GTG 2020 Editorial Committee


Editor Mervyn Alwis
Member Chandra Joshua
Member Mano Manoharan
Member Nimal Seneviratne
Member Ranjan Abayasekera
Member Rohan Badarage
Member Samson Fernando
Member Upali Vandebona
Member Varan Karunakaran
Member Vidyaratne Piyawardane

Appeal for Contributions

During August 5 – 8, 2020 the Peradeniya University’s Engineering 1970-75 Batch will celebrate its Golden Anniversary with a grand get-together while visiting several interesting locations in Sri Lanka.

The Organizing Committee of this event intends to publish a souvenir magazine and has appointed an editorial team of fellow batch mates to develop the souvenir. The last souvenir (available at created in 2015 for the celebration of 40 years since graduation, designed by almost the same team, was primarily focussed on memories of old times under the theme “Then, Now & Transition.” The theme for the upcoming souvenir will be “Our Lives: Phases, Pursuits and Passions.” This will hopefully capture a broad variety of diverse experiences the batchmates have had in their lives over decades, inclusive of retiring for some. Many in the batch were teenagers when the batch got hatched at the Faculty of Engineering in December 1970; and by the time they meet in 2020 the youngest among them whose birthdate is 6/6 will be 67 years young.

The Souvenir Editorial Team hereby would like to invite all interested batchmates inclusive of their family members, to forward their stories, photographs, poems, artwork and philosophical expositions, inclusive of personal opinions on realities of life, plus any other works that are presumed to be reasonably close to the theme of the souvenir. This will be a good opportunity to any budding or seasoned writer or an artist or a photographer, young or old, to have one’s creations admired by a bunch of diverse readers.

Submissions for potential publication in the souvenir shall be forwarded to Mervyn Alwis ( The editorial team will duly evaluate all submissions. The closing date for submissions is 31 May 2020.