walk with a different flavour
By Bernie Wijesekera
The 125th anniversary of the Royal - Thomian cricket match, no doubt
is one of the main events in the year 2004 sports calendar. Whenever
these two schools confront in any discipline it generates tremendous
excitement and enthusiasm.
joint Walk between the two schools to be staged on February 21 is
being powered by Caltex (Chevron Texaco) amid pomp and pageantry
as part of the celebrations.
the first time in the annals of RC-STC history students from both
schools will take part. Old boys young and old, parents, teachers
well wishes even in buggy carts will start off from the Royal junior
school premises at 3.30 p.m. It's a walk to further cement the bridge
of understanding among all races. "Via sports this could be
achieved" said M. Balasubramaniam, Co-chairman, (STC) joint
the past political leaders from both schools with a concerted joint
effort made a long walk for Freedom with other Freedom Fighters
to rid the country of colonialism (independence) for one nation.
Those great leaders drawn from Royal and S. Thomas' have left an
indelible mark for others to emulate.
Kishu Gomes, the Marketing Director and CEO of Caltex, who chaired
the confab with the Principal of Royal Mr. Upali Gunasekera said,
they were proud to be the main sponsor for this traditional 125th
anniversary walk with a different flavour.
is happy to be a partner and give much strength and make this Joint
Walk one to be remembered. Caltex has close connections when it
comes to promoting sports and social activities.
the end a Carnival atmosphere will prevail at the Royal College
Sports Complex with plenty of ‘kurumba’ water to quench
their thirst, after a gruelling walk. Incidentally Caltex's parent
company Chevron-Texaco will be celebrating their 125th anniversary
too. The joint RC-STC walk will co-inside with their global celebrations.
who attended the briefing held at Taj Samudra were:- Rizan Nazeer,
Chanaka de Silva, Vajira Abeysinghe (Sales and Marketing Caltex),
Mr. H.D. Perera (Sub Warden STC) and Nalin Fernando.