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Thurstan College Old Boys' Union felicitated Old Boy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera PDF Print
Thurstan College Old Boys' Union felicitated Old Boy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera who was appointed as the 19th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy at a largely attended function at Mirage Hotel Colombo 6 on August 16th, 2014

He was garland by the Senior Vice President on the OBU Vasantha Kottearachchi and a bouquet was presented to Mrs Shalika Perera by Kumari Kottearachchi.

The General Secretary of the OBU Priya Paranavitane welcomed the Vice Admiral and other guests. As there was wide spectrum of Old boys from the 1950's to 2010, hence he briefly highlighted Jayantha's achievements as a School boy and his Career in the Navy.

Jayantha thanked the OBU for organizing this function and the thanked the large number of Old boys and their spouses for being present. He briefly reminiscence his days at Thurstan and his career in the Navy and onerous duties he will have to perform as the Commander of the Navy.

memento was presented to the Vice Admiral on behalf of the OBU by the President / Principal Mr Daya Bandara, Senior Vice President and the General Secretary. Another two mementos were presented by Kumar Perera on behalf of his Class Group '73 to'76 and Lishan Amarasekara / Daminda Cooray on behalf of the 1985 group.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Vasantha Kottearachchi who was classmate of Jayantha, where he thanked Old Thurstanite Prabath Fonseka for providing the hotel at a concessionary rate and the Council Members who made this function a reality.

Fellowship followed where Jayantha made it a point to interact with many old boys & their spouses as possible and followed by "sing song" and dinner. Everybody had an enjoyable evening