RIP – DESHABANDU DR. LAKSHMAN WEERASENA DISTINGUISHED PRE-70S PETERITE SOURCE: JOSEPHIAN-PETERITE NEWS NETWORK HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/PETERITESINCANADA/POSTS/4330780057048688/?NOTIF_ID=1637504021326837&NOTIF_T=PAGE_GROUP_POST&REF=NOTIF It is with much sadness we learn the demise of Dr. Lakshman Weerasena today (23 Nov). As our former cricket captain Bernard Wijetunge says, “A Life Serving Others is truly a Life Well-Lived”. Lakshman was an all-round brilliant student at his alma mater St. Peter’s College. Some of his classmates in the higher classes include Prof. Willie Mendis, Kevin Ruberu (Australia), Rontjen Perera (USA), Basil Gurusinghe (Canada), the late Dr. Lucian Perera, and many others. In sports, Lakshman was overshadowed by his older brother Ranjit Weerasena who shone in the ‘throws’ at college meets, group meets and Public Schools Championships. Lakshman also did the ‘throws’ while in school. Lakshman entered medical college from St. Peter’s and built a roaring private practice in Colombo. Recipient of Deshabandu Award in 2017 A renowned social and community worker, Dr. Lakshman ...

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The Ceylon Society of Australia AGM and Social 2019 – By Sunil de Silva (Photos thanks to Mahal Selvadurai) 30 November 2019 saw an exceptional event – the Social following the Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Society of Australia. The venue was the meeting hall at the Pennant Hills Community Centre, a hall converted beyond recognition, the handiwork of Pauline Gunewardene, the President of the CSA, with the assistance of several members of the Committee. The record attendance of 168 was comfortably accommodated at twenty tables festooned in eye catching décor in a thematic red pattern and set with wine glasses and ready for the entree of patties and cutlets ‘dished out’ by Manjula of Dish Catering. A fitting prelude to a mouth watering buffet dinner and dessert. Pauline clearly was the Queen of the Evening. First deftly steering the AGM which preceded the Social by half an hour ...

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