MUSIC INDUSTRY LOSES PART OF ITS SOUL: – by Joe Van Langenberg     Once again as many times before, death has snuffed out the life of yet another gifted performer, who could be deservedly described, as one of those who left his footprint on music industry’s hallowed turf; the other two been Sunil Perera of the Gypsies and Ronnie Leitch. His name was Desmond Anaclitus Rajiva de Silva, popularly known as Desmond aka Baila King. Life is replete with twists and turns. It’s a bitter and unpalatable pill to swallow, but it’s a harsh and cruel reality we need to accept. With the unexpected passing of Desmond, while being at the top of his game, the music industry has lost an entertainer extraordinaire. Desmond’s monumental loss has made the music and entertainment industry weep. It’s no exaggeration to state, that music has lost a part of its very soul, ...

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New Chaplain for STC – The Ven. Samuel J. Ponniah Source:Stcmloba The Venerable Samuel J. Ponniah, an old boy of the College and a member of the Class of 1995, has returned to his Alma Mater after being appointed as Chaplain of College from 1st January 2022. Father Sam has a long-standing relationship with the school stemming back to when he was a student during the 1990s. During his student days, he represented the College in Table Tennis and was a member of the Hewisi Band as well as being Secretary of the Classical Association and an Altar Server in the Chapel of the Transfiguration. He was also an active member of the College SCM. On completion of his A/Level, Father Sam began serving College as a member of the tutorial staff initially on a voluntary basis from 1995 before joining the faculty on a full-time basis in 1996. He taught ...

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Commemorating Judge Weeramantry’s 5th death anniversary – Weeramantry: One of the greatest Jurists-by S.A.C Mohamed Zuhyle Source:Dailymirror One of the greatest Jurists the world had ever seen was Judge G. Christopher Weeramantry. We lost him on January 5, 2017. What made him great and unique, in addition to being an eminent Judge, was that he had been a scholar of repute, Professor of Law, writer and committed promoter of world peace. Judge Weeramantry rendered unmatched service to humanity in all his professional life; he spoke and worked for world peace.  His dream was to see a world of peace. His Vision was being pursued by several countries such as Canada, Australia, Japan and Sri Lanka. His life is an excellent role model for today’s youth sans geographical and cultural boundaries. He always loved talking to the young.   Now, he is no more, it is incumbent upon the senior citizens, teachers and ...

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