My dear Ranjit,
it is with immense pleassure, I send your greetings
To celebrate your birthday and usher my good wishes
Fortunate to meet and befriend you quite early in our student lives
Since then you have been a close friend and a wellwisher throughout
On your big day wish you contentment and happiness
Good health, Joy and with Praxy a very long, fruitful life
May all your expectations wishes and desires come true
You are a fine gentleman and a pleasant guy, we salute you
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU RANJITH !
I wish YOU a Very Happy Birthday to day.
Enjoy this day with your lovely Bionic Woman- ( The Good Convent Girl, Aka Praxy !! ) and children- Joe and Tanya .
Enjoy all the days in the years ahead, as yet another Happy Birthday Day .
I do recall you at St Joseph’s College, Aquinas, all the Catholic Students Federation gatherings we had back then, and finally at Med School .
Your quiet presence was felt , as a strong presence, where ever you went .
I do recall, one incident- that has stayed in my memory bank, that truly reflects your sense of strong discipline .
I was at the Mt Lav hotel about 12 yrs ago- and I invited you and Praxy, Laki and Gita for dinner .
It was a dreadful stormy night- but, the four of you made it – thought I was worth the drive on a tropical monsoon stormy night !
The Dinner Buffet at the hotel- — the tables were so loaded, I thought the tables would fall to the ground , for the weight of the food .
The four of us- ie- my self, Praxy, Laki and Gita- we had eyes bigger than the plates , threw caution and discipline to the monsoon winds and loaded our plates .
But, you ordered a Tuna Sandwich !!!
I almost fell off the chair – and I asked ‘ what is the matter with you Ranjith- all this fine food, and you order a Tuna Sandwich ? “
In your classic quiet way you replied in Sinhalese ‘ NO Deepthie- this is enough for me ‘ !!
I really, really admired your sense of self control and discipline that day, and this is one lesson you taught me on that stormy night at Mt Lav Hotel .
I Wish You a Very Happy Birthday today, and Many more Happy and Healthy Days Ahead in the Years to come , with Praxy and Joe and Tanya .
Many Happy returns of the day, Ranjith!
Enjoy yourself with your lovely wife and the family
This s a message from Ranjit . He wants me to thank all of you for the birthday wishes and to let you know that he will thank every one individually when we go to our next hotel as I have not been able to sort out his laptop for WiFi here in Burma. Thank you 🙏 . Praxy