Posts by Lawrence Heyn

Mates from 1970: Look at them now

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Peterite cricket captain of 1977 Charinde Perera and a group of schoolmates from 1970 re-enacted an iconic photo on October 21, 2017, at a mini reunion in Los Angeles. The before and after photos were posed identically despite a span of 47 years. Charinde picks up the story: “You may recall the February 1970 Technofest […]

Passing of Stanley Carvalho

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It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Peterite old boy Stanley Carvalho in Perth on July 26. Stanley was a student at St Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya, in the pre-1970s. Stanley was a loyal old boy, and in 2014 he was one of the many interstate guests at the Peterites Reunited gala night […]

Vale Bernard Jinadasa

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It is with sadness we record the passing of former Peterite Bernard Jinadasa earlier this month. Bernard attended St Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya, in the period of the late 1950s and ’60s. He was affable and well-liked and involved himself in the  school’s extra-curricular activities, particularly drama and debating. Bernard was the beloved husband of Carmen, […]

Passing of former cricketer Desmond Dharmarajah

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Former Peterite cricketer Desmond Dharmarajah passed away in Sri Lanka earlier this week. Desmond was an economical medium-pace bowler who opened the attack with speedster Anton Perera in 1958 and 1959. He played in both big matches and although he did not take a wicket he kept one end tight with accurate swing bowling. In […]

Musician Chris Pietersz passes away

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of talented musician and old Peterite Chris Pietersz, aged 64. Chris throughout his life was a larger-than-life character who by the virtue of his music brought joy, laughter and happiness to all those who had the privilege of knowing him. Chris was an internationally recognised […]

OBU’s shining night

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THE following is a diary note sent by the OBUH of SPC: Lighting of the Christmas Tree at the Lounge will be on December 5, at 7pm. Peterites young and old, including those visiting Sri Lanka, from overseas, are requested to attend and spread the news. Batch groups and foundations: please spread the news. – […]

Staff so faithful

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This historic picture is of a group of Silver Jubilarians who were recognised for their outstanding service in the mid-1970s. The faithful and dedicated staff members are seen here with then Rector Fr Francis Madiwela after being feted for 25 years of service. Left to right are M. Gabriel Peiris, Emmanuel Thamel, P. K. Jusey […]

Rare photo of 1970s prefects

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This photo of the prefects at St Peter’s College in 1970-71 was submitted by Chrysantha de Alwis, now visiting his daughter’s family and his first grandchild in Perth. Chrysantha was the head prefect in those years and also was an attacking opening batsman in the First XI cricket team. His innings of 79 in 1971 […]

2014 Reunion Gallery 2

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Photos courtesy Charinde Perera

Unique reunion photo: ’74 team members

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Amidst the renewal of friendships, the Blue That Crowns the World reunion in Melbourne brought old boys together for some rare photo opportunities. Among the groups in focus were seven members of the 1974 First XI team – from left, Ranjan Perera, Sasthri Samaranayake, S C Rohan Fernando, Bernard Wijetunge (vice-captain), Ruwan Jayaweera (captain), Charinde […]