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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 […]

Oh, what a night!

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By Lawrence Heyn Peterites gathered in Melbourne on October 4 to do more than lift the flag on high; they raised the roof of the Springvale Town Hall with a proud and stirring rendition of the college anthem. The Blue That Crowns the World reunion of old boys of St Peter’s College, Colombo, was three […]

Captains Fantastic at Melbourne reunion

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The Blue That Crowns the World reunion in Melbourne on October 4 is gathering momentum, with a number of past cricket captains confirming their attendance. Captains from the 1970s, Rohan Buultjens, Charinde Perera, Michael Elias and Bernard Wijetunge, are arriving from overseas to join other previous skippers such as Tyrone Le Mercier, Ranjan Perera, Gamini […]

Our ties to Peterites around the world

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Peterites attending the Blue That Crowns the World reunion in Melbourne on October 4 can proudly wear a unique tie. The limited-edition tie has been released and is on sale at $20. Only 250 have been ordered so buy early to avoid disappointment. The design features three diagonal stripes in the colours of St Peter’s […]

Mates, music and memories

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  A spirit of camaraderie shone through at the first meeting of the Peterite OBU , Sydney, for 2014. Journalist and staunch old Pete Lawrence Machado reports on a  night in which mateship and memories came to the fore. If all our gatherings are as delightful and successful as our first for 2014, the Peterite […]

Anton Perera: the legend will live on

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The exploits of fiery fast bowler Anton Perera. has been part of St Peter’s  cricketing folklore which has been passed down through the generations. Anton passed away this week and is being mourned by the Peterite community the world over. Upali Obeyesekere, President of  JPAA Canada, has penned this tribute with assistance from Rontjen Perera […]