Independence day celebrations and the opening of the new London Advanced Level section

Following the service held to commemorate the founder’s day of college the annual assembly around the quadrangle to celebrate the 69th independence day of Sri Lanka was held. The assembly was graced by the presence of the Bishop of Colombo Dhiloraj Canagasabey. The assembly consisted of the reading of scripture by the four religious societies,The Student Christian Movement,The Buddhist Students Association, The Islamic Society and the Hindu Society. This was followed with prayer by the Chaplain Revd  Amal Fernando. Then the Lord Bishop too followed in prayer. The assembly was concluded with the singing of the College song and National Anthem.

Founder’s Day also marked the commencement of the celebrations of S.Thomas’ College having been at Mount Lavinia for a 100 years. The celebrations dubbed “A 100 Years at Mount” began with the launch of the logo designed by one of colleges very own students S.Liyanagaskumbura. The honour of launching the logo was bestowed upon the Lord Bishop of Colombo. Furthermore the latest version of the college website along with the newest update of the college app was launched by Warden and Sub Warden respectively. Credit must also go to the ICT society for the tremendous effort they put into ensuring that the celebrations were a success.

This day too was special for the boys of the London Advanced Level section as it marked the opening of the Phase 2 of the Senior Quadrangle Project designed to give London section its new home alongside the new commerce block. The new block was declared open by the Lord Bishop of Colombo who then preceeded to bless the new section which was followed by a small gathering at the newly opened hall were the Warden Revd Marc Billimoria stated that plans for phase 3 and 4 of the project were underway.

These events capped what was an exciting day in the history of college and what is surely the beginning of a fruitful and prosperous year. It was also the first time that a college event of this magnitude was covered by the local media with various major news outlets covering the historic event.

T.A.N De Silva