‘Rajans’ Picnic combined with Sinhala & Tamil New Year Celebrations-by Harold Gunatillake

‘Rajans’ Picnic combined with Sinhala & Tamil New Year Celebrations-by Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

Transcript:

Amidst our hectic schedules and busy lives, the Rajans meaning the old Pupils of Dharmaraja College the premier Buddhist school, Kandy, Sri Lanka, living in Sydney, grouped together, with their families, at the Nurrangingy reserve in Doonside, a faraway suburb of Sydney for a picnic and barbe party, with their families, to coincide with the Sinhala & Tamil New Year which fell on the 14th April, every year.

As you are aware this Buddhist School was established on 30 June 1887 and the founder was Col Henry Steel Olcott, philanthropist from New York who visited Ceylon to obtain further studies on Buddhism.

The original building was a Cadjan shed, an abandoned Bana Salawa in the premises of the Natha devalaya with a Buddhist, Andris de Silva as Headmaster with 8 boys. The growth of Dharmaraja over these 120 years is phenomenal. Today her student population stands at 5000 with a staff of 160.

The Rajans living in Sydney, forms a population of over 100, met for their annual get-together, to celebrate the Sinhalese and Tamil new Year and refreshing and sharing mate ships, with their families and connect,

It would be a moment of meeting old mates again, enjoyable, exciting fun day, with the families.

The weather is just pleasant, and exactly right for an outdoor picnic.

Let us share and enjoy the fun.

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