Articles for the Month of September 2016

Scouting – President’s Medal

Two Richmond Scouts, V.G.Chirath Nirmana and D.S.Isuru Hirun  of Richmond College won President’s medal on 21st of September 2016. V.G.Chirath, born on 17th July 1998 joined the college scouts troop in 2006 and won the Gold Star  as a cub scout.He took part in several International jamborees including 4th Asian Jamboree in Thailand, 29th APR Jamboree as well as RISGO 2013 Jamboree.

D.S.Isuru Hirun ,born on 24th May 1998  joined the college scouts troop in 2006. He also has won the Gold Star as  a cub scout and  has represented all the above mentioned international Jamborees.

Mr A.W.P.W Abeydeera and Deputy Principal Mr Piyasiri Kumarage  are the masters in Charge of the college scouts troop.

All Island National School Weight Lifting Competition

All Island National School  Weight Lifting Competition was held recently with the participation of a large number of National Schools in the island.  Representing Richmond College Sahan Randunu Rajamanthri  competed in the event and won the gold medal, bringing much credits to his Alma Mater. Mr Jayantha Hettiarachchi , is  the master in charge of the college Weight Lifting unit.

All Island Aerobic Gymnastic competition

All Island Aerobic Gymnastic competition of National School Athletic Meet 2016 was held recently  with its usual grandeur.
There the Richmond Aerobic player A.A.Mahoga Harith Pamuditha  won the all island third place. Mrs Isuri Gunaseka , the teacher in charge of the Aerobics Gymnastic unit of the college , guided and trained him for towards this achievement.

All Island Western Music and Drama Competition 2016

All island Western Music and Drama Competition 2016 came to its end on September 11th at Thirsten College premises Colombo.Richmond Primary, Secondary and Senior Choirs, won the first places at the provincial competition.
Both Primary and Secondary choirs won  the second places at the finals of All island Western Music and Drama Competition. Mrs. Oshadee Wijebandara ,the teacher in charge of the Western Music unit and Mrs.Dhanushka Kariyawasam and Mrs Melani Abeyrathne,he teachers of  western music,  guided these students towards this achievement

“Ulpatha Pamula” on 21st Wedneasday

Third episode of “Ulpatha Pamula “ entertainment event will be held on 21st Wednesday at the college Swimming Pool Complex from 6.30 p.m. onwards. This novel concept of College principal Mr Sampath Weragoda, has been initiated with the prime intention of enhancing the interest of enjoying classical music and songs among  younger generation instead of being taken away by the modern trends of westernized music and songs..Ranwala Balakaya lead by Mr Sahan Ranwala is to take part in the event. College Wednesday Evening Club in collaboration with Old Boys group of 2008 organizes the event .An open invitation is made to all by the organizers to witness the event.

Isuru Malinda sets new record in long jump

G.Isuru Malinda of Richmond College established a new record in under 18 long jump with an effort of 7.17m during John Tarbet Athletic meet 2016 held at Diyagama, erasing previous record of 7.09m held by Shehan Visanperuma of Lyceum International in 2015.
Silver Medal was  won by Ishan Dimuthu again of Richmond College with an effort of 7.03m .The previous record holder Shehan could manage only the bronze medal with 6.96m.

Photo courtesy: Daily Mirror



Higher Appreciation for “Brain and Mind”



Today’s My most important event was to deliver a speech to the Advanced level students of that great school Richmond College in Galle, at the invitation of the Principal Mr Sampath Weragoda and of Nalaka Jaysena an outstanding scholar of the School and of mine. The geographical situation of this school in one of the highest peaks in Galle . I was surprised and in awe at the discipline of the students. In a place with a  student population of 5,000 I did not hear a single voice. The high standard of cleanliness and the environment mesmerised me. I was highly taken up by the dedication of the staff. I wish this great school greater heights with the new vision and guidance of the new Principal.

                                                                                                       Professor Venerable Agalakada Sirisumana Thero,
                                                                                                       Department of Sinhalese,
                                                                                                       University of Colombo.





Newly bestowed resources of the College

The principal Mr Sampath Weragoda ceremonially declared open following three units/offices  on 1st of September 2016.

1.College printing unit

2.Office of the Assistant Principal of Advanced Level section

3.Office of the sectional head of Advanced Level classes

4 Office of the  Assistant principal( Physical resources and school environs)

Renovated science  laboratory of grade 6,7,8,  students was also among the resources bestowed.Total cost was around  Rs 1,100,000/- .The whole project had been guided  by the college principal with  the assistance and contribution of the Deputy principal Mr B.C.A.Hemantha. Valuable contributions were also made by  Mr Pradeep Kaluarachchi and Mr Lanka Senanayake.

ast-principal-office science-lab

TIMC -Taiwan International Mathematics Competition 2016

TIMC -Taiwan International Mathematics competition 2016 was held in Chiangmai city in Taiwan from  14th to 21st of August 2016. Representing Sri Lanka Kisara Sandaluka Kodituwakku  of Richmond College participated  the event for the  fourth  consecutive time and won two medals in both events where  he competed.He won the  silver medal of the  group event and also won the bronze medal in the individual competition.Kisara , who has won a number of mathematics and science Olympiad titles before. He was the  all island first  in grade five scholarship examination in 2012. Mrs Deepa Jalath , the teacher in  charge of the Maths Olympiad unit of  Richmond College guides him to achieve these remarkable heights.

Commonwealth Chess Championship 2016

Malan Pathirana and Thenura Dilruk Wickramarathne of Richmond College have shown their brilliant talents at the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2016, held at  Citrus Hotel Waskaduw, earning much credit to their Alma mater. Malan Pathirana won the championship of under 12 age category while Thenura Dilruk  won the silver medal of under 8 age category.

Malan Pathirana has so far recorded a number of national level and international level victories .Given below are some of his brilliant performances.

Malan Pathirana

Malan Pathirana


1.)Merit Award and the 6th place in Asia at the Asian school Rapid Chess Tournament 2013
2). 5th place in Asia at under 9 age category at the 9th Asian School Chess Championship 2013
3)Bronze medal  of under 10 age category at  Damso International Chess Championship 2013
4) Championship of the Colombo International Chess Championship 2013
5)Championship of the under 10 age category at Southern Province Chess Rating  Tournament 2014

Similarly Thenura Dilruk too has so far earned many  victories for his glory.Among the the following are of much importance.

Thenura Dilruk Wickramarathne

Thenura Dilruk Wickramarathne

1).6th place at the 12th Asian school Blitz Chess Championship 2016
2) Champion of the National  Youth Chess Championship 2016
3) Champion of the National Youth Chess Championship 2015
4) Runner up of the National Youth Rapid  Chess Championship 2015

   These two players , with their brilliant performances ,are adding  much glamour to their Alma Mater and to the motherland.