In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of
Tangalle National Boys’ School (formerly Christ Church College
established in 1879) the Principal and organising
committee has drawn up a five-day commemorative programme from
1st November till 5th November.
The oldest Christian missionary school in the
Hambantota district, Christ Church College, Tangalle,
established in 1879 as a Boys school was taken over by the
Government in 1962 and was renamed Tangalle Maha Vidyalaya. In
1994 this school was up-graded and is known as Tangalla Boys
Inauguration of celebrations will begin at 9.30
a.m. on 1st of November with the ceremonial opening of the
Memorial Audio-Video Unit of the school followed by the
ceremonial walk to mark the prestigious 125th anniversary of the
school in Hambantota district.
Religious observances and an all night pirith
followed by an alms-giving on November 2. The Old Boys’ day will
consist of the ceremonial opening of a new building — classroom,
a Sinhala language seminar for A/L students by an eminent old
boy of Christ Church College, professor Vinie Withana and a
cricket match between the old boys and the present cricket team.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse will be the
Chief Guest on 5th November at the prize giving which will be
held at 3.30 p.m. Celebrations will conclude with the
traditional Shanthi Karmaya — Daha-ata sanniya.
Principal Ernest Jayasinghe invites all past and
present students on 1st of November to join the ceremonial walk
and pay gratitude to their alma-mater.