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Membership List for 2015 – JPAA Canada

Posted on 31 December 2015 by admin

Membership 2016One of the priorities set by JPAA Canada president Upali Obeyesekere and his team for year 2015/2016 was to stimulate its 1000+ past students of SJC & SPC domiciled in Canada to join the Joint Josephian-Peterite Alumni Association of Canada. The association has stood its test and proved a reliable forum for all Josephians and Peterites to band together and renew friendships that were established in the hallways of the two premier Roman Catholic Schools in Sri Lanka. In keeping with this priority, the attached membership list shows the members in good standing as at December 31, 2015, end of the fiscal year.

Total membership revenue collected and deposited in 2015 = $885.00

Membership List showing members in good standing as December 31, 2015. 

JPAA Membership List 2015

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Compliments of the Season & Happy New Year

Posted on 23 December 2015 by admin

Merry-Christmas-And-Happy-New-Year-2016-Golden-PictureWarmest 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 that brings with it joy, love, and heartwarming thoughts. Inspire your friends and loved ones with just the right words needed to spread some Christmas joy. Christmas wishes allow you to convey your love and sincere thoughts in just the right way to anyone you know.

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

Posted on 17 December 2015 by admin

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 big names worth mentioning – Rohan Buultjens, Rohan Paulusz, Niranjan Rodrigo, Rumesh Ratnayaka, Kitto Fernandopulle, Shane Brohier, Dane Joseph, Primus Denipitiya, Treherne Pereira, Trevor Faux, Wicket-keeper batsman Amal Silva, Vinothen John, and Suraj Abeysekara among others.

Rumesh Ratnayaka, Amal Silva and Vinothen John went on to earn their national cap. Rohan Buultjens won his unofficial cap

In batting, Michael Elias joined Rohan Buultjens, Amal Silva, Primus Denipitiya, Rohan Paulusz, Dane Joseph, Treherne Pereira, and Niranjan Rodrigo as centurions during the school season.

Rohan Buultjens was in phenomenal form scoring six centuries from 1978-1981. In 1979, Rohan Buultjens covered himself with glory to score dual unbeaten centuries (109 & 100) in the big match against St. Joseph's College.

Michael Elias had his baptism to cricket at St. Peter's College in 1978, and was a member of the winning team that won the big match by 6 wickets that year. Suraj Abeysekara was the winning Peterite captain and his team in batting order comprised of openers A. Fonseka and Michael Elias, wicket-keeper Kitto Fernandopulle, Rohan Buultjens, Treherne Pereira, Walter Fernando, Suraj Fernando, B. Mohammedally, A. Dassanayaka, Niranjan Rodrigo and Vinothen John. Pix 1 is the winning team of 1978 and Pix 2 is Michael Elias with Denham Juriansz, Travis Fernando and Gamini Goonasena.

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

Posted on 03 December 2015 by admin


ALSTON BESTALSTON 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 "Diana" – but Alston's rendition matched his key to key. There were other songs too – Lonely Table Just For One & Delilah! People were more intent on listening rather than dance as it was a theatre performance – more or less. Another splendid performance by DJ – Pradeep Thomas (Peterite Alumnus) who backed Alston with super coordination. The JPAA Dinner Dance was titled, "Evening of Nostalgia". And so it was. It was a nostalgic moment when Alston introduced female sensation PRIYANTHI MANAMPERI-JALALDEEN who had sung with Alston when she was only 14-years old. Raj Jalaldeen was also present at the dance. So was "Baby Shiromie" a.k.s. Shiromie Fernando. It was a star-studded night.

Social media was inundated with photos and videos captured at the dance. Almost everyone had a photo-shoot with the stars. Alston patiently stood by his adoring fans. 

The two school anthems were sung with such strong passion backed by music provided by DJ – Pradeep Thomas. This was the best rendition of the school anthems (specially the Peterite version) since 1984.

JPAA President Upali Obeyesekere says, "Thank you to all our wonderful guests for their patronage! I believe you had a splendid time. If you have feedback – positive or negative, please send a quick e-mail to and we will respond within 24-hours. In my humble opinion JPAA Dinner Dance 2015 was easily the best dance for the year. Glad that we could feature a ground-breaking musician with loads of talent along with the best DJ in town."

Photo Gallery will be posted shortly!


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