School for the Deaf anniversary
The 28th anniversary celebrations of the Dr. Reijntjes School for the
Deaf - Moratuwa will be held under the patronage of Ambassador for the
Netherlands in Sri Lanka Louis W.M. Piet and Governor Western Province
Al-Haj Alavi Mowlana as the chief guest and guest of honour on Tuesday
at 7 p.m. at the school premises Rawatawatte, Moratuwa.
A cultural variety entertainment show by the children of the school
will be a part of the event.
Sixty fifth anniversary of Royal's 1947 Group
The Batch of Old Boys of Royal College who entered Royal in 1947 at
Form 1, which at that time consisted of three parallel classes, will
celebrate their 65th anniversary on March 9.
This is indeed a land mark in the history of 'batch get-together', in
that they have been meeting regularly and kept a close-knit contact as
the Group of '47 over a period of 35 years.
The Group convenor consisting of Nihal Jayatunge in Sri Lanka, Tissa
Atapattu in USA and Canada, Dr. Mahanama Warnakulasuriya in the UK and
Ranjith Jayawardene in Australia and New Zeland have formed a network of
communciations to keep this batch together, as they are spread out over
six coutnries, with an original head count of 100 in the Group,
identified by names, that were recaleld from memory, as no official
records were avaialble. Forty of the batch have sadly 'passed away'.
Farook Abdeen, Malin Abhayaratne, A.P. Alles, Luckshman Amarasekera,
Dr. Raja Amarasekera, Dr. Milton Amaratunga, Tissa Atapattu, Harold
Baldsing, J.E.M. Bartholomeusz, Jimmy Billimoria, Sam de Alwis, Buvaneka
de Silva, Ranjith de Silva, Dr. Merle de Silva, Stuart de Silva, N.K.B.
Dissanayake, Rev. Vernon Edward, Dr. Colin Fernando, George Fernando,
Sunimal Fernando, Nalin Goonewardene, G. Gopalasingham, Gulzar
Jafferjee, Leighton Jayasekera, Doyne Jayatillake, Nihal Jayatunge, Ravi
Jayawardene, Ranjith Jayawardene, Dr. J. Jeyaratnam, Stephan Joseph, Dr.
Willie Joshua, Dr. Dhayan Kirthisinghe, Dr. Raghavan Kulanayagam, Dr.
H.A.D. Kumarasena, Rajah Kuruppu, Dr. Trevor Labrooy, Carl Muller,
Robert Navaratnam, Mohan Padmaperuma, Carol Peiris, Dr. Lalith Perera,
S. Ponmailanathan, Yohe Rajaratnam, Dr. Daya Rodrigo, S.S. Sahabandu,
Dr. F.C.M. Schokman, Dr. Gamini Seneviratne, Major General Dr. C.
Thurairaja, C. Vivekanandan, Dr. Mahanama Warnakulasuriya, Homananda
Weerasooriya, Clarence Welikala, T. Wijeratnam (Thomas Wickham), Palitha
Wijesekera, Jus. A.S. Wijetunge and L.A.T. Williams.
The venue of the get-together will be at 'Akasa Kade', the Roof Top
Restaurant of Ceylinco House, Fort.Nihal and Manel Jayatunge, Major
General Dr. C. and Loret Thurairaja, Dr. Daya and Nalini Rodrigo, Nalin
and Ajitha Goonawardena, Clarence and Noreen Welikala, Dr. Dayan
Kirthisinghe and Dr. Raghavan Kulanayagam will co-ordinate the event.