what is about the swan? Which is not really native to this country? We don’t have fairy tales or flock stories about swans. Neither Ballet    such as Swan Lake or dying swan.

Even the black swan the movie was not very much popular in Sri Lanka. But we do appreciate the beauty of the swans.

It says that swans can divide the milk out of water. Traditionally swan is the symbol of beauty and grace.
Swan is a royal bird and it is even illegal to kill a swan in the United Kingdom.  Swans are present in many European fairy tales, symbolizing chastity, artistry, and beauty.  On a related note, swans are associated with fidelity, loyalty in marriage, and monogamy, because they mate for life.
The swan was seen as a traditional symbol of beauty and grace in ancient Greece, and was sacred to Aphrodite.  The swan was also sacred to Apollo, the god of music (among other things), in Greek mythology.  

The swan is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. The phrase refers to an ancient belief that swans sing a beautiful song in the moment just before death.

In very literal way the” swan song “has become an idiom referring to a final theatrical or dramatic appearance, or any final work or accomplishment.

Two weeks ago I actually a swan song in Hyde park Colombo. This was sung by our former president MR. There were lot of supporters who were actually helping with music but our ex-President song was beautiful. After the political rally in 17th March the ex-president overwhelmed of seeing the people nearly about 15000.Most of them were brought by his supporters by giving food and transport. The organization of the rally was very successfully. But sad part is ex-president MR started believing again that he has the power of the people and uprising popularity but in reality is   losing his popularity every day. From presidential election to the general election he lost nearly one million votes.
While addressing the rally Ex- president MR give me the country back I‘ll show again how to run this country. As private citizen   I have bitter experiences of past 10 years of government. Majority of this country defeated twice in free and reasonable elections. Over 6.2 million of Sri Lankans do not want him back ever.
The amounts of the heads which have brought to the Hyde Park do not indicate the strength in an election. This was the mistake ex –president keep believing since the 2015 January. What really happened were those who vote against ex- president    started strengthening the anti –MR campaigns again.

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