The all too familiar College anthem “Play up boys of Richmond” was composed by Mr. J. Vincent Mendis in 1914. For almost a century generations of Richmondites have sung this lively awe inspiring song. The Sinhala anthem “Pembara Richmond Meniyeni” was composed by an old Richmondite Mr. Saranaguptha Amarasinghethe, the well known musician in 1951 and the musical arrangement is by his niece Mrs. Leslie Mudalige with assistance from her Uncle.
Thanks due to Mr. Charitha Nanayakkara (Attorney-at-Law), of the Matara OBA for allowing to feature the school anthem which is only an audio version.
Lyrics of both versions are given below.
Click on any of the buttons to listen to the musical score. However you can paly only one version at a time and any other version playing will automatically stop.
The Sinhala Anthem