The Blog Continues!

Dear Batchmates,

Many thanks to those who communicated privately and publicly via the blog in response to my post “the future of the Batch’64 blog”. Most of you prefered the blog to continue. Although the overall interest in the blog has diminished, many of you, who subscribed checked on the content, quite often as indicated by the 20,000 clicks this year. The biggest complaint was that very few are posting comments. At the very least they should respond to their own Birthday greetings! You can also click on the “like’ tab, to let us know you viewed the post.

So, I spent some time in consultation with “word-press” support. Their recommendation was switching to a “Personal Premium” plan with max storage capacity of 13 GB. The new rate is $96 per year ($8 per month)., an amount even I can afford! So it is paid up for 2020. If any of you wish to contribute $5 or10, use the “Paypal” link below. But it is entirely voluntary.

The new site uses the same domain name “” You can save it to your browser as a favorite. and check on the site periodically. The posts are shown on the home page with the latest on top in chronological order. You can also sign in as an EMail follower as before and the site will notify you when a new posting is made. I plan to add some new features to make the blog more interesting, informative and entertaining. For example,

  • “Interesting Reads”
  • “Travel tips”
  • “Photo of the week”

Enjoy the new Blog. Any suggestions and comments are most welcome.

Gunasiri Samarasinghe


Donations towards subscription


18 thoughts on “The Blog Continues!”

  1. Dear Sam,
    Thanks for all your effort including negotiating with word press .
    I clicked on the “pay pal”. It let me to pay only US $10. Cannot contribute more. Let the other batch mates take part as well.
    The shipping address came as my own address!! Your bank A/C number did not appear. I hope it went through.
    Thanks again

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  2. Great News Sam, I have subscribed too.I hope there will be a flood of subscriptions, just to let you know, how much it is appreciated.I hope there will be a lot more activity as more and more take an active part or follow. Eddie.

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  3. Dear Sam,
    Sincere apologies for not responding before. (Have a lap top that switches off in a few minutes due to overheating. Nobody has found the cause. Any tips welcome).
    Thank you so much for your sterling work that has served to bind the batch together as much as possible over the past several years. I will definitely contribute and like Seelan, I hope it goes through.
    With thanks again and best wishes,


    1. CJ
      Thank you for the contribution. Try the following regarding the lap top.
      All laptops shut down when they overheat. This is done to avoid permanent damage, etc, etc.

      To prevent it from further overheats in the future, I’d recommend using a can of compressed air to blow out each of the vents that your computer uses as cooling. If you want to, you can actually disassemble the entire laptop and do a thorough cleaning of the likely very dirty fan. You may have to replace the fan as a last resort

      On the software side of things, check your Task Manager when the computer is on. Take note of any processes that use excessive amounts of CPU time or consume large amounts of RAM. You may be able to uninstall the programs that do that.


  4. Sam,
    That is great. I am “IN” with my contribution, a little more than requested, will comw PERSONALLY to you as Iam 10 minutes away from your home.

    Good Luck, WIMAL FERNANDO.


  5. Hi Sam,
    At the outset I thank you for continuing our Batch 64 web page and advancing the money to continue it for the year 2020. I enjoy looking at the blog every time anything pops up , whether it an interesting subject , a video or birthday. Thank you for your efforts to post things and spending time to do it.

    My contribution is already done hope you received it.

    All the best.



  6. Hi Sam
    My son Ravi has paid the contribution via pay pal on my behalf. Thanks for keeping the blog continuing


    1. Sree and Maharojani
      I am travelling. Will check the PayPal account when I get home. Thank you both for your support. I have received enough payments through PayPal that they may have covered the subscription already. You can send me $10 for both, if you wish.


  7. Seelan, Eddie, C.J., Rani, Satha, Nisantha, Paul, Ariya, Feizal, & Wimal
    Thank you for your prompt response to the Blog Funding request. We are now fully paid up for 2020. I will run another Paypal one time payment request tab next year around August, 2020. In the meantime enjoy the blog!


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