Ludis

Playing Ping Pong or Table Tennis was the most interesting than other sports disciplines, was my favorite pastime. Picked up the game at the age 14 (+) at YMCA, Fort, Galle mentored by my good Samaritan Mr. Ranjan Perumal, a good Alouvisian, taught me the tricks and spills of the game. Continued playing till I retired from the Sri Lanka Army and some of my achievements in sports are listed below:  

  • Member, Junior Basket Ball Team, Holy Cross College, Kalutara - 1972/73 
  • Member, Junior/Senior Cricket Team, St. Aloysius Collge, Galle - 1974/76
  • Member, Senior Cricket Team, Richmond College - 1977/79
  • Coach Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka - Galle District - 1979
  • Sri Lanka Army Triple Champion in Table Tennis - 1986
  • Member Sri Lanka Signals Corps Team - Sri Lanka Army Inter Regiment Team Champions -1986 to 2000
  • Colors Laureate; Sri Lanka Signal Corps in Table Tennis - 1984/86/88 & 2000, Cricket - 1981/83, Hockey - 1981/1984 & Chess - 1984/85
  • Member Sri Lanka Army Winning Team at Defense Services Championships - 2007
  • Member Sri Lanka Army Winning Team at National Inter Club Veteran Championships (B Division) - 2011 (Landmark Achievement for Sri Lanka Army Table Tennis)
  • Member Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka (TTASL) - Since 2010
  • Facilitator, Sport Administration & Advanced Sport Management courses offered by Olympic Solidarity inn Sri Lanka
  • Vice President, Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka (TTASL -  2010/11)
  • Secretary, Information Technology Committee, Asian Beach Games, Hambantota, Sri Lanka - 2011
  • Certificate of Achievement, Tribute to Champions, in recognition of untiring dedication, commitment and divine contribution in bringing honor to Sri Lanka Army through Sports - 2015 

Musica

In 2012, on a visit to Rome attending the Holy Mass, we found accommodation at the Catacombs of St. Callistus. At its peak, the fifteen hectare site would have held the remains of sixteen popes and fifty martyrs. Nine of those popes were buried in the Crypt of the Popes itself, to which Pope Damasus I built a staircase in the 4th century. Among the discovered Greek language inscriptions are those associated with: Pope Pontian, Vow was made to acquire the skills to master music especially playing musical instruments at the original burial place of St. Cecilia placed deep below the ground with a well organised tunnel network. During the wedding, Cecilia sat apart singing to God in her heart, and for that she was later declared the saint of musicians. My effort to pursue a career in music has come true and learning curve has been very steep and rapid. St. Cecilia was buried at the Catacombs of St. Callistus, and then transferred to the Church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere. In 1599, her body was found still in-corrupt, seeming to be asleep.

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My First Song Recorded
Sung by me with a classic guitar in play - Walk Through This World with Me
My First Recording - 24 Nov 2013.wma
Windows Media Music File 1.8 MB
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One Day at a Time - Instrumental with a classic Yamaha acoustic guitar
An attempt made to play the song "One Day at a Time" with a classic box guitar during Christmas 2013
One Day at a Time.wma
Windows Media Music File 3.5 MB