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Posted on 30 March 2016 by admin

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 on the JPAA website in a few days. Please visit the site regularly for updates.

Ø  Agenda

Ø  Minutes of 2015 AGM

Ø  President’s Annual Report for 2015

Ø  Financial Statements for 2015               JPAA Fin 2015 final



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

Posted on 26 March 2016 by admin

Happy Easter 2016!

Easter EggsThe 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 tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus," reads Luke 24:2-3.

The celebrations of Easter begin with the Easter Vigil mass late in the evening of Holy Saturday and the day marks the end of 40-day-long Lent of the devotees. Thousands of Christians attend the Papal Mass in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Italy.

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas,[b] and then to the Twelve. — 1 Corinthians 15:3-5

For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. — Romans 6:9

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?" — John 11:25-26

If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. — Romans 10:9

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. — Philippians 3:10

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. — Pope John Paul II

Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life. — Janine di Giovanni, author.

There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter. — Gordon B. Hinckley, religious leader.

Easter tells us of something children can't understand, because it addresses things they don't yet have to know: the weariness of life, the pain, the profound loneliness and hovering fear of meaninglessness. — Frederica Mathewes-Green, author.

Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible. — TD Jakes, pastor.

The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake. — Basil Hume, late English Roman Catholic bishop.

Easter is very important to me, it's a second chance. — Reba McEntire, singer.


  • May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you in abundance and bring immense amount of happiness in your life. Happy Easter 2016.
  • Celebrate this holy week with a heart filled with peace and love towards your friends and enemies. Have a blessed Easter 2016.
  • Rejoice. He has risen. The Lord has risen. He has risen as our savior. Happy Easter.
  • May you be blessed with immense love from God, who will bring abundant happiness in your life by filling your heart with peace. Happy Easter.
  • It is the day to remember our savior, who has risen from the dead. Rejoice, that Jesus has fulfilled his promise for our well being. Easter greetings to you and your family.
  • Never lose faith in God, trust Him to see how he works wonders in your life. May the risen Lord fill your heart with compassion, joy and never-ending love. Happy Easter.

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Death Notice: Angelo Fonseka – former Josephian Cricketer & Rugby Player (82/83)

Posted on 22 March 2016 by admin

ObituaryFormer Josephian Cricketer and Rugby Player Angelo Fonseka (82/83) Passed away and funeral arrangements will be notified later.
May the Turf lie lowly on him.

Angelo is the brother of sportsman Mario Fonseka who lives in Toronto.

FONSEKA – ANGELO, Beloved husband of Sharon, loving father of Shannon and Andre, loving son of late Francis and Joyce, loving son-in-law of Vinne and Audrey, much loved brother and brother-in-law of Mario and Camille, Dominic and Tania, Francis and Shamalie, Mark and Tania. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the Parlour on Wednesday 23rd March at 4.30 p.m. for Burial at the General Cemetery Borella. (R.C. Section). No. 35, Lauries Place, Colombo 04. 042244

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

Posted on 12 March 2016 by admin


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 the 82nd Battle of the Saints at the P Sara Oval in Colombo yesterday.

Scores of St. Joseph’s College supporters invade the P Sara Oval in Colombo yesterday disrupting their big match against St. Peter’s College yesterday (Picture by Thilak Perera)

A genuinely concerned rector of St. Joseph’s College, Rev Fr Travis Gabriel subse

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quently awarded the win to St. Peter’s College.

Unable to hide their disgraceful conduct with no regard for the rules of fair-play and decency, the Joes supporters were hell bent on preventing the Peterites from finishing off the match and invaded the field many times much to the annoyance of genuine cricket fans of their own school who could only bite their finger nails and watch the madness in deep sorrow.

Chasing a target of 66 the Peterites were cruising at 59 for 4 with Lakshina Rodrigo taking his side to the brink of victory as he gave the Joes no room to save face on the field of play. But much to the annoyance of the umpires, Rodrigo was stopped in his strides by the mobs of Joes supporters who brought their institution to disrepute in ugly scenes unseen in the past.

The umpires had no alternative but to call off the match with 2.4 overs remaining and the Peterites needing just seven more runs with six wickets in the bag.

Independent analysts told the Sunday Observer that the disruption only proved that school cricket was being run by a set of puppets in the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) whereas in any other situation the offending school or team would be banned for the behaviour of their supporters.

The Peterites probably secured the result on the first day itself when they posted a rousing 304 for 9 declared and bowled out the Joes for 106 to enforce the follow-on.

Resuming their second innings at 28 for no loss, the Joes were finally bowled out for 263 after the tea break leaving the Peterites to make 66 in 12 overs for victory which was never out of reach.

St Peter’s College 1st innings 304-9 declared 
(Manilka de Silva 71, H Wanasekera 59, Ranmith Jayasena 56) 
St Joseph’s College 1st innings 106 (Taneesha Weerakoon 6-33)

St Joseph’s College 2nd innings 
Revon Kelly c Rodrigo b R Silva 			20
S. Rodrigo c Fernando b Weerakoon 			31
Nipun Sumanasinghe run out 				51
Jehan Daniel b Mohotti 					01
Sahan Perera lbw Pathiranage 				30
N Gunatilleka lbw Weerakoon 				72
S. Fonseka c Fernando b Pathiranage 			22
Malshan Rodrigo lbw Weerakoon 				16
Charuka Ulandepitiya Mohotti 				06
Harin Cooray b Weerakoon 				06
Ruchira Ekanayake not out 				00
Extras (w 1, nb 4, lb 3) 				08
TOTAL (all out) 				       263

Fall of wickets: 1-42, 2-71, 3-93, 4-124,5-159, 6-185
		 206-7, 8-221, 9-258, 
Bowling: Weerakoon 40.4-8-88-4
	 R Silva 15-2-44-1
	 Mohotti 23-8-53-2
	 S Pathiranage 17-3-39-2
	 R Seneviratne 8-2-24-0
	 M de Silva 4-1-12-0

St Peter’s 2nd innings (target 66)
Anishka Perera c Kelly b Daniel 			02
I Fernando b Daniel 		   			00
H Wanasekera c Rodrigo b Ekanayake 			15
Lakshina Rodrigo not out 				32
Manelka de Silva c Rodrigo b Ekanayake 			02 
Vinu Mohotti not out		 			00
Extras (w 7, b 1) 					08
TOTAL (4 wickets) 					59

Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-11, 3-49, 4-59. 
Bowling: Daniel 5-0-28-2
	 Cooray 2-0-15-0
	 Ekanayake 2.2-0-15-2

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

Posted on 12 March 2016 by admin

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.

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A superb record-breaking unbroken 152-run stand for the 3rd wicket between Hashan Wanasekara and Lakshina Rodridgo completely stunned the Josephians on a batting paradise, St. Peter’s dominating proceedings as they reached the target with more than 10 overs to spare. Wanasekara remained unbeaten on a splendid 118 while Rodrigo made a superb 61 as St. Peter’s College chased down 259 comfortably.

DSC_0906Earlier in the game, stand-in Josephian captain Kevin Corteling won the toss and elected to bat first. The opening pair of Revan Kelly and Corteling broke the all-time record for the highest first-wicket stand as they put on a stunning 129 runs for the first wicket before Sadish Pathiranage mankaded Corteling in the 37th over as St. Peter’s crawled back into the game.

Kelly made a brilliant 100-ball 87 before he was trapped right in front of the wicket off Pathiranage. The Josephians lost wickets regularly as they could not capitalize on the excellent start. The boys from Maradana collected 78 runs from the final 10 overs courtesy cameos from Shewon Fonseka, Jehan Daniel and Charuka Raveen.

Chasing a mammoth 259 runs to win, the Peterites got off to a blazing start as Chandula Jayamanne and Inesh Fernando made 20 off the first 2 overs before last year’s captain Jayamanne was caught at gully for 10 off Neran Goonathilake.

DSC_1083Fernando and Wanasekara constructed a solid 87-run stand for the 2nd wicket as the Petes accelerated effectively; the Josephian bowling attack lacking much-needed penetration. Off-spinner Nipun Sumanasinghe broke the stand when the steady-looking Fernando was dismissed for 47.

The Josephian bowling was pretty ordinary on the day as the experienced duo of Wanasekara and Rodrigo cruised to victory to help the Peterites retain the Rev.Fr Peter. A Pillai Memorial Shield for another year.

Vice-captain Wanasekara struck 12 boundaries and 4 towering sixes during his match-winning knock while Rodrigo made an almost run-a-ball 61 to shatter any Josephian hopes of victory.

  • St. Joseph’s – 258/6 in 50 overs: Revan Kelly 87, Kevin Corteling 35, Shewon Fonseka 34, Jehan Daniel 33, Charuka Raveen 22, Pahan Perera 20, Sadish Pathiranage 2/41.
  • St. Peter’s – 259/2 in 39.4 overs: Hashan Wanasekara 118*, Lakshina Rodrigo 61*, Inesh Fernando 47, Nipun Sumanasinghe 1/32.

Man of the Match – Hashan Wanasekara (SPC)

Best Batsman – Revan Kelly (SJC)

Best Fielder – Lakshina Rodrigo (SPC)

Best Bowler – Sadish Pathiranage (SPC)

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