Rivinethu Abbhiman, Sinhala Language literary festival of Richmond College was held on 5th of July at C.W.W. Kannangara Auditorium , On the invitation of the principal of Richmond college Dr. Lanka de Silva, Senior lecturer and the former head of the department of Sinhala of the University of Kelaniya graced this occasion as the chief guest.
This event created a good platform for students to show their Sinhala language skill on the stage. Students were also distributed certificates who placed the Sinhala day competition.
Rivminiharasara felicitation ceremony to felicitate best achievers of Ordinary Level exam and Advance level exam was held of 8th of July at C.C.W. Kannangara auditorium under the auspices of the principal of Richmond College Mr. Sampath Weragoda
67 students of O/L who got 9 A passes and 52 students of A/L who achieved best in all island and district levels were felicitated in this occasion.
The ceremony of adornment of “Wes” of 16 students who learnt and practiced Eastern dancing at Richmond College was held on 6th June at the Buddhist shrine premises under the traditional eastern dancing customs. According to the customs of Wes the students were offered to God for a period of days before the ceremony.
The students were adorned “Wes” at the auspicious moment at 6.49 a.m. with the participation of veteran teachers amidst pirith chantings, conch blowings and ceremonial drum beatings .After expelling all evil effects, the dancers presented their debut dance while reciting permitting lines(“waram kavi”).They also presented the ritual “Kohomba Kankariya”.