We are sorry to advise you of the peaceful passing of Mrs Maureen Jacotine in Sydney on Monday, 5 October 2020. She was the mother of Old Thomian Derek Bolling who is a founding member of the Thomian OBA (NSW)  Her funeral is expected to be at St Clement’s Anglican Church, 144 Raglan Street, Mosman NSW 2088  on Monday 19th October at 10.00 am TBC. Contact No. 0419439715. Please see link to St Clement’s Anglican Church Mosman: https://goo.gl/maps/QeQLgKvcqwB5oXrK9 Source link ...

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Roger Rodrigo Source:Dailynews It is very rare to find a sportsman representing two countries in one particular sport. Even if he gets a chance, he has to be an extra ordinary player imbibing some enthralling skills. Roger Rodrigo was one of them who stood out locally and Internationally in rugby. Roger started his rugby career at Isipathana College at the age of twelve in 1976 and was well known as ‘Roda’ in the rugby circles and continued handling the oval shaped ball until he left school. A man who was crazy over becoming a cynosure of all eyes in the game of rugby, strived hard from his younger days as he went on to captain the under 15, 17 and later played for college first fifteen team under Leslie de Silva leadership in 1981. Next year he played under the captaincy of Dilroy Fernando which remained as an unbeaten champion ...

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Having published several papers on the spine (and referred pain) he knows a lot about having a backbone! This candid and affectionate recollection of days at STC Happy Land is a refreshing read. Many Thomians have very great memories of the time they had at St Thomas’ College (College) with their classmates and the teachers who nurtured and guided them. Teachers at St Thomas’ College came in different guises-as learned educators, pundits, mentors, advisors, disciplinarians or ultra-disciplinarians. This is true of other schools’ I have attended. I was having a chat in Melbourne with a Thomian colleague during College’s 100-year celebrations of moving to Mount. We were reminiscing how teachers ‘can make us or break us.’ Some teachers were exceptional, others were disciplinarians, and some carried ‘demons of their past’ which affected how they approached students! He mentioned a positive point that irrespective, “These teachers made us who we are ...

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  Transcript:Yes, that is what we are going to talk about today.There are three organs in your body that can just fail to function- they are the heart, the kidneys, and the liver. These are the main organs that fail to function when you suffer from most chronic diseases towards the terminal stages. Then, you call it organ failure The liver is the largest organ in the human body. It increases with age until about 15 years of age.The size depends on the age, sex, body size and shape. The mean liver size is 7 cm for women and 10.5 cm for men. The liver weighs from 1200 to 1400 g in the adult woman and 1400 to 1500 h in the adult man.Before we discuss how your liver can fail in its functions, lets talk about what the liver does for you.No doubt, liver is a factory or a ...

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Not necessarily something smoked, the Bosun’s pipe was a special little metal whistle “piped” by the Quartermaster on board any Navy Vessel in order to get the attention of the Ship’s Crew, before any announcement was made, (sounding like a thin long shriek of a demented mouse), or simply to announce the arrival of an Officer on the Quarterdeck of a Ship. The Officer in question, would then stand at attention, salute no-one in particular, and “come aboard”, so to speak.            What has all this got to do with this most interesting article on a gifted Novelist named Somasiri Devendra ?, well, everything really, because it is all about his latest Novel. “A Man Called Ceylon”, has just been published and undoubtedly will be on the shopping list of any avid reader. As everyone probably knows, this writer was also in the Royal Ceylon Navy, ...

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A Response to “The Assassination of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike An Anecdotal Reflection” The impact of that single assassination was tremendous at that time. The  murder of a prime minister was sensationally shocking news. It was the  first major political assassination experienced by the Island nation in  the post-Independence era SWRD Bandaranaike was proud of having ushered in the age of the common  man. His Government was regarded by the masses as “Apey aanduwe” or our  Government. One manifestation of this was the easy access the people had  to their Prime Minister Given the levels of security available to VVIP’s today it is mind  boggling to know that only a police sergeant was in charge of the Prime  Minister’s security then. Even the sergeant-in-charge was not on duty  that morning. Only a constable had been at the gates By D.B.S. Jeyaraj Sixty-one years ago on September 25, 1959 Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike (SWRDB) the Prime Minister of Sri ...

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                      This was a recent Article sent in to the “Captain” of S.L.S. eLanka on 1st Oct., 2020. Interesting, to say the least. Hi Neil, (Jayasekera),  I believe that Desmond Kelly is the Editor of eLanka, Main Website for all Lankan Australians, and now the Special Website for all Lankan Britishers as well.  We are happy & proud to announce that we have decided to appoint Desmond, also an old Peterite, as Administrator on our Forum “Peterites Around The World”, with immediate effect. The reasons for this appointment are varied.  Firstly, we believe that due respect has to be shown to all Peterites & others who are now in the twilight years of life. Secondly, as an advisor to younger generations of Peterites who are the hope of our future, & thirdly, last, but by no means least, is the fact that ...

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