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 pageantry, compared to their fiftieth anniversary celebrations which were in 2012.
Following the chapel service at the Chapel of the Transfiguration, the Thomians spend the day within the precincts of this hallowed institution which had undoubtedly imparted a unique, state-of the-art and wholesome education to them. They took this rather rare opportunity to joyfully tour around their old school, of course reminiscing their nostalgic memories of their childhood. They were simply overjoyed by viewing the latest developments and modifications done by the school authorities, utilising the charitable donations and contributions made by the old boys, parents and well-wishers of the school, in numerous ways, throughout the years gone by.
At this event, the Group also felicitated the college in their project to install “Smart Boards to every class room”, by handing over a cheque to the Sub Warden Asanka Perera, to the value of Rs.400,000, collected from its membership. Esto Perpetua!