Appointment of Mr. Thilak Waththuhewa as Principal of Royal College

We extend a warm welcome to the new Principal of Royal College, Mr. Thilak Waththuhewa. Mr.
Watthuhewa is a qualified and experienced educator and education administrator who served in
several prestigious institutions prior to his appointment to the School on 11th August 2023.

Mr. Waththuhewa is a Certified Business Accountant (CBA) from the Institute of Chartered
Accountants Sri Lanka, with a Bachelors Degree in HRM from the University of Kelaniya (B.B.Mgt
HRM Special ), a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Open University) and a Master of Education
Planning and Management from IIEP, France.

He has previously been the Principal of Nalanda College and Richmond College. He also held several
senior positions in the Ministry of Education, including SLEAS 1, Zonal Director of Education - Galle,
Provincial Coordinator -NSBS Project -PMOE Southern, Zonal Director of Education - ZEO
Habanthota, Provincial Coordinator for several other projects and Assistant/ Deputy Director
Planning (Acting) and Assistant Director Commerce, Southern Province. He has also served in the
private sector with extensive experience, prior to working with the Ministry of Education.

He is a past student of Dutugemunu Central College, Buttala.

We wish you, Sir, a successful tenure at the helm of Royal College!

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Inaugural Publication of the ‘SERVE’ quarterly eNews Bulletin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I am pleased to forward the inaugural publication of the ‘SERVE’ eNews Bulletin published by the ORGACO, on behalf of the Royal College Union. ‘SERVE’ will be a quarterly publication and I request all old Royalists groups, professional bodies and overseas affiliates associated with the RCU to share news and information about projects, activities, events and any other newsworthy material related to Royal College or its alumnus, with the publishing committee (ORGACO) of the magazine. I take this opportunity to thank the Deputy Chairman of the ORGACO and his committee, for taking the initiative to recommence a publication that will be an important platform to share news related to our alma mater, the RCU and its alumni.
Floreat! Col. (Dr.) Hiran Wimalaratne Secretary RCU / CEO
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Royal College Rugby Rally 1st December 2019

The Rally to raise funds for Royal Rugby For the 2020 Season, is an exciting event organized to generate a minimum Fund of Rs2.0M. The funds will be utilized to support the development and welfare of Royal Rugby Players thru the season and will go towards Nutrition,Rehabilitation,Medical Needs And Meals. We , as the organizing Committee seek your support thru Participation As A Driver or thru a donation.Each Drivers contribution will be Rs25K and the Rally will be Approx 70KM s around Colombo and Suburbs and will commence From Royal College And End up At The Orient Club for Lunch and awards.The Duration of the Rally will be Approximately 3 Hours. Any Donations can be made to our Acct As Follows Seyla Bank Milleniun Branch Acct Royal College Rugby Rally Fund Account 0860 00041373 004.Pl advise your deposit details to Prdeep De Silva,Hon Treasurer to obtain an Official receipt.He can be contacted on or mobile 077 9158536.
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Annual School Medical Inspection program (SMI) For Grade 1, 4 and 7 students – 2019 by Royal College Doctors Association (RCDA)

Recognizing the importance of early screening of medical problems prevalent among school children, the volunteer hands at the Royal College Doctors’ Association (RCDA) carried out the Annual School Medical Inspection Program on 9th- 11th of July 2019, at the Royal College premises. In taking measures to detect and prevent diseases and ailments of subtle nature in order to ensure students’ uninterrupted wellbeing, studies, and sports, the RCDA with the patronage of the School health Officers from MOH, screened the students of Grade One, Four and Seven. In Each year, these medical examinations aimed at detecting, treating and following up on factors affecting the health and wellbeing of students such as the Nutritional status, Vision, hearing, psychological and other systemic medical illnesses. On first two days, nearly 60 Doctors from RCDA and the Ministry of Health examined around 700 students from Grade One and Four and on the second day, about 640 students of Grade Seven were examined. In addition by adhering to the National Guidelines on De-worming Children; de-worming treatment was provided to all the Primary section students of the Royal College. Of the students who took part in the medical checkup, those were identified with defects and diseases were referred to relevant specialized care for further investigation, treatment and follow up. On the third day, students of Grade Seven were given “adult Tetanus and Diphtheria” (aTD) vaccine. About 520 students received the vaccine, which was the highest number of vaccinations given in a SMI program totaling 74% immunity coverage against Tetanus and Diphtheria. A team of old Royalist medical officers who are specialized in Anesthesia, Critical & Emergency care, together with School health unit staff carried out the immunization project, making certain that there were not any adverse reactions to vaccines administered against diphtheria and tetanus. The effort and dedication of the medical ‘task force’ (RCDA) that is the Old Royalist Doctors who volunteer their expertise and sacrifice the time showing love, respect and care in returning the debt to their beloved Alma Mater must be commended and highly appreciated. A very special gratitude should be accorded to the organizers of the SMI 2019, Dr. H. R. Thambawita and Dr. P. D. Wijeratne of RCDA, for their untiring efforts in organizing and coordinating the event between the Schools Health office of the Ministry of Health and the Royal College to achieve highest immunization rate ever making this program a huge success.
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