|DEMISE OF MR SIRI PANDITHASEKARA - 4TH PRINCIPAL OF THURSTAN 1970-74|
DEMISE OF MR SIRI PANDITHASEKARA - 4TH PRINCIPAL OF THURSTAN 1970-74
PANDITHASEKARA - MR SIRI Beloved husband of late Mrs Kahaduwaarachchi dear father of Priyadarshani (Wathogala Vidyalaya) Harshani, Chandana (Labuduwa Siridumma Vidyalaya), Thusharini (Kahatagaha Pitiya Vidyalaya), Chaturangani, former Principal of Kekirawa Central College, Tangalle M.V, Thurstan College and the Provincial Director of Education Mr Siri Pandithasekara has passed away. Burial will be held on 30th Monday 4.30 p.m. at Dadella Burial Ground. 110753
The remains now lying at his residence in 75 Kapugoda Road,Kalegana, Mampitiya Galle - 091 3923987
Mr Pandithasekara's son Chandana also had been at Thurstan in the Primary classes when his father was the Principal
For any information, kindly contact Mr.Varuna Weeratunge ( Mobile 0718407902 ) who is an old Thurstanite as well a nephew of Mr.Pandithasekera.
Mr Pandithasekara is one person who never misses a Big match for that matter any School function if invited.
He comes all the way from Galle by Bus.
He was 89 years old
His son said that this year too he came for the match after recovering from a fall while getting off a bus where he had broken 2 ribs.
He had suffered a heart attack and passed away in his sleep on Friday.He had even gone by bus to pay the untilities bills to Galle town the previous day
His son showed us Thurstan Magazines he has collected over the year while attending Thurstan functions since he left Thurstan in 1974.It was kept in a cupboard in his living room
His scrap book also contain many pictures and articles about Thurstan and his tenure in the Education Department.
That showed his attachment to Thurstan