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FOREVER FRIENDS - a trip down memory lane
By Dr Remy Perumal
Although we had been in regular contact we hadn't met for
sometime. Hence, this 'mini reunion' in Colombo on the 28th of
January 2013, was a rare opportunity.
Eric from Vancouver, and Gaspar and I from the UK were on
vacation and Selvam and Stephen who now live in Sri Lanka,
were able to join us.
Four of us, namely, Eric,
Selvam, Stephen and I
were classmates at St.
Benedict's for most of our
years in school. I joined
the junior school in the
mid 1940's about the
about same time as
Selvam and Eric, hence
our friendship has
spanned over six
decades. Stephen joined
a few years later.
That evening in January, we assembled for beer and snacks at
the family residence in Colpetty and then proceeded to the Royal
Colombo Golf Club, where Gaspar joined us, for Dinner.
At the veranda of the
RCGC, under the whirring
ceiling fans which
circulated the warm
evening air, we took
a 'trip down memory
lane'. Nursing our
favourite pre dinner
cocktails, we delved into
distant memories of
those halcyon days our
youth - the ebb and flow of life, as it used to be, in that elegant
quarter of Kotahena, where our formative years were shaped.
This pertinent quote I hope, resonates the collective experience
of that memorable evening:
".. Friendship isn't about being inseparable, its about being
separated and knowing nothing has changed"
Office Bearers for 2013/2014
t the Annual General Meeting of the Old Bens UK held on
20th April 2013 the following were Members were elected
to the Executive Committee.
Gen Secretary - Old Bens U.K.
Navantha de Silva
Aruna de Alwis
S. K. Nathan
20th Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the 20th AGM of the Old Bens (UK)
will be held on 20th April 2013 at the Rising Sun Hotel, 138 Greenford Road,
Sudbury Hill, Harrow HA1 3QL at 4.00 p.m. (promptly).
||Minutes of 19th AGM
||Click here for Sports Secretary's Report
||Motions for AGM
Members: Please forward Motions duly proposed and
seconded by a member to reach the Secretary by 6th April
2013 by post(as below) or electronically to
||Election of Office Bearers 2013/2014
||Asst. Sports Secretary
||Any changes to the Constitution
||Any other business
The Meeting will be followed by a buffet at the Hotel to be paid for individually
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OFFICE BEARERS 2013/14
- Sunil Fernando
- Jerome Adams
- Tony James
- Dr Nihal
- Aruna de Alwis
- Max Anandappa
- Ravi Raveendran
- Fazeem Ghouse
- Tony Mutukisna
It is with great sadness that OBUK announces the passing away of former OBUK member Christopher (Chris) Edirisinghe. Click here for further details.