Esto Perpetua - A Powerpoint Presentation

Forwarded by Merril Aluwihare


We set out below for the information of All Thomians Near and Far a
Calendar of Events:



September 07, 2014

8.30 p.m.

STC Mt. Lavinia OBA

Thomian Ball 2014
Music by Misty & Black
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo

September 14, 2014

7.30 p.m.

Thomian Society of Colombo

Dinner Theatre - A Brand New Edition of “Pusswedilla”
Venue: Waters Edge

October 04, 2014

8.00 a.m. onwards

STC Mt. Lavinia OBA

Inter Collegiate Batch Cricket 6’s
Venue: NCC Ground Colombo

October 25, 2014

5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

STC OBA Canada

Annual General Meeting
November  08, 2014

8.30 p.m.

STC Gurutalawa OBA

Rhythm of Blues II – The Thomian Extravaganza -

Bands: Gypsies & DeeZone
Guest Artistes and Dancers
Venue: Empire Ball Room - Mount Lavinia Hotel

December 06, 2014

6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

STC OBA Canada

Christmas Party - Simeon Chalet
Venue: Simeon Park, Bethesda, ON, Canada


Ana Medonza has sent us the following e mail on September 03, 2014

Blue Black & Blue Dance in Sydney OZ

Please click here to view photos


STC Mt. Lavinia OBA has sent us the following e mail August 30, 2014

“Dear Fellow Thomians                                                          

It is with profound sadness that I announce the death of one of the most distinguished Old Thomians of recent times, Mr. Sam Wijesinghe, a former Secretary General of Parliament. The late Mr. Wijesinghe also held the posts of Ombudsman of Sri Lanka and Chancellor of the Open University of Sri Lanka. Funeral arrangements would be notified in due course. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Members of the family of the Late Mr. Wijesinghe

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,

Dilshan Jayasuriya
Hony. Secretary

STC Mt. Lavinia OBA has sent us the following e mail August 30, 2014

“Dear Fellow Thomians,

As you are aware the much anticipated 'Thomian Night Dinner Dance 2014' is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 7th September 2014 at the Grand Ball Room of the Colombo Hilton (Please note that Monday, 8th September is a Public, Bank and Mercantile Holiday). The 'Thomian Night Dinner Dance' has earned the deserving reputation of being the Dinner Dances of Colombo attracting the best of crowds. It has throughout been a complete sell out much to the disappointment of a considerable number of Thomians who are left out due to the non-availability of tickets.

This year too, all the tickets were booked well in advance thus living up to its reputation of being a complete sell out. However, owing to a couple of unexpected last minute cancellations, a few tickets are remaining unsold. Hence, don't miss this opportunity of purchasing the available tickets and participating in the Dinner Dance of the year. Those who are interested in purchasing tickets may contact Raajiv on 0770778855 or the OBA Secretariat on 0114955047.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,

Dilshan Jayasuriya
Hony. Secretary


STC Mt. Lavinia OBA has sent us the following e mail on August 25, 2014

“Dear Fellow Thomians,

It is with profound sadness that I notify the untimely deaths of twopast Thomian Rugby Players, brothers, Sadeva Dharmadasa (2005 to 2007 STC Rugby) and Avendra Dharmadasa (2009 & 2010 STC Rugby) under tragic circumstances on 23.08.2014. Sadeva and Avendra are the sons of Arjun Dharmadasa, a distinguished Old Thomian who played a pivotal role in the recent revival of STC Rugby.

The funeral took place on Sunday, 24th August 2014, at the General Cemetery, Borella (Buddhist Section), at 11.30 am. On behalf of the STC OBA I wish to express my sincere condolences to the Parents and other Members of the family of the late Sadeva and Avendra Dharmadasa. Thank you,

Yours sincerely,

Dilshan Jayasuriya
Hony. Secretary


J H Marikar has sent us the following e mail on August 20, 2014

“Dear TSOC Member,

 The TSOC has once again come forward to put on a show as a Fund Raiser and great entertainer with a brand new edition of “Pusswedilla” in the form of a Dinner Theatre. Details in Flyer attached. Tickets for TSOC members are priced at Rs. 6,500/= each. You could contact me on 0777718694 for any further details.

Best Regards.

Lohan Goonewardene

President TSOC.”


Ananda Amaranath has sent us the following e mail on August 12, 2014

“From: Sriyan Jayasekera []
Sent: Tuesday, 12 August 2014 3:56 AM
To: Ronnie Reid; buddy reid; Bryan Reid
Cc: STC tyretracks
Subject: Sincere condolences on the loss of a lifelong friend

Dear Ronnie, Buddy and Barney,

Please accept my deepest Sympathies and heartfelt condolences
on passing away of your dear brother.
He was a well mannered gentlemen of the highest caliber and always had time to give a patient hearing to his juniors. Was the Head Prefect of Wood House and I was appointed a house prefect during his period. He won school colours in Cricket and Athletics. He once told me that everyone expects him to perform like his illustrious brothers and results in additional pressure when performing.
May he rest in peace.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Corinne King <>
Date: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 9:04 PM
Subject: Sincere condolences on the loss of a lifelong friend
To all in the "Thomian Link" that I have,

I send below the response I received from Sanjiva Wijesinha & his "tribute to Tiny" .  Please click and enjoy the writings of a true friend of nearly 60 years.

I also sent Claud, Ronnie, Buddy & Barney a photo that my husband Ian took of the 5 Reids under the College flag at the Charity lunch held on 30th September 2012.

The response I received from Buddy was touching.  He has commented that it would have been the last time that they were all together and had a photo taken of them.  Buddy has also commented that it would be the one and only photo taken of all 5 Reids under the College Flag!!   I would like to share this "special" photo of the 5 Reids as taken by Ian on 30-9-2012.  Ironically, it was amazing how they all stood from left to right in order of ages - eldest to youngest!!

Tiny's funeral will be at 1pm on Wednesday 13th August at Crossways Church (Springvale Road, near the Burwood Highway).

Glad to "share",



----- Original Message -----
From: Sanjiva Wijesinha
To: Corinne King
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 4:46 AM
Subject: Re: Sincere condolences on the loss of a lifelong friend

Thanks, Corinne, for your message and the pictures..

I have written a tribute to Tiny -

Associate Professor Sanjiva Wijesinha MBBS (Ceylon), MSc (Oxford), FRCS,FRACGP,
Department of General Practice,
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, 

270, Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, Victoria,  Australia 3168.
Author of 
Strangers on the Camino and Not Our War


STC Mt. Lavinia OBA has sent us the following flyer on August 01, 2014


Andy Jayasinghe has sent us the following e mail on July 02, 2014

“Hi Lakshman,
Heres an old photo of doc and mrs Hayman which I found in an album.
You may want to publish it on your web site.






Product Sponsors - Royal Thomian 2012
Special Press Conference (22nd March 2012)
Awards - 37th Mustang's Trophy (17th March 2012)
37th Mustang's trophy (17th March 2012)
Teams' Dinner - 2012 (10th March 2012)
Awards of the 133rd Battle of the Blues (10th March 2012)
Day 03 of the 133rd Battle of the Blues (10th March 2012)
Day 02 of the 133rd Battle of the Blue (9th March 2012)
Day 01 of the 133rd Battle of the Blues (8th March 2012)
Past Cricketers' Dinner (6th March 2012)

Day 3 of the 134th Battle of the Blues (9th March 2013)
Day 2 of the 134th Battle of the Blues (8th March 2013)
Team Dinner - 134th Battle of the Blues (9th March 2013)
Awards Ceremony - 134th Battle of the Blues (9th March 2013)
Day 1 of the 134th Battle of the Blues (7th March 2013)
Past Cricketers' Dinner (6th March 2013)
Press Conference (13th February 2013)


Day 03 of the 135th Battle Of The Blues
Day 02 of the 135th Battle Of The Blues
Day 01 of the 135th Battle of the Blues
135th Battle of the Blues Press Conference
Roy-Tho Mini Battle
Beauty Parade at the Battle of the Blues
Royal Thomian Coin and Logo Launch Sequence



STC Board of Governors Ordinance

Rules of Board of Governors
Composition of Board of Governors (As at March 11, 2013)
Old Images of The School by the Sea
Condensed History of STCG
Official opening of the Swimming Pool at Guru - 1953
Progress in Buildings and Infrastructure
Dr. Hayman's vist to Buckingham Palace
Sketch of STC Guru Campus 2003
Profile of STC Guru in Images - May 2008
STC Guru Infrastructure - May 2008
STC Bandarawela Profile in Images - Aug 2008
STCG Prize Giving Speeches
Headmaster's Reports and Updates
Valedictory Service and Assembly for Final Year O'Level Students
[Video is in .WMV format (30 MB) - This video will take a long time to download as the file size is large]
STC Guru Swimming Meet - 8th Aug 2008
Fr. Goodchild's 85th Birthday Celebrations - 4th Sept 2008
STCG Guru Prize Giving - 8th October 2008
Launch of Hayman Foundation - 7th March 2009
Science Exhibition - 3rd July 2009
Prize Giving - 3rd July 2009 - Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3
The College - Website - It's origin & E-mails, etc
Click on the link below to view the STC Guru E-Magazine
GURU DAY AT MOUNT - click here
The Sunday Leader Apologises
Uva Thomian Cricket Encounter 2012
S. Thomas' College, Bandarawela: 2013 Events
Farewell Dinner for the Outgoing Head Master Rev. Marc Billimoria at Galle Face Hotel
Video presentation made by two school boys of STCG
Guru Day at Mount - Annual Limited Over Under 17 Cricket Encounter between STC Mt. and STC Guru for the Hayman - De Saram Challenge Trophy - 123
Guru Day at Mount  - A Service of Thanksgiving for S.Thomas’ College At Gurutalawa at the Chapel of the Transfiguration; Special Assembly and Annual Limited Over Under 17 Cricket Encounter between STC Mt. and STC Guru for the Hayman - De Saram Challenge Trophy
Guru Day at Mount - A Service of Thanksgiving for S.Thomas’ College At Gurutalawa at the Chapel of the Transfiguration and Special Assembly 
STC Bandarawela - Under 17 Cricket Team Tours Jaffna
Annual Prize Giving of S. Thomas’ College at Gurutalawa
Dressage Competition held in August 2013
Aerial view photos of STC Mt. Lavinia from a Helicopter on October 20, 2013
 Beautiful pictures of Sri Lanka's  up country region. Walking in Ohiya where Guru Thomians tread
The Newly Refurbished Squash Court


Dr. Hayman's speech at Inauguration of STCG - OBA 1959
Rules of STCG OBA
Rules of STC Mount OBA
Rules of STC Bandarawela OBA
STCG Ex-Co Minutes
STCG AGM Minutes
STCG OBA Newsletters 1 to 12
STCG OBA Membership Application Form
STCG OBA Directory of Members Feb 2008
STCB OBA Members who joined during 2008 / 2009
Contact Details of Old
STC Bandarawela OBA Cricket Match and Awards - 9th Aug 2008
STC Bandarawela OBA AGM - 9th Aug 2008
STC Bandarawela OBA Fellowship Dinner - 9th Aug 2008
Thomian Cricket Carnival - 6th Sept 2008
STCG OBA Fellowship Dinner - 17th Oct 2008
Sing-a-Long for STCG - 15th November 2008
Felicitation Dinner for George Pillai - 26th Dec 2008
STCG OBA 50th Anniversary AGM and Re-Union Celebrations 2009
STCG OBA Golden Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving & Remembrance - 7th March 2009
STC Guru OBA Cricket Six-A-Side Tournament - 23rd August 2009
STCG OBA Fellowship Dinner- 28th November 2009 - Page 1 - Page 2
Junior Dorm Toilets and Washrooms - A project undertaken by the STCG OBA Project in progress - View the PowerPoint presentation
This project has now been completed. View the PowerPoint presentation
New Junior Dorm Toilets and Read Junior Dorm Roof Project Accounts - Part 1 & Part 2
STC Preparatory School OBA - Prep Nite 2013 - "75"
Preparatory School OBA Prep OBU - Gathering at 80 Club
STCG OBA Fellowship Dinner 2012
STCB OBA - Family Get-together
To read mail sent by Athula Talagala re Appointment of Justice Sisira Kumara Ratnayake as the new Secretary of JSC
Sub Committees of the STCG OBA and the Members Assigned To Those Sub Committees
STCG OBA Blue Black Family Outing 2013 - Photos From Face Book, Photos from OBA Website
Sunda’s (Kalle) 71st Birthday Celebration
Guru Old Boy Thowfeek at the Sri Lanka Marathon 2013
STC Guru Old Boys Get -Together and Lunch Hosted by Andy Jayasinghe - Photos 1 & Potos 02
Felicitation Dinner For Sunil Watawala
STC Mt. Lavinia - Score Board Opening
The New Exco 2014/2015


STCG 62 Group Member's Directory
STCG 62 Group Newsletters 1 to 10
News of Old Boys
Correspondence with The Bishop
Reports of Old Boy's et al re conditions in College
Contact Details of Old Boys


Girls at STC Guru
Chiristianity and Homosexuality - An Article by Headmaster Patrick Gunewardena
Men who touched our lives - A collection of snippets on STCG staff
Goodbye George - An Appreciation of George Arndt by A.C. De Silva
Romancing Gurutalawa - By Sharm de Alwis. This article appeared in the Sunday Island on 08-02-2009
Golden Jubilee Celebrations of STCG - OBA - By Gerald de Alwis. This article appeared in The Sunday Times Plus on February 22, 2009)
Thomian Dinner for Barrak Obama
Apollo concessions to Guru Thomians
Thomians Near and Far - Get together of STC Mount Class of 1959 - An article by Arun Dias Bandaranaike
The Wave - first e-newsletter issued by the Thomian Aquatic Sports Union (TASU)
Thomian Grit Was Not a Myth - An Article by Sri Sangabo Corea which appeared in the Sunday papers of 31st May 2009
Thomian Grit Was Not a Myth - An Article by Sri Sangabo Corea which appeared in the Sunday papers of 31st May 2009
Recollections of Guru - by Charles P. Sarvan
The Thomian Tradition - by P.S. Duleep Kumar
STC_Guru:_Uniquely Thomian - An Interview with Rev. Marc Billimoria, Headmaster, STCG
Thomian Culture Shaped Us for the Future - Speech of Defence Minister Tilak Marapana at STC Mount Prize Giving
Thomians Treat All Races and Religions with Respect - Speech of Defence Minister Tilak Marapana at STC Mount Prize Giving
Thomians Young and Thomians Old - Speech of Desamanya Bradman Weerakoon at STC Mount Prize Giving
Tribute to Warden Neville de Alwis: ‘He did it his way’ - By Rev. Marc Billimoria
J. De S. Jayasinghe - An Appreciation by Oliver de Soysa
Growing Up in Gurutalawa - By Shamindri Marasinghe
Reminiscences - By Clifford Ratwatte
History of the Boy Scouts Movement at STC Guru - By George Pillai
The Swimming Pool at Gurutalwa - By Dr. R.L. Hayman
History of the Pool - By B. Munsinghe (B. Muna)
Illukumbure and Sajeev de Silva – Top Thomian Sportsmen - By Leslie Fernando
The Hills are Alive! - By An Old Thomian
The Power of One - By Richard Brohier
Reminiscences of Gurutalawa - By Peter Weerakoon
Memories of Gurutalawa - By Lanka Nesiah
Bertie Wijesinha -The Precious Legend - By Rohan Wijesinghe
The Royal-Thomian Derby - By Renu Manamendra|
Oxbridge Sri Lanka Societies Varsity Match - Press Release by The Oxford University Sri Lanka Society
Thomian Rubgy - By Shanaka Amarasinghe
Memories of STC Bandarawela - By LJ
Former Headmasters: S. Thomas' Preparatory School and College Bandarawela - STC Bandarawela Website
History of S. Thomas' College Bandarawela - STC Bandarawela Website
About STC Mount - STC Mount Website
College History by W.T. Keble - STC Mount Website
Objectives and Traditions of STC - STC Mount Website
Wardens of STC Mount - STC Mount Website
About STC Mount Lavinia - STC Mount Website
About STC Kollupitiya - S. Thomas’ Preparatory School - OBU Website
A THREAD OF BLUE – 1971 VINTAGE - The inaugural Newsletter of September 2010, to commemorate the 5th anniversary of establishing the Database of Contact Details for the STC Class of 1971
To read Mr. Bradman Weerakoon’s "Keynote Address" (a summary)
 Thomian Traditions and Ethics - Mr. Kavinda Dias-Abeyesinghe, Manager, S. Thomas' College, Bandarawela
 When brilliant captaincy resulted in a Royal win - by Mahinda Wijesinghe (The Island)
 Royal – Thomian nexus in retrospect - Milinda Hettiarachchi
Personal reminicenses of my friend Daya Perera - by Kosala Wijayatilake, President’s Counsel.
Profile of a Legend that has passed through the realms of St. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia
- by Corinne King

World's Best Spinner The Daily News (Sri Lanka) - By Shane Seneviratne
Former Trinity Principal, Rod Gilbert, Responds to Political Watch
First Bradby Encounter – Sent by Gamini Weerasinghe
A little bit of everything from The 18th Warden of S. Thomas Prof. Indra De Soysa - by Mevan Peiris


Support for Guru from Foreign STC Branches
Correspondence re Australian Guru Support Group
Daya Ginige's Web Album - STC OBA Canada - Royal-Thomian Cricket 2008
Canadian Royal Thomian Cricket Match - 1st July 2008
Picasa Web Album- STC OBA Australia Branch - Outback Night - 28th November 2009
You are invited to view stcobaaust.webmaster's photo album-STC OBA Annual Dinner Dance - Melbourne 2009
You are invited to view stcobaaust.webmaster's photo album-STC OBA Transfiguration Service 2009
STC OBA Australia Newsletter - The Old Boy
- You are invited to view stcobaaust.webmaster's photo album: 2010-05-16

Invitation to view stcobaaust.webmaster's Picasa Web Album
You are invited to view stcobaaust.webmaster's photo album:
A Nite in White Satin - STC OBA Dinner Dance Aug 2010
Images of Thomian Nite 2010
Ananda Amaranath has sent us the following Link
California, USA - Lunch at Bakka’s Octobr 2011 - Click Here
STC OBA Canada – Stag Night 2012
STC OBA Toronto Canada - A Celebration of Life April 2012
STC OBA Canada - Dinner Dance May 2012
STC OBA GNY - Biennial Dinner Dance October 2012
Peter Weerakoon - from Australia has sent us the following Link
STC OBA Canada - Christmas Party 2012
STC OBA (Australia Branch), Victoria -Royal Thomian Cricket Match
Royal - Thomian Cricket Match in Sydney - on 24th March 2013
Photos sent by Padma Salgado of 2013, Winter in Toronto Canada
STC OBA Canada Scrabble-Poker-Bingo 2013
STC OBA Canada - Annual Dinner Dance 2013
To View photo sent by Brian Wickremasinghe re celebration in USA of Mr. George Pillai’s 86th Birthday
STCOBA NSW - Blue Black & Blue Ball 2013 - Souvenir
What The Foreigners Express About The Royal - Thomian - by Emma Levine

Thomiana Newsletter March 2008
Thomiana Newsletter June 2008
Thomiana Newsletter July 2009
Thomiana Newsletter October 2009
Thomiana Newsletter January 2010
Editorial of Thomiana - May 2010
Thomiana Newsletter May 2010
Thomiana Newsletter Oct 2010
Thomiana Newsletter Jan 2011
Thomiana Newsletter March 2011
Thomiana Newsletter August 2012
Thomiana Newsletter December 2012
Thomiana Newsletter May 2013
Thomiana Newsletter March 2014




Rt.Revd Dhiloraj R Canagasabey – Bishop of Colombo -
Chairman Board of Governors STC - Tele - (O) 2696208
Hony.Secretary Mr.R N Asirwatham
Hony. Treasurer  Mr.C P Sanjay Mendis
Manager of the School Mr. Senaka de Fonseka
Staff Representative for Branch Schools - Mr.Merril R Aluwihare
 Tele – 2737483 /2716043 - E-mail -

Please click here for present composition of STC Board of Governers


Rev. Nihal Fernando 
Bungalow 057- 2280012
Admin Manager

College Office 
General 057- 2280000 Fax 057- 2280280
Hotline: 0772277405 
Acting Chaplain
 Fr. Ranjith Perera 

Tutorial Staff

Upper School

Sectional Head - Mrs. S. Jayasekara, Bsc (Spl),
057 2280864 (Residence) 0772 987663 (Official) 
Middle School 
Sectional Head – K. M. T. Pushpakumara
Lower School
Sectional Head & Prefect of Discipline Mr. V. W. Dikkumbura Bed, Dip in Agri,Trained
0772 987666 (Official) 

Sports Unit
Prefect of Games
Mr.R M S P K Medawela

Sports Assistant
Mr.D K Rasika

IT Unit 
S. Kaviharan

Hostel & Boarding House
Senior Boarding House Master – Mr. V. W. Dikkumbura

House Masters
Mr.B M Sufiyan – De Saram House
Mr.A Amsakumar – Garnier House
Mr.Vijith de Silva – Hayman House
Mr.G.D. Prematilaka – Read House

Manager of the School
Mr. Senaka de Fonseka


Mr. Ziard Sinnen – Senior Vice President
No.19, Station Road, Udahamulla, Nugegoda.
Tele-0112 833526  (R) , 0777 420191 (M)

Mr. S. Rajmohan -1st Vice President
No.192/1, Thimbirigasyaya Rd., Colombo5.
011 2594969 (R) 011 2432620 (O) 077 7396655 (M)

Mr.A.Kumaranayake -2nd Vice President
174/8A,Nawala Road, Nugegoda.
071 2722993 (M) 011 2819398 (R)

Mr.A.H.M.Razeek -3rd Vice President
57/1 School Lane, Colombo.03
077 3185244 (M) 011 2587429 (R) 011 2508614 (R)

S. Kaviharan - Hony. Secretary
S. Thomas’ College, Gurutalawa.
20/7, Sri Piyatissapura Road, Bambarakelle, Nuwara Eliya.
Tele: 052 2235938  (R), 0773260439(M)

Mr. Krishantha Weerawardane  - Treasurer
No.17A, Sulaiman Avenue, Colombo 5
Tele : 011 5662187 (O) 011 2598303 (R) 072 3622075 (M)

Mr.D.A.Gallearachie - Asst.Secretary
“Lion Cliff” No.01.S.Thomas’College road, Bandarawela.
Tele: 057 2222466 (R) 077 7412211 (M)

Mr.D.Tennakoon - Asst. Treasurer
No.259/F/1, Nagawanarama Road, Batapotha, Kotugoda.
Tele: 011  2483460 (R), 071  4407999 (M)

Location on World Map

See Gurutalawa on Wikimapia,


See Welimada Road on Wikimapia

Muditha Dissanayake has sent us the following link
to access STC Guru on Google Maps

Muditha Dissanayake, who created the STC Guru website, has sent us the following link,_Gurutalawa


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'The School by the Sea'
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Words and Melody by Roy Yin
(1910-2010) arranged
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'The College Song - Esto Perpetua'
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Words: Edmund de Livera.
Melody ascribed to Warden Stone; Arranged by Mrs. Irene van der Wall (1913-2010), for Roger Aldons; Edited and organ part by David K. Patrick

The above two tracks taken from
the CD titled 'We'll Always Remember'
are reproduced with permission from Roger Aldons



College Song by the Senior Students of STC Mount - in .mp3 format (5.9 MB).