St Peter’s College News – Facebook page Dear Old Peterites,  We welcome you all to stay connected with the official FB page of the SPC OBU to receive latest updates getting released.  We intend to utilize the FB page more and more effectively, to  engaged with all Old Peterites spread over the globe. Do follow the page and stay connected with your Alma Mater. https://www.facebook.com/obuofstpeterscollege/?ti=as Anushka Mendis  Editor, SPC OBU” ...

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175th ANNIVERSARY OF ST MATTHEW’S COLLEGE – DEMATAGODA, SRI LANKA – by Charles Schokman I wonder, could it be by accident, a stroke of luck or the promptings of providence that I came across the website of St Matthew’s College, Dematagoda, Sri Lanka, only to realise much to my delight that on the 17th of July 2022 my college will be celebrating its 175th anniversary.   What an amazing achievement!  I consider it an honour to have the opportunity at the age of 93 to be part of the celebrations and congratulate my Alma Mater on reaching this historic milestone. Perhaps I may be the only oldest student alive? It is truly wonderful that this College has provided so many educational opportunities to so many generations throughout the years. Inspired by the College motto “Optima Semper Pete” which means to do your best always, the teachers instilled in the minds ...

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Thomians Class of 62 and O/L 70 Group celebrate 60 year nexus-by Rohan Mathes   Once again the old boys of the Class of 62 and O/L 70 Group of S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia gathered on January 22 under one banner to celebrate their sixtieth anniversary of their association and loyalties with their prestigious Alma Mater. The long relationship between these Thomians began in 1962 when they were admitted to the school.   This rendezvous was of paramount importance to the membership near and far, inclusive of those domiciled overseas, who had turned up in their numbers to enjoy the long-awaited fellowship, with their comrades, despite the prevailing Covid pandemic restrictions. Nevertheless, those who could not make it had been amply served by the provision of a Zoom link. Kudos to the organizers who had painstakingly and meticulously planned the nitty-gritty of this epoch-making celebrations; however with less pomp and ...

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MR. D.N.PEREIRA – Profile of a Legend that has passed through the realms of St. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia – both as a student and later as a well respected Master on the Staff. D.N.Pereira – born 27th April 1915 & departed this life to eternal peace on 25th April 1993. by Mrs. Corinne King – (neé Pereira)  I am Corinne King – the only child of the late Mr. D.N.Pereira – (Douglas Noel), (D.N.P.), (D.N.) or otherwise known as “Bulto” to the many hundreds of students he taught during his long teaching career.  I am so honoured to have been requested to write an article about my Dad for the S.T.C. OBA (Sydney Branch) Dinner Dance Souvenir of 2013.  Thank you to Messrs: Milroy Berenger & David Sansoni for this opportunity. I will start this profile of Dad giving you some family background details which not many of you will ...

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