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Subject: Fw: A felicitation to Rev. Bro. Granville Perera
|Bro.Janaka Fonseka FSC has assumed duties as the 38th Director of St.Benedict’s College succeeding Bro.Granville Perera FSC who was at the helm from 2003 todate.
— On Thu, 10/27/11, Darrel Ludowyke <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: Darrel Ludowyke <email@example.com>
Subject: A felicitation to Rev. Bro. Granville Perera
To: “Darrel Home” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 12:26 AM
A felicitation ceremony organized by the Old Boys Union together with the
Development Fund, Old Bens Sports Club and the Welfare Society was held at
the Galadari Hotel on Sunday 23rd October 2011, in honour of Rev. Bro.
Granville Perera as a recognition for his dynamic leadership and dedicated
services rendered during his tenure (2003 to 2011) as the Director of St.
Benedict’s College. The proceedings got underway, welcoming Rev. Bro.
Granville Perera, with the singing of the famous hymn “Glorious Patron” by
the Old Boys Choir led by Mr. Krishan Rodrigo. Rev. Fr. Jude Angelo recited
the opening Prayer and the College Anthem was sung thereafter. A vibrant
welcome speech was made by Mr. Gamini Kannangara – Vice Patron of the Old
Boys’ Union, which followed a fitting tribute to Rev. Bro. Granville Perera
by Rev. Bro. Denzil Perera – Provincial Visitor. A sparkling and lively
video presentation depicting the achievements St. Benedict’s College made
during the era of Rev. Bro. Granville Perera as Director was presented by
Old Ben Sunesh Rodrigo.
Rev. Bro. Granville Perera, addressing the gathering paid tribute to all
those who rallied round and assisted him during his tenor as Director of St.
Benedict’s College, and requested the Benedictine family to continue and
render their support to the new incoming Director, Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka
As a token of appreciation, a plaque was presented to Rev. Bro. Granville
Perera by Rev. Bro. Denzil Perera on behalf of the entire Benedictine
family. A further gift was presented to Rev. Bro. Granville Perera by Old
Ben Felix Dias – Vice Patron of the Old Boys’ Union. A Choral Presentation
in honour of Rev. Bro. Granville was presented by the Old Boys Choir. The
Vote of thanks was made by Mr. Shehan Patterson which followed the singing
of the National Anthem. A fellowship with Live Music and a well spread
buffet followed thereafter for the well attended gathering which included De
La Salle Brothers and many distinguished Old Bens and their spouses which
was a testimony of appreciation for the gallant service rendered by Rev.
Bro. Granville Perera. The beloved Mother, Sister and Brother of Rev. Bro.
Granville Perera, (Mrs. Elizabeth Perera, Mrs. Irangani Perera and Mr.
Michael Cecil Perera) also attended the celebration.