Mr.M.S.H. Cooray, a Great Educator at Royal College, is no more

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing away of our beloved teacher Mr. M.S.H. Cooray.

Mr. M.S.H. Cooray, the former Deputy Principal of Royal College, left an indelible mark on the institution and the lives of countless students during his tenure. He passed away today leaving behind a legacy that will be cherished for generations.

Mr. Cooray dedicated over 25 years of his life in service to Royal College, from 01.02.1972 to 31.08.1997. As a strict disciplinarian, he was revered and loved by all. His commitment to maintaining discipline within the school was matched only by his passion for teaching.

Primarily known for his exceptional teaching of Mathematics, Mr. Cooray’s classes consistently produced outstanding results. His students not only excelled academically but also imbibed valuable life lessons under his guidance.

One of his notable contributions was overseeing the Grade 10 building, affectionately referred to as the “Cooray Sir building.” This building stood not just as a physical structure but as a testament to his influence and dedication to the school.

Beyond academics, Mr. Cooray played a pivotal role in shaping the character and values of his students. He believed in molding young minds in the right direction, instilling in them a sense of responsibility and integrity.

His impact extended beyond the classroom, as he served as a role model for fellow teachers at Royal College. His leadership style, dedication, and professionalism set high standards everyone at college.

As former students, we are privileged to have been a part of Mr. Cooray’s era. His teachings, values, and mentorship continue to guide us in our lives, reflecting the lasting impact of his contributions.

In this moment of loss, we remember and honour Mr. M.S.H. Cooray’s legacy. May he rest in peace,

Remains lie at the Jayaratne Funeral parlour. Cremation l will be held at General Cemetery Borella (Old Crematorium) on the 21st of April 2024 (Today) at 6pm.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the bereaved family.

Riyaz Aluher

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