Cave Art of 21st Century-An exhibition of Cartoons

by Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

“Cave Art of 21st Century”-An exhibition of Cartoons by Prageeth Ehnalygoda is currently being held at the Lionel Went Gallery in Colombo. It is an exhibition dedicated to freedom, equality and brotherhood. The illustrations on display are by the disappeared journalist Prageeth Eknalygoda.

Journalist, Diplomats, Academics, Activists and Politicians attended the inauguration in large numbers. The exhibition will remain open on May 19th and 20th 2010 from 10am-7pm.

The exhibition is organised by the Prageeth Eknalygoda Foundation.

Sandhya Ehnaligoda waits at the entrance and her hopes continue

Journalist Seetha Ranjanee presents a book to Sandhya Ehnalygoda

Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakkara attended the inauguration

U.S Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Ms.Patricia Butenis views the exhibition

Reverend Father Johan Devananda is seen checking the wellbeing of Sandhya Ehnalygoda and son Sanjaya Bandara Ehnalygoda

Dr.Vickramabahu Karunarathne of Nava Samasamaja Party views the exhibits

Executive Director of Centre for Policy Alternatives Dr.Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu and Executive Director of National Peace Council Dr.Jehan Perera are in conversation

Prageeth’s wife Sandhya is being interviewed by a Radio journalist at the venue

Education is an ideal distanced from the guidance, denied for the rural child

Adults are the adulterators of minds of children

Education is engulfing by power – politics

Crashing present education system cannot be salvaged by crash reforms

Uneven education begets a delinquent hybrid society

Tools of refinement may sustain crudity

Attitude towards women decided how rich the civilization is

Museus Girls School is in the city centre two students have committed suicide due to sexual ignorance

The weak hates democracy

The Parliament also helps to maintain Neanderthal Darkness

If the will of majority identifies as democracy…..

The society uniformed of democracy demolishes democracy

The judiciary too can exist without transparency

War is a self – destructive way to barbarity

Faith is an enemy of the rational life; if necessary, genocide can become religion

War for peace is seen as a new slogan, but it is peace towards war

They are us citizens of Sri Lanka

Religion is like water, takes the shape of the vessel

Religion is power, so as politics.Both construct their own shapes

Here we are, aren’t we?

Thou shall knoweth and appreciate what thou liketh

Can they show you the path?Can they show you the path?Can they show you the path?

Sometimes this can be experience of yours as well as mine

You may like this method

Do not look at dream they point out,look at the door of you prison cell

Your passionate dream can be the noose of the other

When you cover your face with your own garment, you can not see your committed crimes

At least there should be a freedom to suffer

Don’t you shoulder the burden of suppressing child’s world?

The man evolves from Ape, are Sri Lankans challenging the concept?

Lunacy of history hostile to freedom of media

Mass media is also a power, both mutually subvert as well as subsist

Mass media and power together will hoodwink you

They show you the path of right as well as wrong

Sometimes they are like this…..

They have plundered your eyes

Providing your eyesight is the sacred duty of the media

Tissanayagam who provided you an eyesight sentenced for 20 years

Media can be suppressed, but not exterminated

If you consider yourself as a tool meant for them, you are deprived of your own power

Be attentive of ideologies, not caged by it

Ideology is also power, when it becomes weapon, it is self-destructive

So you are in love with your prison cell

You crucify yourself, don’t you?

Think a little bit, is this you?

If we loose our voice, there will be no voice even to claim our voice

Servility by the will is dreadful than by force

This is how we enjoy

Peace and life

First you liberate from yourself, then you become you

Humanitarianism is the highest stage of civilisation

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5 Comments

  1. Santhi says:

    Nice cartoons well exhibited at exhibition and here on HA very appropriate to Sri Lanka its sad
    the abductors & politicians dont understand what is a cartoon

  2. Kamal Gammampila says:

    ‘Freedom of expression, or Religious bias’

    The former achieved, the latter revealed’

  3. Ilaya Seran Senguttuvan says:

    Dushiyanthini captures the daily issues of concern to the nation charmingly in camera.

    A keen and wide readership remains grateful.

    ISS

  4. Hansani Samudrika Samarawickrama says:

    I have no words to utter how much they made me impressive. I have not know about Mr.Eknaligoda’s talent though i have known him as political character, ideologist, journalist. My eyes couldn’t believe at once.The simple arts give powerful message to the society.I really appreciate this event.

  5. PARAMANATHAN.K says:

    Art of drawing is a creative aspect of human being. To incorporate concept of human agony as a result of the cruelty unleashed on another group is challenging.

    The artist has really put his innovative talents to express various ideas of expressions where suppression emerges in different form.

    Good luck and god bless

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