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.

Monday, October 08, 2007

R I T Alles

The launching of the autobiography of renowned educationist R.I.T. Alles took place at Hilton, Colombo to coincide with the author’s 75th birthday on October 03. Ther book is titled ‘My Life’.
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, Speaker V.J.M.Lokubandara, Chief opposition whip, Joseph Michael Perera were among the distinguished invitees who attended the occasion. Addressing the gathering, Opposition leader, Ranil Wickramasinghe said that Mr. Alles was an outstanding educationist and a principal who taught his students to take victory and defeat in life with equanimity.

Picture, above, shows Bogoda Premarathne,a former Commissioner of Examinations receiving the first copy. Picture by Priyantha Gamage. - LakbimaNews Sunday Oct 7 2007

Alles, affectionately known as RITA by his students, was a teacher at Royal College Colombo in the nineteen sixties while Bogoda Premaratne was the Vice Principal during that time.


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