Thilina Mendis -Head Prefect for the year of 2019

Prefects’ Investiture of 2019 was recently head in the college Sneeth Ground under the auspicious of the principal of Richmond College Mr. Sampath Weragoda. The most senior prefect Thilina Mendis has appointed as the head prefect for the year of 2019 and Maneth Pathirana is appointed as the secretary. Raveesha Vikum, Thinupa Wijesekara and Thanura Weerasinge are the newly appointed Treasurer, Assistant secretary and Assistant Treasurer for the year of 2019 respectively.

Following Prefects have been elevated to the position of most senior prefects for year of 2019

  1. Janith Sandaruwam
  2. Oshan Gunawardana
  3. Poorna Kavishka
  4. Praveen Lahiru
  5. Lahiru Akalanka
  6. Supun Sandamal
  7. Akalanka Abewickrama
  8. Chamodh Isuru
  9. Tharusha Dilshan
  10. Pasindu Aluthwala
  11. Heshan Liyanege
  12. Ishara Kudagama
  13. Osura Abeygunawardana
  14. Geeth Gagana

Richmond Shields outstanding results in Advanced Level – 2018

Including two Richmondites, Chamindu Surath LIyange who excelled the second in All Island and first in district from physical science stream and Shanuka Komalage who became the 13th in All Island and first in district from the biology stream, 393 candidates are able to get through the university entry among 552 candidates by giving the glory and honour to mother Richmond. Moreover Richmond College has achieved the excellent academic results in year of 2018,surpassing all other schools in Southern province by carrying ten Richmondites to ten best positions in the district.

  1. Chamindu Surath Liyange 1st  Physical science stream
  2. Shanuka Komalage 1st  Physical science stream
  3. Thilina Aalagiyawanna 2nd  Physical science stream
  4. Lahiru Viduranga 2nd  Commerce stream
  5. Gunawardana Liyange 4th Biology stream
  6. Kavindu Nirmana Weerasinghe 4th Physical science stream
  7. Praveen Sachithra  5th  Biology stream
  8. Duvishka Kavinda 5th Physical science stream
  9. Keshawa Daluwatta 7th Biology stream
  10. Kavindu Ramesh 8th common subjects stream

All together sixty eight Richmonddites are able to keep their positions in the best of hundred in their respective subject streams in the district

  1. Biology stream – 18
  2. Physical science stream -37
  3. Commerce stream -6
  4. Common subject stream 7

Richmond Night 2018

2018 of Colors Night of Richmond College was held on 29th of November 2018 at Dr. C.W.W.Kannangara Auditorium.

Renowned old Richmondite, and past cricketer of Richmond College, present test captain of Sri Lanka national team, Surnga Lakmal graced the occasion as the chief guest. Another test cricketer produced by Richmond, and current member of the national team, all rounder Dananjaya De Silva graced of this occasion as the guest of honour.

143 Richmondites were awarded for their excellent performances in national and international levels in cricket, badminton, swimming, gymnastics and for many other track and field events in the years of 2017 and 2018. Out of the 143, 58 Richmondites were awarded with Richmond Colours.

Kasun Amerasena who excelled in badminton, both in national and international level and Kamindu Mendis, who captained Sri Lanka under 19 cricket team joined the exclusive list of Richmond Knights for the glory and honour brought to our Alma Mater.

142nd Annual Prize Giving of Richmond College

The 142nd annual prize giving of Richmond College was held on 26th of October 2018 at Dr. C.W.W. Kannangara Auditorium. Event was organized under two categories as junior prize giving and senior prize giving.

Junior Prize Giving was graced by renowned old boy, Dean of the Faculty of Industrial and Vocational Technology, Dr. D.D.D. Suraweera as the chief guest.

Senior Prize Giving was graced by distinguished old boy, Chartered Accountant, The Managing partner of BDO, Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse as the chief guest.

Prizes were awarded to the students who have excelled in a wide range of fields including academic, sports, aesthetic and other extra curricular activities.

Singer U19 School Limited Over Cricket Tournament -Richmond College crowned Champions again

An all-round performance from Sandun Mendis guided Richmond College  to a comfortable victory against St.Peter’s College in the Singer U19 Limited Overs Tournament Final that was played at the Galle International Cricket Stadium.
Electing to bat first, Richmondites were in a bit of bother with 106 for 6 when Sandun Mendis arrived at the crease to join Dilum Sudeera. They managed to keep the scoreboard ticking. Sudheera played the anchor role, as Sandun attacked from the other side and  went on to make 42 off 57 deliveries.
This partnership took Richmond to 201 for 9 in their  50 overs.In reply  Miflal Ameen walked into bat with skipper Santhush Gunathilaka. It proved to be a mistake when both Gunathilaka and Ameen was clean bowled by Dhananjaya Lakshan in the very first over.
However, Sulakshana and Shanon Fernando  were going smoothly but it was Sandun Mendis once again who came to the rescue of the Richmondites.
He struck twice in his first over, taking the wickets of Sulakshana Fernando for 25 and Ranmith Jayasena for a 2 ball duck. The Peterites were in dire straits and it did not get any better for them. One of the experienced players of the side Shalith Fernando fell shortly afterwards for 12, cleaned bowled by Mendis.
Peterites  were 89 for 7 when Shanon Fernando and Sachin Silva got together for the 8th wicket. The pair added 47 runs as Shanon, after coming to the crease in the very first over, scored a well composed half century. He fell  to Mendis as well, as the off-spinner picked up a 5-wickets.
Kanishka Maduwantha’s fighting 39.
Richmond ended up being champions for the second consecutive year and it was Sandun Mendis who was unsurprisingly names Man of the Match for his performance with both bat and ball. Gallery>>

Dananjaya’s heroic performance carries Richmond College to the final

A heroic all round performance of Dananjaya Lakshan, the captain of Richmond College  sealed off their place in the final of Singer under 19 Sri Lanka School limited over tournament. The second semi final of the tournament was played at St.Peters College ground on 24th April. It looked a better  track for batting and Richmond skipper Dhananjaya Lakshan won the toss and elected to field first to make use of the early start and whatever moisture available on the pitch. Dananjaya ripped through the Thomian top order with an excellent opening spell of seam and swing bowling.He captured the first five wickets to fall to leave the boys from Mount Lavinia reeling at 64/5. Thomians were 221 for 7 after 50 overs.
Richmond lost two quick wickets including f Kamindu Mendis at the star. Thomians’ fight back in to the game continued.  Dhananjaya Lakshan  put up a grand show with the bat stroking the ball to all parts of the ground in Bambalapitiya. His initial partnership of 109 with Thaveesha Abishek(36) for the third wicket laid the foundation for the run chase, before he put on another useful partnership of 65 runs with Dilum Sudeera.  Sandun Mendis came and went but nothing stopped the confident man from down south Dhananjaya Lakshan as he went on his merry way to eventually remain unbeaten on 130* and guided his team to an emphatic five wicket win and a place in the final against St. Peter’s.

Scores :  St.Thomas College 221/7 (50 overs) Dananjaya Lakshan 5/36
Richmond College 222/5 (43.2 overs) Dananjaya Lakshan 130*, Thaveesha Abishek 36

19th Asia Physics Olympiad Competition

The Sri Lankan group of eight students who are leaving for Vietnam to participate in the 19th Asia Physics Olympiad Competition received rupees one million in cash and gifts from President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, today (04).

The group of eight students comprised of Sujatha Vidyalaya, Matara, Eheliyagoda Central College, Richmond College, Galle, Royal College, Colombo, St. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia and Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala will participate the 19th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO 2018) which will take place in Hanoi, from 5th – 13th May 2018.

The President also posed for a group photograph with the students.