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MAINTAINING DIGNITY & DECORUM

Posted on 04 October 2017

    The messages that we give to others is in a combination of actions and words. Once spoken, harmful things cannot be taken back and instead can create a darkness for all. Elevate yourself above the realm where negativity exists and dwells. Make a vow to live your life with dignity and decorum so […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

7th death anniversary – Melville Assauw

Posted on 30 September 2017

September 21, 2010.   My friend, Melville Joseph Assauw, passed away on the 23rd of June this year, just short of the Biblical three score years and ten. I had known for some time that Mel had been seriously ill and the news of his demise should not have been a surprise. But it was. […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

General Communique of 9/26/2017 from JPAA Canada President 2016-2018

Posted on 26 September 2017

E-MAIL FROM JPAA PRESIDENT CHRISTY JOSEPH DATED 09/26/2017 AT 20:35 HOURS To: All Past & Present Members, JPAA Canada Dear All, I took over as JPAA President in April 2016, and currently serving a 2-year term till 2018. As explained in my general communiqué of 8/22/2017 (shown below) all accounts of JPAA were frozen by […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

JPAA Canada – alive and well

Posted on 01 September 2017

      Contrary to unfounded rumours floating around, the 34-year old Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association of Canada (JPAA Canada) is alive and well in Toronto. JPAA Canada is unique in that it is the only joint association for the Josephians and Peterites, in the world. JPAA Canada goes on record as the first Sri Lankan […] Continue Reading

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Alumni NEWS, Headline

Honour Roll: Peterites in Canada who earned their stripes

Posted on 07 October 2017

Since 1922, St. Peter's College, Colombo has provided primary and high school education to thousands of students. After passing through the hallowed hallways of this great school, some have taken the bold step to seek greener pastures in other countries. This exodus started in the fifties when many went to the U.K. for studies and […] Continue Reading

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Alumni NEWS, Headline

27th Annual Josephian Peterite old boys cricket match ends in a tie in Washington DC.

Posted on 05 October 2017

For the first time in the series the annual encounter ended in a tie and the trophy was shared between the teams. In the master game played prior to that ended in a close five run win for the Joes. 27th Annual Josephian Peterite Old Boys Encounter Chief Scores SPC 124/8 in 20 over’s (Dilan […] Continue Reading

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Headline, JPAA Canada

JPAA Canada donates over Million Rupees to Alma Mater – SJC & SPC

Posted on 04 October 2017

NEWS RELEASE No: 2017-1001         Toronto, Canada – October 1, 2017. The Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association of Canada (JPAA Canada) was formed in 1984, and prides itself as the first Sri Lankan Schools Alumni Association to be formed in Canada. JPAA Canada is also the only joint association in the world for the […] Continue Reading

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Flashback, Headline

The ‘Platinum Years of Peterite Cricket’, 1978-1980 by Michael Elias

Posted on 01 October 2017

The ‘Platinum Years of Peterite Cricket’, 1978-1980 by Michael Elias8-1980 Reams have been written about the "Golden Years" of Peterite and Josephian cricket. Countless arguments for and against one particular "greatest" era or a specific team have been made and are still being made whenever Peterites or Josephians meet. For many years we were very […] Continue Reading

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SPC-OBU

ASELA LIHINIKADUWA elected President, St. Peter’s College Old Boys’ Union 2017/18

Posted on 15 August 2017

Congratulations to the entire new Committee of Management of St. Peter's College Old Boys' Union (Colombo) elected at the Annual General Meeting held on Sunday, July 2, 2017. Full list of elected officers in post below. Asela Lihinikaduwa was elected President while Kevin Edwards and Algi Wijewickrema were among those elected Vice Presidents. Ravika de […] Continue Reading

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JAYAWEERA 2 - 1933 team

Flashback

The unique cricket story of George Jayaweera and his four sons

Posted on 12 August 2017

It’s that time of the year in Sri Lanka – the big match season! Cricket takes pride of place over any other socio-political event in the island. Be it the ‘Battle of the Saints’, ‘Battle of the Blues’, ‘Battle of the Maroons’, ‘Battle of the North’, ‘Hill Country Battle of the Blues’, ‘Battle of the […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

1983 Peterite Skipper Niranjan Rodrigo shares his thoughts on the 1978 Peterite victory in the Big Match

Posted on 12 August 2017

  BLAST FROM THE PAST Good old ‘Big Match’ days True sportsmanship the answer to break deadlock – Niranjan Rodrigo by Reemus Fernando – Courtesy: The Island of 07 March, 2008. Can they break the deadlock at least this year? This might be the question running through the minds of not only the Joes and […] Continue Reading

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Pre-70s Group

Algi Wijewickrema elected President, Pre-Seventies Group

Posted on 30 July 2017

            The Pre-Seventies Peterites (or The Peterites' Group of Pre 1970 to give its official name) had its Annual General Meeting last Friday, 26th May 2017 at the OBU Secretariat followed by a social. The Committee elected for the year 2017/18 is as follows: Patron – (Ex-officio) Rector St. Peter's […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Demise of former Peterite sports star Lakshman Serasinghe in Melbourne

Posted on 05 July 2017

NEWS HAS REACHED US THAT LAKSHMAN SERASINGHE, FORMER PETERITE SPORTS STAR OF THE 50S HAS PASSED AWAY IN MELBOURNE. FUNERAL SERVICE ON SAT. JULY 8TH. MAY GOD GRANT HIS SOUL ETERNAL REST! Lakshman Serasinghe was a household name in Sri Lanka's sport circles in the mid-fifties. He was an all-round sports star who had his […] Continue Reading

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SPC-OBU

Message: From Algi Wijewickrema – General Secy. SPC – OBU

Posted on 01 July 2017

Dear Peterites young and old, This would be my final official message to you all as your General Secretary and I write to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful cooperation I received from all members here and abroad in the discharge of my duties. I consider it indeed a privilege to have been able […] Continue Reading

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Sports

Sachith Silva leads Joes to a historic final

Posted on 23 June 2017

Courtesy: Hisham Hameed – The Pappare – June 7, 2017. The revamped St. Joseph’s side after a rather average performance in the league, seemed to have got into the right groove at the right time, as they outclassed Dharmaraja College, Kandy by 34 points to 12 in the 1st semi final of the MILO Presidents […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

FLASHBACK: Memorable innings of 235 n.o. by Tyrone Le Mercier in 1962

Posted on 22 June 2017

Tyrone Le Mercier – Represented St. Peter’s College for five years and best remembered for his brilliant 235 n.o. against Antonians By Upali Obeyesekere – Inaugural President, Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association – Canada (1993). Going down memory lane, one cannot forget a name that was synonymous with school cricket in Ceylon, in the late fifties and […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

Down Memory Lane: Victory & Interesting Finishes – Josephian-Peterite Encounter

Posted on 21 June 2017

(Courtesy: Sunday Observer – 22 February, 2004) Once again it is Big Match time and we are back at the Oval to witness the 2004 encounter. I have had the privilege of having witnessed every single match since the 1963 encounter – bar the game in 1965 when a bout of flu enforced a break. […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

David Heyn – dashing left-hand bat and brilliant cover fielder

Posted on 20 June 2017

Living Legends – David Heyn Dashing David a top-notch left-hander Courtesy: NATION – By Sa�adi Thawfeeq Dashing, debonair, flamboyant are some of the words that were used to describe the batting of David Heyn who was an integral part of the Ceylon and Sri Lanka teams of the sixties through to the seventies. Heyn, a […] Continue Reading

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SPC-OBU

Message from Kevin Edwards – Chairman, Golden Gleam 2017

Posted on 13 May 2017

Dear Brother Peterites, GOLDEN GLEAM 2017 (OBU Annual Fundraiser)  With the theme "UNDER THE SEA", this year the OBU will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary and 40 Years of being led by a lay President. Proceeds of this years' Dance will used to complete the Student Career Guidance Centre of College.  Venue   : Colombo Hilton Date      : Saturday […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

NORMAN PATERNOTT and his three sons kept the Peterite flag flying high for 43-years!

Posted on 08 March 2017

By: Upali Obeyesekere – Toronto, Canada. St. Peter’s College was founded by Rev. Fr. Michael J. Le Goc, a French Missionary who was Rector, St. Joseph’s College.  A few years later in 1927, Rev. Fr. Nicholas Perera was appointed Rector, St. Peter’s College. The first cricket team and the Old Boys’ Union were both formed […] Continue Reading

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Headline

83rd Josephian-Peterite Encounter ends in draw

Posted on 07 March 2017

The 83rd Josephian-Peterite cricket encounter ended in a draw. The game was played over two days at the Colombo Oval.   Given an impossible target of 181 to win in 15 overs, St. Peter’s College openers Santhush Gunathilake and Anishka Perera gave it all they got to get to 99 for no loss before the […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sports

83rd Battle of the Saints : Centurion Jehan Daniel (124 n.o.) saves St. Joseph’s

Posted on 03 March 2017

  Saturday, March 4, 2017. Indika Welagedara – Courtesy: Daily News. Jehan Daniel exults after scoring a face-saving century for St Joseph’s College on the first day of the Battle of the Saints cricket match against St Peter’s College at the P Sara Oval yesterday. Pic by Thilak Perera  Sri Lanka under 19 cricketer Jehan Daniel […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sports

83rd Josephian-Peterite Encounter at Colombo Oval on March 3rd & 4th

Posted on 02 March 2017

In Sri Lanka, March madness has set in with a few “big matches” scheduled for the first week-end. The 83rd encounter of the “Battle of the Saints” takes pride of place and will be played at the old familiar Colombo Oval (P. Sara Stadium) on March 3rd & 4th. St. Joseph’s lead the series with […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sports

83rd Battle of the Saints: This can be a nailbiter – no quarter given or asked

Posted on 01 March 2017

By M. Shamil Amit – Courtesy of Sunday Times.     As it happens every year during the month of March the saints are ready to march on the cricket field for their annual “Battle of the Saints”.  This is the 83rd in the series to be played on March 3 and 4 at the […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Tribute to a legendary Peterite sportsman – Anton Perera

Posted on 21 January 2017

Tribute to a legendary Peterite sportsman – Anton Perera March 7, 2014, 9:18 pm  This 2004 photo shows three celebrated Peterite cricketers of yesteryear – David Heyn, Travice Fernando and Anton Perera. The 80th Josephian-Peterite encounter started at the Colombo Oval on Friday. A time for the Joes and Peterites to revel and enjoy the […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

Ranjith Weerasena – Peterite and National Champion Athlete

Posted on 19 January 2017

Ranjith the Gentle Giant of National Athletics. Courtesy: Text and Pictures by Rangi Akbar National Discus Champion while a schoolboy Ranjith Weerasena as he is now Ranjith Weerasena first won the national discus title as a schoolboy at St. Peter’s in 1959 and successfully defended the title for ten consecutive years. During these years St. […] Continue Reading

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CRICKET

Flashback

Josephian Priya Perera was a phenomenal all-rounder

Posted on 18 January 2017

Priya Perera – the former Josephian, University and All Ceylon all-rounder BY MERRIL Gunaratne KNOWN affectionately as Priya, I first made his acquaintance in 1960 at cricket practices in the University. Competition for places in the University team to play in the Saravanamuttu Trophy Tournament then was fierce, given the extent to which talent was […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

Tribute to Didacus de Almeida

Posted on 18 January 2017

Courtesy: Sunday Times   The Tri-Nations Rugby Tournament It has been almost 35 years since Sri Lanka came close to winning the Asiad. At this moment it is only fitting to bring to mind the only complete rugby player produced by Sri Lanka. No one can equal that record to-date. The great coach Archibald Perera […] Continue Reading

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Sports

The history of the Joe-Pete Rugby Encounter

Posted on 18 January 2017

The History of the Joe-Pete Rugby Encounter – By Umhar Samsudeen The Josephian – Peterite rugby encounter runs down to a proud history of 50 years. Since its inception in 1955, the Joes have met the Petes on 51 occasions, out of which the Peterites have turned out victorious on 34 instances and the Joes […] Continue Reading

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Alma Mater

Josephians pile on runs as Royal hold off on a draw

Posted on 14 January 2017

Vice-Captain Shewon Fonseka scored a fighting century as St. Joseph’s College dominated their drawn game against Royal College in their 120th traditional game which concluded today at Darley road. Resuming on 105 for 1, the Josephians went on to score 395 for 9 in 86 overs in reply to 291 which the visitors made earlier in […] Continue Reading

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Alma Mater

SPC-OBU – Special General Meeting on 01/26/2017

Posted on 14 January 2017

NOTICE SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE ST. PETER'S COLLEGE OLD BOYS' UNION   A Special General Meeting of the St. Peter's College Old Boys' Union will be held on Thursday, 26th January 2017 at 6.30 p.m. at the Rev. Sr. Flora Hall, St. Peter's College, Colombo to accommodate concerns as to clarifications sought and in the […] Continue Reading

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Alma Mater

St. Peter’s College beat St. Sebastian’s College by an innings and 10 runs

Posted on 14 January 2017

Miflal Ameen, Chathura Obeysekara and Sachin Silva took 3 each as St Peter’s registered a massive win by an innings and 10 runs against St Sebastian’s College in the Singer U19 Div I Cricket Tournament at St Peter’s College Grounds. Peter’s were cruising at stumps on day 1 at 289 for 6 and skipper Lakshina […] Continue Reading

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FLASHBACK – Inaugural Josephian-Peterite Cricket Encounter 1933

Posted on 12 January 2017

FLASHBACK – INAUGURAL JOSEPHIAN-PETERITE CRICKET ENCOUNTER FEBRUARY 23 & 24, 1932 PLAYED AT ST. PETER’S COLLEGE GROUNDS, BAMBALAPITIYA   TEAMS St. Joseph’s College – Robert Fernando (Capt.), Douglas Moreira, K.C. Pathmanathan, Tommy Le Mercier, Claude Wijesinghe, Victor Albert, J.P. Maloney, Peter Peiris, Hugh Swaris, W.L.A. Karunaratne, Simplicus Cruze.   St. Peter’s College – George Jayaweera […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

2017 welcomes many visitors to our site

Posted on 11 January 2017

January 11, 2017 – We are happy to note that there has been a remarkable increase of visitors to our site from January 1, 2017, in the last 11-days. This augurs well for this comprehensive site that captures the activities, events and history of two great Roman Catholic schools in Colombo – St. Joseph's College […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

The Josephian team of 1969 had something unique

Posted on 03 January 2017

Courtesy: Sunday Times 27 Feb.11   Cricket by it’s very mean is a reflective game, a game which above all things lends itself to write in the lovely flexible English; which we have inherited from our ancestors, conquerors and colonial rulers. "The game is the thing"……….."It matters not who wins or loses"…… "Play the game" […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

Platinum Years of Peterite Cricket, 1978-1980 – by Michael Elias

Posted on 03 January 2017

Reams have been written about the "Golden Years" of Peterite and Josephian cricket. Countless arguments for and against one particular "greatest" era or a specific team have been made and are still being made whenever Peterites or Josephians meet. For many years we were very fortunate to have had the contributions of two very special […] Continue Reading

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RUGBY

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Didacus de Almeida, Hiranjan Perera, Hadji Omar, Jeyer Rodriguesz and Rohan Abeysundera were in the 1966 Presidents XV team

Posted on 03 January 2017

Courtesy: Sharm De Alwis – Sunday Leader The most awesome performance by any of our teams against a visiting team was in 1966. The President’s XV played the British Joint Services (Far East) at Longden Place and went down heroically by only 3 – 6 , which, when compared with other games played by the […] Continue Reading

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Alumni NEWS

Warmest wishes for a Happy New Year 2017

Posted on 01 January 2017

We wish all a Happy New Year 2017 and may your dreams come true this year! The book on 2016 is now closed and the last chapter has been duly filled. Today, we open a new page in the 2017 book of memories, events and activities.  A fresh new year is once again upon us. It’s […] Continue Reading

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Alma Mater, Headline

List of Honouries at Peterite Honours Night 2016

Posted on 31 December 2016

 Peterite Honours Night – 2016 Colombo, Sri Lanka – The Old Boys' Union of St. Peter's College had its Honours Night on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the College Hall for the 6th time with a distinguished Old Peterite, Prof. Rohan Jayasekera as the Chief Guest. The OBU has been honouring members who have reached eminence in […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

How the Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association was formed

Posted on 23 December 2016

By: Upali Obeyesekere – Founder, Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association Subject: Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association – hereinafter referred to as "JPAA". It has been brought to my notice that one or two past presidents of JPAA are going around saying that they are co-founders of the Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association. Taking ownership to what rightfully does not belong to […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

St. Peter’s College had a blockbuster cricket team in 1957

Posted on 13 December 2016

The Peterites had a blockbuster team in 1957, led by a astute skipper – Jayantha Fernando who also captained St. Peter's in rugby. David Muthumani and Nihal Wijesena were the regular openers while fiery Darrel de Silva came in at No.3. I still remember how Darrel lifted the opening attacks of many a school right […] Continue Reading

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Sports

80th Battle of the Saints between St.Joseph’s College vs St.Peter’s College

Posted on 06 December 2016

  Article by Ranjan Anandappa (Sunday Observer)   The 80th annual cricket encounter between St.Joseph's College and St.Peter's College which is also known as the 'Battle of the Saints' played for the Rev .Fr. Maurice Legoc Trophy will herald another series of 'big' encounters among schools. This match will be played on March 7th and […] Continue Reading

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Alumni NEWS, Headline

The St. Peter’s College I knew and loved – Dr. Nihal Abeyesundere

Posted on 04 December 2016

  Courtesy: Daily Mirror. Realization has gradually dawned on me that I am old, very old. Now, that I am 84 years, keeping young is problematic. It is fortunate that I am still restless, still anxious to learn and a voracious reader. Recollections of my early childhood bring back memories of attending the kindergarten standards […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

1959: VINTAGE YEAR FOR PETERITE RUGBY

Posted on 03 December 2016

Peterite Rugby 1959 My interest in rugby was spurred on in my very early years by Ago Paiva as I lived close to his home. There was a fairly large green available to boys of my age and we were inspired by Ago to make the grade in rugby. For the record, Ago played both rugby […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

St. Peter’s & Police Rugby star S. Sivendran takes a stroll down memory lane

Posted on 03 December 2016

A Tribute and a stroll down Memory Lane – By S Sivendran – 2006.     RUGBY With the curtains coming down on Club Rugby and the Schools Rugby Tournament occupying center stage, it is time to take a stroll down memory lane and recount the past Rugby Players of Schools and Clubs who have contributed […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

JPAA Canada funds infrastructure improvements at SJC

Posted on 03 December 2016

JPAA Canada donated Two-Thousand Dollars (CAN) towards infrastructure improvements at St. Joseph's College, in 2015. A two-member delegation comprising JPAA President Upali Obeyesekere and Immediate Past-President Christy Joseph visited Rev. Fr. Travis Gabriel last May (2015) at the Rector's office and handed over a bank draft in the $2000.00 to Fr. Travis for infrastructure development work at St. Joseph's College.  […] Continue Reading

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Alma Mater

44th Encounter: St. Peter’s College V. Trinity College – October 21 & 22, 2016

Posted on 20 October 2016

By: Sujith Silva – Editor, SPC-OBU.  Third term fixtures of the 1st XI Schools Cricket Season has commenced, as you know the defending joint Champions of Schools Cricket Peterites led by Master Lakshina Rodrigo have been able to notch up two outright wins so far. This weekend, 21st and 22nd October they will take on […] Continue Reading

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Alumni NEWS

Tribute to former Josephian Rugby Captain Michael Perera

Posted on 13 June 2016

Death of former Josephian rugby skipper Michael Perera   JUN 14 2016       0     EmailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestPrintFriendly       Sports         On the 9th of June at about 7pm SL time I received a facebook messenger text informing that my former skipper Michael Perera had breathed his last. Unable […] Continue Reading

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Alumni NEWS

MICHAEL PERERA (1967-2016) – Former Josephian Rugby Captain & Cricketer

Posted on 10 June 2016

The Passing Away of a Josephian sportsman. Cricketer & Rugby Captain – MICHAEL PERERA. Michael Adrian Perera born April 13, 1967 and was called to Jesus on June 8th, 2016. Loving husband of Cindy (nee Outschoorn). Dearly beloved Father of Shenolene (24), Marc (20) and Matthew (18). Son of Lorraine Perera (nee Ratnam) and the […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

JPAA Canada donates $2000 for SPC Chapel Renovation Project

Posted on 06 June 2016

Report on the OBU Branches World Wide The following is an extract of the Colombo-based SPC-OBU Annual Report 2011/2012 published in connection with the 84th Annual General Meeting held on July 1, 2012. This refers to the $2000 (CAN) donation by JPAA Canada towards the St. Peter's College Chapel Renovation Project – 2012. REPORT ON […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sports

St. Peter’s roll over Dharmaraja 36 – 6 in schools’ rugby game

Posted on 02 May 2016

St. Peter’s College hosted Dharmaraja College in their final match of the first round and managed to take down the boys from hill country 36-6 amidst tough weather conditions. Courtesy: The Papare. The Peterites have had an inconsistent season thus far having won 2 of their matches while losing the other two. The Rajans on […] Continue Reading

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Headline, In Memoriam

A tribute to Arthur Hakel – Josephian cricketer, athlete and soccer player

Posted on 29 April 2016

This was sent to Susilough de S. Wijeyeratne by Vernon Davidson to share his tribute to Late Arthur Hakel, who was one of his opening bowling partners in 1968 A TRIBUTE TO "HAT-TRICK-HAKEL" In 1968 under Lalit de S W captaincy I was privileged to open the bowling with Arthur,who was just out of the under […] Continue Reading

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AGM 2016

2016/2017 Executive Committee – JPAA Canada

Posted on 25 April 2016

The following were elected to serve in the 2016/2017 Executive Committee for 2016/2017 at the 2016 Annual General Meeting held on April 8, 2016. PRESIDENT CHRISTY JOSEPH IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT UPALI OBEYESEKERE VICE PRESIDENT – SPC SRINATH WIJEYERATNE VICE PRESIDENT – SJC VALENTINE BALASINGHAM GENERAL SECRETARY  PHILIP NAVARATNE ASSISTANT SECRETARY AUBREY ATTON HONORARY TREASURER A. […] Continue Reading

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AGM 2016, Headline

2016 Annual General Meeting – JPAA Canada

Posted on 15 April 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association of Canada (JPAA Canada) was held on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Markham Rugby Club in Unionville. JPAA President Upali Obeyesekere presided at the AGM. The Minutes of the AGM were taken by 1) Jerome Fernandez for outgoing committee and 2) Philip Navaratne for incoming committee. JPAA […] Continue Reading

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Alma Mater

In true blue spirit old Peterites worldwide came to Melbourne

Posted on 11 April 2016

Past students of St. Peter’s College around Australia and from overseas reconnected at a gala night in Melbourne on Saturday, October 1.Nearly 350 old Peterites, wives and friends got together for a night of reminiscing interspersed with skits and re-enactments of those schoolboy days. It was the second reunion in three years and the Peterite […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

Peterite Rugby – 75 years of proud history

Posted on 11 April 2016

Peterite rugby – 75 years of proud history. by Ruchira Mendis – Courtesy: The Island.   St. Peter’s College, Colombo, celebrates its 75 years of rugby in grand scale this year as they created history in 2006 by becoming school double Champions by winning outright the Singer League and Milo President’s Trophy, the first Peterite […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

Celebrating Peterite Passion The Rugby Team of ‘84

Posted on 11 April 2016

By: Stewart Schneider-Loos (SPC Rugby 1983 – 1984). Courtesy: Sunday Leader. Although it was over 30 years ago, it seems like only yesterday…With the current schools rugby season in full swing, I would like to take you back thirty odd-years to reminisce about the Peterite team of 1984. That year we did not win a championship, but […] Continue Reading

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Headline, Sports

St. Peter’s win school’s T20 championship

Posted on 09 April 2016

    St. Peter’s College won the Singer U19 schools T20 championship when they recorded an easy 38-run win over St. Aloysius’ Galle in the final played at Galle International Cricket Stadium on Friday.St. Peter’s, whose skipper Vinu Mohotti won the toss and elected to take first lease of the wicket, put up a formidable and […] Continue Reading

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AGM 2016

NOTICE OF MEETING – JPAA CANADA AGM 2016

Posted on 30 March 2016

To: JPAA Canada Members Subject: Annual General Meeting 2016   TAKE NOTICE that the 23rd Annual General Meeting of the Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association Canada (hereinafter called “JPAA”) will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016, at the hour of 6:30 PM at 150 Austin Dr, Unionville, ON L3R 6M7. The following documents will be posted […] Continue Reading

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Alma Mater

Rejoice. He has risen. The Lord has risen. He has risen as our savior. Happy Easter.

Posted on 26 March 2016

Happy Easter 2016! The Christian movable feast — Easter — is celebrated to commemorate the resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ from the dead three days after his crucifixion and burial. This year, Easter falls March 27 after believers celebrated Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. "And they found the stone rolled away from the […] Continue Reading

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Peterites win 82nd “Battle of the Saints” encounter at P. Sara Oval

Posted on 12 March 2016

  Sporting St. Joseph’s College rector Fr Travis Gabriel awards win to St. Peter’s: Unruly supporters of St Joseph’s College behaving like hooligans unbecoming of their school’s disciplinary image ruined their much hyped about big match cricket encounter against traditional rival St.Peter’s College who were deprived of a well deserved victory on the field in […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s clinch 42nd “Battle of the Saints” 50-Over encounter in splendid fashion

Posted on 12 March 2016

Left-handed one drop batsman Hashan Wanasekara struck a stunning century to guide St. Peter’s College to a convincing 8-wicket win over St. Joseph’s College in the 42nd annual Joe-Pete One-Day Encounter at the R. Premadasa International Stadium on Saturday.  Visit the March Madness Hub  A superb record-breaking unbroken 152-run stand for the 3rd wicket between […] Continue Reading

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94th Anniversary of St. Peter’s College

Posted on 18 January 2016

Today happens to be the 94th anniversary of the opening of this hallowed institution we call St. Peter's College. It was on the 18th of January 1922 (a Wednesday to be precise) that Fr. Maurice Le Goc, Rector of St. Joseph's College, with a band of boys from St.Joseph's College, Col 10 came by train […] Continue Reading

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Sports

St. Peter’s College V. St. Sebastian’s College Inter-School Cricket 2016

Posted on 16 January 2016

St. Peter's College V. St. Sebastian's College Praveen Jayawickrema's five-for 31 helps St. Sebastians claim 1st innings points against St.Peters (St.Sebastians: 15.25 points & St.Peters: 8.86) St.Sebastians College, Moratuwa: 239 in 75.2 overs (Tharusha Fernando 45, Ashar Warnakulasuriya 44, Thaneesha Weerakoon 5/68, Vinu Mohotti 3/53) & 161/5 d in 47 overs (Nuwanindu Fernando 64, Mishen […] Continue Reading

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Harin Cooray shines as Joes cruise to fifth win

Posted on 13 January 2016

  Under-19 Division I Cricket January 13, 2016, 9:22 am  By Reemus Fernando – The Island   Left-arm spinner Harin Cooray bagged 12 wickets to lead St. Joseph’s to a ten wicket victory over Wesley in their Under-19 traditional cricket encounter at Darley Road on Tuesday. After Joes declared on their overnight score, Cooray came up […] Continue Reading

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School Cricket: Royal V. St. Joseph’s College

Posted on 13 January 2016

Sri Lanka under 19 discard and highest wicket-taker in the current schools cricket season, Lasith Embuldeniya of Royal College, Colombo produced another spectacular bowling performance as he rocked the St. Joseph’s College batting lineup on day one in their 119thannual cricket encounter at Reid Avenue. The tall left-arm spinner captured 6 wickets for 56 as […] Continue Reading

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Alumni NEWS

Obituaries: Vernon Crusz

Posted on 04 January 2016

VERNON CRUSZ. Dearly beloved husband of Melonie and loving father of Michael, son of the late Clarence and Esme Crusz brother of Tirzah Marie (Sydney), late Gladys (London), late Claude, Audrey (Sydney) and Philomena (London), son-in-law of Maxwell and Yvonne Crusz, brother-in-law of late Noel Crusz (Sydney), Brian Ratnayake (London), Irene Crusz, Oliver Wijeyasinghe (Sydney), […] Continue Reading

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Tribute to a Gentleman: Jayantha Fernando

Posted on 03 January 2016

  September 15, 2012, 6:36 pm An end of an innings was signaled when the last breath of life was snuffed out of all that was mortal of my dear friend, Jayantha Fernando. Had he lived he would have surpassed the biblical span of three score and ten and exceeded it by another five years […] Continue Reading

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Compliments of the Season & Happy New Year

Posted on 23 December 2015

Warmest wishes from JPAA Canada to you and your family! We wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! May the light of Christmas be your sun that you may never walk in obscurity; I offer you this season’s gifts of Joy and unending tstimonies. Merry Christmas  Christmas Wishes. Christmas is a magical holiday season […] Continue Reading

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1981 Peterite Cricket Captain Michael Elias is on holiday with family in Toronto!

Posted on 17 December 2015

News has reached us that Michael Elias, who represented St. Peter's College from 1978-1981, captaining in his last year, is on holiday in Toronto during the Christmas season. On behalf of JPAA Canada, we welcome Michael to our beautiful city and wish him a pleasant stay. Michael's team mates during the four years were some […] Continue Reading

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Wow, what a show it was! Alston Koch rocks JPAA Canada Dinner Dance 2015

Posted on 03 December 2015

  ALSTON KOCH – he came, he sang and he simply rocked! The 2015 JPAA Canada Annual Dinner Dance was a grand success. The capacity crowd witnessed a superstar in action. Alston's rendition of "DIANA" made popular by Paul Anka was a sensational bit of vocals. This writer has listened Paul Anka live twice sining […] Continue Reading

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Operational Year 2015/2016: Ranier De Lambert appointed Hony. Treasurer, JPAA Canada

Posted on 25 November 2015

NOTE TO FILE November 24, 2015. JPAA President Upali Obeyesekere made an executive decision to appoint Ranier De Lambert, Past-President of JPAA Canada to the post of Honorary Treasurer with immediate effect to replace incumbent Hony. Treasurer Christy Joseph. The latter's letter of resignation is appended below. The resignation was accepted by President Upali Obeyesekere. […] Continue Reading

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Mechanised Roller for St. Joseph’s College

Posted on 09 November 2015

St. Joseph's College has successfully received a Mechanised Roller courtesy of donations from Old Boys and overseas Old Boys' Associations. This was a dire need for the school and now that this has been added on to the college inventory, the groundsman can quickly have the pitch ready for cricket matches at Darley Road. Continue Reading

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Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

Posted on 12 October 2015

Canadian Thanksgiving 2015 Overview Like the United States, Canada gives thanks for its good fortune once a year and eats itself silly with turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Whereas American Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, in Canada the second Monday of October is a statutory, or public, holiday. This year, Canadian Thanksgiving […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Dance: Use Contact Us form on website to order tickets + reserve your table

Posted on 12 October 2015

Message from JPAA Canada Our popular website www.jpaacanada.com has a "Contact Us" form embedded on the site. 1st option – Look to your left on Main Page in red is marked an image named Contact Us. 2nd option – click on Contact Us from top menu. This page also has a Contact Us form. Please use this […] Continue Reading

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Alston Koch special presenter at Family Film Awards

Posted on 11 October 2015

Sri Lankan born Alston Koch was a special presenter amongst the glitterati and paparazzi in Hollywood for the announcement of the nominations for the Family Film Awards held at the Hilton Hotel at Universal City recently. The legendary award winning Asian and Australian singer-songwriter, actor and now an executive film producer, carried the good wishes of the […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Obituary – Desmond Dharmarajah, former Peterite cricketer and ruggerite

Posted on 07 October 2015

News has reached us of the passing of a Peterite cricketer and ruggerite who represented his alma mater for a few years in the 50s. The Old Peterites in Toronto join me in expressing our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of DESMOND DHARMARAJAH.         DHARMARAJAH – DESMOND. Beloved husband of Violet, loving […] Continue Reading

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Dr. Sivakumar Vedavanam was great company and a wonderful friend

Posted on 06 October 2015

Dr. Sivakumar Vedavanam He was great company and a wonderful friend I write this with great sadness over the unimaginable loss of a close friend. After his early education at Jaffna Hindu College, Veda joined the Faculty of Medicine from St Peter’s College Bambalapitiya. We met during the ‘carnage’ called the rag in 1967. He […] Continue Reading

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ALSTON KOCH to headline JPAA Dinner Dance in Toronto on November 28th

Posted on 05 October 2015

  JPAA Canada will be presenting its annual dinner dance on Saturday, November 28, 2015. With a tagline of "An Evening of Nostalgia", the dance will attract a cross section of the Sri Lankan expatriate community as the Guest Artiste for the evening is none other than – ALSTON KOCH! An international award winning performer, born in […] Continue Reading

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Prof. (Dr.) Rohan Jayasekara, proud product of St. Peter’s College

Posted on 28 September 2015

Remembering a prof’s service to medicine.   It was an emotionally-charged ‘Valedictory meeting’ when high-level academics, both medical and non-medical, gathered at the New Lecture Hall of the august Colombo Medical Faculty on September 17 to bid adieu to former dean, mentor, colleague and friend, Prof. Rohan W. Jayasekara. Prof. Rohan Jayasekara is presented with […] Continue Reading

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Sports

1st XI Peterite Cricket Fixtures for 2015/2016 announced

Posted on 25 September 2015

ST. PETER'S COLLEGE CRICKET FIXTURES FOR 2015/2016 Date Opponents Venue Oct.: (Fri) 02nd – (Sat) 03rd Wesley College Home (Fri) 09th – (Sat) 10th Darmapala College (T) Home (Mo) 12th – (Tu) 13th St. Aloysius College Home (Fri) 16th – (Sat) 17th St. Joseph Vass Col (T) Home (Fri) 23rd – (Sat) 24th Trinity College […] Continue Reading

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Daily News

Joes take Schools Basketball title

Posted on 22 September 2015

      Thushan Jayasuriya – Courtesy: Daily News.             St. Joseph’s College, Colombo clinched the National Schools Basketball title by edging out the All Island Under 19 Champions and Western Province Champions, Asian International School by 55 points to 51 after a thrilling final played at Darley Road recently. […] Continue Reading

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Sports

Clive Inman led the winning Peterite team in 1955

Posted on 17 September 2015

Clive Inman is a name that rings many bells for cricket in Ceylon and for all Peterites who went through the hallowed hallways of the Bambalapitiya school – St. Peter's College. Inman was a prodigy who still holds the highest score of 204 n.o. in the big match that began in 1933, 82 years back. […] Continue Reading

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31st Joe-Pete Cricket Encounter played on September 7, 2015, at Ajax Cricket Club Grounds

Posted on 14 September 2015

The following e-mail is self-explanatory. It is addressed to both Captains/Managers of the Josephian and Peterite teams for 2015. The attachments  are comprehensive and show the teams, payment of match fees that were deposited to the JPAA Canada account. —– Original Message —– From: Upali Obeyesekere To: Srinath Wijeyeratne ; Ravishankar Puvanendran ; Rajive Benedict […] Continue Reading

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Lakshina Rodrigo (St. Peter’s College) voted Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer

Posted on 18 July 2015

Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer contest: Lakshina Rodrigo, Randev Pathirana and Shanaka Sampath win Most Popular Awards. Lakshina Rodrigo (St. Peter’s), Randev Pathirana (Royal College,Colombo) and Shanaka Sampath (SiriPiyaratana MV, Padukka) were voted as the Sunday Observer/MobitelMost Popular Schoolboy Cricketers of the year 2015 at the end o the final weeks’s counting. Lakshina Rodrigo (St.Peter’s) Randev Pathirana (Royal College) […] Continue Reading

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6th Saints Quadrangular T20 tourney on August 16, 2015, at Ajax Cricket Club at 9:00 AM

Posted on 18 July 2015

The popular "Saints Quadrangular" T20 Cricket Tournament between St. Benedict's College, St. Anthony's College Kandy, St. Peter's College and St. Joseph's College will be held at Ajax Cricket Club grounds on Sunday, August 16, 2015. St. Bemedict's College OBA is hosting this year's tournament. The joint committee has organized food vendors and a cash bar […] Continue Reading

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NOTICE: 31st Josephian-Peterite Encounter in Canada

Posted on 14 July 2015

We are delighted to inform you that the 31st Josephian-Peterite Encounter (Canada Series) has been re-scheduled for Monday, September 7, 2015, at Ajax Cricket Club grounds. Two games will be worked out on this day starting with the Masters Game (20 or 25 overs) and the Main Game. Prize distribution will take place soon after […] Continue Reading

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Office Bearers of St. Peter’s College Old Boys’ Union Colombo 2015/2016

Posted on 14 July 2015

OFFICE BEARERS & COMMITTEE ELECTED AT THE AGM OF THE OLD BOYS' UNION. The Old Boys’ Union of St. Peter’s College had their 87th Annual General Meeting on 28th June 2015, at which Mr. Romeish de Mel was unanimously re-elected as President for the year 2015/16. Following are the Office Bearers and Committee Members elected […] Continue Reading

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Sports

St. Peter’s College Rugby: Was The ‘Rock’ Sin Binned?

Posted on 05 July 2015

St. Peter’s College Rugby: Was The ‘Rock’ Sin Binned? July 5, 2015 | Filed under: Colombo Telegraph,MORE OPINION,Opinion | Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH By Marlon Dale Ferreira – Marlon Dale Ferreira The saintly school from Bambalapitiya St. Peter’s College will always remain firstly as a top notch educational institute that uses sport as part of its extra curriculum to instill the building of […] Continue Reading

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Sri Lanka “Big Match” Cricket Festival called off due to heavy rains

Posted on 01 July 2015

01 July 2015, Toronto. Due to heavy rains that caused the Maple Leaf Grounds to get waterlogged, the Sri Lanka "Big Match" Cricket Festival will not take place as scheduled on July 1, at 10 AM. The joint organizing committee had an emergency teleconference at 9:00 am and decided unequivocally to postpone the festival to […] Continue Reading

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Nostalgic reunion of Josephian-Peterite fraternity at JPAA Canada “Fellowship Nite”

Posted on 27 June 2015

JPAA Canada presented its "Fellowship Nite" at J & J Swagat Convention Centre in Toronto last Friday (June 26) that attracted a large cross-section of Josephians, Peterites and well wishers from the Sri Lankan expatriate community in Toronto. Guest of Honour was Tyrone Le Mercier, Peterite Cricket Captain of 1963 and his wife Jean who […] Continue Reading

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Tribute: Dr. Indran Selvaratnam – Old Josephian

Posted on 22 June 2015

~~This was written in 1994 by Indran's friend Kumaran, a few days after Indran passed away I met Dr. Indran Selvaratnam for the first time in January 1978, when I attended a Colts Cricket Club (California)  meeting he had convened to plan that year's cricketing activities.  There was a very poor turn up of club […] Continue Reading

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Peterites all-island under-17 tennis champions

Posted on 19 June 2015

              Peterite tennis players fresh from their triumphant win in the Under 15 age group went on to win the All Island Under 17 tennis championship that concluded on Monday (15th) at the SLTA courts at Greenpath. Starting the tournament pitted against Defending Under 17 champions Ananda College and […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Adiel Anghie was a phenomenal all-round Peterite

Posted on 16 June 2015

    DR. ADIEL ANGHIE (1941 – 2015). Dr. Adiel C. Anghie, MD, 73, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Loving husband and father, he was born on July 20, 1941, the son of the late Gerard and Jeannie (Marr) Anghie. Dr. Anghie was a physician at the Bellaire Medical Clinic and […] Continue Reading

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Obituary: Dr. Adiel Anghie (1941-2015)

Posted on 15 June 2015

  Adiel Anghie captained St. Peters College Cricket Team in 1961. Team picture annexed herewith. Standing L to R: Tissa Jayaweera, David Heyn, Travice Fernando, Rohan Abeysundera, Sam Rajah, Adithiya de Silva, Maurice Deckker Seated L to R: Tyrone Le Mercier, Richard Alles, Adiel Anghie, Richard Heyn, Didacus de Almeida.   News has just reached […] Continue Reading

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S. Thomas’ in shocking win over more fancied St. Peter’s

Posted on 14 June 2015

By M. Shamil Amit – Courtesy The Sunday Times June 14, 2015. The second half rally put in by S. Thomas’ saw them record a shocking 25 points to 17 win over fancied St. Peter’s in a second round encounter of the Singer U-20 Schools Rugby league tournament played at Bambalapitiya yesterday.The Thomians after conceding […] Continue Reading

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Singer U-20 Schools League: Royal in narrow 25-22 win over Josephians

Posted on 14 June 2015

Royal douse the Josephian charge.   Schools League title hunters Royal College narrowly escaped from the jaws of defeat before recording a stunning 25-22 victory against dark horses St. Joseph’s College in a Singer Under-20 Schools League Cup segment rugby match played at the Royal Complex in Colombo yesterday. After leading narrowly by a point, […] Continue Reading

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Old Peterite’s Group of Pre-’70: Harold Jansz re-elected President for Year 2015/16

Posted on 13 June 2015

Standing – Left to Right: David Crusz. Hector Pietersz, Hilal Abdulla, Rodney Martenstyn, Ranjith de Silva, Mahinda Saranapala, Howard Daniels, Cyril Wijesena, Srinath Fernando, Anton Blake. (Algi Wijewickrema was not present when this photo was taken. He is the hard working Senior Vice President, Old Peterites Group pf Pre-1970. Algi has strong administrative and communication […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada elects office-bearers for 2015/2016

Posted on 01 June 2015

The Annual General Meeting of the Josephian-Peterite Alumni Asociation of Canada (JPAA Canada) was held on March 27, at the Radisson Hotel Toronto East. By consensus, it was decided to boost membership in the 31 year-old association. There were a few suggestions from the floor to have a "Membership Drive" following the Big Match and […] Continue Reading

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Peterites fight back in second half to beat Trinity 30-25

Posted on 31 May 2015

Singer Schools Under 20 League Tournament.   Indika Walagedara reporting in the Sunday Observer. A magnificent second half rally by the Peterites enabled them to a sensational win against the back peddling Trinity side by 30 points (2 Goals, 2 Tries, 2 Penalties) to 25 points (2Goals, 1Try, 2 Penalties) in their Inter School Division […] Continue Reading

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Peterite|Trinity rugby clash on Saturday (May 30th) should draw big crowd

Posted on 29 May 2015

Peterites will be meeting the wounded Trinity Lions this Saturday at St. Peter's College grounds at Bambalapitiya. Trinity won the last year's encounter at Pallakale which was also the first ever Major General Dennis Perera Memorial Trophy with a last minute try. Peterties led by Dhanushka Ranjan team won the game for Petes last, in […] Continue Reading

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Obituary: Mrs. Eugenia Wijewickrema (Mother of Algi Wijewickrema, Gen. Secy, SPC-OBU)

Posted on 28 May 2015

It is with much sadness we learn the passing of Mrs. Eugenia Petronella Wijewickrema, beloved mother of Algi Wijewickrema, General Secretary, SPC-OBU. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Algi and his close knit family. May her soul rest in peace! WIJEWICKREMA – EUGENIA PETRONELLA (Relict of Arthur James Wijewickrema). Beloved mother of Eulalie (Eula), Marie, Algernon […] Continue Reading

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6th “Saints Quad” T20 Cricket Tournament on Sun, August 16, 2015

Posted on 26 May 2015

To: All Players & Old Boys/JPAA Canada Please note that the 6th Annual "Saints Quadrangular" T20 Tournament will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at Ajax Cricket Grounds. All players will be contacted soon after the July 1 Joe-Pete Cricket Match. Due to unavailability of grounds the date for the Saints Quad T20 tournament […] Continue Reading

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Notice of Annual General Meeting – SPC OBU on June 28, 2015

Posted on 11 May 2015

Notice of Annual General Meeting. Notice is hereby given that the 87th Annual General Meeting of St. Peter’s College Old Boys’ Union will be held on Sunday, 28th June 2015, at the Fr. D. J. Nicholas Perera Hall, St. Peter’s College, Colombo 4 at 10.30 a.m. PROGRAMME 8.15 a.m. – Holy Mass 9.15 a.m. – […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Obituary: Anthony (Tony) Leonard De Silva – Old Josephian, Toronto resident

Posted on 09 May 2015

To: Josephians & Peterites in Canada An old Josephian in Toronto – Srilal Perera, has informed us of the passing of Tony De Silva another long standing Toronto resident and an old Josephian. May Tony's Soul Rest in Peace! Appended below is Srilal's message. This is to let you know that Tony De Silva ( […] Continue Reading

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Tribute to Nihal Fernando by Herman Gunesekera

Posted on 29 April 2015

To members of the family and staff of Studio Times   Through the kind courtesy of the Secretary of the Peterites Pre 70's Group, I have been informed of the passing away of a legend in the art of Photograhy.   Perhaps none of you may know me or even have heard of me. Although […] Continue Reading

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Sports

St. Peter’s win first-ever schools U19 Double-Wicket tournament

Posted on 28 April 2015

St. Peter's beat St. Sebasitan's to emerge champions of the St. Benedict's schools invitation double wicket tournament played on Sunday at the St. Benedict's College grounds in Kotahena. The tournament was organised in connection with the 150th jubilee of St. Benedict's College.   The Peterite batting pair of Chandula Jayamanne, their captain this year and […] Continue Reading

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Pre-70s Old Peterites group get-together was a total success

Posted on 27 April 2015

Old Peterites of the pre-seventies era got together at Randiya Hotel in Moratuwa on May 24th and had a rollicking time. The event was subsidized by the Pre-70s Group and a nominal charge of Rs. 1000 was levied to defray incidental costs associated with the event. It was a celebration of fellowship and camaraderie combined […] Continue Reading

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Isipatana beat Peterities in 20-18 thriller

Posted on 24 April 2015

Inter-school Rugby. April 24, 2015, 8:41 pm – Courtesy: Roshen Steelman in The Island.                         Isipatana College, Colombo continued their unbeaten run as they beat St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya 20 (4 unconverted tries) points to 18 (1 goal, 1 unconverted tries and 2 penalties) […] Continue Reading

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Featuring British politician Nirj Deva – he was educated at St. Joseph’s College

Posted on 24 April 2015

An Old Josephian, Niranjan Joseph De Silva Deva Aditya a.k.a. Nirj Deva is a pride to his alma mater. Please see below an interview conducted by Anusha David with the dynamic British politician! Editor, TSL   Anusha David spotlights the hottest styles and statements in and around Sri Lanka – from political leaders to celebrity […] Continue Reading

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Nihal Fernando – Old Peterite

Posted on 23 April 2015

Quoting Ruwan Silva from Colombo. Today's newspapers carry the news of the passing away of a great human being and true lover of Sri Lanka and nature – Nihal Fernando an old Peterite of the Fr. Nicholas Perera/Fr. Basil Wiratunga era.He founded Studio Times and was Sri Lanka's greatest photographer.There are many publications displaying his […] Continue Reading

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Tribute to Dr. Nielhaan Samaranayaka by Prof. Wilfred Perera

Posted on 22 April 2015

A tribute to Dr. Nielhaan Samaranayaka by Professor Wilfred Perera. I decided to write this appreciation for my worthy student of the NCMC. Dr. Nielhan Gerald Samaranayaka, a tall handsome perfect gentleman with a clean shaven head and face with an endearing personality. He had his primary education at St.Peter's College Colombo where he did […] Continue Reading

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St.Peter’s trounce Wesley 45 – 22

Posted on 10 April 2015

Meanwhile St.Peter's College trounced Wesley College by 45 points (five goals, two tries) to 22 (one goal, three tries) in their inter-schools under 20 rugby encounter played at Longden Place yesterday after leading 26 – 5 at lemons. Centre Nishon Perera (two), Prop Forward Rahul Delpechithra (one), Hooker Raveen Yapa (one), Winger Diyath Fernando (one), […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s beaten: Bens crowned Under 19 Schools Twenty20 champions

Posted on 09 April 2015

St. Benedict’s College won the Schools T20 crown 2015 when they defeated St. Peter’s College by 22 runs in the final played at R. Premadasa Stadium on Thursday. The Benedictine skipper Mahel Jayalath won the toss and elected to bat. The left-handed Mahela and his opening partner Thulina Dilshan got their team off to a […] Continue Reading

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Peterites beat Thomians to advance to Twenty20 final

Posted on 05 April 2015

April 5, 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Chandula Jayamanne’s effort with both bat and ball helped St.Peters become one of the finalists of schools U19 T20 tournament when St.Peters over-powered high-riding St.Thomas, Mt.Lavinia in the first semi finals concluded today at Kettarama. St.Thomas opted to bat first after they won the toss hoping to give their […] Continue Reading

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Past Presidents of JPAA Canada

Posted on 03 April 2015

1993 Upali Obeyesekere (Inaugural)   1994 Jimmy Raymond 1995 Anton Perera   1996 Robin Rode 1997 Hazmee Hameed   1998 Chris Cooke 1999 Bhanu Wijeyesekere   2000 Milan Gunawardena 2001 Nihal Jayawardene   2002 Lloyd Wijesinghe 2003 Rehan Goonetilleke   2004 Jeevan Pragasam 2005 Roderick Diaz   2006 Victor Santhiapillai 2007 Ranier De Lambert   […] Continue Reading

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Oldest living Peterite passes awat at 102 – RIP Ahmed Sheriff Noorden

Posted on 02 April 2015

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the loss of Mr. Ahmed Sheriff Noordeen, who passed away this morning at the age of 102. As at the time of his demise Mr.Noordeen was the oldest living Peterite who had the privilege of being enrolled as the 85th student to our Alma Mater. He proudly […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada AGM: Membership drive is central focus of 31 year-old alumni association

Posted on 28 March 2015

The Annual General Meeting of the Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association of Canada took place in the Hamilton Room, Radisson Hotel Toronto East on Friday, March 27, 2015. Prayers were led by Old Peterite Rehan Goonetilleke and the meeting concluded with one central focus – "increase membership". The joint Joe-Pete association, the only one of its kind […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Former Peterite cricketer Wilhelm Hoffman passes away in Melbourne

Posted on 25 March 2015

WILHELM HOFFMAN passed away peacefully on March 23, 2015, at Dandenong Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Funeral details are shown below. May his soul Rest in Peace! He was 79 years old. A proud alumnus of St. Peter's College – Wilhelm Hoffman lived at the Bambalapitiya Flats (F Block) with his parents and siblings in […] Continue Reading

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Josephians retain Rev. Fr. Basil Weeratunga memorial trophy

Posted on 22 March 2015

Courtesy: Sunday Island by Roshen Steelman.   St. Joseph’s College, Darley Road displayed a remarkable performance to beat rivals St. Peter’s and retained Rev. Fr. Basil Weeratunga (OMI) Memorial Shield after a lapse of 15 years. When it comes to a Joe-Pete encounter, excitement and crowd support had been remarkable and nothing was different when […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada 2015 AGM will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Posted on 22 March 2015

TAKE NOTICE that the Annual General Meeting of the Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015, in the Hamilton Room, Radisson Hotel Toronto East, 55 Hallcrown Place, Toronto, ON. (Victoria Park & 401 off Consumers Rd) from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. All Members are invited to attend. We welcome new members […] Continue Reading

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Requiem Mass on Friday, March 20 for Dr. Nielhaan Samaranayake

Posted on 18 March 2015

Secretary, St. Peter's College OBU Algi Wijewickrema has informed us that a Requiem Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of our dear friend and Past President of the OBU, Dr. Nielhaan Samaranayake, on Friday 20th March, at St Mary's Church Bambalapitiya, commencing 7.30 p.m. The OBU request all Old Boys and […] Continue Reading

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Sports

41st Saints Limited Over Encounter – St. Peter’s defeat rivals St. Joseph’s

Posted on 14 March 2015

  St. Peter’s defeated traditional rivals St. Joseph’s easily by 59 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method in their annual limited over encounter played at the R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday. The encounter which is the 41st in the series saw the Peterites chalk up their 18th win to regain the Rev. Fr. Peter Pillai Memorial Challenge […] Continue Reading

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Obituary: Dr.Nielhaan Samaranayake – Past President, SPC – OBU

Posted on 14 March 2015

FROM JPAA CANADA PRESIDENT. Dear Peterites,   It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dr. Nielhaan Samaranayake, Old Peterite and Past President, SPC-OBU 2011-2013. Cremation will take place on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the General Cemetery Kanatte. Cortege leaves residence 526/1, Thesath Mawatha, Battaramulla at 4:30 pm.   Dr. […] Continue Reading

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Algi Wijewickrema reporting from Colombo: 81st Joe-Pete Cricket Encounter

Posted on 07 March 2015

March 7, 2015. From Algi Wijewickrema reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka. Having sent updates from time to time while the match was on yesterday, I don't think there's need for a lengthy summary but here's a short one for the benefit of whoever was not able to receive the updates yesterday. If the 1st day's […] Continue Reading

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81st Josephian-Peterite ends in draw – even exchanges – 2 centuries

Posted on 06 March 2015

Sachin Dalpethado and Thaneesa Weerakoon of St. Peter's joined Josephians Sandaruwan Rodrigo and Hasindra Perera as stars in yet another drawn game. The 81st Battle of the Saints between St Peter's College and St Joseph's College ended in a draw at P Sara Oval yesterday. St Peter's College made 268 runs in their first innings in reply […] Continue Reading

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Tribute to Very Rev. Fr. M.J. Le Goc

Posted on 05 March 2015

~~VERY REV. FR. M.J. LE GOC: Discovered fungus which threatened sacred Bo tree Etymologically, Le Goc means 'The cheerful man'. True to the word 'great' in all respects, Fr. Le Goc was a cheerful person. His child-like simplicity and charming and generous manner, won the hearts of all. Today, I as a teacher for 40 […] Continue Reading

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81st Joe-Pete Cricket match may be viewed live on March 6 & 7 at the P. Sara Oval

Posted on 05 March 2015

~~Find below the link for the 81st Battle of the Saints Live Streamed through ThePapare.com http://www.thepapare.com/index.php/live/7435-live-st-peter-s-college-vs-st-joesph-s-college-battle-of-the-saints ~~The 81st Battle of the Saints, the annual cricket contest between St Peter's and St. Joseph's Colleges in Colombo, Sri Lanka, will take place on the 6th & 7th March 2015 at the P. Sara (Oval). Inaugurated in 1933 […] Continue Reading

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St.Joseph’s – St.Peter’s clash for Rev. Fr. Maurice LeGoc Trophy

Posted on 04 March 2015

Battle of the Saints – The rivalry continues Courtesy: Thushan Jayasuriya – Daily News   St Peter’s College: Seated (from left): Kitto Fernandopulle (Assistant coach), Shanaka Fernando (Assistant coach), Sanath Chinthaka (Senior Masterin- Charge), Troy Bartler (Sports Secretary), Chandula Jayamanne (captain), Rev Fr Trevor Martin (Rector), Rev Fr Sharm Dassanayake (Sports Coordinator), Dineth Thimodya (vice […] Continue Reading

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“Battle of the Saints” on March 6 and 7

Posted on 24 February 2015

 Courtesy: Thushan Jayasuriya – Daily News.  The 81st annual "Battle of the Saints" big match between Sri Lanka's most prominent Catholic Schools St.Joseph's College and St.Peter's College will be played on March 6 and 7 at P.Sara Oval Stadium. This was revealed at a media briefing held at St.Peter's College on Monday. For the first […] Continue Reading

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1984 Peterite Rugby Team included Toronto based Viraj Fernando & Crofton Joseph

Posted on 21 February 2015

Thirty Years of Reminiscing the Peterite Rugby Side of 1984 – Courtesy: Marlon Dale Ferreira. The schools rugby season may have ended and with it the Peterites can certainly hold their heads high after a splendid performance this year. But the celebrations of the Peterites took a different twist commencing last weekend when after 30 […] Continue Reading

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Peterites register their seventh win by beating Antonians

Posted on 21 February 2015

~~Yet another fine all-round performance by St Peter's to win by 7 wickets against St Anthony's College Kandy. St Peter's College played their final match of the season against St Anthony's College. Toss was won by the visitors who Selected to bat first. It was a constant struggle for the visitors as the Peterite bowlers […] Continue Reading

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Taneesha Weerakoon spins St Peter’s to sixth outright win

Posted on 18 February 2015

An impressive match bag of 11 for 64 by right arm spinner Taneesha Weerakoon helped St Peter’s to record an innings and 36 runs win over Dharmasoka MV Ambalangoda in the Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter concluded at Surrey Village ground, Maggona yesterday. St Peter’s having ended on top on day one continued their dominance […] Continue Reading

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Peterite Cricket team on a roll this year

Posted on 17 February 2015

The Peterite Cricket team is fast turning into a "dream team". With a tally of seven wins so far including wins against Wesley, Trinity, Royal and St. Anthony's College Kandy – the Peterite XI is going from strength to strength in this year's inter-school games. In most games the team scored over 200 runs and complimented […] Continue Reading

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Mohammed Naveed and Andri Berenger the future of UAE cricket, says Aaqib Javed

Posted on 08 February 2015

~~Andri Berenger and Mohammed Naveed gave further proof of why they are rated so highly by Aaqib Javed, the coach, after setting up a victory for the UAE over Central Districts on Thursday. The national team travelled to Napier, on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, for some match practice ahead of their […] Continue Reading

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2015 World Cup: Former Peterite Star Andri Berenger will open for UAE

Posted on 07 February 2015

Former St. Peter’s College and Sri Lanka Youth cricketer Andri Berenger has qualified to represent the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the forthcoming World Cup in Australia-New Zealand. He will become the only cricketer to represent two countries in two World Cups having played with the Sri Lanka team at the 2010 Under-19 Youth World […] Continue Reading

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Peterites in innings win over Wesley

Posted on 03 February 2015

Thushan Jayasuriya A superb all round performance by St.Peter's College helped them to cruise to an innings and 147 run win over Wesley College in their Singer inter-school under 19 match concluded at Bambalapitiya yesterday.This is their third outright victory for the season. Batting first the Peterites made a mammoth 357 for 4 declared with […] Continue Reading

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Peterites excelled in rugby: List of Rugby Captains from 1932-2014

Posted on 01 January 2015

OBU St. Peters College, Colombo 4, Sri Lanka   RUGBY CAPTAINS LIST  2014 – Senal Aponso 2013 – Shan Weerakkody (all island 7s winners)  2012 – Danushka Ranjan (a current Sri Lanka cap)  2011 – Banuka Nanauakkara (all island Western Province 7s winners)  2010 – Keith Gurusinghe – (unbeaten triple Champions – 7s, league and […] Continue Reading

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Current Officials of the Peterite Cricket Foundation (PCF)

Posted on 18 December 2014

PETERITE CRICKET FOUNDATION (PCF) Following are the PCF Officials elected at the 7th AGM for year 2014/15: PATRON: Rev.Fr.Rector Trevor Martin PRESIDENT: Mr.Chaminda Perera Immdt.Past Presidnet: Mr.Roshan Anthony Vice Presidents: Mr.Malinda Warnapura & Mr.Brijesh Jeganathan Hony.General Secretary: Mr.Ayantha Panditharatne Hony.General Treasure: Mr.Dion Savarimuttu Assistant Secretary: Mr.Jason Buultjens Assistant Treasure: Mr.Evans Ranasinghe GENERAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  1) […] Continue Reading

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Three Sri Lankans in Canada Squad for the ICC World Cricket League Division 2

Posted on 18 December 2014

NEWS RELEASE BY THE JOSEPHIAN-PETERITE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – CANADA (JPAA CANADA) The National selectors have named the Canada squad for the ICC WCL Division 2, Namibia from January 17th to 24th, 2015. Prior to the tournament the team will travel to Zimbabwe from January 3rd to 12th where they will play four matches against Zimbabwe 'A' […] Continue Reading

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School Cricket: Peterites crush Nalanda by innings

Posted on 07 December 2014

  Published : December 3, 2014 |    By M. Shamil Amit – Courtesy: Daily Mirror St Peter’s crushed Nalanda by an innings and three runs in their Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter concluded at Campbell Place yesterday. St Peter’s having dominated proceedings on the opening day kept up their momentum on day two too. The Peterites […] Continue Reading

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Calling All Past Peterite Athletes

Posted on 20 November 2014

Calling all past athletes of St. Peter's College. There have been many star athletes over the years who have done exceptionally well for St. Peter's College. Many in the 1950-2000 era may be abroad but there are still many living in Sri Lanka. The Peterite Track & Field Foundation has organised an Athletes Night on […] Continue Reading

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TOP CLASS PERFORMANCES BY PETERITE SKIPPER

Posted on 20 November 2014

  A splendid all round performance by St. Peters skipper Nipunaka Fonseka enabled their under 13 Division 1 Cricket team to beat Debarawewa National School on first innings and make it to the third round of the All-island Schools Cricket Tournament conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association. Bowling first Nipunaka's nagging length of […] Continue Reading

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SPC Update from Sujith Silva – Editor, SPC-OBU

Posted on 14 November 2014

Dear Peterites,   As we approach the (hectic) Festive Season wish to keep you updated on the activities and news from St. Peter’s College OBU.   Old Peterites, batch groups and the foundations together with overseas branches have been busy with their activities half way through their term under the guidance of the OBU President […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Dance 2014 – President’s Message

Posted on 17 October 2014

Following is the Message from JPAA Canada President Upali Obeyesekere in the 30th Anniversary Dance Souvenir. A warm welcome to all – Josephians, Peterites, families and well wishers from Canada & USA who have graced this occasion. This evening marks the final segment in the ongoing celebrations of our 30th anniversary of which we are […] Continue Reading

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JOES FELICITATED AT NIGHT OF THE STARS

Posted on 16 October 2014

Five Josephian Cricket stars, Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews, Chaminda Vaas, Thisara Perera, Dimuth Karunarathne and Sadeera Samarawickrama were honoured at a gala event at Waters Edge Thursday evening. The four cricketers who kept the Josephian flag flying high in the cricket arena were honoured with awards of excellence at the colourful event named 'Joes […] Continue Reading

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Josephians celebrate “Night of the Stars”

Posted on 15 October 2014

Five of the modern cricketing protagonist from the most pioneer catholic school in Sri Lanka; St. Joseph’s College will be appreciated with awards of excellence on a starry and entertaining night on 15th October at Water’s Edge, Grand Ballroom starting from 7.30pm onwards. In the recent past, St. Joseph’s College has been the leading institution […] Continue Reading

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Joes to felicitate Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera & Dimuth Karunaratne

Posted on 12 October 2014

  St. Joseph’s College, Colombo has decided to felicitate and honour Angelo Mathews and his fellow Josephian teammates Thisara Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne along with bowling coach Chaminda Vaas for their exceptional and historic performance in England this year, where the Sri Lankan team emerged winners in all formats of the game, namely test, one […] Continue Reading

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NEWSLETTER: The Blue, White & Gold – April 2014 Issue

Posted on 11 October 2014

The parent union in Colombo, St. Peter's College – Old Boys' Union is an active group and acts as a catalyst in assisting Fr. Rector in more than one way. The Newsletter of April 2014, displays the progress made by the school in numerous areas of interest. The publication is named appropriately – Blue, White […] Continue Reading

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The Old Peterites’ Group of Pre 1970 – 7th Annual Get-Together

Posted on 11 October 2014

The Old Peterites’ Group of Pre 1970 of the St. Peter’s College Old Boys’ Union, Colombo   The Old Peterites’ Group of Pre 1970 – 7th Annual Get-Together “In St. Peter’s Bowers” 29th November, 2014, Hotel Berjaya The 7th annual get together of the “Old Peterites’ Group of Pre 1970” will be held on 29th […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s complete rare double in inter-school tennis

Posted on 25 September 2014

  September 25, 2014, 10:13 pm The victorious St. Peter’s College tennis team which won the Gold Medal at the National Schools Tennis Championship yesterday at the SLTA, Colombo. Also in the picture are their Tennis Master-in-charge Bernard Jesuthasan and coach Dinith Pathiraja. St. Peter’s completed a grand double this year by winning main titles […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Demise of Old Peterite Dr. Thomas Crusz in the U.K.

Posted on 24 September 2014

Thomas Crusz attended St. Peter's College from 1952-1964, and was a brilliant student besides serving as Senior Prefect. He was the eldest son of (Late) Prof. Hilary Crusz & Decima Crusz. and nephew of Noel Crusz (formerly Rev. Fr. Noel Crusz). A pre-70s Peterite, Thomas was a good Tennis player at college and also sang in […] Continue Reading

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Grand Melbourne reunion of Peterites on October 4th

Posted on 19 September 2014

Many past Cricket Captains at Melbourne reunion.   The Blue That Crowns the World reunion in Melbourne on October 4 is gathering momentum, with a number of past cricket captains confirming their attendance. Captains from the 1970s, Rohan Buultjens, Charinde Perera, Michael Elias and Bernard Wijetunge, are arriving from overseas to join other previous skippers […] Continue Reading

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Humphrey Solomons – Old Peterite visits Sri Lanka after 40 years in the U.K.

Posted on 19 September 2014

Back in country of their birth in search of roots Humphrey and Aloma Solomans at the ‘Lake House’ Library Family histories and genealogy are important records for us as families. They give us an appreciation of where we've come from and thus, a fuller picture of who we are says Humphrey Solomons(a famous name in […] Continue Reading

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Calling all Old Joes & Old Peterites in Canada & USA

Posted on 15 September 2014

Join the Saints as they go marching in! This is the appeal made to the alumni of St. Joseph's College and St. Peter's College who are now domiciled in Canada and USA. The only joint alumni association for the Joes and Peterites is based in Toronto and had its humble beginnings in 1984. Thirty long […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s College gets new digital basketball scoreboard

Posted on 15 September 2014

One of the dreams of The Basketball Foundation of St. Peter’s College came true on the 23rd Of August 2014. First and only Digital Score board in Sri Lanka. Note from Algi Wijewickrema: "The newly erected electronic basketball scoreboard at St. Peter's College that was declared open yesterday. The one and only such in a […] Continue Reading

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Obituaries

In Memoriam

Demise – Bhagwandas (Buggy) Surtani

Posted on 03 September 2014

MESSAGE FROM PETERITES PRE-SEVENTIES ERA With great sorrow, we announce the sad demise of Mr. B.H Surtani, the Chairman of our Group who passed away while on vacation in Australia on the 30th of August 2014. A husband, Father, Brother, Uncle and Friend; He was a loving and caring human being who lived and exemplary […] Continue Reading

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SPC-OBU Report on 47th Saints Quad

Posted on 25 August 2014

A unique sporting event in the sporting calendar of Sri Lanka came to a unique ending on Sunday, 24th August at St. Peter’s College grounds. The event is unique because there is no other such event where the Old Boys or past pupils of a group of schools in Sri Lanka come together in a […] Continue Reading

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30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance presented by JPAA Canada – October 4th (Sat)

Posted on 24 August 2014

The stage is set and doors will open at 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 4, 2014, when The Grand Ballroom at Markham Convention Centre will be lit with the glitter of alumni from St. Joseph's College and St. Peter's College entering with their spouses, girl friends, family and friends. The Saints will go marching by […] Continue Reading

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Tribute to Josephian cricketer – TREVOR CRONER

Posted on 22 August 2014

Trevor bats no more! Trevor Croner, that versatile sportsman from St. Joseph's College, Maradana passed away in Brisbane, Australia after bravely fighting a terminal illness.(24 Dec 2004) Trevor excelled in cricket but did not confine his talents to cricket alone. He represented the college in soccer, swimming and athletics as well. In football he scored […] Continue Reading

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Sujith Silva comments on “Saints Quadrangular” vis-a-vis four premier Catholic Schools

Posted on 22 August 2014

Dear Peterites, Benedictines, Josephians and Ant onians,   It’s time for Saints to gather once again and celebrate the camaraderie and fellowship whilst reliving the glory years as four premier Catholic Schools in Sri Lanka strengthen their roots which began in mid 1800’s then Ceylon under colonial governance. During those British rules, 19th Century, importance […] Continue Reading

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St. Joseph’s College storm into semis

Posted on 08 August 2014

          St. Joseph's College Colombo advanced to the semi final of the 'Singer Trophy' Under 17 division one inter schools cricket tournament conducted by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association yesterday at Mercantile Cricket Association Ground. St. Joseph's College Colombo beat Royal College Panadura by 14 runs according to Duckworth Lewis system […] Continue Reading

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Sunil Perera & Roy Dias were classmates at St. Peter’s College

Posted on 03 August 2014

  August 3, 2014.   Soon after Sri Lanka gained Test status in 1981, it was Duleep Mendis and Roy Dias who shouldered the burden of the national team’s batting with many memorable knocks while Sunil Perera of Gypsies emerged as a leading entertainer circa that period. The trio came together on Saturday during the […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s College ground gets full overhul and is reopened

Posted on 02 August 2014

  The Peterite grounds that had been part of the College’s proud boast since the 1930s had been in need of refurbishment for some years now and last year Fr. Travis Gabriel, the then Rector, took a decision to have the grounds refurbished and the turf wicket re-laid. The Cricket Foundation took the burden of […] Continue Reading

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Peterite Manelka de Silva excels for Western Province South

Posted on 29 July 2014

  THE ISLAND July 23, 2014, 10:40 pm by Reemus Fernando Western Province South emerged champions of the SLC conducted Inter Provincial Under-17 two-day tournament at the MCA Ground on Wednesday. (Pic by Nishendra Silva) Western Province South, captained by S. Thomas’ College player Ravindu Thilakaratne, won the SLC conducted Inter Provincial Under-17 two-day tournament […] Continue Reading

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Dr. Mario Pinto heads Canada’s Council for Natural Sciences & Engineering Research

Posted on 28 July 2014

  Sri Lankan born Dr B. Mario Pinto has been appointed President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The announcement was made by James Moore, Minister of Industry, and Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), recently. Sri Lankan born Dr B. Mario Pinto has been appointed President of the […] Continue Reading

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World Champions return to Sri Lanka: THE OLD JOES’ CHOIR

Posted on 25 July 2014

WORLD CHAMPIONS RETURN TO SRI LANKA. The Old Joes’ Choir, upon their return to Sri Lanka as World Champions were felicitated at St. Josephs College by automotive partner Land Rover. The Old Joes’ Choir (OJC), which comprises of past Students of St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10, recently took part in the 8th World Choir Games […] Continue Reading

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Old Peterite Maurice Cook, GM for THE KINGSBURY

Posted on 22 July 2014

      Maurice Cook is an Australian citizen but very much a Sri Lankan at heart as he was born in Wellawatte – Sri Lanka and completed his studies at St Peter’s College – Colombo. What is remarkable about his appointment is the fact that he has returned after 38 years as the General […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Rev. Fr. Brian JAYAWARDHANA Obituary Notice

Posted on 20 July 2014

JAYAWARDHANA, Brian, OMI – Father Brian Jayawardhana, OMI passed away on July 17, 2014 at the Edmonton General Hospital at the age of 76 years. Father Brian is survived by the members of his religious community, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate; nieces, nephews and many friends.He was predeceased by his parents, Samuel Peter Jayawardhana […] Continue Reading

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Old Joes choir shines on the World Stage

Posted on 18 July 2014

The Old Joes’ Choir which comprises of past Students of St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10, recently took part in the 8th World Choir Games held in Riga, Latvia. The Games featured 27,000 Participants from 74 countries and over 465 choirs from around the world. The Choir competed in two categories namely the Barbershop Choirs and […] Continue Reading

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REPORT: “Big Match Cricket Carnival” at King City on July 1 – Canada Day

Posted on 15 July 2014

   July 1 is Canada’s birthday. The occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. Canada became a kingdom in […] Continue Reading

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Kelly, Daniel power Joes to Pre-Quarter final

Posted on 12 July 2014

  Powerful knocks from batsman Revan Kelly and Jehan Daniel helped St. Joseph’s to record convincing victories over Maris Stella and St. Aloysious and take them into the Pre-quarter finals of the All-Island Division I Under-15 tournament.   Dilan de Silva   Jehan Daniel Kelly smashed his third hundred in the tournament as St. Joseph’s […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s retain All Island overall tennis title

Posted on 12 July 2014

St. Peter’s College, Colombo-4, underlined their supremacy in inter-school boys’ tennis when they retained the Overall All Island Tennis Championship for 2014 at the SLTA hard courts in Colombo yesterday, July 11. St. Peter’s which faced unprecedented odds this year overcame all hurdles in an uncompromising manner to win the coveted trophy. They thus retained […] Continue Reading

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Joes win Main Game while Peterites take Masters – 30th “Battle of the Saints” Annual Encounter in Canada

Posted on 09 July 2014

The Josephian-Peterite game in Canada reached a milestone this year. It is 30 years since the launch of this game that has evoked much interest over the years and this year was no exception. 1964 Peterite Captain David Heyn and 1961 Captain Adiel Anghie were invited to be Guests of Honour at the game. David […] Continue Reading

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Canada Series 30th Anniversary “Battle of the Saints” on July 1

Posted on 29 June 2014

The 30th anniversary "Big Match" between the Old Josephians Vs. Old Peterites gets under way at the picturesque King City Grounds on Tuesday, July 1. Guests of honour at the game will be two Peterite legends of yesteryear – David Heyn (Peterite captain of 1964 and former Sri lanka player) and Dr. Adiel Anghie (Peterite […] Continue Reading

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Old Peterite Joseph Sinniah conferred ‘World’s Best Tea Blender’ award

Posted on 22 June 2014

  June 21, 2014 (LBT) – For the first time a Sri Lankan, Joseph Sinniah, Director, of Akbar Brothers was conferred with the award by the prestigious French International magazine, “THE MAGAZINE” Some of the criteria for the selection of the award are; Promoting and creating quality tea, track record of tea blenders who understand […] Continue Reading

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Joes Rugby

Sports

School Rugby: Joes beat Thomians 51-8

Posted on 21 June 2014

Courtesy: Sunday Times.   The crash of the once strong S. Thomas’ College side was given another substance when St. Joseph’s College sprang to post eight tries and recorded a convincing 51-8 win to regain the Lady Jayatillake Shield in their Singer Schools Under-20 Rugby League match played at Longdon Place yesterday. Josephian skipper and […] Continue Reading

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Peterite Rugby Team

Sports, Sunday Observer

School Rugby: Trinity in 29-22 win over Peterites

Posted on 21 June 2014

  Trinity College Kandy pulled off a great 29 points (three goals, one try, one penalty ) to 22 (two goals, one rtry, one penalty) win over St. Peter's College Bambalapitiya in their Schools Under-20 Singer Shield Rugby Tournament match played at Pallekele yesterday. At half time Trinity College led 12-5. With this win the […] Continue Reading

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Royal SPC Rugby

Flashback

Peterite/Trinity Rugby Encounters have been memorable over the years

Posted on 17 June 2014

A Sri Lankan sports journalist has listed some of the most memorable rugby battles between Trinity College and St. Peter's College. The annual schools rugby fixture between St. Peter’s and Trinity is one of the oldest schools rugby matches and some of those memorable games are: 1956: At Bogambara Trinity led by David Frank and […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

David Heyn & Adiel Anghie to visit Toronto for 30th Anniversary Joe-Pete Match

Posted on 16 June 2014

Sri Lanka cricket fans are awaiting the arrival of the Prince of Batsmen – DAVID HEYN who will be visiting Toronto in conjunction with the 30th anniversary celebrations of the joint Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association of Canada. He will be Chief Guest at the 30th encounter between the Josephians & Peterites in the ICC approved King […] Continue Reading

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SQ 2014: Josephians defend title with briliiant win against Antonians

Posted on 16 June 2014

A strong Josephian team led by former Vice Captain of the Canadian Team Brian Rajadurai beat a formidable Antonian team by 26 runs to win the coveted SQ Championship Trophy for the second time in succession. Armed with a few players who have represented Canada in the last decade, the Josephians looked a winning team […] Continue Reading

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Peterite Rugby Team 2014

Daily News, Sports

Peterites – a force to be reckoned with in school rugby

Posted on 09 June 2014

St. Peter's College , a school with a proud rugby history with a star studded line up are confident of performing well in the Singer inter school under 20 'A' division league rugby tournament. Their main target is the 'A' division league title and already they have recorded victories against several heavyweights in the Schools […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

All roads lead to Ajax on Sat. June 14th for T20 Saints Quad cricket tournament

Posted on 09 June 2014

The Joint Committee of the 2014 Saints Quadrangular T20 Cricket Tournament (Canada Series) met last Friday to launch the 5th edition of the popular event, that will also mark the first major sporting event in the Sri Lankan calendar for the year. St. Anthony's College OBA will be hosting the tournament this year. Trevor Brown […] Continue Reading

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Sunday Observer

Peterites retain Fr. Basil Wiratunga Shield with a 16-11 win over Joes

Posted on 07 June 2014

St.Peter's retained the Rev.Fr.Basil Wiratunga Shield for the 15th consecutive year when they beat their traditional rivals St.Joseph's by '16 points (two tries and two penalties) to 11 (one try and two penalties) in their Singer Under 20 schools rugger match played at Havelock Park yesterday (June 7). The Joes led 11-5 at the breather. […] Continue Reading

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PRE 70s Committee 2014

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Pre 70s Group of Old Peterites pick their 2014/2015 Committee

Posted on 06 June 2014

Harold Jansz elected President of the Old Peterites' Group of Pre 1970 for the year 2014/15   At the Annual General Meeting of the Old Peterites' Group of Pre 1970, held on 30th May 2014 at St. Peter's College, OBU House, with over 60 members present, Harold Jansz was elected President for the year 2014/15. […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

Join CSLCA on Midland Church trip on Sunday, July 27th

Posted on 06 June 2014

Dear Friend of the Canada Sri Lanka Catholic Association Please find attached the details for our 2014 Sri Lankan Day – Holy mass in Midland has been scheduled for July 27th and the family retreat will be on 2nd of Aug at St Francis Xavier Church, Mississauga. Bishop Harold Anthony Perera and Fr. Darrel Coonghe […] Continue Reading

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Appreciation – Lalith Weeratunga

Posted on 01 June 2014

APPRECIATION – Lalith Weeratunga. A gentleman of rare calibre I was deeply grieved to learn about Lalith Weeratunga's sudden demise in Canada recently. Memories of my long association with Lalith are yet vivid as I pen these lines, despite such memories stretching back to more than seven decades. Lalith and I were neighbours in Bambalapitiya. […] Continue Reading

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SJC ROYAL RUGBY

Sports

School Rugby 2014: Royal beat St. Peter’s 18/5

Posted on 01 June 2014

Royal College took on St Peters College at the Royal College Sports Complex yesterday. This clash has had its twists and turns over the past few years and has always been a close tussle for supremacy. Crowds flocked to the complex expecting it to be the same this year. The opening points of the game […] Continue Reading

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School Rugby: Royal in hard fought 18 to 5 win over St. Peter’s

Posted on 01 June 2014

  Royal gained some respite after their Bradby setback when they earned a hard fought 18 (1 penalty, three tries) to 5 (1 try) win over St. Peter’s in the Singer Under-20 League rugby game at the Royal Sports Complex yesterday.   It is a try. Royal’a Bhanuka Gamage goes over for a try far […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s College Old Boys’ Union AGM on June 29, 2014

Posted on 17 May 2014

  ST.PETER’S COLLEGE OLD BOYS’ UNION. Notice of Annual General Meeting. Notice is hereby giventhat the 86th Annual General Meeting of the St.Peter’s College Old Boys' Union will be held on Sunday, 29th June, 2014, at the D.J.Nicholas Perera Hall, St. Peter’s College, Colombo 04,                                 PROGRAMME                                       08.15 hrs – Holy Mass                                       09.15 hrs […] Continue Reading

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School Rugby: Peterites beat Antonians 32-17 in Kandy

Posted on 10 May 2014

Kandy was overcast and gloomy and it looked as if the weather gods knew that the Kandy lads were in for a torrid time. Though the Petes proved that they were in Kandy to win it must be said that if they expected the Anthonians to give in meekly that was not to be. This […] Continue Reading

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NOTICE OF AGM – The Old Peterites Group of Pre 1970

Posted on 09 May 2014

              Notice is hereby given that the 7th Annual General Meeting of “The Old Peterites’ Group of Pre 1970”, will be held on Friday 30th May 2014 at 6.30 p.m. in the Conference Room, 1st Floor of Old Boy’s Union Secretariat, St. Peter’s College, Grounds – entrance through Duplication […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

St. Joseph’s College team of 1969 had something unique

Posted on 09 May 2014

Cricket by it’s very name is a reflective game, a game which above all things lends itself to write in the lovely flexible English; which we have inherited from our ancestors, conquerors and colonial rulers. "The game is the thing"……….."It matters not who wins or loses"…… "Play the game" . These can sound empty words […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Calendar of Events 2014

Posted on 08 May 2014

The Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association of Canada (hereinafter called "JPAA Canada") was formed in 1984, and will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Besides the regular sports and social events the association engages in, a few special events will be staged to mark the milestone of reaching 30 years as a joint organization for the […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s College OBU holds AGM on June 29th

Posted on 07 May 2014

St. Peter's College Old Boys' Union (hereinafter called "SPC-OBU") is an active body of old boys of the college who devote their personal time for the betterment of the school. The OBU has always played a pro-active role in bringing the alumni together by organizing many social and sports events. The calibre of the executive […] Continue Reading

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Obituaries

In Memoriam

Funeral services for Devane Perera (1942-2014)

Posted on 06 May 2014

PERERA, Devane – September 17, 1942 – May 4, 2014 Peacefully on Sunday May 4, 2014, in his 72nd year, with his family at his side. Beloved husband of Jeevani. Loving father of Shiyamila “Sham” and her husband Amal Pregasem, Dinesh Perera and his wife Yamindra Watson, Jehan Perera and his fiancé Sutha Murugeswaran, and […] Continue Reading

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Rev. Fr. Lakmin Silva, SPC Sports Coordinator moves as Principal of SPC Udugampola/Gampaha

Posted on 01 May 2014

Fr. Lakmin Silva who was in charge of the sports activities at St. Peter's as the Sports Coordinator has been transferred to St. Peter's Udugampola/Gampaha as Principal. While congratulating Fr. Lakmin and wishing him all success in his new assignment, we would like to thank him and wish him God's blessing.  Since he will officially […] Continue Reading

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Sports

St. Peter’s in resounding 41-15 win against defending champs Dharmaraja

Posted on 30 April 2014

St. Peter’s coasted to their third successive win of the Singer U20 Schools Rugby League Tournament when they outclassed defending champions Dharmaraja by 41 points to 15 in a fourth round Division A Segment I match played at the Air Force ground in Ratmalana yesterday. St. Peter’s having taken a comfortable 26-8 lead at the […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Tribute to RUKSHAN DIAS

Posted on 29 April 2014

RUKSHAN DIAS: Never afraid of challenges I never ever thought that I would have to write an eulogy for Rukshan. He was too young to leave us. When on that fateful day our colleague Sunil K. called me to convey the news of Ruki's (as he was fondly known) untimely demise, I was speechless for […] Continue Reading

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Pre-Seventies organize a super “Stag Day’ at Moratuwa Randiya Hotel

Posted on 27 April 2014

            Lots of known faces graced the occasion. The Pre-Seventies Group led by Jayantha Atapattu organized a well attended get-together at Randiya Hotel located at Koralawella, Moratuwa. The energetic Secretary of the parent union Algi Wijewickrema has sent us a batch of photos taken – it is pretty obvious the boys […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

How to become a member of JPAA CANADA?

Posted on 22 April 2014

Since our AGM on March 30th, we have received a few calls and email enquiries as to "MEMBERSHIP" – basically old boys of both SJC & SPC trying to find out how to become a member of JPAA Canada. This is a very positive sign as it is important to embrace most of our valuable […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Demise of RUKSHAN DIAS in Mauritius

Posted on 20 April 2014

News has just reached us of the sudden death of RUKSHAN DIAS, Peterite cricketer who represented college in 1988 and 1989. His death occurred in Mauritius where he was ‎Country Head of Global Markets/ WB Country Co-Head, Mauritius at Standard Chartered Bank. Apparently he died of a heart attack while playing golf in Mauritius. The body […] Continue Reading

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NYC RUGBY

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Peterite Rugby in New York City

Posted on 19 April 2014

Dear Petes & Friends , Please come with your family and friends to support your favorite school ( St. PETER'S ) Saturday, April 19 , 2014 at 11.00AM .It is a free Family event and parking is free.   St. Peters will be playing their west coast champion team from LA.They have some tough games […] Continue Reading

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ROY DIAS

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Roy Dias was a world-class batsman

Posted on 18 April 2014

    Roy Dias was one of Sri Lanka's most correct batsman. He was without question a great stroke maker. As with most countries during their early years in Test cricket, Sri Lanka struggled with a lack of good batsmen to threaten established test playing nations. However, the presence of Roy Dias as a top […] Continue Reading

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SPC-OBU Stag Day for Pre-Seventies Old Peterites on April 27th

Posted on 18 April 2014

St Peter's College, Old Boy's Union of Bambalapitiya is having Stag day outing for old Peterites of the Pre 1970 era   Randiya Hotel, 389 Korelawella, Moratuwa. On Sunday 27th April, 2014 from Ante-Meridien to Post-Meredien Tickets at a subsidized price of Rs. 1,000/- (one thousand only) per old Peterite which includes Buffet lunch, bites, […] Continue Reading

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Sports

RUGBY: St. Joseph’s came close but Royal win 14-11

Posted on 17 April 2014

St. Joseph’s College were so close but yet so far against Royal College as the Reid avenue boys registered a close 14-11 win over the hosts at CR & FC grounds on Saturday (Apr. 12). Dark clouds were hovering around the CR & FC atmosphere from the start of the junior games and the much […] Continue Reading

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RUGBY: St. Peter’s crush S. Thomas’ 44 -12

Posted on 16 April 2014

  Colombo, April 16, 2014. St. Peter’s drubbed S. Thomas’ by 44 points to 12 in a Group A match of the Singer U20 Schools rugby league tournament played at Havelock Park earlier this month. The match which was expected to be a close contest turned out to be a one sided affair with the […] Continue Reading

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Anton Perera Young & Old

In Memoriam

Tribute to the late Anton Perera – Peterite Sports Star

Posted on 15 April 2014

  Time spent with him was always joyous At 6’2” in height, weighing over 220 pounds and running in to bowl at a speed which was good enough to earn a place for him in the 200 metres at the Junior Athletics Nationals was a frightening sight for any batsman let alone a school boy […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

JPAA Canada elects office bearers for 2014/2015

Posted on 08 April 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the 2014 Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association of Canada (hereinafter called "JPAA CANADA") was held on Sunday, March 30th, at Radisson Hotel Toronto East. The meeting was well attended with the membership excited about the 30th anniversary celebrations planned for the oldest alumni association in Canada, among Sri Lankan Schools. JPAA Canada […] Continue Reading

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Joe-Pete Rugby

Sunday Observer

Trinity fight-back to beat Joes 34/17

Posted on 29 March 2014

Hard intelligent running by the Trinity College "threes" in the second half earned them a convincing 34 points ( 1 goal, 3 tries and 4 penalties) to 17 points ( 2 goals and a penalty) to victory in their inter school rugger match against St. Josephs College, at Pallekelle Rugby Stadium. It was the Josephians […] Continue Reading

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Peterite Rugby Team

Daily News

Airtel Lanka continues to Scrum St. Peter’s College Rugby

Posted on 26 March 2014

Bharti Airtel renewed its partnership for the year 2014 as the principle sponsor of the St. Peter's College Rugby team. Having supported rugby at St. Peter's since 2012, the partnership renewed for the third consecutive year further fortifies Airtel Lanka's position as a global telecommunications giant keen on supporting and uplifting school sports in the […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Fr. Joe de Mel was a Josephian legend

Posted on 24 March 2014

Rev. Fr.Joe de Mel who passed away last week was a blue blooded Josephian, as blue as they came. He was an outstanding cricketer at the Darley Road school and many were his achievements that are etched in the record books of Josephian cricket. Unusual, I would add for men of the cloth. Standing over […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Rev. Fr. Joe de Mel: Final Rites on March 24th at Kanatte

Posted on 21 March 2014

Very Rev Fr. JOE DE MEL (Chairman, ‘Samata Sarana’, former Vicar General, Archdiocese of Colombo, Former Rector, National Seminary Ampitiya). Youngest son of late Thomas and Clara de Mel, Brother of Claire, Royce, Maurice, Etta, Rodney, Carl and Cletus (pre deceased) entered Eternal Rest. Remains will be at Samata Sarana, 531, Aluthmawatta, Road, Mutwal, Colombo […] Continue Reading

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Sports, Sunday Observer

Josephians beat Peterites by 91 runs in one-day game

Posted on 20 March 2014

St Joseph’s College beat St Peter’s College by 91 runs in the one-day encounter, which was played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo yesterday. Batting first, the Josephians made 224-8 in 50 overs with the help of two half centuries by Duran de Alwis (52) and Pathum Madusanka (50). The pair steadied the innings putting on […] Continue Reading

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Joe-Pete Rugby

Sports

PETERITE RUGBY …… and the Saga Continues

Posted on 18 March 2014

The name of the new school had changed from St. Joseph's Colombo South to St. Peter's College in 1927 and Fr. Nicholas Perera's title had also been changed from Manager to Rector. No, it was not the new title but his foresight that made him give thought to another game other than Cricket for the […] Continue Reading

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Sports

40th Joe-Pete Limited over game on Sat. March 15th at 9:30 am

Posted on 12 March 2014

The 40th Joe-Pete limited over match will be played for the Rev. Fr. Peter A. Pillai Memorial challenge shield in the following week which will be at the Kettarama Stadium on 15th March 2014 at 09.30 a.m. Once again Joes leads the overall tally winning 20 to Pete’s 17 in the 50 over format of […] Continue Reading

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Anton Perera Young & Old

In Memoriam

Thanksgiving Mass on March 18th for Anton Perera at SPC Chapel

Posted on 12 March 2014

Family and friends have organised a Thanksgiving Mass for the Life of Anton Perera – Peterite sportsman who passed away in a Los Angeles Hospital on February 20, 2014. It will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at St. Peter's College Chapel, Bambalapitiya. The presence of friends and family at the […] Continue Reading

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Sports

Some Interesting Trivia of the Joe-Pete Series

Posted on 12 March 2014

JOE – PETE – Some Interesting facts Unlike any other Big Match the Joe-Pete is unique in that it not only is between two Catholic schools but between two schools of which one was created by the other. So it is inevitable that there are many relationships when it comes to this Big Match, which […] Continue Reading

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The Island

Tribute to a legendary Peterite sportsman – Anton Perera

Posted on 08 March 2014

Courtesy: The Island of Saturday, March 8, 2014. The 80th Josephian-Peterite encounter started at the Colombo Oval on Friday. A time for the Joes and Peterites to revel and enjoy the sport and the camaraderie that is associated with this great sporting event. The ‘Battle of the Saints’ was inaugurated in 1933, and has produced […] Continue Reading

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Sports

80th “Battle of the Saints” ends in tame draw

Posted on 08 March 2014

The 80th Josephian-Peterite encounter did not bring a desired result. Rain played a major part in this debacle as 29 overs were lost on the first day of play. The venue P.Saravanamuttu Colombo Oval once again proved to be the ideal hunting ground for the big match. Josephians and Peterites all over the world were […] Continue Reading

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The Island

The Island report on Day-1: 80th Battle of the Saints

Posted on 07 March 2014

A batting failure during the Under-19 tournament proper, Chandula Jayamanne justified his late inclusion in the team with a valuable century as St. Peter’s posted 282 runs before Sri Lanka Under-19 bat Sadeera Samarawickrama exhibited his prowess to guide St. Joseph’s to 92 for two wickets at close on day one of the 80th Battle […] Continue Reading

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80th “Battle of the Saints” – SJC 92/2 in reply to SPC total of 282 on day-1

Posted on 07 March 2014

St. Joseph's won the toss and sent the Peterites into bat. After losing their openers at 27 (Dineth Thimodya for 10) and 44 (Hashan Warnasekera for 18) the Peterites consolidated and at lunch were on 157 for the loss of three wickets. Helped by a 151-run partnership by Janith Liyanage, 80, and Chandula Jayamanne, 116, […] Continue Reading

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Sports

80th Josephian-Peterite Encounter on March 7th & 8th, 2014, at the Colombo Oval

Posted on 07 March 2014

Restriction clause makes game somewhat interesting…: Joes and Petes out for decision. The 80th annual cricket encounter between St.Joseph's College and St.Peter's College, also known as the 'Battle of the Saints' played for the Rev .Fr. Maurice Legoc Trophy will herald another series of 'big' encounters among schools. This match will be played on March […] Continue Reading

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Sports

Big Match 2014 – Ticket Prices

Posted on 06 March 2014

            As per information received from College sources (both Colleges), the ticket prices are as follows: Big Match at the P Sara Oval – 7th & 8th March M Sathasivam Stand – Rs.2000/- Dr. Rajan Chanmugam Stand – Rs.1200/- Sathy Coomaraswamy Stand – Upper block – Rs.1000/- – Lower block […] Continue Reading

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SJC Rowing Crew excels at ASRA

Posted on 06 March 2014

SJC Rowing Crew Excels at ASRA. The fifth Association of School Rowing in Asia (ASRA) Regatta was held recently in Dubai. The event was hosted and organized by UAE Sailing and Rowing Federation. This International competition was open to Asian schools and there was keen competition between rowing schools from Sri Lanka, UAE, India and […] Continue Reading

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Sports

80th Battle of the Saints Encounter at P. Saravanamuttu Oval

Posted on 06 March 2014

Nothing much to separate Joes and Petes March 6, 2014, 10:14 pm by Reemus Fernando Prowess of two Sri Lanka Under-19 players in the batting department of St. Joseph’s College and aggressive top order batting of St. Peter’s College are among special features to watch when the arch rivals meet for the 80th time in […] Continue Reading

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St Peters College Old Boys Social Club Australia Inc.

Posted on 05 March 2014

Dear Members, The best in entertainment, food and drink at an unbelievable price of $70 is on offer, planned just for you. Enjoy the company of your fellow Peterites, friends and families, so rush and book your tickets early! See attached flyer for further details and special concession for students (limited tickets).   Thanks & […] Continue Reading

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Sports

Breaking News: Watch Big Match on your computer from anywhere in the world

Posted on 05 March 2014

Technology has advanced so much in that we could watch the Joe-Pete 80-th Encounter on our computer from anywhere in the world. Please see the great news below. Here's great news for all those who cannot come to watch the big match, particularly those overseas. I hope all those who are in SL will make […] Continue Reading

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Dilendra stars among winning Josephian swimmers

Posted on 02 March 2014

Champion Josephian swimmers with their coach Ruwan Manawadu Dilendra Ratnayake of St Joseph's College, won the first place in the Under-14 boys event at the 77th Two Mile Sea Swim, which concluded at Mount Lavinia sea shore yesterday. Ratnayake completed his swim in 45:29 minutes as St Joseph's College, Colombo became under 14 champions with […] Continue Reading

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Battle of the Saints

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Press Conference in lieu of 80th Josephian-Peterite Encounter

Posted on 01 March 2014

A press conference was held on 26th February at St. Joseph's College to brief the press regarding the upcoming Big Match, the Josephian-Peterite cricket match popularly known as the Battle of the Saints. Rectors from both Colleges spoke at the briefing with Fr. Travis Gabriel, Rector, St. Joseph's speaking on the 2 day game to […] Continue Reading

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Sports

Bens hold Josephians to a draw

Posted on 01 March 2014

Josephians miss golden opportunity of beating Bens. St. Joseph's missed a good opportunity of beating their old rivals St. Benedict's as the Bens held on to a draw in their school cricket encounter played at Kotahena yesterday. The Bens who folded up for a paltry 134 in the first innings were struggling at 136 for […] Continue Reading

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2014 Rugby Season: An update by Algi Wijewickrema – Editor, SPC-OBU

Posted on 01 March 2014

Two matches were down to be played today as the schools' season openers, one in Colombo, St. Peter's hosting Kingswood (KCK) and the other up in Kandy with Trinity playing hosts to DSS. The Peterite – Kingswood match was played at the CR & FC grounds and from the kick off it was evident that […] Continue Reading

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SJC OBU Newsletter – February 2014

Posted on 01 March 2014

St. Joseph's College Old Boys' Union (SJC-OBU) has published a super newsletter in February 2014. This has been posted on our JPAA Canada website. Please click on the image (Josephian Logo) on the top right of the front page and this will lead you to a pdf document that will open up for viewing. I […] Continue Reading

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FLASHBACK: SJC Team of 1944 & 1945 and epic feat of Malcolm de Costa

Posted on 01 March 2014

Cricket is a reflective game; a game which above all things lends itself to writing in the lovely flexible English which we have inherited from our ancestors; conquerors and the colonial rulers. Considering values and the traditions this game has inherited; it is deservingly denoted as the “GAME OF GENTLEMEN”. It is once again the […] Continue Reading

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SPC-OBU presents “Stag Nite” on March 6th (Thursday) at the Primary Quadrangle

Posted on 28 February 2014

  Algi Wijewickrema, the hardworking SPC-OBU Editor has informed all Peterites that the St. Peter's College OBU is hosting a "Stag Nite 2014", at the college Primary Quadrangle from 7:00 pm onwards on Thursday, March 6th. Tickets are priced at a modest Rs. 200 per head and Music will be provided by "BLACK" with a […] Continue Reading

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FLASHBACK: Led by Adiel Anghie, Peterites star studded team in 1961

Posted on 28 February 2014

The Peterite XI of 1961 had many stars. The team was led by Adiel Anghie (Retired Pulmonologist USA), who had the enviable honour of captaining both the college cricket team as well as the rugby team. Let's put some names to the players on this picture. Within brackets is where they live, as far we […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Memorial Service for ANTON PERERA is on Saturday, March 1st at Woodland Hills, CA

Posted on 27 February 2014

A Memorial Service for the repose of the soul of ANTON PERERA will be held on Saturday, March 1st at 11 am at St. Bernadine Catholic Church in Woodland Hills.   St Bernardine Catholic Church 24410 Calvert Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367   The service is a celebration of the life and times of one […] Continue Reading

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Distinguished old Josephian tells young ones to be sporty forever

Posted on 27 February 2014

February 27, 2014. In an increasingly competitive world, where victory at any cost is the unwritten code, a distinguished old boy of St Joseph’s College, Maradana T. Don Augustine urged the students of his school to be ‘gentlemen athletes and sportsmen forever’, while stressing the importance of sports in general and athletics in particular for […] Continue Reading

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2004 picture worth a million words

Posted on 27 February 2014

This picture was taken in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2004, at the 70th Josephian-Peterite match played at the Oval. Four great Peterite cricketers – three of whom live abroad enjoy the day's play reminiscing the grand ole days when they themselves held sway and walked on the same grounds playing for their Alma Mater in […] Continue Reading

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Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association – Canada celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Posted on 27 February 2014

The Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association – Canada was formed in 1984, and will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. We pride ourselves as the first ever Sri Lankan Schools' Alumni to be formed in Canada. This is an honour that we accept with much humility. It took a combined Royal/Thomian/Trinity group to form the next schools alumni […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s College Prize Giving

Posted on 23 February 2014

Courtesy: Algi Wijewickrema – Editor, SPC-OBU. St. Peter's College held its Prize Giving on Friday, February 21, 2014, and if I am to describe it in 2 words, I would say it was a colorful and competently run event. From the time the Chief Guest, Rt. Rev. Dr. Maxwell Silva, Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo was […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s V. St. Anthony’s

Posted on 23 February 2014

PETES MISS A DESERVED WIN An outright win eluded St. Peter’s in their drawn match against St. Anthony’s at Katugastota. Enjoying a lead of 66 on the first innings, the Peterites played a positively and kept looking for runs despite the fall of wickets. Scores: St. Peter’s – 241 all out and 175 for 8 […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Burly Anton Perera no more – a legend at St. Peter’s College

Posted on 21 February 2014

News has just reached us of the passing of ANTON PERERA – a legend of the late fifties and early sixties. Anton was in a coma for the last 2-3 weeks in a Los Angeles Hospital, arising from a complicated medical condition. Sadly, he passed away this morning (Feb.20th) in hospital surrounded by his beloved […] Continue Reading

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Feb.23rd at CR & FC Grounds – Old Peterite Legends V. SPC 1st XV

Posted on 20 February 2014

Dear Peterites, Get ready for an epic encounter where the Old Peterite Legends will take on the Current 1st XV side to kick start the 82nd Rugby season for St.Peter's College. Sunday 23rd February 2014 at CR & FC grounds. Yes !!! Peteirte Rugby is 82 years this year. So its high time for all […] Continue Reading

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Rugby Captains of St. Peter’s College (1932-2014)

Posted on 18 February 2014

This posting is an updated list of captain's who led St. Peter's College in Rugby Football. Many Peterite rugby players represented leading clubs after leaving school and a few reached the top of the hill by donning the 'Ceylon or Sri Lanka' Cap in Rugby. Players like Archibald Perera, Ago Paiva, Percy Perera, Terry Williams, […] Continue Reading

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Josephians win by an innings and 35 runs against Antonians

Posted on 17 February 2014

St.Joseph's College, Colombo trounced St.Anthony's College by an innings and 35 runs in their Singer Under 19 division 1 cricket encounter played at Darley Road. These two catholic schools play this traditional match for the 102nd time and this encounter is named after the two great Sri Lankan bowlers ; Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas. […] Continue Reading

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Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Peter A Pillai, OMI – Apostle of Social Justice

Posted on 16 February 2014

  Rev. Fr. Dr. Peter A Pillai OMI by Stanley E. Abeynayake …………………………………………….. Peter Alcantara Pillai was born on 19th October, 1904 at Wennappuwa. His parents Jacob and Anna Pillai, school teachers hailed from Kayts, Jaffna. His schooling began in his mother tongue Tamil in the school where his parents were teachers. Later he joined […] Continue Reading

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Peterites battle Bens / Joes take on Antonians

Posted on 15 February 2014

St. Peter's College V. St. Benedict's College – First innings win for Bens St.Benedict’s obtained a first innings win over St.Peter’s in their drawn inter school cricket match played at Kotahena yesterday. St.Peter’s in reply to the Bens first innings score of 227 were 61 for 1 overnight and reached 176 with Dineth Thamodya top […] Continue Reading

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St. Joseph’s College OBU organises grand event to bid farewell to Fr. Sylvester and welcome Fr. Travis

Posted on 14 February 2014

MESSAGE GIVEN AT THE FELICITATION BY THE OBU TO REV. FR'S SYLVESTER AND TRAVIS Rev. Fathers Sylvester and Travis. We are gathered here in great numbers today to honour you both. Fr. Sylvester on behalf of the Josephian community, I thank you for everything you have been to us, for what you have done for […] Continue Reading

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Full Toss MELBOURNE

Posted on 14 February 2014

Stag Night – ' BAMBA ' style. Friday, February 28, 2014   7:00pm until 11:30pm in UTC+1   Harlequins Rugby Club – Ashwood Victoria 3147 A Fun filled night before the much anticipated clash of the saints. The night includes with two of our very own DJ's – DJ spike & DJ LUVD spinning the […] Continue Reading

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Peterite Cricket Foundation Event on February 21

Posted on 14 February 2014

Courtesy: PeteriteEN (PEN) The Cricket Foundation is organizing a get together on the 21st of February to raise funds for its activities to support Cricket at College. Tickets are priced at Rs.1500/= inclusive of dinner for gents and Rs. 500 for Ladies. There will be liquor and bites available for sale and an entrance ticket […] Continue Reading

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Role of a school in Sri Lanka’s economy – Rohantha Athukorala

Posted on 12 February 2014

In the recent past we have been exposed to allegations and counter claims about a Rector of a leading private sector school, which was very unfortunate, given that this particular school has produced some of the most outstanding citizens for Sri Lanka. In my view, the overall aura created is a loss for Sri Lanka […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s College welcomes Rev. Fr. Trevor Gerad Martin as the 11th Rector

Posted on 12 February 2014

St. Peter's welcomed Rev. Fr. Trevor Gerad Martin as the 11th Rector of their hallowed institute today (12th February). A board straddling the gate posts of the College told all passersby of the event and needless to say the event was a well organised and well orchestrated one. The well manicured lawns and methodically and […] Continue Reading

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Rousing farewell accorded to Rev. Fr. Travis Gabriel at St. Peter’s College

Posted on 11 February 2014

St. Peter’s College bade farewell to their 10th Rector, Rev. Fr. Travis Jude Gabriel in a fitting and well organised ceremony today (11th February 2014). The College was bedecked with flowers and flags and balloons of blue and white and gold for the occasion and one could feel that not only had there been meticulous […] Continue Reading

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Our Website: 245 views on 09FEB14 – highest so far

Posted on 09 February 2014

JPAA Canada launched its new website on Monday, October 7, 2013. Our mandate is to priortize posting news of our association activities since it was formed in 1984. The project is time consuming but we are getting there slowly but surely. In addition to JPAA Canada news, we will also be posting news of our […] Continue Reading

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PETERITES win U-18 Rugby Sevens Championship for second consecutive year

Posted on 09 February 2014

February 9, 2014 – Courtesy: Roshen Steelman – The Island. St. Peter’s College won the Singer Schools Under-18 Rugby Championship beating Royal College, Colombo 14 points to five in the grand final worked off at Royal Sports Complex in Colombo on Sunday (9th). St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya displayed a powerful show against Royal College, Colombo […] Continue Reading

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Rev. Fr. Sylvester Ranasinghe refutes Sunday Times article

Posted on 09 February 2014

Responding to a news report headlined ‘St. Joseph’s College Rector transferred to Aquinas’, published in the Sunday Times of January 12, the Rector, Rev. Fr. Sylvester Ranasinghe, has sent the following reply. “I write in reference to an article published in the ‘Sunday Times’ 0f January 12. The article is obviously damaging to my good […] Continue Reading

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Rev. Fr. Travis Gabriel is 13th Rector at St. Joseph’s College

Posted on 08 February 2014

Rev. Fr. Travis Gabriel becomes the 13th Rector of St. Joseph's College, Colombo. The Council of Management of the Old Boys' Union are hosting an event to welcome the 13th Josephian Rector on Monday, February 10th at 6:30 pm at the College Chapel followed by a reception at the Bonjean Hall. All Members of the […] Continue Reading

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1st Inning win for St. Peter’s against Royal (Feb.7 & 8)

Posted on 08 February 2014

Peterites get first innings points St. Peter's secured first innings points over Royal in their drawn school cricket encounter which ended at Reid Avenue yesterday. Royal College, Colombo  229/7 (73) R.Pathirana 91, Sahan 3-52 & 165/9 (47) Anupa 56, Vinu 4-48  Vs  St.Peters, Colombo  233/8 d (67.2) J Liyanage 68  –   – Match drawn   In […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s determined for Blue, White & Gold success by Damith Weerasinghe

Posted on 08 February 2014

2013/14 Schools Cricket season is playing around the island in full throttle with crowd pleasing Cricket being played by many Colombo teams. We take a glance at a team which is one of the most pioneer cricket playing schools in Sri Lanka and that is none other than St. Peter’s College, Colombo 4. St. Peter’s […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s among the best of the best

Posted on 08 February 2014

Courtesy: Reemus Fernando – Sunday Island – January 29, 2014. St. Peter’s College, captained by colursman Kavinda de Tissera are unbeaten this season. They have scored two outright victories and have had held the upper hand against their opponents in most of their outings. However, analyzing the strengths of the team consisting of some formidable […] Continue Reading

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Royal V. St. Joseph’s encounter ends in a thrilling draw

Posted on 12 January 2014

Courtesy: Ranjan Anandappa – Sunday Observer Royal College stand in captain Harith Samarasinghe led his side admirably with ten freshers to bring his side to the brink of victory when they were set a victory target of 108 runs in 13 overs in their drawn cricket encounter against St. Joseph's at Reid Avenue yesterday The […] Continue Reading

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Peterites beat Maris Stella on 1st innings points

Posted on 11 January 2014

Sahan Nanayakkara took a match bag of 13 wickets and batted brilliantly in the 2nd innings to help St.Peters force a drawn and take 1st innings points in their Singer Under 19 Division 1 Cricket encounter played with Maris Stella College at Kadirana. St. Peters batting 1st made 160 runs in 50 overs with skipper […] Continue Reading

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Archbishop’s Office ratifies new Rector appointments for SJC & SPC effective 10JAN14

Posted on 09 January 2014

The administrative office of the Archbishop's House has issued a circular dated January 8, 2014, confirming the appointment of the following effective Friday, January 10, 2014. This announcement supercedes all previous information on this subject matter. School Vice Rector Rector The following appointments will take effect 10JAN2014 St. Joseph's College Rev. Fr. Anton Ranjith Rev. Fr. […] Continue Reading

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Prospects of bright cricket a possibility at 78th Joe-Pete encounter

Posted on 08 January 2014

Courtesy: Ranjan Anandappa – Sunday Observer of February 26, 2012. Two 'big' match wins within the space of three years in the Josephian-Peterite series, is certainly heartening for the cricketers who play their 78th encounter at the P. Sara Oval on March 2 and 3 and the hope of bright cricket will certainly bring in […] Continue Reading

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Joe-Pete ‘48 game a heart stopper

Posted on 08 January 2014

Courtesy: Supun Perera – Daily News of Friday, March 5, 2010. As the open clear blue skies and bright sunny weather herald, yet another big match season dawns; Be it Royal-Thomian, Joe-Pete and many cricket encounters of traditional importance. The value of a traditional cricket encounter is that young and old, staunch and true together […] Continue Reading

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FLASHBACK: Peterite Basketball Team 1957

Posted on 06 January 2014

Among the Colombo Schools, the Bens and Peterites always had strong Basketball teams in the 50s and 60s. We have just come across an archived photograph of the 1957 Basketball team of St. Peter's College that featured prominently in the school season in this popular sport at the time. The photo has special significance to […] Continue Reading

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Transfer of Rectors (SJC/SPC) deferred until further notice

Posted on 06 January 2014

News has just reached us that the spate of appointments with regards to Sri Lanka RC Schools in the Colombo Archdiocese announced last month by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has been put "on hold". The breaking news came from the Colombo Archbishop's office a few days back. No reason was attributed to this position […] Continue Reading

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Cricket hits of the ’60s By Lawrence Heyn (Old Peterite living in Australia)

Posted on 01 January 2014

St. Peter’s College has a proud sporting heritage, with cricket and rugby holding sway in the near nine decades of its existence. The college can parade an impressive line-up of old Peterites who have gone on to cover themselves in glory at national and international level. Cricket, by virtue of its annual big match, has […] Continue Reading

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We wish you a Happy New Year (2014)

Posted on 01 January 2014

Message from Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association of Canada My Committee joins me in wishing you a Happy New Year! May god's blessings be with you and yours throughout the year. We wish you health, comfort, peace and prosperity during the ensuing year. ~~Christmas proclaims that God will be with us always. Let us celebrate this Happiness […] Continue Reading

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St. Peter’s College complete another remarkable year in Tennis

Posted on 26 December 2013

By: Dinith Pathiraja, SPC Coach St. Peter’s college, Colombo 4 had another extremely successful year in 2013 continuing their golden era in the sport of tennis which the College has been enjoying in the recent past. Since the sport recommenced at St. Peter’s College in January 1998, it has been an unparalleled success story in […] Continue Reading

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SPC-OBU Newsletter

Posted on 23 December 2013

Algi Wijewickrema, Editor of the SPC-OBU has crafted a Newsletter that we are pleased to post on our website. A job well done. Congratulations go out to Algi and his team for the hard work and commitment to successfully produce the newsletter from St. Peter's College Old Boys Union. It is in pdf format and […] Continue Reading

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Obituary: Lalith Wiratunga (1939-2013)

Posted on 14 December 2013

JPAA CANADA is saddened with news of the sudden passing of LALITH WIRATUNGA in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Lalith was at St. Peter's College, Bambalapitiya in the 40s & 50s. A brilliant student at college, Lalith entered the Law Faculty passing out as a Barrister & Solicitor. He enjoyed top legal positions in the private sector […] Continue Reading

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SPC-Pre-Seventies Batch get-together at Raja Bojun

Posted on 13 December 2013

          The Pre-Seventies group led by Major Jayantha Atapattu (Retd) is a vibrant group that carries the flag flying high by many fellowship and other events that bring the old boys and their families together. Just last month the group organised its annual get together details of which are captured in […] Continue Reading

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Peterites win U-15 Division-1 Inter-School Cricket title

Posted on 12 December 2013

Champion Peterite cricketers richly rewarded. The Under 15 division one schools cricket champions St. Peter's College have been granted a tour of Malaysia by the school authorities under the guidance Rev. Fr. Trevis Gabriel, St. Peter's Rector. The team led by Chathura Obeysekara leave the country today (12). Wasantha Haputhanthri, master-in-charge, and L.H. Sunil, head […] Continue Reading

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Grotto at St. Peter’s College gets a new look

Posted on 04 December 2013

A place where many a Peterite prayed to Our Lady, the Grotto at St. Peter’s College, refurbished and looking beautiful was blessed and declared open this morning (4th December 2013) by His Eminence Rev. Dr. Norbert Andradi OMI, Bishop of Anuradhapura in a simple ceremony. The College premises was decked in blue and white flags […] Continue Reading

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2014: “Battle of the Saints” at the Oval on March 7th & 8th

Posted on 29 November 2013

    Due to the restoration work being carried out at the College Grounds, this year all 1st XI home games will be played at different other venues as indicated below. January 3rd-4th – Vs. Ananda College – Moratuwa Tyronne Fernando Stadium 10th-11th – Vs. Maristella College – Negambo 13th-14th – Vs. D.S. Senanayaka College […] Continue Reading

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The ANDRADI LIBRARY for St. Peter’s College

Posted on 27 November 2013

A Noble Gift for St.Peter’s College – The Andradi Library at St. Peter’s Courtesy of Sunday Times of February 5, 2012 As the CEO of one of the largest educational groups, Mr. Andradi’s vision is to ensure that high quality education is accessible to a global community of students. The construction of the Andradi Library […] Continue Reading

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“Legends” organize the Annual Teacher’s Day at SPC

Posted on 25 November 2013

~~The Old Peterites Group of 87-92 of St. Peter’s College OBU the “Legends” as they are known organized the Annual Teachers’ day on the 12th of October for the 13th consecutive year to coincide with the World Teachers day celebrated globally. This year, to raise the required funds for the Teachers’ Day and spice up […] Continue Reading

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Peterite Randev Athukorala wins two medals at Karate Championship

Posted on 22 November 2013

The 4th Nepal Open Karate International staged at Dhangadhi, Nepal attracted 480 competitors from eight SAARC countries under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Nepal. 12 year old Sri Lankan Randev Athukorala of St. Peter College representing the Sri Lankan Schools Karate Team won two medals for the country – Silver […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada – Networking & Bringing Old Boys Together!

Posted on 20 November 2013

The Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association – Canada a.k.a. "JPAA Canada" provides a forum for the alumni who attended St. Joseph's College, Colombo and St. Peter's College, Colombo to meet and greet each other in Toronto, Canada. "Networking & Brining Old Boys Together" is the precise mandate of the 29-year old alumni association that was formed in 1984. Besides […] Continue Reading

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Peterite Reunion in October 2014 – Message from Brisbane

Posted on 20 November 2013

~~Greetings from Brisbane A group of old Peterites in Australia are making plans for a mega reunion in October 2014. We have just launched a website peteritereunion.net to keep all old boys informed of the plans. The website is chock-full of news, articles and photo galleries, and you will be entertained. Please check out the […] Continue Reading

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SCHOOLS RUGBY: Peterites retain Under-16 title

Posted on 17 November 2013

November 9, 2013, 7:13 pm   St. Peter’s College Under-16 rugby team did well to maintain their supremacy in the Western Province rugby tournament when they retained the Cup Championship of the Western Province Inter-Schools Under-16, Fifteen-a-side Invitation Tournament for the record third consecutive year and take the Asian Finance Trophy at CR&FC grounds, Colombo […] Continue Reading

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Bill Devanayagam captained St. Joseph’s College in the early years

Posted on 17 November 2013

Courtesy: Premasara Epasinghe – Daily News Kanapathipillai William Devanayagam, popularly known as (Bill) Devanayagam, was an outstanding, versatile sportsman, produced by St. Josephs' College, Maradana during the period 1927-1930. He captained the college cricket and Football teams with distinction. Further, he was a fine tennis player. Devanayagam was a Roman Catholic, who hailed from a […] Continue Reading

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Combined Joe-Pete team wins Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament in Toronto

Posted on 17 November 2013

A combined Joe-Pete team led by Dominick de Kauwe trounced the Antonians 44-0 to win the "Quintin Israel Memorial Trophy" at the picturesque Oakville Crusaders Rugby Grounds. S. Thomas' College OBA hosted the tournament this year which is called "Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament – 2013". Chief Organiser for the Thomians was D.R. (Ranjan) […] Continue Reading

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The “Saints go Marching” in Toronto on a high note

Posted on 17 November 2013

It was a night, but what a night it was! The Josephian-Peterite Annual Dinner Dance was held last Saturday (October 5th) at the brand new Markham Convention Centre. The task of arranging the interior decor was left entirely in the hands of the creative mind of our Chair, Dance Committee/Social Secretary Anslem Perera. He came […] Continue Reading

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Melbourne: Old Peterite Ron Forbes celebrates his 80th birthday

Posted on 13 November 2013

RONALD FORBES. Better known as Ron Forbes, lives in Melbourne with his wife Carmeline (also known as Bubbles) and his two daughters Judy and Jenny. Ron recently celebrated his Eightieth (80th birthday), and the highlight of the celebration was Ron who wore and was very proud of his St Peter's College neck tie. As an […] Continue Reading

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PEN (Peterite Electronic Network) Updates

Posted on 13 November 2013

MESSAGE FROM ALGI WIJEWICKREMA – HONY. EDITOR (OBU-SPC) The OBU is proud to announce that it now has its own FB page (OBU St. Peter's College, Colombo 4, Sri Lanka) and all of you Old Petes, young and old, who have their own facebook pages are invited to "like" it. In addition to the PEN […] Continue Reading

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Good all-round performance by Priyamal Perera helps Joes beat Maris Stella College

Posted on 09 November 2013

  Courtesy of Ranjan Anandappa – Sunday Observer Two fine performances by Priyamal Perera (81 and a match bag of 5 for27) and Aravinda Akurugoda (match bag of 6 for 46) helped St.Joseph’s to beat Maris Stella College ,Negombo by 79 runs in the Under 19 school cricket encounter played at Darley Road yesterday. The […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Recent obituaries of Old Boys

Posted on 08 November 2013

MARTIN – HENRY (Retired Sergeant Major – S.L. Army Artillery and Course Superintendent Royal Colombo Golf Club). Beloved husband of Francisca, loving father of the late Johnny and of Tony (Manager, St. Peter’s Gym), Anne, Rev. Fr. Trevor (Rector, Loyola College – Negombo), Anslem (National Tour Guide Lecturer), Carmelita and Marina (Standard Chartered Bank), father-in-law […] Continue Reading

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Down Memory Lane with Arden Nelson (Old Peterite) Combo

Posted on 07 November 2013

LEST WE FORGET – ARDEN NELSON COMBO OF THE SIXTIES BY UPALI OBEYESEKERE Arden Nelson is a name synonymous with music in the sixties in Colombo. Many from this era would recall the Arden Nelson Combo with familiarity for having played for your engagement, wedding or other social functions you attended. Many old Peterites here […] Continue Reading

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ANECDOTES: We invite Old boys to share stories of their school days

Posted on 06 November 2013

What is An Anecdote? Answer – An anecdote is a brief story of something that has happened in our lives, There are funny, interesting, and factual anecdotes, just to name a few. JPAA Canada website is open to "anecdotes" from Old Boys of both schools – SJC & SPC. The input is subject to review […] Continue Reading

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2009: Re-enactment of the Golden Jubilee Joe-Pete Cricket Match

Posted on 05 November 2013

This article has been extracted from St. Peter's College OBU Website. The Golden Jubilee Joe Pete Cricket Re Match – Report It started with an idea in 2007, and went on to become a reality in 2009. It was the 1984 Joe-Pete 50th Encounter re-match, with participation from players of the original two squads that […] Continue Reading

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Sports

SPORTS: Josephian Futsal Soccer Carnival

Posted on 01 November 2013

Courtesy: Ceylon Daily News For the fifth successive year the Soccer Advisory Committee of St Joseph's College has organized the "Josephian Futsal Soccer Carnival" today, November 1, from 8 am onwards at the college ground. This soccer extravaganza has now turned out to be a very eagerly anticipated calendar event of St Joseph's College. The […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Obituary: Colvin Christoffelsz – Peterite cricketer 1965-1967

Posted on 31 October 2013

It is much sadness we learn of the passing of COLVIN CHRISTOFFELSZ in Colombo. Obituary extracted from the Ceylon Daily News is appended below. Funeral services held on November 1, 2013. JPAA Canada and its members extend our heartfelt condolences to family members of Colvin Christoffelsz and offer our deepest sympathy. May his soul Rest […] Continue Reading

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SOCCER: Joes beat Peterites 2-0

Posted on 29 October 2013

Through the grapevine, we learnt that the Josephian-Peterite Soccer game played  earlier in October 2013 ended with a 2-0 win for the Joes. Before the game there was a lot of hype in the local (Sri Lanka) mainstream media about the game. The Daily News, The Island and Daily Mirror all carried a pre-game write-up […] Continue Reading

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OLDEST: Ahmed Kuthdoos – 92-year old may be among the oldest living Peterites today

Posted on 27 October 2013

The 1983-1986 batch of Old Peterites organised a sing-along recently jointly with the SPC-OBU. Forums such as this act as catalysts in keeping the old boys together in harmony, fellowship and builds a strong sense of camaraderie. Algi Wijewickrema of the SPC-OBU claims that the highlight of the evening was the presence of Ahmed Kuthdoos, […] Continue Reading

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Alumni NEWS

Jeyer Rodrigues interviewed by media while on holiday in Sri Lanka

Posted on 27 October 2013

Courtesy: Hafiz Marikar – The Nation 12 August 2012 Jeyer Rodriguez, was a brilliant prop forward during his playing days at St. Peter’s College, Havelock SC, Sri Lanka Air Force SC and Sri Lanka, now a citizen of Canada he is over here in Sri Lanka on holiday, he was very happy to see his […] Continue Reading

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Sports

80th “Battle of the Saints” at P. Sara Oval on March 7th & 8th, 2014

Posted on 25 October 2013

The Josephian-Peterite Cricket Encounter always attracts a cross section of the alumni from Sri Lanka and overseas. More often than not, old boys of the two schools (specially those who have represented the schools in the "Big Match") makes it a point of visiting home (Sri Lanka) to coincide with the "Big Match". One of […] Continue Reading

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Peterites win Seven-A-Side Rugby Tourney in California

Posted on 23 October 2013

The President of the California Branch writes "Dear Peterites and friends,   Happy to announce and congratulations to Pk and the boys for another thrilling victory by the Peterites 7 A Side Rugby team in the just concluded Royal College sponsored annual rugby tournament in Southern California. As usual there were the preliminary rounds to see who […] Continue Reading

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24th Josephian-Peterite Soccer encounter at CR&FC Grounds on Oct.23

Posted on 21 October 2013

The traditional Josephian – Peterite soccer encounter will be played Wednesday, October 23rd at CR and FC grounds, Colombo. Kick-off of the 1st XI match at 4.00 pm. This will be the 24th edition of the traditional big match. St. Joseph’s and St. Peter’s known to be ‘brother schools’ are also considered to be bitter rivals in […] Continue Reading

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Peterite Golden Gleam Dinner Dance in Brisbane – Sat. October 19

Posted on 17 October 2013

The Alumni of St. Peter's College domiciled in Brisbane will get together at a Dinner Dance scheduled for Saturday, October 19th. The grand dinner dance is presented by St. Peter's College Old Boys' Social Club Brisbane. Music will be provided by "CRYSTAL FIRE" featuring Laurensz, Ronnie, Joquithe & DJ-Ruvan. Tickets are priced at $50 (Adults) […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Obituary: Gerard Puvinayagam (1940-2013)

Posted on 17 October 2013

This October , we lost another talented Peterite tenor, Gerard Puvinayagam. Gerard joined Ford Rhodes after leaving college and retired to continue as a private consultant in the field of auditing and accounting.  After an education at St.Peter’s in the early 50’s, with his strong command of the Queens English he contributed to a number […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Obituary: Eymard de Silva Wijeyeratne

Posted on 17 October 2013

Eymard de Silva Wijeyeratne, a Peterite of the pre 70s era who was one from the first batch of undergraduates to enter the Peradeniya Campus (when it was part of then University of Ceylon), has passed away. Eymard, was a very long standing parishioner of St. Mary's, Dehiwala, a loyal Catholic and a frequent contributor […] Continue Reading

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Old Joes celebrate on Oct. 19 in the U.K.

Posted on 16 October 2013

The Association of Old Josephians in the UK presents the 26th Annual Blue & White Ball on 19th October 2013, at Sheraton Sky Line Hotel, Bath Road (A4) Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 5BP. Cocktail Reception from 6:00 – 7:15 pm at the Sky Garden and dinner is at 7:30 pm at the International Suite. Music will […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Tribute to Rev. Fr. Claver Perera on October 14, 2013

Posted on 14 October 2013

A Tribute to Fr. Claver The third death anniversary of Father Claver Perera falls on 14th October and the St. Mary’s Choral Group and friends of Fr. Claver will be doing a short tribute to Fr. Claver, at St. Mary’s Church Bambalapitiya at 7.00 p.m. after evening Mass on Sunday, 13th October 2013. Old Boys […] Continue Reading

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Alumni NEWS

“A Christmas Wish”…at the Lionel Wendt Theatre – Dec.6,7 & 8, 2013

Posted on 10 October 2013

SYNOPSIS  A coup is underway…………. the evil Ice Queen supported by her love-struck henchman, Jack Frost, is conspiring to cancel Christmas around the world. Can Santa Claus and his Chief Elf, Mike, save the day? Will the unlikely alliance of everybody’s favourite, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, the band of talking reindeer and the adorable elves […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

Launch of new website for JPAA Canada

Posted on 07 October 2013

JPAA Canada launched its new website on Monday, October 7, 2013 – with the domain name www.jpaacanada.com We invite you to visit the site, devour the information laid out and send us an e-mail with any comments, constructive feedback, suggestions or remarks. "This is a dream come true", said JPAA President Upali Obeyesekere. Having worked […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

Tribute: General Deshamanya Denis Perera VSV (1930-2013)

Posted on 05 October 2013

  October 5, 2013, 7:03 pm By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando (Courtesy: The Island) "The only man under whom any General would gladly serve’ (Field Marshal Montgomery-later Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, on Field Marshal Alexander, later Earl Alexander of Tunis. Alexander commanded the Allied Forces in Africa under whom Montgomery and the 8th Army […] Continue Reading

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Message from SPC Old Boys Social Club Australia Inc.

Posted on 29 September 2013

  27th September 2013 Dear Valued Member of the Club It is my pleasure to inform you that this year the Seniors Lunch will be held in early December, a beautiful time of the year where the climate is perfect and the atmosphere is full of fun and frolic. The ‘Seniors Christmas Lunch’ will be […] Continue Reading

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23rd Joe-Pete Cricket Encounter in Washington D.C. USA

Posted on 15 September 2013

A gentle and refreshing breeze greeted spectators and players to the 23rd Annual Josephian-Peterite Cricket Encounter played on Saturday, September 14, at the Robertson Park, Gaitheds of both alumni, many of whrsburg, Maryland. As in past years, this event was also well attended by family and friends of both alumni, many of whom had come […] Continue Reading

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Alumni NEWS

6th Annual reunion of Pre-Seventies Group (SPC)

Posted on 08 September 2013

The Old Peterites Group of Pre-1970 batch affiliated to the OBU of St. Peter's College, Bambalapitiya are organizing their annual get-together (Dinner/Dance) to raise much needed funds to provide scholarships to needy students of the college. This is to be one of its projects of social responsibility to the "Alma Mater". The Annual get together will be […] Continue Reading

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Sports

Peterite cricketer excels in Athletics

Posted on 01 September 2013

Supun Randeniya of Ranabima Royal College, Gannoruwa came up with a stupendous performance by breaking the 19-year-old 110m hurdles record on the third day of the All Island Schools Games held at the Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo recently. With Randeniya's 110m hurdles record, three new meet records were set up on the third day with boys […] Continue Reading

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Neville de Silva

In Memoriam

Tribute to Neville N. de Silva – An Officer and Gentleman!

Posted on 10 August 2013

  By Upali Obeyesekere – President, JPAA Canada   The Sri Lankan community in Toronto lost one of its beloved personalities last month. Neville N. de Silva – former Sri Lanka Police Officer, schoolboy cricketer and community leader passed away on June 23rd in Mississauga. A Memorial Service was later held for the repose of […] Continue Reading

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Alma Mater

How the Association of Old Josephians in the U.K. was formed

Posted on 01 August 2013

THE BIRTH OF THE ASSOCIATION IN UK By Peter E Perera- (The Founder President.)   Some of us Old Joes who were here in London as students in 1960 formed an informal Association of Old Joes at the Catholic International Chaplaincy at Holland Park. I recall Michael & Lalin Fernando, Gamini Don Michael and Spencer […] Continue Reading

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Angelo Mathews

Sports

Angleo Mathews becomes first Josephian to Captain Sri Lanka Cricket

Posted on 15 July 2013

  Posted on 15 February 2013 by TSL (The Times of Sri Lanka) St. Joseph’s College have produced some great cricketers over the years. A few went on to play for Ceylon/Sri Lanka but now they have the rare honour of producing the first Josephian Captain of Sri Lanka Cricket. The newly appointed Selection Committee […] Continue Reading

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CANADA DAY: Sri Lanka Cricket Festival, an oustanding success

Posted on 01 July 2013

  "Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved", Quote by Mattie Stepanek. This is exactly what happened when two Thomians and a Royalist were entrusted with the task of organizing the Schools Cricket Festival. Ashok Senadeera and Trevor Fernando were the two Thomians and Rohan Jayasekara of RoyalCollege was […] Continue Reading

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Pre-70s classmates, from left, Lawrence Heyn, Russell Mortimer, Brant de Zylva and Jerome Dias are delighted to catch up.

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In true blue spirit Old Peterites worldwide came to Melbourne

Posted on 01 July 2013

Past students of St. Peter’s College around Australia and from overseas reconnected at a gala night in Melbourne on Saturday, October 1.Nearly 350 old Peterites, wives and friends got together for a night of reminiscing interspersed with skits and re-enactments of those schoolboy days. It was the second reunion in three years and the Peterite […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

29th Battle of the Saints (Canada Series) in Toronto

Posted on 01 July 2013

Canada Day is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada […] Continue Reading

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Anthems

Alma Mater

School Anthems stir up pride

Posted on 22 June 2013

JPAA Canada has posted YouTube instrumental versions of the school anthems for SJC and SPC on its website. The video can be accessed by clicking on the two icons in the last column to your right of the site and at the bottom against an image of the two schools. We felt this was a […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Canada

Launch of “Saints Quadrangular” T20 Cricket Tournament in Canada

Posted on 18 June 2013

The Canadian version of the “Saints Quadrangular” T20 Cricket Tournament was lunched in 2009. Due to an initiative from JPAA Canada, the “Saints Quadrangular” was formally introduced to the Benedictines and Antonians who agreed to join together to form the great “Saints” forum. What a fitting launch it was as JPAA Canada was celebrating its […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

Flashback: Tyrone Le Mercier was adjudged Best School Bowler in 1960

Posted on 13 June 2013

1960 was an interesting year. W. Dahanayaka from Galle caretaker Prime Minister of Ceylon – a post card cost 3 cents and John F. kennedy had just assumed office. School cricket had reached a very high standard and become so competitive that spectator interest had pole-vaulted to a new high. With this backdrop, the popular […] Continue Reading

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JPAA Newsletters

Posted on 01 June 2013

JPAA Newsletters over the years have been informative, precise, comprehensive and well designed. The newsletter has been well received not only in Canada but in the global Josephian-Peterite community. The editor of the newsletter has always kept in mind that news of the Joe-Pete global community is important to make the document newsworthy. With this […] Continue Reading

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Alumni NEWS

Many Peterites excelled in Music & Broadcasting fields

Posted on 01 June 2013

Peterite Singers: Keeping musical tradition alive W.Aiyyar and Gerard Puvinayagam discuss an observed phenomenon at St. Peter’s    College Bambalapitiya that has been noted for well over half a century. St. Peter’s College hall was built in 1931 and    provided excellent acoustics to all singers and musicians. The    performers in turn paid tribute to the hall’s […] Continue Reading

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Alma Mater, JPAA Canada

Peterite Walk for the Chapel Project

Posted on 01 June 2013

By Algi Wijewickrema – Secretary, Peterite Walk Committee People walk for many reasons. Some walk for pleasure, some for exercise, yet others for records and glory. There are also walks, especially by schools to support various projects or to commemorate events, but rarely do we hear of a Walk for a noble cause such as […] Continue Reading

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Flashback

A Look at the “Battle of the Saints”

Posted on 01 June 2013

By: Sankha de Livera Tennekoon , 2010-02-08 11:30:24 On March 5 & 6, the oldest test cricketing stadium in the Island, the “Oval” will play host to one of the biggest cricket encounters in the Sri Lankan cricketing calendar, the “Battle of the Saints”. The Saints will yet again march on to the P. Sara stadium […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

‘Jackie’ Van Twest – Champion Coach who made Champs

Posted on 01 June 2013

  Courtesy: Dunstan Fernando – Daily Mirror Sports It is with a deep sense of sorrow, that I record the passing away of our teacher and coach George Alexander (Jackie) VanTwest on January 2, 2005 after a brief illness. 'Jackie' as he was affectionately known was born on 15th December 1928 and had a brilliant […] Continue Reading

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St. Joseph's College team - 1945 (First row from left) O Perera, S Sarathchandra, M kodikara (Seated from left) C de Mel, m de Costa (captain), Fr. j. Nanayakkara O.M.I (Prefect of Games), Rev. Fr. Peter A. Pillai (Rector), S. Fernando (Coach), F. Matthysz, A. Hazari (Standing from left) N Perera, J de Mel, H Bagot, J Bagot, V Sinnetamby, T Wickramasinghe

Flashback

Flashback: Epic feat of Malcolm Costa

Posted on 01 June 2013

  Courtesy: Supun PERERA – Ceylon Daily News March 1, 2012 Cricket is a reflective game; a game which above all things lends itself to writing in the lovely flexible English which we have inherited from our ancestors; conquerors and the colonial rulers. Considering values and the traditions this game has inherited; it is deservingly […] Continue Reading

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In Memoriam

RIP CLARENCE CORERA – Pre-70s Peterite

Posted on 04 October 2017

RIP CLARENCE CORERA Note from Shawnn & Suzan Corera …….. Please join us as we say good bye to Dad. Visitation will be held from 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm Friday, October 6th at Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD 301-253-2138 A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul Catholic […] Continue Reading

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