We set out below for the information of All Thomians Near and
Calendar of Events:
October 25, 2014
5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
STC OBA Canada
Annual General Meeting
November 08, 2014
STC Gurutalawa OBA
Rhythm of Blues II – The Thomian Extravaganza -
GALA DINNER DANCE
Bands: Gypsies & DeeZone
Guest Artistes and Dancers
Venue: Empire Ball Room - Mount Lavinia Hotel
November 22, 2014
7.00 p.m. onwards
STC Mt. Lavinia, OBA
'Spirits On Fire' Gala Dinner to Felicitate Warden, Prof. Indra De Soysa
Venue: Mount Lavinia Hotel, Main Ballroom
November 22, 2014
7.00 p.m. – 12.30 am
STC OBA Australia (NSW)
Podi Natuma 2014
The Thomian Small Dance
Venue: Polish Community Centre – SYRENA
1325 Stud Road, Rowville, 3178
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
OBITUARY NELUN AMUNUGAMA
It is with great sorrow I announce the demise of Nelun, dearly beloved wife of Lakshman Amunugama (GURU OBA)
She passed away on Thursday morning. Remains will be at Jayaratna funeral parlor on Sunday 19th (tomorrow) after 8 am. Cremation on Sunday at 4 pm at the General Cemetery Kanatte.
On behalf of the Guru O B A let me condole with Lakshman & his sons, our deepest sympathies.
‘May she attain Supreme Bliss Of Nibbana”
STC Mt. Lavinia, OBA has sent us the following e mail on October 15, 2014
Dear Fellow Thomians
'SPIRITS ON FIRE' GALA DINNER FOR FELICITATING WARDEN, PROF. INDRA DE SOYSA SATURDAY, 22ND NOVEMBER 2014 MOUNT LAVINIA HOTEL, MAIN BALLROOM.
The Annual ‘Spirits on Fire' Gala Dinner organized by the Old Boys’ Association is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 22nd November 2014 at the Mount Lavinia Hotel – Main Ballroom, commencing with cocktails at 7 p.m. followed by dinner.
This year's ‘Spirits on Fire' Gala Dinner, which is eagerly awaited by all our Members to revive the camaraderie established and nurtured at the “School by the Sea”, affords us an ideal opportunity to bid farewell to our much respected Warden, Prof. Indra de Soysa, who is leaving us at the end of this year after a brief but nevertheless a splendid tenure of 3 years of guiding the destinies of the "School by the Sea".
Tickets for the Gala Dinner will be available at the OBA Secretariat, and also at the Ceylinco Life Tower (7th Floor), 106, Havelock Road, Colombo 5, from Friday, 17th October 2014, each priced at Rs.6,000/-. Please ensure that you reserve your table early to avoid any disappointments. Several artistes will perform at this event including the ‘De Lanerolle Brothers’and the ‘Revelations’ . The College Orchestra will be in attendance, thereby giving a complete Thomian flavour to this much awaited event.
Ananda Amaranath has sent us the following e mail on August 12, 2014
“From: Sriyan Jayasekera [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] 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.
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From: Corinne King <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 9:04 PM
Subject: Sincere condolences on the loss of a lifelong friend
To: 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..
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”
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.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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here for present composition of STC Board of Governers
Tutorial Staff Upper School
Sectional Head - Mrs. S. Jayasekara, Bsc (Spl), Dip.in.Ed.MA(Ed).
057 2280864 (Residence) 0772 987663 (Official) Middle School
Sectional Head – K. M. T. Pushpakumara
0772987653 Lower School
Sectional Head & Prefect of Discipline Mr. V. W. Dikkumbura Bed, Dip in Agri,Trained
0772 987666 (Official)
Prefect of Games
Mr.R M S P K Medawela
Mr.D K Rasika
Hostel & Boarding House
Senior Boarding House Master – Mr. V. W. Dikkumbura
Mr.B M Sufiyan – De Saram House
Mr.A Amsakumar – Garnier House
Mr.Vijith de Silva – Hayman House
Mr.G.D. Prematilaka – Read House
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).