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It was summer holidays twenty years ago. We two and our two young daughters went on a long dreamed holiday in Egypt to browse through five thousand year old civilization. Read more...
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...

CID PWC

Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 19:52
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...

Romance and Chemistry

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 19:47
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...

Madness and Sadness

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 05:13
Before I could read the printed version of Part II, I received the following feedback from USA which goes to say that there are many versions to this popular story: 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...

Shaggy Dog Stories

Saturday, 18 Aug 2012 07:28
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...

Why did the Queen Cry

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:13
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...

Minister Caught

Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 23:25
Mrs. Blair the barrister wife of the then Prime Minister Tony Blair was caught travelling on a train without a ticket in January 2000. Read more...
Pushpa Kalu (Kalubowila)  placed Sri Lanka in the International map of Academics and professionals at an award ceremony held on 27 March 2004 at London's Café Royal in Piccadilly when she received the Business Enterprise Award for the Best Lecturer 2004 from the International Association of Book-keepers and  simultaneously  for… Read more...
 Walking through the streets of Paris, and thinking of having a typical French lunch, I was first struck by a 'Sri Lankan looking' lady standing inside an eatery, which resembled a Japanese restaurant, with its name board too displaying the words, Japonais Sumiyaki. In my endeavour to kill curiosity, later… Read more...
An Icon of Sri Lankan Radio and Television, Sumana Nellampitiya, is a veteran Sinahala Media journalist with a long standing career. Her debating skills, as a school girl from Gothami Balika Vidyalaya, has groomed her with confidence and given the experience to become a successful Radio and TV presenter. She… Read more...
Ven. Galayaye Piyadassi, is the first ever Buddhist monk to be honoured by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II (reigning British Monarch) for community service in Britain. Read more...
Mr. C.A.Sarathchandra is a banker with bags of experience in Commercial Development and Investment backed by his professional qualifications in Banking, Accounting, Management, Marketing and Economic Development. Read more...

 

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