I am pleased to send you this update with more details about the upcoming 50th Anniversary Reunion of our batch.
The Organising Committee met on Wednesday February 22nd and made the following decisions:
Dates: Reconfirmed as August 31, September 1 and 2.
Venue: Hotel Chaaya Tranz (former Coral Gardens now refurbished) in Hikkaduwa.
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Rs 17000 nett per day full board (double superior room)
Rs 14750 nett per day full board (single superior room)
Two individuals/singles wishing to share a double room may benefit by paying the double room charge of Rs 17000, as opposed to two singles.
Those who wish to attend should confirm attendance by sending me an e-mail as early as possible, but not later than May 31, 2012. Please also indicate whether you would be accompanied by your spouse/family member/other. You are welcome to request more than one room provided the applicable rate for the extra room is paid.
Bank Name - Nations Trust Bank Plc
Bank Address - No 242 Union Place, Colombo 02, Tel. 2313206
Account No - 006108004340
Currency - LKR
Branch Code - 006
Swift Code - NTBCLKLX
Bank Code - 7162
Remittance in Favour of - Dr. Swyrie Balendra
Remitter's address - No 47/1, Ward Place, Colombo 07
This extra payment is to meet the cost of transport, wine, beer, corkage, soft drinks, chasers, music, photographers, tips etc. This arrangement will ensure that no participant/attendee will have to spend on anything other than personal items such as laundry phone calls etc. during the entire Reunion.
Cost of hard liquor is not covered by the extra charge of US $ 70 / Rs 7000. Therefore, voluntary donations of a bottle or more of any of the following would be much appreciated.
Anyone who wishes to come to Chaaya Tranz using their own transport will be free to do so. They should inform the orgnisers in advance.
An academic program in the form of a medical seminar is scheduled for Saturday Sept 1. Any volunteers who wish to make presentations (on any medical topic of your choice) should notify the organisers before a date to be specified later. They will be provided wth details later.
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