Royal Primary School (RPS) 1953 & Royal College (RC) '59 Group
l-r: Vipula, Sarath, Loku
l-r: Vipula, Sarath,
l-r: Ranjan, Senthil
, Graham – in Beijing, China – Sep 13, 2010
(before you come to Delgoda Junction)
Mendis, Bandula Kulatunga from Australia with Upali, Daya joining U C Jayasinghe.
Email received from Munchee in Sydney on Friday May 28, 2010.
Dear 59 Group,
I was in
Sri Lanka for a short spell and returned only about a week back. During that
period, I happened to visit Mr. L.Samararatne who
I can remember Mrs. Samararatne
passed away around 1977, and he is living with one of his children. I think
Mr. Samararatne may be close
"young" '59 Groupers gathered together with their pretty wives at
the Galadari Meridian Hotel in Colombo to meet
again and enjoy a
Panna, Ruchi, Jiggs & Prasantha
The Lovely ladies of the '59 Group
Upali, Mazher, Chari
M A Kreltzsheim, Geethapriya Salgado Brian Lieversz, Saji Bahar, Prasanna Mendis, M A Kreltzsheim
Prasanna Mendis, Geethapriya Salgado M A Kreltzsheim, Geethapriya Salgado, ?, Saji Bahar, Brian Lieversz
Pics taken in London, UK - Aug 2009 - Sent in by Palitha Manchanayake
DCP Karunaratne (Lal) & Palitha Manchanayake Palitha Manchanayake & Vishwanath Vedage
DCP Karunaratne (Lal), Palitha Manchanayake, Sube, NPR Goonesekera
Palitha Manchanayake & DCP Karunaratne (Lal)
Jeremy Perera's Place - Australia - Monday Feb 2 2009
seated front l-r: Nigel de Kretser, Philip Stork
standing at back l-r: Jeremy, Brian Lieversz, Graham Koch, Michael Kreltszhem, Prasanna Mendis
seated front l-r: Russel Geddes, Michael Kreltszhem Philip Stork
standing at back l-r: Nigel de Kretser, Brian Lieversz, Prasanna Mendis, Philip Stork, Graham Koch
seated front l-r: Nigel De Kretser, Graham Koch
standing at back l-r: Jeremy Perera, Brian Lieversz, Michael Kreltszhem, Russel Geddes, Prasanna Mendis
Suri & Munchee in Sydney, Australia - Jan 12 2009
K A Gunawardena, Chula & Dr. M J M Peroos in UK
Muthu (center) at 60 (UK) with his daughter (extreme left), wife, son and daughter in law
Vishva Vedage, Palitha Manchanayake & K P Jayaweera in 1968
Sunday Sep 28, 2008
Dear Vishwa & to all in 59 Group,
Thank you very much for sending this photo. It really looks how we looked like at that time. This photo was taken at your uncle's garden at Gampola.
He was a PD (Periya Dorai) of a Tea Estate, if I remember right. Probably around 1968-69.
What has happened to Bada (KP Jayaweera) and Melvin (W. Mallawarachchi)? That is the important question.
Bada , I met him last in Sydney around 1990 with his wife. Then they proceeded to Melbourne. Subsequently, I heard that he was doing a Consultancy in PNG.
That was the last I heard of Bada. Bada & I were very good friends, and we used to watch all the Rugger Matches of Ceylon Army during 1965-67 period.
We were Army fans. That time, the Army Team was very strong with Capt. Berty Dias as Scrum Half, Capt CS Fernando as Full Back, Neville Shedden &
Piyasena as Insides, These are some of the names that come to mind. Then during the Cricket Season, Bada & I were ardent Nomads fans, and we used to watch all
the Nomads Cricket Matches during Saturday & Sunday. The Nomads cricket team was captained by Bada's Brother-in-Law DH De Silva, who was the
Charity Commissioner of Colombo Municipality. DH was married to Bada's eldest sister. I think DH was in the Ceylon Cricket Pool and played a couple of matches
for Ceylon at that time. Then in the same team, there were DP De Silva & DS De Silva, Anuruddha Polonowita, Daya Sahabandu etc.
These are some memories that came to my mind.
Then regarding Melvin, I have not heard of him for the last 30 years or so. I know that Melvin did Chemistry Special at Peradeniya, and topped the batch with a
First class Honours. After that he went to Cambridge & did a Ph.D in Theoretical Chemistry. Then came back to Peradeniya and was lecturing there.
Subsequently, around 1977 I heard that he was the Rector (Vice Chancellor) of Dumbara Campus. That was it. Nothing heard after that.
So DOES ANYONE KNOW (out of the 59 group) anymore later info about these two (Bada & Melvin) please share it with us.
With Warm Regards.
Palitha Manchanayake <email@example.com>
AGM 2008 at President G S C Perera's
Place - Aug 2008
Dr. Panna, dancing the blues away.....
Dr. Panna facing camera, Akram Dawood extreme right Dosthara Mahattaya doing his Vedakam in grand style
Dr Panna and Akram Dawood G S C Perera
Mazher Fazleali (white beard) and Saji Bahar at far end, Jiggs on extreme right Jayantha Kudahetty in red horizontally striped T shirt Susu Aziz on extreme right
Dr Panna, Jeremy Perera and Brian Lieversz, extreme right Dr Panna (back to camera) wiih Mazher Fazleali (grey beard) facing camera
Dr Panna, Jeremy Perera & Mazher Fazleali Dr POanna (extreme left), Brian Lieversz, Jeremy Perera, Saji Bahar, Mazher Fazleali
Akram dawood (extreme right) Mazher Fazleali (back to cam), Saji Bahar, Susu Aziz & Mrs Aziz
Jayantha Kudahetty (standing in red T shirt) Brian Lieversz (third from left) standing with hands on hips
RC '59 Group meet in London - 2008
Group Gang in London
S Fernando (Goiya), Sarath
Gooneratne (SC). On Chair Ajith
Dias (Ando), Ranjan Dandeniya
'59 Group Get-Together at Chinese Hotel in Bamba - 2006
RC Masters 1955
Royal College Hostel 1959
L to R
Row 2: C.Abeywickrama, S Y
, C S Fernando, , J D M Kulatilleke, L A D Sirisena, Wimal Gunawardena, N.Mendis, Wendell Solomons, Dayaratna, Raheem,
Row 3: N Kalupahana, R Sabapathypillai, Sunil Mendis,
N P Nilaweera, , Cassim, Samararatna, , , N M DeRun,
A.PL de Vas, Thambiraja, L J K Hettiarachchi,
S D Atukorale, T.de Alwis,
Row 4: Leon Belleth, , T B C Edirisinghe, S R K N Sabaratnam, , R Rudran, , Wijayanayagam, L A W Sirisena, L S P Rajendra, S G Gunaratne, , , , ,Hutan Hettiaratchi, Mapa Gunaratne
Row 5: , R A Pothuhera, Mr. L Samararatne, Mrs. Belleth, Mr. C E Belleth, Mr. Dudley K G de Silva, Mr. B St. E de Bruin, Miss Ratnayake, Mr. W Devapriya, T V Wickramasuriya, Sivathondan
Row 6: O K P Gunasekera, Nihal Canagasabey, K I Mahmud,
R Chandrasena, D R Pulleperuma,
S W Atukorale, D.E R Hapuarachchi,
N.S. Kumaranatunge, K K Amaradasa, P G W G Premaratne,
Mr John Henry De Saram
l to r: Mr John Henry de Saram, Nigel de Kretser, Prasanna Mendis, Jeremy Pereira, & Brian Lieversz,
at Jeremy's place in Colombo - Nov 2005
Jeremy, Allan & Fazli
Standing at back left: Ronald Schokman
Seated left - Frederick Allan Ebert
Seated right: Muhammad Fazli H Sameer
gloating over the prizes won after the sack race
GATEWAY Magazine 1953 pp55