Disce aut Discede – by Gamini Seneviratne Source: Island Form-mates, classmates perhaps in Mr. J E V Pieris’s IA, I seem to recall also the ‘J’ in J Godwin Perera. His reminiscences of those times past are indeed welcome. What follows here are some additions / amendments. Given the heading used by Godwin and repeated here, the first of them must surely be the third option that completes that quote: Caedi (be caned). Looking back from present times, a very mild option, one would say. I was caned only once, by Mr. Bob Edwards: he had forgotten what my supposed misdemeanor was and I couldn’t tell him why I was there as I had ceased to know what it was. Godwin’s mentioned the Senior Lit. and the Best Speaker’s prize. I was never involved in the first and had a spectacular spell at the second. I forget what the subject was but the ...

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Seeking to Contact – Amahl Siriwardena Looking to contact Amahl Siriwardena, son of well-known Regi Siri the arts and political commentator in Cbo in the 70s to the 90s?     He was a few years our junior. If you know, and if you know his contacts,  do please let me know.  Thank you so much.  I asked Regi’s artistic mate in Ena de Silva’s batiks,  Laki Senanayake, but he has no clue.  Laki is now running that unique small boutique hotel in Dambulle called Diya Bubula.  Gives me the impression therefore that Amahl Must be away from SL.  Any clues?  There still should be surviving friends of Regi Siri around.  Thanks and bye !____________________Prasanna.   ...

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