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Calendar of Events:
FEBRUARY 08 , 2019
S.THOMAS' COLLEGE, MOUNT LAVINIA, OLD BOYS' ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
VENUE: THE COLLEGE HALL , S.THOMAS' COLLEGE MOUNT LAVANIA
FEBRUARY 16, 2019
S.THOMAS' COLLEGE GURUTALAWA , OLD BOYS' ASSOCIATION
60TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
VENUE: CANNON A. J FOSTER MEMORIAL HALL , GURUTALAWA
Old Thomian and former College Prefect, Mr. Arjuna S. Obeyesekere has been elevated to the Court of Appeal, after a distinguished career the Attorney General's Department for over 25 years. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he held the rank of Senior Deputy Solicitor General, and has handled a variety of matters of national importance for the State, in terms of litigation, advice and negotiations as well as key international arbitrations. Over the years, he has also functioned as a legal consultant to several key public institutions and served as a member of the Company Law Advisory Committee. He possesses a Masters degree in Law (LL.M) specializing in Commercial Law from Cambridge University, which he secured with Honours, having passed out of Sri Lanka Law College with First Class Honours. He has also written several published articles on law.
Justice Obeyesekere was educated at S. Thomas' Preparatory School and S. Thomas' College Mount Lavinia and was a prefect at both schools. He left STC in 1988. He excelled at rowing at College, and was awarded colours in that sport in 1986 and 1987. Justice Obeyesekere's family has been educated at S. Thomas' College for many generations. His father, the late R. I. Obeyesekere, President's Counsel had brought distinction to STC while a student, by winning Public School Athletic Colours in 1954. His grandfather, J.E.M. Obeyesekere was among the Thomian students who crossed over with the school to Mount Lavinia from its earlier abode at Mutwal a hundred years ago - and one of the eight who obtained a first class in the Cambridge Senior Exam. Others included S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and Warden Reggie de Saram. However, Thomians would note in lighter vein, that his great-grandfather was regrettably schooled at only the second best - the Colombo Academy (now Royal College)! However, his great-grand uncle, J.L. Obeyesekere was more fortunate and won the Miller Prize for Mathematics in 1896 at STC.
Justice Arjuna Obeyesekere is a fourth generation lawyer and the third generation to serve at the Attorney General's Department.
STC ML OBA
S. Thomas' College Old Boys' Association
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S. Thomas’ win Festival of Cricket of the Prince Alfred College in Adelaide By Lakshman Ranasinghe
The undeafed Thomians won the title Bottom row L-R: Dinesh Kumarasinghe (Director of Cricket STC), Kalana Perera, Troy McKinnon (Director of Co-Curricular Activities PAC), Revd. Marc Billimoria (Warden), Greg Chappell (Former Australian Captain), Dellon Pieris (Captain), Dulith Gunaratne (Vice-Captain), Sithara Hapuhinna (Secretary), Dilshan Mendis (Asst. Coach). Middle row L-R: Thevin Eriyagama, Shalin de Mel, Manisha Rupasinghe, Manthila Wijeratne, Shannon Fernando, Kishan Munasinghe. Top row L-R: Gavin Botheju, Semal Samarawickrama, Tehan Schaffter, Vinuja Ratnayake, Mohomad Ishak, Dilmin Ratnayake
S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia crowned the Best Schools Cricket Team at the Sunday Times-Dialog 4G cricket contest lived up to their reputation on their tour to Australia as they emerged champions in the 1st XI Tournament Festival of Cricket of the Prince Alfred College in Adelaide, Australia.
They won the ‘Chappell Brothers Challenge Trophy’, competing against five leading cricket playing schools in Australia including Prince Alfred College and St. Peter’s College, Adelaide that have played the longest uninterrupted cricket fixture in the world spanning 143 years.
In the finals against St. Peter’s College which was scheduled to be played in the T20 format was shortened to 10 overs due to inclement weather. The Thomians got off to a flying start with Dulith Gunaratne scoring 31 and Shalin De Mel scoring a lusty 51 to help the Lankan school to reach 131 in 10 overs.
In reply the Aussie school started on the wrong foot by losing their first wicket off the second delivery of the inning bowled by fast bowler Tehan Schaffter who ended with 2 for 9. Dulith Gunaratne bowled a brilliant spell to capture 3 for 12 to restrict St. Peter’s to only 21 for 5 wickets in the first five overs.
As wickets started to fall in regular intervals, S. Thomas’ College cruised to victory by restricting the Peterites to 75 for 7 in their allotted 10 overs to secure the ‘Chappell Brothers Challenge Trophy’ with a 56 runs win.
Kalana Perera of S. Thomas’ was awarded with the Best Bowlers of the Tournament.
Speedster Kalana Perera was named the Best Bowler of the Tournament On their way to the finals Thomians defeated Prince Alfred College by three wickets with 10.5 overs to spare Prince Alfred College 179 (49.1) (S. Bennett 81, M, Thile 52, Shannon Fernando 4/23, Tehan Shaffter 2/27) S. Thomas College 184/7 (39.1) (Kalana Perera 43, Dulith Gunarathne 25, Dellon Peiris 24n.o., Shalin de Mel 23, Dilmin Rathnayake 20, K Barnett 3/36, W Wilson 2/26) S. Thomas College vs Anglican Church Grammar School, Brisbane by 238 runs S. Thomas College 362 for 5 (50) (Sithara Hapuhinna 110 (56 balls ten fours and nine sixes) Kalana Perera 69 n.o, Mohomed ishaq 47, Dulith Gunarathne 45, Gavin Botheju 38 n.o.) ACGS 124 (47.3) (Kalana Perera 5/8 Shannon Fernando 3/13) S. Thomas College beat Scotch College Melbourne (20 Overs match) by six wickets Scotch College 176 for 7 (20) (Dulith Gunarathne 3/13, Kalana Perera 2/19) S. Thomas College 177/4 (15.2) (Sithara Hapuhinna 55, Shalin de Mel 50) Finals: S. Thomas’ beat St. Peter’s by 56 runs (10 over match) S. Thomas’ 131 for 5 (10) (Shalin De Mel 51, Dulith Gunaratne 31) St. Peter’s College 75 for 7 (10) (Dulith Gunaratne 3/12, Tehan Schafftert 2/9)
Exco Members in Foster Memorial Hall, after the Prize Giving of S.Thomas' College Gurutalawa.
(July 07 , 2018)
IMPORTANT CONTACT DETAILS
FOR GURU OLD BOYS AND WELL WISHERS
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. Max Gunasekera Manager of the School
Mr. Senaka de Fonseka
Staff Representative for Branch Schools - Mithra Edirisinghe
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Headmaster Rev. Nihal Fernando
Bungalow 057- 2280012
Admin Manager Vacant
General 057- 2280000 Fax 057- 2280280
Tutorial Staff Senior Supervisor - Upper School
Sectional Head - Mrs. S. Jayasekara, Bsc (Spl), Dip.in.Ed.MA(Ed).
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Senior Supervisor - Lower School
Sectional Head & Prefect of Discipline Mr. V. W. Dikkumbura Bed, Dip in Agri,Trained
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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
YOUNG AND THOMIANS OLD,
THOMIANS STAUNCH AND TRUE!
RALLY ROUND THE COLLEGE FLAG
THE BLUE THE BLACK AND BLUE
TO YOUR ALMA MATER SING
THOMIANS NEAR AND FAR
LOUDLY LET THE ECHOES RING
FOR ALL, WE HAVE, AND ARE
ESTO PERPETUA, ESTO PERPETUA
THE BLUE BLACK AND BLUE FOR EVER!
College Song by the Senior
Students of STC Mount - in .mp3 format (5.9 MB).