125th anniversary of Tangalle National Boys’s School to be commemorated
by S. H. Mithrapala, Beliatta Corr.

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 National School.

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.


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