FIRST MEETING OF THE 2008-2009
EX-CO OF STCG-OBA
March 08, 2008 marked the First Meeting of the New Ex-Co
of the STCG OBA under the Senior Vice Presidency of Mahen
Ranasinghe. The Venue of the Meeting was Mahen’s Talawatugoda
There were several lovable Old War Horses who had done their
Turn of Duty and much more on behalf of their Alma Mater for
several years previously (and who had kept a low profile over
the last few years) who had been elected to the New Ex-Co
at the AGM on February, 16, 2008. Mr. Srilal Wickremeratne
was compelled at that AGM to point out that it appeared as
if greater numbers of the older Old Boys were keen about the
OBA and Revival of College as compared to the younger generations
of Thomian Old Boys. As indicated by Mahen in his response
to that observation more members of that Team of Lovable War
Horses were Co opted to the Ex-Co at this, their first Meeting
on March 5th 2008.
So, it was a welcome sign. More of the same vintage older
Old Boys are expected to work closely with Mahen’s new
Ex- Co of the OBA and the Headmaster at Gurutalawa. Amongst
them are M P D Perera, Krishanta Weerawardena, Mahinda Ranasighe,
Palitha Rajapakse, Srilal Wickremeratne, Upali Abeywickrema,
At the meeting Committees were set up for different purposes
including Fund Raising and Development work at Guru. There
was much enthusiasm generated to get involved and get going
with the allocated tasks.
As indicated by Mahen he had also brought in a large number
of the very young Old Boys to the OBA. In fact 43 such new
members had been enrolled at the last AGM, apart from the
fact that the number of participants at the AGM itself had
been recorded as 124; 200 Old Boys attending the Traditional
Lunch after the Cricket Match and Dip in the Pool ; and 150
attending the Fellowship Dinner after the AGM, a very significant
increase in numbers.
The Meeting itself was followed by Mahen’s own brand
of Southern Hospitality to encourage Fellowship.
So we have seen Mahen playing a good game, hitting the ball
on all sides of the wicket.
Lets wish him and his New Ex-Co well, in their onerous task
ahead and extend our support to them.
The names and contact details of the Members of the New Ex-Co
are given here.
Below are some of the images taken on that occasion.