Master in Charge: Mr R N Jayaratne
Instructor: Mr S N S Chandrasiri
The Trinity College National Drum & Dance Troupe participated several activities inside and outside the College including the Sportsmeet, Prize Giving, Big Match, Bradby, and many other special occasions such as the Teachers’ Day program.
The Troupe also performed to welcome the President of Sri Lanka, Hon. Maithrepala Sirisena who was the Chief Guest of Upper School Prize Giving 2018.
“Ves” Induction ceremony
A Ves induction ceremony was organized by the troupe on 16th of March 2018. On this day 23 young talented dancers were inducted as Ves Dancers in front of a huge gathering at the Natha Devela and Trinity College premises. It was the 11th Ves induction Ceremony organized by the Troupe.
The troupe showcased their talents by winning 1st place at Zonal and Provincial levels, and finally the ‘All Island 1st runner up award for Drum Orchestra’ item organized by the Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka.
The troupe also participated in “Rajjaya Narthana Ullela” open competition organized by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka. They won the 1st place in District level and 2nd Runner up award in National level for ‘Drum Orchestra’ item.
The troupe also participated in the All Island Drum and Dance Competition held on the 3rd of June 2018 at St. Joseph’s College, Anuradhapura and emerged Runners-up.
The troupe participated at a special pooja held in Katharagama as a fulfillment of Ves Ceremony.
Tour to China
We had the privilege to represent Sri Lanka at the ‘2018 Chengdu International Sister Cities Youth Music Festival “which was held in Chengdu, China’ from 24th July to 1st August 2018 with more than 30 international delegates.
It was a wonderful opportunity and an honour for our young dancers to represent the country and College. We gathered glory and pride along with wonderful experience, and indeed the year 2018 was another successful year for the Trinity College National Drum & Dance Troupe.