‘Divi Maga Dinana Maga’ discusses dynamic paradigms of change

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Sarasavi Publications Editor Ajantha Seneviratne, Chairman H.D. Premasiri, SLT Group Chairman Rohan Fernando 

Attorney at Law Dilith Jayaweera

GMOA Chairman Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya

“The world today, doesn’t foster intelligence or intellectuals, it now produces a generation of creatures with qualifications” was a statement made by a recognised professor, says Government Medical Officers Association President Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya. Thus began an insightful evening that exploited the paradigms of change in life, marking the launch of translation ‘Divi Maga Dinana Maga’ published by Ajantha Seneviratne – author, famous poet and an engineer. 

The true meaning behind the statement that left the audience in quiet ponder, was explained further by Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya. “What that professor meant by the generation of qualified creatures was that our humanity is slowly deteriorating. In the past we saw an educational system that developed intelligence and intellect. Intelligence at its core becomes the key driver behind overcoming any challenge, be it COVID-19 or even its rumoured sibling virus that is predicted to come in 2024. Nothing becomes a challenge with intelligence,” he stated in an interesting revelation about the current Sri Lankan educational system. 

“That same education system that once built intelligence has unfortunately failed in four different ways, he further elaborated. “The first being, that we have started producing educated individuals and focused less on building intelligence. Restricted within the white-collar mentality, we have lost a lot from the core of our education that once stood strong upon fostering intelligence. The parents and children that walk into my clinics, portray the grave truth about education, where many parents are now more focused on their children passing educational milestones and not on the gains that come with true knowledge,” he continued. 

“Instead of westernising what we have built over the years, we should be adapting our own unique versions to fit in and accommodate the changes and developments to further build the future,” added Attorney-at-law Dilith Jayaweera. 

‘Divi Maga Dinana Maga’ translation is an adaption that captures the true essence and importance of effectively managing the change in all circumstances of the business world. Dilith Jayaweera further elaborates that the success behind change management lies beneath the grasp of this perceptive translation. 

This special insightful discussion at the launch of Divi Maga Dinana Maga held on 15 September at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute discussed the different paradigms of change in life and how to face them positively. Present at the launch were Venarable Maha Sangarathana, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC Chairman Rohan Fernando, accompanied by the senior management, guest speakers, Attorney-at law Dilith Jayaweera and Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya, along with a large audience of literary enthusiasts. 

‘Divi Maga Dinana Maga’ by Ajantha Seneviratne, the revolutionary publication intends to help fulfil the gaps present within individuals in the face of change and nurtures them with strategies to adapt to the volatility of it, successfully.