Saturday, October 21, 2017

Get together 2018

Hi Philip

I only added the few names  from the previous Get Together Organisers in my email which you have kindly added on to our web pages.

You will, as expected would be the king pin ( mostly behind the scenes but most helpful). Piyaseeli & Mana have expressed their willingness for taking a lead role for the 2018 Get Together. They also told me that they would mobilise Jayalath & any other members of the organising comm from the previous years for planning & organising.

Please share these details also in case some others may mistakenly assume that All your names have been ‘omitted’ because you are not willing to be part of the ‘Group of volunteers’.

Best wishes

Nana



Charith Sena  Nanayakkara

email from Charith Nanayakkara

5:36 PM (11 hours ago)


to me, M.P., Jayalath

Friday, October 20, 2017

1960 medicoes ReUnion 2018


I am so pleased to see the enthusiasm amongst you all for your enthusiasm in organising the next Get Together in 2018.( I am only copying this to a very few but please share these details with any of your mates known to you)

Of the previous veterans, only Kapu is not with us for any active help except in spirit.
As I said earlier, this Get Together would also be a nice way of showing our gratitude to his leadership.

I am also pleased to hear that Asoka ( Dissa) has agreed to take an active role if the meetings are held in Colombo during the week days.
I am also aware the willingness of Lucky Jayasekera, Ranjini Thevarapperuma( I do not have her contact details)  Nalini Rodrigo and Duru amongst many others domiciled in Sri Lanka.
Udula will be in Sri Lanka very soon & she would hopefully contact most of you for further details.


I leave it to you to decide the composition of the ‘Team’.

The most important item would be to decide on  the tentative dates. As indicated earlier, we would never get a consensus but I would suggest we plan for September 2018 preferably a week end preceding or proceeding the COMSAA ReUnion( and avoid  a clash of the dates)
We do need to give adequate notice for those who are willing & keen to participate.

We have not had the opportunity to meet some of the batch mates at any of the past Get Togethers but we are equally optimistic of those who would very likely be willing and keen to join. Numbers may be dwindling but we do have to accept the reality.

A location within 25 mls from Colombo would be attractive and the minimum would be one Saturday/Sunday with facilities to stay the previous night for those who wish.

Getting  a reasonable hotel discount would be great and any sponsorship for some of the expenses if at all possible would be an added bonus.

Those who are domiciled  overseas, could identify ourselves as the contact person(s) to mobilise some of our batch mates from the respective countries and also offer some form of assistance if agreed.

I sincerely hope you would take the initiative without any further delay and wish you very best wishes and every success in your endeavour.

Best wishes

Nana

Charith Sena  Nanayakkara
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Charith Nanayakkara

3:23 AM (2 hours ago)


to me, M.P., Asoka/Chandra, Jayalath, luckyhb, Udula, M.G.S, Daya, Lalitha

Mathematics of success

Mathematical explanation of success-getting more than 100%

>
> Mathematics:
>
> This comes from 2 math
> teachers with a combined total of 70 yrs. experience.
>
> It has an indisputable mathematical logic.
>
> It also made me Laugh Out Loud.
>
> This is a strictly ......  mathematical viewpoint...
> and it goes like this:
>
>
> What Makes 100%?
>
>
> What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
>
>
> Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more
> than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone
> wants you to give over 100%.
>
>
> How about achieving 103%?
>
>
> What makes up 100% in life?
>
>
> Here ' s a little mathematical formula that might help
> you answer these questions:
>
> If:
>
> A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
>
>
> Is represented as:
>
> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
> 24 25 26.
>
> Then:
>
>
> H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K
>
> 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 =
> 98%
>
>
> And
>
>
> K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
>
> 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 =
> 96%
>
>
> But ,
>
> A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
>
> 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 =
> 100%
>
> And,
>
> B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T
>
> 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 =
> 103%
>
>
> AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.
>
>
> A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G
>
> 1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7
> = 118%
>
>
> So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that while
> Hard work andKnowledge
>  will get you close, and Attitude will get you there.
>
>
> Its the Bullshit and Ass Kissing
> that will put you over the top.
> Now you know why some
> people are where they are!
>

email from Lakshman Karalliedde

2:18 AM (3 hours ago)


to bcc: me

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Obituary S. K. Alwis




JEY GUNASEGARAM
12:46 AM (7 hours ago)


I have been informed by Chandran Ponna, that S.K Alwis passed away in Ohio.
You may have heard already. He was a gentleman, mild mannered. I have fond memories of him.
He was with me at Royal & Medical College.
Jey/ Gunsie

Hi Philip

It is likely that Jey/ Gunsey May have got a mix up re the death of S.K.Alwis who had died in Ohio and a class mate of his.

The photo you may have  added inadvertently is of one of our batch mates- K.H. Alwis who died in June 2017 in UK.

Regards

Nana
 
Thanks Nana for the correction and new information of one of our batch-mates.
Philip

Reunion of the 1960 entrants Medical Batch, Colombo in 2002 at Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Please click on the web-link below:-

https://youtu.be/9sJue5u57_4

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Batch reunion, 1960 medical entrants, Colombo, Sri Lanka.



On 12 Sep 2017, at 02:48, Asoka Dissanayake wrote:

> I totally agree with the sentiments expressed by Nana. If the committee meetings are  held in Colombo on a week day, I may be able to join and help in whatever way possible
> Regards to all
> Asoka Dissanayake


Charith Nanayakkara
               
11:02 PM (5 hours ago)
               
to Mana, M.G.S, me
Dear Mana

I agree it would be nice if we have our ReUnion coinciding with COMSAA but logistically this would be very difficult.

No useful purpose would be served if we only have an evening for singalong & dance as CoMSAA did this year. With the music blaring, one could not even chat to each other comfortably.
The COMSAA members had app 40-50 rooms booked and our ReUnion would have app 90-100 rooms I believe.

Not everyone wants to attend COMSAA except for the very few regulars as you have witnessed so far.

I would feel happy if our ReUnion could be held either in the preceding weekend or the following week end with chance for our batch mates & families to meet & greet at leisure like what we have so far planned.


Regards

Nana