28 Nov (4 days ago)
Fellow STC mates! - friends and colleagues. (For your information)
Just heard from Merrill Aluvihare that Dayasiri (Prof . DPA Fernando) has died. He was the Prof. of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine in Colombo, and was a co-examiner at the Royal College of Surgeon examinations, held annually in Sri Lanka.
I knew him throughout his career at STC. Absolutely a very decent bloke ,who remained a devout Christian. He was also a kind and compassionate guy who set a good example for all of us to follow. His superior knowledge in Latin astounded even his teachers!
He was also quite well known for his Drama at the College Literary Society concerts!
His brilliant performance as 'Portia' in the "Merchant of Venice", brought him great fame in the 'world of Drama and Theatre'. Those 'Episodes' staged at the (STC) college Hall, attracted crowds from near and far!
He fooled the entire audience to convince them that, he was actually a 'she'!
His beauty and performance was so convincing and credible, so much so ,that the college Office at Thalassa received bags and bags of letters of serious compliments , most of which were "amourous" one's, declaring their "endless love" to him!!!
It will be a sad day for STC, and indeed for all of us ! Goodbye my friend, I shall miss you!
"faber est quisque fortunae suae"
"bene orasse est bene studuisse"
from Dr. Ranjith Dambawinna