The former Senior Laboratory in the old A/Level
building was converted to a fully fledged Multimedia centre, and
was jointly declared open on Monday 23 March 2009 at 7:45am by
"our" Rector, Rev. Dr. Stanley Abeysekera, and the current
Rector, Rev. Fr. Sylvester Ranasinghe.
Fr. Rector had entrusted our batch with this project, and we
are proud to have accepted and completed it to his satisfaction. This was the major project of the batch, for which all
fundraisers benefitted. There is a deficit which we are trying
to bridge. For more information, please contact the Treasurer or
The AGM for the year 2007/8 was finally held on December 5,
2008. Office Bearers were elected, and the members were informed
of the events that were held during the year, as well as events
that would be held in the ensuing year.
Members' Get-together at Trillium Residencies Roof Top
Many members had come to Sri Lanka for the
Christmas vacation. In order to give them and others who joined
the Group recently, a chance to meet up, a
get-together was organised in January 2008.
Many turned up and in addition to
discussing the future projects and plans of the batch, there
were few unexpected beneficiaries as well. These beneficiaries
were our very own members who were in need of help, some
financially and some job-wise. A few members, who were in a
situation where they could help, did so admirably, even
to the extent of obtaining a job for a batchmate who was
"employment challenged". The most beautiful thing in this whole episode was that
all these were done in the spirit of “let not your right hand
know what your left hand is doing”. We thank all those who
helped and in doing so encouraged us to keep going and also
showed us the value of people coming together as one.
Cricket Sixes – 2008
This was our fellowship cum fund raising event, and held on 24th August 2008 at the CH &
FC grounds, Maitland Crescent, Colombo 7. Around 54 members
turned up. However, it was
good to meet old friends after many months.
Website for Joes 92
This was launched on Sunday, 24 August 2008 to coincide with the Cricket Sixes
thanks for this project should go to Rajeev Aloysius for all the
hard work done to
make this a reality within a remarkably short
The Group Mass was held at the College Chapel at 8:30am on
Sunday, 21 September 2008. The current Rector, Rev. Fr.
Sylvester Ranasinghe, with "our" Rector, Rev. Fr. Stanley
Abeysekera, were the co-celebrants. Fr. Stanley delivered the
Cricket Sixes – 2007
This was organised by a sub-committee headed by Jeremy Shu
and was the first fund raiser event. There was very good and
keen participation by the members and even their families.
After some interesting cricket, finally Krishan Alles’ heroics
with the bat won the day for his team who were declared worthy
All present were kept entertained by our
actor friend, Duminda, who took the mike for the first time with
running commentaries and became an instant hit.
All in all it was a very well organized event which culminated
with a batch photograph being taken and encores for more and
more events of this nature.
on 6th July 2007 at Old Joes Club
Here we had almost 1/3 of members in
attendance. A Special Resolution was passed to increase the
Committee to 15 and to appoint the Office Bearers for the term
ending with the AGM of 2008. Thereafter the members caught up
with old times over dinner.
Charity Project 2007
In keeping with the Christmas mood, the
members decided to help the less privileged among them by
sponsoring all the school requirements, such as clothes, school
fees, books etc., for the kids of 2 selected members (whose
identities were not disclosed due to humane reasons).
Josephian Walk – 2006
Finally “Joes 92” dawned with the
“Josephian Walk 2006”. About 50 members of the 92 batch got
together for the first time after leaving school as one batch
and officially launched “Joes 92” moments before the
commencement of the walk by releasing blue and white balloons to
the air amidst happy shouts and cheers.
On this day we came together as one, walked
together as one and pledged to be “bonded to serve” together as
Get-together at Otters Aquatic Club – 2006
This was held to increase the membership
and give the members a chance to catch up on old times and to
gel together as one unit. It was heartening to note many who
could not make it to the walk turning up for this get-together
and sharing pleasantries over a hearty meal of kottu rotti.
Family Get-together - 2006
In keeping up with the Christmas spirit, a
family get-together was organized for the members and their
families at the Bonjean Hall. It was a merry event where many
new connections were made between families and was even a
surprise get-together for some wives who were former school
The kids too had a merry time taking part
in the games organized for them and they were not let down by
our very own version of “Santa Claus”.
The 1st AGM was held on 18th
August 2006 at the Bonjean Hall. Rev Fr. Sylvester Ranasinghe,
the Rector, was the Chief Guest. More than 35 members were
present and the Constitution of Joes 92 was approved by them
They also elected the 1st Committee to run the
affairs of the Batch for the year 2006-2007. Sheahan Amarasinghe,
a livewire behind getting the batch formed, was unanimously
elected as the 1st president of the group.
A nostalgic video show, was presented to
the members and the invitees, taking them down memory lane on
the good old days at SJC. A DVD of this was presented to Fr.
It was indeed a very pleasant occasion with
members catching up with their “long lost” old buddies from
school days, over dinner.