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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in the Wiltshire area of England. Archaeologists believe it was built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. It consists of circularly stood stone pillars which is not available in the geographical area of Wiltshire. They have been brought from an unknown area outside of… Read more...
Sunday, 26 Aug 2012 10:40 Dr.Tilak S Fernando
The great philanthropist Sir Charles Henry De Soysa’s dream of building two schools for children in Moratuwa and naming those as Prince and Princess of Wales to commemorate the visit of Edward VII (Prince of Wales at the time) to Colombo in 1875 came true when permission was granted to… Read more...
I am thankful to those old Cambrians, Sebastianites, one Thora and a Rajan, who responded to the series with some of their own experiences which go to show youthful fun we shared, as much as the quality of the teaching staff we were privileged to learn from during our era,… Read more...
Although there were several ‘hard nuts’ with ‘light fingers’ at our college, there was always an unwritten law that no one should steal from classmates. Whenever there was any such misdeed our drawing master became a self appointed ‘criminal investigator’ with his remarkable psychological tactics. Apart from his yarns, he… Read more...
Prince of Wales College science laboratory is associated with many memories despite the traumatic incident where one of our adored teachers committed suicide by swallowing a concoction of concentrated acid as mentioned in my last episode. Read more...
The response to my first installment on the series was instant. Kevin, who was an old boy of St. Sebastian College, wrote to me all the way from Australia reminding me of his experience with Mr. ‘Daddi Bidi’ on a hunting episode. Read more...
During a casual pow-wow with a friend, over a glass of wine, last week we discussed the fate of modern children, the denial of their childhood and turning them into robots by anxious parents who realise very little about the psychological damage they inflict on their offspring. Read more...
Isn’t that the normal practice to take the husbands surname after the marriage. Yes… there are exceptions. Some ladies have double barrel names. Some just carryon with their maiden name. The Queen is one of them, but in the hard way. Read more...
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