THE NILAWEERA WEDDING
Shalini (daughter of Harish
Nilaweera who was at Guru with us from 1958-1962) married
Keir Halcomb in accordance with the Traditional
Poruwa ceremony and a Dinner at the Grand Ballroom Galle
Face Hotel on August 30,2008.
A strong contingent of close relatives and friends of the
couple were present from UK, and Australia. Nothing had
been spared to make the celebrations unique and unforgettable.
We place these images on our site particularly because apart
from Harish, his 07 brothers, Anura, Tilak, Nihal, Kamal,
Lal, Lalith and Dilip, not to mention Tharake ,the son of
Nihal, all had the major part of their education at Guru.
According to Harish it was the BEST part of their education.
It would be appropriate to refer to them as a unique family
having ties with Guru.
Anura-(R.A.W.) (1956-1961) - is an Engineer.
Was in the Steel Industry and worked at The Steel Corporation.
He is now in the private sector.
Tilak, (R. T.W.) (1957-1963) - did a stint in Marketting
and left for Melbourne- Australia where he runs Care Homes
for the elderly.
Nihal, (R.N.W.) (1957-1961) - has retired
as a Senior Planter presently a Director of Malwatta Valley
Plantations PLC. He also held the position of Director –
P M M D, Ministry of Plantation Industry.
Harish, (R.H.W) (1958-1962) -practiced
as a Lawyer in Sri Lanka and is now a Solicitor in London
running a Legal Firm under the name of Carpenter & Co.
Harish has been a strong supporter of all our activities
aimed at the revival, upliftment and development of the
Kamal, (R.K.W) (1959-1964) -is engaged
in the Telecommunication Industry in UK. Kamal has for long
years played an active role in the affairs of the OTAUK
not to mention the STCG OBA of Sri Lanka. He has also worked
very closely with the Headmasters at Gurutalawa offering
invaluable assistance to the College and to young fellow
Buddhilal, (R.B.W) (1964-1969) - The All
Round Boy at Guru in 1968. He is a Civil Engineer, who graduated
with a MSc. from AIT Bangkok. Was closely associated with
the construction of the recently opened Bridge at Arugam
Dilip,(R.D.W) (1966-1971) - is also an
Engineer working for the London Borough of Ealing. He is
also a graduate of Sussex University where her was the President
of the Student Union.
Lalith, (R.L.W) (1971-1976) - The Head
Prefect at Guru in 1976; is Managing the Family Estate at
Tharake (1983-1990) - was a School Prefect
at Guru. He represented College in 8 Games; winning his
colours in five of them. He Captained in Tennis, Basketball,
Badminton and Hockey. Furthermore Tharake had equalled his
father’s record at STC Mt., by representing Guru in
8 Games and winning his colours in five of them. He is a
Senior Tea Executive in a Tea Brokering Firm.