Best Wishes to Wimal Fernando!

 

My dear Wimal,
Greetings to a great guy in the batch on his birthday
Wishing good health, peace and prosperity all the way
May you have a long blissful life with Iranthie full of joy
Continued Happiness & enjoyment being  the life story
Ariya

 

 

Happy Birthday Wimal, a man I have known for 54 years dating back to those fun filled days at Jeevaka, when we lived as a family. I included the picture above to remind how we survived “Irma”, last year together as a family again !!

Enjoy this day with Iranthie and we wish you much happiness and good health in years to come.

Sam & Kathy

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY  WIMAL !

I wish you a  Very Happy Birthday  and May You enjoy every day, in the days ahead,  as if  it is a Happy Birthday Day Day !

Iam looking forward to meeting you and Iranthie in Marco Island- Florida, when I am visiting with Sam and Kathy  in Sarasota , in a  month or so .

Wimal-  do you remember that old school in Keleniya ( St Paul’s Girls School ) where boys were allowed to stay on till std 4 ?

  Well, You and Anslem were in my class, and Anslem’s mom was our English teacher .

Asoka’s wife- Arundathie was also in our class back then .

That was a trip down memory lane, going  back to a time , in 1952 !!

Then, we three  meet in Med school some 12 yrs later  !

 And then , we were Interns together at Ragama – with you in Lower Quarters with me, and Anslem, Asoka and Ranjith Silva in Upper  quarters .

Small world indeed and it is nice to see that we are still in good health, still keep in touch, and meet when ever we can .

Happy Birthday Wishes and Have a lots of fun with family and friends .

Deepthie .

 

Happy 😃 Birthday Wimal
Wimal dear we reminisce with pleasure our visit to you last year.
Time has flown and days have gone by and we wish you were here.
But on this special occasion we send you greetings🍿🎂🥂🍻🍷
Hoping you will visit us soon before our next RU meetings.
Praxy and Ranjit

30 thoughts on “Best Wishes to Wimal Fernando!

    • Thanks Abey. We think of you when we Cheese from NOOSA!!, great time you gave us in a very short two days. It was wonderful, we look at the photos we took together & thank you. WIMAL.

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  1. Many happy returns of the day , Wimal. May you have good health and contentment in the years ahead. Thanks for all you did to locate the batchmates for RU 64 though you could not attend . Hope to see you next October.
    This is Narmmasena Wickremesinghe signing off from Radio Ceylon

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      • Dear Narme,

        From the village Narigama, during those wonderful years

        I recollect listenmg to you presentation late night, english news

        So stylish and so eloquent, your pronunciation of queen’s language

        Broad cast was a huge attraction among my class and school.mates

        Ariya

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    • Thank You Narme, for all the good thoughts. We recall the dinner you gave Iranthie & I, with a bunch of other batchmates when we visited Sri Lanka several years ago. You & Anoja, rounded up about 15 batchmates for event, Rose, Damayanthie, Kumar, Ajith, Willie Mama, Ranjith Perumal, Ranjith Ale, Rani, & Ranjith & Praxy happened to be in S/L same time. I can hear your voice in Radio Ceylon as I type. Thank you , my esteem friend. WIMAL.

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    • Thank You Narme, for all the good thoughts. We recall the dinner you gave Iranthie & I, with a bunch of other batchmates when we visited Sri Lanka several years ago. You & Anoja, rounded up about 15 batchmates for event, Rose, Damayanthie, Kumar, Ajith, Willie Mama, Ranjith Perumal, Ranjith Ale, Rani, & Ranjith & Praxy happened to be in S/L same time. I can hear your voice in Radio Ceylon as I type. Thank you , my esteem friend. WIMAL

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    • Thank You Narme, for all the good thoughts. We recall the dinner you gave Iranthie & I, with a bunch of other batchmates when we visited Sri Lanka several years ago. You & Anoja, rounded up about 15 batchmates for event, Rose, Damayanthie, Kumar, Ajith, Willie Mama, Ranjith Perumal, Ranjith Ale, Rani, & Ranjith & Praxy happened to be in S/L same time. I can hear your voice in Radio Ceylon as I type. Thank you , my esteem friend. WIMAL.

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  2. My dear Wimal,

    Jean joins me in wishing you a very very happy birthday as well as a happy & healthy years to come.

    After Med School, the first time I met you & Iranthie was in Praxy’s house together with Stella – many years ago. Our next meeting was when you & Iranthie spent few day with us in Sydney – again few years ago. Unfortunately, in spite of being in the front-line to organise the RU 64, you were unable to attend & we couldn’t meet ! But the main thing is that we kept in touch – telephone calls.

    When you were in Sydney, I remember that you & Iranthie allocated one night for an Opera show. After that they have renovated the Opera House. Its time for you to visit us / Opera house again !!

    Hope to see you at the RU 2018.

    Hope your Birthday celebration goes very well for you.

    Our regards to Iranthie

    Seelan & Jean

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    • Thank You, Seelan & Jean, for wishes. That was so great, the time we spend with you in Sylvania Waters, your driving us all around. even picking us up at train station when we returned from Sydney Opera house,Late in the night, with “Substances in your blood stream!!”. You were a great friend, & we recall the involved conversations we had with you after dinner when Jean had gone to sleep.Please come see us in Marco Island/ Florida, we gurentee you will buy at least two homes here!![ There is one vacant next to me!!.
      Thanks Brother, WIMAL

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      • Forgot to include the Hot Fresh Wade you bought for Iranthie form a Mudukku store, the best Wade she has eaten in her life!!. We think of you my friend. WIMAL.

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  3. HI Sam/ Kathy, and Wimal/ Iranthie – I just LOVE the photo of the ” Celebrating Irma ” !!

    A true testimony to Safety in Numbers and Survival with Dear and True Friends –

    See you all in Florida- sooner rather than later, as this winter is just about driving me insane !
    eagleD

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  4. Wimal it gives me great pleasure to wish you many happy returns of the day. All the best now and years to come. Our friendship goes back 53 years to Jeewaka days when we were med. students.

    We have been communicating quite often on the phone and had the pleasure of visiting you in Florida many years ago. I remember you were to visit us here in Pittsburgh and had to cancel due to a family emergency.

    It is time for you to visit us here in Pittsburgh, but I suggest you wait till the weather is warmer. The high today is going to be about 26 F.

    Piching joins me in wishing you all the best to you and many happy returns.

    With fondest regards to you and Ireanthie.

    Nisantha and Piching

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    • Thank You, Nisantha & Piching for Birthday wishes in blog & personal call. Those four years in Jeevaka was the best,; Esiri, Kanna,& Kotta in one room & You were my room mate with S.P Jayawardana, next door. We were room mates for quite a time in several locations of Jeevaka. We value your two friendship a lot & consider you guys great associate.We will see you soon. Enjoy your planned several trips you mentioned doing. Love. WIMAL.

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  5. my dear Wimal,
    Though I sent you birthday salutation on time
    Forgot to highlight our mutual affinity to poem
    Together reciting Kayas’s poetry ‘Sudo – Sudu’
    over the phone is tasty as hot kavum in avurudu
    Ariya

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    • Dear SIR [ Ariya} De Silva!. Thank you for several messages of wishes you senty. I am honored to call you my friend. We did enjoy Sudo Sudu poetry several times. That was a unique find. Thank you for your good wishes. WIMAL.

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    • Dear Simone. Thank you for birthday wishes. It was very thoughtfull of you to pen the few words. We exchange so much views from Blog & came to know you better after graduation. Good luck & All the best to you. WIMAL.

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    • Indragee, I do remember well. I just missed including your name, & I missed two others too. How can I forget Another Great Obstetrician/ Gynecologist, doing noble work to the Ladies!!.[ Just like ME!]

      Thank you for the good wishes.Hope we will get some time to compare notes. WIMAL

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  6. Dear Wimal,

    My wishes too for a Happy Birthday & Many Happy Returns of the Day & many more to follow with your family & good friends.Hope to see you at this years RU.

    Best Regards,

    Dalpe

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    • Thank you for the wishes, Dalpe; the most quiet man but one of the “Sharpest pencils in the box”. Great Med School Memories. Hope we can meet soon & talk of great times. Regards, WIMAL

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  7. Hi Wimal,

    Wish you Happy Birthday and many more in the years ahead. I remember you came to replace me at Gorkeralla; when I was leaving for USA so many years ago. Glad to hear that you are now in Marco Island.

    Regards to Family

    Ranjit
    Winter Haven,

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    • Hello Ranjith, Long silence. We still have birthday photos from New Jersey with Shanthie & your First Born, attending my daughter’s birthday, with Ganepolas, Ben Rajapakse & Nihal & Nelun Nagahawatte . You got the Gokarella mixed up. You took over from me, just after you married Shanthie from Kurunegala, her Dad a famous Lawyer. I will be seeing you at Sam’s in Sarasota when Deepthie visits in about THREE WEEKS!.
      Thank You for good Birthday wishes. WIMAL

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  8. Dear Wimal,
    Wish you a very happy Birthday. Hope you have lots of fun with Iranthie and the family. Its a pity I couldn’t visit you (despite your best efforts) while Daya was still here but at least it was good to meet in UK.
    Love and best wishes,
    CJ

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    • C.J, My dear friend. We recall that exceptional wonderful lady you had in your home,; your beloved wife DAYA. We enjoyed every moment we spent with you & her with “Kalum Aiyya”[ we scared our Son as he was a terrible eater, that Kalum Aiyya will have good brain & you will not, unless you step up on food!!!]. We visited you at two different times & stayed with you for Three days , the first visit.
      We tried to get you and Daya so desperately to Marco Island, to treat you two & have fun, we almost succeeded once but slipped because Kalum had a baby & Daya did not want to leave them. Anyway, thank you for the good wishes. Our home is ALWAYS OPEN for you, C.J. WIMAL..

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    • Thank You Swarna, for the wishes. I have not forgotten you & Praxy visiting us in Rockford Home for 10 days & travel to Marco Island for 10 more days. Shop owners in Miromma Outlet Mall still ask for you & Praxy , when we occasionally go there!!, because their sales dropped so much after you two left. Siri Kannangara, from Australia, did the same at the same Mall when he visited us, but did not break you two’s record!!

      Thank You Swarna for message. WIMAL.

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  9. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY WIMAL, Wish you many more happy and healthy ones. Thankful to have a friend like you. Enjoyed our friendship when you were in Rockford and now Marco Island which i eventually made in response to your multiple invitations. Glad I had time to spend with you and Iranthi. Specially for taking me to photograph nature there. I am a lazy bum, will send pictures soon. Thanks for your help in organizing the RU 2014. Will count on you for 2018. We will be in touch. I sincerely hope you can make it this year.

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