St.Anthony's College, Kandy

Event Photographs

Commemoration of Late Ranjith Samarasekera

held on 27th April 2017 at

St.Theresa's Church Thimbirigasyaya

Under the auspices of SACKOBA Colombo Branch a series of events were successfully organized to commemorate the life of our stalwart – Late Ranjith Samarasekera.

A Memorial Service on the 27th April 2017 was a fitting farewell to him from the Antonian Fraternity with over a hundred participants, among who were his immediate family, Antonians, old friends from the quadrangular schools, Colts, Negombo CC and SL Cricket. His daughter and family and younger son were really touched by the effort and have expressed their appreciation.

Colour advertisements of nearly half page were published as ‘Tributes to the Late Ranjith Samarasekera’ in the ‘Daily News’ paper of 25th and ‘Daily Mirror’ of 26th April, which also resulted in the good turnout at church.

The Holy Mass itself was very solemnly conducted by our own old Antonian, Rev. Fr. Neil Karunaratne, the choir was great, the distribution of dry rations to 25 needy families done with the participation of all, and the fellowship that followed had Ranjith's friends from different segments mingling together and sharing memories of him.

Overall, it was a great effort by many of the past presidents with the impetus and thrust coming from Shirley Wickramasinghe. The Sub Committee was headed by M.S. Fernando. The entire cost of over Rs. 400,000/- was raised by the Past Presidents and a few other old boys joining in; and no resources of the OBA were used.

Attached are some pictures of the Holy Mass, the distribution of dry rations and the fellowship.