After the departure of Mr. S. Kariyawasam as Principal, Mr. Piyasena Amarakeethi filled the vacancy. He performed his duties as Principal from January 1978 to February 1979.
Mr. Amarakeerthi joined the Department of Education as a teacher in 1954. He has done invaluable service as a teacher, a lecturer in Training colleges and also as an Education Officer in many parts of Sri Lanka.
Although his service was limited to one year at Richmond College, he did much for the upliftment of the welfare and health facilities of the school. It was he who introduced the “Students Record Book” to the school.