(April 5, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) Hello, my Sri Lankan friends! First of all, I would like to thank you all sincerely for your support and kind responses. I am deeply touched by your warmth. A huge thank you to the Sri Lanka Guardian also for their coverage!
My interest of Sri Lanka began a while back now. In the beginning, I used to have a repetitive dream in which I was visiting a foreign country. I was also dreaming that I could speak the language! For a long long time, I did not know where this country was or even which language I had been speaking. It was not until recently that I have discovered it is Sri Lanka!
I don’t remember my dreams in full details but when they do happen I always wake with an amazing feeling of calmness and relaxation. It is just as if I have been somewhere I am supposed to be and I feel totally at ease.
I began to do some research and managed to connect with some Sri Lankan people via internet social media. I was overwhelmed by how friendly, kind and helpful all the Sri Lankan people were to me. I immediately felt an amazing connection. I feel the goodness in people’s hearts which resonates inside me. It’s not easy to explain really it’s more of a feeling.
I was soon introduced to some Sri Lankan music and…WOW!
I have always had a passion for music and singing my whole life but what I found when listening to some Sri Lankan music was something I had never ever experienced before in my life! This music just did something to me. It captured me as if I was in a trance. There is something contained in Sri Lankan music that is oh so special. Possible the energy and emotion that has been put into each song. Music is sometimes something of a science and can really affect a person’s mood. I was in awe of this music instantly and I became addicted. Whilst I could not understand the words that were being sung I could definitely feel the emotion behind them.
I have since learnt to play a few songs and uploaded my versions online which have been greatly received by you all.
Feel free to check them out at – Here
Come and join my facebook page too if you would like – Here
I have never been lucky enough to visit Sri Lanka yet, I am hoping to come over very soon, though. In the meantime I speak to people online, I look at pictures and I try my best to experience the Sri Lankan lifestyle whilst living in the UK.
You are amazingly kind hearted people and you have an amazing country.
Best wishes and love to you all.
Hadawathinma Sri Lankikai!