|Long long long ago when the sun, moon and the stars were young our earth was |
ruled by giants. They walked earth like behemoths scattering away the humans
they ruled like rice husks before winnowing winds. Everyone was afraid of
them. Even the birds soaring in carefree abandon under the brilliant blue sky
didn't sing when the giants were in sight. Flowers blooming in myriad of
colorful shades just went into hiding when they heard the reverberating
footfalls of the giants approaching. Grass didn't grow into lush green and
withered to yellowing stalks because they were unhappy too.
Well the giants were not always so cruel and heartless. Once not so long ago
they were benevolent, caring and kind and humans loved them. That
was the era when the giants fought with the marauding devils who
were harassing the humans no end killing them at will destroying their homes,
their villages .
When the devils were annihilated by humans led by giants there was rejoicing
all around. Humans danced on meadows hugging each other in exhilarating
ecstasy.They thanked the giants for deliverance from evil.
Well the humans were really exited and were looking forward to prosperity,
freedom and a contented life because they thought all the evil has gone forever.
But as the age old gem of wisdom goes " Man proposed God disposes ".
The giants thought we should be the rulers of humans forever, as we did defeat
the devils we have a divine right to rule the humans forever. And so on they went
about trying to make that dream a reality and in the process making the life
of the humans so miserable.
Even a mere word of dissent to the autocratic rule of the giants was dealt with
severely as a lesson to the others. The humans could not even breathe freely
with the oppressive regime of the giants being so pressing and suffocating.
Well as the ancient saying " every good thing must come to an end " the humans
thought all right the reverse of that should be a truism too. If not let's make
it a truism. So finally at the end of their tether they decided to do something
about it.Taking the destiny to their own hands they got together en masse
and toppled all the giants fearlessly.
When the giants fell with a resounding thud the earth trembled. And the humans
were so overcome with exhilaration that most of them simply wept with joy.
And they pledged that there would never be another giant to rule them "
no more giants, we are free at last " was the rallying cry reverberating
throughout valleys and over mountain tops alike. And what's more as all fairy
tales ends " they lived .................. "
Minor tremor in Tissamaharama
Minor tremor measuring about 2 Richter scale was reported near Kirinda area
in Tissamaharama this morning, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau said.
It was detected by the Seismograph Vibration Meter located in the Regional
Office in Pallekele and Hakmana.
A spokesman for the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau said the exact
location was not identified yet and a study was underway to locate the exact
place and the magnitude of the tremor.
( Daily Mirror - 17th January 2015 )