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Old 27-08-20, 08:13 PM
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Default Mr WI Muttiah

MR. W.I. MUTTIAH

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Remembering the 1940?s at S. Thomas? College, Mount Lavinia, brings to mind an outstanding personality of that era ? Wilson I. Muthiah. He was an excellent Scoutmaster, a dedicated teacher and a fine gentleman with a quiet sense of humour. His life centred around his teaching, his scouting and the care of his elderly, sick mother; in the furtherance of these vocational tasks he remained a bachelor throughout. Wilson I. Muthiah (affectionately known as ?WIM?) was Scoutmaster of the then 16th Colombo Scout Troop based at S.T.C. and he cared for and nurtured this troop with great skill and compassion. He left an indelible impression on every young Scout who was fortunate to be a member of the 16th Colombo.

He built up their characters and imparted to them life-skills, self-confidence and the ability to communicate effectively. He achieved these ends both by routine Scouting activities and also through the production of regular concerts and the publication of a Troop magazine. The concerts were always a sell out, featuring humorous skits and lilting musicals, the scripts and scores which he wrote himself. With this background, former Scouts went onto play lead roles in university dramatics and one became an acclaimed international entertainer. A patrol leader became Head Prefect and another became the Editor of the College Magazine. Former Scouts have distinguished themselves in diverse fields as leaders in the medical profession, company directors, successful bankers and a variety of other roles. We all owe Wilson I. Muthiah a deep debt of gratitude.

-A Scout-
Extracted from ?The Old Boy? Magazine ? 31.12.2006
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Old 12-09-20, 08:30 AM
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Default Wilson I. Muthiah. He was an excellent Scoutmaster

From: herby wanigatunga <herbywanigatunga@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 2:11 PM
Subject: Re: Wilson I. Muthiah. He was an excellent Scoutmaster, a dedicated teacher and a fine gentleman with a quiet sense of humour.
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Thanks ,Mr Wilson Muthiah a product of S T C ,was a classic example of all best that College stands for.and has moulded the lives of many Thomians to be the best they could become. Scouts of 16 th Colombo were more fortunate to have associated with him closely and have benefited greatly from this life changing encounter.
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From: Eddie Appathurai <eddie_appathurai@yahoo.com>

Date: Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: Wilson I. Muthiah. He was an excellent Scoutmaster, a dedicated teacher and a fine gentleman with a quiet sense of humour.
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And to think of it his portrait does not hang in the Scout Room where he spent a good part of his life outside the class room

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