News, Views and More from Batch'64, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, SriLanka
"Best and the Brightest from 1964"
Wish you a very happy birthday, Wimal and many happy returns of the day. God Bless you and yours. I will call you on Saturday.
Thank you for your personal wish for my Birthday. You are among the FIVE Gynecologists, who wished another gynecologist [ You, Indrajee, Ariya, Mahilal & Ranjith Ale ]. Those were golden days we spend in Medical School trying hard to Graduate, & now doing well in life. Thank you for your visit to New York, when my Son was born, then many visits with Carol, then with your Three Boys several times to New Jersy, New York, Pennsylvania & Illinois. You were ,& are still, a great friend to our family. May God Bless you & your family. WIMAL.
Wishing you a very happy birthday Wimal and healthy prosperous happy long life
Indragee and Manel
Indragee & Manel.,
Thank you for your wishes for my Birthday. You are among the Five Elite Gynecologist who wished me !! [ Cletus, You, Ariya, Mahilal & Ranjith Ale.].. With CoVid-19, it is rough times, with like being ” In Prison”, but my wife will find someway of doing a good dinner & great time. Thank you for your wishes. Please stay safe,
My dear Wimal,
One of the smartest and immensely popular mates.in batch
On his birthday, to reminisce his lovable ways & to be in touch
Indeed Is a joy ,of immense proportions, my bosom pal, Wimal
Hence accept greetings from land of peace & glory sent with Lol
Your knowledge and interest in poetry, I do admire very much
Hours we tend to reminisce, KAYAs’s Sudo – Sudu’ were great
One of the smartest guys amidst us, in looks, stature and brain
Wish you excellent health, a long life and contentment, my mate
Dear Ariya & Thevamani,
Thank you for your wishes ,for my birthday.. You are one of the Five Gynecologists [ You as a former GYN! ] who wished me ,another gynecologist.[ Cletus, Indragee, Mahilal, Ranjith Ale & YOU ].. It was great sharing memories of SUDO SUDU, by KAYES, & poetry with you. You are one of the esteemed Captain of our Batch Ship, & You have directed us SO WELL!. Therefore; SIR ARIYA, thank you for having me in your Kingdom!!!. Please stay safe, My Friend.
My dear Wimal
We wish you a Very Happy Birthday and many more great years of life and happiness in the future with your lovely wife. We have very wonderful memories of your visit to ‘Down Under’ when you spent sometime with us.
Best wishes, Mahilal & Mahila
Thank you for your wishes for my Birthday. You are among the Five Elite Gynecologist who wished me !! [ Cletus, You, Ariya, Indragee & Ranjith Ale.].. With CoVid-19, it is rough times, with like being House Bound, but Iranthie will find someway of doing a good dinner & great time. We look at photos & talk of Great Time we had in your home in Brisbane, when we last visited you. Thank you for your wishes. Please stay safe, Love, WIMAL.
Many happy returns of the day.
Also wish you,Iranthie & family many years of happiness and good health.
We haven’t seen you & Iranthie after your last visit to Sydney. With this dreaded Covid, no one knows when we can meet each other.
Enjoy your restricted birthday party.
Seelan & Jean
Dear Seelan, & Jean.
Thank you for good wishes on my Birthday. We recall the “Right Royal Treatment ” you gave us for one week, when we visited Sylvania Waters in Sydney , sometime back. You had time to take us around & give us directions to see Sydney, great dinners you provided with our friends in home, & old stories we shared over Chivas Regal!!. You were a true gread friend & Buddy, but it is a shame you could not cross Pacific, Eastbound to give us pleasure of treating two of you. Hope Sharmali & Jeninie are well. Stay safe, my friend. Love, WIMAL.
Wish you Wimal a very happy birthday and many more years to come with your dear wife Iranthie and children. I do have fond memories of your visit to Brisbane and great time we had visiting Noosa, Whale watching in Tangalooma Island etc
Thank you for good wishes & memories of past, on my Birthday. You were a LIFE LONG friend, from S/L days, & I am amazed about your knowledge of American Politics, better than a lot of people from here. I sent forwarded mail to my American friends of true info from you; from Australia, & some of them are amazed!!. Thank you for everything you did for us when we visited you, & being a great friend I am proud to have. Abey, may God Bless you, & please stay safe.
Wish you a very happy birthday and many more to come.
Its been ?7 years since we last met in UK. Lets hope it will be much less before we meet again.
With love to Iranthie and the rest of the family,
Thank you for Birthday wishes. Wish we could have met more frequently, & done so when you had a great wonderful lady in your home; DAYA, & you were able to visit with HER ,crossing west on Atlantic. That is life. Thank you my friend for good thoughts & we remind ourselves how you treated us GREAT, when we visited you. Our kids still talk about “Uncle C.J., smiling Aunty Daya & Supun Aiya”. Thank you, C.J. ,for being my friend, stay safe. Love WIMAL.
Happy birthday & all God’s blessings in the coming years
Hello Ranjith Ale,
Thank you for your wishes for my Birthday. You are among the FIVE gynecologists to wish another gynecologist [ Cletus, Indragee, Ariya, You & Mahilal ]. You have been a great inspiration to the whole batch & the Blog. Thank you for delivering my Late Brother’s Grandchild, & your great response , attention & care you gave to my request on a phone call. We are proud to acknowledge your fame & success & call it an Honor to call you ; MY FRIEND !!.
God Bless the two of you in abundance. WIMAL.
Dear Wimal Happy Birthday🎂💐
As you celebrate in your life another new year ,⏱⏰
I am sure your wisdom will make you wiser than ever 👨⚕️
So enjoy the day and make your spirit bolder than bold🏋🏽
As time is flying by and there is just no time to be old.👳♂️
Praxy and Ranjit
Dear Praxy & Ranjit,
Thank you for lovely card in E-Mail & the wishes today. You two are considered GREAT FRIENDS always & we recall all our visits to Eckington, Canari Islands, Your visit to see us in Florida . Ranjith has been a great advocate of good nutrition & you have been an ALL ROUND SUPPORTER of mine ,even from Med School days. Thank you for your care. Please be safe. Love WIMAL
Happy Birthday to you Wimal –
My Co Ho at Ragama ! Those were good days for sure !
Also recalling , how you, me, and Anslem were together in the same std 4 class in that little school at Keleniya back in 1952 !!!, and Anselm’s mom was our English Teacher !!
Burrowing Owls, Eagles, Ospreys, Herons, Egrets, Alligators , and many , many more that I was able to see and enjoy, on the two trips you did to take me to the Florida Everglades .
Many thanks to you and Iranthie- for your most generous hospitality , during my stay with you both at Marco Island .
Just as well I did all these before you moved out of Marco Island and now with Covid- coming to town, who knows if we would ever meet ..
I will go over my photos of my time with you / Iranthie, Sam/ Kathy in Florida just 3 yrs ago , and re- live and enjoy that wonderful week I spent with all of you .
Enjoy this day my dear Wimal with Iranthie and family .– Iranthie- play the piano to entertain Wimal– for a Solo Birthday Concert !!
Happy Birthday —
Thank you for your message of wishes for my Birthday. We had great times in Med School & Ragama. It was so strange that we met when we were kids at St Paul Girls school at Kelaniya, where Mrs Gunesekara taught English. We treasure the times you spent with us in Florida & the Bird Watching & photography trip to everglades. Thank you for the fun times. Hope we will meet again.
Deepthie, stay healthy & stay safe, my good friend. Thanks for message. Love. WIMAL.
Wish You a Very Happy Birthday. Best Wishes from Chandra & Sheila Herath
Hi Chandra & Sheila.
Thank you both for Birthday wishes, & note. We did have fun time in Med School, & we were not seated far from each other in Lectures as we sat according to Alphabetical order.[ H was not too far from F! ]. Glad I got to talk to you, when I was at Praxy’s home in 2019.
Have a good life ,my friend, stay in good health & please stay safe. Love WIMAL.
Many happy returns of the day Wimal. Piching joins me to wish you a very happy birthday and best wishes to bring , good health, peace and prosperity.
Piching and I had the pleasure of visiting you and Iranthie in Marco Island many years ago. We do remember the good time we had reminiscing about good times we enjoyed at Jeewaka and lovely times spent on the tea estates with several of our friends , during our holidays.
I do enjoy the frequent chats we have on the phone. Unfortunately our visit to Sarasota or your visit to Pittsburgh is on hold for right now. Hopefully it will be soon.
Enjoy the day with Iranthie.
Our fondest regards to you and Iranthie.
Nisantha and Piching
Hello Nisantha & Piching,
This space is not enough to write all hat I need to write, but thank you both for the message & kind words. We go back ways in Jeevaka time, then our meetings in United States, in Pennsylvania, Illinois & Florida. Two of you has been great to Iranthie & i, with fun, jokes, advice & direction, & you two always had time, when we needed you. Thank you both for EVERYTHING!!!. I consider it my HONOR to call both of you; ” MY DEAR FRIENDS”.
happy bday wimal wishing you the best .today and everyday. wishing you many more years of good health and happiness .best regards to family . paul
Thank you for taking time to send me a Birthday wish.. At our age, it is great to know that your friends remember you & takes time to wish at the Birthday. Still remember the days when we did Nutty things at fun events during that time, & you were in forefront of many.. Paul, take good care of yourself, stay healthy & Stay safe during this Virus period. Thanks again, Love, WIMAL.
Happy birthday Wimal, wish you many more happy and healthy ones. Thank you for being my friend. Enjoy reminiscing our times together.
Hope you have a good time with family even if it is on Zoom. A new normal. Best to Iranthi and you. dharma
Thank you for Birthday greetings. We have chapters of time, many visits with fabulous MUTTON ROLLS from Yogamani, & funfilled “Bajaw Parties” we had in Illinois, our kids grew up together ,had so many happy events in Downers Grove, & in Aberdeen/ Rockford/ Illinois.. Dharma, you have been a wonderful friend to me, & we worked perfectly towards a successful souvenir, for our big batch re-union. What I could not stand about you was the fact that you looked better with every year that passed ,while I looked bad the same each year.!!. I guess it was ” Genetics” like Sweetie Gunawardana taught us in the Block!!. My friend, stay safe & stay well. Dont forget to call.. Love, WIMAL.
Happy birthday Winslow. Best in health wealth and happiness. Your Co House officer and Kelaniya neighbor Arundathi.
Asoka and Arun
Hello Asoka & Arun,
Thank you for the Birthday Greetings. Small correction; I am WIMAL & Not WINSLOW!!!. We were in the same College [ ANANDA ], same Med School class, Ragama as Co Interns, lived & saw each other in same State; FLORIDA, I knew the Girl you married before you even met her, but name slip HAS TO BE a typo!!. We go back to great Med School days & Ragama days. Hope you are keeping safe these days of CoVid19, & hope Arun had good times, in keeping you safe from the bad storms in your area.. Asoka, try to call us when you have time & hope life brings you good luck, good Health & Happiness, years to come. Thanks again for good wishes, Regards, WIMAL.
Dear Dostara Wimal,
Many happy returns of the day and best wishes for good health, hope and productivity now and in the years to come.
I remember your great help in organizing the RU 64 which unfortunately you could not attend. Since I have not seen you in years I still imagine you to be the lanky handsome Wimal we knew 55 years ago. Thanks for reminding me of my Radio Ceylon days.
Stay safe. All blessings be on you and your family.
It is great hearing from you, on a note of Good wishes for my Birthday. You are correct, I took a lot of pain, courage & time to get all documents needed from ALL LIVING BATCHMATES, about their profiles, achievements & progress. Dharma Alagaratnan & I split the Alphabet, & dealt with our share, some guys & gals were prompt & no effort, some were terrible in EXTRACTING INFO!!.That was fun. Shame, after all efforts, I could not attend occasion due to family issue.. Generally in good health, other than “Old age aches & Pains”. Trying to get vaccinated for CoVid, so we can get out of home confinement [ Prison??!].. Hard to get into line as there are a ton of older folks where we are, but hope we will be successful. I hear you are the GRAND PUPA of the batch & your wisdom takes everyone through!!. Stay healthy, stay well & Stay safe ,my friend. Thanks again for message. ” This is Narmasena Wickramasinghe, saying good night ,from Radio Ceylon, signing off!!!” Regards, WIMAL.
Here comes a belated birth day wish from me.
I wish you and Iranthi Happy long life and good health,
Thank you for your message with Birthday wish. That was great times when you visited ,years ago with Praxy, and our long shopping times, & fun filled evenings, chatting about old times. Now ,you & all of us are home bound with a Virus & seem like being in “Prison!!”. We are desperately trying to get Vaccination , to “Get out of Prison”. Otherwise, life goes on. Hope you & Cibba are in good health & coping up with Virus related issues ok.
Thanks again for wishes. Love, WIMAL.
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