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Athletes night


Calling All Past Peterite Athletes

Posted on 20 November 2014 by admin

Athletes nightCalling 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 Friday, 28th November 2014 at the College Grounds at 6.30 p.m. This is a good opportunity for past athletes to meet and greet each other.

There'll be live music, food and drink and your fellow athletes to keep Company.
Come support Peterite athletics.
St. Peter's College Track & Field Foundation

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Posted on 20 November 2014 by admin


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 fine leg spin bowling earned him five wickets for 13 runs and he followed up with a chanceless knock of 100 not out to guide his side to safety. This stylish left hander has already scored almost 400 runs this season so far making him one of top players in the league.

Debarawewa Central: 128 all out in 55 overs (Suresh Chaturanga 28, Rifnas Saudin 21, Kevin Angelo 2 for 31, Saviry Peiris 2 for 26, Nipunaka Fonseka 5 for 13)

St.Peter's 196 for 5 in 41 overs (Nipunaka Fonseka 100 n.o., Himsara Randeni 66, Maura Dilshan 3 for 58)



The “SAINTS” Rock Toronto – JPAA Canada 30th Anniversary Dance

Posted on 16 November 2014 by admin

It was a night, and what a night it was. The Joes & Petes rocked Toronto on October 4th. The Grand Ballroom at Markham Convention Centre was packed to capacity as JPAA Canada ushered in the 275+ guests into the ballroom. A live band – ZEROX and DJ – GROOVE from Washington DC (a.k.a. Shawn Corera, an Old Peterite) provided music. What really captured the imagination was the presence of many old boys from both schools living in Canada and USA. There were guests all the way from Sydney, Australia; California, Washington DC and Ottawa, Ontario.

It was one happy family when "Two True Brothers of One Family" met to celebrate their 30 years in Canada as a joint entity. The only joint organization for the Joes & Petes in the world and also the first Alumni Association to be formed in Canada among the Sri Lanka Schools. Quite unique and still very strong and united. Despite the challenges of the times, JPAA Canada has stood firm and carried on regardless.

A feat30th anniversaryure of the evening was a leadership initiative of JPAA Canada President Upali Obeyesekere who launched the JPAA Hall of Fame Awards and Awards of Excellence for the first time in its 30 years. Those inducted into the JPAA Hall of Fame are Hazmee Hameed (SPC Rugby & Athletics), Ranjit Wijeyesekere (SPC Athletics), Jeyer Rodrigues (SPC Rugby), Rajive Benedict (SJC Cricket) and Crofton Joseph (SPC Athletics/Rugby/Cricket/Hockey/Basketball).

The Award of Excellency was presented to Roshan Navaratnam & Srinath Wijeyeratne for launching the "Saints Quadrangular" T20 Cricket Tournament in Canada in 2009. Other winners were Christy Joseph (JPAA President 2010/2011/2012) and Benito de Silva (Old Josephian who helped form JPAA in 1984 along with Old Peterite Upali Obeyesekere).

Kudos to Chair, Dance Committee Jerome Fernandez and his team comprising of Roshan Navaratnam, Rehan Goonetilleke, Ranier De Lambert, Rod Diaz, Jeevan Pragasam and Upali Obeyesekere for pulling off a splendid dance with a high rating from the 275+ guests who had a great time.

MC for the evening was Rehan Goonetilleke, an Old Peterite.

Consul General for Sri Lanka in Toronto, Mr. Mohan De Alwis and Mrs. Roma De Alwis were present at the dance. Mr. De Alwis is alumnus of St. Joseph's College.

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SPC Update from Sujith Silva – Editor, SPC-OBU

Posted on 14 November 2014 by admin

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.
SPC OBU LOGOOld 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 Romeish De Mel and in supporting the College and the Rector Fr. Trevor Martin to achieve the best in studies and in extracurricular activities at College. There have been significant changes and development taking place at College front with Rector Fr. Trevor Martin leading from the front. Same goes with the OBU as all committees are busy trying to achieve their set goals by putting their plans in place and hosting events to gather members and raise much needed funds. During the past two to three months, we had many such events. This included the successful hosting of Golden Gleam 2014, Annual Joe-Pete Cricket 6’s, Club Nights at the Lounge, Musical Evenings with Marians, Dinner Dance in London, Rugby Carnivals in Dubai, Reunions in Australia, workshops and events for College students and felicitations for teachers etc. Do visit our Facebook Page and the web site for all the stories and pictures.
Looking ahead; St. Peter’s College Cricket Foundation will host PCL Season 04 on Sunday 16th November at College Grounds with many Peterite Cricket stars from yesteryear will team up with young Peterites and compete under 08 Franchises. The Organizer’s wishes to invite all young and old Peterites to turn up at College Grounds at Bambalapitiya and enjoy this Cricket Carnival.
The Chief Guest for this occasion would be former Sri Lanka National Cricketer, former Sri Lanka Cricket Coach and Manager an Old Peterite Roy Dias. This is one of the most looked forward to Cricket Carnivals among Peterites where many former Peterites who performed exceptionally well during the late 80’s and 90’s with some have represented various National teams are teaming up with the present generation Peterite Cricketers to battle it out on this 6 A Side Cricket League. Furthermore, each team will include couple of young Cricketers from the current 1st XI of St. Peter’s College giving them valuable exposure and experience by competing with senior and top Peterite Cricketers. You can find out the full team details on and on
Meanwhile St. Peter’s College 1st XI didn’t have a good start to their 2014/2015 season as some of their 3rd term matches were called off due to bad weather we experienced in Sri Lanka during the past month. This includes matches against St. Aloysius College, Galle (SPC 181 and St. Aloysius 106/6), Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa (Joseph Vaz 120/3) being called off half way and the match against Trinity College Kandy at Asgiriya being called off without a single ball being bowled. The only match rather at least an inning they managed to complete was against Isipathana College last week at Colts Grounds and Peterites lost that game on first innings. Peterites scored 216 with Shalinda Ushan scoring 60 runs in reply to Isipathana’s score of 233 and on the 2nd inning Isipathana was 77/4 at stumps.
Moving into Football, St. Peter’s College Football Foundation has been able to successfully revive the standards of the game and the passion for it among the young and old Peterites with their dedication and hardwork. This has resulted in change of fortunes too. Peterites fared extremely well during this season, across all age Groups from age Groups under 09 to Under 19 which has brought recognition and fame to College in Football. You can read full achievements on the and on
In order to change the fortunes of Peterite Rugby, St. Peter’s College recruited Ben Macdougall a Scottish International and a Professional Rugby Coach as Director of Rugby and the Head coach of SPC ending 08 year stint of Collin Dinesh former Peterite Rugby Captain (1989) who was one time under study to Sanath Martis (2006-2011) and had mixed results during his tenure as Head Coach (2011-2014). Let us wish Ben all the best and God’s blessings as he undertakes the task of taking Peterite Rugby to achieve greater heights in coming seasons. Meanwhile St. Peter’s College Under 16 team went on an overseas tour to Singapore where the Young Peterites played really well during the weekend at Saints Tournament in Singapore. You can watch the match videos and pictures and all stories on Peterite Rugby Facebook Group
If you want to party like crazy Mexicans and enjoy some Mexican food and drinks then head over to Peterite Mexican Fiesta which is organized by the Old Peterites 93/94 Group and hosted at Hotel Mount Breeze, Mt. Lavinia on 22nd November from 8.00p.m onwards. All proceeds will be for the Student Scholarship Scheme.
Until I write back, after the Fiesta and some sports (rather watching some Cricket matches) and hopefully in time to say Ho Ho for Christmas, stay calm and fit and follow us on Facebook and on web.
Saludos Peterites!
Editor- SPC OBU

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