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Dear Ariya, Let me and Manel wish you a very happy birthday and a very lone healthy life.
I have very long happy past memories from our school time up to now. Enjoy the day with your lovely wife and family.
Indragee @ Manel.
Thank you my classmate, batch mate, and close friend
Your wishes remind me the good times together we had
Wonderful to look back, sixty years, unbroken friendship
Friends like you illuminate lives of associates, every step
Best of the best wishes to you Ariya on your birthday for good health and contentment. I recall those momentous days in Kurunagala,that only the three of us know! You were a tower of strength in organizing the RU. To my sincere friend and Thavam I cannot but wish you the best. Continue your poetry.
All blessings on your family,
Nirmali and Narme
My dear Narme,
Thank you for remembering my birthday
Thanks for being there for me everyday
You cherish my life in every possible way
Narme, you’re a God sent to me all the way
It’s nice to have friends like you 👨👩👦👦
Who are thoughtful and caring too.😊😊
So we wish you many happy returns of the day 🎉🥂🎂
And God’s choicest blessings to be with you all along the way.🙏🙏
Praxy and Ranjit
My dear Praxy and Ranjith,
Thanks for your caring and thoughtful birthday greetings
You two’ve become much closer to us since Alaska outings
Is a great pleasure to have such sincere friends amongst us
We appreciate the warmth you and Ranjith bring to our lives
Ariya and Thavam
It gives me great pleasure to wish you a very happy birthday. It has been along journey of friendship which began at Bloem to the present day where we talk to each other almost daily.
Your life story – the details of which I got to know in dribs and drabs over the years has been an inspiration to me and I have been passing that onto my children as well. From humble beginnings you have risen to be the highest qualified in our batch and to receive national honours.
Your stature as a clinician, poet, Dhamma and Pali scholar and a teacher for me and several others in the batch is huge. As a batch we owe you a great deal for helping to initiate and maintain the Batch Blog and particularly for the ‘Birthday Salutations’ which is the one thread that has been running thru the Blog keeping us all in touch with each other.
You are a great example of the observation that ‘the stature of the man bears no relation to the stature of ‘THE MAN’.
Also an example of the ‘the stature of the man bears no relation to the speed of his bowling in cricket’.
Having got to know from you that a Birthday is not an occasion for great celebration but instead an occasion to focus on the reality of what we call life, I still wish you a very joyful day with your life partner Thavamani.
My dear CJ,
Thank you for everything you do on daily basis to liven our lives
We aren’t lone recipients, as caring runs in your in blood vessels
Sixty odd years have known you and been a reliable friend bubbly
Scarcity of guys like you is because hard to repeat, even to Almighty
My dear CJ,
You are correct, our lives have been mirroring each other
Batch, Bloem now in Her Majesty’s land it has gone further
Our telephone discussions though made, money wise poor
You enrich me every second and looksafter me like a brother
It gives me great pleasure to wish you very happy birthday and many more to come. We were very good batchmates during the anatomy days and after many decades when I met you during RU 2018, I was very thrilled to see you face to face and to exchange our good memories. Your achievements in both medicine and other areas are exemplary and as a poet your birthday wishes are the best. I hope one day we can meet again. Enjoy the day with your family and friends.
Raj(as you fondly call me)
My wonderful friend, Raj,
Lovely to read your sincere greetings on my birthday
Yes we had a special relationship during our hey day
We see from the birthday project how United we are
A fine example for this divided world to spread peace
Enjoy your day to the fullest
Trust that all is well with you
I leave to Colombo today for a two month break hopefully all will go well
Having read that you are going to Sri Lanka I thought of writing to you to find out your experience in visiting SL amidst CV restrictions , as we would like to visit SL
My dear Gaspar,
Hope will have a good time in motherland & a safe journey
Thanks for the sincere greetings which I appreciate avidly
We both had parallel carriers and compared notes frequently
Please do take good care of yourself as Covid is a virus nasty
Dear Ariya my friend
It is agreat pleasure to send you birthday greetings let me and puvana wish you good health, happiness and long life. I enjoy reading your poems and food for the mind thoughts please keep sending. Best wishes.
My dear friend thank you, for remembering my birthday
Wonderful to reminisce closeness we had in our hey day
Though half a century elapsed memories fresh and nice
Please do take care as times are tough, getting dangerous
Happy Birthday my dear Ariya !
May you enjoy this day with dear Thavam, and who ever that is there in your ‘covid bubble ‘ !
Many Blessings, Good Health to you and your lovely family .
I must thank you , for all the good work you have done to keep the class blog – Birthday Salutations going , which keeps us all in the loop.
Others have said it ALL , it was wonderful to read what was said in praise of Ariya , and I dont need to add any more, except to say Bohoma Isthuthi !
When this covid thing is done and over , SL will be the first place I will visit – and I hope we will all meet again – in Beruwala !
Much love to you my dear Ariya and Thavam-.
Keep Well – Be Safe .
My dear dilisena Tharuwa, a name I gave you
Fits very well as you brighten wherever you go
Your contributions to our batch is truly tremendous
Still remembers the Pasikudah trip we went in a rush
Hello SIR Ariya,
My esteem friend. Wish you a very Happy Birthday & Many more Happy Ones to come. You are a great contribution to our batch. Even though God did not allow the few Extra inches of height to make it even with fellows like Ranjith De Saram, you are Full of Heart in all other ways. I am proud to call you MY FRIEND!!!.
My dear Wimal,
Thank you my friend for your greetings
Just like yourself, they are special to me
Your affection to poetry is yet another link
Many happy returns of the day Ariya. Pichinf joins me to wish you all the bestow and years to come.
I think you are the most qualified physician in our batch. Degrees in medicine , surgery and Ob Gyn. Wow ! What an achievement.
In addition to your medical skills , you are aPali language scholar. I enjoy reading your Buddha Dhamma writings.
Please take care be safe and enjoy the day with Thavum and all your loved ones.
Nisantha and Piching
Sorry for the typo errors Piching , All the best now and years to come.
Thank you Nisantha and Piching for The kind wishes
For a septuagenarian they truly are immense riches
The bond of our batch has connected Continents
Giving incomparable joy immense pride to all mates
Very Best Wishes on your Birthday.
Chandra & Sheila Herath
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My dear Chandra, it is nice to see
Your greetings for that I thank thee
It is wonderful we are such a United batch
After so many years majority are still in touch
Best wishes for your b’day and many more to come. There is no doubt you are one of the live wires to keep the batchmates entertained, informed, educated and inspired. Long may you continue. Kind regards to Mani
David & Rajini
My dear David, you are very close to me
Whenever met had been extremely nice
It is pleasing that our memories are intact
Reminisce of old bonds, pleasurable & great
Happy birthday to you Ariyaratne. Wish you many more and healthy ones. You have been an inspiration to our batch and whole bunch of others. Keep up the good work. All the best to Thavamany and rest of your family. dharma
Many thanks Dharma for tyour kind greetings
Nice to see much care & among batch mates
We must try to keep the connections going
It is at this age friendships are so precious
It is a pleasure wish you a happy birthday. You would have already enjoyed the day. So i will wish you good health and Happiness with Thavam,Your children and grand Kids for the year 2020.
Thusitha wants me to convey his wishes too.
Thanks my dear friends for the greetings
It filled my heart with immense happiness
For unity and caring there is no match
Of all the entry years ours is the greatest batch
Thank you my dear Swarna making my day
Your thoughts indicate caring nature all the way
It is wonderful to see so many are well United
That feeling banishes from heart all my aging blues
Wish you a very Happy Birthday Ariya and many happy returns of the day. Happy Thanksgiving day to you and your family. God Bless.
Thank you Cletus, for your greetings
Being a septuagenarian they are precious
We have a wonderful batch highly United
It is a pleasure and a blessing of the highest grade.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday today and many more years of excellent health,peace of mind and prosperity.
Sreetharan,Maharojani and Family.
My dear Sree and Maha,
It is so nice of you two, to remember me
Friendships do grow in hearts along with time
Happy birthday and beat wishes for many more to come. I agree with David that you keep us connected in many ways and thank you for continuing to do so. We were glad that we met you and Thavamalr in Penang in Jan this year before the Covid chaos started
Selvi & Satha
My dear Selvi and Satha,
Thank you for you good wishes timely and sweet
Memories of a friendship S decades old, yet persist
Was lovely thanks to Seelan had the chance to meet
Which you two good health & longevity a century to last
dear ariya happy bday and best wishes for good health and many more years of happiness with your good wife thavamani, with whom you have lived a productive and great life best regards ,paul and happy thanksgiving
My dear Paul,
Thanks a lot, for remembering, the birthday
Nice to receive your greetings, on my big day
When all faculties are gradually dimming down
Good friends keep spirits up in a magical way
My dear Annesley,
Ifor your greetings, tried to respond via the Face Book’
Had difficulty hence added here, hope you’ll have a look
How wonderful you are we found out in ‘Pasikudah trip
Probably the youngest in the batch & a great guy no doubts
My dear Sree and Maha,
I thank both of you for thinking of me on my big day
Your benevolent thoughts are appreciated any day
It is great after nearly fifty five years batch still United
It is that special nature makes our batch, the most revered
My dear Ariya
I posted our very sincere birthday wishes on our batch website but it does not seem to appear there in spite of posting it twice. May be I am not tech savvy to do this and probably doing it wrong. So I am emailing to you directly to convey our very best wishes on your birthday as well as our very best wishes for your future health and prosperity. We are blessed having such a sincere special friend like you who has given us moral support and huge guidance. So you are so special, Ariya. We wish you and your dear wife, Thavam all the very best in the future.
Mahilal & Mahila
Thank you for your sincere good wishes
For an old guy like me they golden nuggets
Spend most time reading & writing Dhamma
Which gives my mind some peace and solace
Belated Birthday wishes from Seelan & Jean.
As you know we were away for a while.
It was nice speaking to you on your birthday.
My dear Seelan,
You are always in our heart and we know your caring touch
Yes taking to you in wilderness, pleased us too very much
It is such a special joy to reminisce our lives, birthday or not
Thanks for the wishes through blog and E card a double treat
Haven’t checked any mail etc for the last so many days. Please forgive me & accept my belated birthday wishes.
Hope you had a great birthday
Ranjit & Roshani
Tank you my dear friends Ranjit & Roshani,
I thank both of you, for your very kind greetings
Being a septuagenarian, they are truly priceless
Looking back at friendships over sixty four years
Gives a happy feeling wrapped with gratefulness