The 71st Annual General Meeting was called to order by the President Julian Jayaratnarajah at 7.15. P.M. after the arrival of our chief guest Miss. Rajes Kandiah (former English teacher) , guests of honour Mr. N.Pathmanathan and Mr. Ganeshamoorthy, both the senior Govt. Officials were teachers at our College. President Julian Jayaratnarajah welcomed the chief guest, guests of honour, members, all other family members and friends who were present at the special occasion. He expressed his gratitude & appreciation for the committee members who supported and cooperated in the last year in all activities of the association.
Secretary Ashley Rajadurai read out the minutes of the 70th AGM which was adopted by the house proposed by K. Thurairajaratnam and seconded by R.C. Perumal He also presented the Annual report for the year 2015-16 which was circulated and which was also adopted by the house. Treasurer Vithiananthan presented the Annual audited accounts for the year ended 30th September 2016 with the total net worth of Rs. 1,739,842.46 which was adopted by the house(proposed by N. Sivanandarajah and seconded by Alston Jeganathan).
Chief Guest Miss. Rajes Kandiah was introduced by our senior vice patron I.T.Canagaratnam where he pointed that he left the school when Ms.Kandiah joined the service as a teacher in our College. Being an old girl from Vincent Girls High School after finishing her SSC she continued her studies at St. John’s College Academy for her HSC where she entered the University of Peradeniya where she graduated. She started her career at our Alma Mater and completed nearly 30 years in service as the English and History teacher rendered yeoman service during her tenure of employment. Chief Guest in her speech commented her unforgettable events took place during her tenure at College and commented on the discipline of the school then administered by the Jesuits compared to present era. Specially she mentioned about the present fancy about the tuition classes by all students and the commitment of the teachers then. Her speech was very interesting and very lively and enjoyed by every person who attended.
Mr. Besleo Vaz the Present Principal of our Alma Mater thanked the valuable contrition by the Colombo Alumni to the school. He expects the continuous support and revealed that the President of the parent body of the OBA should be the Principal of the school as per the circular of the Ministry of Education. He made valuable contribution in attending our meeting on this day and made humble request to our guest of honour Mr.Ganeshamoorthy to fill the vacancy for minor employees existing at our College.
Outgoing President Julian appointed the pro term Mr. R.C.Perumal as the Chairman to appoint the new office bearers for the new term.
The following office bearers were elected for the new term 2016-17
|President||Mr. Bradley Ockersz|
|Vice Presidents||Mr. Ravindra Senadhirajah|
|Mr. S. Selvaruban|
|Mr. S. Sivakumar|
|Immi.Past President||Mr. Julian Jayaratnarajah|
|Secretary||Mr. Valluvan Logendra|
|Treasurer||Mr. S. Vithyanandan|
|Asst. Secretary||Mr. Printhan Alaguthurai|
|Asst. Treasurer||Ms. Sumathi Asokan|
|Committee Members||Mr. M. Sudaharan|
|Mr. J.C. Daniel|
|Mr. M. Pushpaharan|
|Mr. N. Sivanandarajah|
|Mr. Judixon Mariadasan|
|Mr. A. Raveendrarajah|
|Mr. Winston Ockersz|
|Mr. Dhanajayan Wijendra|
|Mr. Sujanthan Selvendran|
|Mr. Jeyan Parthasarathy|
|Dr. Skanthan Seevaratnam|
|Mr. Anoshan Elalasingham|
Vote of thanks were delivered by the new President Mr. Bradley Ockersz.