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Default Mr. C.S. WEERASINGHE - Head Master Middle School.

Mr. C.S. WEERASINGHE - An Appreciation.

Clarence Samuel Weerasinghe was the elder son of the fine, old, still active octogenarian, Mr. E.W.P. Weerasinghe, Notory of Kalapaluwawa. Mr. Weerasinghe survives his son who was only fifty three at the time of his death having been born in 1918 into a war-troubled world. Clarence was an Old Boy of the College. One of the cardinal virtues of a Thomian is loyalty, which was one of his outstanding qualities- a loyal son, loyal to his brother and sisters, a loyal member of the Church, loyal to the four Wardens under whom he served the school, loyal to his friends and above all loyal to his old school.

His life was one of many -sided activity- one time tutor to Bishop Horsley, a licensed Lay-preacher whose sermons were much acclaimed by the Sinhalese congregations of St. Luke's Borella and St. Paul's Milagiriya. Head of the faculty of Sinhala, first an assistant Head Master of the Middle School and later Head Master of the Lower School and later still of the Junior School when the College was reorganised into a Senior and Junior School, Business manager of the College magazine till 1967, a member of the Joint Committee of the Staff of St. Thomas' and Royal for the mammoth arrangements for the Big Match, Hony. Secretary and Treasurer of the School Teaching and Administrative Staff Provident Fund ( this ment long hours of single-handed work every Easter holidays), Hony. Secretary and Treasurer of the School Staff Provident Fund from 1943 to 1965, Hony.Treasurer of the Ceylon School's Athletic Sports Association, helping Mr. B.C.d' Silva in the smooth running of this Annual Meet for many years, Master in Charge of school Hockey for sixteen years when the standard of the game came back into its own after the war, took a Hockey team to India at no expence to the School, was assistant Secretary of the O.B.A. from 1958 to 1970, and gave valuable assistance at the Thomian Fairs held from time to time.

Can any man in his time in his own way have done more for his fellows? He gave himself up whole-heartedly to all these numerous undertakings and never spared himself. His fault lay only in not knowing how to be kind enough to himself.

He was an excellent teacher and a good disciplinarian but with kindness and understanding served the school he loved for over twenty-five years. He thought nothing, if duty demanded it, in making two trips all the way from Kalapaluwawa. He was devoted to his wife and family and the great sorrow of his life that weighed him down through he naver spoke about it or showed it was that his young son was a retarded child and was now already turning sixteen.

He, and such men as he are verily the salt of the Earth.

C.H.Davidson. 1971.

Hitler....."When You Are In The Light, Everything Follows You, But When You Enter Into The Dark, Even Your Own Shadow Doesn't Follow You."
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