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Charith Asalanka, the one to watch

Richmond College first XI and Sri Lanka U19 cricket captain Charith Asalanka last week became the second under 19 school cricketer to score a double century in an international match following his fellow Richmondite Yashoda Lanka. Yashda Lanka another proud product of Richmond became the first Sri Lankan school cricketer to score a double century in an international  match scoring 212 runs  against touring England under 19 team. Charith captaining Sri Lanka under 19 team for the second season scored 200 runs against the touring Pakistan under 19 team during the three day match which was played at Suriyawewa International Cricket Stadium.
Charith, the young all rounder who scored a brilliant century this year in the big match against Mahinda College was awarded as the Best Schoolboy Cricketer 2015 at both Singer School Cricket Award 2015 and Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer 2015. He also won the award for the Best All rounder. Other Richmond all rounder Wanidu Hasaranga is also representing Sri Lanka with Charith. Most probably Charith will be captaining Sri lanka U19 team at the U19 world cup next year and we wish him all best in all his future endeavours!
Meanwhile Richmond Past Cricketer Dananjaya De Silva is representing  Sri Lanka with the Sri Lanka A team currently in New Zealand and Suranga Lakmal will probably return to International Cricket after injury during the upcoming tournament against touring West Indies Team. After all Richmond Cricketers in all three major levels of Cricket.

Dananjaya De Silva
Suranga Lakmal

Yashoda Lanka

Dananjaya De Silva

Suranga Lakmal

Second consecutive win for Richmond College

Richmond College recorded their second consecutive win against Mahinda College in their 110th annual cricket encounter, “The Lovers’ Quarrel”. Richmond captain wining the toss on the first day invited Mahinda College captain to bat first. Mahinda after losing five quick wickets for 35 ended up with 173 all out after 60.3 overs , thanks to a patiently scored half  century by Gihan Danushka. Charith Asalanka took 3/54 while Avindu Theekshana took 4/24.
Richmond scored 275 for 8 in 47.5 overs with a record breaking first wicket partnership between Sithara Gimhana and Charith Asalanka. Sithara scored 67 and Charith scored almost a  run a ball 100. Richmond maintained a healthy run rate of above 5.5 during their innings.
Mahinda College started their second innings with  a deficit of 102 runs and were bowled out for 76 runs in 51.4 overs. Richmond College won the match by an innings and 26 runs.Saveen Nanayakkara took 6/26 while Charith Asalanka took 3/12.  Everyone thought that Mahindians  were over cautious trying to protect their wickets rather than scoring runs to bring down the deficit which resulted their downfall. Charith Asalanka was adjudged the man of the match and best batsman while Pasindu Bimsara & Saveen Nanayakkara were awarded with the best fielder & best bowler  respectively.
Cricket lovers of Galle were lucky to witness a cricket match  played with sportsmanship and discipline despite baseless  efforts made by a few people to bring an end to this historical event . It was very heartening to see the friendship and brotherhood displayed among the members of the two teams encouraging and wishing each other whenever a personal milestone was achieved. All in all it was a good display of cricket by all concerned where spectators of both schools also behaved well.





News & Events


Mr Aruna Weerasekara donates Rs 1Million
Distinguished Richmond Old Boy and Old Scout  Mr Aruna Weerasekara donated Rs 1 Million for JAMBORICH 2015.  


Singer School Cricket Awards 2015
Seventeen years old Richmond College All round cricketer Charith Asalanka won the Best Schoolboy Cricketer and The best All rounder  main_img_more


Richmond College Champions of Quiz Competition
Richmond College won the prestigious Tokyo Cement All Island  Inter-school Quiz  main_img_more

43rd Badminton Junior National Championship
Richmond College won the overall championship of the tournamentmain_img_more


Hurrah for Richmondites
For a big match victory we all were               craving


Silver Lines among darkest clouds
The brotherhood of Richmondites & Mahindiansmain_img_more


Minuwandeniya Primary School
As an organisation RCOBA has always worked towards uplifting the standards of our  main_img_more

Aditha Weerasiri Dias first in Physical Science stream
Aditha Weerasiri Dias of Richmond College secured the Island first place in Physical Science Stream at GCE A/L Examination 2013.





Richmond Magazine 2nd edition

RCOBA requests all old boys to provide the following information that is required for the 2nd edition of the Richmond Magazine to be published.
01.Prize list & the principal’s report of 1958 to 1960 & 1965 to 1977
02. Details of the winners of Darrel Medal for 1968, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976 & 1977
Please provide the details to Mr Sisil Surasena , Richmond College Old Boys’ Association,Richmond College, Galle.