See my latest video where I spent a lonely night at Manampitiya station while waiting for the night mail train. 😊
After spending a wonderful time at Dimbulagala Air Temple and witnessing one of the most beautiful and memorable sunsets in Sri Lanka, I went to Manampitiya railway station to catch the night train coming from Batticaloa to Colombo Fort to go back to my home.
I was at the station by 7.30 pm and the train is supposed to arrive by 10 pm. I decided to take my camera and the tripod out of the bag and went on shooting some moments. I don’t like to call these shots as videos because for me they mean more than that. To be more specific, they mean spiritual moments for me.
That particular night was scary and haunting. The giant trees kept staring down at me wondering what I am doing here alone far away from home. I felt so small and tiny when standing closer to them. People say there are wild elephants are roaming around at night. Unfortunately, I didn’t any on that day as I always adore seeing these magnificent giants.
Luckily I didn’t feel that lonely as there was this dog who always stayed around me. He kept following me and was like my film assistant for on that day! I absolutely enjoyed my time here and didn’t even felt that time was running out until I heard the train announcement.
I hope you all enjoyed this night film just like I enjoyed that night. The most difficult part for me was, saying goodbye to that dog. See you again, my friend.
It was a sad and gloomy day. I had plans to go to my hometown last night, but the severe weather didn’t allow me. The train was canceled due to a landslide happened in the railway line and is advised to not travel there for another week. The entire country is raining non-stop and weather forecasts are broadcasting all the time on television.
There was a reason for this catastrophe. And we deserved it totally. We killed one of the most unique and extinct elephants just to steal its tusks. Galgamuwa Tusker known as “Galgamuwa Dala Puttuwa” was a poor elephant was blind and didn’t cause a single harm to people and lived its own peace. However, we didn’t let it live and inhumanely killed it. The mother nature saw this, and she started to weep. She was furious about what happened, and she punished us with a heavy rain and storms. Heavy winds occurred, and many houses and buildings and vehicles were damaged. Many big trees were falling, and many paths were blocked.
The traffic was getting insane and a lot of people got late to go home. Others couldn’t go to their hometown due to landslides in upcountry. Yet, she simply couldn’t stop weeping and still crying over. In a time like this, we need to reflect that we are only a tiny part of this beautiful earth and that it is the only place we can live. Animals deserve equally a right to live in this world just like we do. There are no differences between them and us. The greedier we become, the more disasters we cause to ourselves. How can one simply cannot understand this? My sincere wish is that one day we show care to every living being in this world and live a peaceful life where the mother nature can smile upon us.
In this life circle, everyone is tempted to chase behind successful lives. While it is important to lead a successful life, let us not forget to spend the time with our loved ones because at the end when we are on our final hours, they are the ones that are going to stay beside you.