Friday, May 25, 2018
Reunion 2018 July e mails
Suggested list of songs
9:25 AM (21 hours ago)
to Manasara, Piyaseeli, me, Jayalath
We could either publish the whole list or reduce the number to 25. Is there a need to print the Sinhala songs in both English phonetics and Sinhala?
The 2010 song book does not do so for the Tamil songs
11:26 AM (19 hours ago)
to Asoka, Manasara, me, Jayalath
In my opinion having about 15 of English & 15 of a combination of sinhala and tamil will be good.We will be able to sing a few by popular choice.
The majority who sing speak sinhalese hence the need to actually sound the sinhala words as they are.The English phonetics does not convey the correct sound some times as singing is different to speaking, hence the need for the sinhala words. The english voweis a & e dont always convey the actual sound needed. This means it is costly to photocopy or print.
The majority cannot sing a tune to pitch and rhythm properly.
Arranging the Day Programme.
May 24 (2 days ago)
to Asoka, de, Jayalath, Lukshman, Karunanayaka, Lucky, me, Piyaseeli, Udula
Dear Group leaders.
I would like to pose the question to you all , whether we need to have a “Clinical Meeting “ at the Re Union.
Many of our batch mates are not working any more Any clinical work , to me is irrelevant and a waste of time.
Besides , we may be able to listen to some one , or watch an interesting presentation on Nature , or Wild Life , Birds etc. , with better use of the time available.
If any of our batch mates visiting , need an attendance certificate, to prove their participation , that can be provided.
We will spend more time chatting up about our life in the Med School , and thereafter. Humour is the key word.
We may be able to introduce a Traditional Dance item , or any such activity too to the programme.
Please write back your views and suggestions.
2:02 PM (16 hours ago)
to Manasara, Asoka, Jayalath, Lukshman, Karunanayaka, Lucky, me, Piyaseeli, Udula
At the outset, Can I offer my sincere thanks to you and your dedicated ‘local Team,’ for your continuing efforts to make this ReUnion a great success once again.
What matters most is how the attendees would feel the importance & usefulness of such a reunion in spite of their advancing ages( still young at heart), personal and family commitments, inconvenience of long haul flights etc.
They need to feel it was such a memorable opportunity and they all feel it was fully worthwhile.
You are absolutely correct to say this is a reunion to meet & greet and reflect on all the happy( & occasional unhappy) occasions and engage in good old gossip, resolving any misunderstandings and misgivings, apologising to all bad pranks you did to others etc.
Some may be more intimate and more friendly and enjoy these get togethers and already in regular circles but others may be silent observers. They all could and should rekindle the amazing moments of 5 long and harrowing years of boring lectures, useless practicals trying to store useless lecture notes in shrunken brains with little success etc.
We know that you cannot please everyone all the time but let’s try our best.
I agree the need for a clinical/academic session appears superfluous and out of place, but if any one needs attendance certificates, give them one to satisfy their needs.
We can only offer our best wishes for all your efforts once again.
Charith Sena Nanayakkara