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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Ananda College Cricket team 1957




Seated L-R: AP Jayasinghe, Palitha Premasiri, Anuruddha Polonowita, Daya Amarasinghe, Ananda Ranasinghe.
Standing L-R: Palitha Wijesekara, Anura de Zoysa, SP Ekanayake, Sonny Yatawara, NG Ekanayake
On the ground: Ranjith Thabrew, Sirisoma Wijeggonewardene, Neville Ratnayake

APJ entered the Eng Faculty and worked as an engineer. Passed away early. Palitha Premasiri (my classmate) never studied. Owned Southern Drapery Stores at Borella Junction. Deceased.
Anu Polonnowita joined the Colombo Municipality. Married Chitranganie (daughter of the late Prof. PB Fernando who was Professor of Medicine before Prof. Rajasuriya.
Daya Amarasinghe joined the Prisons Dept. Ranasinghe was at Ceylon Insurance.
Palitha Wijesekara (deceased) was the elder brother of athlete Vijitha Wijesekara and Dr. Rohitha Wijesekara (our junior batch).
Anura de Zoysa also died some years ago.
SP Ekanayake also did a Physical Science degree in the University and joined the Army. Died a few years ago as a Major.
Sonny Yatawara joined Ceylon Tobacco soon after leaving school. Died early in life.
NG Ekanayake too died some years ago.
Thabrew was in the Science Faculty. Wijegoonewardene joined the Army as an Officer Cadet and retired as a Major. Neville Ratnayake was another classmate of mine who joined the Ventral Bank.

Almost 60 years later, the 1957 captain Anu Polonowita is second from left in this picture with Suren Iyer.

1 comment:

  1. The photo brings back memories. Ananda/Nalanda ground was just behind my old school. I often watched those games creeping through the fence and sliding down the hill. The lovely Mara trees gave us shade from the blistering sun. Great atmosphere. So sad to hear that many have crossed the vale.

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