Camillus Abegoonewardane: Bearer of standards | Daily FT

By Merril Gunaratne Camillus and I were contemporaries of St. Peter’s College, Colombo in the 1950s, though in different classes. After passing the S.S.C. exam, he chose the police for a career, and at a time when the service attracted talent in sports and studies. Many other outstanding Peterites, some in sports, some with leadership skills, joined the police in the 1950s: Muni Gomes, Sivendran, Navaratnarajah, Lakshman Jayawardene, Maxie Fernando and Nissanka Dharmatillake. It is to the credit of the school which nursed and nourished them, that these stalwarts held not only the school, but t…

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