At the Under 15 Galle District Hockey tournament ended recently, Richmond team won the District Championship bringing much credit to their Alma Mater. The victorious team consisted of the following players.
E.A.Ravindu, E.A.Danuja Lakshan, A.A.Pasan Sandeepa, , D.P.Vihanga , Ganindu Jayasundara, W.A.S.Yuthmika ,L.N.G.Binara Ishan , W.A.Janith Charuka,W.B.Keshawa Dasun, U.G.Pasindu Tharaka, D.A.A.Gunawardena ,M.K.Hasal Indusara, M.M.N.Shammas, E.D.H.L.Dananjaya, B.Sankha Warapitiya, U.G.Samurdha Udakara, S.G.J.Arachchi, K.Awishka Madhumal, Laksha Fernando .
Mr Lanka Senanayaka , the master in charge of Hockey at Richmond , acts as the driving force behind these victories.
Students in the photo from left – Rajitha Wirajith (com – Dis 03 Island 58 ) , Nipuna Saranga (Com Dis 04 Island 59 ) , Pasindu Hansakumara (Maths Dis 04 Island 77), Shakthi Anjana Maths Dis 03 Island 75 ), Shamin Abewickrama (Maths Dis 09 Island 129 ),The Principal Mr. Sampath Weeragoda , Sachitra Navod ( Com Island 12 ) , Aditha Jayasooriya ( Bio Dis 01 Island 08 ), Githma Hasaranga ( Bio Dis 03 Island 16 ), Sadeepa Thilakarathne ( Bio Dis 2 Island 12 ), Chathura Jayashanka (Maths Dis 01 Island 02 )
Chathura Jayashanka Aditha Jayasooriya Sadeepa Thilakarathne
Admission of new students for grade one of Richmond College occurred on 11th of January 2017.Honourable Minister of Home Affairs Mr. Vajira Abeywardena was the chief Guest of the event while the Member of the Parliamment, Mr Vijepala Hettiarachchi graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.Further Mr Jayantha Jayaweera , Member of the Southern Provincial Council also took part in the event as a special guest
273 students have won the opportunity to enter the grade one classes of Richmond College this year.
At the National Junior Olympiad Competition held recently, Richmond Contestant
K.J.Y .Nithulaka Jayasekara , won gold medal. So far he has made several victories in Mathematics competitions and much is expected from him in future too. Mrs Deepa Jalathge guides him for these victories as the Teacher in Charge of the College Olympiad Pool.
The 18th International Computer Olympiad competition organized by City Montessori school of Lucknow in India , Two Richmond Contestants won a gold medal and a silver medal.
Janindu Samahith Gajanayaka 1st place of E – Kolase Category
Nadith Hansaja Jayawardana 3rd place in Cofas Doodle Category
While Mr Thilakasiri Kariyawasam acted as the master in Charge, Mrs. Warna Ruhunage , Mr. A.W.P.W. Abeydeera and Mrs. Indrapali Jayawardena accompanied the team for this tournament held in India.
The first Western Asian Youth Chess Tournament 2016 was held in United Arab Emirates from 23rd to 30th December 2016 .
Thenura Dilruk Wickramarathne who represented Sri Lanka at this tournament won a silver medal and a bronze medal adding much glory to his Alma Mater and his country.
Rapid Chess Competition – Silver Medal
Standard Chess Competition – Bronze medal
With these victories , Thenura has been named as the first Richmond chess player as well as the youngest Sri Lankan Chess player to win the Candidate Master Title.
Mr Chandana Kumara is the master in charge of the chess team and Mr Gihan Perera trains him as the Coach.
Asian Weight Lifting Tournament 2016 was held in Malaysia recently. There the Richmond players representing the Sri Lankan team , brought several victories to their motherland adding much glory to their Alma Mater too.
- Senior section – 56 kg weight category
Third place – P.O.Jayasundara
- 85 kg Weight Category
Third place – T.S.Jayasuriya
- 95 kg Weight Category
Third Place – Sahan Rajamanthri
Mr Jayantha Hettiarachchi guided these students as the master in charge of the College Weight Lifting Unit.