S: Charles Perera - Celebrating 60 years
BC: Made for you by Theeka, Nimmi & Natasha
FC: Charles Perera | Celebrating 60 years. "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow"
2: Ranjani | Kanthi | Thona | Charles | Promodha | Dilu | Dilantha | Dilini | Pavi | Theeka | Tiarni | Callan | Hiran | Moses | Mahinda | Thilak | Nimmi | Far
3: Sampath | Merl | Sharmani | Natasha | Sanath | Ludi | Soymaya | Carmel | Nicki | Gimahni | Harritus | Priangani | Sonali | Mervyn | Vasana | ni
4: 1950's: The 1950's brought upon the credit card, the satellite, the video recorder and tape to the world | It was the decade that witnessed the opening of the first Mc Donald's restaurant, watched Elvis Presley enter the charts with 'Heartbreak Hotel' and saw the first original Barbie.
5: The 1950s saw the invention of the "3-D" movie | Hon. Dudely Senanayake was the first Prime Minister of Sri- Lanka
6: 1960's: The Sixties saw the civil rights movement in the USA, Martin Luther King Jnr's famous 'I have a dream' speech and later his assassination, the construction of the Berlin wall, the Vietnam war and man's first step on the moon. It was also in the 1960s that the worlds first female Prime Minister, Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike was elected to government and baila music entered the mainstream of Sri lankan music.
7: In the mid-1960s, pop groups such as Los cabelleros led by Neville Fernando, The La Bambas, The Humming Birds and Los Muchachos; all of whom played calypso-style baila became popular in Sri Lanka.
8: 1970's: It was the decade that saw the end of the Vietnam war and witnessed the development of women's rights | 1970's: The 1970's was also known as the digital revolution, it saw the beginning of the home computer. It was the decade that saw the end of the Vietnam war and witnessed the development of women's rights
9: It was in the 1970's that Ceylon was renamed to Sri Lanka | The 1970's was also known as the digital revolution and saw the humble beginnings of the home computer.
10: Executive Committee 1975-1976
11: "A friend is a gift you give yourself." - Robert Louis Stevenson"
14: 1980's | The 80's brought about the end of communism, the end of cold war and the collapse of the Berlin Wall. The 80's also brought about the second wedding between the Dias & Perera families.
16: 1983 - Bundle of Joy #1 : Theeka
19: 1983 - 1985 were spent in the sunny Caribbean, playing cricket, listening to reggae and of course, teaching at the Colleges.
20: Back to Sri-Lanka
21: Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose
22: 1986 - Bundle of Joy #2: Nimmi
24: "Other things may change us, but we start and end with family" | Life in Sri-lanka
26: Australia... | 1990s | The Perera family arrived in Australia amidst the economic recession of the early 1990s. Unemployment rates increased significantly and the Perera family knew that there would be difficult times ahead | We moved into a humble 2 bedroom unit in Dandenong and purchased our very own beloved car, a bright green Gemini.
27: Australia was led by a labour government in in the early 90s. The Perera family often became involved in the labour campaigns in support of their friend. The early 90s also saw the release of Nelson Mandela and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime in South Africa. The Perera family traveled widely across Victoria and enjoyed the dramatic growth of the world wide web. In 1996, Sri lanka won the International cricket world cup defeating Australia in the finals.
28: Life in Melbourne
29: 'Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter'
30: 1993- Bundle of Joy #3: Natasha
32: Srilanka Holiday 1995
34: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share.
35: LIVE WELL LAUGH OFTEN LOVE MUCH
38: '"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams'' | to the Graduate
39: The new millennium marked some of the worst international wars and natural disasters in our history. including the war on terrorism which began after the September 11th attacks and the Tsunami in 2005 which caused devastation to many countries in Asia | 2000s | It also saw the outbreak of the Global financial crisis as well as the end of the Srilankan civil war in 2009. | In the 2000s, email had become a standard form of written communication and floppy disks were replaced by USB drives
40: 2001 - Move to Canberra
41: In 2001,the Perera family left Theeka behind and moved to the country's capital, Canberra in search of greener pastures.
42: Theeka's 21st Birthday
43: Melbourne Friends | "For the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers are springing up and the time of the singing of birds has come. Yes, spring is here." ~ Song of Solomon 2:11-12
45: "Blossom by blossom the spring begins" | First House in Canberra: 3 Alli Place, Ngunnawal
46: 2002 Trip to India
48: Srilanka Trip 2002
49: "Thee is no doubt, that around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, and strengthened and maintained"
50: Adelaide 2004
51: But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? - Albert Camus
52: Malaysia and SriLanka 2005
53: Malaysia & Srilanka
54: In 2007 the Perera family moved to 97 Cultivation Street Harrison
55: "A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams:
56: Hit one out of the park!
57: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. -Joyce Brothers | Fathers day 2009
59: Love begins in a moment, grows over time, and lasts for eternity. | 25th Anniversary
60: HAPPY BIRTHDAY
61: Nimmi's 21st Birthday
62: New Caledonia - 2007
64: FAMILY | Koshena
65: Perera Family Reunion 2008-2009
66: Ammi's 50th Birthday
69: My little dog - heartbeat at my feet - Edith Warton
70: Wollongong 2010
73: Try to discover the road to success and you'll seek but never find, but blaze your own path and the road to success will trail right behind. ~Robert Brault | Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
74: 27th Anniversary
75: A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, but always with the same person
76: BBQ in Gungahlin
78: The best Christmas of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with one another
81: Nimmi and Farni's wedding registration
82: Dear Thathi, Thank you for everything that you have done for us. You have always been there for us during our achievements and shortcomings through life. We thank your for your constant love and support. We are blessed to have a father like you. Love Theeka, Nimmi & Natasha
83: Of all the men in the whole world, Whose praises are sung loud, There is no man that we respect more, Or of whom we are more proud. Throughout the years, you've worked so hard, To provide us a happy life, You've been there to help and give advice, And you did it all without strife. This is why on this day, We hope all our wishes come true; Today we celebrate your life, So Thathi, Happy Birthday to you.