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

Posted on 27 June 2015 by admin

Fellowship Nite 2015 FlyerJPAA 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 flew in from Melbourne, Australia for the event. Music was provided by DJ-ROHAN and a sumptuous dinner was prepared courtesy of J&J management. The newly refurbished Convention Centre was all lit up and the capacity crowd simply had a great time. As one guest remarked, "We had a terrific time – good company, excellent music, super dinner and reasonably priced premium liquor. What more could we ask for $25?"

Tyrone Le Mercier was Guest of Honour and was accompanied by his wife Jean. Tyrone played 5 years for St. Peter's College captaining in 1963. He then played club cricket for SSC and for his employer Mackwoods Limited who won the Mercantile Championships at the time. Tyrone is best remembered for his devastating doube-century (235 n.o.) against St. Anthony's College at Katugastota.

JPAA President Upali Obeyesekere personally invited Tyrone Le Mercier to grace the occasion. A nostalgic moment when Antonian Trevor Brown was called to the podium to reflect on his impressions of Tryone Le Mercier's 235 not out against St. Anthony's College Kandy in 1962. Trevor and his two sisters Druscilla and Sabrina had witnessed the match as their father Cyril Brown, was on the staff of St. Anthony's College. Trevor recalled Le Mercier's innings and said the Antonians were concerned he would pass the immortal Jack Anderson's score of 291 runs against S. Thomas' College Mt. Lavinia in 1918.

The Fellowship Nite organized by JPAA Canada (Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association of Canada) is a big draw every year with well known past cricketers flying into Toronto from all over the world. Last year Ceylon Cap David Heyn and legendary sports star Dr. Adiel Anghie (since departed) graced the occasion as Guests of Honour. David has made London, England his home while Dr. Adiel Anghie lived in West Virginia, USA. The event attracted past students from St. Joseph's College, St. Peter's College, Trinity College, St. Anthony's College Kandy, Royal College and S. Thomas' College Mt. Lavinia. A live band was in attendance and all had a good time.


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Tribute: Dr. Indran Selvaratnam – Old Josephian

Posted on 22 June 2015 by admin

Indran Selvaratnam~~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 members.  This being my first meeting I was very discouraged.  He on the other hand, was not discouraged at all.  He had many plans for the future of the club. Later I learnt that he had started the club singlehandedly in 1974 for the benefit of cricket enthusiasts from Sri Lanka living in Southern California.  He had a tremendous passion for this game.

Indran possessed a unique sense of drive and perseverence.  It was this drive that made him succeed in this country.  He had come to the United States as a young boy in his teens.  With no one to either guide him or motivate him, he had set his own goal to become a physician.  He achieved this by entering the Vandebilt School of Medicine.

It was the same drive and perseverance which made him go forward with the plans for the club.  In order to continue to be a viable club he had to bring in new players.  Colts became a truly cosmopolitan club having as captain a West Indian and players from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and East Africa.  It went on to win the Williamson Trophy in 1979 and in 1987 and the C. Aubrey Trophy in 1982. Colts also won the Division I Fleming Trophy in 1980 and 1989.  A very good record for a club which had some shaky years.

As years went by, I came to know Indran well.  He was a successful doctor and had all the material well being one could dream of.  He could have continued to enjoy  this for many years. But he was a realist.  He set his priorities right and ensured that his children received the best education in America and, in this respect his achievement was par excellence.

Indran had an insatiable appetite for knowledge and a fervor for discussion which was almost infectious that it transformed those around him to be the same.  His inner circle of friends, as he would put it, were very few.  They would all meet frequently and enjoy a round of discussion on subjects dealing with worldly affairs.  He did not have time for the trivia.  Without him I could feel the void in such gatherings and it will never be the same again.

On numerous occasions Indran had talked about giving back to society what one received from it.  He would always talk in praise of the generous philanthropists who have done so much for the sake of humanity.  This was a reflection of his inner self.  He always wanted to help others.  It was in that spirit that he joined the SS "Hope" as a young doctor in 1963, to serve the needy in Sri Lanka.

He began to like the peace and quiet.  It was noticeable that during the cricket season he would rather be at the Woodley Cricket Field than anywhere else.  Many times I have observed that he would stay away from the crowd and watch the game alone, from under the shade of a tree.  Only distraction being that treacherous cigarette which he would light quite frequently.  This over indulgence in cigarettes brought about his illness and sadly, on May 28th, 1994, he succumbed to cancer.

During his year and half long battle with cancer the club he formed began to fall apart.  The 1994 season was a disaster.  For the first time in the club's history it went down to the lower division.  There was no hope for reviving it.  Despite everyone losing all hope of keeping the club alive, we have had the good fortune of well wishers coming forward to rebuild the club.  Thanks to Mervyn Fernando, Sri Sagadevan, Pujitha de Silva and Arvin Wijeyachandran, whose efforts have made it possible for Colts to continue as a team in 1995.  I am sure that his workings are there behind the scenes and it will continue to be a vibrant team for many years to come.  Fittingly, his passion for cricket was recently recognized by the Southern California Cricket Association when they named one of the division championship trophy a "Doc Indran Sevaratnam Trophy".

He is survived by his wife Therese and children Tanya and Troy.  May his
atma rest in peace.


Dr. Indran Selvaratnam was a student of St. Joseph's College, Colombo.  In 1989, along with others, Indran was a founder of the Old Joes Association of California (OJAC),  he was a Committee Member, with Manilal Fernando as the Founder President. OJAC ceased operation 15 years ago.  OJAC is being revived this year with a Gala Dinner Dance at the De Luxe in Burbank, California on Friday July 17, 2015. A meeting will be held shortly to select a committee.  The work that was done by Indran with OJAC, is being carried on by his wife Therese who has always given her support and encouragement to reviving the organization.

We Must Never Forget Our Pioneers !


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Peterites all-island under-17 tennis champions

Posted on 19 June 2015 by admin






Peterite tennis players



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 the star studded S. Thomas' College, Mt Lavinia Peterites lacking big names of the other schools were quietly confident about their abilities in this age group.

While the strong Ananda College team was grouped with Royal College, St Sebastians College, St. Joesph's College and Lyceum International School in group "A" the Peterites were grouped with S. Thomas' College Mt Lavinia, who were considered the favorites in this age group, St Benedict's College and Trinity College Kandy in group "B".

Starting the tournament with a resounding win against St Benedicts College on the first day, Peterites then produced a sound display of tennis to beat Trinity College, Kandy and advanced to the group decider against S. Thomas' College Mt Lavinia. All eyes of the tournament was on this match as two of the heavyweights of this age group went at each other early in the tournament to lay down a marker for the tournament.

Thomians got off to a good start as their "star" player Avindra Perera beat the Peterite S Innthujan 9/3 to get the Thomians off to the start they were looking for. Then another of the Sri Lanka Players in the Thomian team Jerique Rajapakse teaming up with Dulitha Ellawala beat the Peterite first doubles pair 9/1 to give the Thomians breathing space.

Staring down the barrel Peterite Isuru Wijeratne had to win to keep the Peterites in the Contest. With the scores reading 3/2 in favour of Isuru the heavens opened and the match was postponed to the next day. Next day Isuru went onto win his match 9/2 to bring them back into the contest.

It was generally agreed that the 2nd doubles of this tie was going to be the decider. With Anarga Peiris and Vihan Herath for the Thomians and U Srinath and Kavinka Fernando for the Peterites this was expected to be a close affair.

Peterites dealt a huge psychological blow for the whole tournament by cruising to victory 9/0 to win the match. Then Mark Seneviratne playing the final match for the Peterites won his match 9/2 to give Peterites the narrowest of 18/17 win against the Thomians to advance as group winners.

With Ananda College beating Royal College 26/9 to be the group champions in Group "A" the semi final line up was decided in the tournament. Peterites were pitted against Royal College while the Anandians were playing against the Thomians.

In the first semi final The Peterites quietly went about their business of defeating a gutty Royal team fighting hard against oddsand won their match 3/0. Meanwhile the Anandians and the Thomians were having a "ding dong" battle in the other semi final. After long matches well into the afternoon with Sri Lanka representatives of both schools playing against each it was the Thomians who won a good match 3/2 to advance to the final. Thus the stage was set for another Peterite Thomian clash in the final.

In the final the Peterites surprised everyone by totally changing their tactics for the final from their earlier group match while the Thomians were also coming with new tactics.

In the final Thomian Jerique Rajapakse, A Sri Lanka Junior Davis cup player drew first first blood by winning his match to give the Thomians a 1/0 lead. In the first doubles the Peterites got their own back with the surprise combination of Isuru Wijeratne and Mark Seneviratne winning their match 6/2, 6/1 to level the final at 1/1. Then Thomian Avindra Perera, unbeaten in the tournament and ranked the No 1 player in the country in this age group, put the Thomians ahead by winning his match to give the Thomians a 2/1 lead.

With the Peterites focusing on the doubles in the final the dependable pair of U Srinath and Kavinka Fernando won their match 6/2, 6/0 to level this pulsating final at 2/2.

S Innthujan was playing the final match for the Peterites while Anarga Peiris was playing for the Thomians. This was the title decider.

With Anarga staying steady from the back court and putting pressure on Innthujan this was tennis of good quality for a title decider. Innthujan won the first set 6/2 although the score did not reflect the closeness of the match. Anarga got into a 2/1 lead in the 2ndset to silence the cheering Peterite crowd. But Innthujan using his vast experience playing good tennis started to pull away and the pressure was getting to the young Thomian.

Finally Innthujan won the set 6/2 to send the Peterites into raptures by pulling off an improbable win in this age group.

The winning Peterite team consisted of Kavinka Fernando, U Srinath, Isuru Wijeratne, Mark Seneviratne, S Innthujan, Meshan Nanayakkara, Adhel Reza and T Vibhashan.

"Peterite tennis players work hard and play for each other. Their dedication and motivation to win is an example to everyone" said Rev Fr Sharm Dasanayake, Sports Coordinator at St. Peter's College. He further said" Fr Rector Rev Fr Trevor Martin supports them at every turn and is very interested in their progress. His support is critical for their success.

I would also like to thank the Master in charge Bernard Jesuthasan for being there for the boys when they need him most."

Peterites are coached by Dinith Pathiraja.





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Adiel Anghie was a phenomenal all-round Peterite

Posted on 16 June 2015 by admin

    ADIEL IIIDR. 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 Bellaire Hospital for over 25 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral Parish, Wheeling.

Surviving is his loving wife, Christine Anghie; one son, Niall Anghie and his wife, Tracy of Cary, NC; three grandchildren, Braden Anghie, Keegan Anghie and Aven Anghie.

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, where Vigil services will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. Dennis Schuelkens as celebrant.

Entombment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Neighborhood Center, 125 18th St., Wheeling, WV, 26003; or St. Vincent de Paul Parish School, 127 Key Ave., Wheeling, WV, 26003. Offer condolences online at



Adiel Anghie, the Peterite superstar

By: Upali Obeyesekere – President, JPAA Canada

Adiel Anghie was a phenomenal product of St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya. He was a brilliant all-round student who excelled in studies and sports. He entered the medical faculty of the University of Ceylon from his alma mater after a colourful sports career that saw him lead the St. Peter’s College Rugby Team in addition to the Cricket Team. This is a rare combination for any sportsman at school level. To top it all, Adiel scored a brilliant century (101) in the 1961 Josephian-Peterite Encounter that was drawn.

In Rugby, Adiel played in the stand-off position with Didacus de Almeida playing inside three-quarter and was picked to Captain St. Peter’s College Rugby XV in 1959. He is a 1st cousin of the three famous Anghie brothers of Royal College – Tony, Trevor and Maurice Anghie. In 1959, when Adiel captained his school, his cousin Maurice Anghie captained Royal College. When the two teams (Royal V. St. Peter’s) met that year it ended in a thrilling six all draw at Bambalapitiya.

Adiel Anghie played Cricket for St. Peter’s College from 1958 – 1961, captaining the last year. In the four years, he played alongside Brian Seneviratne (1959 Captain), , Russel Duckworth (1958 Captain), Premasiri Athukorale (1960 Captain), Darrel D’Silva, Christie Marthalingam, Anton Perera, Desmond Dharmarajah, Elmo Gunasekara, Christie Marthalingam, Richard Alles, Mark de Silva, Richard Heyn, Tyrone Le Mercier, Randy Layman, Maurice Deckker, David Heyn, Didacus de Almeida, Sam Rajah, Tissa Jayaweera, Travice Fernando and Rohan Abeysundera.

Adiel had two significant contributions in the Josephian-Peterite encounter. In 1960, Adiel scored 64 runs in the 1st innings of a drawn “Big Match”. In 1961, as Captain of the Peterite side he scored a magnificent century (101) in another drawn game.

Adiel successfully entered the Medical Faculty of the University of Ceylon and was a valued member of the 1962/63 University team that won the Saravanamuttu Trophy that year. The achievement of that team led by Carlyle Perera has not been equalled or surpassed since. That team had the cream of schoolboy cricketers of that era who in addition to their excellence in cricket also excelled in studies. Carlyle Perera who led this champion university team played for St. Joseph’s College, captaining the team in 1958. Others in the winning team were – Mano Ponniah, Nihal Gurusinghe, Lareef Idroos, U.R.P. Goonetilleke, Buddy Reid (STCML), Mel, Nanda Senenayake, Harsha Samarajeewa (Royal), Kingsley Fernando, (St. Sebastian’s Moratuwa), Adiel Anghie, Merril Gunaratne (St. Peter’s), Cyril Ernest (SBC).


Dr. Adiel Anghie lived in the U.S.A. for over 30 years with his wife and family. His classmate and close friend Daya Chandraratne invited Adiel to Toronto in2009, for the 25th Anniversary of the Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association of Canada. Adiel accepted the invitation and came for the event with Cecil Perera who worked at the World Bank in Washington DC. Sadly, Cecil passed away about three years back.

Just last year, JPAA President Upali Obeyesekere invited Dr. Adiel Anghie and David Heyn to attend the 30th Encounter of the Canadian version of the “Josephian-Peterite” Cricket match. Both Adiel and David accepted and were honoured at a fellowship reception held in June of last year. The two sports stars were Guests of Honour at the Cricket Encounter played in Toronto. Less than 1-year from this great event we learn of the passing of Adiel on Sunday, June 14, 2015, 36-days shy of his 74th birthday. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Christine and family.

Adiel Anghie was a model student who excelled with distinction in sports and studies at St. Peter’s College under the watchful eye of the Rector, Rev. Fr. Arthur Fernando. In a rare feat, he captained his alma mater in both Cricket and Rugby and had the honour of scoring a century at the “Big Match”. His achievements speak for itself and will live on in our memories.

May His Soul Rest in Peace!



Dr. Adiel Anghie and David Heyn were Guests of Honour at the  2014 “Battle of the Saints” Josephian-Peterite 30th encounter played in Toronto, Canada, on July 1, 2014. A few days earlier they were recognised by JPAA Canada at a Fellowship Nite reception.

The gallery of photographs below were captured at these two events. Dr. Adiel Anghie, as we saw him one year ago with David Heyn in the background!




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Obituary: Dr. Adiel Anghie (1941-2015)

Posted on 15 June 2015 by admin


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 us of the passing on Sunday, June 14, 2015, of Dr. Adiel Anghie. The message from a friend in the U.S.A. is appended below.
It may be recalled that Adiel was a talented sportsman at St. Peter's College having captained his alma mater in both Cricket and Rugby. He had the distinction of scoring a century (101) in the big match. Image of the 1961 Peterite XI he captained. L to R: (Standing) Tissa Jayaweera, David Heyn, Travice Fernando, Rohan Abeysundara, Sam Rajah, Adithiya de Silva, Maurice Deckker. (Seated) L to R: Tyrone Le Mercier, Richard Alles, Adiel Anghie (Captain), Richard Heyn, Didacus de Almeida.
Dr. Adiel C. Anghie, MD, 73, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Liza's Place.
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 Bellaire Hospital for over 25 years.
He was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral Parish, Wheeling.
Surviving is his loving wife, Christine Anghie; one son, Niall Anghie and his wife, Tracy of Cary, NC; three grandchildren, Braden Anghie, Keegan Anghie and Aven Anghie.
Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, where Vigil services will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. Dennis Schuelkens as celebrant.
Entombment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Neighborhood Center, 125 18th St., Wheeling, WV, 26003; or St. Vincent de Paul Parish School, 127 Key Ave., Wheeling, WV, 26003.
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S. Thomas’ in shocking win over more fancied St. Peter’s

Posted on 14 June 2015 by admin

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 a 8-10 lead to host Peterites made up their points through a goal, three tries and a penalty as against to a goal and two tries scored by the Petes.

The Peterites who came into the game as favourites drew first blood with an unconverted try scored by center Harshana Peiris while few minutes later the Thomians reduced the deficit from a penalty booted over by Dion Dias. The Thomians went into the lead in the 17th minute through an unconverted try scored No.8 Sachintha Jayatilleke. From there on the game saw the two teams exchanging honours before the host side succeeded to grab the lead in the 35th minute from an unconverted try scored by deputy skipper Nishon Perera with which the score remained at the lemons.

On resumption the Peterites went into the attack and was rewarded immediate success when Nishon Perera went over for his second try of the match which was converted for them to 17-8 but that was short-lived as skipper and second row Hasitha Senanayake’s unconverted try helped the Thomians to reduce the deficit.

The Thomians playing with more cohesion put the Peterites under tremendous pressure and two tries within a space of eight minutes put the issue beyond doubt for the Mt. Lavinia boys. The first was in the 29th minute with No.8 Sachintha Jayatilleke going over for his second try which was converted and the other in the 37th minute through an unconverted try scored by Naveen Henakankanamage which saw them record their first win in the second round and also regain the Archibald Perera Trophy.

Referee – Anura Rankothge

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

Posted on 14 June 2015 by admin

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, 18-17 at halftime, Royal went on to score from three tries, two conversions and two penalties while the spirited Josephians made up their points from three tries, two conversions and a penalty.




St. Joseph’s defenders try to bring down the progressing Royal skipper Bhanuka Gamage – Pic by Anuradha Bandara

The Reid Avenue lads drew first blood with a penalty in the early minutes of the game through fullback Ovin Askey before referee Priyantha Guneratne awarded a penalty to the Josephians. Fullback Shamilka Kurumbulapitiya’s kick helped the visitors equalize the score when the game was barely five minutes old. And they did not stop, three minutes later their nippy scrumhalf Vimukthi Rahul went over the tryline to give his team a roaring start and thus the lead. Kurumbalapitiya converted to add two more points under his belt as the Josephians took the lead at 10-3.

The Royal team failed to put on their expected show and struggled at their home ground while the Josephians dominated the field with their superior defence and crafty centres. The Josephians’ second try originated from a line play where the centre Romesh Priyanka scored on the right flank. Kurumbulapitiya’s boots added the extra points. At this point St. Joseph’s were turning out to be a real threat to the Royalists’ unbeaten golden streak.

The Josephian prop Stephan Gregory was yellow-carded and escorted to the sin-bin and the Royalists capitalised on this opportunity to score through their infamous maul and their superstar hooker Supun Warnakulasuriya as Askey added the two points. Askey further put over a penalty at the last minutes of the first half giving the scoreboard a makeover and putting Royal on the front foot as they took lemons with a one-point lead at 18 -17.

The Josephians came back unfazed by their one point deficit and put good pressure on the Royalists which resulted in a lot of fumbles and sloppy play. The Josephian line of defence did an impressive job and kept the home team at bay but the Royalists finally broke through a scrum and their scrumhalf Ashok Kumar planted a try. Askey converted the try giving Royal the much needed points on board. The Josephians replied with an unconverted try through their winger Vinul Fernando soon after and went on to valiantly fight back. But they lingered in the opposition’s 22 metre line most of the time and failed to convert those efforts into points. Royal let out a sigh of relief as the whistle blew for full time with the final scoreline reading narrow 25-22 in their favour and keeping their hopes on the most decisive game against defending champions and unbeaten Isipathana College next Saturday in their own backyard once again.

Courtesy: Sunday Times

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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 by admin

Pre 70s committee 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 skills that has helped the Pre-1970s Group to share their activities, mission and vision to the broader group who live overseas).

At the Annual General Meeting of the Old Peterite’s Group of Pre-1970 held recently at the Old Boys’ Union Lounge, Harold Jansz was unanimously re-elected President for the Year 2015/16.

The Patron & Rector Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin and President of the Old Boys’ Union Romeish de Mel graced the occasion.

Fr. Trevor Martin, in his address, outlined plans of action towards taking St. Peter’s College to a higher level of excellence in the areas of education, spirituality, sports and all extracurricular activities.

He expressed his appreciation for the group’s sponsorship of scholarships to needy students and was confident of their continued support.

Romeish de Mel, in his address, thanked the batch for their support extended to the OBU. Being the oldest batch, they were an example to the younger groups.

Harold Jansz thanked the members for re-electing him for a second term. He said that the main objective of the group was to bond members in a spirit of camaraderie and fellowship and also to assist the OBU in wherever possible in their activities.

He assured the members that the new committee will work towards providing more opportunities of fellowship and rekindling friendships.

He extended his gratitude to all members who had generously sponsored scholarships and the group’s flagship event, the Annual Christmas get- together and thanked them for their participation which helped in the success of all batch activities.

Notice from Malcom Atton, Hony General Secretary 2015-2016, The Old Peterites' Group of Pre 1970. informing the new Committee
The Old Peterites’ Group of Pre 1970
of the
St. Peter’s College Old Boys’ Union, Colombo 4

Patron Rector Rev.Fr. Trevor Martin
Vice Patrons Tim Andradi
Harindra Sirisena
General Committee 2015 – 2016

President Harold Jansz,(mb 0777328633)
Immediate Past-President Maj Jayantha Atapattu (Retd)
(mb 0777310434)
Senior Vice-President Algi Wijewickrema (mb 0772981330)
Vice-President Erajh Balasuriya (mb 0777313724)
Hony. General Secretary Malcolm Atton (mb 0777634590),
Hony. Treasurer Nihal Wijeratne (mb 0714018049)
Hony.Asst.Gen.Secretary Howard Daniels (mb 0773161601)
Hony. Asst. Treasurer Srinath Fernando (mb 0714945518)
Hilal Abdulla (mb 0777341999),
Anton Blake (mb 0777440125),
David Crusz (mb 0776261001,
Ranjith de Silva (mb 0770745773),
Rodney Martenstyn (mb 0755001628,
Hector Pietersz (mb 0777378607),
Mahinda Sarnapala (mb 0777261179).
Cyril Wijesena (mb 0776698693)

Hony. Auditor Cedric Silva

Adviser Harindra Sirisena (mb 77345967) Appointed by the Committee

Correspondence: Malcolm Atton,
Hony.General Secretary
Mobile 0777634590, Email:

Malcolm Atton
Hony. General Secretary
11th June, 2015.



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JPAA Canada elects office-bearers for 2015/2016

Posted on 01 June 2015 by admin

JPAA LogoThe 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 the Saints Quad tournaments.

Upali Obeyesekere continues to head JPAA Canada and will provide leadership to the association and assist in conducting the five main activities during 2015. Larry Landersz is the General Secretary of JPAA Canada.

  • Fellowship Nite
  • Josephian-Peterite Encounter (Main game + Masters)
  • Saints Quadrangular T20 Cricket Tournament
  • Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Tournament
  • Annual Dinner Dance

For more details please visit the comprehensive website designed for JPAA Canada


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