SJC’s Bonjean Hall refurbished:
‘Education, best way to manage change’
We live in a time of rapid change, socially and culturally, and it is
not always positive. The best way to manage change is education, said
Deputy External Affairs Minister and St Joseph’s College Old Boys Union
Chairman Neomal Perera.
Deputy Minister Neomal Perera at the ceremony. Picture by
He was participating as Chief Guest on the invitation of Reverend
Father Sylvester Ranasinghe Rector of St. Joseph's College at the
reopening of the refurbished Bonjean Hall at St Joseph's College
“The world has become one huge knowledge hub. Investment for the
highest quality of education is important,” he said.
“We have engaged in many initiatives in many ways. We must thank
everyone who made the dream of refurbishing the Bonjean Hall possible,”
the deputy minister added. He said: “To be here with all of you in this
capacity, I think we have all lived to make St. Joseph's proud.”
St. Joseph's was established in 1896 by Rev Christopher Ernst Bonjean.
It is a premier institute in teaching the gospel of Christ. Since its
foundation, the college has made many strides in the field of education
and has produced eminent men in every field.
Rev Fr Sylvester Ranasinghe said education is a dire need in society
and thanked the President and members of the Council of Management and
the Old Boys Union for their commitment and dedication for the
completion of the project and thanked the teachers of the college for