Dr Ariyasena U Gamage

I was grief stricken in no small measure to hear the news of his passing away this forenoon. You have done your part to your beloved parents hailing from the South SL, your alma mater, Richmond College and the humankind. Your life is not in vain. You have created history by your innovative establishment of the Saradiel Village at Mavanella, your second home.  This is a marvel appreciated by local tourist and the tourist worldwide. How great is your thinking to appreciate the life of Saradiel from Utuwankanda. You undoubtedly spent your time and money to gather and do research to evaluate the life of Saradiel, who rather come to be popular as the legendary Robin Hood. Then he created this wonder. Dr. Ariyasena was the Professor of Community Medicine, an apt profession to serve the populace of Sri Lanka and your untainted interest in the preservation of nature; you were a lover of fauna and flora.

I remember vividly Dr. Gamage, the chief guest at the Richmond College Prize Giving some years back. He exhibited his gratitude to his teachers by presenting some of his books, coming down the stage. He was an artist too. He has travelled extensively in study tours and his knowledge is vast. He has written a multitude of books on common topics of health and Medicine. They are very popular among the masses and his name will be remembered generation after generation. May he attain the supreme bliss of Nibbana!

 P K Senadeera, his former teacher.

New Secretary for RCOBA

Mr Anil Fonseka has been appointed as the new Secretary of Richomond College Old Boys’ Association during the Annual General Metting held on 19th March 2017. He has held the position of Hony.Secretary of RCOBA twice before and during such time he has contributed immensely towards the success of RCOBA and the school. Mr Fonseka holds the position of  National Head – Agency Sales Force Management of Fairfirst Insurance LTD (Amalgamated company of former Union Assuarance General LTD & Asian Alliance General Insurance LTD). Mr G.J Weerasena was also appointed as the Treasurer of RCOBA. We wish them all the best in all their future endeavours!

Richmond Colors Night 2016

Richmond Colors Night 2016 is held on 27th of November 2016  at the Medical Faculty Auditorium, Karapitiya. Mr Sunil Hettiarachchi, Secretary, Ministry of Education will grace the function as the chief guest and Mr Lasantha  De Silva,Chairman, Sandatenna Group Of Companies, will be  the Guest of honour. Colombo Union of Richmond Old Boys’ Association are the proud sponsors of the event.

As a novel concept, “RICHMOND KNIGHT”  award,for the first time,is awarded at this Colors Night and it is considered as the most prestigious award a Richmond player can win in his life time. Richmond Knights for year 2014, 2015 and 2016 will be awarded at the Colors Night 2016. Colombo Union  together with Richmond 80 – 90 Group are sponsoring awards for “Richmond Knights” while  Richmond 90-2000 group also extends their support in making this function a reality.

The ceremony will  start at 6.15 pm and  Bhathiya and Santhush make the event colourful with their performances .

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MR. Sunil Hettiarachchi

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MR.Lasantha De Silva

Richmond Walk 2016

Richmond Walk organized to celebrate the Centennial Celebration of Richmond

Colombo Union and the 140th milestone of the proud Richmond mission ,was held with utmost grandeur and prestige ,on last 28th October 2016.Representing all games and services in progress at the College ,more than 2300 students and 250 staff members participated in the event.More than 500 other participants including past teachers , past prefects and old boys joined the walk adding much glamour to this historic event. Participation of the past principals , Mr B .Sooriarachchi ,Mr W.N.R.P.Dannias ,Mr Thilak Wijewardane  Mr E.M.S.Ekanayake,as well as Mr Gamini Jayawardena ,renowned old boy and the principal of Mahinda College,, was a great honour for this venture ,Renowned Old Boy, the Governor of the Southern Province Hon   Dr Hemakumara Nanayakkara participated in it as the chief Guest.The closing Ceremony of the event , was  held at the Galle International Cricket Stadium Premises with the participation of all who joined in the walk. Mr Vipul Hettige,the Chairman of the Colombo Union,Mr B.Sooriarachchi,representing all the past principals, Mr Sunil Dahanayake ,the Secretary of the OBA,  Mr A.U.Welarathne ,the secretary of the SDS ,and the College Principal Mr Sampath Weragoda addressed the gathering .Warm wishes of all were conveyed to the Colombo Union  for a better and a brilliant future

 

. ooyy