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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Meeting old friends at Pram's Hyde Park Residencies

Pramilla Senanayake (Pram to all of us) hosted a lunch at the poolside at her Hyde Park Residencies today to meet and greet Mahendra Gonsalkorale (Speedy), Rohini Abhayaratne, Chitra Perera, Kumar Gunawardene and Gitanjali Jayanetti who are all on holiday in Sri Lanka. Others present were Harsha Samarajiva, Chandra Gnanissara, JC Fernando, Suranganie Fernando, Sanath Lamabadusuriya, Swyrie Balendra, Suriyakanthi Amarasekara, Lakshman Abeyagunawardene and spouses. Click on pictures to enlarge

















18 comments:

  1. It was wonderful to meet so many friends and colleagues. Pram is amazing. Time and again whenever batch mates come on holiday she organises a sumptuous meal with musical backing by a keyboard artist at her Hyde Park residence. Thank you Pram!

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  2. It is becoming routine (rather than usual) to have the opening comment from Speedy. While endorsing his every word, I must say that we had such an enjoyable time today at Pram's.

    With each passing year, I keep adding to this figure. Can you imagine that we all first met in June 1962? Very soon, it will be 56 years ago. It's not all who can still move around at our age. But let's enjoy while we can.

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  3. Thank you Pram for a wonderful get together.Your hospitality,the company,the ambience food and beverages and entertainment were splendid.Kanthi and I had a most enjoyable time,as I’m sure did all others.
    Thank you Lucky too for these superb photos which will be a great memento of this happy occasion.I also did relish sharing old memories!!!
    Kanthi and I wish all,including our absent friends a very happy 2018 blessed with good health, joy,peace and prosperity.
    KUMAR

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  4. I'm sorry I wasn't there. Lucky, I think you caught Sura and Rohini enjoying a really good joke! I'm glad all of you had fun.

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    1. What a shame I missed you this time Srianee! We missed your cheery presence but no doubt you will meet many colleagues who are still around when you come.

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    2. I'm sorry I missed meeting you too! Hopefully, we'll run into each other sometime soon, somewhere... Srianee

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  5. Great to see my mates of 56yrs. ago meeting up and more than that enjoying themselves as if it was yesterday. The girls all looked like "Hatte Lummisses" and boys still looked as "Kollas" I wish I was able to join in the merriment!! As Lucky mentioned above it is not all who can attend due to "moving around issues"--- that includes me!!.
    It is so very generous of Pram to host these meetings to our mates at a 'drop of a hat' and roll back those years--- all thanks to you, Pram.
    Glad that all those there had a really great time.
    Once again wish you all the very best for 2018.
    God be with you all.
    Razaque.

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    1. We all missed you but fully understand your position O'Substantial One! I hope I can come up and see you this year. Very best wishes.

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  6. wow, company and Food looks great, wish I could have been there. Overtime I see these photographs make me Nostalgic, hope we can get together again soon, when we can still travel.Blessing fogged health and happiness in the new year

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    1. Now that was a welcome surprise Rajan!It is good to see you bogging, pardon, blogging! Hope you had a great Xmas season.

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    2. Hi Rajan/Patas, I see that the demon 'auto correct' got you too! "For good" health in your message got converted to "Fogged" health! Fogged health or not, I hope we meet again soon.
      All the best to all of you in 2018. Srianee

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  7. What beautiful photos of our lovely batchmates and friends! And what a variety of comments! I too would like to thank Lucky for letting us take part in a small way by letting us see these lovey photos. I too welcome seeing a comment from Rajan/Patas. Hope to hear more from you in the future.
    Zita

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  8. We must have another mini reunion in London when Sanath and Harsha and Pram are here later on in the year.. Hope Sumathi will all able to join this time as he missed the last one. Hope Rohini and Bala could also join and any others I have inadvertently missed.

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  9. Thanks!Speedy for selecting me as a VIP.

    Sumathi

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    1. I value all my colleagues Sumathi!

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    2. Sppedy!
      It is a joke and,I am sure you understand that a bit of joke is good for your well-being.
      Read,talk and walk keep Alzheimer at bay.You remember teaching us salient points in delaying onset of Alzheimer.

      Sumathi

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  10. Lucky , thank you for giving us a peek into your revelries !
    So happy you are having a goodd time

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