Col. K.B.S. Welagedera had passed away morning of 13th January 2010.
Col. Welagedera came to Dharmaraja with his brothers in about 1951 from Trinity College. He was a keen senior cadet who attended the cadet camp at Diyatalawa in 1956, that won the Battalion Banner for Dharmaraja.
As a teacher he went on to become the Head Master of the Primary School at the Maligawa Square. He also held office in the Cadet Corp in the Sri Lanka Army and rose to the rank of a Colonel. Col. Wele was a founder member of the Old Rajans' Cadet Union and was its Secretary till the time of his death.
He in fact was the unfailing live wire of the Cadets' Union and was in a great measure responsible for the Union's support to the College Cadet Squad, which due to these efforts won the Hermon Lose Trophy twice. With his death Dharmaraja lost a valuable Old Boy, a jewell on her crown.
Though he consistently contributed to Dharmaraja selflessly, he never asked anything in return.
His honesty and integrity was immaculate.
We mourn his death. May he his sojourn in Samsara be shortened.
Source: Retired Senior DIG Gamani Gunawardena