Some of us whose names are given below, who were college librarians under Mr G K Mandawela felt the need to felicitate him at a dinner for his great service to College as Master in Charge of the College Library.
If you are in agreement with this idea, we could have a dinner for him. You will recall that during our school days when ever new librarians were appointed we used to have a dinner at a Chinese Restaurant in the company of Mr & Mrs Mandawela.
As old librarians of the college we could continue this tradition whilst giving due respect to our master in charge.
If you are in touch with any Thomian librarians, you are most welcome to get them to join us at this felicitation.
Incomplete list of librarians of our vintage is given below for your easy reference.
Appreciate very much, if every one of you take the trouble to send in your ideas and suggestions in this regard.
From: rajiva.wijesinha <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 2:33 PM
Subject: RE: Librarians
Thanks, good idea given his input, Rajiva
Sent from my Nokia phone
From: Lanka Nesiah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Good idea. Are you planning to invite Mrs Mandawela as well. If you
are, I suggest you invite Mrs Walatara as well.
From: Asoka Yapa <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:47 PM
This is a great idea. I will be in Sri Lanka from December 2012 to March 2013 barring a couple of absences; if the event is held during this period I'd be honoured to attend.
I distinctly remember you in this elite company but was not aware of Hirans confrontation with Hefty Herfty. Ha ha ha! I never thought he was that type, in any case! Anyway, I think it is very nice that Manda and Walatara (whom I did not know from Adam) be recognized. The list itself brings back lots of memories... I am not sure why I was appointed to the post --- perhaps I frequented the place often enough and when the late lamented Mahen and I were made editors of the Coll Mag it was good to be able to go at any hour to read up interesting old stuff. If nothing else, I will miss the great dinner at the Great Wall!!
Have a wonderful time, Sriyan, and, if you get a chance, please tell Manda that I have fond memories of him and wish him well. Ignore Hiran's rant. Actually that was more Glenmorangie than Adhihetty!
From: Dickie Juriansz <DickieJ@impratea.lk>
Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:06 PM
Thanks for your mail. I plan to be out of the country until 18th November. However if you let me have details of the event on my return I will certainly round up those I am in contact with.
From: vijitha weerasinghe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 5:36 PM
This is an excellent idea. Wish I could be there. Let me know if you intend to make a presentation gift to Mr Mandawela, I will be pleased to contribute. As you know he was the Master in Charge for Rifle Shooting and for the Cadets in addition to his teaching duties, so he has given excellent service to College.
From: Rohana Hathtootuwa <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 6:05 PM
Its a very good idea and it should have been done much earlier. So now we should not delay any further.
I will give what ever assistance you need from me.
With kind regards,
Dr Asoka Thenabadu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 4:28 PM,
I am coming on the 12th, so I wont be able to attend the librarians dinner.
I must say that I developed the reading habit thanks to the library @STC!
We have fantastic libraries here in the Uk and I am about to go there now
My wife is ill with a long standing medical problem and will not be able to attend
Dr Asoka T
From: Lal Walpita <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM
This is a wonderful idea. Unfortunately, I wont be able to participate in the proceedings this time as I will not be back in Sri Lanka again till early January next year. It is a real pity as Mr. Mandawala was also my cadet master at college during my time in both the junior & senior platoons.
By the way, I am told that it is customary for you to org anise a "Get-Together" of past school prefects at the beginning of every year, usually close to the Big Match. If so, will you please include my name for it as I am planning to be in Sri Lanka till the middle of March next year. I look forward to attending some of these old boys' functions which I have sadly missed since I left Sri Lanka more than 30 years ago. Now that I have retired from full time work, I have more time on my hands to catch up with some of my former school mates & friends.
Thanks & regards,
From: Lanka Nesiah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:30 PM
Thank you for your initiative in organising this. I am in England now
and regret very much I will not be able to join. Please convey to Mr
and Mrs Mandawela and to Mrs Walatara my warm wishes and my inability
to be present.
From your list, I notice that the following are among those who have died:
6, D S de Silva
11, D L R Kumarasinghe
15. K S Wijewardene
17. M C Gopallawa
83. K C Kamalasabayson
With my best wishes for a successful get together on Monday 12th..
This is a photograph when Mr &Mrs Mandewela visited melbourne for the funeral of Mrs Burder.
Standing left to right is Mrs & Mr Mandewela, Mr Lekamge and Mr Godfrey Senaratne
Last edited by sriyanj; 14-04-15 at 06:38 PM.
List of Librarians
7.R.N.Asiriwarden.---"Rajan Asirwatham" <email@example.com>,
8.L.Nesiah.---"Lanka Nesiah" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
18.G.S.Marapona.---"G.S. Marapona" <email@example.com>,
28.O.L.De.Kretser.---Oel De Krestser<firstname.lastname@example.org>,
31.M Abeygoonewardena.---Mal <email@example.com>,
32.P.A.Jayakuru.--- "Jayakuru" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
33.M.R.Labrooy.---"Robin La Brooy" <email@example.com>,
40.N.F.Wickeremasinghe---"Dr. Narmasena F Wickremesinghe" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
46.T.De F. Mendis.
49.S.M.Soysa.---"Dr.Shanti Soyasa" <email@example.com>,
53.M.Y.Walpita.---"Lal Walpita" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
56.N.S.Amerasekera.--- Consultants 21 Limited <email@example.com>
65.M.Sri Rangan.---"Sri Rangan" <MSriRangan@assante.com>,
69.P.T.B.Kohona.---"Dr P.T.B. Kohona" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
70.N.G.Wickremaratne.--- Tanky Wickramaratne <email@example.com>,
74.L.Thilakaratne.---Lakshman Tillakaratna <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
83.H.C.Fernando--- Chira Fernando <email@example.com>
84.V.I.Tennekoon.---"Vajira Tennekoon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
91.R.L.Juriansz.--- Dickie Juriansz <DickieJ@impratea.lk>
97.P.De Silva.---Priyal de Silva <email@example.com>
98.R.A.Brohier.---"Richard Brohier" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
100.V.S.Jayawardena.--- Sarath Jayawardana <email@example.com>
102.A.R.Thiederman.---"Roger Thiedeman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
106.A.C.Yapa.---""Asoka Yapa"" <email@example.com>
108.S P De Alwis,---"SP de Alwis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
109.B N K Guneratne---"Buwaneka Guneratne" <email@example.com>,
110.A.G.Roberts.---"Gerry Roberts" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
111.N.Don Mohanlal.---"Don Mohanlal" <D.Mohanlal@khemkafoundation.org>,
112.D A W Senanayake.
113 S.H.S Kottegoda.---"Shantha Kottegoda" <email@example.com>,
114.L S Salgado.---"Lasantha Salgadoe" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
117.R T E A Corea.
120.S.K.R.Fernando.---"Siri Fernando" <email@example.com>,
122.C Ramachandra.---C. Ramachandra <firstname.lastname@example.org>
124.E G Abeysekera.---"E G Abayasekera" <email@example.com>,
126.U R Morawaka.---"upali morawaka" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
127.V.M.Weerasinghe.---"Vijitha Weerasingha" <email@example.com>,
128.D.S.Lecamwasam.---"Lecamwasam, Deepal (Health)" <Deepal.Lecamwasam@health.sa.gov.au>,
129.N.C.L.Janz.---"Noel Jansz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
131.H N R Perera.---"H. N. R. Perera" <email@example.com>,
133.M A Abeynaike---"Mohan A. Abeynaike" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
134.S I Jayasekera.---"S.I.Jayasekera" <Jayasekera_sriyan@yahoo.com>,
135.A T Munasinghe.---""Dr.A.T Munasinghe"" <email@example.com>,
137.R S Wijesinghe.---Rajiva Wijesinha<firstname.lastname@example.org>
138.D.A.Sansoni.---"David Sansoni" <email@example.com>,
139.R.K.N.L.Rajapaksa.---"Nihal Rajapakse" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
142.K.P. Sugathadasa.---Kanishka Sugathadasa <email@example.com>
145.R.Rudra.---"Ravi Rudra" <RaviRudra@xtra.co.nz>,
147.N Y Casie Chetty
148.R Bogoda.---"Rohan Bogoda" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
149. R Hatthotuwa---"Dr.Rohana Haththotuwa" <email@example.com>,
150.R D Guneratne.---Ranil Guneratne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
152.S.K.Arumugam.---"Sakthi Arumugam" <email@example.com>,
157.S P Senanayake.---"palitha senanayake" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
161.J.R.L.Janaz.--- Johann Jansz <email@example.com>
164.N D Guneratne.---"Nalin Guneratne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
165.S.Homer Vanniasingham.---"Peter & Dilo Vann" <email@example.com>,
166.M.G.Weerakoon.---"manilal weerakoon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
168.W P S Dias---"Prof Priyan Dias" <email@example.com>,
169.S S L Hettiarachchi--- "Prof. S. S. L. Hettiarachchi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
170.D C R Ferdinando
176.P.R.Mather.--- "Rohan Mather" <email@example.com>,
184.F.Bogstra.---"Frits Bogtstra" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
186.R.L.De Alwis.--- "Rohan de Alwis" <email@example.com>,
194.C R Dharmaraja.
198. A R Wickremanayake---"ARITTHA WICKREMANAYAKE" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Last edited by sriyanjay; 06-11-12 at 11:57 PM.
Librarians dinner on12th November 2012.
To The Thomian Librarians,
As per my earlier mail of 21st October, regarding the dinner scheduled for the 12th November, in the company of Mr & Mrs Mandawela and Mrs Walatara, due to some unexpected turn of events, we had to change the Venue to Galle Face Hotel. As a result of this, there is an upward revision of the cost too. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused in this regard.
The new venue is Galle Face Hotel, Sea Spray Restaurant at 7.00 p.m. on the 12th (Monday) November 2012. Cost per participant is Rs 2000/= which will include a welcome drink, Barbecue & International Buffet. The cost will be collected on arrival at the hotel.
We are coping this mail to our members whose contact details are with us, so that any overseas member having plans of visiting Sri Lanka at this time, could join.
Trust you will extend your fullest cooperation to make this event a success whilst paying your gratitude to Mr Mandarwela for the enormous contribution by him towards college in addition to his teaching duties.
on behalf of the Librarians Group.
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2012 2:02:59 PM
We have now decided to have the Librarians dinner on 12th November 2012 (Monday) at Great Wall Restaurant, Edward Lane, Bambalapitiya Junction, in the company of Mr & Mrs Mandawela and Mrs Walatara starting at 7.00p.m.
All college librarians who were under Mr Walature and Mr Mandarwala are eligible to attend this dinner. (1955 to 1980)
It will be most welcome, if you could pass my mail to those whose names are in the Librarians list and are in touch with you. Appreciate, very much if you get them to attend this dinner as I do not have everyone's contact details. Looking forward to your co-operation in this regard. I am also copying this mail to the Librarians living overseas so that if anyone is due to be in Sri Lanka around the same time, he could join us.
Cost per participant is Rs 1500/= which will include a welcome drink and Chinese buffet dinner. This amount could be paid at the hotel but your participation must be confirmed by 2nd of November the latest.
For your information the dinner menu is given below.
Great Wall Special Fried Rice.
Vegetable Fried Rice.
Singapore Style Noodles.
Chilli e Chicken with Cashew nuts.
Sweet & Sour Fish.
Hot Butter Mushrooms.
Chilli e Been Curd.
Stir Fried Cucumber.
Trust you will extend your fullest support to make this event a success.
on behalf of the Librarians Group.
Last edited by sriyanjay; 04-11-12 at 11:38 PM.
12th November 2012 vdinner photos.
Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2012 5:46 PM Subject: Photographs of the Librarians Felicitation Dinner
Thank you for organizing the Librarians Felicitation Dinner for our Masters and their Spouses. It was a fantastic meeting.
I have attached photos of the dinner.
For ease of transmission over the internet the size has been reduced, but the original files each 2.9 MB are available.
PS - The photographer is missing
Last edited by sriyanj; 25-05-15 at 07:12 PM.
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