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Remembering Belle Wirekoon

by Eric Motha Belle Wirekoon departed this world two years ago and her 90th birthday fell on June 16, 2018. She was born in Kandy and blessed with five sisters and a brother. Belle had her education at Hillwood College, Kandy and Good Shepherd Convent, Colombo. Many tributes were paid …

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Vale Ranjith Samarasekera

Antonian dynamo sadly missed Former St Anthony’s College, Katugastota, sportsman and a stalwart of Colombo Colts Cricket Club Ranjith Samarasekera passed away in 2017 in Colombo following a brief illness at the age of 76. Ranjith Samarasekera was an outstanding sportsman, excelling at athletics and cricket. He was one time …

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VALE GAVIN SENN

Saxophonist delighted in wonderful world of music   The music world lost a rare talent when virtuoso saxophonist and vocalist Gavin Senn passed away in September 2017. Gavin, a product of both St Benedict’s and St Peter’s colleges, was truly a mainstream entertainer who delighted audiences with his versatility and …

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The spirit of one

MR GEORGE MACKY The spirit of one By Bernard VanCuylenburg   Rather late on the road of an Antonian journey, I take my place in line, pen in hand as I endeavour to pay tribute to a gentleman whose name now dwells in the realms of legend in the Antonian …

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Generous soul in the company of angels..

There is a saying a man’s worth is not measured by the wealth he has gathered; it is measured by the words spoken of him and the sorrow shown at his passing. Nielhaan Gerald Samaranayake, esteemed medical professional, humanitarian and proud Peterite, was a man of such stature. Dr Samaranayake lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 49 …

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In Reminiscing

In traversing down memory lane, though briefly, one cannot help a sense of nostalgia filtering through your mind. Colombo North, the gateway to the metropolitan city, was a sprawling electorate and home to a multi-religious and diverse ethnic population. In this scenario, Kotahena was literally a haven, where the teeming …

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