Guess who is the “leapling”in the batch?

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Message from Ariya

Privileged to have shared with you, the school, faculty and jovial ‘Bloem’ days Noticed at every stage, high level of intelligence, plus other laudable qualities A combination of politeness and compassion being your illustrious trade mark, Made you unique at school in the batch and now a gentle giant, among medicos.

Though a ‘Mammoth’ in intellectual terms, yet soft spoken, kind and thoughtful Young looks are the same seen sixty odd years ago, when I first saw you at school Always smiling, never morose or disgruntled, and no one has ever faced your wrath, You show to us and to the world, the qualities unique of those born on February 29th

When God creates one noble being of your calibre, He has to search a while As all sterling human qualities are put together which are not easy to find That is why the likes of you are only brought to this world once in four years It is our good fortune, you entered in ’64 increasing the nobility of the batch

As most of us have retired and are soft pedalling in the ‘twilight zone of life’ Reminiscing stuff you’ve done and to call you my mate, is my claim for fame For a wonderful birthday, of joy, longevity, good health, contentment and peace Dear pal, the 64 batch in one voice, wish ‘A Happy Birthday’ to a fabulous mate.

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 Message from Praxy & Ranjith

Dear Indrajee we cannot wait for another three years,
To celebrate your birthday with whisky, brandy and beers.
So Ranjit and I take this opportunity today,
To wish you health wealth and prosperity to come all your way.

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Message from Deepthie

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, INDRAJEE, ON THIS LEAP YEAR DAY- FEB 29TH .

YOU ARE SPECIAL- BECAUSE GOOD THINGS HAPPEN ONLY ONCE IN EVERY FOUR YEARS .

So, you can celebrate your Special Day, on Feb 28th, Feb 29th, or even on
the 1st of March !
You lucky guy- you get to pick One of the Above, or ALL of the Above !!

Have a Happy Birthday Day , which ever day or days you pick !

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Eagledeepthie .

Praxy reports from Sunny Florida

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Ranjit and I have just returned from a weeks, holiday in Florida where we experienced the wonderful hospitality of our batch-mates. We stayed with Wimal Fernando and his wife Iranthie in Marco Island where we had a fantastic time.Our itinerary was prepared by Wimal and Iranthie who planned it so well that each single day was occupied. They made string hoppers, hoppers rice and curry and very tasty rolls which were delicious.They had taken every step towards making our stay a memorable one.We were invited by Sam and Kathy during the week to spend a night at their lovely place in Sarasota amidst the lush greenery of the golf course where Sam is a member .We were taken to a beautiful restaurant for lunch after which we had the opportunity of enjoying the beautiful private beech overlooking the venue. Back at Sam’s place he did the evening meal including fried rice with many curries and a good old English breakfast the following morning.All these years I have felt that our batch is a unique friendly one and the wonderful hospitality of Wimal and Sam definitely confirms this. Wimal. Iranthie ,Sam Kathy thank you 💐💐💐💐for the wonderful time we had.

Ranjit and I will cherish these memories for ever.Here are some of the photos taken during our visit.

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Double BD Celebrations!

 

 

Anoja and Willie Celebrate their Birthdays Today

 

Prof Anoja Fernando

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Dear Willi and Anoja,
Belated birthday wishes to you both. May your endeavors prosper and may you have contentment always. At our age a birthday itself is a divine gift!
Regards,
Narme and Nirmali

A Double Birthday – Feb 17th- Anoja and Willie Mama !!!!

Two Wonderful Comrades as different as , Night and Day !

Celebrating with Cake and Kong Kikanut- (as per Ernie Peiris Ward Class !!)
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One , A Professor of Pharmacology and Dean of Faculty of Medicine .

The Other, A Philanthropist of the Highest Order, With a Heart of Gold
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One- A Dear Friend to ALL the Class of 64, specially for us Kellas of The
60’s to whom we could turn to, for a bit of good advice, a charming
beautiful lady, ever the professor, very serious at times, and can also be
very jolly at times, and fun to be with on the dance floor too. !!

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The Other, a very kind , loveable , fun to be around sort of guy, with
that Eternal Happy Face!!!

A REAL Joker, a ” commit karaya ” as we would have said back then – !!
Knows how to joke- a great one act ” Sit Com ” guy,

Knows how to tell a joke and diffuse the tension of any situation, even
the very serious Ward Class ,- and make us all laugh, and make the very ,
very serious Dr. Ernie Peiris blush, and turn pink as a rose !,

 

Knows how to TAKE a Joke ( a.k.a. Kong Kikanut !! ) , and pretend to be
real innocent– ” why are you all laughing, what happened here ? ” look on
that Happy Face !

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The Class of 64 has been Blessed,
To have both of you, among its members,
It has been such an honour for all of us ,
To be counted among such Greatness as Anoja and Willie .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANOJA AND WILLIE MAMA !!
WITH LOTS OF LOVE , GOOD WISHES AND MANY BLESSINGS FOR MANY YEARS TO COME !
FLYING OUT TO YOU BOTH ,
FROM THE LAND OF WINTER WONDERLAND,
ON THE WINGS OF EAGLEDEEPTHIE !!

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Dear Wije,
With the extended arm and five fingers splayed in the air
You are making the point that batch 64 as the best by far
We all salute and send greetings today on your ‘big day’
Wishing good health, longevity & contentment all the way
Entry batch 64

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Our best wishes to S.Sathanandan!

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Dear Satha

now that your birthday is here,
Ranjit and I want to wish you the best for the coming year.
May the good Lord bless and keep you,
Till we meet again at the next RU.

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HI Satha,
Happy Birthday to you – a day before the Valentine Day !
Anyway- here comes Heartfelt Good Wishes on your Birthday .
It was nice meeting up with you and others- as these pics show .
Sathannadan, Sattiyanayagam, Seneviratne, Selvadurai- at least part of
the S gp- looking a bit blurry- but, still looking good even though we are
all hitting 70 !!
Selvamalar is missing, but, she was here with us in Spirit for sure !

 

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Have a Happy Birthday – Deepthie

 

Happy Birthday Satha!!

Sam Samarasinghe

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“RU Concert”

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Class ’64 entry batch Colombo Medical School, in many ways is unique
Despite high academic achievements, none can match this batch, thespian
Acting, script writing, directing, stage setting and giving a performance
Above script, discordant twins born and poor father bemused at the scene

 

First of twin Negroid, resembles more the man, who delivers milk
The second completely different, Chinese, oriental moon shaped
Father bears typical features Sri Lankan, similar to mother ‘Dharma’
Who is brave enough explain ‘Pa’, the result of mum’s bad karma?

 

 

Ariya De Silva Golden Reunion, 24th – 26th October, Eden Spa & Resort, Beruwala, Sri Lanka.