The old Anandians 70-75 group has organised for the 12th consecutive year the appreciation and felicitation ceremony ‘Nena Harasara 2017’ in order to appreciate the young Anandians who have excelled with Distinctions at the GCE A level Examination held in 2017 and also to felicitate the tutorial staffs who has rendered untiring support to achieve the greater heights.
This event will be held today, 20 June, at College Kularatne hall from 7:30 a.m. onwards with the patronage of the Principal, Management Committee and the old Anandians 70-75 group.
As a customary, the appreciations would be made by distinguished old Anandians who have excelled in their respective disciplines and this event would be graced with the presence of: Senior Prof. Asoka Perera, University of Moratuwa; Dr. Piyaka Palipana – Consultant in Restorative Dentistry; Dr. Prasanna Ratnaweera, Open University of Sri Lanka; Ravindra Hewavitharana, Secretary of Ministry of Public Enterprise and Kandy Development; and Kingsley Ratnayake – Director – Religious Affairs, MTV Channels Ltd.
During the year 2017, altogether 140 students have obtained Distinctions in all three subjects making the highest percentage in the island in any single school. The total number includes 40 students from Mathematics stream, 23 students from Bio stream, 68 students from Commerce stream, 8 students from Arts stream and 1 student from Technology Stream. On the other hand it is noteworthy that among these 140 students there’s the 3rd Island ranker in the Biology stream and 4th in Technology stream and 6th in Commerce stream respectively.
During this ceremony the students will be presented with a certificate of appreciation issued by the College, a medal and a valuable gift in the presence of their parents and well wishes. The prime objective of the old Anandians 70-75 group in organising this event would be to create an example and also to motivate the succeeding young Anandians at the GCE A level Examination in 2018 and also to felicitate in a grand style the service rendered by the tutorial staff.