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Launches 1986-2010 history book:

Royal College fetes eminent past products

Royal College felicitated four of its old boys who are currently serving as Chief Editors of Sri Lanka’s four Sunday English newspapers, when it launched the second volume of its history book. The event was held under the patronage of Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, another distinguished product of Royal, at Nawarangahala last week.

Principal of Royal College, Upali Gunasekera said he is honoured to have a distinguished Old Royalist – the chief guest who has reached the pinnacle of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service and the four Editors who have reached the zenith of their careers in journalism.

Chief Editor of Sunday Island and former Editor-in-Chief of the Daily News, Manik de Silva, the most senior of the four spoke on behalf the Editors and thanked his alma mater for organising the event.

Editor-in-Chief of The Nation , Malinda Seneviratne and Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Observer Dinesh Weerawansa were also felicitated for their contributions as media personalities. The fourth in the list as guests of honour, Chief Editor of the Sunday Times Sinha Ratnatunga was unable to attend the function.

The first copy of the History of Royal College 1986-2010 was presented to the Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga by the Principal of Royal College, Upali Gunasekera. The chief guest Weeratunga made an interesting speech which was appreciated by all.

Principal of Royal College, Upali Gunasekera presenting the first copy of
“History of Royal College 1985-2010” to the Secretary to the President
Lalith Weeratunga.

 

 

The chief guest, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, the guests of honour, Chief Editor of Sunday Island Manik de Silva, Editor-in-Chief of The Nation, Malinda Seneviratne and Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Observer, Dinesh Weerawansa arrive at the venue, accompanied by the Principal of Royal College, Upali Gunasekera, former Royal Principal S.H. Kumarasinghe, Hony Secretary of the Royal College Union Manju Ariyaratne and Patron of Royal College Hostel Union Nalin Patikirikorale. Pix: Thilak Perera
The Hony Secretary to the Royal College Union and Deputy Chairman of the Royal College 175th anniversary Committee, Abhaya Amaradasa presenting a copy of the history book to Editor-in-Chief of The Nation Malinda Seneviratne. Capt. Ajith Peiris, Chairman of the Royal College 175th anniversary
Committee and former Hony Secretary to the Royal College Union presenting a copy of the history book to the Chief Editor of Sunday Island Manik de Silva while the author of the book M.L. Fernando looks on.

The chief guest, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and the guests of honour arrive at Nawarangahala along with former Hony Secretary to the Royal College Union Abhaya Amaradasa and Capt. Ajith Peiris, Chairman of the Royal College 175th anniversary Committee and former Hony Secretary of the Royal College Union.

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