Friday, March 10, 2006

Royal Thomian at the SSC grounds.

I am neither a Thomian or a Royalist. I went to two much beter schools, St. Josephs to start with and then St. Peters. I left school after my 'O' levels. My son Sebastian is a 7 year old Thomian and mad about cricket. So I was hauled away from work to take him down to the match with his two buddies Tarik and Ravan. Great. I turn up, and of course you can't buy a ticket. Three small boys looking sad and dissapointed pursuaded the security guards to invite us in for free! Thank you! We sat in the Royal Old Taverners tent and had a band playing in each ear. Bliss!

8 comments:

Neranjan said...

What do you mean you went to two better schools? St. Peteres and St. Josephs can no way compare the caliber of students that Royal and even St. Thomas produce. I see that the education you received at which ever school you attended never groomed you to be a gentleman and not make unruly comments on such prestigious institutions. I consider my self to be very fortunate to have attended both institutions St. Thomas until year 9 and them Royal till A/Ls where I ended being a DHP of. I am overjoyed at the fact that you are educating your son at St. Thomas’ since he will get a much better education and grooming that you never got. We Royalists and Thomians (I being both) don’t expect you to decipher the pride and the love for the blue and gold – blue and black blood that runs in our veins. Perhaps god willing, your son would.

Janapathi said...

Whoever wrote the above comment either does not understand English or does not want to accept others views. That’s not the Thomian way.. Hmmm…may be you are a Royalist.. ha ha ha

Jude said...

The comments from Mr. Neranjan shows how Royal guys educate themselves and live in a dark world. As we all know that Royal has connection with examination branch to get exam papers before the exams. Is this the way you decide the so called "caliber" and "prestigious institution"? Also how about having cabare dance (nude dance) after these prestigious matches?. Please come out of the den and see the world. Because of people like YOU, we Sri Lankan can never step forward. We are always going to the bad side of the history. Try to learn better things.

Dyani said...
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Dyani said...

Woah Mr Neranjan....where's your sense of humour mate !?

Dominic Sansoni said...
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Dominic Sansoni said...

Hello Neranjan,

First, my congratulations! So happy that at least one half of you one the match. Second; God willing, I wish you a sense of humour.
Have fun, be happy,
Dominic

saminda said...

I guess it's time to draw a line under this. I was at both St. Joseph's College and also at Royal College and have been to both the Joe-Pete and the Royal-Thomian. I found both institutions to be unique in their own ways. St. Joseph's had a great history and the student discipline was exceptionally good. Royal was a much bigger institution with an amazing history and spirit and also enjoys the bradby shield and the coveted Roy-Tho. What we should appreciate is that it is great to have these great institutions in Sri Lanka (Royal, St Thomas, St. Joseph's, St. Peter's, Wesley, Trinity, St. Anthony's, Kingswood...,) and the prevalent spirit and respect that have been maintained to date which I don't think is evident in schools in countries like India. The recognition that the prestigious Eton-Harrow school cricket match is far less when compared to the Royal-Thomian for instance (I have been living in the UK for almost a decade now). It is imperative that the college spirit is maintained in Sri Lanka and to not to allow the standards to drop faced with the emergence of the new breed of good and not so good international schools.