D. L. Seneviratne …“Lam to one and all”
Every life that comes into this world has its own inherent potential. What separates us from the rest are the opportunities we have been blessed with and I do not think one needs to elaborate on that good fortune to recognize which side of that divide we Royalists are on.
A blessing as is an education at Royal also places a responsibility on us all to be aware and appreciative of the history of a revered Institution that has paved the way for making us who we are today. The books we read, the men we looked up to as our role models shaped the path for us to tread and the values we were schooled to uphold.
The author’s book on our founding fathers appropriately titled “From Marsh to Boake ” complements the exhaustive “History of Royal College” published to commemorate the 150th anniversary and his own modest review of that history in our 170th year, as it explores the period from the dawn of the 19th century to 1835 when ” Thy spirit first to Life awoke.”
He who forgets his past is in danger of being unpleasantly surprised by his future so let this valuable publication be a further reminder to us all of our responsibility to continue to “Keep their fame inviolate.” .
The author’s generosity in sharing his extensively researched pre-history of our school is gratefully acknowledged. I found the journey down this distant memory lane a rewarding experience and commend it to my fellow Royalists.
Blessings to All, S. Skandakumar …. Sri Lanka High Commissioner to Australia, 2015-2019