A renowned old boy of Richmond College, the first education minister of Sri Lanka and the father of free education, Dr. Christopher William Wijekoon Kannangara was born on the 13th of October, 1884. The floral tribute in commemoration of the 138th birth anniversary was held in front of the Parakramabahu statue at the Richmond College premises. Hundreds of students and teachers paid their tribute to the great personality by placing a bouquet of flowers on the platform.
The tennis players of Richmond College got an opportunity to show their colours at the Arjun Perera Memorial all island tennis tournament which was organized by the Sri Lanka Tennis Association. There, our school won the under 12 championship and win the 3rd place in the under 14 championship.
The under 18 All Island Baseball championship 2022 organized by the school baseball association came to its end recently at the Sampathnuwara National School grounds. Their the players of our school became the 2nd runners up of the tournament.
Being one of the biggest turning points of life, the Advanced Level Examination determines the future of a student and what his carrier is going to be. The school recently received the results of the 2021 G.C.E.A/L examination, and top ranks of the district. There, from the Biological Science Stream, A.A.Nithika Minwara Jayathilaka became the District 1st and Island 5th, Chamika Indusara Jayasekara became the District 2nd and Island 7th and Yasira Nithulaka Jayasekara became the District 3rd and Island 14th. Further, from the Physical Science Stream, the rank of District 1st and Island 9th was achieved by M.A. Mohomed Aazir, while Vihanga Dewmina Wijesundara Muthumala achieved the rank of District 2nd and Island 14th. And also, Nethmin Kawindu Gimhan Senadirathne was ranked as the District 3rd from the Engineering Technology Stream. The whole Richmond Community conveys their warmest congratulations to those brilliant Richmondites.
“Brain Cypher 2022”, a quiz competition organized by the Mother Sri Lanka Club of Royal College, Colombo and the Quiz Club of Sirimavo Bandaranayake College, Colombo ended recently after giving a great opportunity for Richmondites to showcase their knowledge and intelligence. There, our A team, consisting of Captain Renuja Nanayakkara, Somiru Vinujana, Lochana de Silva and Manuka Rison, were able to attain victory in the overall championship. Further, our B team, consisting of Captain Sadanu Sasnula, Ganindu Swarnajeewa, Treshan Weerasooriya and Senidu Induwara, won the fourth place.
The Dr.C.W.W.Kannangara Auditorium recently became a venue where many victories were achieved by Richmond College from the Southern Province Aerobics and Gymnastic tournament. Said victories were, the 3rd place of the under 16 trio category, 3rd place of the under 16 individual category, 1st place of the under 18 individual and trio categories, 1st place of the under 20 category, and last but not least, our school became the runner’s up of the overall tournament.
The Richmond Scrabble Players were given a chance to shine on the 27th of August at the International Women’s Club premises, during the 32nd All Island Scrabble age group tournament, which was organized by the Sri Lanka Scrabble League. There, from the under 13 category, Tharin Kariyawasam won the championship and Ayush Haputhanthri won the 2nd runner’s up, while Thineth Kaveesh and Ruchintha Gamage was able to win the 4th and 5th places respectively. Further, Nimuthu Witharana achieved the 4th place of the under 18 category.
The basketball players of Richmond college were able to show their skills at the under 17 Southern Province school Basketball Tournament which was held on the 6th of August at Dharmasoka college Ambalangoda. There our team won all the matches and got selected to the final round against the Dharmasoka players in which they managed to defeat the opponents with an amazing score of 60-31, ranking themselves as the Southern Province Champions. Further more, they have qualified to the all island championship.
All island under 14 base ball tournament was head in recently ( 2020/01/17) at the Hapuagla Engendering faculty stadium with the participation of 14 base ball teams of Island wide. Richmond College won the championship by defeating Ananda college of Colombo at the finals. Further five Richmondites were appreciated as follows,
Best Pitcher K.G. Yasandu Kiriella
Best 1st Baseman K. Piyushan Thareen
Best 3rd Basemen W.S. Thamindu Pradeeptha
Best Shortstop W. Chamitha Senarathne
Best Catcher R.A. Kaveesha Randilu
Thaveesha Abeishek, Dilum Sudeera and Amshi de Silva of Richmond college have been selected to represent Sri Lankan team for upcoming under 19 Word Cup