Game Suwanda (ගමේ සුවඳ) Instrumental Cover by the Hewisi Band of S.Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia.   The Hewisi Band of S.Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia has kicked started its operations despite the setback from a global pandemic with its Inaugural Virtual performance. ...

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VICTOR  MELDER  SRI  LANKA LIBRARY 7, Benambra Street, Broadmeadows, Vic 3047, Australia. Telephone + 61 3 9309 4040 E-mail < melder.rjvm1935@bigpond.com > Web Site < www.vmsl-library.com > THOSE WISHING TO DONATE BOOKS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS TO THIS LIBRARY, THEY ARE MOST WELCOME. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT ABOVE ADDRESS, BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE. Thank You. ACQUISITIONS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2021 BOOKS. 1. Raja & Nadarajah by Shin Nishimotho, 2020 (Donated Anonymously, Melbourne, Vic) 2. Weerasinghe Land & Other Non-Fictional Stories by Vidya Jyothi Emeritus Prof. E.R. Jansz, 202 (Donated by Ms Charmaine Schrader, Southbank, Vic) 3. Love & Protest by Vianga Perera, 2015 4. Time & Chance by Siri Ranawake, 2005 (No’s 3 – 5, Donated by Mrs Samantha Sirimanne Hyde, Dennistone, NSW) ...

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My last minute try tore the hearts out of the Royalists that day, says Naveen-by Indika Welagedara Naveen Henakankanamge is about to score a try. Source:Dailynews Naveen Henakankanamge went on to captain S.Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia 1st XV School rugby team as well as the Asian under 18 cup championship winning Sri Lanka team for the first time in the country’s rugby history. Naveen represented the Sri Lanka national under 20 Sevens team and fifteen a side rugby team in the Junior Rugby Asiad. He also represented Sri Lanka national senior 7’s and 15’ a side with distinction. He represented club rugby teams CH and FC and Havelock Sports Club in the inter club rugby tournament. At present he is domiciled in Australia. Incidentally he is the younger son of legendary Sri Lanka player H.K.Sisira of Navy fame. Speaking exclusively to Daily News all the way from Australia Naveen said ...

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Annual General Meeting 2021 – S.Thomas’ College Old Boys’ Association NSW/ACT   Download the PDF file . Download the PDF file . Download the PDF file . Dear fellow Thomians, Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting 2021  of the S.Thomas’ College Old Boys’ Association, New South Wales and ACT Inc. will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, 31 October 2021 Location – TBA  The relevant documents required for the AGM are attached for your information and guidance. ...

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Feast of the Transfiguration (2021) – Cancelled Dear fellow Thomians, Feast of the Transfiguration 2021 It is with regret that we wish to announce that we have decided to cancel the ‘Feast of the Transfiguration’ service scheduled to be held on Sunday 1 st August 2021, at All Saints Church Parramatta, due to prevailing pandemic restrictions. We wish to thank Rev Owen Goddard, Rector of All Saints Church for his very kind and generous acceptance in making the church available for the service and Vasantha Weerakoon for making arrangements for the Hymns to be sung at the service and a special Anthem by the Thomian Choir. We look forward to your presence at the Thomian Carol Service to be held at the same venue on Saturday 27 th November 2021 at 6.30pm. A Chapel dedicated to this hallowed event The Chapel of the Transfiguration, of S.Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia towers ...

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Warden’s Letter to Old Boys – July 2021 S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia Feast of St Thomas the Apostle, 3rd July 2021 Dear Fellow Thomians, Fraternal greetings from the School by the Sea. As we start the second half of 2021 still in a situation where S. Thomas’, together with all schools in Sri Lanka, remains closed, I thought I should write to you to keep you informed of how things are going at the moment, so you will have accurate and up to date information about the state of things for your various alumni groups. Sad Realities of 2020 From March 2020 we were unable to engage in any of the usual activities that make up our school year including the various sports and society events, the Chapel Feast, the Carol Service, Colours Awards Ceremony and Prize Giving. An entire year group left us without having had the opportunity ...

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A Tribute to Lucian Nethsingha (1936-2021) – By Roger F. Aldons (STC Chorister, 1955-1962) Source:Thomiana – S. Thomas’ College Old Boys Association Australia OBA Melbourne – Newsletter – May 2021 It was with great sadness that we were informed of the death, on Friday 12th February 2021, of Lucian Nethsingha. Lucian had been in poor health for a while, and latterly had been in a hospice in Cambridge. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Born in Colombo, Ceylon, in 1936, Lucian was educated at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia, (STC) Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). We, together with the Thomian family and Lucian’s friends around the world fondly remember, with admiration and thanksgiving, Lucian Nethsingha, the extremely talented, successful Organist and Masterful Trainer of Choristers. He was a gentle, humble loyal Thomian gentleman, in every sense of the word, and a fellow Roy H. Bowyer Yin era chorister with ...

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“Return” – a Poem Source:Thomiana – S. Thomas’ College Old Boys Association Australia OBA Melbourne – Newsletter – May 2021 Some five decades ago, as co-editor of the S. Thomas’ College magazine, I wrote this poem. It was published in the magazine then under the pen-name Junius (meaning “Youthful One”) – and I felt it appropriate (now that I am a Senex!) to publish again in the Thomiana to coincide with the 170th anniversary of my old school in Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka. I glimpse afar the chapel tower – my heartbeat quickens, I hurry on. Reaching at last the trellised gate I gaze upon the cherished scene I’d longed to see. Thro’ all these years of wandering it lived with me in Memory’s store – the College that I love so well. I walk on down the curving road – echoing steps of bygone days. ...

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