Old Rajan and prominent Old Scout of Dharmaraja Ajith Jayasekera passed away last week after a brief illness. He was a President's Scout and a stalwart in the !st Kandy Dharmaraja Scout Movement. In the ' 70s he was the pioneer who led a group of Drarmaraja Scouts to climb Mount Everest for the first time in the Sri Lanka Scout Movement .He followed this effort sucessfully on several occasions thereafter. In later years he became the Hostel Master at Ananda. There too he led several groups of Ananda Scouts to climb Mount Everest.
He was honoured when his body was kept for a short time at the Kandy Boys' Scouts Head Quarters to be paid last respects of scouts and thereafter cremated at the Mahayyawa Cemetry on Thusday 26th. The funereal was attended By Mr. A.P. Gunaratne who was his principal both at Darmaraja and later at Ananda. May his sojourns in Samsara be brief.