News, Views and More from Batch'64, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, SriLanka
"Best and the Brightest from 1964"
Many happy returns of the day Ariya. Our only batch mate and colleague who has been recognized by the British Royalty.
All the best now and years to come.
Nisantha and Piching
All our good wishes to you Ariya for the best of health and contentment. Proud to be your friend, with all your achievements. May you have all blessings. Best wishes also to Thavamani and children and grandchildren.
Nirmali and Narme
Thank you my dear friend for your blessings
you have been my saviour from many tight spots
Your well meaning advice always been there for me
Hence I call you not friend, but blood brother Narme!
My dear Sam,
Thank you web master for your kindness
As I woke up it was nice to read your wishes
Of seventy five years, for fifty five to know my batch mates
Is a great blessing as sixty four entry medicos are top class
My dear Nisantha and Piching,
Many thanks for remembering, this rickety old man
To hear from you two, on my birthday is a great boon
Your friendship have been always with me & I am indebted
Having high quality caring friends, is a great blessing indeed
My dear Narme and Nirmala,
Many thanks for your wonderful greetings on my birthday
It is my good fortune to be able to depend on you anyday
Thank you for being their every time needed a sound advice
Narme you are more than a friend, a caring blood brother to me
Best wishes on your birthday. You are the first one to wish everyone happy birthday. Hope your family has planned something special on your big birthday
Satha & Selvi
My dear Satha and Selvi,
Very nice to hear from you two on my birthday
It indeed is a joy to get blessing on the special day
Friendship ties we are bound with, are pleasing & strong
So my dear Friends I do reciprocate & wish the two of you
Excellent health, contentment and very long fruitful lives too
A very happy birthday from a friend to a Kalyana mitta.
Also sincere thanks and gratitude to a Dhamma teacher from a Dhamma student for your clear and concise teaching.
Thank you my dear C.J. for being a reliable friend
To sustain friendship in all weather, is a quality grand
Life throws unexpected things, yet be on friends’s side always
Only a noble mate can do, while others leave friends stranded
As you celebrate another birthday Ranjit and I wish you many happy returns of the day and many years of longevity peace and contentment along with good health. Praxy and Ranjit
Thank you Praxy and Ranjit for your sincere greetings
Still remember good times had during our Alaska cruise
It is a great blessing for the batch to have efficient friends
Your calibre is rare and thanks for sustaining the friendships
Wish you many happy returns of the day.All the best now and years to come.
My dear Raj,
Many thanks for thinking of me on my birthday
It is nice, our mates are united & tracking the same way
Of course, Sam has gifted us a quick and easy pathway
To facilitate chit chat among batch mates, an easy pathway.
My Dear Ariya
Warmest and sincere wishes to you
Enjoy it to the fullest
Good health in the coming years
My dear Gaspar,
It is extremely n nice to hear from you on my birthday
Over fifty odd years we have gone together a long way
How thrilling to know that old memories are still intact
Thanks for felicitations coming from bottom of your heart
My dear Ari,
It is my pleasure to wish you another Happy birthday. May you have great health long life and happiness with your wife Thava.
My dear Swarna,
Thank you very much for your kind greetings
For an ageing man such thoughts are precious
It is beautiful to see our batch is united & thriving
What a blessing friends like you keep unity thriving
My dear Raj,
Many thanks for thinking of me on my birthday
It is nice mates are so united, going in same way
Of course, Sam has gifted us a quick, easy pathway
Facilitating the chit chat among mates in abrilliant way
Happy Birthday to you Ariya !
Wish you all the very best of everything this year , and in all the years ahead .
Have a Happy Birthday Celebration with Thavam , children and grandchildren.
By the way- we all missed you , while we were having a good time at Beruwala , just less than 8 wks ago . See you and Thavam, somewhere, someplace sooner than later , as Time Moves On .
Good Wishes coming flying in to you and Thavam – from the wings of eagledeepthie across the Big Pond !
My dear friend, Deepthie,
Thank you for your sincere greetings
We should restart our usual chit chats
Who would describe the beauty of a lake
Frozen and fill with snow as well as you can
You are the live wire of the batch to keep us moving
What those eagles are doing we are badly missing
Your adoptabilty to circumstances and different places
When described in your inimitable stayle is really something
So keep the conversation via the web going
Live wires are not many & no new ones coming
So my dear friend keep that vivacious appetite going
And thrill your mates with your phenomenal writing
No one can describe the sky like you
Even iced filled lake comes alive with you
Gift of writing is precious and only a few can
So my dear friend pull out that camera & the pen
Dear Ariya, We wish you a very happy birthday and ,many more years of good health and happiness with Thavam.
We moved to Toronto after 30 yrs in Newfoundland! A stressful time, but now our apt is beginning to look like a home!
We hope to see you and Thavam sometime next year
Till then, take care and many blessings,
Ana and Indirai
Thank you, Ana and Indira for your good wishes
It is extremely nice to hear from my batch mates
You two are bit more, Ana being Bloem room mate
And Indira & myself were in clinical set throughout
Happy birthday Ariya and many happy returns of the day. God Bless you and yours.
My dear Cletus,
It is very nice to hear from you & thanks for the good wishes
Being at a carefree tender age, every kind wish, is precious
Still remember long hours we spent in the pool, at St Joseph’s
Thank you for remembering me, and I send you my blessings
Ariya De Silva
Dear Ariya, Wishing you a very happy birthday my dear old classmate and close friend at Boemfontein medical hostel.
Indragee & Manel
My dear Indrajith and Manel,
Thanks for generously pressed good wishes
And reminding our friendship over sixty years
You have been an excellent example to emulate
Especially during my most mischievous young days
We both mirror imaged our professional lives
Add to that in Kandy we became neighbours
Your saintly mannerism & kind heart is a boon to us
Not only mine you do brighten lives of all acquaintances
Thank you my dear friend
It is with great joy I wish you a wonderful birthday.
The visit we had with you in England was memorable.
Your achievements in this life are legendary.
Your knowledge in Buddhist Philosophy is phenomenal.
You are a true Ariya Shrawaka of the Great One.
May you live long and continue to enjoy this great life!
Your Admiring Friend,
My dear Esiri,
Thank you for reminiscing your visit as well the felicitations
Was a pleasure and an honour to have you & family with us
That has brought about a very close Dhamma relationship
Your brother & myself begun very useful Dhamma chit chats
Hearing how well your are adorned &respect hugely at work
I get thrilled and proud in equal measure, it is my greatest luck
To be able to have close ties with a giant in the field of Radiology
May you be blessed with good health to continue benevolent task
Wish you many happy returns of the day and many more to come. Thanks for all your lessons on Buddha Dhamma. May you live long and enjoy the good life with Thavam
My dear Abey,
For thinking of me on my big day, many thanks
It is indeed wonderful to dig up our fond memories
Brilliant fo reminisce fifty five years of unbroken friendship
And thank you for being a good pal and pouring kindness.
My dear Ariya
Will not apologize Did not open the social page for due to family commitments
Wishes from the ventricles for a fabulous birthday. Good health always . Love Roshani & Ranjit
Thank you my dear Ranjit. A for your greetings
I accept them knowingly coming from a kind heart
Half way passing septuagenarian thrilled by your words
To have friends of your calibre, itself is a great blessing
Please accept our delayed Birthday Wishes.
Maha and Sree.
My dear Sreemaha,
Delayed or not, I value your good wishes
To know you’re thinking of me, is so joyous
Physical changes & mental reminders copious
Of ageing, suppressed by your kind felicitations
happy bday belated but it was thanksgiving as also for aii your good deeds and good karma hope you have many more happy bdays and good times with wife and family,paul
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