In a environment where brotherhood and unity are not restricted by any cultural or social barrier, Trinity College is an educational institution that displays a vast array of culture, although it was built upon Christian missionary aims. A Trinitian is trained from his small days to deliver this message to the rest of the world, and there is no better place to show this other than in the Annual Pirith Ceremony and Almsgiving.
As per tradition, this occasion was organized by the Buddhist Students Movement of Trinity College for the 45th consecutive year, with the generous support of the borders, staff and the College families. It also involved students ranging from the Junior to the Upper School of all religious backgrounds.
The boys managed to do a fantastic job for the ceremony, even though the weather conditions were not in favour of the day. And although the iconic oil lamps were not seen along the College drive this year due to the pouring rain, the torch-bearers lit the drive up to the main hall.
The Annual Pirith Ceremony came to a conclusion with the traditional almsgiving as a sign of gratitude to the reverend monks for blessing the College and it’s students.
It is of utmost importance for a modern Sri Lankan educational institution like Trinity College to show the world through occasions like this that a success of a common task is easier to achieve with united hearts!