Golden Anniversary of Priya & Nadani Welikala

Last update on 20th June 2017

Some of the Old Richmondites & their spouses attended the Golden Anniversary of Priya & Nadani Welikala at St John Evangelical Church in Caterham on 10.6.2017. Priya had few health issues and had been an inpatient very recently. Priya Welikala has been an active member of the RCU(UK). Sena, Amitha, Gamini & Wickrema attended with their spouses to share the special event. We all wish Priya a very speedy recovery and become an active member once again..

Wishing you all a Happy & Prosperous 2016

Last update on 31st December 2015


The Committee members and all the members of Richmond College Union UK wishes everyone a very happy and prosperous new year ahead. May all your wishes come true.

Richmond Union UK Cricket Team for FOC 2015

Last update on 13th May 2015

Richmond Union UK will take part in the annual Festival of Cricket 2015 on 12th July 2015 at HAINAULT RECREATION GROUND, FOREST ROAD, ILFORD, IG6 3HJ, EAST LONDON organised by the Sri Lanka Schools OBA's in the UK. Former Richmond College captain Cholitha Kasthuriarachchi will lead the team this year. Please be there to support our team.

Vernon Udugampola competing in Virgin London Marathon 2015

Last update on 22nd April 2015

Vernon Udugampola, President of the Richmond Union UK will be competing in the Virgin London Marathon 2015 on 26th of April.

Vernon is not a new face for the event of Marathon running. He has competed in six international Marathons during past decade. This time he is competing to raise funds for Sylvia International Relief Foundation. Richmond Union UK wishes him the very best in this year’s competition.

3 months remembarance Bana of Kamanie Udugampola

Last update on 9 April 2015  


3 months remembrance Bana of Kamanie Udugampola will be held on 15th April 2015 at Vernon Udugampola’s residence – President of the Richmond Union at 08.00 p.m. All are welcome to the evening Bana sermon.

A small family event will be held to intern her ashes at Holder Hill Cemetery at  11.25 am same day morning.

President has conveyed his thanks to all who have participated and shared their sympathy, sadness at Kamanie’s funeral.

Road in New York has been named after Late Kalyana Ranasinghe

Last update on 16th Feb 2015

For the first time in history, a road in the United States has been named after a person from Sri Lanka. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently named a street ‘Kalyana Ranasinghe Way’ to honor Richmondite Late Mr. Kalyana Ranasinghe, who died while on duty working for the New York City Traffic Police last November.

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Richmond on cloud nine

Last update 01st February 2013  (News Credit: Dailiy Mirror Sports

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.

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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)

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