In a poignant moment of remembrance, we gather to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Herbert Christopher Dharmasiri, a distinguished alumnus of St. Anne's College. With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to a remarkable individual who left an indelible mark on our beloved College and the lives of those he touched. Dr. Dharmasiri, whose passing occurred on May 9th, will forever be cherished as an exceptional member of the Annite family.
Throughout his journey, Dr. Dharmasiri harbored a profound love and gratitude for our esteemed institution, along with a deep appreciation for the Reverend Brothers and dedicated teachers who shaped his formative years. St. Anne's College held a special place in his heart, and he spoke of it with great fondness and pride. His eyes would light up with joy and nostalgia as he regaled stories from his time spent within the hallowed halls.
During his schooling, Dr. Dharmasiri resided at the College hostel, immersing himself fully in the vibrant community of Annites. It was during these years that he developed lifelong friendships and forged bonds that would withstand the test of time. Worth mentioning is the fact that his cousin, who happened to be the cricket captain, played a significant role in leading our College to numerous victories on the field.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Christopher Dharmasiri, a distinguished alumnus of St. Anne's College and the first student from our institution to be selected for Medical College. Dr. Dharmasiri peacefully departed from this world on May 9, at the age of 92.
The funeral service of Dr. Dharmasiri will be held on Saturday, May 13. The procession will commence from his residence at 66/1 St. Peter's Road, Moratuwa, at 3.30 PM, proceeding to St. Peter's Church, Koralawella, Moratuwa, where the burial will take place.
He held a deep affection for his alma mater and consistently demonstrated steadfast support for St. Anne's College. Earlier this year, he graced us with his presence, visiting the College that held a special place in his heart. The memory of Dr. Dharmasiri will forever be treasured by the St. Anne's College community.
May his soul Rest in Peace. May he attain the Supreme Bliss of Nibbana.
Let's give a round of applause to the St. Anne's College Football Team, the winners of the 2023 Under 16 Kurunegala Zonal Football Tournament organized by the Sri Lanka Schools' Football Association (SLSFA). Congratulations!
In a world that is constantly pursuing materialistic ambitions and immersed in a competitive and fast-paced atmosphere, Lord Buddha showed a path to happiness that transcends contemporary means. By directing the focus towards the mind and eliminating cravings and agitations, Lord Buddha provided a way to bring eternal peace to all, without requiring any material possessions.
As we commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Lord Buddha, we shall reflect on his teachings and strive to incorporate them into our lives. Let us extend love and compassion to all beings and work towards creating a fairer and more peaceful world. We wish you a happy Vesak Day from St. Anne's College.
Our alumnus, Nipuna Wijayabandara, has recently made his debut as a news anchor on Newsfirst. Nipuna's journey from the Annite Media Team to national television is truly inspiring, and we wish him all the best for his new venture. We hope that one day Nipuna will become a renowned media icon.