||Brilliant Story Readers
We often speak of great men, immortals who are not born to die, mathematicians, scientists, philosophers, erudite, writers, men of letters and veterans in other fields. Mighty rivers begin with one drop of water. Those mighty brains too. developed with nursery stories that we read and heard in their infancy and childhood, the actual source of acquiring knowledge, at the time.
Most of the stories are based on philosophical teaching or moral ethics that will help to formulate and frame our future life. Oldest form of teaching, methodology and technique has been stories, legends and fables and that is evident, in all religious sectors to make people understand those techniques better and retain their values in memories.
In our Primitive Community, our ancestors were not all literate and they never had books to read. However, they have inherited these stories to us, from generation to generation. We have and inborn desire in our genes to listen to gossip and stories and we will still relish to listen to stories from our elders, particularly the grand - parents.
The Authors attempt here is to reproduce our popular folk tales and stories coming down ages, in our legendary; in English; aiming to kill two birds with one stone- to keep the younger generation aware of our traditional folk stories and folk lore and also to further the knowledge and ability to comprehend easily by reading our own traditional known stories in English.
It may also help to inculcate the habit of reading, adding morals and guiding to formulate our future life.
Taking everything in a nutshell, we could condense the foregoing as:
"stories have contributed a lot for the formulation of the foundry of the development and accumulation of intelligence and knowledge of the human Civilization and its bestowal during the infancy and childhood, in particular, is an exemplary gift. We begin the art of thinking, learning, reasoning and application from stories and these tiny drops of water turn out to be mighty oceanic rivers- great men letters, intellectuals, mathematicians, scientist, inventors, writers, erudite, skilled men, servicemen, farmers, fishermen, manual workers and many others useful to the community; except the corrupted, base, selfish politicians, a great curse, destructive element, a burden and a cross on the human survival and the environment"
The last, but not the least is that, any one interested could have access to our traditional classical aspects through the media of English; as Sinhala Language is confined to us only.