Best Wishes to Deepthie (Seneviratne) Rajapakse!

 

Dear Deepthie,

On this special day, let me show the Blog followers a photo collage  of who you are. I think of the block days when we were part of the “S” group back benchers. I lost contact with you until you emerged at my house in Erie PA during the eighties. What a surprise it was!

was. It was also nice to see you again in Beruwala. Since then you have been a strong supporter of the Batch 64 Blog, and we all learned a lot about you since then that we never imagined. In addition to being a very kind, genuine  compassionate person, we also learned that you are a ,

Tree Hugger

Snake charmer

Tundra Trekker

Spiritual Singer

Muk Tuk (Whale Meat) Lover and a,

Baila Kumari        

Happy Birthday  Deepthie!!

Hope you have many more with much health and happiness in years to come. I am glad we reconnected.

 

Sam

 

“Gladly we are marching onwards
Comrades tested comrades true “
I never thought that after so many years
I will be recalling these words from our HFC anthem of yester years.
We have been tested comrades faithful and true
So I send all my best wishes to you.
May your future be bright and happy 😊
Contentment and success in all you do.


Praxy and Ranjit

 

Dear Deepthie,

Wish you a fabulous birthday and a future full of happiness
You are a benevolent gift of the God, to the 1964 entry batch
Blessed with compassion, dependability and enthusiasm, infectious
May you have contentment, good health & a very long cherished life

Ariya

66 thoughts on “Best Wishes to Deepthie (Seneviratne) Rajapakse!

  1. Happy birthday Deepthie.i still recall fondly our block days when you sat next to me during the lecture classes and we would tease you about Paul.Those were the days my friend when we thought the world would never end. World has not ended yet and we still find life a joy.
    Lots of love, Piching

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    • Thank you Peecha for the greetings !!!
      yes- I remember those days at the block only toooo , too well- and you put up with me , for five years, along with Lakshman !
      yes- those never really ended, and life has a new meaning to me , and life is good for me .
      I am glad I rode out the tough times of yesterday, to enjoy today !!

      Thanks again- Deepthie

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  2. Many happy returns of the day Deepthi. All the best now and years to come. Piching and I are glad that we have kept up our friendship with you long after we left Sri Lanka. We never lost touch with you and now we are able to communicate with you very frequently.

    The web site ( thanks to Sam ) has reveled to us your multiple talents besides being a ” medicine woman”. Sam has enumerated them very eloquently and I agree with him without a doubt.

    With fondest regards and best wishes.

    Nisantha

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    • Thanks a lot Nisantha for the b’day greetings . It is wonderful how we kept in touch through all those years and I do remember how both of you came to my place , back in the 80’s with the three little girls in a nice big camper and I gave you all string hoppers and the little ones just loved it !!
      Those were good days – and these are also good days – even better now !!
      we will meet again for sure- somewhere I hope, in he near future .
      Thanks again – Deepthie .

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  3. Our dearest Deepthie,
    At last it is your turn!!
    You may be a ” Tree Hugger”, but I like to give you a hug on you Birth Day & say – Many Happy Returns Of The Day.
    Long live the Baila Queen.
    Seelan

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    • My dear Mr Down Under !!!
      yes, come by for BIG HUG to the Tree Hugger !! and lets meet again- to dance with the Baila Kumari !

      That Tree Hugger Photo- was taken in BC- off Klemtu BC- another island where we were staying , on the last day of my trip to see the Spirit Bear – when we got washed ashore , when the boat broke down on to a beach of a little island full of black bears !!
      No worries- we had the BEST Bear Guide with us – and he took this photo , as I was sad to leave that lovely Island .
      I dont even remember sending this photo to Sam, and I dont know from where he got this photo even !

      Thanks a lot Seelan for the greetings- and ‘save the last dance for me ‘ !!!!1 Baila Kumari .

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  4. Dearest Deepthie, fondness with which mates hold you at esteem

    Beautifully expressed in every para, word, phrase without humdrum

    The most lovable ‘tree hugger’, of the sixty four entry medical batch

    Your presence makes ours the greatest as there is none other such

    Ariya

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    • Dear Deepthie
      Birthdays grant a special chance to celebrate the value of life,
      May your Birthday bring much Happiness,
      As you give to everyone who knows you.
      Happy Birthday Dear

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      • My Dearest Deepthie.

        Thanks for adorning the blog with the collection of your personal,believable,lively,anecdotes,depicting true stories, experiences. It is a sure Fire way to rekindle the imagination among the 64 batch mates, enabling them to relive the past

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      • Thank you Rani for the greetings and the nice things you say about me !
        I do what I can, to make this world a better place for us, in our twilight years .
        It makes me humble to know, that I have meant so much to the Class of 64, and I hope I can continue to support the blog, and keep in touch with all of you .
        Thanks again- eagleD

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    • HI My dear Sam, Ariya and Praxy,
      BIG Thank you to the Three Muskateers for the wonderful things you all have said about me !
      I dont think I deserve all that, but, I am glad that I have been able to make you all laugh a bit , and think a bit !
      Sam , from where on earth did you get those pics of me ” Tree Hugger ‘ etc ?
      I am wondering if I sent them to you a very long time ago, just around the time you started the blog – my memory is going ?? .
      You sure got a wonderful collection of photos – and the one of me on the main page- was taken by the photographer at Beruwala, during the friday night BBQ – dinner and dance, when I was dancing with Donnie !!
      The photos – tell the world who this crazy woman is all about- and I am glad to be ‘who I am ‘ today !
      Praxy- I cant believe you still recall the words of the old Holy Family Convent School Anthem — it was buried at the back of my head — !
      yes- we have been ‘time tested and true’ comrades !
      Ariya– Thanks for all the lovely things you have said about me- I dont know if I could live up to your high expectations !
      I love all the different names you have given me – and best of all I love ALL the lovely poems you write and send me, and I have ‘saved ‘ them in a special folder in my lap top .

      Thanks again- Sam- for creating this wonderful way for us to ‘meet and greet’ each other . YOU are a Blessings and a Gift from The Creator to the Class of 64.
      Ariya- for your ideas to keep the blog going, and Praxy- for all your wonderful friendship since we were in high school .
      Deepthie – tree hugger, baila kumari, flute player, snake charmer !!!!

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    • Thanks a lot Abey for the greetings – yes- lets hope we meet again in october- and come in your fancy hat and pink shirt and do the Haka !
      eagleD

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  5. My Dear Deepthi,
    Many happy returns of the day. May the future be bright and rosy for you. I am really glad that you survived the bad times in the past and is able liven up our lives with your stories.
    I am happy that I met you at the 2014 RU. May the good lord Keep you healthy till we meet again.
    Swarna

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    • HI my dear Swarna,
      Thanks for the greetings .
      We have to leave the bad times behind and focus on the good ones now and better ones to come !!
      I do recall the trip we did to Lourdes- France with Praxy some 18 yrs ago was it ?
      That was a great bus trip !

      see you soon .
      eagle D

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  6. My Dear friend Deepthi,

    Let me wish you many happy returns of 13th. Happy Birthday. May your creator bless and protect you.
    You summed up our friendship so beautifully in your birthday greetings. Yes we did combined work together with Dhamsa and others in the hostel. We continued that in Canada to do those exams. I would never have made it without your help to go through basic stuff after 12 years of Ob&Gyn. You were so focused and methodical, yes you were there for me during good and hard times. Your no nonsense attitude was always helpful,in times of stress.

    When we were at East general, sharing a room, do you remember the night, ER nurses were looking for me and called you. They asked “where is the gyne resident?” You said “She is in my bed” Wasn’ that a hoot!! it is so nice to wish you another year of happiness and peace. thank you for your friendship.

    Love rajes.

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    • Thanks for the long friendship my dear Rajes and the heart felt greetings in our twilight years .
      When I see these greetings posted, believe me, I want live again, !!- specially the 1964– > 1969 !!
      OH yes- I do recall that awful On Call night at the East Gen hosp- the ER was crazy with gyne stuff, and I was over whelmed and I snapped at the chief of ER- ‘ the gyn resident ??- asleep on my bed ‘ !!
      He was stunned for while and laughed his head off when realized who was my Gyn Res !!!

      I dont want to live those awful days again- and those awful study days back in the mid 80’s .

      My ‘no nonsence ‘ attitude- has made a few people to walk away from me- I have nothing to lose !
      Thanks my dear Rajes- for all that YOU have been to me, during my most trying years in Canada ( and at the hostel !!! that is our secret and not for public consumption ! )

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  7. Dear dear Eagledeepthie,
    You are the only boy amongst the girls and I must send my best wishes to such a wonderful person on your birthday. Did you know that your birthday tree is a Rowan Tree. This means you are born to be full of charm, cheerful,gifted, loves life, dependable and independent. You have good taste (especially for the environment), passionate and absolutely good company. Your friendship is much valued.
    Thanks for all you contribute to our blog. I just do not have sufficient words to say how much we love and value you.May God bless you always for being an inspiration to others.
    Narme and Nirmali

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    • Hey Narme !
      thanks for the greetings – coming from the Only Boy Among The Girls !
      Thanks for all the good things you say about me- and I hope I can live up to all of it .

      I LOVE the blog- and Sam- is responsible for getting all of us in One big Circle — we cannot afford to break this Circle of Class of 64.

      Yes- I saw the Rowan Tree in the note you sent me – and I agree with ALL of the above- including the last line ‘ does not forgive ‘ !!
      This is not one of my virtues, as I seem to remember more than I should !

      hope to see you again sooner, rather than later .
      Blessings to you and yours truly- eagle D

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  8. Dear Deepthi,

    My best wishes for a Happy Birthday & Many Happy Returns of the Day,
    and many more to follow.I fully endorse the sentiments expressed by RU 64 mates and look forward to your postings.

    Dalpe

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    • Thanks a lot Dalpe for the greetings and I dont know, if all that is said is true or not- but someone said, ‘doctors dont tell lies ‘– I think I saw it being said the little concert clip of Esiri that Sam posted a few wks ago .
      best wishes to you too – eagleD

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  9. Happy birthday dear DEEPTHI
    Remembering the difficulty trying to charge your phone
    Finally figured out the 3rd leg
    Have a wonderful day

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    • oh my god that day at Beruwala !!- yes we finally figured out the ‘third leg ‘ !!
      I was trying to connect my lap top using that new gizmo with the different Voltage , or some crazy thing like that .

      Rahula- you were my Co- Intern at Lower quarters at Ragama, along with Wimal, Ben, Shiranci, Ranjini MSP ( Sunil Perera ) from our batch .
      Those were real crazy days- when we were REAL doctors !

      Not to mention study times with you and Rajabalendran and Sivakumaran – cramming away in the Faculty Library , when the you would all help me out in those phys quiz stuff .
      I actually cried, that friday, when I walked into the library- a flood of emotions just rolled off my eyes, and lovely young student came up to me, cheered me up an took my photo in the library .
      She just could not believe, that we have visited the old place after 50 yrs !!

      Those were GREAT days- ’64- ’69- I want to live again, if I had ‘ Another Life ‘ !

      Thanks again for the greetings and waking up that 3rd Leg !!!
      eagleD

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  10. Dear Deepthie, Further to our T’phone Greetings this morning,these wishes are to make it official in the RU64 blog! Have a great celebration when your son visits. Wishing you a Very Happy and Joyous Birthday,
    Love,

    Indira and Ana

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    • Official it is now !!!!
      Thanks Indira and Ana for supporting the blog- AND the B’day greetings .
      we all do appreciate the hard work by Sam- who has spent a whole lot more on this project than all of us combined !
      So, every little line matters !
      eagleD

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    • Hey my dear Asoka !
      Thanks for the good wishes – and I do recall all the fun we had at med school ,and the crazy days at Ragama, when you, me and Ranjith were in Co- Ho’s ( like the Coho salmon !!! ) doing Pediatrics with Dr Ariyathurai as our boss .
      And, to think, both of you ended up being Pediatricians, and I just did GP stuff, after an almost a 10 yr break, doing Peds at home, just being a mother !
      Those were fun days and we had Dr. Thurusinghe ( Lumumba grad ) with us too who was a great guy .
      Now, in our twilight years, we can recall those ‘good ole days ‘ and have a good laugh !
      Thanks for the wishes and good wishes to you and Arundathi- my school mate in std 4 in that little school in Kelaniya , along with Wimal and Anslem !
      See you both soon- somewhere I hope .
      eagleD

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  11. My dear Deepthie wishing you a very happy birthday.I am sure you are having a blessed day.
    Wishing you a happy ,peaceful. And blessed year.

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    • Thank you my dear Maithri for the greetings .–
      Like what Praxy has said – our old Holy Family Convent anthem says- Gladly We Are Marching Forwards !
      Can you remember this ?- I had completely forgotten all about it till yesterday !!
      Thank you very much for your good wishes .
      See you soon – eagle D

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  12. Hello Deepthie,

    Your greeting list is so, so long; I don’t know if you ever get to the” bottom of barrel “, to see my greeting. It is like how we like to get to the bottom of Arrak Bottle!!. Deepthie, you do contribute to the Bouquet of the “^4 Blog” so well, it become worth reading. You always make any event; eventful!!. Thank you. Looking forwards seeing you in ” our neck of woods” in February 2018. Have a great day, My friend.

    WIMAL FERNANDO

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    • Thank you my dear Co Ho of the Ragama Days !
      I missed you at the Beruwala event – and so I am coming to see you in Florida in February 2018 and we can have a blast- like those mad days at the Lower Quarters in Ragama .
      I don’t take the gini watura – but a nice glass of Lemon Juice from real Florida lemons would be fine – ie if Irma left anything standing !
      Thanks my good friend for the good greetings –
      eagleD

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  13. Hi Deepthi,
    Wishing you Happy Birthday. Hope you had a wonderful and enjoyable day. Shanthi and I remember the wonderful time we had when you visited us in Winter Haven long time ago. I still remember how you were so fascinated by the yellow flowers along Cypress Gardens Blvd. Will try to meet again when you visit Florida in February 2018.

    Best Wishes
    Cordially
    Ranjit & shanthi.

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    • Hello Ranjith !
      good to hear back from you and it will be just more than wonderful to see you and Shanthi , when I get to Florida in Feb , as I missed you both at the RU- Beruwala .
      Yes- that trip to Winterhaven- back in march 2005 was a great trip !
      I still love flowers and this is my hobby that keeps my body and soul alive and well !
      see you soon- eagleD

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  14. My dear Deepthie.Wish u all the v v best.I remember only Laksman & I knew that you were coming for RU64 Seeing Praxys reply if i knew that you all were at HFC & combined studies at Womens hostel I also would have joined HFC & De Seram place
    (ha ha) RrA

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    • Good morning Ranjith ! and many thanks for the kind wishes .
      yes- only you and Lakshman knew of my coming to the RU- Beruwala- and the surprise was a good one !
      Now, the whole world knows I am coming again – when ever it may be ? next year october .
      It would have been great to have you as a study partner at the Appa Kade- only if the Warden -Dr. C. Phyllis Costa allowed it !!
      Have a laugh ! and thanks for the greetings .
      eagleD

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    • YHey Ranjit you missed a golden opportunity to join us at Women’s Hostel. Those were the golden days when we were so care free … you will never get another opportunity like that again to join two golden oldies from the golden era🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️🤼‍♀️Praxy

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  15. Hi Deepthi,
    Wishing you a very happy Birthday .May life bring all what you are wishing for. Good luck in all what you do.You seemed to have retained your charming &witty personality and never seem that the years have gone past by . Ranee Gunawardene

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    • Good to hear back from you Rani- as I was wondering what ever happened to you !
      Thanks a lot for the good wishes .
      It is a very long time since you last came to Canada- some 35 yrs ago ?
      And it is a very long way to come too , from Down Under – so, lets meet at Beruwala ? oct 2018– and learn the Haka –

      Rani Simone- has the notes / music etc etc .
      We got a good team already – will tell you more about it- when you write to my personal e-mail !
      Thanks for the good wishes – EagleD

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  16. Dear Deepthi
    We r in Crete at present,one of the Greek Islands and having so much troubles with the wifi connections. I still have to say happy birthday to you and wish you lots of happiness and good health. I wish I got to know you better when we were at med school. Anyway it is not too late. Keep in touch with us and with the batch 64
    Love
    Selvi & Satha

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    • Wow you guys move around for sure !- -Crete now, and Alaska before that !
      Well my dear Selvamalar- you were too shy even to talk to us , and paul was always bugging you , and I would be kicking him from the back row- when I realize you were almost going to come out in tears !
      When you ‘came out of your shell’ so to speak- Satha was on the ‘look out’ and so, we never really got ‘connected ‘.
      Like you say- it is never too late – try and make it for the next RU- perhaps next year – oct 2018- Beruwala, if we can pull it off .
      By the way- learn to dance the Haka and get your grass skirt ready !!!!
      Thanks a lot for the greetings- Baila Kumari ,

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  17. Good morning Ranjini- my Old Holy Family Convent pal from std 7 I think it was , when you came to our school from ? Negombo convent was it ?
    Then, we stuck together- all the way to the end of Internship at Ragama ,and that is a long, long time to be together and we both are all the better for it !
    It was just great meeting you at the RU 2014.
    Thanks a lot for the greetings and we will meet again- if the next Ru comes to real life- in oct – 2018- Beruwala .
    your old pal- now known as eagleD !- Praxy gave me that name and it got stuck !!

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  18. Dear Deepthi
    As someone mentioned earlier, it is your turn now to soak up the greetings. Have a wonderful day and many more to come. Fond memories and best wishes
    David Selvarajah

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    • You bet David- I am soaking it in- !!!
      Many thanks for the greetings from a fellow S group- I remember dissecting the ‘Upper Limb’ with you on one side and Zavahir singing on the other side- on a long table, near a big window .
      I mostly was looking out the window, and listening to both of you half the time, but, got the job done, before the scalpel got thrown at me – you know who was famous for this bit of hand sport- straight as an arrow !
      eagleD

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    • Good to hear from you Marina !
      I dont consider this a ‘belated birthday wishes ‘ as you say– it is the thought that matters , when ever it comes !
      Thanks a lot my dear- another old school friend from HSC class back in’62 I think it was .
      let me know, when you are going to be in Toronto- Mississauga during the Christmas season .
      If the highway driving weather/ road conditions are ok, I will make the 2 hr drive to see you , along with Rajes-
      Lets plan to meet !
      thanks for the greetings- eagleD

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  19. Hi deepthi

    See how popular you are. You keep the Ru hopping with all your eloquent e mails and the humour. Ale seemed to have missed out our combined studies at the hostel. Those were the days Deepthi.

    Rajes

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    • hurrah to the Appa Kade Third Floor kellas !- we all made it in good time, and the ‘rest is history’ as they say !
      eaglekella of the 60’s !

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  20. Hi Deepthie
    Have a fantastic birthday with your family and friends.Wishing you the best for future health and happiness.I always remember the day you and Rajes came to see me last year in Toronto. That was more than 45 yrs after we saw each other.We had a wonderful time. Hope to see you at the next RU.
    Rajabalendran.

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    • Thanks a lot for the greetings and good wishes !
      Yes, when we met along with Rajes last summer, it was as if we did not miss a beat – we just carried on from where we all left off, 45 yrs ago !
      This shows the strength of a good friendship- where Time Stops Still and the Heart of Friendship keeps ticking !
      Yes- lets plan to meet at the next RU- easier to come to SL than to Australia- too old to deal with that long 22 hr flight- jet lag etc .
      Lets hope we all stay safe and in good health .
      Good wishes to Ranjini- who took the most lovely photos of you, Rajes and my self .
      eagleD

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  21. Thank you Asokan for the greetings .
    It was nice meeting up with you all in Beruwala and love the photo of all of us on that lovely morning walk on the beach, just after sunrise .
    That photo- is one of my most favorite photos .
    Keep well- we will meet again soon I hope .
    eagleD

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  22. Hi Deepthie & Praxy. Just imagine if l joined H H how many would be fighting to become My room mate. I would have to bring Rahula also (imagination running riot)

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  23. Hi Deepthie & Praxy. Just imagine if l joined H H how many would be fighting to become My room mate. I would have to bring Rahula also (imagination running riot)

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    • HI my dear Ranjith — Keep Dreaming !!
      This is all that is left for us Septuganerians now anyway !!!!!!

      By the way , Rahula was with me , Shiranci, and Ranjini at Ragama — we were Up Stairs and he was very safe Down Stairs at the Lower Quarters Ragama !!!!
      We had Wimal and Sunil Perera ( MSP), Ben, with us too at Ragama , and they were Honda Lamaya’s . .

      eagleD

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    • Hey Ranjit
      Api okkoma honda lamai.. Eka nisa kawuruwakwath kisima karadayak nethuwa oyawa hondata balaganna thibuna. Ehema thamai nunsla apita advise karala thiyenne. Praxy

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  24. my dear deepthi, I missed Friday your bday,this was alucky day ,best of wishes for many more bdays,
    many moons have passed since we first crossed paths and it seems like yesterday and it is so great to still keep in touch,and young at heart with many pleasant memories,
    best wishes paul

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    • Hey my dear Paul- where were you all this time ? fell off the planet did you ?.
      Yes- like you say, many, many moons have passed since our paths first crossed that September day 1964 … and like you say it seems like yesterday .
      Yes I am still very young at heart , savoring all the pleasant memories of long ago—dancing at KH Hall Block and Colors Night , and again at 2014RU- 64- Beruwala.
      Hope we meet again sooner rather than later .
      I am glad you ‘found ‘ me again – thanks to the Blog !
      eagleD

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    • Thanks Paul- ‘ A Lucky Day’ Friday The Thirteenth in the Month of Halloween, when the Witches are Out !!
      A good day to be having a Birthday- Friday The Thirteenth- thats what is making me who I am !!!!
      eagleD

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  25. Hello Deepthi,

    I an so sorry I missed your birthday as I was away.This is belated birthday wishes to a wonderful

    batch mate whose very often contributions to the blog are just precious and pleasure to read.

    I wish you and family the very best in life.

    Esiri

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    • Hello My dear Esiri- !
      Thanks a lot for the greetings- I looked it up today , looking for you and there you are !!

      I was wondering where you were – I know you did not fall off the planet – thats for sure, as I see your writings on the Web.

      What a great thing Sam has created for us .
      hope we meet again, for Sing Song on The Bus !!

      Baila Kumari !

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