The Rollicking Royal Regiment
Magnificent Men, Women & Boys of Royal
Royal Primary School & Royal College have seen the personalities and passage of so many distinguished and magnificent men and women who have walked the corridors within the hallowed premises, and taught and served the many thousands in the most prestigious and premier educational institution, in Sri Lanka, since 1835.
The multitude of students who spent many a wondrous day in class, in the labs, outdoors and on the sports arena, excelling in their efforts and who now may be the custodians of many a prestigious institution, business, profession, organization or field will always remember these teachers and staff members who spared no pain in extending their services with committment, responsibility and justice.
They were the ones who helped us, in no small means, to learn of books, and learn of men, and learn to play the game!
This blog is dedicated to all of them and attempts to capture and portray their personailities, traits, funny moments and significant contributions in every possible and simple way. To those who have passed away we bless their departed souls. For those who still tarry along with us, we wish you many more years of goodness on earth. You have done your job well. May you be reap the best of rewards.
Please send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org for publication on this blog.
The date of this post has also been postdated to Dec 31 2007 in order that it will remain at te top of the blogger, as a header, while all other posts are contained beneath it.
LINKS TO RC PEOPLE
The Royal Video Clip
Royal Thomian Match Souvenirs
RC '59 Group
Past Principals of Royal College
Sacred to the Memory of Principal E L Bradby (TDSA Dissanayaka)
Dudley K G de Silva [Dudda]
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel M K J Cantlay ED JP (AF Sameer, Laki, Rohan Jayatilleke, Daily News)
Bevil St Elmo de Bruin (Sunday Island, Rev Mervin Stoddart, Mel Cooke, Sunday Times)
E C Gunasekera [Kataya] (Lalanath de Silva LLM, Siddiq Ghouse)
M T Thambapillai [Thamba] (ULK)
Kadalay of Royal
61 Group Pics
Class of '49 (TDSA Dissanaike)
1960 Roll Call - sent in by Kusum Perera
Class of '62
Snippets from the past
'61 Group Classroom Antics - 1 [SAPEY]
'61 Group Clasroom Antics - 2 [RUPPERTY]
'61 Group Classroom Antics - 3 [GHANDI]
'61 Group Xlassrooim Antics - 4 [Canto & RITA]
'61 Group Classroom Antics - 5 [Bella]
RC Hostel 1959 Pic
L to R
Row 1: R G Hapuarachchi, , B.N.Ranasinghe, N. Chellappah, Thiagarajah, Zahir Mohamed, M Thassim, Somasunderam, , Pathirana, H.A.Karunasekara.
Row 2: C.Abeywickrama, S Y Samaraweera, Samaratunga, , C S Fernando, , J D M Kulatilleke, L A D Sirisena, Wimal Gunawardena, N.Mendis, Wendell Solomons, Dayaratna, Raheem, S.Canagasabey, , Garret.Fernando, , , S L de Silva, U C Jayasinghe, N R Kumarage, R L Wickramaratne, M A S Dawood
Row 3: N Kalupahana, R Sabapathypillai, Sunil Mendis, N P Nilaweera, , Cassim, Samararatna, , , N M DeRun, A.PL de Vas, Thambiraja, L J K Hettiarachchi, S D Atukorale, T.de Alwis, Lal Ratnayaka, T Sivanesarasa, N Ranasinghe, N G Patikirikorale, P N W Kannangara, P de Silva, Ismail, M D Illangage, , D Kalupahana
Row 4: Leon Belleth, , T B C Edirisinghe, S R K N Sabaratnam, , R Rudran, , Wijayanayagam, L A W Sirisena, L S P Rajendra, S G Gunaratne, , , , ,Hutan Hettiaratchi, Mapa Gunaratne
Row 5: , R A Pothuhera, Mr. L Samararatne, Mrs. Belleth, Mr. C E Belleth, Mr. Dudley K G de Silva, Mr. B St. E de Bruin, Miss Ratnayake, Mr. W Devapriya, T V Wickramasuriya, Sivathondan
Row 6: O K P Gunasekera, Nihal Canagasabey, K I Mahmud, R Chandrasena, D R Pulleperuma, S W Atukorale, D.E R Hapuarachchi, N.S. Kumaranatunge, K K Amaradasa, P G W G Premaratne, K A Gunawardena, M H Subasinghe, W Mallawarachchi, S J W Ambepitiya, S N Jayasinghe, G S C Perera
[Note: space between comma delimiter denotes missing names]
RC Masters 1953 Pic
More ROYAL Links
Royal College Old Hostellers' Association
Royal College OHA Forum
Old Royalists in the UAE
Royalists in Parliament 2002
100 Royal Volunteers at Sarvodaya
Gihan Nilendra Wickremanayake
Dr Colvin Goonaratna
Mr William Norman RAE
Group of '86
Royal Crazy @ Blogsome