The Trinity College Literary Association (TCLA) was established in the year 1873, making it one of the oldest Literary Associations in the island, if not the oldest. It was established with the goal of promoting literacy among the students of the school. The Association was also responsible for starting the school Library in 1875, with the Secretary of the club acting as the Librarian, until it was handed over to the school some years later.
Since its inception, the Association’s scope has expanded to include Drama and Debating, amongst other activities. Members of the TCLA find a space where they can express and showcase their creativity and appreciation of literacy, in a manner that benefits both themselves and the School.
The TCLA has established itself in Sri Lankan literary culture, winning several prestigious competitions and awards over the years. The Association still operates both inside and outside the school, providing a space that promotes creativity, teamwork, and recognizes and rewards those with literary skills.
English debating at Trinity has seen much growth over the years since it took up the Asian Parliamentary style or more famously known, World School Debating Championship style early last year. We had satisfactory results since early January where we had our A team breaking into the knockout rounds every tournament. Recently though, the 2...
From a TCLA member’s perspective – Written by Kavindu Athukorala “Write Up!” was the Trinity College Literary Association’s (TCLA) latest project: a series of 3 online workshops, on the subject of professional writing, for the students of the Middle and Upper School. The main objectives of this series of workshops were to first and fore...
2020 was a year where Covid-19 restrictions had greatly affected the theatre scene. Performing arts in general have taken a drastic hit. Social distancing guidelines made any sort of large performance or competition near impossible. The Trinity College Drama Society planned on hosting a competition during the first few months of 2020 but the pandem...
The inaugural Lakshman Kadirgamar Debating Championship Kingswood College, Kandy was recently crowned champions at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Debating Championship 2020. The 5th and 6th of November saw a new beginning for debating in the Kandyan region. Trinity College, Kandy commenced their inaugural Debating Championship in tremendous fashi...
Pressure built up on the young team of debaters as they walked into the ACC Kularathna Hall. The forum was buzzing with zealous young minds conversing and arguing on fresh topics. The transition from debating in Kandy to Colombo was overwhelming. Concepts such as debating coaches and special training academies sounded unrealistic to the team...
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 ...
Following their spectacular win at the Inter school Shakespeare Championship earlier this month, the Trinity College Literary Association (TCLA) returned to Kandy to perform for their home crowd alongside several other College societies and clubs by organizing a completely new event: ‘A Cultural Evening at Trinity College.’ The event, held on the 2...
Trinity College participated in the 46th Annual Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition organized by Colombo YMCA and Rotary Club of Colombo North. The actors got through to the finals after they surprised the entire crowd on the 18th of September at the semi-finals of the competition. They showed the entire auditorium that Shakespeare’s w...
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