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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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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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Dr.Michael Emil Joachim

By Felix Dias Appreciation delivered at the thanksgiving celebration of Dr. Michael Emil Joachim in 2018   I consider it an honour and a privilege to say a few words at this Thanksgiving Celebration for the life of our dear friend Michael Emil Joachim.   We have all read the …

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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 St. Paul’s Milagiriya, Colombo 04. Many tributes were …

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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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