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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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JOSEPHIAN SOCCER; 1964 AUGUST FAIR VICTORY

From the 2nd edition of Quadrangle, 2015. Just a couple of years after its formation, St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10 fielded a cricket team and defeated Royal College in the inaugural cricket match. In the same year- 1898, they also fielded a soccer team and trounced Royal College F.C and …

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THOSE FLYING JOES

Memories of Josephian Athletics and Athletes QUADRANGLE SPECIAL BY NEIL WIJERATNE   We were awaiting the arrival of those flying runners. They will outclass all other competitors, as we were told, and would bring glory to our school. Unbelievable.   I had a hurried lunch, a few slices of “seeni sambol” …

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Josephian grit kept Wesleyites at bay

Great escape of 1983     Who recalls that St Joseph’s versus Wesley cricket match played at Campbell Park in 1983? It wasn’t a thriller; it wasn’t a type of a match that kept you on the edge of your seat. Instead, it was a classic example of Josephian grit …

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That ‘1952’ School Cricket Season

Runs flowed in ’52 Josephians had well-oiled batting machine   Played seven matches; won five; lost two…. The scorecard of St Joseph’s College cricket team of 1952 provides a classic example of the standard of school cricket in the bygone era. Results-wise it is not impressive. Nevertheless, it echoes something extraordinary. And it …

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