R.I.T. Alles – A great educationist goes on his final journey

R.I.T. Alles – A great educationist goes on his final journey

Written by Staff Writer

03 Dec, 2013 | 7:08 am

The final rites of renowned educationalist, the late R.I.T. Alles took place on Monday.

R.l.T Alles who commenced his career as a teacher at Royal College Colombo, was a pioneer in creating a
remarkable era in the education sector in the country.

With the experienced gained as a teacher, R.l.T Alles founded the D.S. Sennayake College in Colombo in 1967.

Religious observances for late R.l.T Alles was held at his residence down Kuruppu Lane in Borella.

The remains of late R.l.T Alles were brought to D.S. Sennayake College this morning.

Old boys, teachers, parents, present student and the R.l.T Alles’s contemporaries were present to pay their last respects.

D.M.D. Dissanayake Principal – D.S. Senanayake College , Colombo expressed his view,

“When establishing this school, he created a culture that was not present in any other school. He instilled among students the importance of greeting a teacher with respect. He introduced the word teacher and master to the school system. His good name will always be remembered.”

Thereafter the cortege proceeded to Gateway College located  in Rajagiriya.

The late R.l.T Alles founded the Gateway International School and served as the Chairman of the Gateway Group until the time of his death on November 28 2013.

Past and present students, teachers and parents gathered at Gateway College to pay their last respects to the founder of the school.

Religious observances were also held at the Gateway College. ‘The cortege then proceeded to the General Cemetery at Borella. A visionary and a man who dedicated his life to education, R.l.T Alles has gifted this country loyal students, passionate teachers, industrialists, professionals and politicians who are forever indebted to his unstinting service and guidance.

R.l.T Alles, may you rest in peace.

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