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Monday, August 13, 2012

Transport from Hikkaduwa to Colombo on September 2nd

Quite a few have inquired from me about transport back to Colombo on Sunday September 2nd. Transport from Chaaya Tranz in Hikkaduwa to the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo will also be available after checking out of the hotel. Coaches are scheduled to leave Hikkaduwa at 10.00 am.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Whom you are likely to meet at the 2012 Reunion

Many have inquired from me whether "so and so" is attending the Reunion. This is the most recent updated list of Reunion Attendees.

1. Lalantha Amarasinghe
2. Anton Ambrose
3. Harischandra Boralessa (Bora)
4. Cyril Ernest
5. Srianee Fernando Dias (Bunter)
6. Mahendra Gonsalkorala (Speedy)
7. Devyani Gunasekara Salgado
8. Kumar Gunawardene
9. Lareef Idroos
10. Lakshman Jayasinghe (LS)
11. M.Z. Lameer
12. Douglas Mulgirigama
13. Nalin Nanayakkara (Nana)
14. Bertram Nanayakkara (Bertie)
15. Manel Ratnavibhushana Wijesundera
16. Rajan Ratnesar (Patas)
17. Mahesan Richards
18. Vasanthy Thuraisingham Perera
19. Lakshman Weerasooriya (Lucky)
20. Malkanthi Wijesuriya McCormick
21. T. Yoganathan (Yoga)
22. Lucian Perera
23. Suriyakanthi Karunaratne Amarasekera
24. Pramilla Kannangara Senanayake (Pram)
25. Kusuma Jayasuriya Ruberu
26. Swyrie Jayasekera Balendra
27. Priya Gunaratna de Silva
28. S.A.P. Gnanissara (Gnaniss)
29. J.C. Fernando (JC)
30. Sriani Dissanayake Basnayake
31. Surangani Abeysuriya Fernando (Sura)
32. Lakshman Abeyagunawardene (Lucky).

33. Sujatha Maligaspe Lena
34. Farouk Mahmoud
35. Shanthy Nalliah Edwards
36. Kamala Nimalasuriya de Silva
37. Victor (VPH) Rajapaksa
38. Ranjith Kuruppu
39. Chandra Silva Udukumbure
40. Chirasri Mallawarachchi Jayaweera Bandara
41. Bandula Jayasekara
42. R. Nadarajah
43. Jimmy Wickramasinghe
44. Senerath Jayatilake
45. Sanath Lamabadusuriya (Lama)
46. S. Sarvananda
47. K. Balachandra
48. Vasantha Owitigala Jayasuriya
49. Revo Drahaman
50. Ranjan Wattegedera
51. Ranjan Hulugalle
52. N. Balakumar
53. H.N. Wickramasinghe (HN)

54. Zita Perera Subasinghe
55. Lalini Seebert Rajapaksa



Sunday, August 5, 2012

50th Anniversary Batch Reunion - Update (3)

Hello Everyone,

I am pleased to send you the latest update on the upcoming 50th Anniversary Batch Reunion. As of today, we have 55 members of the batch who have confirmed attendance. With spouses and guests, we expect nearly 100 participants. The following documents are posted below:

1. Final instructions
2. Reunion Program

3. Academic Program
Please feel free to write to me if you have any questions.
(Secretary, Reunion Organising Committee)

50th Anniversary Reunion - Final Instructions

1.     All attendees will assemble (with baggage) in the Lobby of Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo 3 on Friday August 31st at 8.30 am. 

2.     Your baggage will be tagged (Room number and occupants) before being loaded into the coaches. They will be taken to the respective rooms at Chaaya Tranz Hotel in Hikkaduwa. 
3.     Coaches will leave Cinnamon Grand Hotel at 9.00 am. Please make sure that you board one of the coaches well before departure time.  

4.     Please hand over donations of hard liquor to one of the following as you enter the coach:
                J.C. Fernando
                S.A.P. Gnanissara
                Lucian Perera 
5.     In case you have not paid the extra payment by August 31st, please talk to Suriyakanthi Amarasekara or Kusuma Ruberu. 
6.     Dress code will be Casual throughout.  Smart Casual for the Dinner Dance. 

** On Friday August 31st, a private area (by the side of Crab/Mediterranean) will be fenced out with cadjan covering three sides exclusively for Reunion attendees and related events.


50th Anniversary Batch Reunion
Aug 31– Sept 2, 2012
Friday, August  31st

   8.30 am – All attendees assemble in the lobby of Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo

   9.00 am – Coaches leave for Chaaya Tranz Hotel, Hikkaduwa

   10.30 am – 11.00 am Hotel check-in

   1.00 pm – Lunch ( *Private area near the Crab/Mediterranean restaurant)

   2.30 pm – 8.00 pm Free (On your own)

   8.00 pm – Fellowship ( *Private area as above)

   9.00 pm – Dinner (*Special BBQ dinner in the private area near the         Crab/Mediterranean restaurant)                                                                                        

* A private area (by the side of Crab/Mediterranean) will be fenced out with cadjan covering three sides exclusively for Reunion attendees.
Saturday,  September 1st

   8.00 am – 9.15 am Breakfast (Main restaurant - special section)

   9.30 am – Group photograph

  10.00 am – 11.30 am Academic Session (details posted separately)

   1.00 pm – Lunch (Main restaurant – special section)

   2.30 pm – 8.00 pm Free (On your own)

   8.00 pm onwards - Dinner /Dance (Ballroom)

Sunday, September 2nd

  8.00 am – 9.00 am Breakfast (Main restaurant – special section)

  9.30 am – Check-out

  10.00 am – Leave for Colombo
50th Anniversary Batch Reunion
Aug 31– Sept 2, 2012
        Academic Session (Hotel Auditorium)

10.00 am – Welcome
                          Lakshman Abeyagunawardene                    

10.10 am – Remembering departed colleagues

10.15 am – Academic Session

                   Chair – Sanath Lamabadusuriya 

10.20 am – “Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Society”                                  

          Mahendra Gonsalkorala 

10.35 am“What prevents the urge to merge?” - The problem of Non Consummation.                          

         Sriani Basnayake 

10.50 am – Discussion 

11.10 am – Draw for Door Prizes 

11.15 am – End of Academic Session