29th Annual General Meeting of the St. Joseph's College Old Boys' Union Ja Ela Wattala Branch was held on Saturday 23rd April 2016 at Ramada Hotel, Seeduwa. Chief Guest of the event was Rev. Fr. Travis Gabriel Rector St. Joseph's College. Meeting was held with participation of over 100 members which was followed by fellowship.
Mr. Harendra Abeysundere was elected as the President for year 2016-2017. Mr. Rajinda Silva --- as Secretary and Mr. Rienzie Fernando was elected as Treasurer.
Dental Renovation Project
As the school dental clinic at college was in a dilapidated state, Rev. Fr. Rector requested our branch for assistance in refurbishing it. We undertook the challenge and refurbished it to the satisfaction of Fr. Rector and the Health Authorities. The handing over ceremony was on 2nd December 2015. The cost was approximately Rs. 1.5mn in addition to the material assistance by well wishers. Our clinic was adjudged the best in Colombo District and the oral health week celebrations were held in the Bonjean Hall attended by the Director General of Health Services. Certain unique innovative designs in our clinic have been recognized by the Health Ministry and will be adopted by other clinics island wide.
Annual Cricket Match 2015
Two cricket matches were played during the past year with Negombo OBU Branch. The match originally scheduled to be played on Independence Day 2015 was held on 2nd June 2015 at the St. Joseph’s College Enderamulla grounds. Negombo Branch were put in to bat by Ja Ela Wattala branch after winning the toss & were bowled out for 114 runs. Ja Ela Wattala Branch chased down the target in 15 overs only losing 3 wickets. The second match was played on 4th of February of 2016 at the Coconut Research Institute grounds in Lunuwila. Negombo Branch were bowled out for 98 runs & Ja ela Wattala Branch chased down the target in the 13th over with 4 wickets down. Rohitha Thilakaratne led the teams in both occasions.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 09/10
The Annual General Meeting of St Joseph’s College Colombo 10 Old Boys’ Union Ja-Ela Wattala, Branch held on Saturday 31st March 2012 At Ramada Hotel, Seeduwa. Mr. Suranjith Gunawardena was elected as the president for aye 2012/2013. Mr. Terrence Martyn electelcted as the secretory and Thilan Rupasinghe as the Treasurer