Royal People

A dedication to those wonderful people who served Royal Primary School & Royal College, in Sri Lanka, since 1835, and, who will be remembered for their committment, sincerety and unselfishness.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ajith Perera


We take this opportunity to write about on e of the bravest Royalist around – Ajith. C.S.Perera, Ajith, who had his entire primary & secondary education at Royal, completed his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Colombo. He went on to specialize in all aspect of modern quality Assurance techniques & systems. He was admitted a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (London) and Institute of Chemistry (Ceylon) at the young age of 35.

Ajith had a second string to his bow and contributed towards Cricket, in particular the upliftment of the Umpiring fraternity. A former 1st class, international panel and senior Umpire, he counts over 17 years in active umpiring – in Sri Lanka & England.

To the best of our knowledge he is the only Royalist to date to have been selected to the panel of the test match umpires and the first & only Lankan to date (22.06.1996)

To gain the three achievements of full member Umpire, Full Score Member & Qualified Senior Training of the Association of the Cricket Umpires & Scorers England.

Unfortunately, fate dealt a cruel hand to ajith striking him down the prime of his youth, On the eve of his first International match at the R.Premadasa stadium the touring New Zealand team in November 1992, a huge tree crashed in to his moving car killing his driver and injuring Ajith’s spinal cord. Resulting from this, he remains paraplegic, with restricted life on a Wheel Chair.

But Ajith still smiles. Amidst all his woes. He tries his best for Sri Lankan Cricket. Good luck, Ajith & much Strength to your elbow!!!

Extracted information from ROYAL COLLEGE UNION – BULLETIN – JULY/AUGUST 1996


Post a Comment

<< Home