Peterites from the 1987 Advanced Level (A/L) batch born in 1968, who celebrate their 50th birthday this year, organized a grand Golden Reunion Dinner Dance at the Colombo Hilton on September 1.

Most of the old boys in the 87@50 group met for the first time after 31 years since leaving St. Peter’s College, Colombo, and embarking on their chosen careers, with many coming from many parts of the world, including Australia, Canada, the UK and USA for the memorable event.

Rev. Fr. Samitha, Vice Rector of St. Peter’s College, was the chief guest, while OBU President and the General Secretary, were special guests at the gala event, considered one of the best ever dinner dances in the history of the school.

Former Peterite cricketer Romesh Kenny headed the organizing committee, while Nilantha Swaris of the same batch handled the event management through his company Smart Events. Firoze (Shabbir) Asgarally coordinated and sponsored most of the activities through his company M. M. Noorbhoy Pvt. Ltd.

Apart from personal contributions, George Ajith Perera, owner of Miracle Property and Real Estate Group in Melbourne, Dr. Ajith Perera, proprietor of Medichecks Colombo, Ahsan Refai from Zam Gems (Pvt) ltd., Autobahn and Tererence DeKrester from California USA, Dr.Rezmi Cassim representing the same batch, were major sponsors of the mega celebration.

However, due to unforeseen circumstances, both George Ajith Perera and Tererence DeKrester, who contributed immensely towards the success of the get-together, could not attend the event.

Dallas Kelaart of the renowned auctioneers organized the music band and DJ, while Rajive de Silva, a member of the ‘87, batch flew in from the UK to be the master of ceremonies. Shevon Goonarathne, a well-known lawyer from Moratuwa, was instrumental in organizing raffle air tickets to overseas destinations.