This website is place to reminisce and reestablish contact
between students of S. Thomas College who either joined Form 1 in 1966 or took
their O/L's in 1974. Of course there are quite a few of us who do not fall into
either of the above criteria but are still the Class of 74.
of us who joined this batch while in the lower school will recall the teachers
Mrs Wickramanayake, Mrs Samuel, Mrs Fernando (Pranandas mother) and Mrs Mendis.
Memories of being either selected to either be a singer or be doomed (or was it
enjoy) the PT in the blazing afternoon sun. Some of us had to endure being lifted
by our belts by Mr. Leo De Silva.
There were the
groups/teams within the class. Weera (Ali Kukka at that time) team, Sepalas group
(SWB at that time) ,and the Tamil medium crowd. The one hour lunch breaks were
spent by the Tamil medium crowd and Weera's crowd by the more organized games
of cricket and football. Sepalas group was more likely to be found playing on
the tree in front of the main Office, or playing hora police. Then there were
the individuals who were at home in any of the groups, Senthinathan and Selwyn
Nayagam come to mind.
Like many of us in that era,
the out of the way Lower 4th classes were a turning point of our lives. The teachers
at that time were Mrs. Welikala, Mrs Arisen Ahubudu, Mr. Edirisinghe Mr. Dirus
Kumarasinghe and Mr. Copperahewa. The relative inexperience of Mrs Ahubudu might
have contributed to the incident which lent lifetime nicknames to some of our
classmates. Finally when we arrived at Form 5 we had to make lifetime choices
in our path in education, was it going to be the sciences or the arts.
in the Lower 6th and preparing for the O/L's the well behaved prep guys joined
us. Many of us were by that time taking to enjoy the Royal Thomian to its full
extent. Many of the fresh Prep guys were also initiated into these excesses.
sitting for our O/L's the more studious within our class left fo Royal college.
Some of the less studious left for Pembroke and Aquinas. Those remaining were
involved in the preperation for life, either been involved in studies, the politics
of schoo leadership and excelling in sports. Many also took spent their time preparing
for the excesses of life and some of us were unable to drop those habits in our
If you are heading back to Sri Lanka and want to meet up with the class of 74 contact either
If you need info or add info to these pages contact barr
STC, Mt Lavinia
Old Boys Forum
Class of 1971
Class of 1973
Class of 1983
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