The English Debating team of Trinity College recently won the K.M. De Lanerolle Debating Championship 2020, organized by the Literary Association of Kingswood College, Kandy.
This is Trinity’s first championship win in the competition’s 15 year history.
The debates were held on the 19th and 26th of January 2020 at the Kingswood College premises.
The Trinity debaters were given a walkover in the quarter finals against Mahamaya Girls’ School and moved directly to the semi-finals against St. Sylvester’s College and won the round.
At the finals, Trinity debaters found themselves against Kandy Girls’ High School, the winners of the last year’s debate championship (in which Trinity became third), and won the championship!
The Trinity team is as followers:
- Tharin Rajapaksha (Captain)
- Sadesh Rajapaksha
- Janidu Jayasekara
- Pavara Rambukwella
- Parinda Rathnayaka
The final results
The winners (K.M. De Lanerolle Trophy and Spencer shield): Trinity College, Kandy
Second place (P.H. Nonis Trophy): Kandy Girls’ High School
Third place: Hillwood College, Kandy