News, Views and More from Batch'64, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, SriLanka
"Best and the Brightest from 1964"
My dear Deepthi
Wish you a Very Happy Birthday and wonderful years ahead with best of health and happiness ! It was so nice to meet you in Palmerston North, New Zealand at Ahnaimugan’s place when I had recently arrived there from Sri Lanka in 1991 (?). I often reminisce our block days doing the Anatomy sigs and how we enjoyed each other’s company ! Best wishes, Mahilal & Mahila
Thank you Mahilal for the B’day greetings !
Yes I do recall very clearly, the day we met in NZ- Palmeston N at Ahnainmugan’s home, within a week of you landing in NZ ! My god– you were soo, soo homesick for Mahila and the children .
Anyway — it is great that we were able to meet again at Beruwala,and lets hope we meet again !
Much Love and Good Wishes to you, Mahila and family .
Keep Safe- Be Healthy !
We have enjoyed our phone 📞📞 banter for many decades,
Just like Niagara Falls that always cascades.
Laughter jokes and funny incidents 🤣🤣 have been a common place ,
Since our HFC days 🏫 🏫 which we set as our dear old base.
You are a special friend 🧖🙍🏻♀️that I hold very dear,
So it’s time to wish you another blessed year. 🎂🎊🥂
Along with every good blessing that God will send 🙏🙏
So that you can declare oh ! what another beautiful year I will spend 💐😘😊
Love and best wishes for a wonderful birthday
Praxy and Ranjit
From One Good Convent Girl to Another !!
Thanks a lot my dear Praxy/ Ranjith , for the Bday wishes and your real sweet poetic words . You got quite the talent for sure !.
Yes – it is a very long, long time for sure – that we have known each other and still remain good pals .
We had good times together, at school, med school, in UK , in Canada, in SL- specially at all the Class RU’s over the years, starting in 1989 – Both of us did not miss even one !
Lets hope we meet again – in SL of coure .
Much Love to you and Ranjith-
Keep well – eagleD
My Dear Deepthi,
It gives me great pleasure to wish you a happy birthday today. Also wish you many more wonderful and long, happy and healthy years ahead.
Hope we will be able to meet again in the near future.
Thank you very much my dear Swarna for the B’day wishes .
Lets keep in mind , the good times we had , specially at our RU’s – and lets hope we meet again .
Keep well – Good Wishes .
Thanks again – Deepthie .
Happy birthday Deepthi.we have fond memories of our time together in and out of medical school Those were the days my friend.. Maybe we can meet in Sedona in spring when this Covid situation stabilizes.
In the meantime keep well and active.
Love from Piching and Nisantha.
The very best in health wealth and happiness. Great memories of Ragama days
Asoka and Arun
HI Asoka ,
Many thanks for the B’day greetings — you too had your BIg Day a few days ago – -quite the October Babies I must say, in the Class of 64 !
Yes– those Ragama days in the Pediatric ward were good days , we learned a lot, and you ended up being a Pediatrician along with Ranjith Silva, where all three of us + Anselm, and Ben were together doing Peds !
We have a come a long way since then .
Love to recall my visit to Vero Beach , again, along with Ranjith and Shanthi some 30 yrs ago !
Glad we were able to meet at Beruwala , in 2014, and lets hope we meet again m for one last kick at the can !
Keep well you and Aruns- much love- eagleD
Well my dear Piching – my RT Hand Friend at Med School !!
How can we ever forget those fun days -and those fun days at Pittsburgh too .
Class RU– add another dimension to our store of memories …
Sedona – I am NOT coming to Arizona this winter — I am a bit hesitant to leave Canada for a while, though I dont have a clue how I am going to survive the winter here !
I did survive the winter and covid last year- -so lets hope I can make it through this year, and perhaps we could meet in Sedona sooner rather than later .
Keep well my dear Piching and Nisantha — I got your phone call Nisantha, and I will call you soon .
It give great pleasure to wish you very happy birthday and healthy prosperous long life.
Indragee and Manel
Thank you Indrajee and Manel for the B;day wishes .
Lets hope we meet again – In Beruwala and do another fun Boat Trip !– and also visit your “Maligawa ” in Kandy !
Keep well – Deepthie .
dear deepthi happy bday and all best wishes to you.many fond memories of yesteryear come to mind on your special day.love and best wishes paul
Hey Paul —
Thanks for the greetings . ” Many fond memories of yesteryear ‘ for sure !!
I hope they are well stored in your head- and keep them alive and well, till we meet somewhere, before we kick the bucket !
Many happy returns of the day to our Baila Kumari 🎶🎶💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼🕺🏼💃🏼🕺🏼🕺🏼💃🏼🕺🏼💃🏼🕺🏼💃🏼💃🏼🕺🏼👯♀️👯💃🏼🕺🏼💃🏼🕺🏼
You will live long.
Hey Seelan !
Baila Kumari- says — Have One for The Road For the Baila Kumari– and stay sobre for a good Baila Session , when we meet again !
Yes- I hope to live , till we ALL meet again — perhaps in Beruwala – well , most of us would have hit 80 by then !
Keep Well – Good wishes to you and Jean —
Baila Kumari !
Wish you a very Happy Birthday & a lot of fun. Iranthie joins me in wishing you a Happy Life, Great adventures, Fond trips, & more Happy Birthdays to come. Thank you for your visit to us, Bird Watching, Photography & great food together. Great memories of Colombo North Days!!!. God Bless You.
WIMAL & IRANTHIE Fernando.
Thank you very much my dear Wimal and Iranthie for the Bday greetings !
Yes- I do have special fond memories of my visit to Marco Island, bird watching , my fascination with Burrowing Owls ( that only a few of my birdie pals here have seen ) , and your most generous hospitality- driving me around chasing Birds !
Ragama Days — well- we sure had fun at the Lower Quarters- great memories !
Keep well both of you – Deepthie .
Wishing you A Very Happy Birthday Deepthie.
We are sending the photo on the day you were borne with your parents watching you via your E Mail.
Can Dharma give his comments on this photo please.
Maharojani and Sreetharan.
Sree and Maha – -Love your Greetings – with the Baby Eagle in the nest- !
That was a real neat greeting I recd in your private note – Love the pic taken from an Eaglecam .
Yes- the Bald Eagle does fly over my home from time to time .
I keep flying around too – just around my yard !- -no travelling around – sticking to Canada for a while .
Keep Well my dear Maha and Sree- We will meet again — Deepthie .
My dear Deepthie,
Bearing a beautiful heart, you are a lovely lady,
And to have you amongst us is a great joy, truly
Our friendship has grown well over half a century
Thanks for energetic input for class, four plus tsixty
May you have excellent health and a long pleasant life.
Thank a lot my dear Ariya- the Poet of The Class of 64 !
I cant believe I have lived this long , and being friends for such a long time and I hope to live a little bit more , till we meet again – -in SL for sure .
I am not travelling out this winter- sticking out the winter in Canada .
Till we meet again – -Keep Well – eagleD
Wishing you a very happy birthday.
Love and best wishes.
Thank you CJ- this is how I know you ” CJ ” !
It was sooo very nice to have met you in Beruwala , and lets hope we meet again .
Much Love to you my dear CJ–
Keep Well – Be Safe- eagleD
My dear Sam ,
Thanks for the Birthday Salutations on the Web Page and Thank you Ariya, for having initiated this wonderful idea, some years back .
It was good to see that people still remember one another , with such fond memories of days gone by — Out of Sight is certainly NOT Out of Mind – -this is the beauty of the Class of 64 Web page – -and Thank you Sam .
I had a note from Narme- he is not able to respond to the web- though he is able to open it and view the contents .
He sent me a private note — remembering me as ” The Only Boy Among The Girls’ !!!!!
Well — I am still here- Alive and Well , 78 yrs old and very proud to say so , still remain ‘ The Only Boy Among The Girls ‘ — so says the guy from Radio Ceylon !!
Keep well all of you- Class of 64 !
Special Happy Birthday wishes from the Webmaster himself. On behalf of the blog followers I want to say how much we appreciate your support .I am searching for the video I shot of you enjoying the “Drum Circle” in Sarasota. If I find it It will be added to the main page on this post!
I will take care of Narme’s connection issues
OMG- that Sarasota Beach Drum Circle !!!- How can I ever forget that !!- you did post it on the web, soon after my trip to your place .
I miss those days – my trip out to Sarasota and Marco Island …
Not going to Sedona – again – for the second year in a row — sticking out the cold winter here – when even the big huge Lake Huron Freezes !
Thanks again Sam- for the Web Creation .
Much love -eagled
It gives me great pleasure to wish you very happy birthday and many more to come. I still remember the fun days at medical school and although we met many years after in Toronto and again at Beruwala, I am still hopeful that we can meet again at Beruwala when the situation gets better. Enjoy the day with family and friends. Ranjini is joining me to wish you a happy and healthy future.
Hey my dear Rajan and Ranti — How can I ever forget our good days- you, me, Rahul, –R gp- S gp and so on !
It was a blessing we were able to meet here in Toronto, and in Beruwala- and Ranji- you did a great job taking pics of the concert skits — memories are made of these ..
I miss all of you – Lets hope we meet again —
Blessings and Keep well .
Happy birthday to one of our important live wires.
You knew my wife’s family before you knew me.
You are happy go lucky fun filled lovely girl.
Please keep it.
With all our love and God’s blessings
Roshani & Aleya
HI my dear Roshani and Aleya !
Thanks a lot for the Greetings from One October Baby to Another October Baby — and there are a few more on the pipe line yet to come I believe !
Ya- I knew Roshi’ family long before I knew you– and you sure lucked out getting that girl for a wife- !!!— the crazy thing that you are !!-
BUT you have a Heart of Gold — that’s what people see in you , and that is the most important thing, and that is why people stick around you !!!!!
Yes- I will try to stay ‘ the happy go lucky fun filled lovely girl’ you say I am — After all , This is Life — Have Fun, even More Fun now , than ever before .
Ok– Lets meet one more time , ( 2022 Oct ??? ) before we kick the bucket, for one more kick at the can !!
So– to ALL the Class of 64– Keep Well , Many Thanks for the Greetings that I really appreciate .
Much Love to All – eagleD
It occurred to me that both of us were born in October.So what what is the inference?
Hey RA !
October is A Great Month to be Born !
There was Asoka, Narme, you, my self
A few more to follow us — Sam will tell us in good time !
Iam The Lucky Thirteen !!!!
You are right Deepth,, about Ranjit Aley
He has a heart of gold, everyone does say
A genteman to the core and a.Good fellow
A party isnt really a party without our Aley
Come to think of it ” A Party isn’t a Party ” – without the October Babies –!
Did we ever have A Party without Narme and Asoka, and The Baila Kumari ?
I dragged Asoka to the Baila Dance floor- at Bentota- 1994- and we went through the entire ‘song cycle ‘ -Asoka almost collapsed !- but we had a great time !
Baila Kumari !
So sorry for sending you belated birthday wishes party girl. I m sure you would have enjoyed a fabulous birthday on the 13th. I always inquire about you when I chat to Praxy. we fondly remember the time the S group enjoyed during med school, seems so long ago
In fact Sam sent me your email address. will try to communicate with you soon
Life has become a standstill since the covid and we are waiting for the borders to open and start a relatively normal life
Satha and Selvi
Thank you my dear S- Satha and Selvi , for the kind B’day greetings !
OMG– Those S Gp students ! – we sure know how to have fun — The Back Row Noise Makers.
But, both of you were the ‘quiet ones ‘ !- the ‘goody goody ones ‘ !!
We have all come a long, long way since those fun filled S gp Days !.
On the 13th — what I did was you wouldn’t believe it .– I attended Drum Circle , with a few members, in the back yard of another member, and then I went on a solo hike in the woods nearby , that runs by a very lovely river .
Believe it or not — I just wanted to be alone – with Nature–
– See the Trees in all their Fall Color Glory, –
– Hear the Wind,
-Listen to the Birds ,
– Smell the Earth after a night of rain ,
– Listen to the water rolling, waves crashing on the shore line at home —
This is what I call Soul Food .. and They All Filled my Soul , and I was Content .
Somehow, this is what I wanted that day .
The day before my son paid me a surprise visit , on his motor bike , and this was THE Birthday Gift– these hard Covid Days , as he lives a hundred miles away from me .
I did not allow Covid to Control my Inner Life – I went ‘ Inward ‘ and Listened to “The Little Person ” , that Lives within ALL of us —
THIS kept my Sanity . Of course, Living in Rural Ontario, has its benefits- and sometimes, Covid seemed a million miles away .
But, the ONLY fly in the ointment was that I was ‘stuck ‘ in Canada – NO Srilanka, as I spent Oct 13 – in 2014, 2018 and 2019 in SL –with great memories of Beruwala Class Gatherings .
Had great plans for October 13th 2020 and beyond …
NO Arizona for winter 2021, and now, in 2022 .
Perhaps I can still dream of 2022 October 13th Srilanka
-Never Give Up – Keep the Dream !
So nice to read your lengthy response. You are a lucky and wise woman who get pleasure from the little things,unlike many who live for materialistic things. I love Canada, offering so much natural beauty
I would love to do a another trip sometime in the future if everything goes well
Pl look after yourself
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