MR. TUDOR DE SILVA, B. A. (19? —197?)
html css templatesWhen the Richmond student population increased the need to have an additional Vice Principal arose and Mr. Tudor de Silva who was then a Senior Staff member was appointed as one of the Vice Principals.
MR. P. K. SENADEERA, BSC, DIP.ED (1961 — 1973)
html css templatesMr. P. K. Senadeera joined Richmond as a student in 1946 and left in 1959 to join the University of Ceylon. He was a brilliant student having won the prizes for Drawing, Hand Work and the General Science in the Junior School. He won the prizes for Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics at the Senior school. He was a school Prefect as well.
Having passed out with a BSc degree he rejoined Richmond as a Staff member and taught Botany and Chemistry. As a teacher his pupils will remember him to be a tutor who took pains to teach his students and who would take them on excursions extolling the virtues of ecology and environment which he loved. They would also recall his involvement in all school functions be it the Prize giving or the Big Match or an exhibition.
He was awarded the Grade I special post and was made the Deputy Principal of the College. In 1973 he joined the Teacher Training School at Pattalagedera as a Lecturer. In the eighties he was attached to the Amarasuriya Training College, Unawatuna, Galle and went to Nigeria. After his overseas stint he returned to Sri Lanka and rejoined the Amarasuriya Training College and prematurely retired in 1991 having taken advantage of the option offered by the Education Department.
Since retiring he has been an active member of the RCOBA and was the Administrative Secretary from 1994 to 2001. It gave him much joy and pleasure to be associated with the college even after retirement. He is a Vice Patron of the RCOBA and continues with his association of the college.
MR. A. A. MENDIS, BA, DIP. ED.(1974 — 1977)
html css templatesMr. A. A. Mendis was appointed the Vice Principal in in 1974 in place of Mr. Senadeera.
MR. K. VITHANACHCHI, (1978 — 1980)
html css templatesMr. K. Vithanachchi was appointed the Vice Principal in 1978.
MR. EDWARD FRANCIS RANASINGHE, (1980 — 1986)
html css templatesMr. Edward Francis Ranasinghe hails from Akuressa and joined Richmond in 1948 as a school boy and left the college after completing his higher studies in 1958. He came back to the College as a teacher and was appointed the Vice Principal in 1980. He left Richmond on promotion becoming the Principal of Veluwana MV and then the Principal of Nalanda College. Now in retirement he shuffles between UK-Sri Lanka-Australia where his children live.
MR. D. J. E. SURAWEERA BA, DIP. ED, MA, (1981 — 1985)
html css templatesMr. D. J. E. Suraweera was appointed the Vice Principal in 1978. He was an old boy of Richmond and went on to serve the College for a long time.
He has passed away now.
MR. G. K. THILAK WIJEWARDENA BSC, DIP. ED, (1985 — 1994)
html css templatesMr. G. K. Thilak Wijewardena was appointed the Vice Principal in 1985.
MR. M. S. ASOKA MENDIS, (1967 — 1999)
html css templatesMr. Asoka Mendis as he was better known was appointed the Vice Principal in in 1974 in place of Mr. Senadeera. He studied at Richmond and was an athlete during his student days and was familiar with Richmond traditions.
PRINCIPALS OF PRIMARY SCHOOL
MR. P. D. O. C. WICKRAMASINGHE (1946—1967)
html css templatesMr. P. D. O. C. Wickramasinghe better known as Mr. Christopher Wickramasinghe or simply as “PDOC” joined the Richmond Staff in 1946. He was the Principal of the Primary section and he left Richmond on promotion as a School Inspector in 1966, having served Richmond for 20 long years. A keen scout Master he was in charge of the Cubs and made an indelible contribution to the College. He was the Scout Commissioner for Galle. He passed away in 1977.
The Practicing School aka “Pin Isokle, Singhala Isokale, Vernacular School” which has been part of the larger mission educational establishment was amalgamated during Mr. Welikala’s time with Richmond in 1964 which was the last of many schools that hitherto existed on the hill to be amalagamated with the first school. With this exercise the Principal of that School Mr. G. Ruwanpathirana became the Principal of the Primary School.
MR. G. RUWANPATHIRANA (1964)
html css templatesMr. Ruwanpathirana was absorbed into Richmond in 1964 from the Practicing School and was the Principal of the Primary School although for sometime until he went on transfer to another school as a Vice Principal.