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A short Biography of Hilda Westbrook-Kularatne, Pioneering British Educationist

By Jane Russell Dr. Jane Russel (BA Oxon. St Hilda’s College, MA in Education) educated at Winchester Girls High School, UK, was seconded to History Dept. Peradeniya University where she Studied for Ph.D, in ‘Political History of Ceylon 1931-1947’, under Professor KM de Silva and her thesis on “Ceylon Tamils Under …

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Legacy Tour – Nuwara Eliya Golf Club 1889

Legacy Tour on Quadrangle is dedicated to Sporting institutions and legendary individuals who promoted Sports in Sri Lanka commencing from the Colonial era. During the 19th century under the patronage of British Administrators and by Planters and Military officials, various Sports Clubs were established exclusively for them to patronize recreational …

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Author Neil Wijeratne to head 125th jubilee chronicle as St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10 announces major plans ahead!

By Kavinka Fernando St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10 will be celebrating its quasquicentennial in March 2021. To commemorate this magnificent milestone, it was announced that former Josephian Neil Wijeratne would be leading the way in documenting its history and heritage. This was announced on the back of a press release …

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REMEMBERING BRYAN

By Lorenz Pereira Eustace Bryan Pereira passed away on 3rd April 2019 at the age of 78, quite unexpectedly, but peacefully, with dignity and with no fuss in keeping with his gentle character and laconic lifestyle. Bryan operated in a by-gone time capsule setting his own agenda, quite oblivious to …

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The Peterite band plays on

By Algi Wijewickrema A few months back Sri Lanka’s first ever television station, ITN (Independent Television Network), concluded a competition among Sri Lanka’s schools, titled “Band the Band” (thankfully it wasn’t ban the band) and Holy Cross College, Grampaha were crowned champions. Not to be left out, St. Peter’s College, …

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Remembering ‘SELVI’

By Michael Wille I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Selvi Perinpanayagam in Ontario, Canada (in 2019). He and I played for Royal for three years (1954-1956). Of those three years we opened the batting for two years. Opening partners often develop a close friendship having been …

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Colossus who shaped Sri Lanka Cinema

Tribute to Lester James Peiris By Algi Wijewickrema To say that Lester James Peiris turned the then cinema industry upside down – if a cinema related industry existed in the 1950s in Ceylon – would be an understatement. At a time when what passed off as cinema craft in Ceylon …

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