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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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