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.

 

G.C.E Ordinary Level Results of Richmond College

The Examination Department announced that the GCE O/L result-2017 had been released. The results of Richmond College has got an improvement in Ordinary Level. 355 Students sat for the exam this time. out of them 326 students are fortunate enough to do advanced level. The percentage is 91.80%.

Number of Sat 355
Number of Students Qualified to AL 326
Pass Percentage 91.80%
Number of Students  got 9As 57
Number of Students got 8As 49
Number of Students got 7As 27

 

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.

Tour De Force

The two schools jointly organised a bicycle paraded for the students for the first time in the history of Richmond – Mahinda big match. Students, old boys and parents paraded over 15km peacefully demonstrating the true friendship and brotherhood among the two school that has been there for over a century. Gallery>>

Dananjaya & Kamindu steer Sri Lanka to victory

Some classy batting by opener Dananjaya Lakshan who scored 101 unbeaten and skipper Kamindu Mendis all round performance with 3/35 and unbeaten 74 brought 7 wicket win to Sri Lanka in their opening match of under 19 World Cup against Ireland. Irishman had no answer to some exceptional, classy batting of the two Richmondites. Dananjaya was adjudged the man of the match. Pictures courtesy SLC & ESPNCRICINFO

Tribute

To all grieved family members, relatives, his pupils & friendsDeepest sympathies, on the passing away of Mr. Sugathadasa Kariyawasam. I was grief stricken and brought me to tears, when his dearly beloved wife, Hemalatha passed the sad news. Numerous are matters to write about this genial friend who was my classmate since 1948 until we finished school life in 1959 at Richmond College, Galle. In spite of travelling nearly 8 Km to school from his home at Talagaha , Akmeemna he managed to take part in the javelin throw at the sports meet.

He joined the tutorial staff of his alma mater as a teacher after graduating in Science in the University of Colombo in 1961. Rightfully he was well accepted as an excellent teacher of mathematics in the Advance Level. He produced good results during his period of teaching enabling many students gaining entrance to the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science. He was the master in charge of cricket.

He was the Vice principal and was appointed as the Principal after a short spell as Officiating Principal. That was in 1971 to 1977.

He was a fun-loving man of subtle humour. He moved with students, teachers and numerous friends equally at ease disregarding their status, and ever helpful in their hours of difficulties. He used to take me home from Galle, in his Morris Minor EL 1750 and drop me at my doorstep in Godakanda, as night falls after a few games of Billiards, his favorite pastime in his leisure hours.

Domiciled in Nigeria for over 23 years he was teaching in Colleges of Education. All his three sons were educated there passing out as engineers in Universities of International standard. The responsibility his wife endured, in an alien land to bring up their children is praiseworthy. This facilitated his husband’s effort.

His three sons presently run their own Engineering Enterprise in Abujah, the capital of Nigeria. I am fully aware his beloved wife, and his most cherished sons, Danesh, Dharshana and Dayan together with his ever amiable daughters-in-law, did their best to keep him comfortable until Death laid his icy hands on this gentle human being. Special thanks should be bestowed on his daughter in-law, a medical officer who was ever concerned with her father-in-law in collaboration with her father, Mr. Austin Fernando.

I used to visit him often when he was back in SL and living in his home at Morris Rd, Galle. To ease treatment for his illness he moved to his Son’s residence at Hedges Court, Borella, and from there to Rajagiriya. I visited him at these places too.

We had lunch together on my last visit to his residence at Talawatugoda one and a half months back. He insisted me to come again. I regret circumstances failed a re-visit. 

Now I bid you good bye, Dear Kari, my closest friend whose life was a candle among us faded away, your lovable memories ever growing in our heart. May you attain the bliss of Nibbana !

P. K Senadheera