Kingswood College Kandy was founded by Mr L.E.Blaze on 4 May, 1891 in Pavilion Street, Kandy. Later the school moved to “Randles Hill” in Peradeniya Road. It is one of the oldest schools in the country.
Mr Blaze modelled the school as an English Public School. It is significant that the house system was introduced to the school in 1922 and the names selected were those main public schools in England (Eton, Harrow, Winchester and Rugby). He built up a cadre on the strength of his reputation as an educationist. He coined the term “Gentlemen of Kingswood” to describe the body of students.
Past 123 years of Kingswood College history highlights.
- The first boys school to employ female teachers.
- The first school to introduce Rugby Football to Sri Lanka.
- One of the first five schools in the country to establish a Cadet Corps and the first ever Champions of the Herman-Loos Trophy in 1917.
- The first school which introduced “Students Traffic Warden Unit”, concept to the Sri Lankan Schools.
- The first Boy Scouts Troop to start the “Joy Boat Service” around the Kandy Lake.
The Kingswood College Kandy Old Boys Union (KCK OBU) in the United Kingdom was started in 2002. Our union has grown from strength to strength with all the support from our union members.
In addition to the Annual General Meeting (AGM), KCK OBU takes part in various sporting events in UK every year including the Festival of Cricket (FOC) and the Rugby festival, we became Plate champions at the FOC in 2013, and became Bowl champions at the Rugby Festival 014. Besides that, our union has been contributed to various development projects in Kingswood College during the last few years.
Kingswood College Kandy Old Boy’s Union UK Branch AGM
The annual general meeting of Kingswood College Kandy was held on 03 October 2014 at Meeting Palace Restaurant, Harrow, London. The meeting was chaired by the outgoing secretary Mr Chinthaka Deegau Wickramasinghe. The meeting proceeded in accordance with the agenda considering the minutes of the AGM of 2013, followed by Secretary’s report, Treasurer’s report and events of the past year, highlighted, Big Match played with Dharmaraja College OBU, successful achievement’s in Rugby tournament and actively participate in Festival Of Cricket in UK.Members elected their new committee for 2014-15. Mr Asela Wijewickrama was elected president, Mr Chinthaka Deegau Wickramasinghe elected secretary and Mr P.L.J.Herath elected treasurer. Incoming president for 2014-2015, Mr Asela Wijewickrama thanked outgoing committee for all the hard work done during a very successful year. He welcomed the new members to the committee and expressed a wish that everyone participating enthusiastically in all the planned events. The meeting was followed by a sumptuous dinner enjoyed by all present.
New Committee for 2014 / 2015
President: Mr Asela Wijewickrama
Vice Presidents: Mr Mohan Seneviratna
Secretary: Mr Chinthaka Deegau Wickramasinghe
Assistant Secretary: Mr Nuwan Kapugamage
Treasurer: Mr P.L.J.Herath
Assistant Treasurer: Mr Kanishka Dissanayake
Sports Coordinator’s: Mr Stephen Edirisinghe and Mr Sugath Sagara Thilakarathna
Media Coordinator: Mr Vipula Priyadarshana, Mr Nuwan Kapugamage and Mr Kasun Wijerathna
Event Organizer: Mr Bandara Wekadapola and Mr Sajith Nalanga De Silva
Executive Committee: Mr Numal Perera, Mr Namal Kobbewela, Mr Ashad Ali Khan, Mr Prasad Thalgaspitiya, Mr Dayan Dinusha Wickramaratna, Mr Surath Liyanage, Mr Sena Galagedera and Mr Samantha Dumbaragedera,
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