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Hillwood College Prefects Induction 2020

The Annual Prefects Induction of Hillwood College Kandy was held on 23rd September 2020 at College Hall. Here are the highlights as exclusively covered by Quadrangle Photography by Kavindu Hasaranga and Mahela Abeykoon. The pictures posted here have been restricted for sharing or to download and only available for viewing on …

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From Philanthropists to Champions

History of Schools Alumni and its evolution in Sri Lanka By Sujith Silva   In one of our earlier articles “A journey through Quadrangle”, we extensively covered the evolution of education in Sri Lanka. Starting from two renowned monasteries Mahavihara and Abhayagiri in the Anuradhapura period managed by Buddhist monks …

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The Legacy of C. I. Gunasekara at his Century

By Suhela Abeynaike Conroy Ievers Gunasekara was born an athlete meant to change sports history in Sri Lanka. He was a colossus, a gentleman of the highest order; unassuming and always stood for justice, a hard hitting batsman and a local maestro on the tennis court. Born on July 14, …

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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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205 Years, Methodist Church in Sri Lanka

Interview with His Lordship Rev. Asiri Perera, Bishop of Methodist Church in Sri Lanka By Sujith Silva (June, 2019) As part of our coverage of Old Schools in Sri Lanka under ‘A journey through Quadrangles’ we met His Lordship Rev. Asiri Perera, Bishop of Methodist Church in Sri Lanka to …

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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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Spirit of Big Matches – 2019

From the 12th edition of Quadrangle Magazine; Quadrangle interviewed former Captains, Players, and Principals during the 2019 Schools Big Match coverage.  By Kineta Fernandez When it comes to traditional school cricketing battles in Sri Lanka, a ‘Big Match’ is more than just an ordinary cricket encounter between schools. Cricketing battles …

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Cagers who were greats and who would have no equal

By Elmo Rodrigopulle St Benedicts College, Kotahena, easily the leading Christian Brothers school in the country is celebrated its 150th year in its glorious existence few years ago. Since its inception, the school has produced brilliant alumni and continues that way. Not only in studies, but also in sport there …

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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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