Last update on 08th Dec 2014
Richmond College OBA UK Branch had it’s AGM on 16th November 2104 at Algerian/Morocco Restaurant Joel Street Northwood with a large number of old Richmondites. Annual Budget was presented by the Treasurer Wickrama Waidyanatha.
There was a very friendly discussions relating to issues of FOC, low Dividend and various other issues.
Dr. Sena Nanayakara requested to relieve him from all activities of FOC as he is unable to continue due to various other commitments. At this stage President thanked him for the tremendous services rendered by him to FOC on behalf of our OBA. Whole house unanimously endorsed with an appreciation of for his services to FOC.Dr.Nanayakkara has been one of the founder members of the FOC, became President twice and held other portfolios in FOC.
Richmond beat Trinity in a thriller to clinch U17 Div 1 title
Last update on 2nd Sep 2014
Stunning fielding and exceptional bowling helped Richmond College, Galle to defend 170 and win the under 17 division 1 championship beating Trinity College, Kandy by 16 runs in a thrilling final worked out at R.Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.
Richmond skipper Charith Asalanka won the toss, elected to bat first without any hesitation. Skipper Asalanka and his opening partner Dhananjaya laid a solid foundation as they scored 26 before both of them were dismissed within 10 balls. Richmond found run scoring difficult as the Trinity College spin attack which comprises 3 left-arm spinners bowled superbly to give away nothing in the middle overs and they captured the occasional wicket to maintain their control of the game.
Thalpe Liyanage Athula Wijesingle
Last update on 9th July 2014
Born: At Habaraduwa (at his mother's ancestral home Nanayakkara's from Habaraduwa)
30th September 1938
Pass away: 20th April 2014
May he attain Nibbana
Kalyanaratna Ranasinghe passed away in NY
Last update on 5 December 2013
Kalyanaratna Ranasinghe attached to the New York Police Department as a Traffic Enforcement Officer died under tragic circumstances while on traffic duty on 30 November where he was run over by a vacuum cleaning truck.
Kalyana who had his full time education at Richmond was a quiet boy,a life saver and a Queens Scout. He got selected to attend the World Scout Jamboree in Philipines. After graduation, he worked as a Telecommunication Engineer in Colombo Metropoliton area.In 1970 he married Dammika Kannangara from Bandaragama who was a teacher at Buddhagosha M.V.Colombo 10.
Richmond Union UK Cricketers win for the 3rd consecutive year
Last update on 12th October 2013
Annual Richmond Mahainda encounter ended in a very friendly and peaceful atmosphere on 8th of September 2013 at the Pinner Cricket Club Grounds, Montesole Ct Pinner, Middlesex HA5 3SA.
Richmond Union hosted the big match as the home side and this year’s big match was well highlighted by large gathering of Richmond old boys living in the UK. They were thoroughly entertained by the spirited Richmond Old cricketers by retaining the trophy for the 3rd consecutive year in grand style.
This year Richmond Union team was captained by Eenaz Salie and Mahinda Union by Roy Dunstan Sundirum. Winning the toss Mahinda captain invited Richmond Union to open the account to take the advantage of the rain affected pitch. Soon their decision paid off by taking 3 quick wickets which was going to be costly for the Richmond Team. But superb 4th wicket partnership between Chanaka Vithanage and Lahiru Rajantha helped Richmond team to safety. By the time Lahiru lost his wicket, Richmond team were in a commanding position. At the end their full quarter of 25 overs Richmond scored 184 for 4 wickets. Chanaka Vithanage reached a well-placed century giving plenty of entertainment for the crowd.
In Reply to the Richmond score, Mahinda Union only manage to get 102 runs all out. Highest scorer was Wickum who contributed 43 run to the total. He also collected 2 wickets for Mahindians.
Gathering was entertained by a Richmondite Harsha Chamindanath with his one piece music band.
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Buwaneka, Sachin win Australian Junior International
Last update on 9th May 2013
Unseeded Buwaneka Goonathileka and Sachin Dias won the under-19 doubles finals and claimed the GOLD medal rewritting history books at the 2013 Australian Junior International Badminton Tournament in Ballarat.
The Sri Lankan pair powered their way to the men’s doubles final after defeating Australia’s Daniel Guda and Toby Wong in straight sets in their semi-final match on 04th May.
Meanwhile, Sasmitha Dayarathne of Vishaka College, Colombo, Kavindi De Silva of Southlands College, Galle, Kabodh Halambage of St. Peters College, Colombo and A. Mahesh of Nalanda College Colombo won Under 19 mens and womens doubles bronze medals.
Richmond College Bicentennial
Last update on 1st April 2013
The first celebrations, the Silver Jubilee was celebrated in 1901,and the Golden Jubilee Anniversary was celebrated in 1926, Fifty years after the inauguration in 1876, when the school was still being administered by the Methodist Missionaries and the tradition had been followed by subsequent Principals and OBA Officials. Accordingly the Diamond Jubilee was celebrated in 1951, during the Principalship of Mr.E R De Silva the first Christian Sri Lankan, and the Centenary in 1976 after the State take over of schools.
Richmond's Bicentennial, the 200th year will fall in 2076, Sixty Four Years from now!
Richmond - Mahinda 108th Lovers' Quarrel Update
Last update 23th March 2013
Richmond - Mahinda 108th Annual Cricket encounter was played at the Galle International Cricket grounds on 22nd and 23rd March 2013 and the match was ended as draw Richmond team was given an impossible target of 114 runs to chase down in 9 overs. Richmond batters gave a real fighting effort by scoring 85 for 1 wicket at the end of the given 9 overs.
Richmond on cloud nine
Last update 01st February 2013 (News Credit: Dailiy Mirror Sports -www.dailymirror.lk)
Richmond continued their winning spree when they coasted to their ninth outright win of the season with a convincing nine wicket win over Dharmaraja in the Under 19 match concluded at Galle yesterday.
This was Richmond’s second successive win within a space of five days having defeated Revatha MMV last Saturday by eight wickets.
Richmond had laid the foundation for their win when play ended on day one having bowled out the Rajans for a low score of 89 and then going on to make a 155.
In memory of late M.D. Yapa - Founder member of RCU - UK
Last update 23rd February 2013
M.D Yapa in the village of Waralla in Sri Lanka was a well known philanthropist known for the impetus he gave to his village school in Waralla which is now known as the M.D.Yapa Central School.
This has been done in memory of this illustrious son now long departed who was the late co founder of this school , and on whose insistence the nine children he bore, had their initial education in this school before proceeding for their higher education to the more prominent and urban schools in Sri Lanka. Ariyapala our departed friend was the eldest sibling in this family of children Keerthie, Padmini, Nalini, Gamini ,Vijitha, Haris, Lal and late Tilak and Asoka who subsequently illuminated the life and times of this remote village Waralla.
Richmond lads clinch U-13 division one title
Last update 13th February 2013
Richmond College U-13 team beat St. Anthony's Wattala by 8 wickets to clinch the Under-13, division I title for the second cosecutive year, in the final played at the Thurstan College's ground, Colombo on Tuesday 12th February.
Ravishka Wijesiri played a sheet anchor role to guide his team to victory with a painstaking 43, sending only three to the fence, out of the 109 balls he faced. Ravishka was ably supported by number four batsman, Kasun Tharuka, with an unbeaten 26, with five hits to the boundary.
Kavindu Ediriweera of Richmond College was adjudged as best bowler while Sawan Prabash was selected as the best batsman.
St. Anthony's College – 136 all out in 44.4 overs
(Sawan Prabash 41, Shalith Fernando 31, Sanil Vidusha 20, Kavinda Ediriweera 3 for 23, Kalidu Adithya 3 for 27, Kosala Hiran 2 for 37)
Richmond College – 137/ 2 in 38.2 overs
(Ravishka Wijesiri 43 n.o, Kasun Tharaka 26 n.o, Thaveesha Abhishek 18)