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