We Sri Lankans have the memory of a fish ……
Posted on May 16th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

It is republish again with few additions

Posted on March 15th, 2016 Lankaweb

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

They say that fish keep going around the tank wall because he forgets where he was  >>>>> >

We Sri Lankans are also like fish

January 2015 people were fed with information about nepotism and corruption –Now forgotten

Millions in Dubai –now forgotten

Sunday leader’s murder –Forgotten

Kollonnawa garbage problem during heavy rains –Now forgotten

Fan of a foreign singer throwing a bra and creates chaos. And president promised to use tail of the  fish  -Now forgotten

Mega deals by a yahaplanaya minster   leasing our harbours –         Now forgotten

ETCA –           Almost forgotten

GMOA and SAITEM –    Forgotten

Noise pollution by Pann Chuun Three wheelers       -Forgotten

Sajin and Basil locked up –Forgotten

Good looking female MP’s upper hand in law enforcement -Forgotten

Seya;s muder –forgotten

Thajudeen muder still making ripples but almost forgotten

Tusks destroyed in Galle Face spending colossal amount  money…      -Forgotten

Danno Budunge song sung by a soprano in Galle Face…  Forgotten

TV presenter calling her  a Howling Cat    …               Forgotten

Extended Power Cuts  –Will be forgotten when rain comes

We live with anxiety and continue to live with hopes because of our media

Media can manipulate the whole nation   We keep looking for new episodes to keep our memory live

I listen to a renown Buddhist monk who recited a sermon and said that the  Last bit of Memory Coming to your Mind before you die ( your good and bad deeds) decides where you are reborn irrespective of good Karma ( good deeds) you have committed

If it is about some evil act your neighbour did to you and you had a hatred towards him  and it is the last thing  coming to your mind before you die ,you may be re-borne  as an animal in his garden  like a porcupine and destroy all his crops !!or  urban monkey eating all the bananas ( like what is happening to me now though I am still NOT DEAD !)

I told my wife that old people get dementia because they have done many good deeds ,,, what ever  bad karma they would have committed will not come to your mind before you die as you have Cronic Dimentia”

In our country I think we have some sort of Dimentia and I am happy about it as I can forget and forego !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Today I visited Waters Edge to have a meeting with someone for business.After much checking at the entrance,I sat in the lobby  witnessing the preparations for a grand wedding .What I saw was disgusting .Well-to-do people conned by Wedding Planners overspending for decorations of and around a Marquee installed in the green of the Waters Edge .It is an Air conditioned Marquee with loud music and sumptuous food may be .

I was wondering why the people have forgotten the tragedy which took place three weeks back and few incidents of violent nature in this island in such a short time to wine and dance  like this ?

There are Buddhist and also Christians in the crowd who behave like fish circling around the tank forgetting the suffering of the innocent church goers and foreigners and also some innocent muslims .

Dr Sarath Obeysekera


  1. Ancient Sinhalaya Says: 
    March 16th, 2016 at 4:39 am

Forgot to mention BHEESHANA SAMAYA? Started by Adarmista thambi mudiyanselage alugosu jr, carried on by lk porisada and pol pot ponil. Not surprisingly Sinhalese conveniently
forgotten it.

Even jaathiya vinashakari party (jvp) itself has conveniently forgotten it
and going to be bed with pol pot ponil. Shame on them for sending 60,000+ Sinhalese
Buddhists as canon fodder to catholic-run UNPatirotic party torture chambers.

Two very useful links to short-memoried Sinhalese fish:

‘National Hero’, the ‘Father of the Nation’ (to red elephants) pol pot ponil at work:

ජා වි පෙ යනු අනිත් සින්හලයේ සමාජවාදීන් (සමජවඩයන්) මෙන් ඉන්දියානු පරපෝසිතයන් හා ඉන්දියානු අදිරදයන්ගේ මොල කෑමෙන් හා මුදලින් පෝසිතවූවන්ය.

වෙනස වූයේ මුන් සින්හලයින් මරාදැමීමත් සින්හල මුන් මරනයට පත්වීමත්ය.

අදත් උන් කරන්නේ එයමය. හෙටත් එසේමද?

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