Another traditional event associated in parallel to the Lovers’ Quarrel, The Roar of Two brave Lovers, Richmond Mahinda big debate was held on the 13th of March 2019 at Sir Henry Steel Olcott Hall, Mahinda College. Sinhala and English debating teams, a team of Old boys from both schools took part in this traditional event.
The annual cricket encounter between Richmond College and Mahinda College also fondly known as “The Lovers’ Quarrel” was started way back in 1905.
Records of Debating of Richmond College can be found during the period of the Principal, Rev. J.H Darrel. However, Richmond and Mahinda friendly debate was started much later in the 1940s.
Debating Teams of Richmond College.
English: Rasula Yaithya (Captain), Lakindu Kariyawasam, Himanshu Sahabandu, Chehan Jayasuriya, Shashmitha Kurukula Arachchi.
Sinhala: Dulasith Nanayakkara (Captain), Nisala Nuwanidu, Thisara Kavinda, Tharuka Thathsara, Chamod Dewunith.
Debating Teams of Mahinda College.
English: Tharindu Mahendra(Captain), Devin Bopage, Navoda Nirmal. Savin Edirisinghe, Sandil Damsara
Sinhala: Isara Upamada(Captain), Akindu Narangoda, Charith Induwara, Lehan Nalagamage, Navoda Nirmal.