St. Anne’s college Kurunagela began her 150thJubilee celebration on Friday 4th August 2017 with religious services at St. Anne’s cathedral, the Eth Kadha Raja Maha Viharaya and the Grand Mosque in Kurunagela participated by students, staff, parents, old boys and several invitees. The release of the First Day Stamp Cover took place thereafter at the college auditorium by the Postal Department and Philatelic Bureau officials to the distinguished gathering of invitees in a short but impressive ceremony.
The following day the Sunday 5th August the college held the Jubilee Walk starting at 10 a.m. from the school premises. It was a historical day for the Anniltes and they flocked in their numbers to the college.
The Annite Jubilee Walk which was scheduled to be held on 29th of July has been postponed to 5th of August due to the provincial examination.
Meanwhile the religious program will be held on 4th of August.
Motorsports superstar Ananda Wedisinghe who sustained serious injuries during a race and was admitted to the Kandy National Hospital succumbed to his injuries on May 29th, hospital sources said.
One of Sri Lanka’s finest racing riders, Ananda Wedisinghe’s demise came as a shock to the local motor sports fraternity and is considered as an irreparable loss for motor sports.
Wedisinghe who had an illustrious racing career died on May 29 at the age of 47 following a tragic crash at the Group SM 450cc class event of 2017 Nuwara Eliya Road Races.
The riding ace was on life support for nearly a month at the Kandy General Hospital ICU before he breathed his last on Monday.
Wedisinghe is an old boy of St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala and stepped into Motorbike Racing by competing in Nuwara Eliya Motocross, 25 years ago.
Since then he has won many accolades and stamped his class by winning the prestigious Fox Hill Supercross Best Rider title eight times.
The gentleman was a true friend to all. Wedisinghe’s funeral will take place on Thursday (June 1), at 4.30pm at the Malkaduwawa cemetery, Kurunegala.
Thank you for everything you have given. We will remember you forever.
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Most. Rev. Dr. Herald Anthony Perera, the Bishop of Kurunegala, presiding at the inauguration of the 150 th Jubilee Celebrations of St. Anne’s College Kurunegala stressed that the excellent past record of achievements of the College should inspire the younger Annites to forge ahead with a purpose using the new facilities provided for them at College. He thanked the De La Salle Brothers for the great contribution made towards the high standard of Discipline, Education and Extra Circular Activities maintained at College.
Rev. Br. A. E. Tarcisius welcomed the eminent guests and invited them to unveil the jubilee icons of Jubilee Flag, Logo, Programme, Web Site and Song. Rev. Bro. Christy Croos, the provincial Visitor of DeLa Salle Brothers, Most Rev. Dr. Kumara Illangasinghe, the retired Bishop of Church of Ceylon - Kurunegala and a distinguish gathering of past pupils attended the function held at the College premises.
The jubilee activities of the College will begin on Friday 28 th July, 2017 with religious services. On Saturday 29 th July the Jubilee walk will begin from the college. Thereafter jubilee activities are lined up till the end of 2018 by the College supported by the Past Pupils.
Welcome of the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour
Hoisting of the Flags
National Anthem and College Anthem
Opening Prayer - Rev. Fr. Chandana Hapuarachchi
Welcome Address - Rev. Br. Tarcisius - Principal
Opening of the Jubilee Programme
* Unveiling and hoisting of the Jubilee Flag
* Releasing of the Jubilee Song
* Unveiling of the Jubilee Programme
* Unveiling of the Jubilee Logo
* Activation of the Jubilee Web
Address by the Chief Guest
Declaration of the Jubilee Year by the Chief Guest
Releasing the Balloons by Students