Tour De Force, which was organized in parallel to the Lovers quarrel , joined cycle parade of both Richmond and Mahinda colleges was held on the 10th of March 2019 under the auspice of the principals of both schools, Mr. Sampath Weragoda and Mr. Gamini Jayawardana. Students, old boys and parents paraded over 15km peacefully demonstrating the true friendship and brotherhood among the two school that has been there for over a century.
Richmond Walk 2019″was held successfully on 22nd February 2019, in order to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Old Boys’ Association of Richmond College. The principal Mr.Sampath Weragoda, past principal B.Suriarachchi and many other distinguished guests participated along with the old boys, staff and students to walk.
Starting around at 8:00 a.m. from the school premise they walked to “Samanala ground” where “Richmond Rhythm”carnival was also set to happen. It was too organized in celebration of 125th anniversary of RCOBA. There the end of the walk was marked the beginning of the Rhythm carnival.
Not only with the Richmond community but also with many enticing items, the extravagance of walk was enhanced. Old fashioned automobiles and horse riders were some of the enticements.Members of all the sports and games and clubs and societies of Richmond College walked with their separate placards. Their voices in a unison, resonated R-I-C-H-M-O-N-D-Richmond”
The inter-house Primary sports-meet 2019 was held last Thursday the 21st of February with the participation of the renowned richmonddite Dr.Gayan Eyanayake. There were many events in the sports-meet including the drill display and the ceremonial march past. This event has created a good platform to young Richmonddites to show their talent .
The inter-house sports-meet 2019 of Richmond college was held on the 06th of February at the college Sneath ground under the auspices of the renowned richmonddite, former sports’ captain of the college, superintendent of police, Mr. Vidura P.Jayasinghe.
Darrel house won the championship of the inter-house sports-meet 2019 while Sneath house became 1st runners up and Small house became 2nd runners up. Langdon house remains in the 4th place. .
Chanidu Lakhiru of Darrell house won the award for the best player under 12 category while Rehan Sithila Yapa of Sneath house won the award for the best player under 14 category.
Sanuka Nanayakkara of Darrell house who was the best player under 16 category and was able to break a inter-house sports-meet record in the shot put event. Risinu Randunu Liyanage of Darrell house won the award for the best athlete in under 18 category and Sports captain Binara Thaabrew won the award for the best athlete in under 20 category.
Harith Umayanga of Langdon house was the best athlete in junior catogory and Pasindu Lakshan of Darrell house was the best athlete in senior category while over all Charith Anuraha of Darrell house won the award for the best athlete for the year 2019.
Ceremonial march-past done by the grade 10 students and the drill display done by the grades 7,8 students made a flamboyant picture to event.
Inter House Aquatic Meet of Richmond College was held on 31 of January 2019 at the school Swimming Pool Complex as one of the dignified events of the Richmond calendar in parallel to Inter House Sport Meet . Director of Sport in Southern Province and the Secretary to National School Swimming Association Mr. Krishan Duminda graced this occasion as the Chief Guest.
Nadith Jayawardana is awarded as the best swimmer of the Richmond College under senior category while Tharindu Addithya de Silva won the award under junior category for the year of 2019.
Darrel House won the champions trophy by receiving 199 points,by receiving 97 points Small House became the first Runner up, Sneath House baged 87 points and became the 2nd Runner up while Langdon House became the fourth place by receiving 80 points in the Aquatic meet of 2019.
Prefects’ Investiture of 2019 was recently held in the college Sneeth Ground under the auspice of the principal of Richmond College Mr. Sampath Weragoda. The most senior prefect Thilina Mendis has been appointed as the head prefect for the year of 2019 and Maneth Pathirana is appointed as the secretary. Raveesha Vikum, Thinupa Wijesekara and Thanura Weerasinge are the newly appointed Treasurer, Assistant secretary and Assistant Treasurer for the year of 2019 respectively.
Following Prefects have been elevated to the position of most senior prefects for year of 2019
- Janith Sandaruwam
- Oshan Gunawardana
- Poorna Kavishka
- Praveen Lahiru
- Lahiru Akalanka
- Supun Sandamal
- Akalanka Abewickrama
- Chamodh Isuru
- Tharusha Dilshan
- Pasindu Aluthwala
- Heshan Liyanege
- Ishara Kudagama
- Osura Abeygunawardana
- Geeth Gagana
Including two Richmondites, Chamindu Surath LIyange who excelled the second in All Island and first in district from physical science stream and Shanuka Komalage who became the 13th in All Island and first in district from the biology stream, 393 candidates are able to get through the university entry among 552 candidates by giving the glory and honour to mother Richmond. Moreover Richmond College was able to achieve the excellent academic results in year of 2018,surpassing all other schools in Southern province,carrying ten Richmondites to commendable positions in the district.
- Chamindu Surath Liyange 1st Physical science stream
- Shanuka Komalage 1st Physical science stream
- Thilina Aalagiyawanna 2nd Physical science stream
- Lahiru Viduranga 2nd Commerce stream
- Gunawardana Liyange 4th Biology stream
- Kavindu Nirmana Weerasinghe 4th Physical science stream
- Praveen Sachithra 5th Biology stream
- Duvishka Kavinda 5th Physical science stream
- Keshawa Daluwatta 7th Biology stream
- Kavindu Ramesh 8th common subjects stream
All together sixty eight Richmonddites are able to keep their positions in the best of hundred in their respective subject streams in the district
- Biology stream – 18
- Physical science stream -37
- Commerce stream -6
- Common subject stream 7
2018 of Colors Night of Richmond College was held on 29th of November 2018 at Dr. C.W.W.Kannangara Auditorium.
Renowned old Richmondite, and past cricketer of Richmond College, present test captain of Sri Lanka national team, Surnga Lakmal graced the occasion as the chief guest. Another test cricketer produced by Richmond, and current member of the national team, all rounder Dananjaya De Silva graced of this occasion as the guest of honour.
143 Richmondites were awarded for their excellent performances in national and international levels in cricket, badminton, swimming, gymnastics and for many other track and field events in the years of 2017 and 2018. Out of the 143, 58 Richmondites were awarded with Richmond Colours.
Kasun Amerasena who excelled in badminton, both in national and international level and Kamindu Mendis, who captained Sri Lanka under 19 cricket team joined the exclusive list of Richmond Knights for the glory and honour brought to our Alma Mater.
The 142nd annual prize giving of Richmond College was held on 26th of October 2018 at Dr. C.W.W. Kannangara Auditorium. Event was organized under two categories as junior prize giving and senior prize giving.
Junior Prize Giving was graced by renowned old boy, Dean of the Faculty of Industrial and Vocational Technology, Dr. D.D.D. Suraweera as the chief guest.
Senior Prize Giving was graced by distinguished old boy, Chartered Accountant, The Managing partner of BDO, Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse as the chief guest.
Prizes were awarded to the students who have excelled in a wide range of fields including academic, sports, aesthetic and other extra curricular activities.
The Sri Lankan group of eight students who are leaving for Vietnam to participate in the 19th Asia Physics Olympiad Competition received rupees one million in cash and gifts from President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, today (04).
The group of eight students comprised of Sujatha Vidyalaya, Matara, Eheliyagoda Central College, Richmond College, Galle, Royal College, Colombo, St. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia and Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala will participate the 19th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO 2018) which will take place in Hanoi, from 5th – 13th May 2018.
The President also posed for a group photograph with the students.