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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Reminiscences of my Work at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia (1963 -1980) – by G. Thambithurai Source:Thomiana Newsletter It was a Friday, the third week in March in 1963. I was walking back after having completed my Interview with Warden Davidson and the Departmental Heads. The Sub Warden, the late Mr. S. J. Anandanayagam, came behind me and asked me whether I could start work as a teacher on the following Monday. This left me speechless. Now I was both scared and excited. On Monday morning I was in the staff room when the peon came and handed me my appointment letter and the timetable. Soon teachers trooped in and introduced themselves. The former Warden, the late Mr. Neville de Alwis, also joined the staff on the same date. There was one teacher, who had noticed that I was very nervous, and came and sat beside me and told me that ...

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Dr. Wijayananda Dahanayake – Galle’s most flamboyant son – By Ruhunu Puthra Source:The Island Great sons of Galle Part III Born on October 22, 1902, he was the twin son of Muhandiram Dionysius Sepala Panditha Dahanayake. He was named Wijayananda after the Wijayananda Vihara in Weliwatta, Galle, where Col. H. S. Olcott first observed the five precepts. His learned father was the chief lay disciple of this Vihara. The eminent astrologer Karo Gurunnanse, who read Dahanayake’s horoscope had predicted that one day he would rule the country. With Ceylon under the British Raj at the time, and with no independence in sight, it was treated as a far fetched prediction. He was educated at Richmond College, Galle and later at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia. The born fighter that he was, he one day created a rumpus, while lunch was being served, when Warden Stone sternly said, “Dahanayake! the next train to ...

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“ IT  IS  WELL  WITH  MY  SOUL “: video clip of Canto Perpetua Choir of STC .   Members of the Canto Perpetua Choir of S.Thomas’ College – Mount Lavinia, come together in the Virtual Choir Recording of Horatio Spafford’s ‘It Is Well With My Soul’, During the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is Well With My Soul” (Cover) Music Directed and Arranged by: Kisholi Mathiaparanam Audio Mixed and Mastered by: Devdun Fernando Video Compiled by: Janith Dassanayake     ...

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eLanka Newsletter – May 2020 3rd edition – Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter MOTHER, A LADY LIKE NO OTHER: BY Joe Van Langenberg “A MOTHER’S LOVE” – By Des Kelly Australia extends support to Sri Lanka to flight pandemic The birth of the Steel industry in Sri Lanka: By Vernon de Alwis UK PM appoints MP Ranil Jayawardena as Trade Minister Lunch with Prof.Raina MacIntyre: cautious coronavirus communicator: By helen pitt Emotional Surprise for a COVID-19 Survivor | Good Morning Britain – surprise for Roy as he is reunited with Dr Hetti! (Dr. Hettiarachi) Health & Views –May 2020 – 1st issue By Harold Gunatillake Meditation with Acharin online (Webinars) – 09th & 10th May GLORY DAYS : THE LEGEND THAT WAS TOM DEEN.- By Bernard VanCuylenburg S .THOMAS COLLEGE MOUNT LAVINIA 2018 RUGBY DINNER.THE SLIDE SHOW AND ...

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CANON ROY HENRY BOWYER-YIN MA(Cantab): By Menaka Ashi Fernando Canon Roy Henry Bowyer-Yin SOURCE:Medium It was in December 1946 that the legendary Roy Henry Bowyer-Yin first strode into the portals of S’ Thomas College Mount Lavinia. What was to be a mere six-month stint went on to become a significant 16 year alliance between Bowyer-Yin and his School by the Sea. An artist’s impression of S. Thomas College Mount Lavinia The story goes on to say that Rev A J Foster who was on leave in England, had his leave extended due to the unfinished fragments of WWII. It was during this period that the Board of Governors of S Thomas College approached Bowyer-Yin requesting him to fill in as Chaplain during Foster’s absence. Yin’s desire to travel, mingled with his missionary zeal prompted him to accede to the request. ...

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