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Shashi Wijendra (Auff Haniffa) tell his life story: His passionate and self-made entry to Sinhala cinema, acting in 65 films, and his epiphanic exit from films altogether is a fascinating story worth listening to.

ශෂි විජේන්ද්‍ර ජීවිත කතාව Shashi Wijendra telling life story: Sinhala film hero in the 80s and 90s. His words of wisdom is: if you have the will, if you have the confidence, you can walk up to wherever you want. There is no doubt, of course with the help of God, no matter where you want to walk, you can. What you should have is confidence first, then interest. You can achieve it.

ඔහුගේ ප්‍ර wisdom ාවන්ත වචන නම්: ඔබට කැමැත්තක් තිබේ නම්, ඔබට විශ්වාසයක් තිබේ නම්, ඔබට අවශ්‍ය ඕනෑම තැනකට යා හැකිය. ඇත්ත වශයෙන්ම දෙවියන් වහන්සේගේ උපකාරයෙන්, ඔබට ඇවිදීමට අවශ්‍ය තැන කුමක් වුවත්, ඔබට හැකිය. ඔබට තිබිය යුත්තේ පළමුව විශ්වාසය, පසුව උනන්දුවයි. ඔබට එය සාක්ෂාත් කරගත හැකිය.

 

 

Al Haj HMZ Farouque. LLB (Hons), LLM (Columbia), CCS. University of Adelaide. Wisdemy Telling Life. Al Haj HMZ Farouque shares his telling life story.

Al Haj HMZ Farouque words of wisdom are: "Multiculturalism means being good citizens and not forgetting your identity of distinctive nature that you bring with your own community either derived from religion, language, culture, or any other orientation" "Do not hesitate to take opportunities presented by life's experiences. But keep in touch with your homeland" 'Politics has to be conducted in a civilized way to attract the best brains". "Adapting is the nature of the world. Adapt yourself to situations". ""Preserve your cultural orientation besides becoming fully fledged citizens of the country in which you settle".

 

Engineer Zubair Ex-chairman Ceylon Electricity Board. Real Life story of 86 year old. Wisdemy Telling Life. Akurana. A feature-length conversation with Engineer Zubair (Ex-chairman Ceylon Electricity Board), 86 yr old, still active – Masha Allah. He paints some firsthand account of what life was like in the 1930s/40s and thereafter. Meaningful moments from Melchena Akurana to Malawi to mountains in Switzerland. He says “it is not about how long you live but it is about what you do with your life”. A must-listen for those who appreciate old times.

 

Conversation with Dr Prem Sanarath Yapa. Dr ප්‍රේම් සේනරත් යාපා. Wisdemy කියන ජීවිතය. Australia. RMIT University. Wisdemy. Telling Life with Dr Rahman.

Dr ප්‍රේම් සේනරත් යාපා. කියන ජීවිතය. ගණකාධිකරණ කථිකාචාර්ය. Dr Prem Yapa. Humble Accounting Educator. Words of wisdom: 1:Learn to be honest. 2: Work hard. 3: Follow the principles of “health excels all gains and contentment excels all wealth”. 4: Learn to live by more principles and less by rules. 5: Give back to your country. Give education to all. Give your students sweet experience. 6: Support your visionary leaders.

Wisdemy. Telling Life. Nufail Ali, a gracious Sri Lankan living in Australia shares his life journey. A community leader living by "letting go" shares his interesting life experience. A good listen to all who want to walk the life of a gracious man. His words of wisdom is "Let Go". According to him, there is no such thing as 'good old days'. "I don't think everything was rosy those days. We only remember the pleasant things. We hardly remember the difficulties we went through during that period. Wherever you live, be a good citizen of that country. Be positive, be happy, life is short, and most importantly, LET GO".

Yasmin Azad. Author of Stay Daughter. Real Life Story. Galle, Sri Lanka. Telling Life with Dr Rahman

Yasmin Azad was born and raised in the Galle Fort, Sri Lanka. After obtaining a degree in English from the University of Ceylon, and a brief stint as a lecturer, she moved to the United States in her twenties. She recently retired after many years as a mental health counselor. Yasmin Azad is the author of Stay Daughter which explores what happens when people from traditional cultures are exposed to other cultures. More about the book: https://staydaughter.com/ Yasmin's words of wisdom: 1: Our strength which is community and connection is invaluable. 2: Having community helps human beings. 3: It is amazing the way we hold and support the individual.

கலாநிதி MIM அமீன். Real Life Story Dr MIM Ameen sir. Life and History Hemmathagama. Telling Life

An Appreciation note to Dr. M.I.M. Ameen - retired Senior Lecturer and HoD of the Arabic and Islamic Studies in UoP. Ameen sir has served in many schools as a teacher, as a principal, in the university as a lecture and head of the dept in the UoP etc,.Through his distinguished yeoman services, he has earned a great reputation across the island, having contributed in producing tens of thousands of graduates and post graduates who are serving the society in Sri Lanka and overseas. He has served as Quazi Judge (who engages in fixing the issues/disputes rise between the married Muslim couples in their life,) for some time for Mawanella region and served as the chairman of the Quazi Judges Forum-SL for three years. He also presided the Hemmathagama Masjid Federation since its formation for some time.


Royal Court Mansoor Razzak. Telling Life. Stories of Akurana. Real Life. அக்குரணையின் அழகிய கதைகள்.

அக்குறணையின் அழகிய கதைகள். Royal Court Mansoor Razzak. Stories of Akurana. Real Life. Telling Life. A feature-length conversation with Mr Mansoor Razzak (Proprietor, Royal Court, Akurana). He illustrates what life was like in the 1950s/60s and thereafter in Akurana area in Sri Lanka. Hel talks about a range of subjects such as customs, traditions and festivals, business start-ups, the use of Arabic Tamil, interesting personalities, and offers some advice to the current young generation. A must-listen for those who appreciate wisdom from old times.

 

Dr Mohamed Ghouse. Dean. Engineer. Geo Sc expert. Mylapore. Real Life Story. Wisdemy Telling Life

A feature-length conversation with Dr Mohamed Ghouse (Engineer, Research Dean, geospatial specialist, consultant). He paints some firsthand account of what life was like in the 1950s/60s and thereafter in Mylapur Chennai. Meaningful moments from Mylapur to Melbourne. He asserts on building a positive and enduring impact on the world by responsible and innovative use of research and technology to improve human life. A must-listen for those who appreciate wisdom from old times.

 

கஃபூர் அதிபருடன் உரையாடல். Conversation with Gafoor Principal. Akurana Azhar. Wisdemy Telling Life.

Gafoor Principal - Lessons from my life: One: It is all hard work and discipline. Two: Ask questions. Three: Fight back for your rights. Four: Create your own scheme. Five: Implement your ideas.

 

Wisdemy Telling Life. Librarian Mohamed Haniffa, University of Ceylon, Peradeniya. Life Journey.

 

 

 

 

Wisdemy is a non-profit initiative founded by Dr Kaleel Rahman with the intention of understanding unique human experiences and values over time and how do their early life impact late life success in work and life, and how do some trivial, mundane events and extraordinary turns shape their life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wisdemy Telling Life.
Annual Essay Competition 2020

Wisdemy is a non-profit initiative founded by Dr Kaleel Rahman with the intention of understanding unique human experiences and values over time and how do their early life impact late life success in work and life, and how do some trivial, mundane events and extraordinary turns shape their life.

Essay topic: Unsung hero from my village

Unsung hero is someone who does a great job yet receives little or no recognition for that. An unsung hero usually refrains from claiming too much in return for his/her efforts. This is an opportunity for you to write about an important person in your village – someone not known for his/her contributions but deserves some attention.  

Village: Village can interpreted as your community. It can be the town or small village you live in (gramaya/ kiramam/oor/ kuruchchi/ line/ block/ street/ division etc).

Participant can write about anyone from his/her own district but the participant MUST obtain consent from the hero or a close relative of the hero.

The hero can be someone who died or currently living. If currently living, that person must be aged 70 or above.

The writing should be a narration based on true events capturing a balance of trivial, mundane and extraordinary turns of events.

Submission should be 2000 to 2500 words plus 5 to 10 photos (photos can be a mixture of old and new persons, village, surroundings, work, play, rituals, house, objects, etc) and footnotes and cover letter.

Expression of interest should be submitted on or before 15th October 2020.

Due date of submission of essay: 31 October 2020 (11.59pm, Sri Lanka time).

You may write your essay in any three language (English/ Tamil/ Sinhala) but one person can submit only one essay.

Prizes:

First prize Rs. 10,000/ plus certificate.

Second prize Rs. 7,000/ plus certificate.

Third prize Rs. 5000/ plus certificate.

Constellation prices: 10 constellation prices plus certificates.

Selected heroes may be invited to “Wisdemy Telling Life with Dr Rahman” conversation program.

Who can participate? Any Sri Lankan aged 16 to 30 years old.

Submission must be certified by a school teacher or a justice of peace or a religious leader from your village or town. Final submission can be made in soft-copy or hard-copy.

Judge’s decision will be final.

Do you like to participate? Send in your expression of interest now (or before 15th October 2020).

Email: wisdemy.telling.life@gmail.com SMS oe WhatsAPP Phone:  +94773813334

*Wisdemy is a non-profit initiative founded by Dr Kaleel Rahman with the intention of understanding unique human experiences and values over time and how do their early life impact late life success in work and life, and how do some trivial, mundane events and extraordinary turns shape their life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wisdemy Telling Life.
Annual Essay Competition 2020

Essay due date: 31 October 2020.

Essay topic: Unsung hero from my village

 

Participant full name:

Participant home address:

Email:

Phone:

Age: 

 

Hero full name:

Main contributions of the hero:

Hero address:

Hero age:

If diseased, birth year________________ and death year _____________

 

Did you obtain consent from the hero or relative? Yes ____     No ____

 

Did you get attestation from a school teacher/ JP/ religious leader? Yes ______   No _____

What is the name of that person? ___________________________________

 

Declaration

I hereby certify that the essay I am submitting is entirely my own original work except where otherwise indicated

 

Name:

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Wisdemy telling life

Annual Essay Competition 2020.

Topic: Unsung hero from my village

 

1st prize – Rs. 10000/- & certificate

2nd prize – Rs. 7000/- & certificate

3rd prize – Rs. 5000/- & certificate

10 constellation prizes & certificates

 

Submission due date: 31 October 2020

Obtain more information before 15th October 2020

Email: wisdemy.telling.life@gmail.com

Phone (WhatsApp/ SMS): +94773813334

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Annual Essay Competition