Ex-Engineering officers Annual Get together was held on April 01, 2012
at Green Gardens, Kirulapona with the participation of a large
gathering. Present engineering staff of SLBC was also invited.
It was the 3rd consecutive get together and there was a significant
improvement in number of participants. At the arrival, participants were
treated with Kiribath and Kevum , which had been arranged to mark the
new year season.
Several contests had been arranged for participants and majority of them
took part at least in one of them. A music group supplied music
throughout the day and member Chatrapani Peiris added color on to it by
presenting mouth organ recitals, time to time. Several members
volunteered to sing songs and some appeared in front of the microphone
in tears to share their views and recall the past memories. Former
Deputy Director General and current Consultant of SLBC Col. Lional Pinto
addressed the gathering on behalf of the all ex-officers and the Raffle
draw was done by veteran Broadcasting Engineer T.D.Pathmasiri.
Members above 75 years of age and members between 70 & 75 years of age
were rewarded for their valuable service rendered to SLBC with two kinds
of special gifts.
of members were also rewarded for helping their husbands or wives during
their services at the SLBC.
Dr.Godakanda, Chairman Vendol Lanka and Lion Nanda Ganewatta were our
main sponsors for the 3rd get together.
Several members contributed financially so that the organizers could
arrange the get together in such a colorful way. Day’s event came to an
end after serving a late lunch provided by Green Garden Hotel.
The 3rd SLBC Ex Officers Get Together was concluded around 4 pm and it
should have given a great opportunity to bring back their valuable and
interesting memories of the past. Everybody thanked organizers and left
promising to meet again at the next get together.