Following an age old tradition, the College takes a break from its regular activities on the second Friday of February each year to recognize the high achievers of the past year in both academics and co-curricular activities. This year it was on the 9th of February that the Upper School hosted the most important event on the College calendar, the Annual Prize Giving.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was no stranger to Kandy – Mr Maithri Gunaratne, the new Governor of the Central Province, was escorted to the Main Hall by the College Kandyan dance troupe, with a salute by the senior scouts. Mr Gunaratne and Mrs Gunaratne were welcomed and garlanded by Bhagya Ranasinghe 2018 Ryde Medalist, and the All-rounder of the Middle School.
The Principal introduce the Governor before delivering his report which reflected another successful year of the College. Concluding the report Mr Fowler-Watt announced Master Mark Senevirathne as the Senior Prefect for 2019. The full list of prize winners is available in the Principal’s Report for 2019.
The Governor in his address mentioned of two eminent Trinitians he had looked up to as a young politician. It had been under the wing of Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar’s that Mr Gunaratne had served as a junior lawyer, and later it was Minister Gamini Dissanayake who had encouraged him in to politics.
He urged the present generation of Trinitians to join the Government service and other domains of public service in order to take the country forward, to quote his own words, “…to emulate two greats of your school”.
After the Governors speech, Mrs Gunaratne as invited to present the prizes.
The vote of thanks delivered by Master Dakshith Jayawardena, at the end of which he made the traditional request for the Monday after the Prize Giving to be granted a holiday.
– Parinda Ratnayake